Citizens National Bank, CFG Insurance and CFG Investments has been hard at work the last month, raising $6,954 for Rusk County’s Relay for Life! This amount pushed them to Third Place in donations raised thus far in Rusk County! Thank you to all the employees who helped make this event a success or came out to walk. WAY TO GO TEAM! Pictured are L to R: Krista LeBow, Julie McElroy, Cecilia Besson, Michael Moores, Shea Vestal.
Charla Hendrix, Chandler Branch Manager, was presented the Community Connection Award on Wed., April 10th at the Athens Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Charla has spent over 15 years on the Henderson County Fair Board, over 20 years assisting with the Livestock Show in Athens and some 15 years with the PCRA Rodeo in Athens. This was a true honor and she took a standing ovation from the audience. Charla is a great example of the servitude that a CNB employee represents in their community. Congratulations Charla!
Sue Plummer was recently named the Henderson Chamber Ambassador of the Year for 2012. The Ambassador of the Year is earned on a point system and out of 30 ambassadors, Sue had the highest number of points. Points are earned by attending Chamber functions, such as ribbon cuttings, special events and by recruiting new Chamber members. As part of the honor, Sue will receive a plaque and a certificate of congratulations from the Texas House of Representatives. Way to go Sue! We are very proud of you!
An “Invention Convention” was held at The Brook Hill School recently in Bullard. Third grade students had the opportunity to share with parents and teachers about the inventor that they researched and the invention that they created by looking for problems to solve in their own homes. CNB’s Beth Parsons and Claire McNabb were on hand to hand out treasure chests to students that were made by the Grande branch teller staff. Branch Manager Sheila Dixon said it is a very worthwhile event that Citizens was invited back to this year and she thanked Susan Boles, Nereyda Valle and Andres Diaz for their hard work on the chests. (photo courtesy of tylerpaper.com)
The Longview Chamber of Commerce bestowed one of its most prestigious awards, “Large Business of the Year” to Citizens National Bank at their annual banquet on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Maude Cobb Convention Center in Longview. Brad Tidwell, Chairman & CEO of CNB was very honored to have to been presented with this award and said that it was not his alone, he thanked the many dedicated employees at CNB and loyal customers that Citizens National serves everyday for helping them to achieve such an honor.
Longview Regional Medical Center recently hosted their annual “Stars Over Longview” event at Maude Cobb Convention & Activity Center. Stars Over Longview recognizes 12 ladies from the Longview community who have made a significant difference in the lives of others. Spotted at the event by KLTV were Longview employees, Tamara Stoker, Amanda Traywick and Jackie Moseley. (Photo Courtesy of www.kltv.com)
CNB’s Lakeport, Longview 4th Street and Downtown Convenience Center pooled their “jean” money ($2 collected each Friday for wearing jeans to work) and and donated 80 Christmas gifts to the Hiway 80 Rescue Mission. They found out through the local newspaper that the mission was short on gifts for the teenagers. So the branches went in together and donated over $430 worth of gifts. What a great way to give back and serve our community!
The week of December 17th, carolers from Wylie Elementary and First Baptist Church, both of Henderson, came to sing at the main bank in downtown Henderson. Seeing all the little smiling faces singing with joyful hearts was such a pleasure to experience during this wonderful Christmas season. After each group finished, they were presented with a tray of Christmas sugar cookies for their class, courtesy of Citizens National Bank!
The ladies of CNB’s Spring Hill branch used their their “jean” money that is collected each Friday, plus a little more, to help a local needy family with Christmas. The family was very surprised, as they didn’t expect or ask for any help. The family had quite a few children, so each employee “adopted” one of the children and bought Christmas for them. The employees were also able to give the family a $135.00 gift card. Branch Manager, Kim Graham said, “I am so proud of the teamwork here at Spring Hill, they made this family so happy.” We at CNB couldn’t agree more!
Cortney Ruble, a part time teller at the CNB Chandler branch, (as well as a full time student) has headed up the contributions to Operation Christmas Child. This year, the Chandler branch doubled its efforts from last year by donating 12 boxes. Operation Christmas Child gives shoe boxes filled with gifts to needy children around the world and helps in leading them to Jesus Christ. The program is operated by Samaritan’s Purse, a non-denominational, evangelical Christian outreach program. If you would like more information on how you can donate, visit www.samaritanspurse.org. Thank you Cortney for your hard work in coordinating this!