Financial Services

Steve Lowell to Step Down in 2021 as Monson Savings Bank President

Steve Lowell, who has served as president of Monson Savings Bank (MSB) for the last nine years, announced his retirement effective February 2021. He is looking forward to continuing to serve in a vital role with the bank as chairman of the board. The bank’s board of directors announced that Daniel Moriarty Sr. has been…

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bankESB and Its Employees Support United Way of Hampshire County

Matthew Sosik, president and CEO of bankESB, announced that the bank recently donated $61,000 to the United Way of Hampshire County. The bank directly pledged $25,000, while the bank’s employees contributed another $36,000 of their own funds in support of the United Way’s workplace campaign. That campaign provides employees with the opportunity to donate and…

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New Branch Manager Joins Greenfield Cooperative Bank

Michael E. Tucker, President & CEO of Greenfield Cooperative Bank, announced today that Courtney Huxley has joined the bank as the future Branch Manager of our new South Hadley location. “Courtney has more than 15 years of banking experience,” said Tucker. “Most recently, she was the branch manager at another bank in Northampton. Prior, she…

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PeoplesBank Donates $50,000 to HCC Foundation

When Holyoke Community College student Christopher Royster needed help repairing his credit after an incident of identity theft, he knew where to turn — the Thrive Student Resource Center at HCC. Thrive@HCC is known mostly for providing support to students experiencing food and housing insecurity. Thrive manages HCC’s Food Pantry and provides free grab-and-go snacks…

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TD Bank Awards Baystate Health $1 Million Ready Challenge Grant

Baystate Health received a $1 million grant from TD Bank to further the health system’s commitment to the communities it serves by funding an innovative new mobile preventive health clinic called the TD Bank – Baystate Health Bus. Baystate Health is one of only four healthcare organizations in the U.S., along with six in Canada,…

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Florence Bank Unveils Renovated Easthampton Branch

Florence Bank has completed a renovation of the interior and drive-through at its existing Easthampton branch at 5 Main St.  The renovation is part of Florence Bank’s ongoing effort to align its physical branch locations with modern banking offerings and customer needs. The Easthampton renovation included interior updates and modernizations, along with two new ATMs. Florence…

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Florence Bank Receives Award from U.S. Small Business Administration

Florence Bank was recently recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as the Western Massachusetts Third Party Lender of the Year for loans the bank administers to small businesses in the area. Michael Davey and Erin Couture, both vice presidents and commercial loan officers with the bank, accepted the award on Nov. 8 at…

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Polish National Credit Union closing Exchange Street branch following renovations to nearby Chicopee offices

Polish National Credit Union plans to close its Exchange Street location. An announcement has been posted on the credit union’s website. The decision follows the recent elimination of Thursday, Friday and Saturday hours at Exchange Street location last week. There is no date given for the expected closure. Read the source article at masslive.com

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