Giving back to improve the quality of life in our communities
We are one of the last local banks, focused on providing great customer service with state-of-the-art financial products. Doing business in this manner allows us to achieve strong earnings, which in turn allows us to continue to do the things we have always done to meet the needs of our customers and neighbors. We give back in many ways, including officers and staff volunteering with community groups and organizations. We also try to buy from local businesses who in turn patronize other local businesses. We participate in various committees and donate to charitable groups that offer support and services to local residents. In recognition of the efforts of Greenfield Cooperative Bank to meet the needs of our local communities, Greenfield Cooperative Bank was awarded an “Outstanding” Community Reinvestment Act (“CRA”) rating by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. This recognizes our reinvesting in our local towns through loans, providing affordable banking services for all, and investing in the community through both dollar contributions and volunteer work.
Recent happenings include:
Mass Bankers group makes donation to local food program
The Massachusetts Bankers Association Charitable Foundation awarded the Franklin County Meals Program with a check in the amount of $2,500.00. Our bank President & CEO Michael Tucker nominated the local program for the award, and he presented the check to the Executive Director of the Meals Program, Sharon Pleasant.
Proud to support Big Brother Big Sister
Our bank is proud to have continued our tradition of supporting the annual Big Brother - Big Sister Bowl-a-thon fundraisers in Franklin and Hampshire Counties. Our strong teams of staff members and family raised a significant amount this year! Congratulations to our dedicated and community minded staff, including managers, tellers and officers on helping make it another successful event.
Proud to support the economic growth programs of the Franklin County Community Development Corporation
President and CEO Michael Tucker, and Tony Worden Vice President / Commercial Loan Officer recently presented the bank's donation to the Franklin County CDC. The CDC's funding campaign is to help support and expand the business processing operations at their Wells Street facilities. The $18,000.00 check was presented to John Waite and Alan Singer in the recently renovated space in the CDC's Venture Center, where Artisan Beverage Cooperative (ABC) is located. When the ABC began in business, both the Bank and the FCCDC supported their growth with financing. "Investing in programs that help drive a stronger local economy, business growth and create new jobs has always been a top priority of the Bank." stated Michael Tucker. Tony Worden noted "The work our local CDC does, pays dividends to the community for years to come with every business they help grow."
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