Chelsea State Bank celebrates 125th anniversary with community donations
Chelsea State Bank is pleased to announce three community donations in honor of its 125th anniversary. These donations include a $125,000 pledge to Main Street Park Alliance, a $50,000 cash donation to Chelsea Sports Complex and a $25,000 pledge to Mobile CDL.
“We are extremely pleased to announce these community donations,” Chelsea State Bank Chairman John Mann said. “Each of these donations will make a significant difference to our neighborhoods and the well-being of families in our communities. As we celebrate 125 years, our growth and success as a community bank continues to follow the progress of Chelsea and surrounding communities. I have personally witnessed this mutual support and prosperity for over 34 years and based on our history…it will most likely continue for the next 125 years.
Main Street Park Alliance is the multi-use family park development and construction project in the heart of Chelsea. The proposed site is at the former Federal Screw Works abandoned industrial site. It is a 2.5 acre site on the west side of S. Main Street between Lincoln and Summit Street. Scheduled for completion in 2025, Main Street Park will become the gateway to downtown Chelsea, making it a regional destination and gathering place for generations to come. Currently, features of the park under consideration include a wading pool, skate park, walking paths, pickleball courts, basketball court, multi-sports court, playgrounds and more.
“On behalf of the Main Street Park Alliance, we are extremely grateful for the continued support of Chelsea State Bank,” said founding member Joe Ziolkowski. “Our strong partnership has been galvanized from the start and we look forward to continuing to work with CSB in the future. CSB continues to be a leader in the community, and this contribution is yet another example of their leadership,” said Ziolkowski.
The Chelsea Sports Complex is a multi-sport indoor turf facility offered for year-round use by local girls and boys aged 10-18. The open space facility, with more realistic terrain, will provide space for practicing and participating in skill work in their sport. In-season and off-season workouts will be available with this facility. Sports that can benefit from this field facility are field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, softball, football, and even marching band. The sports complex will be on the south side of the WSEC gymnasium (former high school) and will run east to west. It will not be attached to the gymnasium building; however, it will be very close and independent of it.
“Chelsea State Bank’s support helps us move closer to our goal of providing the Chelsea community with a versatile indoor facility where student-athletes can enjoy field sports indoors,” said John Daniels, Chairman. of the committee. “I am extremely grateful for their generous donation,” Daniels said.
Mobile CDL is the Chelsea District Library (CDL) outreach vehicle designed to bring library services, staff and materials to the entire library service district. Not only will people have access to CDL’s physical collections, Mobile CDL will help bridge the digital divide by providing to access technology with Wi-Fi Internet access and hands-on training to access digital collections, library tools and services. People will have access to CDL’s physical and digital collections.
CDL Director Lori Coryell expresses her gratitude to Chelsea State Bank for supporting this expansion of library services. “As Chelsea State Bank celebrates its 125th anniversary, we are delighted to be recognized and supported as one of the valued community partners in continuing its tradition of generosity in serving and supporting the residents and businesses of Chelsea.”
The Mobile CDL proximity vehicle is in production and will be on the road in 9 to 12 months. It responds to the CDL Strategic Plan 2020-23 initiative facilitating access for all. Obstacles such as geography, mobility and circumstances will be overcome with Mobile CDL. It will serve to strengthen community partnerships by allowing CDL to be present in the places where people live, work and play.
“Throughout our history, Chelsea State Bank has built its reputation on helping its customers and communities thrive,” said Joanne Rau, President and CEO of Chelsea State Bank. “Community banking is constantly evolving, but one aspect remains constant: we are the backbone of our local economies. We create opportunities for economic growth, help families achieve their dreams and reinvest local dollars. These and many other community donations are exciting times in our long history. I look forward to seeing our families grow together in these new common spaces for many years to come.
“Whether it’s a personal or business customer, or a resident of the community, we are so grateful for the role you have played in our success over the past 125 years,” said Rau. “Please join us in celebrating our success!”
The community is invited to celebrate Chelsea State Bank’s 125th anniversary!
Octoberfest birthday party
Saturday, September 24 – 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
CBS Main Office – 1010 South Main Street in Chelsea
About the State Bank of Chelsea
Chelsea State Bank is a full-service financial institution with offices in Chelsea and Dexter. The Bank was established 125 years ago by local business leaders to provide timely financial solutions to individuals, families and businesses in the community. This tradition of community service continues today. For more information please call 734.475.1355 or visit www.chelseastate.bank. FDIC member.