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Generosity of employees resulted in the banks largest donation to the United Way.
Southbridge, MA— “Making a difference in our own backyard” is a commitment Savers Bank employees are strongly dedicated to. Savers Bank’s annual United Way employee campaign resulted in their largest donation made to the organization to date totaling $18,213.04. The donation will be presented to the United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton.
Savers Bank employees have been longtime and active supporters of the United Way, with donations from employees going to meet the needs of the community and help make a positive impact on the lives of the people of Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Charlton.
“Savers Bank employees have a strong commitment to community service and support,” said Joseph Coderre, President and CEO of Savers Bank. “The United Way has always been one of our top organizations to receive our combined support; the continued success of this effort demonstrates how caring our employees truly are.”
The employee campaign ran from November 2 – November 15. The total donation raised by employees was $9,106.52. Savers Bank was pleased to equally match this generous employee contribution.
The United Way of Southbridge, Sturbridge & Charlton supports a range of educational, preventative, support and relief services. Specific organizations include, American Red Cross of Central & Western MA, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, The Bridge of Central MA, CASA, Catholic Charities, Community Legal Aid, Girl Scouts of Central & Western MA, Literacy Volunteers of the Tri-Community, New Hope, Pathways for Change, Tri-Community YMCA, and Tri Valley, Inc.
About Savers Bank
Savers Bank is a full service community bank with offices in Southbridge, Uxbridge, Auburn, Grafton, Charlton, and Sturbridge. Savers Bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Home Loan Bank, the Co-operative Central Bank, and Massachusetts Bankers Association. Founded in 1910, Savers Bank has assets of over $475 million, offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking services, and a strong legacy of community commitment and customer service.
For more information call 1-800-649-3036, visit their website at www.saversbank.com, or find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SaversBank
Savers Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of their new team members. The four; Alan P. Melidossian, Nancy Turney, Lauren Hand, Melissa A.D. Masse. They will be filling a variety of roles and positions in the community bank.
Melidossian, hired as the Vice President of Marketing in the beginning of 2016, worked for Bank of America for over 20 years before moving on to Bank Rhode Island and then Dexter Credit Union. The Roger Williams College graduate is “looking forward to working with a bank that values the community and employees who are dedicated to providing superior products and service to customers.” The Rhode Island resident is looking forward to providing creative marketing initiatives to set Savers Bank apart from the competition.
Turney, hired in November of 2015, as the Human Resource Administrator, lives in Auburn with her husband Douglas and her two Maltese mix dogs Papi & Lola. She has worked in various roles in Human Resources for over 20 years. During that time she also served as the Assistant Town Treasurer/Benefits Administrator of Auburn, and worked as a contractor for the National Guard from 2009-2010. “My short time here at Savers Bank has been very enjoyable and a learning experience” says Turney, “The team at Savers Bank has been nothing short of Simply Better.” She has several certifications from NEHRA, and is a certified Paralegal as well.
Hand, is returning to Savers Bank after a short break. Having previously worked with the Savers team for 11 years, she is a graduate of UMass, and is returning to the team to fill a Marketing Designer role. A Sturbridge resident with her husband Nate, and two children, Sophie and Grayson, she has always felt a strong connection to the local bank. “Savers Bank has always been like a second family to me. Due to family medical issues, I had to take a short break from working at the bank” Hand explains. “I am very happy to be back working in Marketing and am excited about the direction the bank is heading. We have a great team at Savers Bank and I’m very fortunate to be a part of it again.” She also owns and is the producer of EnVision Productions, founded in 1999.
Masse, hired in August of 2015, has over 20 years of banking experience. The majority of her experience came from her work at Monson Savings Bank. She began her banking career with SIS Bank. A Certified Electronic Banking Officer, her experience will be a valuable asset to the Savers team as they increase their Electronic Services. Masse says “I’m excited to lead my team into the world of Electronic Services and all it offers!” She resides in Three Rivers, with her husband David, and her daughters, Emma and Grace.
Savers Bank announces the hiring of three new team members who will fill a variety of important roles within the institution. Each person brings a superior level of banking experience to help grow the Savers Bank brand and expand on the present relationships. The three: Barbara A. Medberry, Amanda E. Simpson, and Ashley Long.
Medberry, accepted the position of Branch Manager at the Uxbridge branch. She comes to Savers Bank with many years of retail banking experience. Her most recent role was as Branch Operations Manager and Bank Secrecy Officer at Dexter Credit Union in RI. Medberry lives in Warwick, RI with her husband David, and two sons, Eric and Mark. In speaking of her new position Medberry says, “I am proud to be working for a company that is known as a strong financial institution, has a solid mission statement, and that received a 5 Star Superior Rating by Bauer Financial,”. As for her goals for the Uxbridge branch, she says “as a new member of the community, I want to support the town of Uxbridge and its neighboring towns. I want spread the word about all the great services Savers Bank offers to both local businesses and households to help develop positive customer relationships.”
Simpson, hired recently as the Marketing Coordinator, lives in North Scituate, RI with her husband, Jared. Her banking career began in 2002 at Citizens Bank and most recently Dexter Credit Union where she held several management positions within retail banking. Her varying roles within banking will allow her to bring a unique perspective to the marketing team and assist in building brand recognition for Savers Bank. When asked about her new role at Savers Bank Simpson says, “My goal is to increase the awareness of the Savers Bank brand and aid in the development of new technology to make banking easier for our customers and expand our brand beyond its current market.
Long, is a new hire and will be working as a teller in the Grafton branch. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell with a B.A. in History. Long is no stranger to superior customer service, before joining the Savers Bank team she worked for BNY Mellon as Customer Service Representative for Primerica. Currently, Long lives in Whitinsville, MA with her boyfriend Sean. On her new opportunity, Savers’ newest teller says “I am very excited to start working for this amazing bank”.
Southbridge, MA— Savers Bank recently presented Blackstone Valley Tech with a donation of $3,500 to
support their student offsite work program. The donation specifically will be used to support the
transportation vehicle used by the students that will shuttle them to and from job sites throughout
Grafton, Douglas, Uxbridge, Whitinsville and other local communities. The worksites are part of the
student’s curriculum and provides for valuable hands-on and real-world experiences assisting area
residents, municipalities and service organizations while at the same time empowering them to make
meaningful community contributions.
Blackstone Valley Tech for over 50 years has been dedicated to educating students on exciting career opportunities through various pathways in the Service, Technology and Construction vocations.
“Savers Bank is committed to helping today’s youth and those agencies that offer the education and
services necessary to guide them to success as adults. Blackstone Valley Tech is an outstanding example
of how combining academic and on the job experience prepares students for the next steps after
graduation said Joe Coderre, President and CEO of Savers Bank.”
Savers Bank is a full service community bank with offices in Southbridge, Uxbridge, Auburn, Grafton,
Charlton, and Sturbridge. Savers Bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC),
the Federal Home Loan Bank, the Co-operative Central Bank, and Massachusetts Bankers Association.
Founded in 1910, Savers Bank has assets of over $475 million, offers a full range of consumer and
commercial banking services, and a strong legacy of community commitment and customer service.
For more information call 1-800-649-3036, visit their website at www.saversbank.com, or find them on Facebook.
Savers Bank, Southbridge, Massachusetts is honored to announce it has once again earned BAUERFINANCIAL Inc.’s highest 5-Star Superior rating. Earning and sustaining Bauer’s highest rating for the most recent 81 consecutive quarters puts Savers Bank in an even more elite group of “Sustained Superiority Banks”. This designation is only available to the top 10%, those banks that have maintained their 5-Star rating for longer than 90% of the industry.
BAUERFINANCIAL Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s bank rating firm, has been analyzing and reporting on the nation’s banks since 1983… providing ratings you can trust. A 5-Star rating by Bauer indicates that Savers Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and much more.
Karen L. Dorway, president of BauerFinancial, recognizes that, “As market conditions continue to change, banking institutions must be adept enough to evolve with them. With Savers Bank’s stellar financial condition and track record, we have no doubt in its ability to do so. The community is privileged to have such a strong financial partner in its midst.”
Established in 1910, Savers Bank has been serving its neighbors for the past 106 years. Today it operates through conveniently located branch offices in Southbridge, Uxbridge, Auburn, Grafton, Charlton and Sturbridge and can also be found on the internet at saversbank.com.
BAUERFINANCIAL, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm, has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of U.S. banks and credit unions since 1983. No institution can pay for or opt out of a BauerFinancial rating. Consumers may obtain free star-ratings by visiting bauerfinancial.com.
Based on the outpouring of support, well wishes and questions regarding Officer Santos, and his family; the Auburn Police Department has set up an account for the Santos family to accept donations.
Officer Santos and Family Assistance Fund
c/o Savers Bank
38 Auburn Street
Auburn, MA 01501
On behalf of all of us at Savers Bank we wish Officer Santos the best and hope for a speedy recovery.
Savers Bank recently presented local youth center, Southbridge Bridge of Faith, with a donation for $1,500. Located on Main St., the youth center allows young people to enjoy educational and entertaining activities in a safe atmosphere.
The Bridge of Faith Youth Center is a welcoming place for youth in Southbridge. The center is focused on enhancing educational and computer skills to prepare young people for the opportunity of a positive future. The youth participate in social-recreational activities, facilitated by the center, to help develop the skills needed to be a contributing member of the community.
Savers Bank, a staple of the Southbridge community for over a century, is passionate about local causes. “We are supportive of the great work Bridge of Faith provides to the youth of our community,” said Joe Coderre, President and CEO of Savers Bank. “Bridge of Faith does a commendable job helping young men and women prepare to enter today’s society.”
The mission of the Bridge of Faith Youth Center is to provide a “bridge” to help low to moderate income children and youth to have a better chance at a bright future. A long term goal of Bridge of Faith Youth Center is to empower the young person with the necessary skills to break the stigma and habits that are leading to trouble in school and the streets. It is dedicated to providing as much help as possible to those who are disadvantaged by nurturing and reinforcing positive values and habits. The donation from Savers Bank will help the Center with scholarships and training activities that will have a positive impact on participating children and youth.
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