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 Natioal 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.
Lucchesi-Gedda Joins SNB Team
Superior National Bank recently added Cathy Lucchesi-Gedda to its team as Hancock Branch Manager and Loan Officer.
Lucchesi-Gedda has nearly 20 years experience in real estate in the Copper Country. For the past 18 months, she worked at Range Bank in Houghton.
“We’re thrilled to have Cathy join our team,” said Kirsten Rinne, SNB’s Vice President/Director of Consumer and Mortgage Banking. “Her experience, enthusiasm and contacts in the community will be a huge asset for our staff and the bank as a whole.”
A Houghton native, Lucchesi-Gedda is a member of Hancock Rotary and on the Keweenaw Chamber of Commerce Leadership Steering Committee. She has also been actively involved in the local hockey community for years.
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.
SNB Employees Support Habitat for Humanity
Superior National Bank recently presented a check to Copper Country Habitat for Humanity from funds collected from donations by SNB employees. Several bank employees also volunteered at a Habitat building project in South Range on Sept. 24.
Pictured (l-r) are Steve Nadeau, Habitat Executive Director; Jill Buckland, Habitat President; Cindy Taavola, SNB Credit Analyst and Habitat Treasurer; and Dave Vlahos, SNB President/CEO.
Ruohonen Takes on New Role at SNB
Superior National Bank President/CEO Dave Vlahos recently announced a new role within the bank for Jay Ruohonen, who has been serving as VP Branch Manager for Business Development. Ruohonen will join the Business Lending team with the new title of VP Business Lending and Development.
“We want to take advantage of the talents and experience of our staff,” said Vlahos. “Jay’s knowledge of the people and businesses in our community will be a huge asset for our business lending team.”
Ruohonen will begin the transition into his new role in September.