Lake Sunapee Bank Employees Honored at Annual Recognition Event

Lake Sunapee Bank is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s employee service awards. On Tuesday, May 5th the bank honored employees for dedicated service and accomplishments at its Annual Employee Recognition Event, which took place at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. Employees were recognized for their years of service ranging from 5 to 40 years. In addition, employees were also recognized for their completion of Leadership Programs and other Educational Achievements.

There was one 40-Year Service Award which was presented towards the end of the evening to Diane ‘Dee’ Hawkins, Mortgage Loan Underwriter out of the Main Street Newport, NH office. Dee began her banking career at Lake Sunapee Bank in October of 1975 as a Loan Servicer. She served in many different areas of the bank and in 1997 was promoted to her current role of Mortgage Loan Underwriter. When asked what she loves most about working for Lake Sunapee Bank, Dee said, “What I love most about my job here at the bank is approving a loan for a first time homebuyer.” Dee is well respected and dearly loved by her peers for her kind heart, candid personality, contagious laugh and her dedication and loyalty to Lake Sunapee Bank and her community at large.

Lake Sunapee Bank’s 30-Year employees also received special recognition: Heide Hubert Menard, Assistant Branch Manager and Customer Service Officer, Newport NH and Marie Pelletier, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer II, New London Main Street, New London NH.

There was also one 25-Year employee: Bonny Perry, Document Imaging Specialist, Randolph Main Street Office, Randolph VT.

Lake Sunapee Bank’s 20-Year Employees Include:  Christine August, AVP, Deposit Services Manager, Newport NH; Pamela Dussault, Branch Manager I, Area Staffing Coordinator, Enfield NH; Joanne Kersey Teller II, Newport NH; Angie Lyman, SVP, Director of Retail Services, West Lebanon NH; Karen Lynch, SVP, Director of Banking Services, Park Street, Brandon VT and Karen Soule, Teller/CSR, Bethel VT.

Lake Sunapee Bank’s 15-Year Employees Include:  Sue Bryan, AVP, Branch Manager II, Woodstock VT; Lindsey Camp, Asset Quality Team Leader, Newport NH, Paul Faber, SVP, Commercial Loan Officer II, Peterborough NH; Jack Lussier, Technical Support Specialist, Newport NH and Cindy Mundy, Teller/CSR, Hillsboro NH.

Lake Sunapee Bank’s 10-Year Employees Include:  Sarah Bocko, Loan Servicing Assistant, Newport NH; Brenda Brown, Teller/CSR, Andover NH; Kimberly Brown Branch Manager I, Bethel VT; Melissa Case AVP, Area Business Leader, Branch Manager II, Park Street, Brandon VT; Dean Cashman VP, Commercial Loan Officer II, South Main Street, Hanover NH; Linda DePasquale, Teller/CSR, Newbury NH; Dennis Driscoll Jr, VP, Commercial Loan Officer II, Woodstock VT; Beth Evans, CIF Manager, Newport NH; Michael LaFont, Maintenance Assistant II, Newport NH; Victoria Pozniak, Loan Servicing Support Specialist, Newport NH; Jacolyn Savela, Teller/CSR, Pittsford VT and Jessica Walker, Branch Manager I, Area Business Leader, Claremont NH.

Lake Sunapee Bank’s 5-Year Employees Include:  Christine Andonucci, Business Analyst/Project Manager, Nashua NH; Julie Beaumont, AVP, Compliance Manager, Newport NH; Jessica Beavers, Teller/CSR, Bethel VT; Jeanne Brock, Teller I, Newport Road, New London NH; Rachael Cahn, Teller/CSR, Newport Road, New London NH; Laurel Hansen, AVP, Mortgage Loan Originator, Peterborough NH; Edwin Killam, VP, Commercial Loan Officer II, Milford NH; Bethany Maynard, Loan Servicer I, Newport NH; Alarice Simino ATM Specialist, Newport NH; Elizabeth Smith SVP, Special Assets Officer, Newport NH and Mark Sullivan Producer, McCrillis & Eldredge Insurance, Newport NH.

Lake Sunapee Bank Wins Business in the Arts Award

On May 11, 2015, the Annual Awards Banquet for the Business in the Arts was held in Manchester. With roughly 325 business and arts leaders in attendance, Lake Sunapee Bank was honored to be a winner of The Business in the Arts Award for 2015, along with three other businesses from the state of New Hampshire. The New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts presents the awards annually to recognize and honor outstanding business support of the arts.

Lake Sunapee Bank was cited for its wide support of many organizations including Nashua Art Walk, Center for the Arts, and League of NH Craftsmen, as well as employee board involvement with Symphony NH, and Newport Opera House, just to name a few. Of note in 2014, Lake Sunapee Bank’s Main Street, New London office was transformed into a micro gallery to host exhibits during business hours for the Center for the Arts. This gallery showcases works of art by local artists and changes over time.

1.) Pictured are Kaitlyn Covel, Manager of our Main Street New London branch, who was instrumental in that branch becoming a micro gallery for the Center for the Arts, and President and CEO Stephen R. Theroux.
2.) Photo of all the winners: Lisa Wade, Peter Burger, Orr & Reno; Ron Reed, Byron Champlin, Lincoln Financial Group; Arthur Sullivan, Leadership; Dan Kaplan, Dancing Lion Chocolate; and Steve Theroux, Lake Sunapee Bank.


A Conversation with the President and CEO of Lake Sunapee Bank

Enterprise Business Magazine recently published an article, Stephen Theroux: A conversation with the President and CEO of Lake Sunapee Bank. CLICK HERE to read the full article!  

Lake Sunapee Bank Announces New Commercial Loan Officer for Greater Concord Region

Lake Sunapee Bank is pleased to announce Stevan Geiger has joined the Bank as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer for the Concord, New Hampshire area. Mr. Geiger brings a vast amount of experience as a Commercial and Business Banking Officer. Some of his specialties include new business development, commercial loan origination, stock/bond analysis and portfolio management. In addition, Mr. Geiger owned and operated a copy center business for over 17 years.

He is pleased to be serving the greater Concord community and is thrilled to have the opportunity to further introduce Lake Sunapee Bank to this area. Mr. Geiger says, “Lake Sunapee Bank and the Concord market are poised to be a perfect fit together and I look forward to furthering our connections to the region and building that relationship.”

Mr. Geiger is currently a board member for both the Hartford Business Revolving Loan Fund Committee, out of Hartford, VT, and Vermont Institute of Natural Science, out of Quechee, VT. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance, as well as having completed coursework for his Masters of Business Administration at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He currently resides in New London, New Hampshire.

Lake Sunapee Bank Hires New Commercial Loan Officer for Randolph, Vermont Area

Lake Sunapee Bank is pleased to announce the recent hire of John Duddie as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer. Mr. Duddie brings a wealth of commercial lending and overall banking experience to Lake Sunapee Bank and is a familiar face to many in the Randolph area, having worked at Randolph National Bank as a Commercial and Residential Loan Officer from 2006 to 2013.

Mr. Duddie is thrilled to be appointed as the newest member of Lake Sunapee Bank’s Commercial Lending Team and is looking forward to expanding its business relationships in Randolph and the surrounding area. “Lake Sunapee Bank offers a great deal of Commercial and Business Banking Services and continues to be a solid fit for many of the growing businesses in this area,” says Duddie.

Mr. Duddie has worked as a Realtor and a Loan Officer at Premium Mortgage Corporation. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Business from Eastern Connecticut State University and a Graduate Diploma from the Connecticut School of Finance & Management.

Stephen R. Theroux Elected as Member Director to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

President and Chief Executive Officer of Lake Sunapee Bank, Stephen R. Theroux, was recently elected as Member Director to the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (FHLB Boston) and will serve a four year term. The selection was a result of a formal election which took place among thirty one financial organizations, within the state of New Hampshire, who are members of the FHLB Boston.

“The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston has been essential in supporting the funding needs of financial institutions throughout New England,” said Theroux. “I am honored to be able to serve as a director of this very vital and important institution.”

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston is one of twelve federal home loan banks across the country, is cooperatively owned by more than 440 New England financial institutions, and serves all six New England states. The FHLB Boston provides reliable access to wholesale credit for its members as well as financial products, services, and expertise that support housing finance and community economic growth.

Stephen R. Theroux

2015 Holiday Calendar

All Lake Sunapee Bank offices will be closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Day Thursday, January 1
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 19
Presidents' Day Monday, February 16
Memorial Day Monday, May 25
Independence Day Saturday, July 4
Labor Day Monday, September 7
Columbus Day Monday, October 12
Veterans' Day Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 26
Christmas Day Friday, December 25

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