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C&N Donates to the Bradford County 4-H

Posted Thursday, 19 March 2015 15:53 | Filed under C&N News

Pictured from left: Community Office Managers Leslie Raymond, Wysox and Jenelle Selleck, Towanda; Mark Elsbree, AVP/Business Development Sales Officer, Sayre; Denise Manley, Community Office Manager, Troy; Jesse Phillips, Owner and Board Member of the Bradford Holstein Club; Samantha Hayes, Bradford County Extension Assistant; Amberleigh Packard, 4-H Coordinator

TROY, PA – Citizens & Northern Bank has donated $500 to The Bradford County 4-H in support of its annual Calf and Heifer Sale at Alparon Park in Troy, PA. Through its partnership with the Bradford County Holstein Association, the 4-H consigns some of the best quality calves and heifers in the state and the event serves as one of the organization’s largest fund raisers.

The C&N team traveled to Jesse Phillips’s farm in Sheshequin and took the picture with the calf he and Brian Cook are consigning to the sale. The calf's name is VT Pond View Acme Ava-ET.

“Jesse Phillips is a great example of what 4-H can do. He did not grow up on a dairy farm, but through 4-H he was introduced to farming. He now owns his own herd of registered Holstein cows and is a board member of the Bradford County Holstein Club and board member of the Bradford County Extension,” said Mark Elsbree, who is also an active 4-H volunteer.

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Applicants Sought for Gale Foundation Scholarship

Posted Wednesday, 18 February 2015 22:45 | Filed under C&N News

GALETON, PA - Current high school seniors attending Galeton Area High School accepted to an accredited college, university or trade school are invited to apply for scholarships offered through the William &L.R. Gale Community Foundation a/k/a The Galeton Foundation.

Applications are sought for the 2015 fall semester. The application deadline is April 15,
2015. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and the student and parent(s)/guardian(s) must have been residents of the Galeton Area School District for at least one full school calendar year prior to application for the scholarship. If a scholarship is awarded to a student, that student and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s) must remain residents of the Galeton Area School District for the duration of the scholarship.

Students interested in more information may contact Citizens & Northern Bank Trust and Financial Management Group at 800-487-8784 or visit the C&N website at www.cnbankpa.com and click on Trust & Investments, then the Scholarships & Grants link or contact the Galeton High School Guidance office.

The Gale family came to the Pine Creek Valley in 1880 and built the largest sole leather tannery in the U.S. at the junction of Pine Creek and West Branch. The tannery employed over 200 people and was the life blood of the community for over 50 years.
Nearly 100 years after William Gale arrived here, his granddaughter, Lucille Gale Knapp
returned to Galeton and fell in love with the area. In 1988 Mrs. Knapp established the William and L.R. Gale Community foundation to honor the memory of her father, L. R. Gale, and grandfather, William. Recently the Foundation applied for approval to award scholarships to Galeton Area High School Seniors meeting the above criteria. In past years the foundation has supported Galeton area charitable organizations with many of their community projects and plans to continue to do so in addition to funding the scholarship program. The Foundation is a 50l (c)(3) organization and welcomes contributions to grow the fund to help assist charitable organizations in the Galeton area and provide scholarships for Galeton high school seniors.

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.

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Applicants Sought For Copp Agricultural Scholarship

Posted Wednesday, 18 February 2015 22:42 | Filed under C&N News

WELLSBORO, PA. - High school seniors pursuing studies in agriculture are invited to apply for a scholarship offered through theWilliam Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust.
Applicants are sought for the 2015 fall semester. The application deadline is April 15, 2015.An applicant must be a high school senior accepted to an accredited college or university in a program leading to a degree in a curriculum directly related to agriculture, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, demonstrate financial need, be a Tioga County, PA resident for at least six months and graduate from a Tioga County High School.


Students interested in more information may contact Citizens & Northern Bank's Trust and Financial Management Group at 800-487-8784, visit the C&N website at www.cnbankpa.com (Click on Trust & Investments, then Scholarships and Grants) or their high school guidance counselors.

The $1.4 million William Bowen Copp and Graydon S. Copp Agriculture Education Trust will distribute scholarships annually. The trust was created under the Last Will and Testament of Graydon S. Copp, who died July 7, 2002. Graydon and his brother, William Bowen Copp, operated a farm located in Charleston and Covington townships in Tioga County, PA. The brothers lived and operated the same farm as their grandparents and parents until 1982 when William died. Neither brother ever married, but they were well known by their neighbors, friends and relatives as accomplished farmers and generous individuals.

The Copps were known for sharing their food, money, machinery and time with friends and neighbors. Graydon, who loved cats and was very active in hunting, flying, motorcycling and maintaining the family cemetery, always considered education very important. During World War II he dropped out of school to help his family on the farm. Following the war, he returned to school and graduated from the Charleston High School.

Graydon's generosity will continue for years to come as his intent for this trust is to provide scholarships to well deserving Tioga County, PA high school seniors who pursue higher education in an agricultural field. This field has a broad spectrum of possibilities and might include education in the field of animal sciences, agricultural business management, bioresource, crop and soil science, fisheries and wildlife, food science and technology and general agriculture, to name a few.

The scholarship recipients will be determined each year by the Scholarship Committee, which consists of the trustee -Citizens &Northern Bank's Trust and Financial Management Group and the superintendents fromNorthern and Southern Tioga School Districts and theWellsboro Area School District. The committee will decide the number of recipients and amounts awarded annually. The scholarship award may be used to help pay for tuition, books, and room and board.

The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Ban1c, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Emporium in Pennsylvania and Canisteo inNew York. The Division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations.

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Seven C&N Employees Earn Service Awards

Posted Friday, 13 February 2015 23:19 | Filed under C&N News

Seven C&N Employees Earn Service Awards

Honored for their service to Citizens & Northern Bank were: Front, from left, Marlene King, Teri Mitchell, Melanie Kellogg, and back, from left, Mark Elsbree, Philip Prough, Mark Miller and Tom Rudy.

WELLSBORO, PA - Seven Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 140 years of service to the financial institution.

Recognized during the January-February service awards luncheon were:

  • Mark Miller, MIS Network Administrator, Wellsboro, 35 years
  • Teresa Mitchell, Staff Accountant, Wellsboro, 35 years
  • Philip Prough, VP/Director Financial Services Delivery, Wellsboro, 15 years
  • Thomas Rudy, EVP/Director Branch Delivery, Wellsboro, 15 years
  • Mark Elsbree, AVP/Business Development Sales Officer, Sayre, 15 years
  • Melanie Kellogg, Customer Service Representative, Athens, 15 years
  • Marlene King, Customer Transaction Specialist, Knox, 10 years
  • Cody Bowen, Trainer, Wellsboro, 10 years

Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by C&N Interim President and CEO Mark A. Hughes. In 2015, C&N will recognize 41 employees for a total of 675 years of service to Citizens & Northern Bank.

 

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Applicants Sought For Joseph R. Every Scholarship

Posted Wednesday, 04 February 2015 23:50 | Filed under C&N News

WELLSBORO, PA. –  High school seniors pursuing studies in medicine, education or engineering are invited to apply for a scholarship offered through the Joseph R. Every Scholarship Fund.
 
   Applicants are sought for the 2015 fall semester. Completed applications are due to the student’s high school guidance office by Wednesday, April 1, 2015 or to a Citizens & Northern Bank branch office by Monday, April 6, 2015.  Applicants must be a high school senior or graduate of a public or non-public high school in Bradford or Tioga County, PA or Chemung County, NY. Applicants must be accepted to an accredited college, university or professional school in a program leading to a degree in education or medicine, including medical research for human diseases. If too few students apply with those majors, preference will be given to students who express an interest in the fields of civil, mechanical, electrical or metallurgical engineering, or any other field that would improve society.
 
   In addition, applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.  Consideration will be given to financial need.
 
   Students interested in more information may contact Citizens & Northern Bank’s Trust and Financial Management Group at 888-987-8784, visit the C&N website at www.cnbankpa.com (Click on Trust and Investments, then Scholarships and Grants) or contact their high school guidance counselors.
 
   The Joseph R. Every Scholarship Fund was created under the Last Will and Testament of Joseph R. Every, who died Sept. 8, 2005. Citizens & Northern’s Trust and Financial Management Group serves as Trustee of the annual award.
 
   Joseph R. Every was a long-time operator of a construction business and had a great desire to help area students pursue higher education. His intent was to provide scholarships to well-deserving seniors and graduates from public and non-public high schools in Bradford, Tioga and Chemung counties. Mr. Every believed that special consideration should be given to average students with ambition and the potential to contribute positively to society. In addition, he directed that the successful recipient of funds must not smoke tobacco or use illegal drugs or alcoholic beverages.
 
   The scholarship award will be for the first year of higher education only and will be in an amount determined by the Selection Committee. A maximum award of $10,000 may be made. Funds may be used to help pay for tuition, books and room and board. Payments from the trust will be made directly to the university or college the recipient attends.
 
   Under the terms of Mr. Every’s will, final scholarship awards will be determined by a Selection Committee comprised of four employees of Citizens & Northern Bank, scholarship fund Trustee, and one representative of the Finance Committee of Holy Child Roman Catholic Church in Mansfield.
 
   The C&N Trust and Financial Management Group, a division of Citizens & Northern Bank, maintains offices in Wellsboro, Sayre, Towanda, Williamsport, Coudersport and Canisteo. The division, founded in 1960, provides a wide range of investment, trust and retirement plan services to individuals and organizations.

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CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORPORATION DECLARES DIVIDEND FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Posted Monday, 26 January 2015 00:00 | Filed under C&N News

Wellsboro, PA – The Board of Directors of Citizens & Northern Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CZNC), has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share. The dividend is payable on February 13, 2015 to shareholders of record as of February 2, 2015. Declaration of the dividend was made at the January 22, 2015 meeting of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Citizens & Northern Corporation is the parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan, Lycoming, Potter, Cameron and McKean counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and South Hornell, NY. 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.

Safe Harbor Statement: Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this release are forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty, including without limitation, the following: changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Government, particularly related to changes in interest rates; changes in general economic conditions; legislative or regulatory changes; downturn in demand for loan, deposit and other financial services in the Company’s market area; increased competition from other banks and non-bank providers of financial services; technological changes and increased technology-related costs; changes in management’s assessment of realization of securities and other assets; and changes in accounting principles, or the application of generally accepted accounting principles. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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