News - 02/11/2018


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Matthew Bannister, First Vice President Marketing and Innovation, and Thomas Senecal, President and CEO of PeoplesBankHOLYOKE, MA (February 11, 2018) - When Joseph Skinner and other civic leaders in Holyoke set out more than a century ago to establish the mutual savings bank that would become PeoplesBank, they exemplified the true spirit of collaboration and innovation.

Fast forward to 2018, and PeoplesBank holds true to those tenets as it continues its founders' mission.

"One of the reasons we are thriving is because of that collaboration and that connection to the community," says Thomas Senecal, president and CEO of Peoples Bank. "As a mutual institution, that's exactly what it was. Joseph Skinner got together a group of people who formed a mutual bank for the community, by the community and which contributed back to the community."

Each of those core principals remain integral to all the bank does today, both internally and in its interactions with customers and community, according to Senecal.

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About: PeoplesBank is a leader in innovation, corporate responsibility, environmental sustainability, and employee engagement. Our three LEED® certified offices are environmentally friendly, and we have financed more than $145 million in wind, hydroelectric, and solar energy projects. As the largest community bank in the market, we have a unique ability to help the communities we serve through volunteer efforts and millions of dollars in donations to charitable and civic causes. Our associates devote an average of 6,000 hours to volunteer work each year, and 48 of the bank’s officers serve on the boards of directors and committees of 115 nonprofit organizations in the area.

As a mutual bank, PeoplesBank is responsible to its depositors, employees, and the community. This organizational structure allows us to focus on the long-term viability of the bank and the best interests of our customers.

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