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C&N HR Director Earns Certification

Posted Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:03 | Filed under C&N News

Tracy Watkins

Tracy Watkins

WELLSBORO, PA – Tracy E. Watkins, Citizens & Northern Bank vice president and director of human resources, has earned certification as a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS). She is also certified as a Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) and Group Benefits Associate (GBA).

An eight-year C&N employee, she holds her BS degree in English and secondary education from Juniata College and is a graduate of The Institute of Paralegal Training, the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the Pennsylvania Bankers Association Advanced School of Banking. She also is credentialed as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Watkins and her two sons live in Covington.

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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Norton Scholarship Applicants Sought

Posted Tuesday, 10 January 2012 15:51 | Filed under C&N News

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William and Margaret Norton

SHINGLEHOUSE, 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 currently available in the Oswayo High School guidance office. Application deadline is April 13, 2012. 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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C&N To Reopen Athens Office

Posted Friday, 18 November 2011 15:07 | Filed under C&N News

Athens Office Flooding

Flood waters invade C&N's Athens
office during the September flooding.

ATHENS, PA – Citizens & Northern Bank’s Athens office, severely damaged by flood waters in September, will be renovated and will re-open in the same location – 428 South Main Street.

The C&N Board of Directors made the announcement at their board meeting Thursday.

The office and most of its contents were destroyed in this disaster, which impacted hundreds of families and businesses in the community. It is anticipated that renovations will take approximately three to four months, said Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N chairman, president and CEO.

“Citizens & Northern has been committed to the valley since C&N merged with Farmers National Bank in 1984. We are well aware that the bank has been a fixture in the Athens community since Farmers opened there in 1893,” Updegraff said. “We look forward to once again serving our customers from the Athens location.”

Until the Athens office re-opens, the Athens staff is working from the Sayre office at 1827 Elmira Street. Customers can check on progress at the Athens office 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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Citizens & Northern Corporation Declares Dividend

Posted Thursday, 20 October 2011 15:12 | Filed under C&N News

WELLSBORO, PA - Directors of Citizens & Northern Corporation, parent company of Citizens & Northern Bank, have declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.16 per share. The record date is November 1, 2011 and it is payable on November 14, 2011 to shareholders of record. The amount is increased from the previous dividend of $0.15 per share, which was paid in August, 2011, and is the seventh consecutive quarterly increase in the dividend.

Declaration of the dividend was made at the October 20, 2011 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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Lisa Cook Completes PBA Advanced School of Banking

Posted Wednesday, 19 October 2011 18:27 | Filed under C&N News

Lisa Cook

Lisa Cook

WELLSBORO, PA - Lisa Cook, Citizens & Northern Bank Tioga Branch Manager, has graduated from the 2011 PBA Advanced School of Banking held at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College.

Cook, a C&N assistant vice president, is a 10-1/2 year C&N employee, having previously served the bank as a teller, loan officer, compliance specialist and IRA administrator. She is a graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School and a 2008 graduate of the PBA School of Banking.

Cook and her husband, Michael, have three children and live in Elkland.

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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October 2011 BanCNotes

Posted Wednesday, 28 September 2011 18:45 | Filed under C&N News

This Quarter's Topics:

  • September Flooding Devastates Local Counties
  • Thanks for "Liking Us" On Facebook!
  • Chat With Us Online!
  • What Does Your Business Need?
  • When It Comes To Fraud, We’ve Got You Covered!
  • Our Low Loan Rates Let You Keep More Money in Your Pocket!
  • Have You Signed Up For Mobile Banking?
October BanCNotes 2011 [pdf]
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