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September Employee of the Month

Linda CooperLinda Cooper has been selected as the Employee of the Month for September 2014. She will receive a $50.00 gift card to the retail store or restaurant of her choice, and will be recognized by President & CEO Brad Tidwell on the next all-employee conference call.  Linda was nominated by one of her peers for her dependability, positive attitude and mentorship to her employees.  Linda is the Teller Operations Manager and supports all 25 branch locations. Congratulations, Linda!

Citizens National Bank Henderson Honoring 40 Year Employee

Sue Plummer_2014“I started in kindergarten”, joked Sue Plummer, when asked when she started working at Citizens National Bank in Henderson.  Forty years is a long time, but Sue is still going strong and has no plans of retirement any time soon.

Citizens National Bank will honor her with a 40 Year Anniversary Reception on Wed., August 6th, beginning at 2 p.m. in the Downtown Lobby, 201 W. Main Street.  All of her friends and family are invited to attend and congratulate her on this great accomplishment!  Congratulations Sue!

“Keep Henderson Beautiful” Receives Texas Governor’s Award

Earlier this week in Austin, Keep Henderson Beautiful officially received the 2014 Texas Governor’s Community Achievement Award for its work in enhancing the natural resources of Texas. Along with this recognition comes a $160,000 grant to be used for beautification efforts within the City of Henderson, with guidance from the Texas Department of Transportation.  A plaque and replica of the grant check will be on display in the downtown Henderson Main Lobby of Citizens National Bank for the next month, then will travel to another location within the city.

Congratulations Keep Henderson Beautiful!

 

 

May Employee of the Month Announced

Gloria KingGloria King has been selected as the Employee of the Month for May 2014. Gloria is an Administrative Assistant in the Trust Department at the Downtown Longview location. One of her nominations said, “That Gloria is a dedicated, hard-working employee is obvious to anyone who meets her. Not only does she do her job at the expected level, but she consistently goes above and beyond to help Gordon (Northcutt) and our trust clients. Often those with ‘assistant’ in their title are overlooked and undervalued, but I think Gordon would agree that Gloria is indispensable to him and to the customers. I know of an instance recently where she went to a client’s rental property to assist the client in preparing the home for sale. I know of another time that she went to a storage unit with Gordon to help prepare the items inside for an estate sale. I doubt any of that stuff is in her job description, yet she does it willingly, with a good attitude and a big smile.” Gloria will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to a restaurant of her choice and will be recognized company-wide by Brad Tidwell, President and CEO.  Congratulations, Gloria!  Well deserved!

Citizens National Bank to Purchase East Texas National Bank

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.

Remembering Lou Galosy: 1923-2013

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

October Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Trassie Clampitt, who was selected as CNB’s Employee of the Month for October!  She will receive a $50 gift card to the local retail store or restaurant of her choice, and will be recognized by President Brad Tidwell on the next all-employee conference call.  Trassie serves in our Deposit Operations department at the main bank in Henderson.  Some of the things Trassie’s nominator said were, “Trassie always goes the mile.  Even when her husband had his accident, you might find her here at 6:00 in the morning doing her work…”,  “very instrumental…”, “She works hard to protect the bank from losses due to debit card fraud…”, “always willing to take on additional jobs…”.

WAY TO GO TRASSIE!

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