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Topic | Fun

  1. 8 Spring House Cleaning Tips!

    Shake them, wash them, and swat them with a broom. Give them the toughest cleaning they can take. They’re your front line against tracked-in dirt – so keep them clean enough to function at peak efficiency.

    Fabrics absorb a lot throughout the winter including dirt, body oil and germs and you need to get them ready for another year of wear. When you’re using rented machines to clean carpets or upholstery first practice in an unobtrusive area to make sure you have an understanding on how the machine works and that the treatment won’t discolor fabrics or cause dyes to run. Move furniture just lightly – not out of the room or against the wall – and place the legs of each piece back on top of small wax paper squares after shampooing. The wax paper will protect your carpet and keep the furniture legs from getting wet as the carpet dries. Open the windows to speed drying process – which can take a day or more.

    To protect the floors in your kitchen or other areas of the house from another year of wear and tear, wax or apply a sealer following label directions. The simple method: Use a combination wash-and-wax floor cleaner. No-wax floors don’t need a polishing treatment, but an occasional makeover will keep them looking fresher and add a protective buffer that could help them last longer. If you have wood floors, move furniture and rugs aside, then apply a wood cleaner and either liquid or paste polish to clean and add a new wax coating.

    The walls may not look as if they need to be washed, but as dust and soot fall to the floor some will cling to vertical surfaces to warrant a seasonal wash. Use a sponge and hand dish-washing detergent, washing the surface in sections. Use two buckets: one for dish-washing detergent solution and another for wringing your sponge. Dry the walls and woodwork with a dry cloth after washing.

    You may go through labor-intensive task of dragging every piece of furniture off the carpet, just so the vacuum cleaner could cover every possible spot. Instead, simply move those big items a little to the left or to the right. Vacuum the area previously occupied by the furniture and then move it back into place.

    Remove dust and dirt from ceiling fans and air-conditioner vents with a cloth and a vacuum with a soft nozzle attachment.

    A stepladder, all-purpose cleaner, a sponge and a polish cloth will do the trick! If you home has skylights or tall ceilings consider investing in extended-reach dust-and-dirt removal tools.

    You should clean the refrigerator’s condenser coil, usually found behind the toe grille, with a long-handled bottle brush and a vacuum cleaner with an attachment hose to remove dust and lint. Built-up dust can cause it to overheat and shut down the unit. While you’re at it go ahead and clean the inside of the fridge removing sticky messes and outdated food. Freshen up by leaving some baking soda in the fridge to absorb those nasty smells.


  2. 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.

  3. Santa Claus is Coming to Unusualville

    Circle your calendars for next Saturday, because you won’t want to miss it.  Santa and Mrs. Claus are taking a break and stopping in for some of Peoples Bank’s famous chocolate chip cookies.  There will be free photos taken with Santa and we’ll also have games for the kids.

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  4. Happy Halloween, Ghosts & Ghouls

    Something wicked this way comes

    Night is falling, the witches are calling

    Deep dirt stirs with restless bones

    Earthly creatures sleep, candy piled by their bed

    While ghosts dance, celebrating the return of the dead

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  5. A Labor Day Thank You

    Thank you

    On a day designed to honor workers, I want to say “thank you” to all our Peoples Bankers:

    Thank you for rising to the challenge and making Peoples a better and stronger bank.  Thank you for always remembering how important our Guests are, and continuing to give Grandma excellent service.  Thank you for remaining confident and optimistic even when the road gets tough.  Thank you for never saying “no” and instead, searching for creative ways to say “yes”.   Thank you for respectfully challenging each other.  Thank you for the early mornings and late nights.  Thank you for learning and adapting.  Thank you for making Peoples Bank a success.

    Your Raving Fan,


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  6. Which State is America’s Favorite?

    Scenic view

    America has voted; our favorite state is California.  The Golden State was also voted “Craziest”, “Hottest Residents” and, in a twist, the “Most Overrated”.  Congrats to our oh-so-beautiful Bankers in California who contributed to the “hottest resident” victory.

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