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.
Please join the Citizens National Bank staff of the Downtown Longview Convenience Center, 201 N. Green St., this Saturday, May 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for “Spring Fling”. There will be children’s games and prizes, face painting, a balloon artist, food by The Butcher Shop and loads fun! Also stop by anytime this week or Saturday to register for a chance to win a $250 Gift Certificate to La Michoacana Meat Market, as well as other prizes! Hope to see you there!
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!
Brad Tidwell, President and CEO of Citizens National Bank (CNB), is pleased to announce that the bank has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase East Texas National Bank (ETNB) in Palestine, Texas. ETNB’s main bank is located at 207 West Spring Street, with two full service branches located in Huntsville and Mexia. This transaction was approved by the boards of both banks and the closing is tentatively scheduled for June 2013, pending regulatory approval.
Brad Tidwell stated, “East Texas National Bank was chartered in 1911 in Palestine and has 102 years of deep East Texas roots, which is a great fit for Citizens National Bank, considering our 83 year history here in East Texas,” Tidwell continued, “Citizens National Bank is very excited to have the opportunity to acquire such an outstanding, conservative bank with values that mirror those of Citizens National Bank.” Cliff Bomer, President of East Texas National Bank said, “East Texas National Bank has been the cornerstone of banking in our area for generations. We are proud that we will be a part of a bank that will help us to continue to serve our customers for generations to come.”
East Texas National Bank has $150 million in assets as well as $65 million in assets under management in their trust department. After the purchase of ETNB, Citizens National Bank will have $1.2 billion in assets and 24 branches throughout East and Central Texas. The combined Trust Departments will have over $350 million in assets under management. Citizens National Bank is a locally owned, independent, community bank headquartered in Henderson, Texas and has been serving the families and businesses of East Texas since 1930.
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.
Lou Galosy, former Citizens National Bank officer, Longview civic leader, former Longview mayor and a true visionary for the City of Longview, died late Tuesday, January 8, 2013, just months shy of his 90th birthday.
Born May 26, 1923, in St. Louis, Galosy was a Navy pilot in World War II and the Korean War. In 1952, he moved to Longview, managing Riff’s, a women’s apparel store until 1960. He owned and operated Galosy’s Women’s Apparel from 1960 to 1980. He served as Longview’s first two-term mayor from 1985-1991. Among the projects completed during Galosy’s tenure was the opening of the new Longview Public Library in 1987.
One of Longview’s most influential civic leaders through the last half of the 20th century, known for his dapper dress, gentlemanly demeanor and business acumen. Considered one of his greatest personal achievements Galosy worked alongside two other men to incorporate and lease Gregg Memorial Hospital in 1960, which became Good Shepherd Hospital, later Good Shepherd Hospital, now Good Shepherd Medical Center. He served on the hospital board for 17 years and as president for three years.
In addition to his role in civic affairs, Galosy served on the board of American Bank from 1979 until 1984, was senior vice president of Bank One from 1984 until 2004, and later worked in business development for Citizens National Bank until his retirement in December 2011.
Brad Tidwell, President & CEO of Citizens National Bank, called Galosy a goodwill ambassador. “He was a mentor. He was a friend. He gave me wonderful business advice I’ve tried to follow for 30 years. If I could be half the people person and half the business person and possess half the communications skills Lou Galosy had, I’d be very, very successful,” Tidwell said. “They just don’t come any better than Lou Galosy,” Tidwell said.
Galosy’s advice was sought after from the very young to the seasoned business person. He also served on numerous boards for various organizations. He never met a stranger and always left a lasting impression. He was a Longview icon, a true gentleman and will be missed by many.
Services are under the direction of Rader Funeral Home, Longview.
Portions of this article taken from www.news-journal.com
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!