Central National Bank celebrated the first day of business at their newest branch location with a ribbon cutting and open house this morning. The new branch is located at the corner of Ash Street and Highway 77 in Junction City, and is the sixth Central National Bank location in Junction City.
“Central National Bank has always been very involved in this community, and we congratulate them on their continued growth and the opening of this beautiful new facility today,” said Terry Heldstab, Junction City mayor.
Central National Bank’s newest facility includes state-of-the-art technology. The branch offers full service banking, extended drive-up hours from 7 am to 6 pm, in-branch televisions for news and bank information, and a Smart ATM, which is available 24 hours per day and accepts cash or check deposits and sells stamps. Branch manager Dennis Proietti and his staff are ready to serve customers at the new location.
“All of the employees at this branch are trained to help customers with a variety of needs, from teller processes to opening accounts or CDs to making loans,” said Proietti. “We are really excited to be open for business and look forward to serving all of you.”
Central National Bank was founded in Junction City in 1884, and this year marks the bank’s 125th anniversary.
“This is a very special anniversary year for us, and as of October 1 we will have operated here in Junction City for 125 years,” said Robert Munson, President. “We have various signs you will notice that say ‘We Love Where We Live’, and that is very true for all of us. We are so proud of our roots and our continued growth here in Junction City.”
On September 19th Central National Bank hosted its 5th Advisory Board Roundtable Forum. The topic was “Going Green”. Guest presenters were Sarah Hill-Nelson, secretary/treasurer of Bowersock Mill & Power Co. in Lawrence and a representative of The Bonneville Environmental Foundation out of Portland, Oregon as well as the director of Zephyr Energy of Lawrence and Scott Zaremba, president of Zarco Earth-Friendly-Fuels and Zarco 66 stores of Lawrence.
Bowersock operates a Hydroelectric-power plant along the Kansas River in Lawrence and has been providing energy for Lawrence since the early 1900’s. The Hill family has been involved in the plant for much of its rich history. The Bonneville Environmental Foundation is focused on the reparation of damaged watersheds across the country and establishing new renewable energy generation. Zephyr Energy is the local vehicle for buying green tags to offset you or your businesses energy usage and to support the use of renewable energy generation.
The Zaremba family has been in the fuel business in Lawrence for the past 40 years. Scott Zaremba is in the process of opening the first retail Bio-fuels station in the state of Kansas at 9th & Iowa Street in Lawrence. The station will be open later this fall and Scott informed us that many cars are already compatible to run on E-85 grade fuel. A list of vehicles that are equipped for this use can be founds on the Zarco 66 web site (www.zarco66.com).
Central National Bank of Lawrence is proud to announce that a three-year commitment to invest in green tags to offset 25% of the energy usage in its six Lawrence bank branch locations. CNB is the first and only bank in Lawrence to make this commitment and we do this consistent with the mission of our bank, which is focused on “…making our customers and the communities we serve successful.” An investment in renewable energy is an important investment in the future of Lawrence and the state of Kansas.
Additionally, CNB is proud to be the financing source for Zarco Earth-Friendly-Fuels and their new Biofuel station in Lawrence. The leadership and commitment by the Zaremba family in taking such an important step to begin to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and to make a positive impact on the environment is truly a landmark step in Kansas.
As Scott Zaremba stated in his presentation, “to create change one must take action.” Central National Bank is very pleased to play a small role in supporting these great community leaders and helping promote issues that truly do make our community and customers successful.
Blog by Brad Chindamo