Announcement:

We are so pleased to announce all Century Next Bank lobbies will be fully open for business on Tuesday, October 12.&n [...] read more

CNext Blog

More Blog Posts

Improving Credit Scores (8/10/21)How to Spot, Stop, & Report Government Imposter Scams (7/19/21)Phishing: Don't Take the Bait (7/13/21)Money Mule Scams (7/6/21)Imposter Scams: Say No, Keep Your Dough (6/28/21)Busting Homebuying Myths (3/15/21)Electronic Banking: Online Shopping Safety Tips (3/8/21)Protect Yourself from Coronavirus Scams (3/1/21)Bank Statement Security (2/24/21)Debit Card Safety Tips (12/21/20)How To Avoid Phishing Scams (12/1/20)Personal Information Precautions and Third Party Apps (11/6/20)5 ATM Safety Tips (10/20/20)4 Ways To Protect Your Passwords (9/22/20)SBA Streamlines PPP Forgiveness Application for Many PPP Borrowers (6/22/20)Is My Money Safe in the Bank During the Coronavirus Outbreak or Other Unexpected Situations? (4/3/20)8 Financial Tips for College Freshmen (9/26/19)Teacher Spotlight (9/20/19)Teacher Feature: Sarah Wages (9/13/19)Ashley County Teacher Spotlight (9/3/19)Ouachita Parish Back-to-School Edition (8/27/19)Teachers Impact Our Community (8/21/19)Hometown Heroes: Gage Selby and Tori Simmons (7/12/19)Hometown Heroes: Carolyn & Devin Chadwick (7/5/19)More New Faces at Century Next Bank (6/28/19)Century Next of Ashley County Welcomes New Employees (6/20/19)Introducing New Faces in our Century Next Family (6/14/19)Thank You For Being On The Journey Into The Next Century With Us! (6/4/19)The Heart | New Name. Same People. Same Priority. (2/7/19)Bank of Ruston Changes Name to Century Next Bank (2/1/19)How To Purchase A Home (8/15/18)Safe Deposit Box Etiquette (7/25/18)Bank of Ruston is Growing (5/22/18)Six Tips for Your Financial Spring Cleaning (5/15/18)Beneficial Ownership Requirements for Legal Entity Accounts (5/9/18)

BOR + FNBC | A Personal Story

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Courtnie Blog Picture.jpg

During high school I had a few part-time jobs, so I needed a place to deposit my paychecks. Because I lived in the small town of Crossett, Arkansas, the first bank that came to mind was First National Bank of Crossett. My mom and I went to FNBC and I opened my first checking account. That’s where I became accustomed to hometown banking. I lived in Crossett all my life until I graduated high school in 2003 and in August of that year I moved to the big city of Monroe, Louisiana. The only thing I knew about Monroe was that it was big compared to Crossett, busy and fast paced – nothing like I was used to. For fun on the weekends Crossett people would come to Monroe to go to the mall, the movies and eat at the awesome restaurants. I began a part-time job at a local bank as a teller. I loved the job and the bank’s atmosphere of “hometown” banking because that was something I was already used to. I began to realize that although Monroe seemed so big, the southern hospitality was still there just like it was in my small hometown. It was because of those things that I realized I wanted to have a career in banking and I knew I wanted it to be a small bank.


After several years of working at a few different banks, I landed at Bank of Ruston in Monroe in the summer of 2016. I am at a bank that I absolutely love. The people I work with are great and the customers are wonderful, but the bank’s atmosphere is hands down the best! We are a big family that takes cares of one another, just like FNBC. We value our customers, their wants and their needs. Our employees care about each other and we are always striving to make things better. Coming from a small town and now working for a small bank with that same vision makes it all worth it. I was so happy when I found out about our strategic merger with FNBC. I never thought I would work for a company that would be merging with a company from my small town of Crossett, much less the first bank I ever banked with! FNBC and BOR have both been around for over one-hundred years and share similar goals, values and community involvement. I am so excited to be able to have a tie back to my roots!

 

Change often means uncertainty. After all, we are all human and naturally have questions and concerns. This merger is a huge change for all of us, but a very good one. This is an exciting time for both institutions as we are now one bank! Our new name will reflect our commitment to all of the communities we serve. Although we will have a new name, we are pleased to say that you will be banking with the same people you love and trust and our priority remains to serve you and our communities well, always!

 





Article by: Courtnie Beach

Courtnie Beach Image
Tags: Education


More Blog Posts

Improving Credit Scores (8/10/21)How to Spot, Stop, & Report Government Imposter Scams (7/19/21)Phishing: Don't Take the Bait (7/13/21)Money Mule Scams (7/6/21)Imposter Scams: Say No, Keep Your Dough (6/28/21)Busting Homebuying Myths (3/15/21)Electronic Banking: Online Shopping Safety Tips (3/8/21)Protect Yourself from Coronavirus Scams (3/1/21)Bank Statement Security (2/24/21)Debit Card Safety Tips (12/21/20)How To Avoid Phishing Scams (12/1/20)Personal Information Precautions and Third Party Apps (11/6/20)5 ATM Safety Tips (10/20/20)4 Ways To Protect Your Passwords (9/22/20)SBA Streamlines PPP Forgiveness Application for Many PPP Borrowers (6/22/20)Is My Money Safe in the Bank During the Coronavirus Outbreak or Other Unexpected Situations? (4/3/20)8 Financial Tips for College Freshmen (9/26/19)Teacher Spotlight (9/20/19)Teacher Feature: Sarah Wages (9/13/19)Ashley County Teacher Spotlight (9/3/19)Ouachita Parish Back-to-School Edition (8/27/19)Teachers Impact Our Community (8/21/19)Hometown Heroes: Gage Selby and Tori Simmons (7/12/19)Hometown Heroes: Carolyn & Devin Chadwick (7/5/19)More New Faces at Century Next Bank (6/28/19)Century Next of Ashley County Welcomes New Employees (6/20/19)Introducing New Faces in our Century Next Family (6/14/19)Thank You For Being On The Journey Into The Next Century With Us! (6/4/19)The Heart | New Name. Same People. Same Priority. (2/7/19)Bank of Ruston Changes Name to Century Next Bank (2/1/19)How To Purchase A Home (8/15/18)Safe Deposit Box Etiquette (7/25/18)Bank of Ruston is Growing (5/22/18)Six Tips for Your Financial Spring Cleaning (5/15/18)Beneficial Ownership Requirements for Legal Entity Accounts (5/9/18)