Central Bank News
- The 17th Annual Central Bank Charity Golf Classic was July 17 at Great Life Golf and Fitness. This year, $51,000 was raised and given back to Laclede County. Since it began nearly $800,000 has been raised through this one day event thanks in part to our major sponsors: Independent Stave Company, Justice Furniture, Mercy Hospital-Lebanon, Emerson/Scroll Compressors, Shadel's Colonial Chapel, United Insurors, Missouri Eagle, Carmeo, Results Advertising, Graven Chrysler/Jeep and Holman-Howe Funeral Homes. 15 local, Laclede County charities and organizations received donations to further their good works in our community.
The Lebanon Office of the Red Cross received $10,000 for local disaster relief & other Laclede County programs and services.
$5,000 went to the Curry Cancer Center.for wigs, transportation, and other patient needs for those who can't afford them in Laclede County.
Laclede County riders on the OATS bus will be charged reduced fares thanks to the $4,000 donation which will last one full year.
Lebanon Alternative School's HRDC work progjram for at-risk students received $3,500 for student needs, tools and maintenance.
Project 360 Youth Services, Lebanon's newly formed non-profit facility for homeless teens, also received $3,500.
$2,500 went to Claws & Paws for shelter and animal needs.
$2,000 was given to New Life House to help with their efforts in providing transitional housing for women just released from jail.
The Lebanon-Laclede County Library received $2,000 for new materials and programs in their Kids Room.
The area backpack programs split $11,000 so that hungry children in the Lebanon, Joel E Barber, Gasconade, Conway & Stoutland school districts can have food on the weekends.
The Laclede Literacy Council will use their $2,000 donation for tutoring supplies and Imagination Library so that all services can remain free.
Lebanon Rotary Club, Lebanon Host Lions Club and Lebanon Kiwanis Club each received $1,500 for their fundraising projects.
Rotary's Koats for Kids Lion's Eye Glasses Project
Kids Christmas Shopping & band instruments
$1,000 went to SCAN (Supporters of Children with Additional Needs) for costs associated with their new center as well as local outlest where special needs children experience sports & everyday life skills.
A huge THANK YOU to all of the sponsors, golfers, those businesses who donated auction items and people who attended the event. We hope we can count on you next year!
- L-Life Food Bank received cans and cash from Central Bank employees in September. Employees donated can food items along with $2 for the priviledge of wearing jeans on Fridays. Over 100 pounds of food was collected as well as $500 cash went to Laclede County's L-Life.
- Central Bank employees continue to give back to local charities and organizations through Jeans Day. Community Cares, Claws & Paws and Connect the Dots each received $500 from bank employees.
- Check out our new school debit card designs!
|$106,827.84 has been donated back to the schools through Central Bank's School Debit Card program which started in 2009.||Lebanon R-3 School District received $5,231.73 for a total of $76,001.01 from the Buzz Debit Card interchange.|
|Laclede County R-1 received $2,206.04 for a total of $29,884.57 from the Bears Debit Card interchange.||In late 2013, the School Debit Card program was expanded to include the Joel E. Barber Buckskins Debit Card. Central Bank donated $247.48 for a total of $943.16.|
- 16th Annual Central Bank Charity Golf Classic Donates $50,000 Back to Laclede County!
Our annual golf tournament was held on July 18 at Great Life Golf & Fitness. Thanks to our sponsors, golfers and generous friends and neighbors, we raised $50,000 for local charities and organizations. Since the tournament began, we have given back over $750,000 from this one day event. This year's recipients were:
The New Life House received $10,000 to go towards costs for their transitional housing for women.
The Lebanon Office of the American Red Cross received $15,000 for disaster relief, preparedness, babysitting camps & burn out assistance.
The Stoutland Backpack Program received $4,000 for weekend food for families in need.
The Conway Backpack Program received $4,000 for their needy families.
OATS received $4,000 toward reduced fares for riders in Laclede County.
The Mercy Fitness Park project received $2,000.
The Curry Cancer Center received $2,000 for patient services including wigs, transportation, etc.
Rotary's Koats for Kids received $1,500 towards their effort to get kids warm coats.
Crosslines received $1,500 for client energy assistance.
The Free Store received $1,500 towards utilities in their new building.
Kiwanis received $1,500 towards their "Christmas Shopping" for needy children.
The Laclede Literacy Council received $1,500 for free tutoring services & reading supplies.
S.C.A.N. received $1,500 for costs associated with their new center as well as local outlets where special needs children experience sports & everyday life skills.
- Motor Bank Donates Backpacks
During July and August, our featured gift with a new checking account was a sling backpack just in time for back to school. The staff at Central Bank's Motor Bank took that to heart. Sherri, Carolyn and Brent purchased several of the backpacks and filled them with school supplies at their own expense and donated them to Maplecrest School. A bank customer, Noel Massey, even donated his backpack gift to the cause! Lori Ranfeld, Counselor at Maplecrest, will then get them to kids who need them. Just another example of how Central Bank employees care about our community and those in need.
- Look who made the paper!
- It's a whole new ballgame at Central Bank with our Really Free Checking Accounts! Only takes $50 to open with no minimum balances and no service charges! For Business, too!
- We now have Really Free Checking...and Really Free Gifts. Really! Open a new personal or business checking account and get a free gift! This month, it's a portable chair. Check out our display inside the Main Bank. It's a tailgate party....complete with a real tailgate!
- Central Bank South's New Look! Thanks True Construction, Justice Furniture & Landscape Solutions!
- Blowin' in the wind. Nothing like high winds and thunderstorms to rock our historic Central Bank "tower" signage. Thanks Payne Signs for the "support"!
- Central Bank South is getting a facelift! A remodel inside and out. But don't let the construction bother you...we're still open!
- Money isn't the ONLY thing Central Bank Employees Donate...
The Community Blood Bank of the Ozarks came to Lebanon on January 24th. The Blood Mobile was on the parking lot of the Main Bank downtown. Many community members and employees made a visit. Above Central Bank employees, Michele Uptegrove and Lori Ailshie get ready to give blood.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Look who's on the Central Bank float!
Central Bank employees & their families surrounded Santa on the Central Bank float in the Lebanon Christmas Parade. Wonder who is on the naughty list?
- It's Halloween at Central Bank! Our Bookkeeping Department got in the spirit by dressing up as their favorite Dr. Seuss character. The Main Bank Tellers showed off their Glam-Camo while Central Bank at Wal-Mart showed their fun side.
- Happy Central Bank Anniversary! Once a month, Central Bank employees are treated to Lunch to celebrate the date they started working at Central Bank. It's a fun time to get together with co-workers...and the food is good, too! Here, Central Bank employees, The Lunch Bunch, who were hired in September and October chow down at T's Redneck Steakhouse.
- Loan Officers and Loan Assistants by day. Serious Paintballers by night! The Loan Department recently conducted a "special ops" teambuilding exercise at X Marks the Spot Paintball (on Hwy WW in Lebanon). Now we know why guns aren't allowed in banks!
- Celebrating 34 Years in Conway (and 95 years of serving Laclede County). Lance grilled hotdogs, Glenna & Sonya made some yummy cookies and everyone enjoyed the camaraderie! Plus everyone gave the wheel a spin for great Central Bank prizes. Thanks, Conway, for helping us celebrate!
Thanks, Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce Members! Central Bank received the 2012 Outstanding Community Service Award at the Annual Chamber Dinner. Steve, along with over a dozen Central Bank employees, accepted the award.
- We celebrated our 95th Year with a Celebration and Open House. Yummy food, fun prizes and GREAT customers! (Plus a little media coverage). 95 years of homeowned banking is something to celebrate and we certainly did! Guess we should start planning our Centennial Celebration... 5 years isn't that far off!!!!
- Supporting Lebanon R-3 and area schools is what we do! Glad we could bring turf and the new scoreboard to Jacket Stadium. Pat with Mr. Lowrey at the sponsor recognition presentation
- The Making of A Central Bank Star! Look for our Central Bank commercial on the new scoreboard at Jacket Stadium...starring our own Pat McGinnis. It will air at all home football games. Thanks to Eric Adams for making Pat feel like a movie star!
- We've got spirit, yes we do! Central Bank donated $4,769.69 to Lebanon R-3 and $1,894.09 to Laclede R-1 from the second quarter 2012 exchange earned from the school debit cards. Since the Buzz and Bear cards were introduced in June 2009, Central Bank has donated a total of $36,877.69 to R-3 and $13,818.27 to R-1. To apply for a Buzz or Bears debit card, pick up an application at any Central Bank location. Support Lebanon & Conway schools every time you use it!
- Central Bank "Zippers". Almost 20 Central Bank employees and family members took a "zip" on the wild side and tried out NRO Canoe Rental & Campground's Zipline. There was only one Zipper who screamed the whole way...and it WASN'T one of the kids. Who knew an Operations Officer could be so loud? Thanks Bob, Barbara, Missy and the whole NRO crew for a great day on the river!
- Our Central Bank Board of Directors are local business people who join all of us in thanking you for your business. Our directors, officers and employees appreciate YOU! Central Bank has been serving Laclede County for 95 years and we look forward to many, many more years of doing business with our friends and neighbors.
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