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Posts from September 2014

Data Breaches: What you need to know

September 24, 2014 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Data breaches, like the one recently reported at Home Depot, can make everyone a little nervous. At County National Bank, we are working hard to help protect you and your account. We continually monitor your accounts for unusual or fraudulent activity, and if we see a red flag we will... » Read more

Posts from May 2014

CNB Receives 2014 Financial Literacy Award from MBA

May 01, 2014 | Return to the CNB Homepage

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... » Read more

Posts from March 2014

Debit Card Restrictions

March 13, 2014 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The states currently being restricted for signature-based ATM/Debit Card transactions (not PIN-based transactions) are New York, New Jersey, California, Georgia and Texas  (PIN-based & signature-based transactions are restricted in California and in Texas only PIN based transactions will be permitted). We will continue to monitor activity and make... » Read more

Safe Online Banking Habits

March 03, 2014 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Accessing your bank accounts online is a time-saving and convenient service that complements all of the ways you can conduct your financial business.  Through online banking, you can check your balances, make transfers, review monthly statements, pay bills, and more.  You can do this from the comfort of... » Read more

Posts from January 2014

Identity Theft 101

January 28, 2014 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Take a moment and count to 3. 1-2-3. In the time it took you to read those numbers, someone’s identity was stolen. It happens that quickly. Every 3.2 seconds, someone loses his or her identity.  Identify theft happens when someone steals your personal information and uses it without... » Read more

Posts from November 2013

Ziemba Joins CNB Advisory Board

November 25, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, President & CEO of County National Bank, recently announced that Steven J. Ziemba has joined the CNB Jackson Advisory Board.  The CNB Jackson Advisory Board is made up of local business people.  They help promote the bank’s new business development efforts, provide a... » Read more

2013 “30 & Under Awards”

November 25, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Business after hours reception in honor of the class of 2013 "30 & Under" hosted by Jackson Magazine. Event will be held at Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson. CNB's own Melissa Stroede, Horton Rd. office manager, will be receiving one of the awards. » Read more

Social Security & Women

November 25, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Social Security is neutral with respect to gender – individuals with identical earnings histories are treated the same in terms of benefits. This Fact Sheet is provided by the Social Security Administration to highlight how women benefit from the Social Security program and how certain demographic characteristics of women compare... » Read more

CNB Partners with Area Schools

November 15, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Recently, CNB Branch Managers paid a visit to area classrooms to play "Survivor Island" with students.  This program was created to teach students about budgeting and the difference between wants and needs.  The kids really enjoyed the "Survivor Island" theme of the lesson, while learning... » Read more

Posts from October 2013

Dunigan Named to CNB Board

October 03, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, President & CEO of County National Bank, announced that Joseph B. Dunigan was recently named to the Board of Directors of CNB Community Bancorp, Inc. and County National Bank, and was also named to the CNB Jackson Advisory Board. Mr. Dunigan has been the President of Dunigan... » Read more

Posts from September 2013

JAXPO

September 19, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Come visit the CNB booth at JAXPO, the Jackson Chamber of Commerce's business expo!  The event is held at Allskate Fun Center at 1313 W. North St. in Jackson.  » Read more

College Night

September 19, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

CNB is participating in College Night, presented by the Hillsdale County Community Foundation and held in the New Merchants Building at the Hillsdale County Fairgrounds.  The event is for anyone looking to obtain further education with over 60 colleges, trade schools, and military representatives in attendance.  Representatives from CNB,... » Read more

Tips to Protect Your Identity

September 19, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and according to the Federal Trade Commission, identity theft has topped its list of consumer complaints every year for the last 12 years.  Identity theft occurs when a criminal obtains and misuses someone’s personal information without permission, typically for financial gain.... » Read more

Get Smart about Credit

September 19, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The Get Smart about Credit program, sponsored by the American Bankers Association, is a national campaign of volunteer bankers who work with young people to raise awareness about the importance of using credit wisely.  This year, Get Smart about Credit is celebrated on October 17th.  Many bankers will... » Read more

Posts from August 2013

Tips for Will & Estate Plans

August 19, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

This information comes from CNB Trust & Investment Services It’s important to review your will and estate plan annually.  At a minimum, a thorough reading of your documents should be done every 5 years.  This will uncover updates that need to be made based on changes in... » Read more

Posts from July 2013

Online Banking Password Change

July 11, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Good news! We will no longer be asking you to change your CNB online banking password every 90 days. Beginning immediately, you will need to change your password on an annual basis. Your online banking security remains a priority; however, based on feedback, changing passwords every 90 days may have been inconvenient.... » Read more

Posts from June 2013

Elder Abuse Awareness

June 27, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Across the United States, hundreds of thousands of older adults become victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. The issues are not just physical or verbal abuse or neglect. In the U.S., older adults lose an estimated $2.6 million each year through financial exploitation and abuse. Those funds could have been... » Read more

Posts from May 2013

iHELP Student Loans

May 21, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

If you’re looking for a way to help cover the gap between the cost of a college education and the amount your student may receive in grants, scholarships, and federal loans, an iHELP Student Loan may be the answer. An iHELP Student Loan offers great rates and no... » Read more

CNB Donates Benches to Mrs. Stock’s Park

May 21, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

County National Bank donated funds to the Mrs. Stock’s Park Committee for the construction of 4 custom Victorian benches for Mrs. Stock’s Park in Hillsdale. The benches were constructed by a local business, Site & Park Amenities, Inc., located in the Hillsdale Industrial Park, and were just... » Read more

Don Germann – Citizen of the Year

May 07, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Congratulations to Don Germann, branch officer at the Jonesville CNB Office, who was awarded Jonesville’s Citizen of the Year. Don is involved with numerous organizations and events in the Jonesville community and is deserving of this award. » Read more

CNB Awarded “Mentor Participant of the Year”

May 07, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

County National Bank was awarded the 2012-2013 “Mentor Participant of the Year” by Kathy Kelley, coordinator of the Buddy Reading Program at Williams Elementary School in Jonesville. Five CNB staff members participated in the weekly reading sessions with the elementary students. Displaying their award are (left to right):... » Read more

Posts from April 2013

Teach Children to Save Day

April 19, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Teach Children to Save is a national campaign that promotes the partnership between banks and schools by teaching and helping young people develop lifelong savings habits. The 2013 annual awareness day, Teach Children to Save Day, is Tuesday, April 23rd. County National Bank is again participating in this important... » Read more

Posts from March 2013

CNB Voted “Best Bank”

March 08, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

At the “Best of Jackson” awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 6th at Ella Sharp Museum, it was announced that County National Bank was voted “Best Bank” by the readers of Jackson Magazine. We are very proud to have been nominated for the award and especially proud... » Read more

Posts from February 2013

Salvation Army Award

February 27, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

County National Bank recently received an award from the Salvation Army of Hillsdale County for collecting the most money in a countertop kettle for the organization’s 2012 kettle drive. The kettle was one of several placed in the bank’s lobby during the holiday season and, through the... » Read more

CNB Announces Promotions

February 19, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, president and CEO of County National Bank announced the Board of Directors approved the promotions of Sharon Burns and Kelly Jensen in their December meeting. Sharon L. Burns, second vice president – controller was promoted to second vice president – C.F.O. As C.F.O.... » Read more

CNB Takes First Place at Chili Cook Off

February 18, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

CNB participated in the annual Hillsdale Kiwanis Chili Cook Off on Saturday, February 16th, at Hillsdale High School. A total of 17 booths participated and we’re happy to report that CNB’s booth, “A Night at the Chili Awards”, took home two first-place awards for Judges... » Read more

FDIC Coverage

February 13, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

FDIC Deposit Insurance Coverage The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency of the United States government that protects the funds depositors place in banks and savings associations. FDIC insurance is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government. It is funded entirely by... » Read more

Annual Credit Report

February 08, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

You can fight identity theft by monitoring and reviewing your credit report.  You can request a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting companies:  Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Go to www.annualcreditreport.com for your free annual report, which... » Read more

Posts from January 2013

Medical Identity Theft

January 30, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By now, you are most likely aware of the term “ID Theft”, or “Identification Theft” that refers to fraudsters obtaining your personal and financial information for illegal purposes – mainly to steal your money.  Are you aware of Medical Identity Theft?  Medical ID Theft... » Read more

County National Bank Announcements

January 16, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, President and C.E.O. of County National Bank, announced the recent branch management appointment and promotion for the Bank’s Spring Arbor and Jackson Horton Road Offices. Linda C. Cavasin, branch officer of the Horton Road Office, was appointed to branch officer of the Spring... » Read more

County National Bank Retirement Announcement

January 16, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, President and CEO of County National Bank, announced Spencer D. Swank, Executive Vice President and CFO plans to retire as of January 31, 2013. Spencer joined the bank in March of 1998, as Vice President and CFO and he is retiring from the banking business after a very successful career,... » Read more

Shareholder letter

January 02, 2013 | Return to the CNB Homepage

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Posts from December 2012

TAG Program News

December 19, 2012 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The Transaction Account Guarantee (TAG) program that became effective at the end of 2008 expired on December 31, 2012.  TAG ensured that all noninterest-bearing transaction accounts were fully guaranteed by the FDIC for the entire amount in the account (unlimited coverage).  Coverage under TAG was in addition to... » Read more

Posts from November 2012

County National Bank Announces Promotions

November 30, 2012 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, President and C.E.O. of County National Bank, announced that the Board of Directors recently approved the promotion of John R. Waldron from V.P. Senior Loan Officer to Senior V.P. – Senior Loan Officer. John has been with the Bank since 2002, following nearly 10 years... » Read more

Art Students Create Display for Jonesville Office

November 02, 2012 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Five students of Jonesville High School and art instructor, John Loveless, designed, built, and installed a fall display for the space in front of the CNB office in downtown Jonesville.  The bank and the art class formed a partnership a few years ago and their artistic creations have been... » Read more

Posts from October 2012

Did You Know?

October 12, 2012 | Return to the CNB Homepage

A CNB Debit Card can also be used as a Credit Card To use your CNB Debit Card as a Credit Card, it’s as simple as selecting Credit at the point of sale versus Debit.  One of the benefits is that you don’t need to... » Read more

Posts from September 2012

HSAs – A Great Health Care Coverage Option

September 28, 2012 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The use of  Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) has picked up steam locally and nationally in the last couple of years.  It’s a great option for health care coverage for both employers and employees.  HSAs allow some relief to employers from the ever-rising cost of employee... » Read more

CNB Provides Funding for Library’s Business Center

September 28, 2012 | Return to the CNB Homepage

In its continued efforts to recycle earnings back into the community through donations to worthwhile projects, County National Bank provided funding for the Hillsdale Community Library’s new Business Center.  The Business Center, located in the main area of the library, is a great resource for entrepreneurs to... » Read more

Posts from August 2012

CNB Officer Promotion

August 31, 2012 | Return to the CNB Homepage

CountyNational Bank President and C.E.O. Craig S. Connor announced a recent Board approved officer promotion.  Kelly L. Lantis has been promoted to Commercial Credit Officer, and will assume this responsibility as of September 3, 2012. Kelly Lantis joined CNB in September of 1988, as a senior management assistant for the... » Read more

CNB Donates Funds for Farmers’ Market Sign

August 16, 2012 | Return to the CNB Homepage

In its ongoing commitment to recycle a portion of earnings back into the communities served, County National Bank is proud to announce that they have provided the funding for a sign to promote the Hillsdale County Farmers’ Market.  The sign was designed by Concepts Creative Marketing and Design... » Read more

Posts from June 2012

Tips Every Homebuyer Should Know

June 15, 2012 | Return to the CNB Homepage

With housing prices and mortgage interest rates at record lows, now is a good time to explore buying a new home.  Preparation is key to applying for a mortgage, so here are some tips from the American Bankers Association (ABA) to help you prepare for buying a home.  ... » Read more

Posts from May 2012

What Your Credit Score is Made of

May 18, 2012 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Your credit score is a three-digit number that is used to predict how you will pay your bills. The score ranges from 300-850 and is calculated using your credit history information from your credit report. When you make an application for credit, the creditor or lender uses your credit score... » Read more

CNB Receives Financial Literacy Award

May 11, 2012 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The Michigan Bankers Association announced that County National Bank has received the 2012 Financial Literacy Award for their region.  CNB has been awarded this distinction six times in the past seven years, and they are honored to be recognized for their financial education efforts.  As a community bank, County... » Read more

Posts from February 2012

Consumer Tips to Help Prevent Debit Card Fraud

February 15, 2012 | Return to the CNB Homepage

To avoid becoming a victim of debit card fraud, the American Bankers Association offers these tips: Immediately notify your bank if your card is lost or stolen. If you have reason to suspect fraud, check your account balance right away by utilizing online banking or telephone banking. Use your body... » Read more

Posts from December 2011

William Jors Receives Promotion

December 06, 2011 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, president and CEO of County National Bank announced a board-approved recent officer promotion for William C. Jors. William (Bill) C. Jors has been promoted from assistant vice president – commercial loan officer to second vice president – commercial loan officer. Bill joined CNB in March 2005 as... » Read more

Posts from September 2011

County National Bank Donates to the Jonesville Community Schools’ Baseball Scoreboard Project

September 14, 2011 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Prior to the Jonesville High School football game last Friday night, Don Germann, County National Bank Jonesville Branch Officer, presented a check for $2,000 to Dale Steward of the Jonesville Boosters for the new baseball scoreboard, as Deb Hollister, County National Bank, and Kathy Bondsteel, Jonesville Athletic Director looked on. As... » Read more

Posts from August 2011

CNB Delivers Lower Mortgage Rates

August 12, 2011 | Return to the CNB Homepage

If you’ve been thinking about refinancing your home loan, now is the time! We can help you: Consolidate your debt Lower your interest rate Lower your payments Reduce the length of your loan We offer a fast turnaround time.  Apply online today! » Read more

Protect Yourself While Shopping Online

August 02, 2011 | Return to the CNB Homepage

As more consumers turn to the Internet to do their shopping, so do the fraudsters with their scams.  County National Bank suggests that consumers follow some simple steps to protect themselves and their financial information while shopping online. CNB offers the following tips: If you’re not sure,... » Read more

Posts from March 2011

County National Bank Supports the Hillsdale Community Schools’ Artrageous Festival

March 11, 2011 | Return to the CNB Homepage

County National Bank’s Hillsdale Branch Officer, Wendy Broesamle, hands a check for $500 to David Boswell, the Hillsdale Community Schools’ Choir Director, as Hillsdale High School Principal, Adam Schihl, looks on. County National Bank, the community bank headquartered in Hillsdale, is proud to once again support the Hillsdale... » Read more

Posts from February 2011

Can You Recognize a Phone Scam?

February 10, 2011 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Telemarketing fraud is a crime. Criminals use the phone to commit many different types of fraud and telephone scammers are very good at what they do. Learn how you can protect yourself against them. Click Here for More » Read more

There’s No Question about This Statement

February 10, 2011 | Return to the CNB Homepage

You can make a statement when you elect to receive your bank statement electronically. By simply opting not to receive a paper statement, you’ll help reduce paper consumption and deforestation. And not only that – with CNB online banking and e-statements your account information (including your statement) is... » Read more

Posts from January 2011

County National Bank Provides Gift to the Hillsdale County Fair Renovation Fund

January 18, 2011 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Wendy Broesamle, County National Bank’s Hillsdale Branch Officer, presented Scott Dow, Hillsdale County Fair Secretary-Manager with a check for $1000 for the Hillsdale County Fair Renovation Fund. The Hillsdale County Agricultural Society announced that the fairgrounds have been selected to benefit from a dollar-for-dollar matching gift up to $10,000 from... » Read more