bankESB Supports Local Food Pantries through 3rd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fundraiser

Easthampton, Massachusetts — October 16, 2023 —

This marks the third year of the bank’s annual appeal, which invites bank customers, employees, and community members to donate money between November 1 and November 30 to help fight food insecurity. All donations up to $2,500 per customer will be matched dollar for dollar by bankESB and the total raised will be divided among

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bankESB named among most charitable companies in Massachusetts

Easthampton, Massachusetts — September 1, 2023 —

bankESB has received the 2023 Corporate Citizenship Award from Boston Business Journal, recognizing the bank as one of Massachusetts’ top corporate charitable contributors. It’s the ninth year in a row that bankESB has received the honor. The Business Journal annually publishes this list to showcase companies that promote and prioritize giving back to their communities.

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bankESB to Host Two Free Shred Days In Fall 2023

Easthampton, Massachusetts — August 23, 2023 —

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. (on until the truck is full) on the following dates and at the following locations. No appointment is necessary. Saturday, September 23: Easthampton office, 241 Northampton St. Saturday, October

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bankESB Parent Wins National Top Workplaces Award

Easthampton, Massachusetts — July 24, 2023 —

Hometown Financial Group, parent company of bankESB, announced today that it was named a 2023 Financial Services Industry Top Workplaces national award winner. This award is based solely on feedback from employees of participating workplaces, gathered through an anonymous, third-party survey administered by Energage, LLC, a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. Top Workplaces

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bankESB Makes $25,000 Challenge Grant to Amherst Hurricanes Athletic Boosters’ T.U.R.F. Project

Easthampton, Massachusetts — July 24, 2023 —

Matthew Sosik, president and CEO of bankESB, announced that the bank is awarding up to $25,000 in a matching challenge grant to support the Amherst Hurricanes Boosters’ Transformative Uses for Regional Fields (T.U.R.F). Project. Alongside the support of parents and community members, the total could reach as much as $50,000. The Amherst Hurricane Athletic Boosters

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bankESB Commits $5,000 to Belchertown Pickleball Community

Easthampton, Massachusetts — July 13, 2023 —

bankESB recently awarded $5,000 to the Belchertown Pickleball Community and Belchertown Orioles Athletic Association to support the initiative of building two new community pickleball courts at 59 State Street in Belchertown. The Belchertown Pickleball Community ​is a volunteer run, not for profit organization, created to better the Pickleball experience in Belchertown. The two new State

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bankESB Promotes Peter Gilbert to Assistant Branch Manager in Easthampton

Easthampton, Massachusetts — July 11, 2023 —

bankESB recently promoted Peter Gilbert to assistant branch manager of its 241 Northampton Street branch in Easthampton, MA. Gilbert, of Westhampton, started as a teller at bankESB’s Hadley branch in 2018, was promoted to teller supervisor in 2019, and moved to a float retail supervisor in 2021. He holds an associate degree in liberal arts

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bankESB Promotes Czerniejewski to Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending

Easthampton, Massachusetts — July 5, 2023 —

bankESB recently promoted Tim Czerniejewski to assistant vice president, commercial lending. Czerniejewski, of Westfield, has 16 years of experience in banking. He joined bankESB in 2016 as a credit analyst, and was promoted in 2018 to assistant vice president, portfolio manager. In his new role, he will be responsible for developing, structuring and closing commercial

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Hometown Mortgage to Host Three First-Time Home Buyer Seminars

Easthampton, Massachusetts — May 25, 2023 —

Hometown Mortgage is hosting three first-time home buyer seminars on June 6, June 7, and June 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 7 Campus Lane in Easthampton, MA. Join Jeff Hutchins, mortgage loan originator at Hometown Mortgage, along with other real estate professionals, in this certified course recognized by the Massachusetts Housing Partnership

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bankESB Hires Joe Williams as Vice President, Commercial Lender

Easthampton, Massachusetts — May 25, 2023 —

bankESB recently announced that Joe Williams has been hired as vice president, commercial lender. Williams, of East Longmeadow, has twelve years of banking experience including his most recent roles as AVP, business banking officer at People’s Bank, and AVP, credit officer at United Bank. Williams holds a master’s degree in communication from Bay Path University,

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bankESB Promotes Brenna Breeding to Digital Marketing Officer

Easthampton, Massachusetts — May 23, 2023 —

bankESB recently promoted Brenna Breeding to digital marketing officer. Breeding, of West Springfield, joined bankESB in 2020 as digital marketing manager. In her new role, Breeding will be responsible for digital marketing content strategy and development, corporate website management, and will serve as the relationship manager for 3rd party vendors. She earned a bachelor’s degree

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Amherst’s Turku Named bankESB Retail SVP

Easthampton, Massachusetts — May 15, 2023 —

bankESB recently announced that Gary Turku has been named senior vice president, retail banking officer for bankESB, succeeding Nancy Lapointe who recently retired. Turku, of Amherst, joined bankESB in May 2021 as the vice president, branch officer of the bank’s former Locust St., Northampton office, later transitioning to the 36 Main St., Easthampton, main office.

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bankESB Promotes Ian Megraw to IT Officer

Easthampton, Massachusetts — April 21, 2023 —

bankESB recently promoted Ian Megraw to information technology officer. Megraw, of Southampton, joined bankESB in 2016 as a systems administrator. He has seven years of experience in banking and has many strengths that have significantly contributed to the success of the IT department and the bank’s conversions since joining the team. He is a respected

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bankESB Adds Audrey Chechile to Marketing Department

Easthampton, Massachusetts — March 31, 2023 —

Audrey Chechile of Wilbraham has joined the bankESB marketing department as its marketing communications manager. In this role, she will be responsible for managing internal and external communications content to drive brand awareness, engagement, and business development; managing the company’s marketing and sales material development, inventory, and distribution; and managing bank-sponsored events and donations across

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bankESB to Host Two Free Spring 2023 Shred Days

Easthampton, Massachusetts — March 15, 2023 —

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. on the following dates and at the following locations. No appointment is necessary. Saturday, April 15: Easthampton office, 241 Northampton St. Saturday, May 13: Hadley Home Depot parking lot,

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Safe, Reliable, and Fully Insured

Easthampton, Massachusetts — March 13, 2023 —

This past weekend, federal regulators seized the assets of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. In light of these events, we’d like to assure you that your deposits are safe, sound, and fully insured at bankESB. As a strong local community bank, bankESB provides our customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing that

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bankESB Hires Gadouas to Lead Belchertown Office

Easthampton, Massachusetts — February 17, 2023 —

bankESB recently announced that David Gadouas has been hired as assistant vice president, branch officer of the bank’s State Street, Belchertown office. Gadouas, of Chicopee, has over 15 years of banking experience. Prior to joining bankESB, he was employed by Bank of America where he served as vice president, financial center manager. Gadouas holds a

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bankESB Promotes Two to Officer

Easthampton, Massachusetts — February 9, 2023 —

bankESB recently announced that two of its employees have been promoted to officer. Heather Dameworth, of South Hadley, has been promoted to cash management and government banking administrator officer. Dameworth joined bankESB in 2021 as cash management – government banking administrator. She has over 18 years of banking experience including roles in accounting, call centers,

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bankESB Donates $56,700 to United Way

Easthampton, Massachusetts — February 3, 2023 —

bankESB and its employees recently made donations of more than $56,700 to the United Way of the Franklin & Hampshire Region. Employees pledged more than $31,000 of their own funds in support of the bank’s United Way workplace campaign. Combined with the bank’s direct contribution, the campaign total of $56,714 will be donated to the

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