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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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The Westchester Bank Receives Top 10 Honors as a "2018 Best Companies to Work for in New York State"

Published 06/05/2018

The Westchester Bank has recently been honored as a 2018 Best Companies to Work for in New York State. This is the second consecutive year the Bank has been so recognized. It is also their first time as a “Top 10” Best Company in the small-sized employer category (ranking #9).

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The Westchester Bank Receives 26th Consecutive Bauer Financial 5-Star Rating, and Top 200 Bank Ranking

Published 05/03/2018

The Westchester Bank, headquartered in White Plains and one of the fastest growing community banks in the nation, is pleased to announce it has received two recent, noteworthy accolades. The first is a Bauer Financial 5-Star Rating for the 26th consecutive quarter, a record 6 ½ years for the Bank!

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Jay Serniak Appointed as Vice President, Commercial Lender

Published 04/17/2018

The Westchester Bank has announced the appointment of Jay Serniak to the position of Vice President, Commercial Lending

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Steve Komosinski Appointed Vice President, Branch Manager of the Mount Kisco Branch

Published 04/05/2018

White Plains, NY - The Westchester Bank announced the appointment of Steve Komosinski to the position of Vice President and Branch Manager of the Bank’s Mt. Kisco location.

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California Closets Makes Room For Local Bank

Published 01/10/2018

WHITE ​PLAINS, ​N.Y. ​-- ​California ​Closets ​was ​founded ​in ​1978 ​by ​an ​18-year-old ​college ​student who ​turned ​his ​innovative ​way ​of ​maximizing ​dorm-room ​space ​into ​a ​thriving ​business. ​Since then, ​the ​company ​has ​become ​one ​the ​fastest ​growing ​in ​the ​country ​and ​has ​set ​the ​standard for ​closet-organization ​systems.

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TWB Food Drive

Published 11/17/2017

The TWB Food Drive brought in 298 pounds of food that will be distributed to Food Bank of Westchester’s partner soup kitchens and food pantries in time for them to celebrate Thanksgiving! From all of us at TWB, we will you and your families a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

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Westchester-Based ​Company ​Has ​Branched Out, ​Growing ​National ​Attention

Published 10/27/2017

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- In 1979, Howard Freilich, a young entrepreneur, started a horticultural business based out of a small camper in Westchester. Today, Freilich has grown his business to a multimillion-dollar enterprise that’s one of the largest interior horticultural companies in the country

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Helping​ ​The​ ​Hungry:​ ​Food​ ​Bank​ ​For  Westchester​ ​CEO​ ​Fights​ ​County​ ​Problem 

Published 09/20/2017

ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Leslie Gordon, CEO of The Food Bank for Westchester, knows what it takes to help those in need. Responsible for feeding thousands of Westchester residents each year,  Gordon is working to take a bite out of a growing concern across the county. 

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The Westchester Bank Selected as a 2017 Best Banks to Work for in the U.S.

Published 09/12/2017
WHITE PLAINS, NY (September 12, 2017). The Westchester Bank is pleased to announce its selection as a “2017 Best Banks to Work For” in the United States. The Best Banks to Work For program, which identifies, recognizes and honors U.S. banks for outstanding employee satisfaction, was initiated in 2013 by American Banker and Best Companies Group.
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CEO CFO Magazine Interview

Published 08/14/2017
Interview conducted by: Lynn Fosse, Senior Editor CEOCFO Magazine CEOCFO: Mr. Tolomer, what was the vision in 2008 when The Westchester Bank started and what is your vision today Mr. Tolomer: Our vision in 2008 is the same as it is today. That consistency of vision - and its effective execution – has been key to our success. When we started, there
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The Westchester Bank Named One of Nation’s Top Commercial Lenders

Published 07/20/2017
WHITE PLAINS, NY (July 20, 2017). The Westchester Bank was recently named by Independent Banker Magazine as one of the nation’s top-producing commercial lenders. The Bank was recognized within the category of Community Bank Commercial Lenders with assets in excess of $500 million. The Westchester Bank was ranked #5 overall in the nation based on the
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The Westchester Bank Receives “2017 Best Companies to Work for in New York State” Honors

Published 04/27/2017
WHITE PLAINS, NY (April 27, 2017). The Westchester Bank, one of the nation’s fastest growing community banks, was recently recognized as a 2017 Best Companies to Work for in New York State. Of the 46 companies in the small to medium-sized employer range receiving accolades, the Bank was ranked #17 in the entire state. These celebrated annual awards,
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The Westchester Bank Continues Its Mission To Serve The Community

Published 03/30/2017

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- For Stephanie Weston, a long-time Westchester resident, her decision to join The Westchester Bank came naturally. Weston found the leadership and employees at TWB shared her belief that a bank is more than just a place to do business, but also plays an important role in giving back to the community.

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The Westchester Bank Appoints Stephanie Weston as VP, Retail Market Manager

Published 03/15/2017

March 15, 2017 (White Plains, NY). The Westchester Bank is proud to announce the appointment of Stephanie Weston to the position of Vice President, Retail Market Manager. A long-time Westchester resident, Ms. Weston brings a wealth of banking experience with over thirty years in the Financial Services Industry. In her capacity as Retail Market Manager, she is responsible for leading and directing branch operations while ensuring quality customer service at the highest standards.

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Saw Mill Club Honors Its Past While Looking Towards The Future

Published 03/06/2017
MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Over its 45-year history, Mount Kisco's Saw Mill Club has transformed from a small indoor tennis club to a state-of-the-art health facility. One of the first multi-sport health clubs in the area in the early 1980's, the club continues to promote healthy living for northern Westchester residents. "This is a family business that started
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The Westchester Bank Expands Countywide Presence With Latest Branch Opening in Rye Brook

Published 01/18/2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 12, 2017). The Westchester Bank, coming off another year of record growth and expansion, is proud to announce the opening of its newest branch located at 800 Westchester Avenue, 4th Floor, in Rye Brook, NY. This opening further solidifies The Westchester Bank’s position as the leading community bank in Westchester County and one of the fastest growing in the nation.

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Open For Business: The Westchester Bank Announces Rye Brook Branch

Published 01/12/2017
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Westchester Bank,coming off another year of growth and expansion, recently announced the opening of its newest branch located at 800 Westchester Avenue in Rye Brook. The Westchester Bank is one of the leading community banks in Westchester and one of the fastest growing in the nation. “We’re thrilled to be opening our
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Greyston Bakery CEO Turns Unemployed Yonkers Residents Into Breadwinners

Published 01/09/2017

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Mike Brady, CEO of Yonkers-based Greyston Bakery, has developed a cutting-edge business model, which provides employment opportunities to less fortunate residents, regardless of their background or work history.

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“Magic” Pajamas Give Hope To Children In Need

Published 10/19/2016

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Genevieve Piturro, founder and executive director of the Pajama Program, always wanted to help children and make a difference. It was while working in the hospitality industry that she came up with the idea to start her own non-profit.

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Westhab Builds Communities For Homeless Westchester Families

Published 09/09/2016

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The mission of Yonkers-based Westhab is simple: provide homeless families with shelter and support to help them build better lives and futures.

 

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Sunshine Children's Home Helps Medically Complex

Published 08/15/2016

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Sunshine Children's Home and Rehab Center helps those with a range of medical needs by giving them a home away from home so they can grow and recover. In fact, many of the children up to 18 years of age who are treated there find a second family as well.

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The Westchester Bank VP Changes Outlook Through Volunteering

Published 07/12/2016

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Tracey Zimmerman, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at The Westchester Bank, has found a new focus in life by volunteering to help others within her community. Even better, The Westchester Bank has encouraged her volunteer efforts by sending Zimmerman to Leadership Westchester, a nine-month program designed to sharpen leadership skills and provide an understanding of how non-profits work.

 

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What is holding back credit to small businesses?

Published 07/11/2016
The Westchester Bank CEO John Tolomer on the state of the financial sector, as seen on Fox Business News: To view this video, click the button below You will then be leaving The Westchester Bank website to a website that TWB does not own or control. We are not responsible for the products, services or information you may find or provide there. Also, you
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Boumis Named VP Of Cash Management For The Westchester Bank

Published 06/21/2016

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Westchester Bank announced Costas Boumis has been appointed to the position of Vice President, Director of Cash Management.

 

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The Westchester Bank Reports Record-Breaking Gains in 2015

Published 06/06/2016
WHITE PLAINS, NY (June 9, 2016). The Westchester Bank, the county’s leading community bank and one of the nation’s fastest growing, had another record-breaking year in 2015. The Bank finished 2015 with significant gains in income, loans, assets and deposits. Net income was $4.651 Million for the year ending December 31, 2015, and compared
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Formation of TWB Insurance Services® Announced

Published 06/01/2016
White Plains, NY. (June 1, 2016). The formation of TWB Insurance Services was announced earlier today. Heading TWB Insurance Services is Jason Schiciano, an insurance industry expert with over twenty-two years of experience in insurance sales and procurement. Mr. Schiciano stated, “It’s a privilege to be part of the launch and future success of
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Former Peace Corps Volunteer Lands VP Role At The Westchester Bank

Published 05/12/2016
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- For more than two years, Orlando Gonzalez traded the comforts that come with American living to volunteer for the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. Gonzalez, who joined The Westchester Bank in December as Assistant Vice President for Commercial Lending, lived with his wife Melissa in a Costa Rican town that constantly lacked
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The Westchester Bank Selected by Journal News as a 2016 Top Work Place

Published 05/06/2016
WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 9, 2016). The Westchester Bank has been recognized as a 2016 Top Work Place in the Lower Hudson Valley. The selection process was spearheaded by the Journal News and was based on feedback from employee surveys that 1,500 firms had the opportunity in which to participate. This significant recognition by the bank employees coincides with
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The Westchester Bank Appoints Orlando Gonzalez as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending

Published 05/02/2016
May 2, 2016. (White Plains, NY). The Westchester Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Orlando Gonzalez to the position of Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending at the Bank’s headquarters in White Plains, New York. In that capacity, he is responsible for generating new commercial loan activity while managing and optimizing an existing
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Business Council Of Westchester Lauds The Westchester Bank

Published 03/31/2016
John Tolomer, President and CEO of The Westchester Bank, will accept the Small Business Success Award from the Business Council of Westchester at its annual Hall of Fame awards dinner on April 19 in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Contributed WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ The Westchester Bank will be honored by the Business Council of Westchester at
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Why To Consider The Westchester Bank For Your Next Business Loan

Published 03/23/2016
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ Westchester businesses that receive loans from The Westchester Bank get more than the cash they need to grow. They also receive the peace­of­mind that comes from personal hands­on service, security and a dedicated bank staff that understands their needs. The Westchester Bank recently received a 5­Star
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The Westchester Bank To Receive Business Hall Of Fame Award

Published 03/11/2016
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. ­­ The Westchester Bank will be a recipient of the prestigious 2016 Business Hall of Fame Award. The Bank has been selected in the category of Small Business Success and will be awarded through The Business Council of Westchester on Tuesday, April 19 at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. This latest award coincides with
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The Westchester Bank to Receive Prestigious Business Hall of Fame Honors

Published 03/10/2016
WHITE PLAINS, NY (March 10, 2016). The Westchester Bank is honored to be a recipient of the prestigious 2016 Business Hall of Fame Award. The Bank has been selected in the category of Small Business Success and will be awarded through The Business Council of Westchester this April 19th at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, NY. This latest award
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The Westchester Bank Selected A Top 25-Producing Commercial Lender in America

Published 02/08/2016

WHITE PLAINS, NY (September 8, 2016). The Westchester Bank is pleased to announce its selection as a 2016 „National Top-Producing Commercial Lender‟ for Community Banks, according to Independent Banker, the award-winning magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America. The Westchester Bank ranked #4 out on the Top 25 Commercial Lenders list nationwide with assets of $500 million to $1 billion. This announcement coincides with another recent award selection of The Westchester Bank as a 2016 Excellence in Small Business Award recipient in the category of „Outstanding Big Business Partner for Small Business‟. This 914Inc. Magazine recognition will be officially awarded at a ceremony this September 22nd at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains.

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The Westchester Bank Celebrates Grand Opening In Mamaroneck

Published 02/08/2016

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Well over 125 customers, shareholders and prospects visited The Westchester Bank last week to celebrate the grand opening of its newest branch location at 305 Mamaroneck Ave. in Mamaroneck.

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The Westchester Bank Continues Expansion With Newest Branch Opening in Mamaroneck

Published 01/07/2016
WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 7, 2016). The Westchester Bank is proud to announce the opening of its newest branch located at 305 Mamaroneck Avenue in Mamaroneck, NY. The Mamaroneck branch opening coincides with the Bank’s most recent national recognition, a Bauer Financial 5-Star Rating for 2015, the highest industry rating representative of financial
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The Westchester Bank: Business Banking Made Personal

Published 12/31/2015
Nearly seven years after The Westchester Bank launched in Yonkers, President and CEO John M. Tolomer remains enthusiastic about the bank’s continued impressive progress and growth. “We’ve had recordbreaking years in 2013, 2014 and we’re off to another great start in 2015,” says Tolomer. “As part of that growth,
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In Crisis, White Plains Restaurant Finds Support From The Westchester Bank

Published 12/30/2015

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ Shortly after fire roared through the kitchen at Emma’s Ale House in White Plains four years ago, owner Casey Egan took a phone call from The Westchester Bank CEO and President John Tolomer.

 

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Berardi Stone Finds Perfect, Permanent Partner With The Westchester Bank

Published 12/28/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ In 19 years as the owner and president of Berardi Stone Settings Inc., Anna Berardi has positioned her business as one of the leaders in the stone industry throughout the tri­state area. For the past four years, she has done so with assistance from The Westchester Bank. After working with other banks and lenders,
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Getting To Know: Mike DiSante, The Westchester Bank

Published 12/17/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Mike DiSante learned most everything he needed to know about business and banking from his father. The elder DiSante, also named Mike, owned a restaurant in West Harrison and his approach to customer service and relationships impacted his son, now the Branch Manager at The Westchester Bank’s newest location at 305
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The Westchester Bank Provides Sweet Dreams To Pajama Program Kids

Published 11/23/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ The easy path for The Westchester Bank to take in support of the Pajama Program would be to simply make a monetary donation. The Bank’s commitment, however, extends much deeper with this national program that provides new pajamas and books to children in need. “They’ve been supportive since the first
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The Westchester Bank Gets 18th Straight A+ Rating

Published 11/05/2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. ­­The Westchester Bank received the highest performance ranking available for the second quarter of 2015. This represents the 18th consecutive quarter in which The Westchester Bank has been recognized with an A+ rating. Each fiscal quarter, an evaluation is undertaken to measure the financial health of every federally insured
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The Westchester Bank Receives A+ Rating In Performance Review of Over 6,900 Federally Insured U.S. Banks

Published 11/05/2015
WHITE PLAINS, NY (November 5, 2015). The Westchester Bank is pleased to announce it has received the highest performance ranking available for the second quarter of 2015. This represents the eighteenth consecutive quarter in which The Westchester Bank has been recognized with an A+ rating. Each fiscal quarter, an evaluation is undertaken to measure the
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The Westchester Bank's Relationship With YWCA Yonkers Is More Than Business

Published 11/05/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ As the Executive Director of YWCA Yonkers, Michelle Gonzalez has found The Westchester Bank to be more than a business partner. “They’re very interested in giving back to the community,’’ said Gonzalez, who assumed her position as the organization’s leader last year. “They’re a
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The Westchester Bank, Wilson Jewelers Share Business, Community Partnership

Published 10/26/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ The relationship between Wilson & Sons Jewelers and The Westchester Bank extends far beyond their business dealings. Wilson Jewelers, which has been in Westchester County for 110 years with locations in Scarsdale and Mount Kisco, maxes out on its support of community organizations and non­profits. So too, does
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Yonkers Car Dealer Solves Banking Dilemma With The Westchester Bank

Published 10/13/2015

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ Jonathan Grant fought to keep his automobile dealerships afloat during the worst financial crisis of his lifetime in 2008. He said the nation’s biggest banks ran when he asked for capital.

 

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With The Westchester Bank Behind Them, White Plains Business Ramps Up Camps

Published 10/05/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ Over the past six years, White Plains­based CampGroup has added several facilities to its portfolio, which now numbers 16. More could be on the way over the next few years, with The Westchester Bank playing a large role in the the business’ expansion. Andrew Benerofe, Chairman of the Board of CampGroup LLC,
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Succeeding by Serving the Customer … and the Community

Published 09/28/2015
Today’s community bank is what it always was: a staple of local life. But the community itself has changed, and The Westchester Bank embraces the differences. The bank’s community is larger now, encompassing the wider business world. Technology has leveled the playing field. John M. Tolomer, President,and CEO, says The Westchester Bank
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Leukemia And Lymphoma Society's Walk In Rye Sheds Light On Group's Mission

Published 09/22/2015
RYE, N.Y. ­­ The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) started hosting “Light The Night Walks” 16 years ago. On Saturday, Nov. 7, Rye Playland will host the Westchester County event for the eighth straight year. The mission of the walk ­­ to raise funds for patient support services, advocacy for lifesaving treatments and cancer
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The Westchester Bank Delivers Ray Of Sunshine For Children's Rehab Center

Published 09/14/2015
OSSINING, N.Y. ­ Linda Mosiello has seen both sides of the coin as the Executive Director of Sunshine Children’s Home & Rehab Center in Ossining. She lived through the lean times six years ago when the Center was on the brink of closing, and now savors a growing facility. The Westchester Bank helped save the business from collapse in 2009,
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With The Westchester Bank Behind Them, Collins Brothers Is On The Move

Published 09/08/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – When Frank Webers switched Collins Brothers Moving Corporation's business to The Westchester Bank seven years ago, he knew immediately it was the right decision. “I could see that it was going to be a positive move for us right from the beginning,’’ said Webers, who acquired the 105­year­old
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Greyston Bakery Gets Cooking With Support Of The Westchester Bank

Published 09/01/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ Mike Brady took over as the President of Greyston Bakery in 2012 with an immediate objective of finding a local bank that shared his vision and commitment to the community. He found both at The Westchester Bank. With Brady’s guidance and The Westchester Bank’s capital, Yonkers­based Greyston Bakery
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Ryan Muller Joins the Westchester Bank as Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending

Published 08/04/2015
August 4, 2015. (White Plains, NY). The Westchester Bank announced the appointment of Ryan Muller to the position of Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lending at the Bank’s headquarters in White Plains, New York. In that capacity, Mr. Muller is responsible for organizing new commercial loan activity while managing an existing loan portfolio in
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Getting To Know: Frank Pastirchak, The Westchester Bank

Published 07/06/2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. ­­ Frank Pastirchak feels almost 30 years younger working as a commercial lender for The Westchester Bank. The current banking landscape reminds him of a previous job in the communications industry when smaller, more nimble businesses challenged, and eventually won sizable market share from AT&T. “The reason I like
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Getting To Know: Lisa Conner, The Westchester Bank

Published 06/15/2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. ­­ Starting at a young age, Lisa Conner’s parents impressed upon her the importance of community service. Now a commercial lender for The Westchester Bank, Conner does the same with her children. Conner, a resident of the Crestwood section of Yonkers, has volunteered for a wide range of organizations, especially those that
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Getting To Know: Ed Yuhas, The Westchester Bank

Published 06/09/2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. ­­ Ed Yuhas, a lifelong Yonkers resident, joined The Westchester Bank when it first opened in 2008. At that time, President & Chief Executive Officer, John Tolomer, was asking employees to support a local walk for the March of Dimes. “We were a very new bank and had just about 10 employees,’’ said Yuhas,
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Getting To Know: Tracey Zimmerman, The Westchester Bank

Published 06/01/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ Tracey Zimmerman will graduate later this month from Volunteer New York’s leadership training program. The vice president and chief compliance officer for The Westchester Bank said the 10­month program will give her long­lasting benefits she can apply at work, home and all facets of her personal life.
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Getting To Know: Rich Sadlon, The Westchester Bank

Published 05/26/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ Whether it’s homebuilding or banking, Rich Sadlon likes to start from the ground up. Sadlon is the Vice President of Information Technology for The Westchester Bank, based in White Plains. He has a wide range of interests outside of work, including home remodeling and repair. He has built several houses from
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Getting To Know: Marisol Morel, The Westchester Bank

Published 05/18/2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. ­­ Marisol Morel has worked in banking for more than two decades. It wasn’t until she joined The Westchester Bank two years ago that she realized what she had been missing. Marisol, Vice President & Director of Deposit Operations, recently volunteered to join in the Bank’s support of the March of Dimes Corporate
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The Westchester Bank Delivers Big Service on Community Scale

Published 05/11/2015
When The Westchester Bank set up shop in a pair of double-wide trailers in Yonkers in 2008, Collins Brothers, a moving and storage company, was one of its first customers. “We had always been with large banks,” said Frank Webers, CEO of Collins. “We felt that Westchester offered a more personal relationship. When you’re an
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Getting To Know: Kenneth Walter, The Westchester Bank

Published 05/11/2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. ­­ Kenneth Walter strove to find ways to engage students during his career as an adjunct professor in The School of Financial Planning at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Walter relinquished his teaching duties due to time constraints when he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of his former place of employment.
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Getting To Know: Ryan Muller, The Westchester Bank

Published 04/21/2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – While not realizing it at the time, Ryan Muller was gaining invaluable business experience while working as a caddy during a dozen summers at Knollwood Country Club in Elmsford. Now a Lender at The Westchester Bank, Muller looks back at how the many years of toting golf bags helped pay dividends for him in the workplace.
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The Westchester Bank Appoints Paul Fernandes as Vice President, Branch Manager

Published 04/17/2015
April 17, 2015. (White Plains, NY). The Westchester Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Fernandes as Vice President and Branch Manager of the White Plains branch, located at 464 Mamaroneck Avenue. Mr. Fernandes brings strong industry credentials to The Westchester Bank and has over twenty years of retail banking experience. He is a lifelong
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Getting To Know: Patricia Cappelletti, The Westchester Bank

Published 04/13/2015
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. ­­ From professional and personal standpoints, Pat Cappelletti’s employment with The Westchester Bank is a perfect union. Cappelletti, of Mount Vernon, is Vice President, Retail Marketing Manager for The Westchester Bank.. She brings over three decades of experience into her position and has worked her way up the banking
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The Westchester Bank Selected A Top 100 Best Performing Community Bank in America

Published 04/07/2015
WHITE PLAINS, NY (April 7, 2015). The Westchester Bank is honored to announce it has been selected as one of the Top 100 Best Performing Community Banks in America in 2014, according to SNL Financial, a leading provider of financial information. Community banks were defined as institutions with assets between $500 million and $5 billion and 60 or fewer
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Getting To Know: Bill Merz, The Westchester Bank

Published 04/06/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ Whether in his position as Vice President of Lending for The Westchester Bank or in his volunteer role with Community Capital New York, Bill Merz likes to provide the capital that can help change lives. “One of my favorite things is hearing the stories of how entrepreneurs start their business,’’ said
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Getting To Know: Paul Fernandes, The Westchester Bank White Plains Manager

Published 03/30/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ Professionally and personally, Westchester County is home for Paul Fernandes of The Westchester Bank. Roots run deep, however, for Fernandes, a bank vice president and branch manager of the White Plains office. His parents immigrated to the United States from Portugal. His grandfather still lives there. And while
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Getting To Know: Lisa Summa, The Westchester Bank

Published 03/23/2015
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. ­­ Lisa Summa’s father enjoyed immensely his involvement with the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle. When he died two years ago, she felt the best way to honor his legacy was to get involved with the club, too. “My sister and I decided we wanted to fill in where he left a gap,’’ said Summa, vice
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Getting To Know: Eric Wiggins, The Westchester Bank

Published 03/16/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ When The Westchester Bank’s Eric Wiggins accepted a role on a board that oversaw selections for students who overcame challenging odds, he got way more than he bargained for. Wiggins served as a member of Student Advocacy’s Overcoming The Odds award. The Elmsford­ based group recognizes students who have
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Getting To Know: John Tolomer, The Westchester Bank

Published 03/02/2015
WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. ­­ John Tolomer’s commitment to helping the community stems from his parents. The President and Chief Executive Officer of The Westchester Bank learned long ago the value of volunteer engagement and involvement in local causes. “My parents were big believers in helping others,’’ said Tolomer, who
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The Westchester Bank Surpasses $500 Million in Total Assets

Published 01/12/2015
WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 12, 2015). The Westchester Bank is pleased to announce a major milestone in its growth which coincides with industry accolades further defining the Bank’s continued success. The Westchester Bank surpassed $500 million in assets for the first time in November of 2014 with current total assets now exceeding $523 million. This
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The Westchester Bank Selects New Chairman of the Board

Published 12/26/2014
December 26, 2014. (Yonkers, NY). The Westchester Bank announced the election of Thomas W. Smith to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors effective December 23, 2014. Mr. Smith is a Founder of The Westchester Bank and has served as a Board Member since the bank’s inception in 2008. He will replace W. Thomas Clark who will continue to serve on
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Mt. Kisco Branch Grand Opening

Published 11/08/2014

The Westchester Bank Continues Expansion Opens New Branch in Mt. Kisco

Published 10/30/2014
YONKERS, NY (October 30, 2014). The Westchester Bank, recently selected as one of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America, is proud to announce the opening of its newest branch at 51 South Moger Avenue in Mt. Kisco, NY. This opening further solidifies The Westchester Bank’s position as the leading community bank in Westchester County with plans for
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Richard Sadlon, Information Technology Specialist Joins The Westchester Bank as Vice President

Published 06/19/2014
June 19, 2014. (Yonkers, NY). The Westchester Bank announced today the appointment of Richard Sadlon to the position of Vice President, Information Technology. Mr. Sadlon brings an extensive background with 30 years of banking and technology experience. He will be based at the Bank’s headquarters in Yonkers, NY, and has a primary responsibility to
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Kenneth Walter Tapped as Svp, Chief Financial Officer at the Westchester Bank

Published 06/03/2014
June 3, 2014. (Yonkers, NY). The Westchester Bank announced today the appointment of Kenneth D. Walter, CPA, CFP, to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Walter brings an in-depth financial background to the position and will be based at the Bank’s headquarters in Yonkers, NY. He will be responsible for the financial
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Jonathan Wiener Joins the Westchester Bank Board of Directors

Published 05/29/2014
YONKERS, NY. May 29, 2014. The Westchester Bank announced today the selection of Jonathan Wiener, Founder and President of Chestnut Holdings of New York, to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Wiener founded Chestnut Holdings in 1996 as a family-owned real estate investment and property management firm in the Bronx, and has over 30 years of
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Leading Community Bank Catapults Past $450 Million in Total Assets

Published 05/13/2014
YONKERS, NY (May 13, 2014). Continuing its unprecedented growth, The Westchester Bank is pleased to announce that total assets have recently surpassed the $450 million mark. As the leading community bank in Westchester County, The Westchester Bank’s strong financial performance includes loan outstandings in excess of $350 million with deposits now
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Lisa Summa Joins the Westchester Bank as Vice President, Branch Manager

Published 05/06/2014
May 6, 2014 (Yonkers, NY). The Westchester Bank is pleased to announce that Lisa Summa has joined as Vice President, Branch Manager of their headquarters branch in Yonkers, New York. Ms. Summa brings solid industry credentials and is a lifelong resident of Westchester County. “Having lived in Westchester my entire life, I have a real appreciation of
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The Westchester Bank Appoints Tracey Zimmerman as Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Published 04/17/2014
April 17, 2014. (Yonkers, NY). The Westchester Bank appointed Tracey K. Zimmerman as Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, working at the Bank’s headquarters located in Yonkers, New York. In that capacity, she is responsible for the development and maintenance of compliance policies as well as creating and implementing procedures that are in line
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The Veterans Career Mentoring Program Successfully Launched by The Westchester Bank

Published 03/03/2014
Yonkers, N.Y. March 3, 2014. The Westchester Bank’s launch of The Veterans Career Mentoring Program yielded results far exceeding expectations. Of the 37 companies attending the launch, nearly 70% said they will either mentor or offer an internship to a veteran they met at the event with more than 50% of that group committing to hire a veteran by
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The Westchester Bank Names Eric Wiggins as Chief Credit Officer

Published 01/21/2014
January 21, 2014. (Yonkers, NY). The Westchester Bank announced today the appointment of Eric Wiggins as Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer. Mr. Wiggins brings in-depth industry knowledge with over 25 years of banking experience in senior leadership positions. He will be responsible for the oversight, management and compliance of the Bank’s
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The Westchester Bank Passes $400 Million Mark in Assets

Published 10/23/2013
YONKERS, NY (October 23, 2013). The Westchester Bank continues its record breaking pace by reaching yet another measure of unprecedented growth and is proud to announce it has recently surpassed $400 million in total assets. The Westchester Bank remains atop all community banks in Westchester County and has the distinction of being recognized as one of the
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The Westchester Bank Continues Unprecedented Growth Reports Record Breaking Financial Gains For 2012

Published 04/08/2013
YONKERS, NY (April 8, 2013). The Westchester Bank, one the nation’s fastest growing community banks, had another record breaking year in 2012. The Bank finished 2012 with significant gains in income, loans, assets and deposits. Pre-Tax income was $2.6 Million for the year ending December 31, 2012, and compared very favorably to $1.3 Million for the
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The Westchester Bank Continuing Strong Growth Trajectory Announces Staff Promotions

Published 03/04/2013
YONKERS, NY (March 4, 2013). The Westchester Bank, headquartered in Yonkers and one of the nation’s fastest growing community banks, is proud to announce the promotions of Kristin Ball, Michael Vitale and Ann Vidal-Gervil. Kristin Ball Kristin Ball, a Yonkers resident, has been promoted to Vice President, Human Resources. She previously served as
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The Westchester Bank Exceeds $300 Million Threshold in Total Assets

Published 09/14/2012
YONKERS, NY (September 14, 2012). The Westchester Bank, continuing its record breaking pace, is excited to announce they have just exceeded $300 million in total assets as of September 12, 2012. This represents yet another milestone for a bank now recognized as one of the fastest growing local community banks in the nation. “We’re thrilled to
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The Westchester Bank Celebrates Fourth Anniversary

Published 06/15/2012
YONKERS, NY (June 15, 2012). The Westchester Bank is excited to announce its Fourth Anniversary celebration this June 18th. The Bank continues its record breaking pace and is now recognized as one of the fastest growing local community banks in the United States. The cornerstone to the Bank’s continued success and growth is providing world class
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The Westchester Bank Reports Record Breaking Financial Gains for 2011

Published 04/19/2012
YONKERS, NY (April 2012) –The Westchester Bank finished 2011 with significant gains in net income, loans, assets and deposits. The Bank reported net income of $2.8 million for the year, an increase of 152 percent from $1.143 million in 2010. The rise in net income included a tax benefit of $1.5 million and a gain of $112,000 on the sale of
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The Westchester Bank Celebrating Third Anniversary with Robust Financial Gains and a Successful Stock Offering

Published 07/26/2011

YONKERS, NY (July 2011) – What started out as a small office in a construction trailer on Central Park Avenue in Yonkers has grown to become one of the nation’s fastestgrowing community banks with nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in assets.

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Westchester Bank Announces Promotions of William Merz as Vice President and Patty Pasqualoni as Assistant Manager

Published 01/20/2011
YONKERS, NY (January 2011) – The Westchester Bank, Westchester’s fastest growing community bank, has announced the promotion of William Merz as Vice President and Patty Pasqualoni as Assistant Manager for the Bank. Mr. Merz, who brings ten years of experience to his position, was previously Assistant Vice President of Commercial Lending for The
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Helping Westhab Build a Better Community
From Left to Right: John Tolomer, Richard Nightingale, Frank Pastirchak

“As a non-profit, finding a partner that takes the time to listen … and truly understand our financial needs is key. That’s why we chose The Westchester Bank.”

John Tolomer, President & CEO, The Westchester Bank 
Richard Nightingale, President and CEO, Westhab, Inc. 
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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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