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Issue 13
OMB Connections
July 2016
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Getting Down to Business                                  
Sizzling Summer CD Special
What is better than a delicious, tender, juicy steak cooking on your backyard grill?
 
OMB's Sizzling Summer CD Special! Don't procrastinate; the time is now! To celebrate the dog days of summer, OMB is offering Hot Summer Rates on 24, 36, and 60 month CDs. Call us for details at (906) 635-9910 in the Sault or (906) 647-9910 in Pickford. You can also stop by either location; we would love to see you! While you are here, make sure to fill out an entry slip to win four delicious steaks for grilling. This offer is HOT, HOT, HOT, and subject to change at any time, so hurry in!
 
*Offer valid on new money only. $5,000 minimum deposit required.
lg-sprawled-home.jpg Looking for your Dream Home?
If you're thinking about buying a house, now is the time! Interest rates are hovering near record lows! Combine the low rates with what some are saying is a buyer's real estate market (lots of homes for sale) and you can get more home for your buck.

Visit one of our lenders today to see how lower rates can buy you more home!

Apply at OMB Loans Web Link to get pre-approved to purchase the home of your dreams!*

*Subject to Credit Approval
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Elder Financial Abuse
June 15th was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). If you missed it, there's still time to catch up on the issue.

Every year an estimated 5 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Experts believe that for every case of elder abuse or neglect reported, as many as 23 cases go unreported. There's only one way we can address this complex issue: United together!

At Old Mission Bank we care about our customers of all ages, but also understand that elder financial abuse can be particularly devastating to the entire family. You can set up an Advance Financial Consent which designates your advocate for your accounts at Old Mission Bank. Your advocate does not have access to your accounts or account information, but is someone the Bank can contact if we suspect exploitation or financial abuse. Stop in at any of our Branches and complete this quick and simple consent form.

If you want more information about Elder Abuse, click on the following links:

Bank and Employee Community Involvement
Relay for Life - Team Old Mission Bank
"It's not easy being diagnosed with cancer. It's not easy dealing with chemo and the side effects. It's not easy losing our hair and facing uncertainty. All we can do is hold on to hope every single day and draw from our inner strength to remind us that we can overcome the tough days. In between those tough days, there will be good days. Embrace the good days and put the tough days behind you. Each day you conquer makes you another day stronger."
~Ann, The Lymphoma Club

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life movement is the world's largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. The American Cancer Society is helping save more than 500 lives a day!
 
The Relay for Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, we encourage you to participate in a Relay for Life event. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those you have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever!
 
The 2016 Chippewa County Relay for Life took place on July 8th and 9th. There were 26 teams and 252 registered participants. Over $60,000 was raised for cancer research. Old Mission Bank team captains, Anna and Katie, would like to thank all those who sponsored our team and donated to/participated in our local fundraisers. We raised approximately $3,000 for the 2016 Relay for Life! Thank you for your support!

 

 

Community Shred Day
Old Mission Bank will be hosting their 5th Annual Community Shred Day on Friday, August 12th from 11am - 3pm. This event is open to ALL members of the community. Shredding is FREE; however, we will be accepting donations for the Chippewa County Road to Recovery. Shredding Services provided by: Smith Sanitation. See you there!
 
 
Community Outreach
Pictured right, Old Mission Bank staff visited the Lockside Miniature Golf Course in Sault Ste. Marie, MI  in an effort to support local businesses while having fun together. As a Community Bank, our local businesses are important to us. We have visited several businesses in the area including: The Wicked Sister, 1668 Winery, Parmer's, McDonald's, Bird's Eye Outfitters, Wilderness Treasures, The Sundown Lounge, and Moloney's Alley, just to name a few. Several more business visits and community events are on the docket for the upcoming months. Do you want to be on our list? Call Claudia or Katie today at (906) 635-9910 to get the ball rolling! Old Mission Bank...Supporting our Community, One Business at a Time!
In This Issue
Mobile Phone Account Hijacking
Article by Lorrie Cranor, FTC
 "A few weeks ago an unknown person walked into a mobile phone store, claimed to be me, asked to upgrade my mobile phones, and walked out with two brand new iPhones assigned to my telephone numbers. My phones immediately stopped receiving calls, and I was left with a large bill and the anxiety and fear of financial injury that springs from identity theft..."
Click here to continue reading.
Employee of the Quarter

Amy, Loan Processing

Amy has been part of the Old Mission Bank team for nearly 3 years. She is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, but moved to Sault Ste. Marie 13 years ago. She and her husband, Aaron, have two daughters, Emma (2) and Gracie (1). 

 

Amy willingly assists co-workers both inside and outside of her department. She has aided in the training of multiple loan processors and provides her customers with excellent service. She has been instrumental in the research and implementation of cost saving solutions, and is described as thorough, hardworking, upbeat, and dedicated.

 

In her spare time, Amy enjoys walking their lab, Gunner, reading, and taking the girls for walks up and down the street in their wagon.

 

Congratulations, Amy!

Shopping Online
Follow these tips for hassle-free online shopping: get the details, pay by credit card, keep records, and protect your personal and financial information.  Click here to read more!
Summer Facts
The "dog days of summer" refers to the weeks between July 3 and August 11 and are named after the Dog Star (Sirius) in the Canis Major constellation. The ancient Greeks blamed Sirius for the hot temperatures, drought, discomfort, and sickness that occurred during the summer.

In the summer heat, the iron in France's Eiffel Tower expands, making the tower grow more than 6 inches.

Scientists argue that summer babies are more likely to suffer from mood swings than babies born in other seasons.

On average, Americans consume 15 pounds of watermelon annually.

Summer time, specifically between Memorial Day and Labor Day, is the deadliest
 season for drivers aged 15-20.

Warmer weather causes certain diseases to peak during the summer, such as Valley Fever, West Nile, Lyme Disease, and food poisoning.

The longest summer bikini parade on record happened on August 19, 2012 in China with 1,085 participants.
  
  
  

  
Old Mission Bank
2701 I-75 Business Spur
Sault Ste. Marie MI 49783
Main Office: (906) 635-9910
Pickford Branch: (906) 647-9910