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Posts from February 2016

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

Starting a New Business: How Can CNB Help?

June 18, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By Ron Haber, 2nd Vice President - Commercial Loans Michele Bachmann is quoted as saying “Small business is the backbone of our economy. I'm for big business, too. But small business is where the jobs are generated.” As the economy slowly churns out of the “Great... » Read more

Posts from May 2015

5 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

May 21, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

By Jeff Jackson, Consumer Loan Officer A good credit score is crucial for your financial health. If you want to borrow money for a car or a mortgage, your credit score will be checked and your interest rate may be tied to how good your credit score is. Sometimes your... » Read more

County National Bank Hires New Vice President Chris Clarke

May 01, 2015 | Return to the CNB Homepage

Craig S. Connor, President and CEO of County National Bank (CNB), announced the addition of Christopher (Chris) J. Clarke as Vice President – Commercial Loans.  The CNB Board of Directors recently approved his appointment and they look forward to Chris expanding CNB’s banking relationships in the Lenawee... » Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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