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CUB celebrates 125th anniversary

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By Lisa King

Last week was a big one at Citizens Union Bank’s main branch in Shelbyville where the bank’s 125th anniversary celebration culminated with a luncheon, speakers and more, well, celebrating.

An anniversary ribbon-cutting took place Friday with Sen. Paul Hornback, Rep. Brad Montell and Shelbyville Mayor Tom Hardesty.
But from the bank’s perspective, the celebration has been going on for several weeks as employees have sought to spread some good will through the community.
Kim Davis, communications director at the bank, said that all during the months of August and September, bank employees split up into groups of 15 teams, and those teams were each given $1,000 to donate to the community organization of their choice, for a total of $15,000.
“Each team member was given the opportunity to choose an organization and then the teams voted on which one they would donate to,” she said. “The presentations of the checks have been made over the past few weeks, and can be viewed on the bank’s Facebook page at Citizens Union Bank.”
In Spencer County, a team donated $1,000 to Love My Neighbor.
Last Monday, when the bank was closed for Columbus Day, the teams of employees spent the day contributing their time to work at the various organizations they had chosen, Davis said. The Spencer County team spent the day working inside the Love My Neighbor store.
Last weel, Davis said, each CUB employee has been working hard to use up a pad of 25 coupons they were given for random acts of kindness.
“They have been doing random acts of kindness throughout the communities they live and work in, and each time an employee does a random act of kindness, they are leaving behind a coupon that says they are doing the kind act in honor of Citizens Union Bank’s one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary,” she said, adding that will amount to more than 4,500 random acts of kindness in the communities the bank serves.