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 Issue 10                                         OMB Connections                                      October 2015
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Getting Down to Business                                  
child_with_umbrella_chalk.jpgTeach your Child to Save Now, and the Lesson will Last a Lifetime!
Have you ever wondered why schools don't have classes on managing money in their curriculum beginning in grade school? Why not start teaching children to make good financial decisions early in their childhood? One of the most important skills children need as they enter adulthood is the ability to manage money and make good decisions with their financial resources. Now is the time to teach your child to save. Old Mission Bank offers savings accounts to start your child on the road to a bright financial future. Stop in TODAY and open a savings account with your child. OMB is here to HELP you!
Get Rewards with Old Mission Bank Credit Cards
creditcards_scatter_laptop.jpgIf you are looking for a rewards card that earns automatic bonus points on every purchase, every month, OMB has the right credit card to meet your needs.
  
Consumer Cards
Credit cards with valuable benefits to help you take charge of your credit and meet the needs of your lifestyle. Choose from features like rich rewards, no annual fees, flexible credit limits and so much more!
  
Business Cards
Credit cards designed for business card members, with rewards or a low interest rate. Business credit cards offer online reporting and expense management tools and free employee cards with individual credit limits and authorities.
  
Specialty Cards
Credit cards designed for building, improving or re-establishing credit. These products are ideal for college students with limited credit history or someone who has been turned down for a credit card in the past.
  
Visit oldmissionbank.com and click our OMB Visa link to apply today!
  
*The creditor and issuer of your credit card is Elan Financial Services, pursuant to a license from Visa USA Inc.
Commercial Financing Available!
You may have noticed the "Another Old Mission Bank Financed Project" signs around Sault Ste. Marie and the Eastern Upper Peninsula. These signs are displayed at commercial construction projects financed by us. We are proud of the projects we finance and we are proud to be a part of the positive impact our customers are making in the community. At Old Mission Bank, our lenders have over 75 years of commercial lending experience and, more importantly, they know how to help small businesses successfully finance projects.
  
If you have a dream to start or expand a business, see us first and let our experience work for you. Stop in or call (906) 635-9910 to speak with one of our lenders today!
Tech Support Scams
In a recent twist, scam artists are using the phone to try to break into your computer. They call, claiming to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft. They say that they've detected viruses or other malware on your computer to trick you into giving them remote access or paying for software you don't need.
  
These scammers take advantage of your reasonable concerns about viruses and other threats. They know that computer users have heard time and again that it's important to install security software. But the purpose behind their elaborate scheme isn't to protect your computer; it's to make money. Click here to read more!
Employee Promotions!
Anthony Perry has been promoted to the position of Officer by the Board of Directors of Old Mission Bank with responsibilities for consumer and commercial lending. Tony, a Newberry native, is a 2009 graduate of Lake Superior State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Management and Business Administration Marketing. Tony has been affiliated with Old Mission Bank since August of 2015. He makes his home in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, with his fiance and daughter. Old Mission Bank President, Gary Sharp, concluded in a recent press release, "We are pleased to have Tony join Old Mission Bank and our lending team. His lending experience and market knowledge has been of great benefit to our new and existing customers." Congratulations, Tony!
Claudia Weiler has been promoted to the position of Officer by the Board of Directors of Old Mission Bank with responsibilities as the Main Office Branch Manager. Claudia, a Farmington native, comes to us with an extensive background in the financial and customer service industry dating back over 10 years. Claudia has been affiliated with Old Mission Bank since March of 2015. She makes her home in Dafter, MI, with her husband, Bob, where she still marvels at the changing seasons, looking at the beautiful view from their home. Old Mission Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Catherine Chenoweth, concluded in a recent press release, "Claudia has jumped in and become an active member of the bank's management team, as well as the community, since moving to the area. She's active in Rotary and Red Coats, has volunteered at many local events, and is also heading up our new 'flash mob' experience--where Old Mission employees patronize local businesses as a group to show them how much we value their business! Let her know if you would like to get on the list for a visit!" Congratulations, Claudia!
Bank and Employee Community Involvement
4th Annual Community Shred Day
Old Mission Bank held its 4th Annual Community Shred Day on August 7, 2015. The event was open to all members of the community, free of charge; donations were  accepted on behalf of the Chippewa County Road to Recovery. Pictured left, Old Mission Bank staff members present a check for $500.00 to War Memorial Hospital's Tim Ellis. If you missed this year's opportunity to dispose of your documents, please watch for our 5th Annual Community Shred Day next summer! (From left: Kris Thorne, Steve Glezen, Tim Ellis (WMH), Gary Sharp, and Claudia Weiler)
 
Community Outreach 
Pictured right, Old Mission Bank staff visited the Wicked Sister in Sault Ste. Marie, in an effort to support local businesses during the downtown construction project. As a Community Bank, our local businesses are important to us. Several business visits are on the docket for the upcoming months; we will see you soon! Old Mission Bank...Supporting our Community, One Business at a Time! 
In This Issue
Automatic Payments
You're busy! Let us help! Old Mission Bank offers automatic loan payments so you can rest assured your loan will be paid on time. Payments can be tailored to your needs--pay the minimum or apply a little extra to your principle every month, automatically. No more coupon book to keep track of; no more scrambling for an envelope and stamp at the last minute.
  
Contact your lender or one of our customer service representatives today at
(906) 635-9910.
Employee of the Quarter

Julie, Operations

Julie has been part of the Old Mission Bank team for 6 years. Julie moved to the Upper Peninsula with her husband in 2006 from Harrison, MI, where she lived for 25 years.

 

Julie works tirelessly every day to service her customers and help her coworkers. She is always willing to assist others and is described as a conscientious and dedicated employee. Her quiet wit is a calming factor within Old Mission Bank's Operations department.

 

Outside of Old Mission Bank, Julie enjoys several outdoor activities including bicycling, cross country skiing, and "attempting" to grow a garden.

Pack of Facts

At birth, gray wolf pups have blue eyes, but the eye color will almost always change to a gold or orange color.

 

The Three Gorges Dam constantly shifts so much water that it literally slows down the rotation speed of the Earth.

 

In order to get married in Kenya, the groom's family has to provide a dowry of at least 10 cows to the bride's family.

 

Even though tuberculosis is curable with very little cost, over 4,000 people die per day because of it.

 

There is one lawyer for every 19 residents in Washington DC.

 

27% of Americans still think that the moon landing is a conspiracy.

 

Cougars are called by 40 different names, all in English alone.

 

The London Underground wasn't approved by Victorian Churchmen because they thought it would wake the devil.

 

The Pacific Ocean is named so by the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan, because of its calm water.

 

In Thailand, you can be stopped and fined by the police if you go out in public without a shirt.

 

It is legal to engage in bullfighting in Portugal. However, it is illegal to kill a bull during the fight.

 

Owls are not only carnivores, but also cannibals. They may eat other owls of a different species.

 

Washington State is the birthplace of Pictionary, Pickle-Ball, and Cranium.

 

Mt. Kilimanjaro is losing its snow cap and may become ice free in about 20 years.

  
  
  

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