Grant from Charitable Foundation for Ashland Middle School STEM lab laptops

Ashland EducationA $2,000 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation will help the Ashland Education Foundation Inc. purchase the remaining four laptops needed for the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) lab at the Ashland Middle School.

The lab is part of the core curriculum for every student at the School.

“The STEM lab provides hands-on experience in areas that today’s students will need for future success,” said Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a trustee of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. “We are happy to help prepare the youth of our community for their role as tomorrow’s leaders.”

Connors joins MutualOne Bank as SVP, Commercial Lender

Brady ConnorsBrady M. Connors of Carlisle has joined MutualOne Bank as senior vice president, commercial lender.

A banking professional with 25 years of industry experience, Connors was most recently senior vice president/relationship manager with Salem Five Bank. Previously, he held that same position with Sovereign Bank, following nearly a decade as senior commercial lender, team leader with Digital Federal Credit Union in Marlborough.

Earlier in his career, he held management positions in commercial lending with Middlesex Savings Bank in Natick; and State Street Bank, Eastern Bank and Citizens Bank in Boston. He began his financial services career with the former BayBanks in Burlington, as senior credit analyst.

Connors holds an MBA from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree from Colby College.