Community Bank N.A. branches across New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts celebrated National Good Neighbor Day this year on September 28th by engaging in neighborly activities and donating to community causes. In total, Community Bank N.A. donated $55,250 to local nonprofits throughout its four-state footprint, with 45 branches across the Finger Lakes contributing $11,250 to local nonprofits of their choice.
From raking leaves and washing windows to hosting bake sales and food drives, more than 90 branches joined the celebration to spread neighborly spirit. Locally, two branches in Seneca County participated:
– Ovid collected donations to benefit those affected by recent flooding in Ovid and Lodi. In addition, the branch is making a $5,000 donation to the Finger Lakes Red Cross chapter.
– Waterloo hosted a bake sale to benefit American Legion Riders.
“As a community bank, being a good neighbor and an active participant in our community is part of our core values,” Community Bank N.A. Waterloo Branch Manager Alexis Hobart said. “We’re not just your local teller or branch manager — we live here in Seneca County and we’re invested in our region’s future. National Good Neighbor Day was a chance to thank and highlight our neighbors who do so much for our community.”
National Good Neighbor Day was created in 1971 by Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana, and proclaimed a national day by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 to raise public awareness that good neighbors help achieve human understanding and build strong, thriving communities. It is celebrated annually on September 28th as a day of gratitude and community building.
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Waterloo (left to right): Director of The Legion Riders Anthony Felice, Community Bank N.A. Retail Services Officer Diane Janes, Customer Service Representative Kassandra Rose, VP, Branch Manager Alexis Hobart, Senior Teller Shirley VanDeMortel and Past Director Of The Legion Riders Robert Krupcznski.
Community Bank N.A. is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
About Community Bank System Inc.
Community Bank System Inc. operates more than 230 customer facilities across Upstate New York, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and Western Massachusetts through its banking subsidiary, Community Bank N.A. and has been serving its communities for more than 150 years. With more than $10 billion in assets, the DeWitt, New York-headquartered company is among the country’s 150 largest financial institutions. Community Bank, N.A. has consistently been ranked among the top 15 best banks in America by Forbes magazine for the past seven years running, and was most recently ranked sixth in 2017. In addition to a full range of retail and business banking services, the company offers comprehensive financial planning, insurance and wealth management services. Community Bank System Inc. subsidiaries/business units include OneGroup NY Inc., which provides risk management and commercial insurance, employee benefits and personal lines insurance; Community Bank Wealth Management, which provides investment advisory, personal trust and financial planning services, as well as personal, business and nonprofit portfolio design; and Benefit Plans Administrative Services Inc., which provides actuarial, retirement and VEBA/HRA plan administration, and collective investment fund, employee benefit trust and transfer agency services.
Community Bank System Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the company’s stock trades under the symbol “CBU.” For more information about Community Bank, visit communitybankna.com or ir.communitybanksystem.com.