Community involvement is core business principle for C US Bank


In 2009, C US Bank continued their community involvement program that encouraged their employees to help out at a variety of community events.
J. Scott Thomson, President of C US Bank, said, “We implemented a program in 2008 that encouraged our employees to help out in the community. The goals of the program were to help out more with community events, work together as a team for the betterment of the community, and have fun doing so. Being active members of the community through a wide variety of special events, boards, and programs is one of our core business principles at C US Bank. Because of the success of the program, we have continued it in 2009. The program has been wonderful!”
C US Bank employees worked a total of 2,808 hours at local events.
Employees helped with the following local events: 4-H Farm Safety Day, Bloodmobile, Camp Jornada Walk, planting flowers in downtown Cresco, decorating and tearing down the holiday decorations at the courthouse, Christmas in Lime Springs, Cresco Dueling Pianos, Crestwood High School Concession Stands, Crestwood Chili Feed, Cresco Jaycees Demo Derby/Fireworks, Cresco Outdoor Movie, Cresco Volunteer Expo, Crestwood High School Track Meets, Cruise to Cresco, Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest Sprits Tent, Parade, Kid’s Games, Decorating, and Waffle Breakfast; Czech Days Brat Stand, Ribeye Stand, Parade, and Community Center; Dollars for Scholars, Elvis, FFA Banquet, Firemen’s Pancake Supper, Flanagan Tournament, Flight Breakfast, Gravel Grinder, Holiday Parade, Holy Trinity Omelet Breakfast, Hospital Auxiliary Omelet Breakfast, Howard County Fair booth, moo mobile, and church stands, Immanuel Lutheran Fall Dinner, Lidtke Mill Pancake Breakfast, Madison Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social, Methodist Church Thanksgiving Dinner, Moo Mobile, National Walk at Lunch Day, Notre Dame Lasagna Dinner, Bingo, Omelet Breakfast, and Church Dinners; Path to Progress Walk, Pheasants Forever Banquet, Ridgeway Park Fundraiser, Old Settler Days, St. Stephen’s Church Dinner, Sweet Corn Days Food Booth, Omelet Breakfast, Parade, Parade Line-Up, Pedal Pull, Waffle Breakfast, and Watermelon Stand; Train Restoration, Turkey River Trot, and more!
Employees earned points for working community events and were rewarded based on the number of points they had earned.
Brian McConnell, Vice President and Senior Consumer Loan Officer, worked over 140 hours at community events. He said, “Helping out at community events was a lot of fun. I enjoy working with my co-workers at special events in the community and the opportunity to work with other volunteers from the community. This new program inspired me to work at a number of community events and I truly enjoyed it.”
McConnell feels fortunate to work for a company that encourages community involvement. He said, “I appreciate the fact that C US Bank wants us to be active in our community. With our Cresco staff of over 50 employees, we are able to help out the community in a big way. The new program is a win-win for everyone involved.”
In these economic times, C US Bank feels that helping out the community is very important. Thomson said, “With all of the bad news out there about the economy, we feel that it is important to encourage our employees to be out there in the community to show that we are here to help.”