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bankESB hires Michelakis as Branch Officer in Amherst

Easthampton, MA — June 17, 2024 —

Join us in welcoming George Michelakis as branch officer of our 253 Triangle St., Amherst office! Michelakis, of Chicopee, has 15 years of banking experience. He was previously a financial center manager at Berkshire Bank, and before that, a branch operations administrator at Peoples United Bank. He brings an extensive background of retail banking leadership

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bankESB promotes LaBonte to Assistant Vice President, Core Systems

Easthampton, MA — June 7, 2024 —

Congratulations to Melissa LaBonte on her recent promotion to assistant vice president, core systems! LaBonte, of Southampton, has 23 years of banking experience and has unlocked potential in many different areas of the banking industry throughout her career. She joined the bank in 2001 as a teller, and over the past two decades has held

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Fraud Prevention: Watch Out for Scams Targeting the Elderly

June 7, 2024 —

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. And, unfortunately, the number of scams targeting seniors is rising rapidly. That’s because scammers believe those 60 and older have more money, are more willing to trust people, and are less willing to report crimes against them. Here are some common elder scams and how you can stop them

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bankESB promotes Raskevitz to Vice President

Easthampton, MA — May 10, 2024 —

bankESB recently promoted Michelle Raskevitz to vice president, learning and development. Raskevitz, of Easthampton, joined bankESB as a teller in the bank’s College Hwy., Southampton office, and is about to celebrate her 30-year work anniversary at bankESB. She has held various roles, primarily in the realm of training, and was most recently assistant vice president,

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bankESB hires Tabin as Assistant Vice President, Branch Officer in Northampton

Easthampton, MA — March 27, 2024 —

bankESB recently hired Lauren Tabin as assistant vice president, branch officer of its King St., Northampton office. Tabin, of Holyoke, has nearly 30 years of banking experience. Prior to joining bankESB, she was assistant vice president, branch officer at PeoplesBank, and previously held various other positions there including banking center manager, branch officer, trainer, and

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bankESB to Host Two Free Shred Days

Easthampton, MA — March 22, 2024 —

bankESB invites customers and members of the community to two free Shred Days at local offices. Events will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (or until the truck is full) on the following dates and at the following locations. No appointment is necessary. Saturday, June 8: Agawam office, 770 Main St. Saturday, June

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bankESB Parent Wins 2024 Top Workplaces USA Award

Easthampton, MA — March 20, 2024 —

Hometown Financial Group, parent company of bankESB, Abington Bank, and bankHometown, announced today it was named a winner of the 2024 Top Workplaces USA award by Energage. Top Workplaces USA celebrates organizations with 150 or more employees that are dedicated to building an exceptional people-first culture. Winners are chosen based solely on employee feedback gathered

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bankESB hires Suarez as Assistant Vice President, Branch Officer in Holyoke

Eastampton, MA — March 13, 2024 —

bankESB recently hired Hector Suarez as assistant vice president, branch officer of their Sargeant St., Holyoke office. Suarez grew up in Holyoke and Puerto Rico and has nearly 30 years of banking experience. He says he is passionate about providing a customer-first experience and brings an extensive background to his new role, where he will

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bankESB Promotes Clark to Wire Transfer Officer

Easthampton, MA — March 4, 2024 —

Congratulations to Seth Clark of our 36 Main St. Easthampton office on his recent promotion to wire transfer officer! Seth lives in Westfield and has 11 years of banking experience. He joined bankESB in 2013 and has held a variety of positions that have helped him unlock the potential of our customers, including wire transfer

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bankESB Raises $35,000 for Local Food Pantries

Eastampton, MA — January 31, 2024 —

Matthew S. Sosik, president and CEO of bankESB, announced that the bank’s third annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors fundraising drive raised $35,000 for local food pantries. This brings the program’s three-year total to nearly $110,000. The appeal is part of bankESB’s charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, which reflects the bank’s commitment to making a difference

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bankESB Donates $50,000 to United Way

Eastampton, MA — January 19, 2024 —

bankESB and its employees recently made donations of $50,000 to the United Way of the Franklin & Hampshire Region. Employees pledged nearly $23,000 of their own funds in the bank’s United Way workplace campaign. Combined with the bank’s dollar-for-dollar match and additional corporate contribution, the campaign total of $50,000 will be donated to the United

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bankESB promotes West to Assistant Vice President, Branch Officer in Easthampton

Eastampton, MA — December 21, 2023 —

bankESB recently promoted Jessica West to assistant vice president, branch officer of their 36 Main St., Easthampton office. West, of Hadley, has 31 years of banking experience. She was previously assistant vice president, branch manager in Amherst. Before that, she was branch manager at the Northampton St., Easthampton office, and before that, assistant branch manager

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bankESB promotes McCarthy to Float Retail Manager

Eastampton, MA — December 21, 2023 —

bankESB recently promoted Trevor McCarthy to float retail manager. McCarthy, of Chicopee, has three years of banking experience, and joined bankESB in 2020 as a teller. In his new role, he will manage the float staff at bankESB. He will be based in Easthampton but will float to all bankESB branches to support with supervisory

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The Boston Globe names bankESB a Top Place to Work

Eastampton, MA — December 8, 2023 —

bankESB has been named one of The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work in Massachusetts. “We’re so proud to be named one of the Commonwealth’s ‘Top Places to Work’ and humbled that it’s the direct result of positive feedback by our own employees,” said bankESB President and CEO Matthew S. Sosik. “I’m inspired every day

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bankESB promotes Raines to Vice President, Retail Administration

Eastampton, MA — December 8, 2023 —

bankESB recently promoted Tiffany Raines to vice president, retail administration. Raines, of Belchertown, joined bankESB in 2018 as assistant vice president, branch officer of the Holyoke branch and was promoted to vice president, branch officer in 2021. She has nearly 25 years of banking experience, including her previous roles as assistant vice president and banking

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