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OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, August 31, 2020 — bankHometown recently donated $20,000 to the BrickBox, a new 10,000-square-foot performance venue currently under construction at 20 Franklin Street, Worcester.
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To help you better understand and comply with the rules and requirements of your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, we are sharing information from the U.S. Treasury and other resources.
OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, August 21, 2020 — bankHometown recently donated $20,000 to Sutton Recreational Resources for the renovation of the Unity Park Playground at 7 Boston Road, Sutton.
OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, August 21, 2020 —Shauna Roberts, a mortgage loan originator in bankHometown’s Lancaster office, was honored as this year’s Business Partner of the Year by the North Central Massachusetts Association of Realtors.
Oxford, Massachusetts,August 14, 2020 — bankHometown has announced that Sean Coveney of Worcester has been promoted to Commercial Portfolio Manager.
OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, August 14, 2020 — bankHometown recently appointed Joel Laureano of Paxton as the branch manager of the bank’s new 270 Grove Street, Worcester, location.
OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, August 10, 2020 — bankHometown recently appointed a new branch manager and assistant branch manager of its two Webster locations.
OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, July 31, 2020 — bankHometown recently appointed a new branch manager of its Worcester office.
OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, July 31, 2020 — bankHometown recently appointed a new branch manager and assistant branch manager of its Putnam, Conn., office.
OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, July 17, 2020 — bankHometown recently donated $2,500 to the Friends of the Pomfret Public Library in support of the library’s 2,000 sq. ft. expansion project.
Oxford, Massachusetts,June 26, 2020—bankHometown has approved over 700 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans totaling approximately $68 million, allowing hundreds of local businesses across central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut to keep more than 7,500 employees on the payroll.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: Drive-ups, ATMs, and Electronic Banking Remain Open
The health and safety of our customers, employees, and communities continues to be our top priority.
The statewide stay-at-home advisory and closure of nonessential businesses exempt banks and other essential services. As such, we continue to do our part to slow the spread of the virus while ensuring that you stay connected to your money.
I hope this letter finds you healthy and safe. When the Coronavirus first reached our shores a few months ago, I don’t think any of us fully imagined the impact it would have on our everyday lives. We’re heartbroken for the family and friends directly affected by COVID-19. We’re adjusting to social distancing and seeing familiar faces behind masks and plexiglass. And we’re applauding the essential workers helping us through it all.
OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, June 12, 2020 — bankHometown recently donated $10,000 to the Sutton Youth Baseball League (SYBL) to assist the organization in adding a third field to its complex on Hough Road.
OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, June 11, 2020 — bankHometown President and CEO Robert J. Morton announced that the bank is making a $25,000 challenge grant to the Worcester Regional Chamber to help sustain its programs and services in support of local businesses, including those negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS, May 22, 2020 — bankHometown recently appointed new branch managers of its Lancaster, Oxford, and Sturbridge locations.
Through the initial round of funding, bankHometown has approved over 400 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans totaling more than $51 million, allowing hundreds of local businesses across central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut to keep more than 6,000 employees on the payroll.
Oxford, Massachusetts — bankHometown has approved over 400 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans totaling more than $51 million, allowing hundreds of local businesses across central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut to keep more than 6,000 employees on the payroll.
OXFORD, MASS. —bankHometown recently pledged $15,000 in support of the YWCA Central Massachusetts’ $7.5 million capital campaign to renovate its Salem Square facilities.
From FDIC Consumer News: Protect yourself against imposters. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has received reports of fraudulent communications that have the appearance of being from this agency. Fraudsters know that people trust the FDIC name, so scammers use the FDIC’s name and logo, and even the names of actual employees, in perpetrating fraudulent schemes.
Since 1889, bankHometown has supported its customers and communities during times of prosperity and optimism and through times of hardship and doubt. Through it all, bankHometown has been dedicated to ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of our customers, employees, and members of the community. That is why we continue to monitor the developments and potential impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Effective March 17, 2020, The Co-operative Central Bank (CCB) and its Share Insurance Fund (SIF) merged into the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). As a result, bankHometown has become a member of the DIF.
Rest assured that your deposits with bankHometown will continue to be insured in full. Each depositor is insured to at least $250,000 by the FDIC. Effective March 17, all deposits above the FDIC limit are insured by the DIF.
The DIF has a long history of protecting deposits. Since 1934, when the DIF was created, no depositor has lost a penny in a member bank.
OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS — bankHometown recently donated $2,500 in support of Sutton High School’s second annual “Connections Conference,” a day-long social justice workshop aimed at tackling the real-world issues of racism, gender inclusion, and social justice in our communities.
Oxford, Massachusetts —bankHometown recently pledged to donate an additional $10,000 to the Millbury Parents Club. The bank’s commitment, which will be funded over three years, supports the club’s mission to fund educational activities and cultural experiences for students in Millbury Public Schools. With the recent merger of bankHometown and Millbury Savings, this contribution demonstrates bankHometown’s continued commitment to the Millbury schools and extends Millbury Savings’ previous commitment an additional three years.
MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS —bankHometown recently donated $3,000 to cover annual transportation costs for the local Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers more than 18,000 meals a year to homebound seniors. With bankHometown’s recent merger with Millbury Savings, the program’s primary private contributor for the past 14 years, contributions from the combined banks now total $38,000.
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Oxford, Massachusetts – At its recent annual meeting, the board of directors of bankHometown elected Steven H. Duvarney of Lancaster as chairman of the board and Brian E. Galonek of Sturbridge as vice chairman.
Oxford, Massachusetts - Oxford headquartered bankHometown led Central Massachusetts-based banks in total deposit growth over the past decade, according to the latest data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Millbury, Massachusetts —bankHometown recently donated $1,000 to the Friends of the Millbury Seniors’ transportation program, which serves the area’s elderly and disabled residents. Together with Millbury Savings Bank, which merged with bankHometown last October, the combined bank has provided more than $30,000 in contributions to this program over the past decade, including funding to purchase the program’s vehicles.
Millbury, Massachusetts — In time for the home heating season, bankHometown has contributed an additional $25,000 to the Community Energy Assistance Program, a fund first established by Millbury Savings Bank in 2005 to help low-income residents pay their home energy costs. With the recent merger of bankHometown and Millbury Savings, this contribution demonstrates bankHometown’s continued commitment to the program and brings total contributions to $380,000.
Oxford, Massachusetts — Robert J. Morton, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced that Todd Donohoe has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending. In this role, Donohoe will serve as a trusted advisor to local businesses, connecting them to the financing and other solutions they need to grow.
Oxford, Massachusetts – Robert J. Morton, president and CEO of bankHometown, announced that this year’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors program raised more than $26,000 for local food pantries. This brings the total amount raised over the 16 years the program has been in place to $193,500.
Millbury, Massachusetts — bankHometown recently donated $24,000 for the extensive renovation of two basketball courts at the Washington Street Park.
Oxford, Massachusetts – Robert J. Morton, president and CEO of bankHometown, announced that the bank will once again hold its annual holiday Pajama Time drive to help keep local children warm this winter season.
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.”
Oxford, Massachusetts– Robert J. Morton, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced that the bank will once again hold its annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors fundraising drive to help stock local food pantries.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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