News - 09/15/2014


PeoplesBank Voted "Best Local Bank" and Named "Top Corporate Charitable Contributor"

PeoplesBank Voted “Best Local Bank” and Named “Top Corporate Charitable Contributor”
PeoplesBank Voted “Best Local Bank” and Named “Top Corporate Charitable Contributor”

HOLYOKE, MA (September 15, 2014) – PeoplesBank was honored with several awards this month including being voted as “Best Local Bank,” “Best Mortgage Lender,” and “Best Place To Work” by readers of the Republican and MassLive. The bank was also named a “Top Corporate Charitable Contributor” by the Boston Business Journal for the seventh year in a row.

“There is only one way to be the best or to reach the top,” suggested Douglas A. Bowen, in President and CEO of PeoplesBank, in a congratulatory message to his associates. “Both require hard work and a laser-like focus on instilling critical values and measuring progress toward strategic objectives. It is no secret what we are doing: Embracing innovation, supporting the community, helping the environment, and engaging associates are how we grow our organization creating positive memorable experiences for our customers.”

The largest community bank in the market, PeoplesBank has created a unique culture and values set [VIDEO] that focus on employee development, life-work balance and community service. PeoplesBank associates donate a combined average of 6,000 hours a year to community service and 48 of the bank’s officers serve on the board of directors and committees of 115 area nonprofit organizations.

Along with having built three LEED® registered offices [FLICKR], being among the first in the nation to launch mobile banking, and supporting innovative programs to help educate the youth, the bank has also financed more than $70 million in green energy projects and contributed more than $7 million to area charitable causes over the last 10 years. Voters around Hampshire County have recognized PeoplesBank’s environmental sustainability leadership, voting the bank Best Local Green Business in the Daily Hampshire Gazette Reader’s Choice Poll.


About: PeoplesBank is a leader in innovation, corporate responsibility, environmental sustainability, and employee engagement. Our three LEED® registered offices are environmentally friendly and we have financed more than $70 million in wind, hydroelectric and solar energy projects.

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