Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The first few months were very challenging for me. Although Zach seemed to have adjusted rather quickly. I found myself texting him just to check in to see how his days were going and usually I would get a one word reply, which was fine, because then I knew that he was alive. I did make it through the first semester without any major breakdowns and got used to not worrying about him being out until God knows when. Then came the month-long Christmas break. I was so looking forward to him being home. Funny how you forget in just four months all the extras that accompanied him being home. (Extra laundry, extra food, extra worrying about him being out late with friends.) Sending Zach back to school in January was much easier than I thought it would be. I could see that he was excited to get back into his routine.
The second semester went by way faster than the first semester. Zach was definitely at home at Iowa, making new friends and deciding to rush a fraternity. When I first heard this news, I had a small panic attack, as I remembered the movie “Animal House”. My husband, Jeff, was quick to calm my nerves, stating that not all college fraternities are like the movies. He made it through being a pledge and will be inducted into fraternity the first week of school this fall.
He is now home for the summer and working part time at LSB. I can tell that his first year away from home was a good experience as he has grown up and not afraid to share his opinions (especially concerning his younger brother and sister). All in all, I would say our first year of college was a success and I am looking forward to his accomplishments in his second year.
Monday, May 1, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
It started slowly, approximately 10 years ago, when we began to write and define standards for different areas of the bank. One by one these standards were developed, practiced, shopped, and celebrated. Our culture team experimented and learned through success and failure. The staff created a code to live by at work.
LSB has been selected a “Top Places to Work in Iowa “three years running. We have also been ranked as one of the top culture banks in the nation through independent 3rd party surveys. I am proud of our staff, culture team, and leadership team for their dedication in making LSB a fantastic place to work.