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CNB Receives 2014 Financial Literacy Award from MBA

May 01, 2014 | Return to News & Updates

Each year, the Michigan Bankers Association (MBA) solicits entries for the MBA Financial Literacy Awards. It is a state wide program that promotes the countless hours that banks invest in communities across Michigan in the name of financial education.
Winners were selected and presented with a coveted crystal apple at the MBA BEST Conference, April 9-11 in Traverse City. County National Bank is one of seven recipients this year and we consider it an honor to be chosen for this prestigious award. Banks are categorized by their asset size. Winning banks are then selected from each asset size for the award. CNB’s asset size was $451 million for 2013, placing us in the largest category. Receiving this award is contributed to the good efforts our employees place in being community bankers.
County National operates 11 branches throughout Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee and Calhoun counties. 26 CNB employees reached nearly 7,000 adults and students this year. Topics discussed were: foreclosure prevention, elder abuse and neglect and identity theft prevention. CNB also visited local schools and presented portions of the Get Smart about Credit program. Lessons were taught on financial planning, scams, mortgages and credit. Students were also given a tour of various CNB office locations and learned about how to earn money, spending and saving money and security.
The employees of CNB are bankers to the core. We think like bankers. We educate like bankers. We lead like bankers. We train like bankers. And, we serve like bankers. In each of our communities, you will find a staff member of County National Bank that is educating on financial literacy for the betterment of the community as a whole. Our track record in educating our communities through print, radio and face-to-face financial literacy is proven through the number of people we reach on a yearly basis.