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TOWANDA, PA – Grace Connection, an ecumenical venture of the churches in the Towanda, Northeast Bradford, Wyalusing, and Sullivan County School Districts, has received a $250.00 donation from the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group.


The contribution is one of eight the Trust Division made to local charities during the holiday season. Each year the contributions are made to charities within the division’s market area in the name of their clients.
 
Grace Connection provides monetary emergency assistance to those in need for costs attributable to items including:

Shelter (assistance with security deposit, hotel room, rent, & utilities)
Transportation
Emergency food
Clothing
Furniture
Emergency prescriptions
Hygiene items
Volunteers are always needed. Anyone interested may contact Pastor Jira Albers at (570) 268-0431.
 
The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Bank, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Emporium in Pennsylvania and Canisteo in New York.  The Division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations.
 
CAPTION: Lori Blascak, left, C&N AVP and Trust Officer, presents the check to, from left, Ken Parmenter, Grace Connection security and volunteer; Judy Smith, volunteer office manager and Pastor Jira Albers, Grace Connection Board Treasurer.

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CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORPORATION DECLARES DIVIDEND

Posted Thursday, 23 January 2014 16:43 | Filed under C&N News

CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORPORATION DECLARES DIVIDEND

WELLSBORO, PA - Directors of Citizens & Northern Corporation, parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, have declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share, which is an increase of $0.01 per share over the amount paid in each of the four calendar quarters of 2013. The dividend is payable on February 14, 2014 to shareholders of record as of February 3, 2014.
 

Declaration of the dividend was made at the January 23, 2014 meeting of the C&N Board of Directors.
 
Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of 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 Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, Potter, McKean, Steuben, Sullivan and Tioga Counties. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Corporation’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.

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WELLSBORO, PA - Three Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 55 years of service to the financial institution.      Recognized during the January-February service awards luncheon were:
·         Claudia Brown, Tioga Branch Customer Service Specialist, 10 years.
·         Sheila Kingsley, Athens Branch Customer Service Representative, 10 years.
·         George Raup, Chief Information Officer, Wellsboro, 35 years.
Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by C&N Chairman, President and CEO Charles H. Updegraff, Jr. In 2014, C&N will recognize 36 employees for a total of 545 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.
 
CAPTION: Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., left, C&N Chairman, President and CEO, presents service awards to, from left, Sheila Kingsley, Claudia Brown and George Raup.

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C&N Trust and Financial Management Group

Posted Thursday, 16 January 2014 10:45 | Filed under C&N News

SAYRE, PA – Hezekiah’s Hands, a mission of area churches that provides home repairs to needy residents of Bradford County, has received a $250.00 donation from the C&N Trust and Financial Management Group.
 
The contribution is one of eight the Trust Division made to local charities during the holiday season. Each year the contributions are made to charities within the division’s market area in the name of their clients.
 
Each summer, teams of volunteers from participating churches spend one week working on repairs that make it possible for people to continue living in their homes. Volunteers have built wheelchair ramps, painted, repaired drywall and floors, cleaned kitchens, and done minor plumbing repairs. Additional jobs are completed as needed through the year.

There is no cost to the home owners for labor or supplies. The group holds fund raisers throughout the year to fund the repairs. Applications are processed by the Area Agency on Aging.

 
The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Bank, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Emporium in Pennsylvania and Canisteo in New York.  The Division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations.
 
Caption: Larry Alderson, Regional Manager of Financial Services Delivery, presents the check to Hezekiah’s Hands Coordinator Nancy Hughey.

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COUDERSPORT, PA – Applicants are being sought for the William and Margaret Norton Scholarship Trust. The trust was created by the Nortons upon their deaths and is designed to help graduates of Oswayo Valley High School afford a post secondary education. The scholarship is open to all graduates of Oswayo Valley High School in Potter County.

The scholarship may be used for any type of post secondary education including conventional baccalaureate programs as well as vocational and trade school programs, associate degree and graduate school programs.

It was the Nortons preference that the scholarship committee favors applicants who pursue post secondary education immediately following high school graduation. The Nortons also requested that the committee consider applicants who demonstrate good citizenship character, values and motivation, academic merit, educational achievement or academic or educational promise and a degree of financial need.

Applications are now available in the Oswayo High School guidance office. Application deadline is April 15, 2014. Citizens & Northern Bank serves as the trustee of the Norton Scholarship Trust.

William N. Norton died Dec. 31, 2003 and his wife, Margaret, died May 5, 2008. William Norton was a former Shinglehouse mayor and businessman. He and his wife operated the William N. Norton Co., a block manufacturing and building supply company, later renamed Norton’s Building Supply. He was a life member and former fire chief of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department and helped organize the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association. The Nortons were both very active members of their community.

 

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WELLSBORO, PA – Cassie Brelo, Citizens & Northern Bank Deposit Operations Specialist, has been awarded the Certified IRA (Individual Retirement Account) Services Professional (CISP) designation. The designation was awarded by the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB), a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, in Washington, DC.

 

 Brelo, a six-year C&N employee, attended the Community College of the Air Force and Mansfield University. She is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of The Vineyard Church of Wellsboro where she is a Sunday School teacher. For five years she worked as an Account Services Representative at Citizens Trust Company, which merged with C&N in 2007.


In her current position she is responsible for maintaining a high standard of knowledge and competence for operations transaction processing and wealth management, specializing in Individual Retirement Accounts.
Brelo and her husband, Joseph, have two sons and live in Middlebury Center.


The CISP designation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of IRA (Individual Retirement Account) services. To qualify for certification, individuals must attain certain levels of experience and education, pass an exam and agree to abide by a code of ethics. The CISP exam covers employer plans, IRA documentation requirements, IRA eligibility and contribution requirements, IRA distribution requirements and other IRA specific issues.