This is a reminder that Monarch Community Bank will be closed from 12-3 p.m. this Friday in observance of Good Friday. Happy Easter!
Archive for March, 2010
Monarch Community Bank employees have stepped up to help out those less fortunate. Employees at the bank are regularly volunteering their time at the Branch Area Food Pantry on Friday afternoons.
“We’re excited to have Monarch employees step up to help us out by volunteering their time,” said Ann Lown, Branch Area Food Pantry Board member. The Pantry has been extremely busy lately. The week of March 7 alone, the Pantry distributed 125 boxes, which helped to feed 359 people in Branch County. There were also eight new families (20 people) sign up the following week. The bread that week was given to 99 families, which helped to feed 284 people.
If you’d like more information about the Food Pantry or information on making a donation, please call the Pantry at 279-0966.
Monarch Community Bank is proud to announce the promotion of Kirk Bell, new accounts representative at the headquarters on Willowbrook Road in Coldwater. Bell will be opening new deposit and IRA accounts and assists customers with all aspects of opening and maintaining their accounts.
Bell has worked at Monarch Community Bank for two years as a teller at the Willowbrook Branch. “It’s our pleasure to promote Kirk to this position. Over the years he has proven himself to management and our customers,” said Don Denney, President and CEO of Monarch Community Bank. In the community Bell is involved in the Lockwood Community Church Wild Game Dinner Committee, as well as on the Board for Southwest Ohio Hugh O’Brian Leadership Program.
He is a graduate of Swanton High School in Swanton, Ohio and currently resides in Coldwater with his wife Kate, and three sons. Bell is currently attending Baker College for his Business Management degree. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and being involved in the community.
Monarch Community Bank has proudly partnered with Greenpath Debt Solutions to provide FREE financial counseling for our customers and the community. They specialize in debt counseling and household budgeting. Click on the link below to try it. We were proud to have Dave Barnett from Greenpath in our bank last week leading the “Steps to Financial Freedom Seminar”. More information is also listed on the front page of our website, look for the Budget Smart banner on the front page of our website at www.monarchcb.com
Community Advantage is a money management, credit, and debt advisory service that is offered free of charge to our customers. A Community Advantage financial counselor is available to assist you Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (EST), Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. by calling 1-866-MYBANK9 (692-2659). Counseling can take place over the phone, or you may make an appointment for personal counseling sessions. When calling for advice or to make an appointment, be sure to indicate that you are an Monarch Community Bank Advantage caller!
Budget Smart is a software tool designed to assist you with your household budget. We offer this through our on-line website at www.mbandt.com. Through Budget Smart, you can:
• Establish a budget
• Track Spending
• View tips for improving overspending or inadequate saving
• Conduct “what if” scenarios to determine how a major purchase or change in income can affect your budget
Click here to gain access to this FREE service http://www.budgetsmart.org/index.asp?a=109111110797114699104&b=677473449849248856849
Especially geared toward individuals just starting out with a checking account or who have had difficulty managing a checking account in the past, CheckRight is a web-based checking account management education module designed to teach you how to manage a checking account.
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Monarch Community Bank realizes that achieving lifelong financial success can sometimes seem like an overwhelming task. That is why the bank will be offering a free workshop, called Steps to Financial Freedom, for all of the community to take advantage of on Wednesday, March 10th.
“Because most Americans have not received formal education regarding their finances, it is difficult to pick up the pieces when a tragedy or financial crises strikes,” said Don Denney, President and CEO of Monarch Community Bank. “Through this free workshop, we help community members create a step-by-step plan to gain long-term control of their finances.”
Monarch Community Bank welcomes the community to join them on Wednesday, March 10th at 6:00 p.m. to learn the steps to financial freedom. The workshop will be held at the Willowbrook Branch at 375 N. Willowbrook Rd. in front of Gander Mountain. Topics discussed will include setting goals, communicating with family members, creating a budget, reducing debt, and building savings. For more information on the workshop or to make reservations to attend, please call (517) 278-4566. Refreshments will be available.