CBNWI Quarterly Newsletters
Letter from the President, Dwight Marquardt
CBNWI in the Community
This summer has been full of community involvement for CBNWI. It has been fun and exciting to participate in helping make our communities stronger. I am proud to say that many, if not all, of the CBNWI employees have volunteered this summer in these events. They are a wonderful group of people—the CBNWI family—and they make me happy to be a part of it. They exhibit their tireless dedication in their commitment to their communities as well as to our customers every day. If you happen to see them out at a community event in their gray CBNWI shirts, say hello!
Throughout this newsletter you will read about the many ways our employees, and your bank, have given back to the communities that we call home. I hope you enjoy reading about it all as much as I did. Don’t forget to look for us at community events throughout the year. And please do not hesitate to let us know about any events that we are not present at; we’d love an invitation and opportunity to make a difference!
June Dairy Month!
CBNWI proudly recognized dairy farmers during the month of June by offering dairy related treats to those who visited our branches. From cheese and sausage trays, to cookies and homemade bars; from ice cream cones to string cheese at the drive-up, the Rice Lake, Ladysmith, Brill and Ridgeland branches celebrated with their customers all month long. CBNWI-Rice Lake and Brill also had customers sign up for door prize giveaways! Rice Lake winners were Cynthia Brown of Rice Lake who won a basket full of items to make ice cream sundaes. Other items won were a 2013 Farm Technology Days cookbook and a cheese slicer set! Winners at Brill received $25 gift cards to Joe’s Country Corner Store. Ridgeland coloring contest winners were given $10 towards CBNWI’s new T.W.I.G.S. savings account and a CBNWI piggybank to start their savings. Overall, a great month was had by all of us here at CBNWI. We appreciate all of our customers, agricultural and other-wise, who contribute to the success of our state, communities, and our business. Thank you to everyone who celebrated with us!
Barron County Fair
The Barron County Fair is another event that takes place in our backyard every year. And once again, we were proud to be active participants. This year we sponsored T Texas Terry! If you attended the fair, you probably saw him around! CBNWI was also welcomed to host the Harness Races on Wednesday night. We had 8 employees happily volunteer to work admission and help attendees find their seats, among other things. It was a wonderful night at the fair. On Saturday, July 20th, Gerry represented CBNWI at the Livestock sale—our 41st year in attendance—where we purchased 2 lambs and a pig. We believe that the youth of our county do a phenomenal job of raising their livestock. This, too, is an honor to be able to participate in.
Thank you to all who attended to honor their hardwork, as well as to partake in all the other festivities that are the fair. It is a wonderful event and we look forward to it every year.
Farm Technology Days
As many of you know, Farm Technology Days was held in Barron County this year. The annual event travels around the state celebrating one of our state’s biggest industries: Agriculture. Community Bank of Northern Wisconsin was there in many capacities. Not only were we a Gold Sponsor of the event, but we also had many employees volunteer time in numerous capacities. We’d like to extend a big “Thank you!” to all of the visitors to our booth. We saw many current customers, some old faces and a lot of new faces. More than 900 people signed
up for the John Deere D105 lawn tractor and we are happy to announce the winner is Sharon Hammann of Barron, WI. It was a pleasure to see you all there! And it was a pleasure to be such a big part of such an amazing event!
Spooner Rodeo And Parade
CBNWI was once again a proud sponsor of the Spooner Rodeo. The annual event was once again a hit, with people coming to Spooner from all over the country. The CBNWI team chipped in with volunteer help at the World Class event, the 60th annual rodeo, spanning July 11-13. Joy and Sunny volunteered in the ticket booth while Bonnie and Eileen helped out at the Nickel Scramble, sponsored by CBNWI. The gang also came together to take part in the annual Rodeo parade on Saturday. Missy, Bonnie, Joy, Sunny, Eileen, Monica, Angela, and Sandie all walked the parade throwing candy and giving out CBNWI bags. It’s always a fun time for the kids and adults alike.
Hunt Hill Partnership
This year CBNWI is proud to announce a partnership with Hunt Hill Audobon Sanctuary of Sarona, WI. CBNWI was proud to be a major sponsor of the Prairie Fling held in May. Even more exciting is the transportation that we were able to provide to children interested in attending the Hunt Hill Day camps! CBNWI provided transportation for approximately 40 kids to be able to partake in the wonderful fun and learning that Hunt Hill Day Camps provide. We hope to be able to continue this partnership into next year, and help even more children to experience nature through Hunt Hill
2013 Aquafest was a hit again, as the town filled up with people looking for fun. CBNWI is honored to have been a part of it as the sponsor of the Saturday night artist, Steve Augeri, former lead singer of Journey.
CBNWI representatives attended every night and on Saturday, prior to the entertainment, personal banker, Juliet, and teller, Vicki, were able to go on stage and show their appreciation for the community that supports them by throwing out an armload of branded hats, tshirts and a CBNWI tote bag. CBNWI also had a number of employees volunteer in the beer garden, assisting with making sure everyone had fun! Personal Banker Sandie was there, among others, happily contributing to the success of the evening. We hope you all had as much fun as we did, and we hope to see you next year at Aquafest 2014!
Greetings everyone! My, how time flies when you’re having fun!
One of my highlights this summer was volunteering at Farm Technology Days. This was my first experience at Farm Technology Days and I was overwhelmed and impressed by the sheer size and scope of all that was needed to make Farm Technology Days happen. I was impressed to see the variety of vendors and volunteer support. The day that I volunteered the weather was filled with rain and wind. I thought to myself that participation would be low due to the weather: However, even with weather conditions less than favorable crowds of people still came and all was well.
As our season begins to shifts some of our minds turn to back to school. A question I often am asked is “how can I help my child afford to go to college?” Always a good question: One possibility is to open an education fund for your child. This can be done either with a 529 plan or a Coverdell Plan: Each year you may make a contribution towards your child’s education and fund it through diverse investments. Time frame is always important in an education fund: The sooner you begin the better. If you would like more information on this please feel free to contact me or stop by my office.
Rice Lake Office
1204 West Knapp St.
P.O. Box 169
Rice Lake, WI 54868