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Grand Opening Week for Downtown Longview Branch!

Citizens National Bank’s newest branch, located at 200 N. Fredonia in downtown Longview, will host its Grand Opening next week, September 9-13.  The branch will be a flurry of activity and the public is invited to attend.  Be sure to stop by all week and register for a chance to WIN $5,000 CASH!  Come back all week for:

Mon. 9/9 - FREE Coffee/Latte/Espresso Bar w/Pastries, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Tues. 9/10 - FREE Refreshments Served All Day

Wed. 9/11 - Meet Drew Pearson, Former Dallas Cowboy, 12 Noon to 2 p.m.

Thur., 9/12 – FREE Refreshments Served All Day

Fri., 9/13 – Longview Lobo Day, FREE Hamburgers & Hotdogs Served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 500 Lobo Seat Cushions to be given away!

No purchase or account opening required to enter giveaway.  Must be 18 years or older to participate.  Limit one entry per person.  Citizens National Bank employees and agents of the bank are not eligible to participate.  Registration begins 9/09/13 and winners will be drawn on 09/13/13.  See bank for more details. 

Member FDIC.

 

Citizens National Bank Opens Newest Branch Today!

Citizens National Bank has opened their newest branch today in downtown Longview at 200 N. Fredonia (corner of Tyler and Fredonia Streets) in one of Longview’s most enduring landmarks.  Brad Tidwell, President and CEO stated, “It has been great watching the revitalization of this historic building knowing that Citizens National Bank will be the foundation.  We are more than excited to be a part of downtown Longview, once again giving life to this building by putting a bank back into the lobby and serving the needs of not only downtown, but all of Longview.  We welcome the community to stop by and see the transformation of this wonderful piece of Longview’s history.”  The new downtown location will serve as CNB Longview’s main office and also include a trust office.

Cliff Hale, Senior Vice President and Longview Region Manager said, “Citizens National Bank continues to support the Longview and Gregg County market by investing in the downtown area and serving the needs of all of Longview with six full service branches.  Our commitment to Longview and East Texas has never been stronger.”   Tidwell added, “This revitalization project was truly a team effort between Citizens National Bank, the building landlord Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company, RLM General Contractors, Fitzpatrick Architects, Beer Wells Real Estate Services and The Swearingen Design Group.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony with the Longview Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Thursday, July 25th at 11 a.m., along with a tour of the bank.  The public is invited to attend.  Citizens National is very proud to display multiple pieces of historical significance from the Gregg County Historical Museum as well as having the opportunity to exhibit artwork from the Longview Museum of Fine Arts permanent collection throughout the first floor.  Highlighting the renovated lobby is a 20 foot x 11 foot art collage from Longview’s proud history.

Citizens National Bank made the transition into downtown this past November, when the Convenience Center and Drive Thru opened on November 4, 2012, at 201 N. Green Street.  Jackie Moseley has served as the Assistant Vice President/Branch Manager at the Convenience Center, and with the renovation now complete in the Main Lobby, she will move her office to the main lobby and continue her role there.  Orlando Valle, will serve as Assistant Branch Manager of the Convenience Center and Drive Thru.

The Main Lobby on Tyler and Fredonia Streets will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed on Saturday.  The Convenience Center and Drive Thru hours are as follows:  Lobby will be open Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Drive Thru will be open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Citizens National Bank is a locally owned, independent, Texas community bank with $1.2 billion in assets and a Trust Department with almost $400 million in assets under management.  We have been serving our customers throughout East and Central Texas for 83 years with 24 branches throughout East and Central Texas.  Member FDIC.

Longview Convenience Center Holds “Spring Fling” Event

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(Assistant Branch Manager Orlando Valle presents Grand Prize Winner Imelda R. with her $250 Gift Certificate, also pictured is a future CNB customer!)

On Sat., May 18th, the Longview Convenience Center held a family “Spring Fling” event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the branch.  CNB staff was on hand to help entertain over one hundred people who stopped by to enjoy free hamburgers and hotdogs, games and prizes, face painting and balloon artistry by a clown.  La Invasora radio was also on site to keep the crowd going.  There was a drawing for several La Michoacana Meat Market gift certificates that day and Longview resident, Imelda R., won the $250 Grand Prize certificate!  Congratulations Imelda!

A good time was had by all and thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the day!

 

Longview Convenience Center’s “Spring Fling”

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!

Lakeport Branch Donates to Mission

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!

CNB Expands into Downtown Longview

Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company and Citizens National Bank (CNB) are pleased to announce that a multi-year lease has been signed by CNB to occupy the Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company building at 200 N. Fredonia located in downtown Longview.  Kilpatrick is eager to have a bank return to the building and both organizations are looking forward to adding to the growth and revitalization of downtown Longview.

Brad Tidwell, President & CEO of CNB stated, “Everyone at Citizens National Bank is very excited about the opportunity to open the downtown Longview branch.  Our expansion and new presence downtown will allow Citizens to have a much larger footprint geographically and we will be able to serve Longview better than ever before.  We greatly appreciate the significant investment that Kilpatrick is making along with CNB to the building.  Without them this new venture would not be possible.” 

“Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company is delighted that Citizens National Bank has chosen the Kilpatrick Life Building in Longview as its newest location,”   said J. Brian Morrison, President and CEO.  “I think it speaks volumes when a bank like Citizens chooses to bring 25 new jobs to downtown Longview.”  Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company was founded in 1932 and has $1 billion of in-force insurance.

Kilpatrick and Citizens are making a significant investment in the building, with renovations to the basement, first and second floors, as well as the parking garage, exterior of the main building and drive-thru convenience center.  CNB will lease almost 20,000 square feet of total space.

CNB anticipates opening the drive-thru convenience center, located at the intersection of Methvin and Green Streets, by November 1, 2012, with the main bank slated to open by April 1, 2013.  CNB currently serves Longview with branches located at 3412 N. 4th Street @ Hawkins Parkway, 5001 Estes Parkway in Lakeport and 3600 Gilmer Road in Spring Hill.

CNB anticipates employing a staff of approximately 25 at their newest Longview location.   This location will also be the home of CNB’s Longview Trust Department.  Both Kilpatrick and CNB are committed to Longview and its continued growth.

Joint Venture Announced: CFG Insurance Agency and Gans & Smith Insurance Agency Inc.

Brad Tidwell, Chairman of CFG Insurance Agency of Henderson (a subsidiary of Citizens National Bank), is proud to announce a joint venture with Gans & Smith Insurance Agency Inc. of Longview.  Chairman Tidwell stated, “This is an exciting time for CFG Insurance and we couldn’t be happier to have Gans & Smith join our team.” 

Gans & Smith was organized in 1889 by J.R. and T.E. Clemmons, and has operated continuously over the last 123 years.  The agency assumed its present name in 1912, under the partnership of W. Bruner Smith and Daniel W. Gans. Ownership of the agency at the present time is vested in four corporate principals, including David McWhorter, President & Managing Partner, who will oversee the Henderson CFG Insurance operations.  David brings a wealth of experience to the table and will be a trusted CFG adviser.  Chairman Tidwell continued, “With their longevity, expertise and the excellent leadership by David McWhorter, they will be an invaluable asset to CFG Insurance.  We look forward to many years of continued success with them.”

CFG Insurance Agency was formed in 1999 when Citizens National Bank broadened services for bank clients to include home, auto, business, life and health insurance. The following year the bank provided professional depth and a large insurance customer base to CFG Insurance by acquiring The Preston Agency in Henderson which was a highly regarded family owned agency dating back to 1913. With a larger and well experienced staff CFG Insurance moved in 2003 to its current location on Hwy. 79 in Henderson.

All staff at CFG will remain in place and Linda Purcell will continue to serve as Sr. Vice President.  CFG offers competitive insurance products through all Citizens National Bank locations and directly throughout East Texas.  The agency staff includes specialists in the areas of commercial auto insurance, group life/health benefits and risk management consulting as well as the standard insurance policies needed by any individual, family or business. The service expertise, product offerings, leadership and experience will continue with the Gans & Smith relationship.

David McWhorter, President of Gans & Smith stated, “We are pleased to be a part of this partnership.  Both groups are well established in East Texas and bring similar values, views and ideas to the table.  The enhanced potential for the sales growth and improved client service to the clients of both organizations is very exciting.  Most importantly, the transition to the new partnership will be almost seamless while all CFG customers both current and new will benefit from the availability of a larger number of companies for improved coverage and pricing.”

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