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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.



SNB Hosts Construction Crew for Lunch

Superior National Bank hosted workers from Hebert Construction for a pasty lunch on Monday (July 18).

The construction crew has been working on replacing Quincy Street since the project began in May. Construction has proceeded on schedule into the 200 and 300 blocks of Quincy Street and will continue west to the M-203 junction by the fall.

SNB provided pasties, side dishes, drinks and dessert to the approximately 20 workers while bank president/CEO Dave Vlahos and several other SNB employees joined them.



SNB Float Wins Best In Show at Chassell Parade

The 2016 Chassell Strawberry Festival Parade Committee recognized Superior National Bank with the “Best In Show” award for its strawberry-themed float.

SNB employees decorated the bank’s truck to look like a strawberry while employees walked the route and handed out mini beach balls and candy.

“It totally looked like a strawberry,” said Katie Mount, assistant branch manager for SNB’s Hancock location. “After some discussion as to the proper color of strawberry seeds, we nailed it.”

Approximately 25 SNB employees and friends walked in the parade.

In addition to the “Best In Show” award, SNB’s parade entry also earned the top prize in the “Strawberry” category.