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From employee achievements and promotions to donations to community members, here is where you can catch up on Susquehanna Community Bank in the news.

April 2018

Mifflinburg – Susquehanna Community Bank at 40 Hardees Drive in Mifflinburg is undergoing an extensive interior renovation beginning on April 30th and continuing throughout the summer. The Bank will remain open for business during renovations. The vision for the branch remodel reflects their commitment to invest in the communities they serve while continuing to provide a better banking experience throughout the Susquehanna Valley. The Mifflinburg Office opened its doors in 1994 as the Bank’s third location. Susquehanna Community Bank has 5 other offices located in West Milton, Lewisburg, Watsontown, Beaver Springs and Northumberland. Updates on the renovation progress can be found on the Bank’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/WestMiltonStateBank).

April 2018

The Green Dragon Foundation recently received a generous gift of $2,500 from Susquehanna Community Bank through the state’s EITC program. This contribution will help fund advanced and innovative educational programs for the Lewisburg Area School District. Ann Glock, Executive Director of The Green Dragon Foundation states, “We are grateful to Susquehanna Community Bank for their ongoing support of LASD students. This generous donation will go a long way to help provide our students with unique hands-on learning experiences.”

Present for the check presentation were Stephen Stanko, Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager of Susquehanna Community Bank; Dr. Steven Skalka, Superintendent of LASD; Ann Glock, Executive Director of The Green Dragon Foundation; No Ringer, Vice President, Market Manager of Susquehanna Community Bank; Jack Emery, Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager; and Niki Weber, Secretary of The Green Dragon Foundation Board of Directors.

February 2018

Susquehanna Community Bank is proud to continually support the Warrior Run Middle School through the award-winning educational program called the Stock Market Game.

The Stock Market Game is a ten-week simulation that offers players the opportunity to invest a hypothetical $100,000 in stock chosen from the American, New York, and NASDAQ markets. The activity is designed to increase the students’ understanding of the economy, markets, corporations, etc. and to provide them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to manage their finances as adults.

1st and 3rd place winners: Quintin Kertsmar and Jacob Yoder. 2nd place winner Connor Kertsmar was not present to receive award. Presenting the awards were Deborah Shief, Watsontown Community Banking Officer; Diane Paulukinas, Vice President and Treasury Management Director; and Jill Shambach, Vice President and Investment Executive of Susquehanna Community Bank. Also present was Mr. Jeremy Betz, Teacher.

January 2018

No Ringer, Vice President/Market Manager, and Steve Stanko, Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager of Susquehanna Community Bank, presented a check in the amount of $2,500.00 to the Donald Heiter Community Center through the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC). Accepting on behalf of the Community Center is Andrea Tufo, Executive Director.

The Donald Heiter Community Center is a non-profit organization, which strives to be the hub of the Lewisburg community by providing innovative and responsive programs, welcoming facilities to house multigenerational activities, coordinating diverse community resources, addressing community needs, and supporting the wellness of all its people.

Susquehanna Community Bank and its employees donate to the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way which seeks to address the root causes of social problems in Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties. Annually, Susquehanna Community Bank participates in United Way’s campaign where employees can make a one-time donation or choose to donate through a payroll deduction. Gifts can be directed to priority impact issues including public transportation, poverty, early childhood education, at-risk teens, alcohol and drug abuse, and diversity.

In the past five years, total donations have surpassed $56,000. In 2016, employees donated nearly $13,500. 2017 donations are projected to surpass $14,000.

Additionally, all Susquehanna Community Bank branches were drop-off locations to collect books for the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way’s “Wee Read” program in April.

Susquehanna Community Bank employees give back to the community through community events and monetary donations. In the first quarter, every Friday was an optional paid casual day where employees can dress down to support a cause. The minimum donation is $5 for the entire month, where each month’s donations are given to a different non-profit.

In January, employees raised $385 to the ALS Association, which is “the only national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front.” February donations were given to the local non-profit, ThinkBIG Pediatric Cancer Fund. Total donations of $355 will help “pediatric cancer patients and their families with the financial burdens associated with their cancer diagnosis” at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.

March donations totaled $550 for March of Dimes in conjunction with the local March for Babies Susquehanna Valley 2.5 mile walk on May 7, 2017. The March of Dimes mission is to “improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.” This year was the bank’s third year participating in the walk. In addition to employee donations, the team raised a total of $903. Shown are Susquehanna Community Bank employees and their family members who participated in March for Babies.

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