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Cheers to 120 Years!

In 2021 we are celebrating LSB's 120th birthday all year long. When we think of what has made us successful, we know hands down it has been the incredible people who have been a part of this LSB family over the years. To honor this, we will be asking some of our staff to write down or record their memories. These will then be posted in place of the regular blogs throughout the year. We would also love to hear from the customers that have been loyal for many years. If you have a story to tell or a fond memory of LSB please e-mail or call Colby Deao at 641-472-9839 to share. 

February 11th 
Cheers to 15 Years! - Blog by Miles Gaston

February 11, 2021 will mark my 15-year anniversary as an employee of Libertyville Savings Bank. Of those 15 years, I have been a full-time employee for 7 years and before that, 8 years working part time through high school and college.

When I think back on the past 15 years, a lot has changed both at the bank and in my personal life.  When I started at LSB, there were three locations: Libertyville, Fairfield, and Eldon. That has now doubled, adding Keosauqua, Keota, and Douds.  When I started, the bank had an asset size of $120 million.  Today it is over three times that amount.  Fifteen years ago, there were 24 full time employees, today we have 46.  Fifteen years ago, LSB only had one computer in each office that you could access the internet.  I am not sure we could survive without internet today.  

Some changes that have occurred in my personal life since my first day at LSB include: getting my driver’s license, graduating high school and college, getting married, buying my first house, and becoming a parent. 

I have a lot of great memories over the years at LSB.  Some of my favorites are Halloween dress up days, annual Cy-Hawk day, golf tournaments, work trips, and quarterly meetings.  What really makes LSB a great place to work though, is the people. I have been lucky to have some of the best co-workers over the past 15 years, some of which I have known my entire life.  I remember going to visit my mom in the Libertyville Office when I was a kid.  The employees would let me swing on railing behind the teller line and go raid the candy drawer.  Some of those employees still work at LSB today.  The LSB family has been my second family for as long as I can remember.

It is hard to believe it has been 15 years since I started working at LSB.  This place is more than just a job and the people are more than just co-workers.  I am very grateful to have had the privilege to work at Libertyville Savings Bank for the past 15 years!  I look forward to my next 15 years here at Libertyville Savings Bank.

Below are a few of his favorite memories. 

  1. Fly fishing trip to Colorado
  2. Enjoying a Minnesota Twins game after a meeting
  3. Annual Cy-Hawk day is a big event at LSB
  4. Golf tournament in Keosauqua
  5. Halloween is another big day at LSB: Ryan and I as Tim and Al from Tool Time.
  6. Paige and I on Hawaiian day
  7. Annual meeting: Roaring 20s theme

January 27th
Interview with Pat Tarrence and Deb Taylor. This year will mark their 30th & 28th years respectively with the LSB family!