At Clinton National Bank,
making everyday life better with our banking solutions is at the core of what we do.
Banking relationships start with our customers & businesses, the communities we serve, and our team that serves them.
We know there's a lot we can do,
and that we will do it
Clinton National Bank participated in providing financial relief for companies, restaurants, retailers and small businesses. We originated 341 Paycheck Protection Loans, totaling $11,541,694.
Helping customers with PPP Loans created many new successful relationships, further characterizing our responsive and successful solutions, and empathetic service.
The Naeve family will be offering their own branded beef at their 15,000 square foot processing plant and retail shop located in Camanche, IA. When completed, it will employ up to 50 people. It’s been a long-time dream of the Naeve's to have their own branded beef that is raised locally, then sold throughout our community, our region and the nation. We are proud to be their partner in helping to make this dream a reality.
Along with our many products and services, we introduced even more digital advancements for our customers in 2021. We announced the use of Card Controls for CNB Debit and Credit Card holders. This feature allows the customer to have control at their fingertips; turn their card on/off if it is lost or stolen, add specified alerts, and even create personal card spending limits! Along with this card feature, we also had various ATMs get a digital facelift with a new video interface, giving card users a new look and features.
CNB Insights is our new blog, with articles packed full of financial advice, solutions, and information in many areas of the financial world, written by our very own experts.
We shared these blog articles on our Facebook platform, along with several other posts containing our helpful products and services, community outreach, banking security tips and so much more. In 2021, we had an average of over 2,100 views per post from our 3,513 followers, and beyond.
Later in the year, as the holidays approached, Clinton National Bank introduced a Holiday Loan Special. This loan featured a low interest rate, and appealing payment terms, just in time for those holiday expenses!
The Trust Department stayed busy in 2021, assisting customers in achieving their financial goals and dreams. We continued to grow our strong foundation of customized support by helping many area businesses manage their employee benefit plans. Throughout the year, we provided outstanding trust services to customers with our investment management services, along with retirement and estate planning. These meaningful relationships grew the Trust Department assets to $344 million.
Each and every year, we strive to do better for people. Here are some ways we grew for you:
The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassion of it's members.
Clinton National Bank has strong roots in our surrounding communities, in which our team members live, grow and volunteer. 2021 was no exception - our team donated hundreds of hours participating on various boards and committees.
CNB also collected items for food pantries, gave to community and nonprofit organizations, and supported youth development with Thumbuddy Kids Club Events, along with sponsoring youth sporting events.
In 2021, we also awarded 3 Clinton area students with substantial financial awards through the Bob Holleran Memorial Scholarships. Bob was our Vice Chairman of the Board, who unexpectedly passed away in 2020. In his honor, these scholarships were awarded to students attending an Iowa College or University. Our CNB Trust Department also continued to be trustee for the Mount St. Clare College Scholarships, awarding $175,000 in scholarship dollars to local students in 2021.
Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is success!
Not all of our teamwork is done within our customer and client relationships, but internally as well! In 2021, employees received much flexibility working from home, and those who did not work in a remote environment, worked in a very safe, healthy workplace. Several locations had changes in their hours of operation, much due to our advances in digital banking technologies, thus enhancing our ability to effectively help our customers from wherever they are.
Lenny Weih was our Business Development Officer for nearly 20 years, and his positive attitude and strong relationships will be hard to replace! Lenny looks forward to spending more time with his family during his retirement.
Debbie Farrell was our Camanche Branch Manager, who departed at the close of 2021, after 23 years of service. Debbie always put her customers’ needs first, and was a very vibrant member of our CNB Team.