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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.

 

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WELLSBORO, PA - Five Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 70 years of service to the financial institution.

 

Recognized during the November service awards luncheon were:
· Donna Bowers, Elkland Branch Customer Service Representative, 10 years.
· Victoria Harrison, Canisteo Community Office Manager, 15 years.
· Christopher Rell, Senior Appraiser in the Jersey Shore office, 10 years.
· Michelle Webb, Customer Transaction Specialist in the Knoxville office, 10 years.
· Dianne Zimmerman, Loan Processor – Uplinker in Wellsboro, 25 years.

 

Service awards luncheons are held regularly and hosted by C&N Chairman, President and CEO Charles H. Updegraff, Jr. In 2013, C&N recognized 20 employees for a total of 300 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., third from right, C&N Chairman, President and CEO, presents service awards to, from left, Donna Bowers, Michelle Webb, Victoria Harrison, Christopher Rell and Dianne Zimmerman.

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CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORPORATION DECLARES DIVIDEND

Posted Friday, 25 October 2013 00:13 | 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 $0.25 per share. The dividend is payable on November 15, 2013 to shareholders of record as of November 4, 2013.
 
Declaration of the dividend was made at the October 24, 2013 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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C&N Donates $50K To Hospital Campaign

Posted Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:16 | Filed under C&N News

WELLSBORO, PA – Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital has announced a major donation for its historic multi-million dollar expansion project as Citizens & Northern Bank presented a $50,000 check to leaders of the hospital’s Building for the Future Capital Campaign.
 
Citizens & Northern Bank sought to create momentum for the fund raising effort in advance of the public kickoff, which will be officially announced next month. The campaign is raising funds to support the recent two-story expansion at Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital.
 
Developed as part of the hospital’s strategic plan, the expansion project is the result of ongoing research into the current and anticipated health care needs of Tioga County residents. The two-story addition to Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital is the largest in its 70-year history, guided by long-term vision and planning for the future needs of the community.
 
The first floor of the 36,000-square foot expansion houses a brand new, state-of-the-art Emergency Department while the second floor accommodates a new Same Day Surgery Unit which houses endoscopy suites and an infusion area. “The number of patients our Emergency Department treats is expanding and will continue to grow in the future,” added Janie Hilfiger, President of SSMH. “The development of a new emergency department and Same Day Surgery unit were necessary in order to continue providing high quality emergency care and outpatient surgical services for all of our communities.
 
Hilfiger continues, “In order to realize such a large-scale project, we needed to obtain funds through a variety of sources to build our addition, including state grants, fund raising and a structured loan similar to a mortgage. Our Building for the Future campaign is currently raising donations to re-pay the loan and ensure capital will be available for future necessary projects. Thanks to long-term strategic planning, these projects place SSMH in an excellent position to meet the expanding needs of our community for the next 10 to 20 years.”
 
“Citizens & Northern has been committed to the well-being of its residents for nearly 150 years,” said Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N chairman, president and CEO. “This contribution solidifies that commitment. We’re fortunate to have a facility such as Soldiers + Sailors in our community. It’s essential that we all support its ongoing efforts to provide our residents with state-of-the-art local health care.”
 
For more information on SSMH’s capital campaign, call the Development office at (570) 723-0506.
 
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: Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital has announced a major donation for its historic multi-million dollar expansion project from Citizens & Northern Bank. C&N donated $50,000 to the hospital’s Building for the Future Capital Campaign, which kicks off publicly next month. From left: Thomas Rudy, C&N EVP/Director of Branch Delivery, Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N Chairman, President & CEO, Harold “Hal” Hoose, C&N EVP/Director of Lending, Janie Hilfiger, President of Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital and Donald Shaw, DO, Medical Director for the Emergency Department.

 

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Joe Joyce Joins C&N Lending Team

Posted Friday, 18 October 2013 12:34 | Filed under C&N News

WELLSBORO, PA – Joe Joyce has been named Vice President – Commercial Loan Sales Officer for Citizens & Northern Bank.

 

Working from the Towanda

C&N office, Joyce will manage commercial customer relationships for the bank, primarily in Bradford and Sullivan Counties in Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York.
 
Joyce holds his BSBA Degree in Management from Bucknell University in Lewisburg. Prior to joining C&N he was a partner with Murphy McCormack Capital Advisors, a Pennsylvania-based middle market merger and acquisition advisory firm.
 
Other previous positions include President and CEO and Senior Vice President and Senior Lender for Peoples State Bank of Wyalusing and various commercial lending related jobs with Pennsylvania-based banking institutions.
 
Joyce is a member of the Board of Guthrie Health, Vice Chairman of the Board of Robert Packer Hospital, Treasurer and coach for Athens Little League and a board member of Penn York Opportunities, Inc. and the Sayre Enterprise Center.
 
He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children and live in Athens.
 
“Joe brings a wealth of experience and depth to our commercial lending division,” said Hal Hoose, C&N Director of Lending. “We feel very fortunate to have someone with Joe’s background join our commercial lending team. Our clients will benefit greatly from his expertise.”
 
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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Amy Van Blarcom-Lackey Joins C&N Team

Posted Wednesday, 16 October 2013 10:38 | Filed under C&N News

WELLSBORO, PA – Amy Van Blarcom-Lackey has been named Sales Team Leader at Citizens & Northern Bank.

In her new position Van Blarcom-Lackey will lead business development and sales efforts throughout C&N’s market area.
 
Van Blarcom-Lackey holds her BS Degree in Communication and Government from Cornell University and her Masters of Government Administration Degree from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia.
 
She has extensive lending and sales experience, having held various positions as sales team leader, branch manager and loan officer for AgChoice Farm Credit for the past eight years, working the Towanda and Lewisburg territories. She has also been employed as Director of National Governmental Affairs and Dairy Specialist for the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, Government Relations Director for PennAg Industries Association in Harrisburg, Ombudsperson for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture in Harrisburg and Director of Communications for Dairy Farmers of America North East in Syracuse.
 
“High quality – high impact individuals such as Amy are extremely difficult to find,” said Hal Hoose, C&N’s Director of Lending. “We are fortunate to have her joining the C&N team. Our employees and our clients will benefit greatly from having someone with Amy’s talents working with them.”
 
Van Blarcom-Lackey and her husband, Scott, have two children. The family lives in Troy on her family’s dairy farm, Sugar Branch Farm, LLC.

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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