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  1. Food Friday – Baked Apples


    Tis’ the season for Apples! Here is an unusually delicious recipe for baked apples.

    Servings: 4

    3/4 cup oats
    3/4 cup flour
    2/3 cup light brown suger, packed
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    Pinch kosher salt
    1 stick cold unsalted butter, diced
    4 Braeburn apples (Fiji will substitute)
    4 teaspoons honey


    1. In a bowl combine all the dry ingredients and diced butter. Rub mixture briskly between finger tips until it forms small moist clumps in a loose sandy mixture. Refrigerate while preparing the apples.
    2. Cut a small layer off the bottom of each apple to create a flat, stable bottom surface. With a small paring knife, cut a cylindrical cone out of the top of the apple, moving about 1-inch outside of the core, similar to removing the top of a pumpkin when carving a Jack O’Lantern. Remove the top and discard.
    3. With a melon baller or a teaspoon, remove the remaining core and seeds taking care not to puncture the base of the apple.
    4. Place apples on a baking sheet or pie dish and fill each center with a teaspoon of honey. Spoon in mixture, packing lightly until heaped and overflowing over sides of the apples.
    5. Bake in oven at 350 degrees on the top or middle rack for 40 minutes or until filling is golden brown and the tip of a paring knife can be inserted into the side of the apple with little or no resistance.
    6. Let apples stand for 10 minutes before serving.

  2. Ottawa Main Reopening Tomorrow

    We will be reopening our Ottawa Main location tomorrow as usual. Our Ottawa South location will also resume normal working hours.

    Thank You to all of our Guests, Bankers and Vendors who accommodated this closure as we worked to get our Ottawa Main branch safe and secure! Thank you again for banking with Peoples!

  3. Peoples Bank and Peoples Bank Business Relationship Officer Win Capital CDC Awards

    BWLaurie Roach

    Capital CDC recently recognized its 2015 award winners. Laurie Roach, Vice President and Business Relationship Officer of Peoples Bank-Albuquerque, was named the Lender of the Year. Laurie had loan approvals totaling $2,733,000.00 in SBA 504 dollars.

    In addition to the Lender of the Year award, Peoples Bank was also recognized as the Top Lending Institution in regard to approval and debenture volume.

    Capital CDC works as a non-profit facilitator of loan development throughout Texas and New Mexico. They have worked with hundreds of small businesses and partnered with multiple financial institutions to assist with financing of building acquisitions, construction projects, and machinery and equipment loans.

    “Peoples Bank is proud of our relationship with Capital CDC and equally proud of Laurie Roach in Albuquerque. We’re dedicated to serving our Guests and the community. We thank Capital CDC for this special recognition.” said Charlie Wooten, Peoples Bank Chief Lending Officer

    Peoples Bank is a full service banking organization with banking locations in Kansas and New Mexico and mortgage-only locations nationwide.

    For more information contact:
    Warner Lewis, Director of Marketing

  4. Peoples Bank Announces 2016 Peoples Promise Award Winners

    Peoples Bank held its 14th annual Peoples Promise Awards, Friday, February 12 at all its banking and mortgage locations across the country. The awards recognize and celebrate 2015 performance and service excellence within Peoples Bank. The day-long event was celebrated at each location as a new award winner was announced every 30 minutes via email and an internal website.

    “We are committed to our promise to our Guests of providing the highest quality financial service in all of our markets. Our Peoples Promise Award winners are dedicated professionals who are passionate about embodying this promise every single day. We’re always pleased to recognize the “best of the best” during this special day in our organization.” said Wint Winter, Jr., CEO/Chief Counsel of Peoples Bank.

    Peoples Bank 2016 Peoples Promise Award Winners:

    • Retail Mortgage Banker of the Year- Chad Sloan (Lake Mary, Florida)
    • DTC Mortgage Support Banker of the Year- Suzanne Ross (Columbus, Ohio)
    • Nancy Winter Community Service Award- Ottawa Market
    • Wealth Management Banker of the Year- Davin Schuler (Taos, New Mexico)
    • Mortgage Office of the Year- Peoples Home Loans (New Jersey)
    • DTC Mortgage Banker of the Year- Amy Baker (Santa Rosa, California)
    • Business Relationship Officer of the Year- Derek Haverkamp (Overland Park, Kansas)
    • Mortgage Manager- Tommy Annunziata (Manalapan, New Jersey)
    • Internal Support Banker of the Year- Angela Blackburn (Overland Park, Kansas)
    • Loan Support Banker of the Year- Emily Baucom (Lawrence, Kansas)
    • Retail Mortgage Support Banker of the Year- Erik Johnson (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
    • Newcomer of the Year- Marcie Toombs (Overland Park, Kansas)
    • CEO Return on Quality Award- Albuquerque Market
    • Grandma’s Favorite Mortgage Banker of the Year- Danielle Hugunin (Lawrence, Kansas)
    • Store Manager of the Year- Trish Esquibel (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
    • Personal Banker of the Year- Kristen Altoro (Overland Park, Kansas)
    • Chairman’s Award- Phil Hudson, Aspen Consulting Group

    Peoples Bank was chartered in 1871 in Ottawa, Kansas, and is a full service banking organization with banking locations in Kansas and New Mexico, and mortgage locations nationwide.