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January 2024
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From The President's Desk - Winter Update
If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me how I thought interest rates were going to behave, I'd certainly have a hefty pile, but I haven't kept count. When you’re a banker it comes with the territory, but given the level of interest rate volatility we’ve been experiencing lately a lot more people are paying attention.

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December 2023
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2023 Change For Charity Drive Raises Over $29,000! 

The annual Community Bank Charity Drive was conducted in Community Bank’s branch locations during November 28th through December 20th.  The program is an effort to collect donations in communities to benefit charities in that same area.


October 2023 
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From The President's Desk - Fall Update
The first inkling that Father Time might be hot on my heels occurred about a month ago. I was catching myself leaning back whenever I began reading something, so I decided to go to the optometrist and get my eyes checked out. After the standard, “which is better: one or two, two or three” rigamarole, the doc declared that I needed reading glasses. Yep, cheaters.

October 2023
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We're Seeking the Next Holiday Design Contest Winner! 
*Contest is now closed. Winning design is pictured above. 
Students in Kindergarten thru Fourth Grade are eligible to participate in our annual Holiday Design Contest! The winning design will be used on our Holiday marketing materials. 


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Annual Program Surpasses $150,000 Awarded to Local Students for Good Grades
2023 marked the thirteenth year of Community Bank’s annual Earn While You Learn program. The program paid out over $15,000 to 390 student-customers in the Eastern Oregon and Southeast Washington area.

March 2023
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How Does The SVB Failure Impact You? 
The past few days have been quite eventful in the banking world. The failures of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), in Santa Clara, California and Signature Bank, in New York City, have created a sense of uncertainty for many consumers across the nation. 
 






6/1/22
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QR Code Fraud On The Rise
 

Have you used a QR code recently? You may have caught onto the tricks that these same criminals use in phone call or text message schemes, but how can you stay alert when using a QR code?

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Recognizing And Avoiding Scams

Defend yourself against scammers by learning to recognize red flags.



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Cybersecurity 
 
Whenever you're online, you're sharing information, whether you mean to or not.

 

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Protect Your Personal Information and Data

The internet has been called the information superhighway. But with scammers, hackers, and other bad guys trying to steal your personal information online, it’s a good idea to know how to lock down your devices, network, and information. 












1/4/2023
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Build Your Savings With the 52 Week Savings Challenge

Many people view the start of the new year as a time to reset, create new goals, and focus on achieving those goals. While some people choose to focus on their physical or mental health (which are excellent things), we are a big proponent of focusing on your financial health.  Build your savings this year with the 52 week savings challenge! 


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Teaching Children About Money

Whether you’re teaching finances to your kids, your grandkids, or those of a loved one, it’s absolutely essential to teach children how to manage the money they have and invest for the future.

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Buying a Home

Start by defining your goals. Consider where you want to live, the features you're looking for, what you can afford, and a realistic date for having the money you'll need. Then apply your knowledge to making this key decision.

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3 Jar Allowance For Kids

The sooner you teach your children the basics about budgeting, the better, and the 3 jar money system is a great way to get started.

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Health Insurance Options

Health insurance can help you pay for the medical expenses you and your family might encounter. In general, most health insurance plans cover the cost of doctor and hospital visits. Some also include dentist visits, physical therapy, and alternative care.

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Get Out Of Debt

Managing debt is the best way to find financial freedom. This Coach session acts as a virtual Debt Coach, providing useful strategies to manage your personal debt situation and create a plan to pay off your debts using the debt snowball or avalanche methods.

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Banzai Junior

Designed for kids aged 8 to 12, Banzai Junior uses the storyline of a summer lemonade stand and the goal of a new bike—or hoverboard for the financially daring—to teach concepts like interest and fees, envelope budgeting, and discretionary income. Plus, Banzai Jr. is available in both English and Spanish!

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Archived Articles

February 2023 
 
Enjoy the convenience of payment apps while staying aware of potential risks. Whether you’re splitting the bill at a restaurant with friends, paying back your parents, or buying snacks at a sports event, it’s hard to beat the convenience of peer-to-peer payment apps like Venmo, Zelle, Google Pay, Cash App, and PayPal.

January 2023 

Many people view the start of the new year as a time to reset, create new goals, and focus on achieving those goals. While some people choose to focus on their physical or mental health (which are excellent things), we are a big proponent of focusing on your financial health.  Build your savings this year with the 52 week savings challenge!