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Citizens Bank Minnesota employees donate $3,052.00 worth of gifts to families in need.


Citizens Bank Minnesota's New Ulm main office provided gifts for a local family in need.

Citizens Bank Minnesota's Lafayette staff provided Christmas food boxes for local families in need.

Lafayette staff prepare Christmas food boxes for local families in need.

Citizens Bank Minnesota employees were excited to help families in need this Holiday Season. Our main office in New Ulm as well as two branch locations in La Salle and Lakeville each adopted an area family. Money was donated by employees, raised through a bake sale and free-will donation luncheons, and with a bank match it made it possible to donate $3,052.00 in gifts for these families. We were able to fulfill all the needs the families had, plus more!

Citizens Bank Minnesota, Lafayette Branch, also participated in our Adopt-a-Family project.  Together with the New Ulm Jaycees and guidance from Nick Peterson, an Ag Lender in Lafayette who is involved with the Jaycee’s Christmas Food Basket Project, the Lafayette staff was able to help families in need of food for the Christmas Holiday by collecting money from employees and from fundraising.  With a matching donation from the bank, they were able to assemble 10 Christmas Food Baskets consisting of two boxes full of food, including a large ham.  The Jaycees work with the New Ulm Food shelf and families may sign up if they would like a Christmas Food Basket. The Lafayette staff distributed the baskets and enjoyed seeing the faces of grateful recipients, both young and old.

We were happy to help these families who would have had an otherwise difficult time purchasing the needed items themselves. It was also a great way to remember what the Holidays are truly all about!

$3,340 Donated to the Lewis House


It was a magical evening as Citizens Bank Minnesota hosted theGirls Night Out on Monday, October 5th at the Lakeville Arts Center, raising, $3,340 through ticket sales which was donated to the Lewis House. Citizens sponsored the entertainment and food. The afternoon started with shopping at local downtown businesses then moved to the Lakeville Area Arts Center for happy hour and appetizers followed by musical entertainment by “Sister”. “Sister’s” music had inspirational messages that energized us to prioritize our amazing plans and goals by putting ourselves first on the list.

The Lewis House first opened its doors on August 28, 1979 not far from where the current Eagan Lewis House stands today. It is named after the late Senator B. Robert Lewis, who authored legislation to aid women in abusive relationships and to stem family violence. The home was purchased with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding and was welcomed into the community by the surrounding neighbors who made it their mission to watch out for the fragile families inside. During that first year, 41 women and 64 children received safe housing at Lewis House. In 1985, 360 Communities broke ground on the current Lewis House in Eagan, which was the first shelter in the United States built for the purpose of being a battered women’s shelter.

To become part of theGirls! is rather simple – be a female client of Citizens and have an email address.  If you are already a client, please send your primary email address to Lori Dummer at to be included in future emails.  If you are not a client, please stop by Citizens Bank Minnesota’s Lakeville Branch next to Lakeville’s Super Target to open your account today and start enjoying all the benefits Citizens has to offer. You can also check us out on the web at

By: Missy Marti, Marketing Officer

2013 Holiday Random Acts of Kindness


The Holidays may be over, but the effects of a few Holiday Random Acts of Kindness are still being felt by some families in Southern Minnesota.

Citizens Bank Minnesota wanted to make the holidays a little brighter for some families in need.  Employees were divided into five teams and together the teams raised money to buy gifts for six families.  Money was donated by bank employees and they also had a free-will donation Taco Fiesta luncheon to raise money for the acts of kindness.  The bank matched the donations up to $200.00 per team.

Teams then went out and shopped for gifts for each family.  Clothing, toys, household items, groceries and other goodies were wrapped in festive paper, bags and bows.  It definitely was heart-warming to know that the gifts were going to put smiles on the faces of some deserving families who would have had a difficult time purchasing the needed items themselves.

Overall, Citizens employees raised over $3,200.00 to purchase over 200 gifts for six families with 29 family members in need during the 2013 holiday season!

By: Sarah Seifert, Marketing Assistant

20th Annual Lewis House Women’s Charity Golf Tournament

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On August 12th, 116 golfers took to the course at Legends Golf Club, in Prior Lake, to raise money for 360 Communities Lewis House.

The theme this year, to celebrate the 20th Annual Women’s Charity Golf Tournament, was “Birthday Party”. Participants were creative with their cart decorations and their costumes ranged from doctors to birthday candles.  Over the past 20 years, this golf tournament has raised $545,000 for Lewis House!

Citizens Bank Minnesota has been involved in this event for the past four years, and this year raised approximately $350 for Lewis House with a putting contest.

Since Lewis House opened its doors in 1979, more than 65,000 survivors of domestic violence have benefited from its safety, support and advocacy services, with help provided to over 2,000 women and children annually. Trained advocates offer emotional support, safety planning, referrals to community resources and help in navigating the court system.

Three Great Career Opportunities at our Lakeville branch!


Are you looking for a new career opportunity?  Our Lakeville branch currently has three openings – we are looking for a Loan Processor, and a Full-Time and Part-Time Client Service Representative.  If you or someone you know would be interested in any of these positions, please fill out a resume and send to our HR department!



Citizens Bank Minnesota is seeking a skilled and experienced commercial/mortgage Loan Processor in our Lakeville Branch. If you are a high-performing person with attention to detail skills this is the position for you. This position will assist lenders by preparing and processing loan documentation, ordering and obtaining any necessary supporting documents, filing recordable documents, inputting and maintaining loans on the Bank’s core software, maintaining loan files and renewal documentation and providing service to loan customers. Citizens Bank Minnesota continually receives a 5-Star Superior Rating by Bauer Financial, and has been in the banking business for 137 years. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a trusted financial institution. If you have the ability to multi-task, are self-motivated and would enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, this is the job for you. This full-time position offers a competitive wage and full benefits package. Experience preferred but will train the right person.




Citizens Bank Minnesota, Lakeville Branch, is expanding their team and is looking for 2 high performing people with great attention to detail skills to take care of our clients in a fast paced environment. If you are a people person with an outgoing personality this is the position for you. Responsible for executing financial transactions, researching and resolving client questions and balancing a cash drawer.Citizens continually receives a 5-Star Superior Rating by Bauer Financial, and has been in the banking business for 137 years. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a trusted financial institution. This position is a high profile client contact person and requires a professional appearance. Full-time and part-time opportunities available, this will include some Saturday mornings. Full-time position includes a benefit package. Experience preferred but will train the right person.


Submit your resume to:

Sara Bode, HR Director

Citizens Bank Minnesota

PO Box 547

New Ulm, MN 56073

Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action

Balyeat Promoted To Assistant Branch Manager


Juliana Balyeat has recently been promoted to the Citizens Bank Minnesota management team as the Assistant Branch Manager for their Lakeville Branch.  Balyeat joined Citizens in 2004 as a Client Services Representative.  She lives in Lakeville with her husband Dennis.

Congratulations Juliana!

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