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The Westchester Bank opened its doors for business on June 18th, 2008, a time when the nation was facing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. With consumer confidence eroding and even the largest banking institutions faltering, it did not appear to be the most propitious time to start a new business. Yet the Bank Founders viewed these conditions as an opportunity. 

The Westchester Bank had correctly identified a void in the marketplace and opened a local community bank with a simple, yet fundamental formula for success. It offered the same bank products and solutions as the bigger banks but delivered them in a highly personalized and friendly manner. The Westchester Bank understood the significance of strong local roots, from its core of local investors and bank professionals to comprehending and facilitating the needs of other local businesses in the community.

The Bank’s core operating principle of “Banking Made Personal”, and the execution of that principle day-in and day-out, has remained a constant since Day 1. Results to date speak for themselves as The Westchester Bank has:

  • Created significant job growth in Westchester County. Starting with just 8 employees in 2008, the Bank proudly employs over 66 people today. Additionally, Bank loans to a wide array of small and mid-sized business sectors have catapulted both business expansion and new job opportunities.
  • Expanded from 1 single location to 6 full-service branches throughout Westchester County… and established a new headquarters based in White Plains.
  • Accelerated from $39 million in assets to over $900 million in total assets since inception.
  • Received the industry’s highest performance rating, a “Bauer Five-Star Rating”, reflecting financial strength, stability and overall performance excellence. The Bank has now earned this national acclaim for an unprecedented 7th consecutive year.
  • Earned a “Top 100 Best Performing Community Bank in America” by SNL Financial. Rankings were determined after an extensive analysis of over 6,300 banks nationwide.
  • Achieved “2018 Best Companies to Work For in New York State” honors as selected by the NYS Society for Human Resource Management.

 Future Bank plans call for rapid expansion, more employment, continued community outreach and unprecedented growth designed to have an overall positive economic impact throughout Westchester County, and beyond. The Bank is committed to more branch openings, more hiring and more loan activity for small to mid-sized businesses as customers, current and future, experience community banking at its very best.


Making Our Community Stronger... One Family at a Time

"Children’s Village works in partnership with families to help our most vulnerable children. The Westchester Bank is part of that family. They have the local market knowledge to better understand our needs and a friendly personal touch you don’t find at bigger banks."

Jeremy Kohomban, President & CEO The Children’s Village

John Tolomer President & CEO The Westchester Bank

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The Westchester Bank Honored for 3rd Consecutive Year as a “Best Company to Work for in New York State”

Published 05/01/2019

The Westchester Bank, the leading community bank in Westchester County and one of the fastest growing in the country, was recognized on April 24th as a 2019 Best Companies to Work for in New York State. 

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