It’s mid summer; 2014 is flying by. I can’t help but take notice of some milestones that have occurred so far in 2014; both professionally and personally. A few that top the list are:
- I celebrated my 25th year work anniversary with LSB in April. It’s gone by in a blink of an eye. When I look back at all the technology changes and how much the bank has grown, I start to feel the years. I absolutely love coming to work every day and am very grateful for the opportunity to work at LSB.
- We’ve just completed our 1st week in our new Keota location! This takes me to the above paragraph. When I started in 1989, LSB had assets of 25 million and 8 employees. With the Keota acquisition, we are above 300 million in assets and close to 50 employees. Libertyville was the only location then, and now we are happy to be in and support 5 communities. We are thrilled to be a part of the Keota community!
- It’s been a year since my diagnosis of Sjogrens Syndrome. It is impossible for me to put into words what the last year has been like for me both mentally and physically regarding this diagnosis. I know I am a better person today because of it. It has made me stronger, more determined, better educated, healthier, and so much more. I am doing great. J
- My nephew Wyatt, 10 years old, showed pigs for the first time at the Jefferson County Fair. Although he had great success with his pigs, it wasn’t about the color of ribbons won. Anyone who knows Wyatt’s story of his premature birth knows that he is a miracle worthy of its own blue ribbon. He was probably embarrassed by the fan club of grandparents, aunts and uncles watching, but we wouldn’t have missed it for the world and couldn’t have been more proud.
Here’s to the rest of 2014 and the milestones to come!