PeoplesBank Named a “Top Corporate Charitable Contributor” for Twelfth Year, Also Voted Best Local Bank and Best Mortgage Lender

HOLYOKE, MA (September 27, 2019) – The Boston Business Journal has announced the region's Top Corporate Charitable Contributors and, for the twelfth year in a row, PeoplesBank is among the companies included. Also this month, the bank has been named Best Local Bank for the seventh year and Best Mortgage Lender for the eighth year in the annual Reader Raves survey, conducted by The Republican and MassLive.

“As a mutual bank, we work really hard to serve both our customers and the community,” notes Matthew Bannister, First Vice President, Marketing & Innovation at PeoplesBank. “We have a unique ability to help the communities we serve through the considerable volunteer efforts of our associates and the millions of dollars in donations to charitable and civic causes we have made over recent years.”

Through the bank’s Community Care Program, they have contributed millions of dollars to local non-profit organizations that provide services to the residents of Hampden and Hampshire Counties. In addition, associates devote an average of 10,000 hours to volunteer work each year to help local schools, teach financial education classes, clean up parks, plant trees and help revitalize neighborhoods.

The Boston Business Journal’s Top Corporate Charitable Contributors list is composed of companies that gave at least $100,000 to Massachusetts-based charities and social-service nonprofits last year.

PeoplesBank will be honored at the annual Reader Raves banquet presented by The Republican/MassLive at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke on October 16.


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 $183 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 10,000 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.

PeoplesBank is a mutual bank and therefore responsible to our 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. We currently have 20 banking centers located in Massachusetts, as well as four banking centers in Connecticut operating as First Suffield Bank, a division of PeoplesBank.


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