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CBK to Host Solar Eclipse Watch Party

 

Banking is often perceived as dull, dry, and humorless.  So Citizens Bank of Kansas is putting some fun into banking with a Solar Eclipse Watch Party on Monday, August 21, 2017.  Drop in at any of the Bank’s six locations between 12:30 and 1:30 pm on August 21, 2017, and you’ll be treated to a free pair of solar eclipse glasses (while supplies last) to witness the alignment of the sun and the moon.  Refreshments include Sun Tea and Moon Pies! Don’t miss this event – there won’t be another one until at least 2024!

 

 

Citizens Bank of Kansas takes pride in being the family-owned neighborhood bank for its customers for four generations.  CBK has banking facilities throughout south central Kansas, and has a strong tradition of community service.  Learn more at www.citizensbankofkansas.com

 

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CBK Sponsoring School Supplies Drive

 

Back-to-school time is just around the corner, which means time to get the school supplies.  Unfortunately, some families in our communities cannot afford all the supplies needed for school.  Citizens Bank of Kansas has a plan to help.

 

Now through the month of August, all Citizens Bank of Kansas branches will be collecting much-needed school supplies.   Working with the school district and in some instances non-profit organizations, the school supplies gathered will be distributed to those who need them.  This is the third year for the CBK School Supplies Drive, an idea which started with an idea from an employee in the Winfield branch. 

 

CBK will accept any school supplies during this drive, and cash donations will be accepted to buy other more expensive supplies such as scientific calculators.  One school counselor, Kim Mercer, identified several items that are usually the most needed, including dry erase markers, adult-sized scissors, notebook paper, and one-inch (1”) binders. 

 

“We’re very excited to be a part of this effort,” said Melody Everett, Assistant Cashier at Citizens Bank of Kansas and the team leader for the school supplies drive.  “School starts sooner than you think, so be sure to drop by CBK this week or next with your donations!” 

 

Citizens Bank of Kansas takes pride in being the family-owned neighborhood bank for its customers for four generations.  CBK has banking facilities throughout south central Kansas, and has a strong tradition of community service.  Learn more at www.citizensbankofkansas.com

 

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CBK Officers Complete Coursework

 

Citizens Bank of Kansas is pleased to announce that two officers recently completed coursework with the Schools of Banking.

 

Ty Goossen, a loan officer in the Bank’s Kingman branch, completed the School of Lending Principles, and Cher McLachlan, Senior Retail Manager in Wichita, completed the School of Banking Fundamentals.   Both schools are sponsored by the Kansas and Nebraska Bankers Associations, and designed to give bankers skills to better serve their banking communities.

 

Citizens Bank of Kansas takes pride in being the family-owned neighborhood bank for its customers for four generations.  CBK has banking facilities throughout south central Kansas, and has a strong tradition of community service.  Learn more at www.citizensbankofkansas.com.  

 

 

Goossen joins Citizens Bank of Kansas

 

KINGMAN - Citizens Bank of Kansas is pleased to announce the addition of Ty Goossen as a loan officer in the Kingman branch. 

 

Goossen is a graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Science, Business option.  For the past six years, he has worked as a Farm Manager/Herdsman for purebred cattle operations, most recently at Bar S Ranch in Paradise, Kansas.

 

“We’re excited to have Ty join the CBK Team,” said Sid Graber, CBK Market President in Kingman.  “His hands-on experience with farm and ranch operations will serve him well – and our customers – as he develops his skills as an ag loan officer.”

 

Goossen grew up on a farm/ranch near Hillsboro, Kansas.  His fiancé and fellow K-State grad, Michelle Keener, is the Ag Education teacher at Pratt-Skyline High School.

 

Citizens Bank of Kansas takes pride in being the family-owned neighborhood bank for its customers for four generations.  CBK has banking facilities throughout south central Kansas, and has a strong tradition of community service.  Learn more at www.citizensbankofkansas.com

 

 

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Citizens Bank of Kansas to Provide Six Free Cosmosphere Camp Scholarships

HUTCHINSON, Kan. – Feb. 10, 2017 – Citizens Bank of Kansas (CBK) is partnering again this summer with the Cosmosphere International SciEd Center and Space Museum in Hutchinson to send six sixth graders to Cosmosphere Camp. CBK will award six scholarships – one for each of its branch locations in East Wichita, West Wichita, Kingman, Medicine Lodge, Pretty Prairie and Winfield.

Scholarship winners will attend the Cosmosphere’s Mars Academy camp, a three-day overnight camp during which students build robotic sensor platforms to navigate a Martian landscape, construct a power grid, engineer and program robots, geocache to find their survival needs and build a Martian habitat.

Available 2017 summer dates for the Mars Academy camp are: June 9-11, June 16-18, June 30- July 2 (all girls camp), July 7-9, and July 21-23.

To be eligible for consideration, participants must be entering sixth grade in the Fall of 2017 and submit a 100- to 200-word original essay on “Why I want to attend Mars Space Camp at the Cosmosphere this summer.” Parental consent is required and essay entries are due April 1, 2017. Those interested should email: essays@cbok.com to request a copy of the contest rules and an entry form.

“We’re excited to join the Cosmosphere in their endeavors to provide meaningful learning opportunities to students in our communities,” said Jane Deterding, Chairman of the Board of Citizens Bank of Kansas. “Our own kids have attended these camps and have come home with great stories of space exploration. Any parent who would love to hear stories like that should encourage their child to participate.”     

Cosmosphere camps ignite curiosity. From second graders through high school seniors, Cosmosphere campers spread their wings, expand their minds, and have fun they won’t find anywhere else on earth. Campers have the opportunity to build robots and rockets, SCUBA train like astronauts, participate in interplanetary missions to solve a crisis, learn to fly, understand the medical demands of long duration space travel…and those are just some of ways kids can spend their summer at Cosmosphere camps.

For more information on Cosmosphere Camps:

               Online: http://cosmo.org/explore/camps

               Email: camps@cosmo.org

               Phone: 800.397.0330 ext. 323 or 620.665.9323

 

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About Citizens Bank of Kansas

Citizens Bank of Kansas, which has banking facilities throughout south-central Kansas, has a strong tradition of community service. CBK takes pride in being the family-owned neighborhood bank for its customers for four generations. For more information, visit www.citizensbankofkansas.com.

About The Cosmosphere

The Cosmosphere International SciEd Center & Space Museum is located at 1100 North Plum in Hutchinson, KS. Its collection of U.S. space artifacts is second only to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and it showcases the largest collection of Russian space artifacts outside of Moscow. This unique collection allows the Cosmosphere to tell the story of the space race better than any museum in the world while offering fully immersive education experiences that meet the Next Generation Science Standards and introduce students to the power of wondering—asking the critical questions that lead to discovery. The Cosmosphere’s Carey Digital Dome Theater offers documentary showings daily and recently-released feature films on weekends. The state of the art digital 4K projection theater coupled with digital surround sound audio provides an immersive environment that wraps the viewer in a theater-going experience they won’t find anywhere else. Visit the Cosmosphere online at www.cosmo.org.

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The Board of Directors of Citizens Bank of Kansas has elected Jane Deterding to serve as Chairman of the Board.  She replaces her mother, Shirley Deterding, who stepped down, but will continue to serve on the Board as Chairman Emeritus.  Shirley Deterding became Chairman in 2004 after the death of her husband, Max Deterding.

“This change is part of our family succession planning,” said Shirley Deterding.  “Our customers can rest assured they will continue to receive the excellent customer service that is our trademark.  Our Bank is in good hands with my daughter as Chairman and my son-in-law, Mark Keeny, as CEO,” said the outgoing Chairman. 

Jane Deterding is a graduate of Wichita State University Business School and received a law degree from the University of Kansas.  After a decade of private practice in business and commercial law, she joined the Bank full-time in 2001 as the Bank’s General Counsel and Executive Vice President.  She lives with her husband, Brent Lehner, in western Sedgwick County.

Mark Keeny is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Graduate School of Banking.  He joined the Bank in 1993 after five years as a bank examiner for the Office of the State Banking Commissioner.  Keeny became President of the Bank in 2002 and CEO in 2009.  He and his wife, Amy Deterding Keeny, live in Kingman.

In other actions, the Board named six executive officers, some with newly-defined roles within the Bank:  Mark Keeny, Chief Executive Officer;  Jane Deterding, Chief Strategic/Marketing Officer;  Dennis Knackstedt, President/Chief Financial Officer;  Corey Minor, Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer;  Corey Krehbiel, Senior Vice President/Chief Loan Officer;  Brian Gentry, Chief Technology Officer

The Bank also announced three promotions:  Cher McLachlan promoted to Senior Retail Manager; Koreen Bartel promoted to Retail Manager; and Robin Krehbiel promoted to Retail Manager.

Citizens Bank of Kansas, N.A., which has banking facilities throughout south central Kansas, has a strong tradition of community service.  The Bank takes pride in being the family-owned neighborhood bank for its customers for four generations.