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.
Vlahos Gets Soaked for CLK Rotary Fundraiser
President/CEO Dave Vlahos sat under the pitchburst machine during Bridgefest weekend as part of CLK Rotary’s scholarship fundraiser.
SNB staff had a Jeans Day, where employees paid $5 each to wear jeans to work, and raised $310. Another $187 was raised at the event in Kestner Park, where employees got the chance to soak Vlahos.
Superior National Bank raised a total of $497 to go toward the scholarships. Rival banks Range Bank and River Valley raised $86 and $58, respectively.
SNB Welcomes Anne Brunet
Superior National Bank recently welcomed Anne Brunet to its staff. Brunet will serve as executive assistant to SNB President/CEO Dave Vlahos.
Brunet worked for nine years at D&N Bank, now known as First Merit, including four as an executive assistant there. She also worked as an office assistant at Hancock Central High School. Most recently, Brunet owned and operated Raggedy Anne Daycare.
The Hancock native volunteers for the Hancock High School Booster Club and is active in her church.
Karttunen Joins Trust Department Staff
Superior National Bank and Trust is pleased to announce the addition of Eli Karttunen to its Trust Department staff. Karttunen spent the last three years as the Director of Finance at Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union.
The Houghton, Mich., native is a Michigan Tech graduate with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He went on to earn a master’s in finance from the University of Michigan—Dearborn.
Karttunen is a member of Houghton Rotary Club and on the board for both Dial Help and Salvation Army.