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Citizens & Northern Donates $50,000 For Flood Relief

Posted Wednesday, 14 September 2011 18:24 | Filed under C&N News

WELLSBORO, PA - Citizens & Northern Bank is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross for flood relief efforts locally. The funds will be donated to the Lycoming and Bradford/Sullivan Chapters of the Red Cross. Those two chapters are coordinating flood relief efforts in C&N’s eight county market area.

A number of communities served by Citizens & Northern Bank were devastated by the historic flooding last week.

“This disaster has touched our customers, employees, families, friends and neighbors. Many are now without basic necessities and struggling both financially and personally. We sincerely hope that this donation will help ease some of that burden. Citizens & Northern stands committed to helping our local communities recover and rebuild.” said Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N chairman, president and CEO.

In addition, all offices of Citizens & Northern Bank are serving as flood relief collection points for the local Red Cross Chapters in Williamsport and Towanda. The Williamsport Red Cross serves Lycoming County and the Towanda Red Cross serves Bradford and Sullivan Counties.

The bank’s 25 open offices will collect monetary donations and cleaning supplies for the two Red Cross chapters. Donations will be accepted from employees, customers and the general public during regular business hours.

Cleaning supplies needed include laundry detergent, bleach and other cleaners, buckets, rags, mops, garbage bags, tarps and dish liquid. Bottled water is also needed. Supplies will be delivered to the Red Cross Chapters on a regular basis, while monetary donations will be divided between the two chapters. Donations will be accepted as long as the need remains.

C&N’s Athens office remains closed until further notice. Hours at the Sayre office have been extended to accommodate customers. Updates are posted regularly on the bank’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/citizensandnorthernbank.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.
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C&N Sayre Location Expanding Hours

Posted Monday, 12 September 2011 14:45 | Filed under C&N News

WELLSBORO, PA - The Citizens & Northern Bank office in Athens remains closed due to flooding. To accommodate customers impacted by the recent flooding, the bank’s Sayre office at 1827 Elmira Street is temporarily offering extended hours. The Sayre branch office is now open 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday until further notice. The Sayre branch will maintain regular Saturday hours of 8:30 a.m.-noon.

“Many of our customers are struggling to clean up their homes and businesses and can’t always get to the bank during normal business hours,” said Thomas Rudy, Jr., C&N EVP and Director of Branch Delivery. “We want to make sure we’re accessible when those customers need us. Sayre is our closest location to our Athens branch and we’re hoping the extended hours will prove more convenient for those affected by this devastating flood.”
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Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.
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Jessica Brown Completes PBA Advanced School of Banking

Posted Monday, 29 August 2011 15:24 | Filed under C&N News

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WELLSBORO, PA - Jessica Brown, Citizens & Northern Bank Corporate Secretary, has graduated from the 2011 PBA Advanced School of Banking held at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College.

Brown is a 10-year C&N employee, having previously served the bank as a teller, loan processor and loan officer. She is a graduate of Tioga County Christian Academy in Middlebury Center and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Mansfield University and her Master of Business Administration Degree from Colorado Technical University. She is also a 2007 graduate of the PBA School of Banking.

Brown and her husband, Glen, and their four children live in Wellsboro. She serves as a foster parent for Tioga County Human Services and attends Covington Baptist Church.

The PBA Advanced School of Banking is a three-year program that builds and expands the knowledge acquired at the PBA School of Banking. The program is designed for professionals looking to continue their educational experience in addition to those preparing to lead at upper level positions within their organizations.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.
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Bernadette Chiaramonte-Brown Wins C&N Photo Contest Grand Prize

Posted Thursday, 25 August 2011 14:38 | Filed under C&N News

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WELLSBORO, PA - Bernadette Chiaramonte-Brown of Wellsboro has won the grand prize in the annual Citizens & Northern Corporation Photo Contest. Her photo was selected from more than 400 entries.

Winning photographs will be featured on C&N’s 2012 calendar. Chiaramonte-Brown’s photo is one of 13 selected for inclusion and was taken at Colton Point in Tioga County.

Other winners and the month their photographs will represent include:

  • Kathy Tutak of Wellsboro, a winter landscape - January
  • Bob Cornish of Troupsburg, NY, a blue jay in winter - February
  • Ann Kamzelski of Wellsboro, a pastoral farm scene - March
  • Roseanne Arvin of Linden, baby birds - April
  • Michael Blackwell of Williamsport, waterfall scene - May
  • Mary Theresa Keefer of Sayre, the Austin Dam - June
  • Bernadette Chiaramonte-Brown of Wellsboro, evening at Mickey’s Hill – July
  • Bob Andrews of Canisteo, NY, sunflowers in the sun – August
  • Jeff Hoodak of Dushore, an autumn pond - September
  • Don Biresch of Ottsville, foliage reflections - October
  • Christina VanDergrift of Wellsboro, cows in a pasture - November
  • Robert Bair, Jr. of Wellsboro, a snow-covered church - December

All winners will be honored at a luncheon in Wellsboro in October and will receive cash prizes. The 2012 C&N Photo Calendars will be available in all offices of Citizens & Northern Bank in late October.

“Once again our judges were very impressed by the quality of the submissions we received,” said Yvonne Gill, C&N marketing director. “The images selected are a wonderful representation of our market area. We are very grateful to all of the amateur photographers who took time to submit their photos and share their talent with us.”

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.
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C&N Employees Earn August Service Awards

Posted Tuesday, 23 August 2011 09:53 | Filed under C&N News

2011 August Service Awards

Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N chairman, president and CEO, presented service awards to Lora Pier of Wellsboro and Stacey Sickler of Sayre.

WELLSBORO, PA - Five Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 75 years of service to the financial institution.

Recognized during the August service awards luncheon were:

  • Linda Etzel, Laporte branch manager, 25 years
  • Kim Kemp, staff accountant in Canisteo, NY, 10 years
  • Lora Pier, electronic banking specialist, 20 years
  • Stacey Sickler, Mortgage Division manager in Sayre, 10 years
  • Kevin Weinhoffer, commercial loan officer in Williamsport, 10 years.

Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by C&N Chairman, President and CEO Charles H. Updegraff, Jr. In 2011, C&N will recognize 25 employees for a total of 410 years of service to Citizens & Northern Bank.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.
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C&N Donates To Goodies For Our Troops

Posted Monday, 15 August 2011 12:13 | Filed under C&N News

 

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Mike Goodreau, left, C&N Business Development Officer, presents the check to Goodies For Our Troops volunteers, from left, Mike Baker, Heidi Zuchowski, Phyllis Taylor and Founder and Co-director
Dawn Pletcher.

WELLSBORO, PA - Goodies For Our Troops, based in Wellsboro and serving soldiers from throughout the country, has received a $500.00 donation from Citizens & Northern Bank. The funds will be used to purchase items for the packages sent to soldiers and to defray postage expenses.

Now in its seventh year, Goodies For Our Troops is a nonprofit organization that has been providing various types of snacks, personal items and food to soldiers who have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers who have any relationship to the Twin Tiers are eligible to receive packages. “That means just about any soldier is eligible,” said Dawn Pletcher, founder and co-director. Anyone may submit a soldier's name and address via mail: P.O. Box 383, Wellsboro, PA 16901; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone: 570-662-5601.

“We are pleased to be able to make this contribution to help bring a touch of home to the men and women serving our nation overseas,” said Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N chairman, president and CEO. “We applaud the volunteers who give their time to help sort and pack items for shipment to those who serve so far from home.”

Goodies For Our Troops is always in need of volunteers and donations, said Pletcher. Anyone with even a half hour to spare can help package the donations to send overseas. The volunteers work from Park Hill Manor at Grant and Waln Street in Wellsboro. To find out more about Goodies For Our Troops, contact Pletcher at the address, phone number or e-mail above. Those interested may also visit the organization at its Facebook Page: facebook.com/GoodiesForOurTroopsCause.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.