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  • Three Coldwater BPU Employees Receive Certification

    Posted by Pat Thomas

    Rick Herman, Bryan Massey and Bryan Smith, employees of the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities, recently passed Michigan DEQ examinations for certification as a drinking water operator. Mr. Herman has successfully completed his S-3certification, Mr. Smith completed the S-2 certification and Mr. Massy has reached the S-1 certification level. The "D" certifications are for water treatment, while the "S" certifications are for water distribution. Operators must meet educational qualifications, experience qualifications, and receive an examination score of 70% or better.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of the CBPU, Director Beckhusen congratulates Mr. Herman, Mr. Massey and Mr. Smith for successfully obtaining these certifications. These accomplishments speak highly of their work ethic and dedication to support the CBPU’s strong foundation for serving its customers.

  • Chamber After Business Hours

    Posted by Pat Thomas

    After Business Hours will be held on Tuesday, February 9th at the Southern Michigan Bank Conference Center from 5 to 7 pm. Hor D’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Sponsored by Branch County coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Branch County Community Foundation

  • “Monarch Community Bank forgoes Christmas Gifts and Gives Donation”

    Posted by Pat Thomas

    In the spirit of a difficult holiday season for many people, the management at Monarch Community Bank decided that although Christmas gifts for customers are nice, this year they would put the money to better use. With the money that is usually spent on gifts, the bank made donations instead to area food pantries.

     A total of $750 was donated to the Branch Area Food Panty in Coldwater, Marshall Area Community Services in Marshall, and Kings Cupboard and St. Anthony’s Family Center in Hillsdale, where Monarch has branches. “We felt this year like our community could use the money better than our customers could use a small token of our appreciation,” said Don Denney, President/CEO. Monarch customers were notified that a donation had been made in their name to the food pantries in a holiday card that was sent. “It feels good to give back and we know our customers understand the need,” said Denney.

     Monarch Community Bank has branches located in Marshall, Coldwater, Union City and Hillsdale. For more information about Monarch Community Bank products and services, go to www.monarchcb.com or call your local branch.