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April is Community Banking Month

CNB to Celebrate with Community Shred Days

April is designated as Community Banking Month, and as a community bank, Citizens National Bank will be highlighting local businesses through our annual gift basket giveaway, as well as hosting Community Shred Day on Friday, April 28.

Each CNB office is giving away a gift basket including local items from each of our branch communities. Anyone who visits a branch during the month of April may enter to win the community gift baskets valued at more than $150 each. Entries can also be made online at our website, The drawing for the baskets will be held on Friday, April 28.

Also, as a community service, our branches are each hosting a Community Shred Day on Friday, April 28, where the public is invited to protect their identity by bringing their personal paper documents to be shredded. Refreshments will be served at each branch during their Shred Day.

Items to be shredded will be accepted during normal business hours of each office. There is a limit of 3 standard office size boxes or grocery bags per household. Items to be shredded could include:

  • Financial statements
  • Canceled and blank checks
  • Paycheck stubs
  • Credit card and account numbers
  • Personal records and tax records
  • Medical records
  • Any items containing your social security number or signature
  • Any mail or magazines that have personal identifiers
  • No need to remove staples or paper clips

**No electronic items will be accepted. All paper material will be destroyed by Allshred Services, a NAID Certified Company.

For a complete list of CNB locations and their hours, visit our website,

About Community Banks
Collectively, community banks make more than 60% of small-business loans, more than 80% of agriculture loans, and contribute tax dollars that help maintain local municipalities. Community banks:

  • Are favored by small businesses, earning a 76% satisfaction score compared to 62% for large banks, 46% for finance companies and 39% for online lenders.
  • Are committed lenders with loan growth that has outpaced noncommunity banks for a decade.
  • Demonstrate safety and soundness with higher capital ratios and better loan quality than the largest institutions.
  • Offer high-touch, high-tech service. This gives consumers access to modern-day conveniences and technical capabilities while maintaining the personal service for which community banks are known.

For more facts about community banks, click here. Follow the ICBA Community Banking Month conversation on social media with the #BankLocally and #CommunityBankingMonth hashtags.

About ICBA
The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.

With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute roughly 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5.8 trillion in assets, over $4.9 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.5 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at

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