MutualOne Bank pledges $2,500 to Natick Service Council

MutualOne Bank took advantage of the Natick Service Council’s recent telethon to pledge $2,500 to the organization. Funds raised from the telethon will help low income Natick families with advocacy services, and basic human needs, including food, housing, home heating fuel, and after school enrichment activities.

“It’s important to reach out to help our neighbors, particularly in today’s uncertain economic environment,” said Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank.

“We support the Natick Service Council’s goal of helping local low income and under-employed residents along the path to gainful employment, self-sufficiency and economic independence,” he added.

Natick Service Council telethon includes $2,500 pledge from MutualOne Bank MutualOne Bank pledged $2,500 to the Natick Service Council during that organization’s recent telethon. Pictured with “Mo”, the Bank’s mascot, are (l-r) Greg Kennedy, MutualOne Bank vice president retail banking and Natick Service Council Board Member Andrew Meyer.

Natick Service Council telethon includes $2,500 pledge from MutualOne Bank
MutualOne Bank pledged $2,500 to the Natick Service Council during that organization’s recent telethon. Pictured with “Mo”, the Bank’s mascot, are (l-r) Greg Kennedy, MutualOne Bank vice president retail banking and Natick Service Council Board Member Andrew Meyer.

Employees of the Month

Congratulations to our most recent Employees of the Month – Doug MacLennan, senior personal banker at our Natick office, and Mary-beth Collins, specialist in our operations department.

Doug was selected for his success in cross-selling products. Mary-beth was recognized for her knowledge of ACH processing, and her eagerness to learn new tasks.

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Morse Institute Library receives $3,800 from MutualOne Bank’s Checking for Charity campaign

Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that the Bank has awarded $3,800 to benefit Natick’s Morse Institute Library. The award was made at the conclusion of the Bank’s most recent Checking for Charity initiative, which promised a $10 donation to be shared equally by the Morse Institute Library and the Framingham Public Library for every new personal or business checking account opened during the promotion.

“Thanks to the generosity of MutualOne Bank, more children in Natick will have access to high-quality educational technology in the public library,” stated Morse Institute Library Director Linda Stetson. “Giving children experience with age-appropriate technology opens a world of learning, and we are proud to use our Checking for Charity gift to help build our collection of Launchpad pre-loaded educational tablets.”

Stetson went on to praise MutualOne Bank for its involvement in the community. “We are grateful to have the support of MutualOne Bank. We always appreciate working with community partners who, like us, are committed to creating strong organizations in Natick. The Bank’s ongoing support of the community is evident from the grant to the library, and the many other gifts from MutualOne Bank to organizations in Natick.”

Since its introduction in 2008, the MutualOne Bank Checking for Charity promotion has benefited Framingham High School, Natick High School, the Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Ovations for a Cure, the American Cancer Society, the Callahan Center in Framingham, and the Natick Community-Senior Center.

“Checking for Charity is our way of thanking our newest checking account customers for choosing MutualOne Bank,” said Sousa. “It’s also a way to reinforce our commitment to supporting people and programs in the communities we serve.”

Morse Institute Library receives $3,800 donation from MutualOne Bank.
There were big smiles all around at the celebration of the Bank’s $3,800 donation to the Morse Institute Library. Pictured are: (l-r) Jane Finlay, library assistant director; Anna Litten, library community relations; and Greg Kennedy, MutualOne Bank vice president retail banking.

Morse Institute Library receives $3,800 donation from MutualOne Bank.
There were big smiles all around at the celebration of the Bank’s $3,800 donation to the Morse Institute Library. Pictured are: (l-r) Jane Finlay, library assistant director; Anna Litten, library community relations; and Greg Kennedy, MutualOne Bank vice president retail banking.

$5K MutualOne grant to Natick Visiting Nurse Association helps cut prescription costs

Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, has announced a $5,000 Foundation grant to the MetroWest Meds program of the Natick Visiting Nurse Association (Natick VNA), the region’s premier free-standing not-for-profit home health care agency.

MetroWest Meds assists residents of all ages in Natick VNA’s 22-town service area in accessing free drug programs offered by major pharmaceutical companies; discount pharmacy programs; and low-cost drug prescriptions available through the MetroWest Meds Pharmacy Card.

Since it was introduced in 2004, MetroWest Meds has served over 4,500 clients and has saved over $6.4 million in prescription drug costs, according to Natick VNA CEO Judith Boyko, MBA, MS, RN. More than half of the people served by the program live in Framingham and Natick.

“MetroWest Meds helps thousands of people in our marketplace with prescribed medications they rely on,” said Haranas. “MutualOne is proud to partner with Natick VNA to keep this vital resource available to area residents.”

Natick Visiting Nurse Association receives $5,000 grant from MutualOne Bank. Shown celebrating the MutualOne Bank Charitable Foundation’s $5,000 donation are: (l-r) Greg Kennedy, MutualOne Bank vice president retail banking; Judith Boyko, Natick VNA CEO; and Michael Carey, learning and development coordinator at MutualOne Bank.

Natick Visiting Nurse Association receives $5,000 grant from MutualOne Bank. Shown celebrating the MutualOne Bank Charitable Foundation’s $5,000 donation are: (l-r) Greg Kennedy, MutualOne Bank vice president retail banking; Judith Boyko, Natick VNA CEO; and Michael Carey, learning and development coordinator at MutualOne Bank.

MutualOne Bank’s Checking for Charity campaign earns $3,800 for Framingham Public Library

Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that the Bank has awarded $3,800 to benefit the Framingham Public Library. The award was made at the conclusion of the Bank’s most recent Checking for Charity initiative, which promised a $10 donation to be shared equally by the Framingham Public Library and the Morse Institute Library in Natick for every new personal or business checking account opened during the promotion.

“The Framingham Public Library once again is the beneficiary of the tremendous community spirit of MutualOne Bank,” stated Framingham Public Library Director Mark Contois. “This gift is especially important at this time as we continue to cope with being displaced from our Main Library building due to an electrical explosion and the many challenges required to bring the building back online. We anticipate returning to the Main Library in early Summer, and will be utilizing the funds from MutualOne to assist with the many activities and programs planned to ‘re-unite’ the citizens of Framingham with their public library. Thanks to the generosity of MutualOne Bank, we will be able to successfully focus our efforts on this important task before us.”

Since its introduction in 2008, the MutualOne Bank Checking for Charity promotion has benefited Framingham High School, Natick High School, the Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Ovations for a Cure, the American Cancer Society, the Callahan Center in Framingham, and the Natick Community-Senior Center.

“Checking for Charity is our way of thanking our newest checking account customers for choosing MutualOne Bank,” said Sousa. “It’s also a way to reinforce our commitment to supporting people and programs in the communities we serve.”

Framingham Public Library receives $3,800 donation from MutualOne Bank. Framingham Public Library staff and representatives from MutualOne Bank gathered to celebrate the Bank’s donation to the library.

Framingham Public Library receives $3,800 donation from MutualOne Bank. Framingham Public Library staff and representatives from MutualOne Bank gathered to celebrate the Bank’s donation to the library.

Employees of the Month

Congratulations to our most recent Employees of the Month – Yves Munyankindi, personal banker II at our Concord Street office, and Melissa Roberts, compliance specialist.

Yves was recognized for his ability to identify customer needs and suggest appropriate solutions. Melissa was selected for her initiative in exploring ways to streamline processes.

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Employees of the Month

Congratulations to our most recent Employees of the Month –Elizabeth Kuhn, senior personal banker at our Concord Street office, and Dianne Evans, human resources coordinator.

Elizabeth was recognized for her excellent service to customers, flexibility and professionalism. Dianne was selected for her exceptional organization and coordination skills.

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Elizabeth Kuhn (left) and Dianne Evans (right)

Kennedy joins MutualOne Bank as VP, Retail Banking

Greg KennedyGregory Kennedy of Goffstown, NH has joined MutualOne Bank as vice president, retail banking. He brings with him over 16 years of industry experience, most recently with Northway Bank of Berlin, NH where he was vice president/regional market manager.

Kennedy holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from LeMoyne College and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix Online. He is a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board in Manchester, NH and teaches financial literacy at many non-profit organizations.

 

 

 

 

Employees of the Month

Dominique Tock, personal banker at our Concord Street office, and Heather Wilson, loan servicing representative in our lending department are our latest Employees of the Month.

Dominique earned her recognition for her consistent level of professionalism and demonstrated ability to reach out to assist customers. Heather was selected for her willingness to learn new skills and pitch in to help wherever needed.

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Dominique Tock (left) and Heather Wilson (right)

Employees of the Month

Lori Howe, senior service representative at our Lincoln Street office and Donna Cripps, commercial lending assistant in our lending department are our latest Employees of the Month.

Lori was recognized for her ability to make sure customer needs are being met and making referrals to other team members when appropriate. Donna was chosen for her ability to handle multiple tasks – some under short deadlines – and serving as the go-to-person for SBA loan policies and procedures.

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Lori Howe (left) and Donna Cripps (right)