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bankHometown to Host Children's Concerts and Hayrides During Millbury Chain of Lights

Millbury, Massachusetts — bankHometown will host an array of free activities during the Millbury Chain of Lights on Sunday, December 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Back for his 11th year is award-winning children’s musician and puppeteer Mr. Kim Webster, who will perform two free children’s concerts at 1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the bank’s lobby. Mr. Kim’s performances feature friendly puppets like “Ted Bear” and “The Dude,” plus interactive sing-alongs including every child’s favorite, “The Popcorn Song,” from his CD “Children of the Sea.”

bankHometown Teams Up with Goretti’s Supermarket for Holiday Giveaway

Oxford, Massachusetts — Robert J. Morton, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced that the bank has partnered with Goretti’s Supermarket at 1 Providence Street in Millbury for a special holiday giveaway. Shoppers who visit Goretti’s from November 15 to December 16, 2019, will receive a free bankHometown tote bag and can enter to win Goretti’s gift cards at that time. A total of four gift cards will be awarded: one for $250, two for $100, and one for $50.

bankHometown voted best in Customer Service and Overall Quality by the 2019 Banking Choice Awards

Oxford, Massachusetts — Robert J. Morton, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced that the bank was recently honored at the 2019 Banking Choice Awards in the categories of Customer Service, Technology and Tools, Community Contribution, and Overall Quality. The awards were presented as part of the Best Bank Expo at the MGM Springfield Resort and Casino.

bankHometown completes merger with Millbury Savings Bank and welcomes Robert J. Morton as President and CEO

Oxford, Massachusetts — Matthew S. Sosik, CEO of Hometown Financial Group, announced today that Oxford, Massachusetts-based bankHometown has completed its merger with Millbury Savings Bank.  Robert J. Morton, President and CEO of Millbury Savings Bank, has been appointed President and CEO of bankHometown.

Shauna Roberts receives two awards from the North Central Massachusetts Association of Realtors

Oxford, Massachusetts — We are excited to announce that Shauna Roberts, a bankHometown Mortgage Loan Originator located at the Lancaster, MA, office, was presented the 2019 Business Partner Society Award, as well as the Good Neighbor Award by the North Central Massachusetts Association of REALTORS (NCMAR).

Hometown Financial Group Promotes Karen Yancik to Senior Vice President, Senior Compliance and Risk Management Officer

Easthampton, Massachusetts — Matthew S. Sosik, CEO of Hometown Financial Group, Inc., announced that Karen Yancik has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President, Senior Compliance and Risk Management Officer. Yancik has responsibility for internal audit, compliance and risk management for the subsidiary banks of Hometown Financial Group; bankESB, bankHometown and Abington Bank.

Hometown Bank Community Foundation donates $6,500 to Sponsor Day Kimball Healthcare Junior Volunteer Program

Oxford, Massachusetts – Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced that the Hometown Bank Community Foundation awarded a $6,500 grant in support of Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) 2019 Junior Volunteer Program at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT.

Hometown Bank Community Foundation donates $15,000 to Head Start Renovation Project in Webster, MA

Oxford, Massachusetts – Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced that the Hometown Bank Community Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to the Head Start Renovation Project at Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. (WCAC), to support their newly renovated Webster location located at 116 School Street.

bankHometown and Millbury Savings Bank to merge creating a $1 billion community bank with 15 offices

Oxford and Millbury, Massachusetts – Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankHometown, and Robert J. Morton, President and CEO of Millbury Savings Bank, announced today that the banks have signed an agreement to merge operations under the bankHometown name. The combined bank will have approximately $1 billion in assets and 15 branch offices located throughout central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut.

bankHometown donates $25,000 from 2018 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign

OXFORD, Massachusetts: Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced that its 2018 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign has resulted in total donations of $25,000. This is the 15th year that bankHometown has invited local residents and businesses to help support local food pantries as a way for the bank and its customers to reduce food insecurity in their communities.