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Lake Sunapee Bank is pleased to announce its commitment to support New Hampshire Public Radio’s Campaign for Innovation with recurring annual donations through 2021. This contribution pledge allows Lake Sunapee Bank to offer long term support of NHPR’s efforts to enrich communities with vibrant, trusted media.
When asked about the meaningfulness of the contribution, Deb Johnson, Vice President Commercial Loan Officer at Lake Sunapee Bank, Concord, noted “NHPR is an invaluable resource in the local community and the State of New Hampshire as a whole, providing tremendous programming to its listeners. We are excited to be able to contribute to the Campaign for Innovation and support the continuation and growth of NHPR’s work.”
Lake Sunapee Bank is delighted to bolster NHPR in continuing to be a stalwart of independent, enterprising journalism. Funds from the Campaign for Innovation will support a variety of ventures, including editorial initiatives, the development of a new weekly program and podcast, and the expansion of facilities including control rooms, a broadcast studio, and newsroom.
In response to the contribution, Betsy Gardella, President and CEO of NHPR, shared that “New Hampshire Public Radio is honored to have the support of Lake Sunapee Bank for our Campaign for Innovation. One of the Campaign goals is to strengthen New Hampshire communities through journalism excellence. This ties closely to Lake Sunapee Bank’s philosophy on community-centered giving. The impact of their support will be felt across New Hampshire and for that, we are so grateful.”
Members of the Lake Sunapee Bank and NHPR teams on a recent visit to the NHPR recording studios in Concord, pictured are (left to right) Deb Johnson, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, Lake Sunapee Bank, Betsy Gardella, President and CEO, NHPR, and Kaitlyn Covel, Relationship Banking Manager, Lake Sunapee Bank.
Stephen R. Theroux, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lake Sunapee Bank, is pleased to announce the following officer appointments:
Debbie Henderson has been appointed to Senior Vice President
Debbie joined Lake Sunapee Bank in 1999, and has served in various roles of increasing responsibility, primarily in the retail area. As the Retail Operations Officer, she currently oversees the day to day operations and management of the entire retail branch structure, and directly manages all six Area Business Leaders, and the Retail Administrator. Debbie is a graduate of the Northern New England School of Banking, and the NNE School for Financial Studies.
Kristie Kathan has been appointed to Vice President
Kristie joined Lake Sunapee Bank’s Human Resources Team in 2012 as the Workforce Development Manager, and was appointed an Assistant Vice President in 2014. In early 2016, she was promoted to the new role of Employee Services’ Director, adding to her existing duties the day to day management of the payroll and benefits functions and staff. Kristie holds the Human Resources professional designations of SPHR, and SHRM-SCP. She is also very active in several professional associations and community organizations.
Teri Minelli has been appointed to Vice President
Teri joined Lake Sunapee Bank in 2012 in the role of Mortgage Originator in the Upper Valley, eventually expanding to include the Woodstock, VT area. She was appointed an Assistant Vice President in 2013, and has proven to become one of the most active mortgage lenders. Teri is very active in the community, and is a 2015 graduate of the Leadership Upper Valley program.
Christine Andonucci has been appointed to Assistant Vice-President
Christine joined Lake Sunapee Bank in 2012 with the acquisition of The Nashua Bank, where she held the multi-faceted position of IT/Deposit Operations Manager. Christine’s career focus has always been in the banking field, primarily in operations and systems conversion, and her expertise is a great asset to Lake Sunapee Bank.
Aaron Gill has been appointed to Assistant Vice President
Aaron has been with the Bank since 2009, when he was hired as a Credit Analyst working in the Newport Office. He was then appointed to a Senior Credit Analyst, served a brief time as the Accounting Manager, and is now currently working as a Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager in the Nashua Office. Aaron is very active in his hometown community, where he serves as an elected official.
Edward Nyette has been appointed to Assistant Vice President
Edward joined Lake Sunapee Bank in May of 2015, bringing to the role a strong background in retail banking. He is currently the Branch Manager of the Daniel Webster Highway Nashua Branch, and in late 2015 was selected as the retail Area Business Leader for the southern region of the state, including the new branch in Concord, where he has been instrumental in educating staff on the relationship banking model.
Jessica Walker has been appointed to Assistant Vice President
Jessica has been with the Bank for a total of ten years in various progressive roles. She is currently the Branch Manager of the Claremont Branch, as well as the retail Area Business Leader for the Newport/Claremont region of the State. Jessica is actively involved in the Claremont Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals Network of Sullivan County.
Lake Sunapee Bank is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s employee service awards. On Tuesday, May 17th, the Bank hosted its Annual Employee Recognition Event which proudly honors employees for dedicated service and accomplishments. Approximately 280 Lake Sunapee Bank employees gathered at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH, for this evening of celebration. Employees were recognized for their years of service ranging from 5 to 35 years as well as their completion of leadership programs, various educational achievements, and excellence in the workplace.
One 35-Year Service Award was presented to Francetta “Franc” Raymond, Vice President, Mortgage Loan Operations Manager, of the Newport, NH office. Franc began her career at Lake Sunapee Bank in 1981 as a Real Estate Loan Clerk, and has held many positions of progressive responsibilities at the Bank, all within the mortgage lending area. When asked about her time at the Bank, Franc shared that she is most proud of her contributions to the many technological advancements over the years, and of her involvement in some of the Bank’s culture-shaping milestones. Franc is known for being a passionate and active community member, and has dedicated countless hours to promoting the Arts in the Newport area and supporting local Chambers of Commerce. Franc is an invaluable part of the Lake Sunapee Bank team.
30-Year employees - also received special recognition: Nancy Barthol, Assistant Vice President, eBanking Services Manager, Newport, NH, Susan Fernald, Vice President, Deposit Operations Manager, Newport, NH, Pellegrino “Greeno” Rossi, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Manager, Newport, NH, Roxanne Shedd, Vice President, Area Business Leader, Branch Manager II, Newport Road, New London, NH, and Terri Spanos, Vice President, Branch Manager II, Newport, NH.
20-Year Employees - Sheila Loring, Special Assets Servicer, Newport, NH, and Elise Dufresne, Loan Servicing Specialist, Newport, NH, and Tamara Heiser, Branch Manager I, Sunapee, NH.
15-Year Employees - Andrea Armstrong, Teller/Customer Service Representative, Justin Morgan Office, Randolph, VT, Chere Jankosky, Branch Manager I, Area Staffing Coordinator, West Rutland, VT, and Paul St. Martin, Vice President, IT Manager, Newport, NH.
10-Year Employees - Mindy Benware, Teller/ Customer Service Representative, Claremont, NH, Deborah Bond, Branch Supervisor, Woodstock, VT Drive Up, Martha Bristol, Customer Service Representative II, Newport Road, New London, NH, Nicole Dexter, Branch Manager I, Quechee, VT, Meghan Douglas, Commercial Lending Assistant, Main Street, New London, NH, Tamara Dupont, Customer Service Representative I, Grantham, NH, Shelley Griswold, Assistant Branch Manager and Area Staffing Coordinator, Peterborough, NH, Catharina Harding, Float Teller/ Customer Service Representative, Brandon, VT, Nickole Howlett, Customer Service Representative /Banking Specialist, Newport, NH, Eileen Hurlburt, Senior Commercial Lending Assistant and SBA Specialist, Brandon, VT, Tania Johns, Teller Supervisor, Newport, NH, Faith Mitchell, Loan Processor I, Newport, NH, Dianne Nicol, Vice President, Risk Coordinator/CRA Officer, Newport, NH, Kathy Parker, Branch Manager I, Milford, NH, Jayne Rayno, Vice President, Business Banking Services Representative, Main Street, New London, NH, Dorisann Ross, Vice President, Retail Customer Experience Officer, West Lebanon, NH, and Sue Shaw, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer II, Heater Road, Lebanon, NH.
5-Year Employees - Diane Anderson, Support Team Leader, Commercial Lending Assistant, Nashua, NH, Jeanne Canty, Default Servicing Administrator, Newport, NH, Sara Edmunds, Teller/ Customer Service Representative, Bradford, NH, Lyn England, HR Compliance and Risk Administrator, Newport, NH, Anna Gearwar, Float Teller/ Customer Service Representative, Brandon, VT, Emily Gerrard, Accounting Assistant II, Newport, NH, Tracie Howe, Closing Production Specialist, Newport, NH, Kimberly Ilg, Vice President, Executive Assistant and Corporate Secretary, Newport, NH, Rebecca Kinney, Personal Lines Customer Service Representative, Newport, NH, Martha McLeod, Vice President, Director of Financial Reporting, Controller and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Newport, NH, Mary Quigley, Float Teller, Peterborough, NH, Kimberly Reed, Closing Production Specialist, Newport, NH, and Sharon Trombley, Teller I, Pittsford, VT.
Members of the Lake Sunapee Bank Concord team gathered to kick off the Capital Cause Challenge are (left to right) are Deb Johnson, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, Christopher Krebs, Relationship Banking Specialist, Kaitlyn Covel, Relationship Banking Manager, Christine Waite, Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Loan Origination, and Brandan Boisvert, Relationship Banking Specialist.
Lake Sunapee Bank is pleased to announce the start of its latest community support initiative at its Concord, NH office. The Lake Sunapee Bank Capital Cause Challenge will take place from May 16 to May 31, 2016. During this two week period, community members are invited to stop by the Concord Branch to cast their vote for their favorite nonprofit from a list of five local organizations. At the end of the voting period, all five organizations will share in a $12,500 donation from Lake Sunapee Bank.
When asked about the initiative, Kaitlyn Covel, Relationship Banking Manager at the Concord Office, said “Our team is thrilled be a part of the Capital Region and we cannot wait to start the Capital Cause Challenge to greater enrich our community. Lake Sunapee Bank is proud to be an advocate for social responsibility and community growth, and we think this challenge is a great way to kick off our community involvement in the Concord area. Stop by and cast your vote for your favorite non-profit!”
Since 1868, Lake Sunapee Bank has been committed to supporting community through charitable giving and volunteerism. The Bank’s giving philosophy centers around having a meaningful impact and embracing its responsibility to advocate for community growth and prosperity.
The five nonprofits participating in the Capital Cause Challenge include the Boys and Girls Club of Central New Hampshire, Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Hearts for Kindness, Capital Center for the Arts, and Pope Memorial SPCA of Concord-Merrimack County. At the end of the voting period, each nonprofit will be awarded a donation based on the number of votes they received. The first place winner will receive $5,000, second place will receive $3,000, and the remaining three nonprofits will receive $1,500 each.
To vote, visit the Concord Branch at 8 Loudon Road during regular open hours within the two week voting period. Voting is open to the whole community; it is not necessary to be a Lake Sunapee Bank customer to vote. Each voter is allowed one vote for the duration of the voting period. After you vote, don’t forget to wear your Capital Cause Challenge “I Voted” sticker and encourage your friends to vote.
Lake Sunapee Bank is pleased to announce its commitment to support the Strong Foundation, Stronger Future Campaign of the YMCA of Greater Nashua through a pledge to purchase business tax credits from the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA).
“We have a strong history as an advocate for community growth and social responsibility, and we are proud to help sustain the YMCA’s mission of Strengthening Community and changing lives,” said Stephen Theroux, President and Chief Executive Officer, about the Bank’s contribution.
Lake Sunapee Bank is pleased to assist the YMCA of Greater Nashua in its efforts to provide educational and wellness opportunities that allow people of all ages, backgrounds, and incomes opportunities to grow, learn, and thrive. Funds from the Strong Foundation, Stronger Future Campaign will be utilized for the YMCA’s Merrimack Branch Renovation Project. Renovations will include an overhaul of the building entryway, two new early education classrooms, updated locker rooms, and improved accessibility ramps leading to the field house.
Since 1868, Lake Sunapee Bank has been committed to supporting its communities through charitable giving and volunteerism. The Bank’s giving philosophy centers around having a meaningful impact and embracing its responsibility to advocate for community growth and prosperity.
All Lake Sunapee Bank offices will be closed on the following holidays:
|New Year's Day||Friday, January 1|
|Martin Luther King Day||Monday, January 18|
|Presidents' Day||Monday, February 15|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 30|
|Independence Day||Monday, July 4|
|Labor Day||Monday, September 5|
|Columbus Day||Monday, October 10|
|Veterans' Day||Friday, November 11|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, November 24|
|Christmas Day (Observed)||Monday, December 26|