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Greece, New York City Top Events for Citizens Bank Travel Club in 2020

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Reservations are now being accepted for the 2020 schedule of monthly activities of the Citizens Bank Travel Club. 

“We try every year to top the ambitious calendar of Travel Club events from the previous year,” said Phil Baldwin, Citizens Bank Chief Executive Officer.  “We believe we have topped this year’s wonderful 10-day tour of Classic Italy with a spectacular 15-day tour of Greece in 2020!” 

Helping Hands Food Pantry Receives Donation From Citizens Bank Employees Blue Jeans Fund

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The Citizens Bank Employees’ Blue Jeans Fund has donated $500 to support the Helping Hands Food Pantry, an outreach program of the Cushman United Methodist Church. 

A group of bank employees recently visited the pantry, which has been operating since February in the old Middle School building in Cushman in space provided by the City of Cushman.  At least four volunteers staff the food pantry each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Matt Lloyd Receives ‘Above & Beyond Award’ From Citizens Bank, Batesville School District

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Matt Lloyd, Bookkeeper at Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary School, was named Monday as the October recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District. 

Citizens Bank and the School District started the Above & Beyond program in 2012 to recognize staff members for exceptional service to students, parents, their school, peers and the district. 

8 Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

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Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cybercrime. According to the 2018 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report, 152 million U.S. consumers were victims of cybercrime – more than half of the country’s adult online population – with losses totaling over $11.5 billion. Citizens Bank recommends the following tips to help keep your information safe online:

Is a ‘touchy, feely’ IRA investment right for you?

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Everyone knows the importance of planning ahead to live comfortably and securely once they quit working.

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) allow you to save for retirement on a tax-deferred basis.  It is essentially a savings account with tax breaks, making it an ideal way to save money for your “golden years.”

One form of IRA is the Self-Directed IRA, through which you can invest in something that you can actually see, feel and touch – real estate.

Citizens Bank Promotes Katherine Harris To Help Guide North Central Operations

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Citizens Bank is proud to announce the well-deserved promotion of Katherine Harris to Vice President and Market Retail Manager, based at the bank’s headquarters location in Batesville.

As Vice President and Market Retail Manager, Katherine routinely travels to support the operations of all retail bank branches in North Central Arkansas, the largest market within the Citizens Bank organization. 

Citizens Bank Elevates Aaron Herndon To Retail Branch Manager, Consumer Loan Officer

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Citizens Bank is proud to announce the promotion of Aaron Herndon to Retail Branch Manager and Consumer Loan Officer at the bank’s headquarters location in Batesville. 

Aaron will lead the retail operations at Citizens Bank’s headquarters facility in Batesville.  He will guide the professional development of his retail team to meet and exceed customer expectations, as he also broadens his professional capabilities into the area of consumer lending.

A Reversal of Fortune for Bank Branches

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Not long ago, banks seemed ready to start boarding up and closing down branches because technology was about to replace physical banking.


Over time, branches are now proving to be just as important to and embraced by bank customers as ever.

Of course, we all can utilize new, newer and the newest technologies to transact banking business anywhere we want at any time we want. 

Jeanne Roepcke Honored as August Recipient of ‘Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award’

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BATESVILLE – August 19, 2019 – Jeanne Roepcke was named Monday as the August recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District.  Ms. Roepcke is the facilitator for Batesville High School’s EAST program, an acronym for Education Accelerated by Service and Technology, which provides students the opportunity to have relevant, individualized, life-changing educational experiences.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

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How soon is too soon to talk to your kids or grandkids about money?

If they are old enough to ask for a toy or a bike, they are old enough to start learning financial lessons that will last a lifetime.

The best financial lessons are part of everyday experience. Look for opportunities to talk about money, read books aloud and play games that center around spending money wisely. Be open and honest when you discuss your financial experiences—good or bad.

Here are some examples of teachable moments to help you get started:

Money Creates Big Stress on Campus

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Money Creates Big $tre$$ on Campus

Chuck Jones

For all of you who believe today’s college students are only concerned with are ballgames and parties on campus, think again!

Nearly half of college students don’t feel prepared to manage their finances, reports “Money Matters on Campus,” a new research study.

Landon Downing Joins Treasury Management Team at Citizens Bank

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BATESVILLE, Ark. –  Landon Downing has been named to the Citizens Bank Treasury Management team, according to Anastasia Blaylock, Director of Treasury Management.

Downing will serve as a Treasury Management Officer for the bank’s North Central Arkansas Market, providing Treasury Management solutions to the market’s commercial customer base. He will offer products that help businesses streamline processes, increase efficiencies, mitigate risk, and maximize their returns.  

Two Structures Along Central Avenue Receive $10,000 in Citizens Bank Impact Grants

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BATESVILLE – July 22, 2019 – The Batesville Downtown Foundation has authorized two $5,000 Citizens Bank Impact Grants to Sloan Construction to renovate two buildings along Central Avenue near Historic Downtown Batesville.

The buildings, which are located at 151 North Central Avenue and 171 North Central Avenue, are believed to date back to the mid-1800s, according to Nick Sloan, owner of Sloan Construction, who is well underway with the renovation work.

Michael Hoggard Named Vice President - Controller and Information Security Officer

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Citizens Bank is very pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Hoggard to Vice President – Controller and Information Security Officer.

In addition to his continuing responsibilities for management and supervision of all financial-related activities of the bank, Michael will assume the new responsibilities of Information Security Officer. In his role as Information Security Officer, Michael will be responsible for overseeing the bank’s Information Security Program.