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From employee achievements and promotions to donations to community members, here is where you can catch up on Susquehanna Community Bank in the news.
Susquehanna Community Bank is proud to donate $10,000.00 to Warrior Run Community Education Foundation for the First Century Capital Campaign. This donation sponsored the new Elementary School main office. The First Century Capital Campaign goal is to get Warrior Run School District through its first one hundred years by offering the most effective educational experiences possible. Warrior Run Community Education Foundation believes that each generation of children require new skills and opportunities. The Foundation is working to help provide opportunities for future generations of students.
Pictured Left to right: Michael Loeh VP, Relationship Manager & Commercial Services Manager at Susquehanna Community Bank, Andrea Hulsizer Community Banking Officer at Susquehanna Community Bank, and Michael Freeborn Principal at Warrior Run Elementary School
NAMI, North Central Pennsylvania, is an amazing organization the benefits everyone in our local communities. They are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy. Susquehanna Community Bank supports NAMI because we want to help our family friends and neighbors succeed. To anyone struggling with mental illness know you are not alone, and you have resources. We encourage people to learn more about NAMI and their amazing work for the community.
From Left to Right: Chloe Lind Personal Banker at Susquehanna Community Bank, Lori Rummel Customer Service Specialist I at Susquehanna Community Bank, Keith Downey AVP/Loan Compliance/Collection Manager at Susquehanna Community Bank, Tim Mahoney Executive Board Treasurer at NAMI North Central Pennsylvania, Cathy Snyder Executive Board Secretary at NAMI North Central Pennsylvania, Lorraine Barone VP/Human Resources Manager at Susquehanna Community Bank, and Amanda Lichtenfels AVP/Senior Credit Analyst at Susquehanna Community Bank
SCB prides itself in being a Community Bank, below are some of our amazing employees volunteering their time to their Communities.
First Friday 10/6/2023
Mifflinburg Hose Company 125th Anniversary Parade 9/30/2023
Harvest Festival 9/16/2023
McClure Bean Soup Festival Parade 9/12/2023
Norry Block Party 9/3/2023
National Night out 8/1/2023
New Berlin Fireman’s Carnival 7/12/2023-7/15/2023
Pineknotter Days 7/4/2023-7/6/2023
Watsontown 4th of July Parade 7/4/2023
Cutters 5k 6/24/2023
Milton/Watsontown Crosscutter Night 6/21/2023
We had the honor of having a Team member throw the first pitch
Northway Community Church Father’s Day 5k 6/18/2023
Warrior Run Fire Department Parade 6/17/2023
Warrior Run Fire Department Carnival 6/12/2023-6/17/2023
Milton Beer Fest 6/10/2023
Fremont Strawberry Festival Parade 6/5/2023
CASA Superhero 5k 5/20/2023
Kids Fair 5/6/2023
Art Festival 4/29/2023
Selinsgrove Area Adult Band 4/4/2023
Susquehanna Community Bank is proud to be able to donate these shirts to all the Harvest Festival Princess Pageant contestants, made by our local business Jordanna Adams. Good luck to all these lovely ladies. We all know the hard work and dedication that goes into being a contestant and also being a part of the staff that puts this event on. We hope that it is an amazing and fulfilling experience for all involved in this Pageant.
Pictured is Crissy Schreffler, Community Banking Officer II in West Milton at Susquehanna Community Bank, with all the Harvest Festival Princess Pageant Contestants.
On April 15th the W.B. Konkle Memorial Library had an open house, to showcase their new and improved library. They went through six years of planning, fundraising and construction to get to where they are now. Susquehanna Community Bank is very proud to have been a part of this project. Our Donations went to the improvement of the children’s area within the library. We hope that the local communities take full advantage of this new and improved library.
Susquehanna Community Bank is proud to recognize Haven Ministry Center for all that it does. Haven Ministry is a non-profit in Sunbury that provide emergency shelter and support for individuals and families in Northumberland, Snyder, and Union County.
From Left to Right: Diane Paulukinas VP/Retail Banking at Susquehanna Community Bank, Christy Zeigler Director of Haven Ministry, Ann Zimmerman Secretary of Haven Ministry, No Ringer President of Haven Ministry, and Jeffrey Hollenbach EVP/Chief Operating Officer at Susquehanna Community Bank.
We are proud to donate $10,000 dollars to support them in their causes to provide financial management education, job training support and other self sufficient skills to those who may be experiencing homelessness currently or those who may be a risk of homelessness in our community.
Susquehanna Community Bank is proud to have sponsored the Warrior Run Stock Market Game for over 10 years. This year’s award was presented to Ian Riddell, the first-place winner in the Middle School Division of the Daily Item challenge for Northumberland County. Ian was presented with a Chromebook provided through the Pennsylvania Council of Financial Literacy.
Also pictured Jeremy Betz, Warrior Run Middle School Stock Market teacher and Jill Shambach, VP Susquehanna Community Bank.
Congratulations to Diane on her graduation from Advanced Banking School with the PA Bankers Association! Diane has been in the banking Industry for 27 years, she has been with Susquehanna Community Bank for 6 years. Diane is an incredible asset to the SCB team. Congrats again on completing your three year program.
Pictured: Jeffrey Hollenbach, VP/COO & Diane Paulukinas, VP Retail Banking
Congratulations to Kristy Kratzer on completing her Leadership Susquehanna Valley Program. We hope that it was a very educational experience and you can use what you learned in your position here. Susquehanna Community Bank wants to thank Kristy for all she does and being an asset at Susquehanna Community Bank.
Kristy Kratzer Community Banking Officer
Susquehanna Community Bank has made a third Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program donation to the Pennsylvania College of Technology Foundation to assist with the dual enrollment program at the college.
Pictured left to right: Kyle A. Smith, Executive Director of College Relations at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Michael Loeh, Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager at Susquehanna Community Bank, and Elizabeth A. Biddle, Director of Corporate Relations at Pennsylvania College of Technology.
The bank’s $1,000 EITC donation will benefit the Penn College NOW dual enrollment program, which enables academically qualified high school and career technology center students to take tuition-free courses for college credit. In 2020-21, 1,512 students from 47 high schools and career and technology centers earned more than 5,600 credits valued at more than $3.3 million through Penn College NOW.
“We are pleased once again to partner with the Penn College Foundation to support the innovative program, Penn College NOW,” said Mike Loeh, Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager for Susquehanna Community Bank. “The program offers a vital opportunity for students to earn college credits that will help them build momentum toward careers that provide family-sustaining wages and career growth opportunities. As a bank we are fully committed to the communities that Penn College serves and this program is one that we are proud to participate in.”
Susquehanna Community Bank is proud to donate to The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. The program helps to improve Pennsylvania’s education system for students and families.
From left are Barbara McGary, Executive Director of the James V. Brown Library; and Michael R. Loeh, Assistant Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager at Susquehanna Community Bank.
Susquehanna Community Bank is proud to donate $50,000 to Susquehanna Health Foundation. Susquehanna Health Foundation sets out to enhance health care close to home and help lay the foundation for a stronger future in health care for our region.
Pictured: From left are Mike Loeh VP/Relationship Manager at Susquehanna Community Bank, Krysia Ziegler Community Banking Officer at Susquehanna Community Bank, Sherry Watts President of Susquehanna Health Foundation, Rexford Hilton Commercial Relationship Manager at Susquehanna Community Bank
Krysia Ziegler Community Banking Officer
Congratulations to the Leadership Lycoming Class of 2021, including our very own Krysia Ziegler, Community Banking Manager at our Williamsport branch. Krysia said that “Leadership opened the door to countless connections within the community. I will forever take with me the networking, leadership, and business skills that I learned throughout the program.” Susquehanna Community Bank is proud of your accomplishments!
Susquehanna Community bank made a donation of $2,500 to The Green Dragon Foundation. This organization is a non profit whose mission is to enhance students experience, assist Teachers and staff and enrich the community by raising money for Lewisburg Area School District. They do this by focusing on academics, arts, athletics, health and well being and community engagement. Susquehanna Community Bank is very proud to help them achieve these goals.
From left Crissy Schreffler, Community Banking Officer; No Ringer, Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager; Ann Glock Executive Director of The Green Dragon Foundation Jennifer Shabahang Vice President of The Green Dragon Foundation, Kate Troxell, Treasury Management Director; and Steve Stanko, Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager.
Meadowbrook Christian School
Susquehanna Community Bank recently donated $7,500 to local schools through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. Meadowbrook Christian School received $2,500 towards their Tuition Scholarship Program. Kate Troxell, Treasury Management Director presented the check on behalf of Susquehanna Community Bank to Amy Smith, Director of Advancement and Kristen Devlin, School Administrator of Meadowbrook Christian School.
Northumberland Christian School
Northumberland Christian School received $2,500 through the program. Kim Bennett, Director of Development stated that these funds will greatly assist the students and families; especially those impacted by COVID-19. Jenna Clymer, Community Banking Officer (right) and No Ringer, Vice President/Market Manager (left) of the Bank presented the check to Kim Bennett and Pastor John Rees, Principal (center) of Northumberland Christian School.
First Community Foundation Partnership of PA
The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania also received a $2,500 donation from Susquehanna Community Bank through the EITC program. This donation will benefit the Mifflinburg Area School District. Jason McCahan, Director of Strategic Philanthropy, Executive Director, First Community Foundation Partnership of PA (center) was presented the check by Kathy Kline, Community Banking Officer; Jill Shambach, VP/Investment Executive; Diane Paulukinas, VP/Retail Sales; and Kate Troxell, Director of Treasury Management.
Susquehanna Community Bank donated $2,500 to the Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. This donation will go towards their Pre-Kindergarten Counts program. The Pre-K counts staff has worked hard this year to continue to provide preschool education for the children in the program while still keeping everyone as safe as possible.
Students left to right: Madelyn Merrill, Case Beers (center) and Kain Tafoya.
Jody Reuss, YMCA Director of Child Care, shared that at the YMCA, students have been able to attend class in a supportive environment that offers learning in a fun and age appropriate way. “They have been able to attend Monday through Friday for regular classroom hours while wearing masks and maintaining social distancing,” states Reuss. She also added that the teachers, like Tiffany Ranck (photographed here), in the Pre-school program have done an excellent job of managing all of this with positivity and diligence. “It is thanks to their hard work and dedication we are able to accomplish this.”
The Pre-K counts classroom has an enrollment of 18 and operates Monday through Friday 8:15 to 2:15 pm, and offers before and after care if needed. The program is staffed by certified teachers and qualified classroom assistants.
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