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Posts from May 2016

Ella’s Patio Party

May 26, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Join us at Ella Sharp Museum Thursday evenings on the Granary Patio for live music, drinks, a snack, and the opportunity to wander the galleries and our sculpture-filled grounds. The party is on, rain or shine. Musical Guest: Steve Berkemeier » Read more

Jonesville Riverfest

May 22, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Always held the 3rd weekend in May, Riverfest celebrates Jonesville's connection to the St. Joseph River, an integral part of the town's early history that helped make it a center of commerce in Hillsdale County. Held at multiple venues throughout Downtown Jonesville, Riverfest is organized and run by... » Read more

Jonesville Riverfest

May 21, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Always held the 3rd weekend in May, Riverfest celebrates Jonesville's connection to the St. Joseph River, an integral part of the town's early history that helped make it a center of commerce in Hillsdale County. Held at multiple venues throughout Downtown Jonesville, Riverfest is organized and run by... » Read more

The Sauk: Go Prov - Improv Comedy on the Go

May 21, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

GoProv, an improvisational comedy troupe from Indiana, will return to The Sauk for their third annual visit. With simple suggestions from the audience, GoProv makes up their entire performance on the spot. No scripts, no rehearsals, just downright fun! » Read more

Jonesville Riverfest

May 20, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Always held the 3rd weekend in May, Riverfest celebrates Jonesville's connection to the St. Joseph River, an integral part of the town's early history that helped make it a center of commerce in Hillsdale County. Held at multiple venues throughout Downtown Jonesville, Riverfest is organized and run by... » Read more

Ella’s Patio Party

May 19, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Join us at Ella Sharp Museum Thursday evenings on the Granary Patio for live music, drinks, a snack, and the opportunity to wander the galleries and our sculpture-filled grounds. The party is on, rain or shine. Musical Guest: My Black Pages » Read more

Credit Myth Busters: CNB Edition

May 17, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Can you see the Great Wall of China from space? No. Does a goldfish have a three second memory span? No. Some myths have become so familiar that we do not question if they are actually true. When it comes to credit, there is a lot of misconstrued information and... » Read more

Passing on a Wealth of Knowledge to Local Teens

May 17, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

  CNB welcomed four 8th graders to our team on the morning of May 12th, 2016. The students came from three schools in Hillsdale County which participate in a program called Payback for Education. For the last 11 years, Dr. Colin Mayers Orthodontist Office and the Hillsdale ISD have provided real world... » Read more

CD Rates on the Rise?

May 17, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

In 2012 U.S. News & World Report published an article titled “The Death of the Certificate of Deposit.” While this may have been a little dramatic, the economic situation was so dismal compared to 5, 10, and 25 years earlier that the historic low rates of the last few years were... » Read more

Brightside Specialized Assisted Living Center Groundbreaking

May 17, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

  On Friday May 6, 2016, John Ganton Sr. flanked by two of his employees, the Jackson Chamber,  Bill Jors (Vice President - Business Development & Commercial Loans) and Melissa Stroede (Branch Officer- Horton Rd.) broke ground for a new facility that will be coming to Jackson next year. Near the... » Read more

New Hires for Adrian Branch

May 17, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, President and CEO of County National Bank is pleased to announce the staff for the Bank’s new Adrian Office. Anna L. Mortimer joins the Bank as the Adrian Branch Officer. Anna received a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Canyon College. Following... » Read more

Hillsdale Arts Chorale: Afternoon with Gershwin

May 15, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The Hillsdale Arts Chorale will present its final concert of the season on Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 p.m. at the Hillsdale United Brethren Church. An Afternoon with George Gershwin will feature favorites from this iconic American composer and pianist. Note the new location!! - Hillsdale United Brethren Church » Read more

Hillsdale College Symphony Orchestra

May 12, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The Markel Auditorium on Hillsdale College Campus. Ticket reservations required. FREE GENERAL ADMISSION All performances are free general admission, including all ticketed events. Tickets not claimed ten minutes prior to the performance will be released to waiting patrons. » Read more

Ella’s Patio Party

May 12, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Join us at Ella Sharp Museum Thursday evenings on the Granary Patio for live music, drinks, a snack, and the opportunity to wander the galleries and our sculpture-filled grounds. The party is on, rain or shine. Musical Guest: Tommy Foster » Read more

Spring Arbor University: Leadercast

May 06, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Tickets: $60 Visionary leaders have the ability to see a preferred future, operate in the present, and utilize the resources around them to design a clear path to a new destination. They work tirelessly to empower those around them to bring a vision to life. Architects of Tomorrow imagine a future... » Read more

Hillsdale Community Wind Symphony

May 06, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

At Markel Auditorium at Hillsdale College. Free General Admission. » Read more

JSO: Black Lillies at The Wax

May 06, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The Black Lillies are a band for the ages: rich, rootsy tunes performed with as much heart as technical virtuosity. If you ask them, they’ll tell you they play “Tennessee music” – combining strains of swampy Memphis soul and blues with Nashville’s classic country... » Read more

Ella’s Patio Party

May 05, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Join us at Ella Sharp Museum Thursday evenings on the Granary Patio for live music, drinks, a snack, and the opportunity to wander the galleries and our sculpture-filled grounds. The party is on, rain or shine. Musical Guest: Kevin Nichols » Read more

Hanover-Horton Color Run

May 01, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Hanover-Horton PTA is hosting a 5k color run/fun run to raise funds to update technology throughout the district. » Read more

The Sauk: Festival of One Acts

May 01, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

An evening of short plays by various authors. Performances at Phillips Auditorium inside Hillsdale College's Searle Center. » Read more

Posts from April 2016

Celebrate the “Arbor” in Arboretum

April 30, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Trees take center stage on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm at the Slayton Arboretum at Hillsdale College. Take a self-guided tree hike, learn how to plant a tree properly, play some tree games and take home a free seedling to plant. Program will begin at the Arb entrance... » Read more

Jackson Symphony Orchestra: Pathetique

April 30, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

At the Potter Center » Read more

The Sauk: Festival of One Acts

April 30, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

An evening of short plays by various authors. Performances at Phillips Auditorium inside Hillsdale College's Searle Center. » Read more

JSO Affinity Series: Red Tail Ring

April 29, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The Affinity Concert Series at the Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall, Michigan continues on Friday, April 29 with the highly acclaimed duo Red Tail Ring. Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 at the door, and students are half price. RED TAIL RING is the musical brainchild of two old-time-minded Michiganders –... » Read more

The Sauk: Festival of One Acts

April 29, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

An evening of short plays by various authors. Performances at Phillips Auditorium inside Hillsdale College's Searle Center. » Read more

Ella’s Patio Party

April 28, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Join us at Ella Sharp Museum Thursday evenings on the Granary Patio for live music, drinks, a snack, and the opportunity to wander the galleries and our sculpture-filled grounds. The party is on, rain or shine. » Read more

The Sauk: Festival of One Acts

April 28, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

An evening of short plays by various authors. Performances at Phillips Auditorium inside Hillsdale College's Searle Center. » Read more

Hillsdale Art Around Town

April 28, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Around 15-20 artists will display their talents in local downtown businesses with drinks and finger food for visitors to each business. » Read more

How to Teach Kids about Saving

April 28, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By Kelly Jenson, Vice President - Branch Administration Teaching children to save at an early age will help them to understand financial responsibility.  So, the "big" question is how?  Many different methods have been used over the years.  I remember as a child growing up, I watched... » Read more

Bankers Saving Babies

April 28, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Every year in the United States, more than half a million babies are born too soon – 15,340 of them right here in Michigan1. Premature birth is the most urgent infant health problem today in the U.S. This issue is near and dear to the hearts of many CNB employees,... » Read more

The Psychology of Spending

April 28, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Have you ever gone shopping with the intention of purchasing one new pair of shoes and ended up with two new pairs along with two new outfits?  Retailers may love you, but if your overspending becomes a habit, the consequences can be damaging.  Psychologists have found that there... » Read more

Hillsdale College: Choir and Chamber Choir Concert

April 24, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

At College Baptist Church » Read more

Jackson School of Arts: Fairy Festival

April 24, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Location: 634 N. Mechanic St. off Ganson Parking: on Mechanic Street and in the Great Lakes Caring parking lot This 2 day festival includes arts & crafts activities, shopping in Ye Ole Fairy Shoppe, an arts and crafts show with 20 vendors, the Cupcake Cafe, a Fairy Garden Contest, Tea with Miss Jackson... » Read more

Jackson School Of Arts: Fairy Festival

April 23, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Location: 634 N. Mechanic St. off Ganson Parking: on Mechanic Street and in the Great Lakes Caring parking lot This 2 day festival includes arts & crafts activities, shopping in Ye Ole Fairy Shoppe, an arts and crafts show with 20 vendors, the Cupcake Cafe, a Fairy Garden Contest, Tea with Miss Jackson... » Read more

April Events

April 01, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Looking for something to do around town? Here are some events happening in the next month that County National Bank might be at, too! Hillsdale County Mar 31-Apr 3  The Sauk Production: All I Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten (performances at Phillips Auditorium at Hillsdale College) Apr 1 ... » Read more

Posts from March 2016

The PIN is Mightier than the Signature

March 29, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By now, most of us are aware of the seismic shift that is happening in the card payment world with the introduction of EMV chip cards. Because of the complexity around this change, it is scheduled to take several years to change the landscape in the United States to adapt... » Read more

What is Private Mortgage Insurance?

March 23, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By Brenda Carpenter, Assistant Vice President – Mortgage Loans What is Private Mortgage Insurance? Why do I have to have it? These are common questions when someone is looking for a mortgage, especially from first-time homebuyers, and it can be confusing. Before the creation of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI), when... » Read more

5 Tips for Traveling Safely With Money

March 23, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Spring Break and Summer tourist destinations are ripe opportunities for thieves and pickpockets. If you are traveling, consider these tips to help keep your money and identity safe. Make a copy of key documents. This is especially important if you are traveling internationally. Make a copy of your passport, car... » Read more

For the Presidential Win

March 23, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The country is all abuzz about the presidential campaign season. Never one to be left out of the action, County National Bank decided to run our own presidential campaign… a presidential chili campaign, that is. Inspired by our founding fathers, CNB entered this year’s Hillsdale Kiwani&rsquo... » Read more

March 2016 - April 2016

March 23, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Looking for something to do around town? Here are some events happening in the next month that County National Bank might be at, too! Hillsdale County Mar 31-Apr 3  The Sauk Production: All I Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten (performances at Phillips Auditorium at Hillsdale College) Apr 1 ... » Read more

Wild West Crazy Bowling

March 23, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Yee Haw! The Wild Wild West made a trip to the bowling alleys of South Central Michigan in the name of youth economic education. Starting last fall in Hillsdale and most recently in Jackson this February, bowling teams were pulling out the chaps and the cowboy hats to raise money... » Read more

Posts from February 2016

Annual Hillsdale Kiwanis Chili Cook-off

February 27, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The 21st Annual Kiwanis Chili Cook-off will begin at 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February, 27, 2016 at Hillsdale High School. Chili tasting begins at 10:30 a.m. The event includes a silent auction, concessions and door prizes. For more information contact Committee chair Karl-Rainer Hermann 517-287-5893. » Read more

Studio 21 @ Ella Sharp

February 25, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Studio 21 at Ella Sharp Museum is Thursdays from 5:30-7:30. $25/$20 Members. Join for two hours of step-by-step art instruction and a relaxed atmosphere! Price includes 2 glasses of wine or beer, canvas, paint, art supplies, and a light snack. Call to reserve in advance as space is limited. Ella Sharp: http://ellasharpmuseum... » Read more

Studio 21 @ Ella Sharp

February 18, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Studio 21 at Ella Sharp Museum is Thursdays from 5:30-7:30. $25/$20 Members. Join for two hours of step-by-step art instruction and a relaxed atmosphere! Price includes 2 glasses of wine or beer, canvas, paint, art supplies, and a light snack. Call to reserve in advance as space is limited. Ella Sharp: http://ellasharpmuseum... » Read more

The Sauk: M*A*S*H Production

February 14, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Performances will be at Phillips Auditorium inside the Searle Center on the Campus of Hillsdale College. Contact: www.thesauk.org 517-849-9100 » Read more

Hillsdale CAPA 1st Annual Children’s Charity Ball

February 13, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

CAPA of Hillsdale County is pleased to announce their Children's Charity Ball at Johnny T's Bistro. February 13th, 2016 at 5:00p.m. Tickets are $60ea. or $100 for 2. Please join this event for a fun night of dinner, comedy, dancing and a silent auction. Dress code: Formal/Black Tie Event.... » Read more

JSO: The Many Moods of Music

February 13, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The Jackson Symphony Orchestra presents The Many Moods of Music at the Potter Center. JSO: http://www.jacksonsymphony.org/ Email:info@jacksonsymphony.org Telephone:(517) 782-3221 » Read more

The Sauk: M*A*S*H Production

February 13, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Performances will be at Phillips Auditorium inside the Searle Center on the Campus of Hillsdale College. Contact: www.thesauk.org 517-849-9100 » Read more

The Sauk: M*A*S*H Production

February 12, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Performances will be at Phillips Auditorium inside the Searle Center on the Campus of Hillsdale College. Contact: www.thesauk.org 517-849-9100 » Read more

Studio 21 @ Ella Sharp

February 11, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Studio 21 at Ella Sharp Museum is Thursdays from 5:30-7:30. $25/$20 Members. Join for two hours of step-by-step art instruction and a relaxed atmosphere! Price includes 2 glasses of wine or beer, canvas, paint, art supplies, and a light snack. Call to reserve in advance as space is limited. Ella Sharp: http://ellasharpmuseum... » Read more

The Sauk: M*A*S*H Production

February 11, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Performances will be at Phillips Auditorium inside the Searle Center on the Campus of Hillsdale College. Contact: www.thesauk.org 517-849-9100 » Read more

JSO Affinity Series: Liz Langley

February 06, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Jackson Symphony Orchestra Affinity Series hosts Liz Langley at Weatherwax Hall. Longley confides with you as though you’re sitting on the sofa with her in a talk that’s intimate and vulnerable. And now, the Berklee College of Music graduate and award-winning songwriter is set to share... » Read more

Studio 21 @ Ella Sharp

February 04, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Studio 21 at Ella Sharp Museum is Thursdays from 5:30-7:30. $25/$20 Members. Join for two hours of step-by-step art instruction and a relaxed atmosphere! Price includes 2 glasses of wine or beer, canvas, paint, art supplies, and a light snack. Call to reserve in advance as space is limited. Ella Sharp: http://ellasharpmuseum... » Read more

Toast to Canvas @ Broad Street Underground

February 03, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Toasted Mud will be at Broad STreet Market Underground to instruct step by step on how to paint your own 16" x 20" canvas. Canvas Class $35.00 per painter. Tickets sold @ Toasted Mud Toasted Mud contact: 517-439-1677 www.facebook.com/toastedmud » Read more

Posts from January 2016

Opening of “Art of the Brick”

January 30, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

“Art of the Brick” comes to Ella Sharp Museum! From January 30th to April 22nd, come see an exhibition featuring large scale sculptures created out of iconic LEGO® bricks by New York based  artist Nathan Sawaya. The Art of the Brick is one of the largest... » Read more

Hillsdale Tip-Up Festival

January 28, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

56th Annual-County Wide Tip-Up Festival, Starting January 28th - January 31st, 2016. For more information call: 517-523-3990. » Read more

Studio 21 @ Ella Sharp

January 28, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Studio 21 at Ella Sharp Museum is Thursdays from 5:30-7:30. $25/$20 Members. Join for two hours of step-by-step art instruction and a relaxed atmosphere! Price includes 2 glasses of wine or beer, canvas, paint, art supplies, and a light snack. Call to reserve in advance as space is limited. Ella Sharp: http://ellasharpmuseum... » Read more

Reduced Shakespeare Company presents The Complete History of America (abridged) - Election Edition

January 27, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Hillsdale College hosts The Reduced Shakespeare Company - a three-man comedy troupe that takes long, serious subjects and reduces them to short, sharp comedies. They will perform The Complete History of America (abridged) - Election Edition in the Markel Auditorium. Ticket reservations are required. For more information, contact the Hillsdale... » Read more

K-105.3 Chili Cook-Off

January 24, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The legendary K-105.3 and Tripp's Auto Shop & Collision Centers CHILI COOK-OFF! Let's find out who has the best chilis & salsas in all of Jackson. Contact Ashley Smith 517-787-9546 http://www.k1053.com/ » Read more

The Lark Quartet

January 23, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

At Hillsdale College, Markel Auditorium. Ticket reservations required. Hillsdale College Box Office: http://www.hillsdale.edu/file/academics/departments/music/FineArtsCalendar.pdf email: sageboxoffice@hillsdale.edu phone: (517) 607-2848 » Read more

Studio 21 @ Ella Sharp

January 21, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Studio 21 at Ella Sharp Museum is Thursdays from 5:30-7:30. $25/$20 Members. Join us for two hours of step-by-step art instruction and a relaxed atmosphere! Price includes 2 glasses of wine or beer, canvas, paint, art supplies, and a light snack. Call to reserve in advance as space is limited. Ella Sharp: http:/... » Read more

Financial Disaster: One Emergency Away (for over half of Americans)

January 20, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The furnace stops working. The car brakes go out. The dog falls in a ditch and breaks a leg. These are all unexpected emergencies that could put you back $500-$1,000. Do you have a plan for this sort of financial need? According to a recent survey from Bankrate1, 63% of Americans... » Read more

Social Media, We Have Arrived

January 20, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

We are super excited to announce County National Bank’s arrival on the social media scene. We are now linked in to important networking opportunities and look forward to seeing your face booked at local community events. Here are some exciting things you can look forward to seeing from... » Read more

Fraud Alert: IRS Scam

January 20, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By Jason Hanson, Network and Web Service Administrator There is a common scam that happens every year around tax preparation time. Scammers pose as representatives of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) over the phone or in an email. The goal of this scam is to frighten you out of your... » Read more

Feed the Need Update

January 20, 2016 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Last month, County National Bank wanted to give back to those who struggle with food insecurity in our community and we invited you to join us. We received a lot of amazing support! Thank you for helping us Feed the Need in our community! With your help, County National Bank... » Read more

Posts from December 2015

Feed the Need

December 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Someone is hungry in your community. Did you know that in Hillsdale County 1 in 4 children have experienced food insecurity? They may not know where their next meal is coming from. They may skip meals because they don’t have consistent access to adequate food. Jackson, Lenawee and Calhoun county... » Read more

Do I need a Business Plan?

December 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By Eric Potes, Assistant Vice President - Commercial Loans The question I hear the most from business applicants is, “Do I need a business plan to apply for a loan?”  An article in Bloomberg has often been cited saying 8/10 businesses fail within 18 months.  Those figures seem... » Read more

Say Hello to New Statements

December 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Your monthly and quarterly Checking and Savings account statements from County National Bank have gotten a facelift! The new statements are colorful, offer a convenient summary of your accounts, are easier to read and will be printable through Online Banking. The first printing of the statements happened December 15th so... » Read more

New Branch Manager in Hillsdale

December 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

County National Bank is pleased to announce that Karrie Morts has been promoted to the position of Main Office Branch Manager. Karrie joined CNB in October of 2013 as the Main Office Head Teller, bringing five years of previous financial background from another local institution.  In September of 2014, Karrie was... » Read more

December 2015 - January 2016

December 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Looking for something to do around town? Here are some events happening in the next month that County National Bank might be at, too! Hillsdale County Dec 19  Rock for Tots, Broad Street Underground, starting at 7 – bring an unwrapped toy for entrance Dec 20  Hillsdale Arts Chorale Concert Jan 23... » Read more

Posts from November 2015

Hanover Tree Lighting

November 25, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Join us for the 3rd Annual Hanover Village Christmas Tree Lighting! Help us bring the Christmas Spirit to life with decorations, lights, music, candy canes, hot chocolate, a mailbox to Santa and collections for the local food pantry. » Read more

Be Wise About Credit Cards

November 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By Linda Cavasin, Branch Officer - Spring Arbor Today the vast majority of merchants and retailers accept credit cards.  There are very few things you ever need to buy that cannot be paid for with a credit card.   But the convenience has a downside.  Credit cards... » Read more

Michigan and the Economic Recovery: What’s Up?

November 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The recession in 2008 hit Michigan hard. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, a recession is over when there are two quarters of positive growth, so technically, the recession ended in 2009. Then why does it feel like we are still in recovery? Because we are. Gary Wolfram, a professor... » Read more

Adrian: Here We Come

November 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

County National Bank has purchased a building in Adrian! We are very excited about the prospect of bringing community-focused banking deeper into Lenawee County. In recent years, a void of community banks has developed there due to the purchases of the Bank of Lenawee and United Bank & Trust by... » Read more

County National Bank Announces Appointment of Joyce Repasy

November 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, President and C.E.O. of County National Bank is pleased to announce the officer appointment of Joyce E. Repasy, as approved by the CNB Board of Directors.  Joyce has been appointed to the position of 2nd Vice President – Loan Administration Officer. Joyce joined CNB... » Read more

Wisner Street Office has a new Branch Manager

November 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

  Libby Chase has been awarded the position of Branch Manager of the CNB Wisner Street Office in Jackson. Libby, who completed the CNB Management Trainee program, has had many years of experience in the financial industry, having worked in both banking and insurance. Most recently, she could be seen... » Read more

Holiday Gift Ideas That Don’t Add Clutter

November 17, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The annual holiday shopping spree is nearly upon us! Every year we go through the ritual of thinking and searching online and in stores for just the right gift for our friends and loved ones. And every year, these gifts, toys, knick knacks and doodads pile up and clutter the... » Read more

November - December 2015

November 16, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Looking for something to do around town? Here are some events happening in the next month that County National Bank might be at, too! Calhoun County (Homer area) Nov 28  Small Business Saturday Hillsdale County Nov 21  Hillsdale College: Dancing at Lughnasa Nov 26  Hillsdale Academy Turkey Trot, 10:00 Nov 28 ... » Read more

Posts from October 2015

Anatomy of a Credit Score

October 14, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By Jeff Jackson, Consumer Loan Officer When using credit, whether it is a loan or a credit card, you are borrowing money that you promise to pay back within a specified period of time or under specified terms.  A credit score is one method that lenders use to determine... » Read more

Pure Michigan Features Local Scenic Routes for Fall

October 14, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

The time has come to gaze upon the magic of nature’s paintbrush, travel through brilliant tree tunnels, crunch into fresh perfect orchard apples and explore the beauty that autumn in Michigan has to offer. The Pure Michigan website has highlighted 27 of the best fall color tours around Michigan,... » Read more

Get Smart About Credit

October 14, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Did you know October 15th is a holiday? It’s Get Smart About Credit Day! Get Smart About Credit Day is an annual event put on by the American Bankers Association. All around the country on this day, and throughout the fall, bankers volunteer to visit classrooms to help... » Read more

County Fair = Community

October 14, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By Karrie Morts, Assistant Branch Manager, Hillsdale Office I leaned over to my daughter and pointed at the swine being auctioned off. “Ooo, isn’t that a pretty pig?” I said. “Mom, there is no such thing as a pretty pig,” she rolled her eyes. ... » Read more

October-November 2015

October 14, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Looking for something to do around town? Here are some events happening in the next month that County National Bank might be at, too! Calhoun County (Homer area) Oct 15  Get Smart About Credit Day Nov 1  Daylight Savings Time Ends Hillsdale County Oct 15-18, 22-25  The Sauk: Moustrap... » Read more

Posts from September 2015

Deposit in a Snap: What’s New With Mobile Banking

September 16, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

You've asked for it, we've delivered. Since the launch of the CNB Mobile App, there is one question that we have received over and over again: can we deposit a check with the app? As of this month, the answer is YES! We are happy to announce the... » Read more

The Butcher, the Banker, the Candlestick Maker

September 16, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

First, you need to pick a storybook. Next, you need cardboard. Add a little (or a lot) of duct tape, glue, polyurethane, creativity, a healthy dose of fun competition and fundraising for the good of the community and you get the 4th annual United Way “What Floats Your Cardboard... » Read more

EMV Chip Technology: Dip, Hover or Wave

September 16, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By Amber Kohler, Banking Operations Officer A change is upon us; the swipe is giving way to the dip, the hover or the wave. On October 1st, 2015 a nearly unnoticeable line will have been crossed for payment acceptance in the U.S. A mandate from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and... » Read more

September-October 2015

September 16, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Looking for something to do around town? Here are some events happening in the next month that County National Bank might be at, too! Calhoun County (Homer area) Sept 19  Homer Downtown Car, Bike, Motorcycle & Tractor Show Sept 26  Homer Historical Society Fall Festival Oct 15  Get Smart About... » Read more

Posts from August 2015

Breakfast On The Farm

August 19, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Pleasant View Dairy in Hillsdale County will welcome visitors  Aug. 29  for the final Michigan State University Extension Breakfast on the Farm (BOTF) program of the summer. BOTF provides people of all ages an opportunity to learn about where their food comes from and enjoy a free breakfast featuring... » Read more

How Much House Can You Afford?

August 19, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

  Ready to buy a home? How much can you afford? Determining how much “home you can afford” depends on several important factors including: Your annual gross income. You can get a very rough estimate of the affordable home price range by multiplying you annual gross income by 2.5.... » Read more

Highway Cleanup is Hot!

August 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

  Competing with snakes, weather, road kill and speeding traffic, County National Bank employees have taken to heart the task of keeping our local highways clean. More and more CNB employees have joined the volunteer effort to pick up trash along the highways that CNB has adopted. At the last... » Read more

Bill Jors promoted to Vice President

August 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, President and C.E.O. of County National Bank, is pleased to announce the officer promotion of William C. Jors, as approved by the CNB Board of Directors.  William (Bill) C. Jors has been promoted from Second Vice President – Commercial Loans to Vice President –... » Read more

August-September 2015

August 17, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Looking for something to do around town? Here are some events happening in the next month that County National Bank might be at, too! Calhoun County (Homer area) Aug 15-22  Calhoun County Fair Sept 3-7  Big Mitten Fair at MIS Sept 19  Homer Downtown Car, Bike, Motorcycle &... » Read more

Posts from July 2015

“Masquerading” Wire Fraud is Big Business

July 14, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

There’s a new email and wire-fraud technique that is gaining momentum. It uses social engineering to try to trick the user into believing that they are communicating with upper level management or the CEO of a company to transfer large amounts of money by wire. This technique, called ... » Read more

6 Fun Things to do in Litchfield

July 13, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By Michelle Caldwell, Branch Officer - Litchfield The CNB office in Litchfield loves our community! Surrounded by a strong agriculture area, we benefit from one of the top Greenhouses in the USA along with a myriad of other local industrial, commercial and service businesses. But most of all, the people... » Read more

A Woman Will Be on the $10 Bill

July 13, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Last Month the U.S. Treasury announced its intention to feature the face of a woman on a redesign of the $10 bill. The new bill is scheduled to be released in 2020, which is a significant year for women’s rights marking 100 years since women were granted the right to... » Read more

July-August 2015

July 13, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Looking for something to do around town? Here are some events happening in the next month that County National Bank might be at, too! Calhoun County (Homer area) July 26  Homer Historical Society Car Show Aug 7-8  Homer is Home Summer Festival Aug 15-22  Calhoun County Fair Hillsdale... » Read more

Tim P. Sullivan promoted to Second Vice President

July 10, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, President and C.E.O. of County National Bank is pleased to announce the officer promotion of Timothy P.  Sullivan, as approved by the CNB Board of Directors.  Timothy (Tim) P. Sullivan has been promoted from Assistant Vice President – Trust to Second Vice President ... » Read more

Becky J. Wiley Promoted to Assistant Vice President

July 10, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, President and CEO of County National Bank (CNB), is pleased to announce the Board of Directors approved the following officer promotion to Assistant Vice President during their May meeting: Rebecca (Becky) J. Wiley has been promoted from H.R. & Staff Development Officer to Assistant Vice President ... » Read more

Randy L. Tate Promoted to Assistant Vice President

July 10, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, President and CEO of County National Bank (CNB), is pleased to announce the Board of Directors approved the following officer promotion to Assistant Vice President during their May meeting: Randall (Randy) L. Tate has been promoted from Loss Mitigation Officer to Assistant Vice President – Loss Mitigation. ... » Read more

Posts from June 2015

June-July 2015

June 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Looking for something to do around town? Here are some events happening in the next month that County National Bank might be at, too! Hillsdale County June 18-21  The Sauk Theater production: Titanic June 19  Elder Abuse Expo 1-4, Senior Center June 20  Hillsdale Downtown Summerfest June 25-27 ... » Read more

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