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Findlay Ranked Top Micropolitan Community in the U.S. Third Year in a Row

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Local Economic Development Projects top the national chart at 22 projects in 2016

For the third consecutive year, Findlay, Ohio has been ranked the top micropolitan community in the U.S. for new and expanding facilities by Site Selection magazine, the official publication of the Global FDI Association and the Industrial Asset Management Council. The magazine ranked 575 of the nation’s micropolitan areas, cities of 10,000 to 50,000 people which cover at least one county. Site Selection magazine has been ranking communities since 1988.  Findlay is the second community in the history of the award to be the top micropolitan three years in a row.

“Findlay-Hancock County is proud to be ranked the top micropolitan community in the United States again this year,” said Tim Mayle, Findlay•Hancock County Economic Development Director.  “2016 turned out to be a fantastic year for many of our existing companies.”

The Findlay•Hancock County Economic Development Office compiled and submitted 22 projects that met Site Selection’s qualifying criteria. Among those that qualified were Whirlpool’s 80,000 square foot plant expansion and Mennel Milling’s new 22,000 square foot HQ in Fostoria.

“Findlay’s Formula of collaboration between the private, public and not for profit sectors has proven to be successful again,” said Findlay Mayor, Lydia Mihalik. “Year after year our community continues to be a better place to live, learn, work and play.”

“Our Economic Development team has worked hard to gain momentum in the community, and enhance its focus throughout the region,” said John Haywood, The Findlay•Hancock County Alliance President and CEO. “Three years in a row as the Top Micropolitan is something our entire community can be proud of.”

Mark Gazarek, Chairman, Hancock County Commissioner added “The emphasis on Retention and Expansion of existing companies in our community allows for smart growth and continued investment.”

Additional information can be found online www.siteselection.com.  Site Selection is also available via Site Selection Online

For more information, please contact the Findlay•Hancock County Economic Development Office at 419-422-3313 or visit FindlayHancockED.com.

Celina Citizens National Bank to Celebrate CNB Madness Customer Appreciation Day March 16

The Celina office of Citizens National Bank invites the public to join us for CNB Madness, our Customer Appreciation Day, which will be held on March 16, 2017. From 11 am – 1 pm customers will be served free pork brisket or shredded chicken sandwiches, chips, water and cookies.

“This event is our way of saying thank you to the Celina market for the success we’ve had over the last 12 years,” states Celina City President, Rod Stover. Attendees may enter to win door prizes and are encouraged to take a turn in the photo booth.

The Celina office opened in 2005 and is a full service financial center offering deposit accounts, mortgage and commercial lending as well as investments through Citizens Wealth Management Group. Visit us on the web at cnbohio.com to learn more.

Brittany Brubaker Named Branch Operations Manager at Citizens National Bank

Brittany Brubaker, Defiance Branch ManagerCitizens National Bank (CNB) has named Brittany Brubaker Branch Operations Manager of their Defiance office. In this position, Brubaker is responsible for branch oversight, including daily operations, sales and financial performance.

Brittany has been employed with CNB since 2014, initially working as a Customer Service Representative in the Defiance office and most recently in Treasury Management. She is a graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.

Brittany is a committee member for the Citizens National Bank Service Club. She also is a coach for the Pandora-Gilboa volleyball club. She and her husband reside in Hamler.

With offices in Bluffton, Celina, Defiance, Elida, Findlay, Lima, Springfield, Van Wert and Toledo, Citizens National Bank has assets totaling more than $770 million and has been serving the communities of West Central Ohio since 1920.

Citizens National Bank and Williamson Insurance Present 2017 Ag Outlook

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On Tuesday, January 24 beginning at 8:30 am, Citizens National Bank and Williamson Insurance Agency will jointly offer a free seminar to local farmers and ag businesses. The event will be held at the Delphos Eagles Aerie #471, 1600 E. 5th Street, Delphos, Ohio. A continental breakfast will be served prior to a presentation by Williamson Insurance describing an overview of annual crop insurance changes and what farmers can expect in the upcoming year. Featured speaker, Bryce Knorr, Senior Market Analyst with Farm Futures Magazine, will follow with the main presentation. Lunch will be served immediately following.

About Bryce Knorr: Senior Market Analyst Bryce Knorr first joined Farm Futures Magazine in 1987. In addition to analyzing and writing about the commodity markets, he is a former futures introducing broker and is a registered Commodity Trading Adviser. He conducts Farm Futures exclusive surveys on acreage, production and management issues and is one of the analysts regularly contracted by business wire services before major USDA crop reports.

Those wishing to attend may RSVP to 888-399-5276 by January 21.

 

Courtney Geus Promoted to Assistant Vice President Retail Lending at Citizens National Bank

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Courtney Geus AVP/Retail Lending

Citizens National Bank (CNB) is pleased to announce the promotion of Courtney Geus to AVP Retail Lending. In this position, she is responsible for the pricing, selling, delivery and servicing of all salable loans. She oversees underwriting for 1-4 family mortgages, home equity lines of credit, secondary market lending, Visa credit card and consumer lending.

Geus received a degree in Mathematics from Bluffton University and a Master of Education degree from Ohio Valley University. She began working at CNB in 2011 as a teller in Bluffton, moving into underwriting at the Lima office in 2012. She is a committee member for the Citizens National Bank Service Club. She and her husband and son reside in Bluffton, Ohio.

With offices in Bluffton, Celina, Defiance, Elida, Findlay, Lima, Springfield, Van Wert and Toledo, Citizens National Bank has assets totaling more than $744 million and has been serving the communities of West Central Ohio since 1920.

 

Nick Ardner Promoted to Assistant Vice President Project Manager at Citizens National Bank

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Nick Ardner AVP/Project Manage

Citizens National Bank (CNB) is pleased to announce the promotion of Nick Ardner to AVP Project Manager. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing product upgrades and the implementation of CNB’s newest banking products and services.

Ardner holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Northwestern Ohio. He began working at CNB in 2012 as a Mortgage Underwriter and assumed a position in project management in 2014. He is a member of Citizens National Bank’s Service Club and volunteers at various events in the community. He and his wife reside in Delphos, Ohio.

With offices in Bluffton, Celina, Defiance, Elida, Findlay, Lima, Springfield, Van Wert and Toledo, Citizens National Bank has assets totaling more than $744 million and has been serving the communities of West Central Ohio since 1920.

Lima Citizens National Bank to Celebrate Customer Appreciation Day

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The Lima office of Citizens National Bank invites the public to join us for Customer Appreciation Day, which will be held on July 29, 2016 at its office located at 201 N. Main Street. From 11 am – 1 pm customers will be served free pulled pork or chicken sandwiches, macaroni & cheese, chips, and cookies as a thank you to its customers. Attendees may also register to win door prizes.

“We truly appreciate the longstanding relationships we hold with many of our customers and we use this day as a celebration of the success we’ve had in the Lima market,” states Lima City President, Ken Dysert. Beginning Monday, August 1 and running through August 5, the office will also be offering special rates on CDs for existing and new customers. See a customer service representative for details.

The Lima office is a full service financial center offering deposit accounts, mortgage and commercial lending as well as investments through Citizens Wealth Management Group. Visit us on the web at cnbohio.com to learn more.