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The Westchester Bank Selected by Journal News as a 2016 Top Work Place

Employee Survey Reflects a Positive Culture of Appreciation, Teamwork and Support

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 several additional accolades The Westchester Bank has had the privilege to receive including induction into the 2016 Business Council of Westchester’s Business Hall of Fame, a 2016 Bauer Financial Five-Star Rating symbolic of financial strength and stability, and a 2015 Top 25 Commercial Lender ranking of community banks nationwide.

John M. Tolomer, President and CEO of The Westchester Bank stated, “Selection by our own employees as a Top Work Place may be the most fulfilling recognition we’ve had to date.” Mr. Tolomer continued, “You have to remember that we started in 2008 with just eight employees, working out of two double-wide trailers. We have since grown to fifty-six employees today, all driven by our core operating principle of Banking Made Personal. While building relationships and trust with our customers is key, that same positive attitude and energy in all our employees has made the Bank’s steady growth possible. We know we have the best employees in the industry; now everyone knows and we couldn’t be more proud,” Mr. Tolomer concluded.

Kristin Ball, Vice President of Human Resources for The Westchester Bank, is responsible for finding the right fit for positions within the organization. Ms. Ball stated, “While we want the most qualified person for each position, we also seek individuals that can meld well with a work culture not only of quality and accountability, but also a genuine positive attitude and willingness to work together as a unit. Our employees really enjoy working with each other and that atmosphere is contagious in a very positive way. It’s fun to see and to be part of,” Ms. Ball concluded.

About The Westchester Bank

The Westchester Bank is a New York State Chartered and full service FDIC insured commercial bank offering state-of-the-art technology with a comprehensive line of banking products to businesses and consumers including: business and personal checking, business lending, commercial mortgages, savings accounts, CD’s, money market accounts, Interest on Lawyer Accounts (IOLA), attorney escrow accounts and tenant security accounts. The Westchester Bank is headquartered in White Plains at 12 Water Street and has four branch locations: Yonkers at 2001 Central Park Avenue, White Plains at 464 Mamaroneck Avenue, Thornwood at 994 Broadway, Mount Kisco at 51 South Moger Avenue and Mamaroneck at 305 Mamaroneck Avenue. For more information about The Westchester Bank products and personal services, please visit TheWestchesterBank.com or contact Kristin Ball at (914) 368-9919.

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Organized Banking for California Closets
From Left to Right: Bob Westenberg, John Tolomer

“I want a bank that really understands my business and responds quickly to my needs. That’s why my bank is The Westchester Bank. They offer everything the big banks have but with a personal touch.”

Bob Westenberg, Owner, California Closets
John Tolomer, President & CEO, The Westchester Bank


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