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$12,500 Donated to Junior Achievement on behalf of bankESB

Easthampton, Massachusetts — February 16, 2024 —

Elan Charitable Giving Program Supports Credit Card Partners’ Communities bankESB has made a $12,500 donation to the Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts in partnership with the Elan Charitable Giving Program. Elan Financial Services, bankESB’s credit card solutions partner, launched their charitable giving program in 2022 and has donated over $1.7 million to charities on behalf

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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 Vincelette to Assistant Vice President, Human Resources Operations

EASTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS — January 5, 2024 —

bankESB recently promoted Stephanie Vincelette to assistant vice president, human resources operations. Vincelette, of Granby, has 11 years of banking experience. She was previously human resources operations officer, and before that, payroll manager, and began her career in banking as payroll specialist. Before joining bankESB in 2012, she had 5 years of previous payroll &

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bankESB promotes Gomes to Assistant Vice President, Customer Care

Easthampton, Massachusetts — January 5, 2024 —

bankESB recently promoted Erica Gomes to assistant vice president, customer care, based at their Northampton Street, Easthampton office. Gomes, of Chicopee, has 24 years of banking experience. She joined the Hometown Financial Group family of banks at bankHometown in 2013 as branch manager of the Killingly office, after spending more than 14 years in retail

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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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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 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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