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TS Bank celebrates seventh annual Christmas at Children's Square

December 11, 2018 | TS Bank

Dec. 11, 2018, Council Bluffs, IA - This Thursday, Dec. 13, employees of TS Bank will visit Children’s Square in Council Bluffs to deliver gifts to over 45 boys and girls ages 8 to 17. Children’s Square is an emergency shelter and place of refuge for children who are in need of out-of-home placement.

All donations for this event are made possible by bank employees. Employees also donate board games and movies to be shared in the campus cottages.

The annual event derived from a personal experience of CEO, Josh Guttau and wife, Shelly, who adopted their oldest daughter, Shianne, now 21-years-old from Children’s Square. Each year, the Guttau family encourages TS Bank employees to spread the word about the increased need for foster care and to consider giving the gift of a home to kids at Children’s Square or other area shelters.

For many employees this is more than a tradition or annual event, it is a calling to their personal passions and interests.

“Christmas is the season of giving; nothing is more fulfilling than to share the joy with others,” stated Accounting Specialist, Lynne Nowlin. “It is a very humbling experience, and I love that my kids look forward to this event every year as well.”

Additionally, TS Bank employees are awarded 52 volunteer hours annually to use in their local community. Being others oriented and displaying enduring integrity are key parts of TS Bank’s company core values. Giving back time is one of the ways this is achieved.

“Volunteering is something everyone can do to give back to their community,” said Administrative Assistant, Michelle Rochleau. “There are no special skills required to volunteer, other than a giving heart and desire to make the world a better place. What better way to give back than to make a difference in the life of a child.”

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About TS Bank: TS Bank’s mission is to Ignite Prosperity® in the communities it serves. Leading the resurgence of community banking, TS Bank reinvests 10% of their net income locally; hosting educational events and partners with local organizations and non-profits. Treynor State Bank was chartered in 1923 and branded to TS Bank in 2005. TS Bank has $365 million in assets, along with the largest Iowa state-chartered C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines at nearly $218 million in assets named TS Prosperity Group. Locations include Treynor, Macedonia, Atlantic, Corning and Council Bluffs, Iowa. For more information visit