SNB Supports U.P. Kids at Bowl For Kids Event
HOUGHTON — Superior National Bank & Trust presented a check for $4,908 to U.P. Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters on Saturday (Mar. 18) during the organization’s Bowl For Kids event at the Mine Shaft.
The money was collected during the previous month through several avenues—employee donations, customers purchasing bowling pins to be displayed at bank branch teller windows, and gifts directly from the bank and its trust department.
Vicki Locatelli, SNB’s Loan Operations Manager, headed up the bank’s fundraising efforts. “Bowl For Kids is a good team-building event for a great cause in our community,” she said. “I’d like to give a huge thank you to all the SNB employees for participating, community members who purchased pins and to the bank leadership for their generosity.”
U.P. Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters programs help area children realize their full potential and build their futures by providing strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships.
SNB Gives $25,000 to Houghton County Arena Project
|Pictured (l-r): Dave Hermanson, Ryan Markham, Dave Vlahos, Doug Hembroff.|
Superior National Bank recently pledged $25,000 toward the Houghton County Arena improvement project. The scope of the project includes replacement of the building’s ice plant, work to bring the bleachers to code and installation of a dehumidifier.
The project is being headed up by the Portage Lake Multi Educational Services board and its president Dave Hermanson. “The main reason to start this project was to replace the ice plant, which uses a refrigerant (R22 freon) that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is phasing out,” he said. “This facility benefits many people and is a boost to the local economy. It’s critical to make these upgrades and continue the building’s operation in service to the community.”
Houghton County Arena is home to 300-400 youth hockey players involved in junior hockey leagues, Hancock High School hockey, Finlandia University hockey, the Houghton County Fair, and the Keweenaw Roller Girls. It also hosts many other events and receptions throughout the year.
Superior National Bank President/CEO Dave Vlahos agreed with Hermanson on the importance of the facility. “Houghton County Arena is an integral part of our area,” he said. “SNB is behind this project because of the significant role the building plays for our community and especially in the development of our youth.”
Hermanson said that approximately $300,000 has been raised toward total estimated cost of $450,000. Work on the project will begin as early as this summer.
Familiar Faces in New Roles at Superior National Bank
HANCOCK, Mich. — Superior National Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the hiring of Cathy Lucchesi-Gedda and Robbyn Lucier to its staff as well as new roles for Ann Lantz and Jay Ruohonen.
Lucchesi-Gedda will serve as Hancock Branch Manager/Loan Officer. She spent nearly 20 years in real estate before joining the banking industry. The Houghton native most recently worked at Range Bank in Houghton prior to joining the SNB team in November.
Lucier has been hired as the bank’s VP/Director of Human Resources. The Hancock native served in the same role at UP Health System-Portage for the past 10 years and has more than 25 years experience in employee recruiting, training and management. Lucier began at SNB in mid-January.
Lantz is SNB’s Central Market Area Manager/Loan Officer, overseeing the bank’s branches in Chassell and Houghton (Econo Foods and Ridgecrest Plaza). A 25-year veteran in banking and a Painesdale native, Lantz has served in various roles for SNB, most recently as a business banking associate.
Ruohonen, who previously served as SNB’s Hancock Branch Manager, moved over into the business lending department last fall. His new title is VP/Business Lending and Development. The Atlantic Mine native, who has spent more than 24 years in banking, also has experience as a small business owner. He and his wife, Dorothy, started Hawk Technologies, LLC, a computer-aided design firm, in 1989.
All four individuals help fulfill Superior National Bank’s promise of being “The People You Know. The Bank You Trust.”
SNB Employees Donate $1,200 to Local Charities
Superior National Bank employees recently donated a combined $1,200 to several area charities!
Aurora House (L’Anse), New Beginnings Angel Mission (Calumet), SKY - Simple Kindness for Youth (Hancock), St. Vincent de Paul (Hancock and L’Anse) and Woodhaven House (L’Anse) all benefitted from the money that was collected from the bank’s Casual for a Cause program in 2016.
L'Anse Branch Gives Away Wreath During Open House
Superior National Bank hosted its annual Holiday Open House at all of its branches on Dec. 2.
As part of its open house, the L'Anse branch held a drawing for a wreath which had been made by an SNB employee. Everyone who entered the branch was able to submit a free entry.
Congratulations to the winner, Kris Kokko, who was selected from the 87 entries!
SNB Hosts Annual Holiday Open House
Superior National Bank hosted its annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 2 at all nine of its branches.
Customers enjoyed live music in Hancock performed by a jazz quintet including SNB’s own David Renaldi. There were free 2017 Michigan calendars, holiday bakery and coffee at all locations.
The Holiday Open House is one way for Superior National Bank to thank its loyal customers.
Employees "Make A Difference" at Terrace Park
A group of SNB employees volunteered at Hancock’s Make-A-Difference Day on Oct. 22 at Terrace Park in east Hancock. Some of the work that was accomplished: raking leaves, painting playground equipment and planting bulbs.
Years ago, SNB adopted the park, and it had fallen into rough shape. The Oct. 22 work day was the first of several planned to refurbish it into a nice community space. The next work bee will be in the spring.