Charter Bank Adds New Member to Board of Directors
Eau Claire, WI – Charter Bank is pleased to welcome Mark Faanes as a member of the Charter Bank Board of Directors. Mark will also be a member of the Audit Committee, the Loan Committee, and the Asset-Liability Management & Investment Committee.
Mark recently retired from his career as a CPA after 41 years in public accounting at Wipfli where he also served as the Partner-in-Charge for the firm’s western and northern Wisconsin offices. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with an accounting major from UW-Eau Claire.
“Charter Bank is a very highly respected community bank; it is an honor to join its Board of Directors. I look forward to lending my 40 years of experience working with businesses and individuals in the Chippewa Valley to the Board for the betterment of the Bank, its customers and the communities it serves,” stated Faanes.
Mark serves on various other boards in the community. Mark is the President of the Eau Claire Chamber Educational Foundation, current board member and past board Chair for the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce, member of the Advisory Council for the UW-Eau Claire College of Business, past Board Chair for the Eau Claire Community Foundation, and also serves as a board member and Region 1 Director for Wisconsin American Legion Baseball.
As a proud life-long resident of Eau Claire, Mark is involved in a variety of community organizations including being a 35-year member and past officer of the Eau Claire Early Riser Kiwanis Club, Eau Claire American Legion Baseball, and VP of the UW-Eau Claire Booster Club.
Charter Bank Offers Scholarships for Eligible Customer
Eau Claire, WI – Charter Bank is pleased to offer annual scholarships for high school graduating seniors and post-high school applicants. In total, 13 scholarships will be awarded to eligible applicants.
Scholarships will be awarded to those who are clients of Charter Bank or whose parent(s) or guardian(s) is/are clients of Charter Bank. Scholarships are eligible for yearly renewal. Applicants can visit our website to learn more about eligibility.
All applications are due March 15th and can be found online. For more information and to apply, visit charterbank.bank/about/scholarships.
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Chemistry major helping area youth see value in Blugold Beginnings, higher education
As an intern in the Blugold Beginnings office, Mai Yer Yang is planning a tour day for area eighth graders, an event that she hopes will inspire the young students to make the most of what the program offers and to consider pursuing a college degree. Full story.
Nobuyoshi Yasuda selected to lead national youth orchestra
Yasuda, a UW-Eau Claire professor of music and director of the University Symphony Orchestra, has been invited to lead the 2020 All-National Symphony Orchestra, one of six groups that make up the NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles. Full story.
UW-Eau Claire production of 'James and the Giant Peach' to include sensory-friendly shows
Area youth and their families will enter a fantastical world during UW-Eau Claire's upcoming production of "James and the Giant Peach," with two of nine performances being sensory-friendly shows to ensure the enjoyment of a neurodiverse audience. Full story.
Blugold finds joy and friendships playing Mary Poppins in local theater production
Kathryn Flynn, a music vocal performance major, has the starring role in Eau Claire Children Theatre’s production of the much loved “Mary Poppins,” a role she says is bringing her great joy because it’s been a longtime dream to play the magical Mary. Full story.
Shamrock Shuffle to be March 14 at UW-Eau Claire
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UW-Eau Claire to host regional National History Day competition
The event, an opportunity for more than 300 students in grades 6-12 to "do history," will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. March 5 in Davies Center. Full story.
HSHS hospitals host free QPR suicide prevention sessio
CHIPPEWA FALLS – HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals’ Community Health is hosting a session for anyone who would like to learn how to recognize the warning signs that someone may be thinking about suicide, and how to help them. The training is called “Question, Persuade, Refer” – or QPR. Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save a life.
The session will take place Tuesday, March 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in McDonald Hall at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, 2661 Co Hwy I. Registration is required by calling 715-717-7479 or online at www.stjoeschipfalls.org/Events-Classes.
“Suicide is very hard for most people to talk about,” said Laura Baalrud, director of Community Health at HSHS Sacred Heart and St. Joseph’s hospitals. “We hope to open up the dialogue about mental health and suicidal feelings to help reduce the stigma.”
WNB Financial is helping to kick-off the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign and fill the Winona Volunteer Services Food Shelf with its third annual Grocery Grab event. The event will take place Wednesday, February 26, at Midtown Foods (126 E. 5th Street, Winona).
Eight teams have entered the Grocery Grab and will race through Midtown Foods, with the winner being determined by the total dollar amount of groceries collected over 90 seconds. Teams include: the defending champions Saint Mary’s University, HBC, Fastenal, Knight Barry Title, Winona Daily News, Winona Health, Winona State University John Latsch Leadership Academy, and WNB Financial. Teams will consist of two members with two carts and will run one at a time in a randomly drawn order.
WNB Financial will pay for the winning team’s groceries, while all other teams must pay for their own groceries, and all items will be delivered to the Food Shelf that evening. At 7 p.m., Winona Volunteer Services Director Sandra Burke will address the crowd to officially kick-off the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign and Grocery Grab event. In addition, local sports radio and television personality, Dean Beckman, will deliver live play-by-play as the teams race through the store.
The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is the largest grassroots food and fund drive in the state, accomplished by participating groups and individuals engaged in the fight against hunger in support of 300 partner food drives. The Supplemental Food Shelf at Winona Volunteer Services offers eligible residents with limited resources a way to receive free food once a month.
Midtown Foods will remain open to the public during the event.
Visit the WNB Financial Facebook page for more details.
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