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Longview Convenience Center Receives Beautification Award

The downtoLongview Conv Ctr KLB Award 2014wn Longview Convenience Center received the Beautification Award from Keep Longview Beautiful this morning. They give this award each quarter to a business that is nominated and voted on by their Board of Directors.  The award will be kept on display for one year at the Convenience Center to show that the branch is committed to keeping Longview beautiful.  Congratulations to Jackie Moseley, Orlando Valle and the great staff in downtown Longview!  Thank you to Keep Longview Beautiful, we are honored!

 

Longview Chamber of Commerce Awards “Large Business of the Year” to CNB

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.

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

Spring Hill Branch Plays Santa

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!

Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for Downtown Longview Convenience Center

A ribbon cutting with the Longview Partnership Chamber of Commerce has been scheduled for the new Downtown Longview Convenience Center and Drive Thru at 201 N. Green Street on Wed., November 7th at 11:00 a.m.   Jackie Moseley will serve as the Branch Manager with Orlando Valle as the new Assistant Manager.

Refreshments will be served at the convenience center following the ribbon cutting.

CNB’s own Gordon Northcutt is a Spelling Bee Champion

CNB employee Gordon Northcutt was on the Longview Rotary Club team that placed 1st at the 21st Annual Bee for Literacy. Great job Gordon! Follow the link below to read the full article.

via Longview Rotary Club three-peats as Bee for Literacy champs – Longview News-Journal: Local News.

Longview Rotary Club three-peats as Bee for Literacy champs - Longview News-Journal: Local News

Gordon Northcutt (middle) & the Longview Rotary Team with the 21st Annual Bee for Literacy trophy.

Longview Rotary Club three-peats as Bee for Literacy champs - Longview News-Journal: Local News

Gordon Northcutt (right) and the Longview Rotary Team celebrate after winning the 21st Annual Bee for Literacy.

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