City National Bank Honors Retiring President
With Party, Thursday Night
From Cathy Lumsden Bryan
The employees and staff at City National Bank honored retiring President, Lee Teetes, with a retirement party, on Thursday evening, at Lou Viney's Winery, on Main Street. Teetes, a Sulphur Springs native and 1967 graduate of Sulphur Springs High School, completed 41 years of employment with City National Bank, when he "stepped-down" as president of the bank in the Autumn of 2012.
"It's been a great ride!" exclaimed Teetes, who began working for the bank, right out of high school, and advanced up the ranks, to become president of the oldest bank in Sulphur Springs. "I don't know what I'm going to do, except travel and enjoy a little bit of time away from banking!"
Teetes and his wife, Mary Jane are wine enthusiasts and plan on a number of trips to wine areas of the U.S., as they travel and see the sights!
"I'm sure that everything will go very smoothly at CNB, without me!" exclaimed Teetes. "I know I'm leaving the bank in very, very capable hands and so, so many of us at City National have been with the institution for so long, that we're all like family! I know those relationships will continue as we make our home here in Sulphur Springs and look forward to just working in a different role in our community!"
"We look forward to continuing our association with all of you and this great community that we all call home!" continued Teetes. "It's been great working for a hometown bank, getting to know all of the great customers of the bank, the board, the staff, and all of you, my friends! The banking world has certainly changed dramatically in the past 41 years, but we've all managed to change with it and it's been a very interesting and rewarding career!"