Annual Employee Awards Night

Our annual Employee Awards is one of our favorite events of the year, because we get to show our appreciation and honor all of our dedicated and hard working employees.

Executive Vice President, Steven M. Sousa, presented the awards during the Ceremony on April 25th. As a part of the celebration we acknowledged our new employees and our service award honorees, each of whom celebrated an anniversary of a five-year increment with the Bank.

(Left to Right) Luz Acevedo; Sandhya Jayarama; Michael Bilinsky; President & CEO, Mark Haranas; Mildred Dones; Debra Miranda; Glaiz Herdman; Kevin Chandley.

(Left to Right) Luz Acevedo, Sandhya Jayarama, Michael Bilinsky, President & CEO Mark Haranas, Mildred Dones, Debra Miranda, Glaiz Herdman, Kevin Chandley.

Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients.

Service Awards:
Sandhya Jayarama – 5 years
Brien Maginnis – 5 years
Mildred Dones – 10 years
Glaiz Herdman – 10 years
Luz Acevedo – 15 years
Debra Miranda – 15 years
Michael Bilinsky – 25 years
Kevin Chandley – 30 years

New Employees:
Jeffrey Ryan – Commercial Loan Officer
David Flynn – Commercial Loan Officer
Wilhelmina Murray – IT Specialist
Gregory Kennedy – Vice President, Retail Banking
Jean Hoskins – Senior Personal Banker
Clara DePina – Senior Loan Servicing Representative
Boris Rashkovskiy – Accounting Assistant
Stacy Howard – Commercial Loan Assistant

MutualOne Bank distributes $2,300 to local charities

Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that the Bank has awarded $2,300 to four local charities. The donations were made at the conclusion of the Bank’s renovation celebration at its downtown Natick office.

For each checking account opened during the celebration, MutualOne Bank pledged to give $100 to one of four charities: Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Natick Visiting Nurse Association, Kids Connect, and Natick Community Organic Farm. Those opening accounts selected among the four charities.

“This was an extension of our ongoing Checking for Charity program, which 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.”

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, the Natick Community-Senior Center, Framingham Public Library, and Natick’s Morse Institute Library.

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Natick Organic Farm
(Left-Right) Michael Carey, MutualOne Bank; Jane Harvey, Organic Farm Director of Development; Greg Kennedy, MutualOne Bank vice president, retail banking; and Organic Farm Flower Grower and Business Manager Deena Kanopkin.

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Natick Visiting Nurse Association
(Left-Right) Michael Carey, MutualOne Bank; Judith Boyko, Natick VNA CEO; and Greg Kennedy, MutualOne Bank vice president, retail banking.

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Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism
(Left-Right) Donna Gogliormella, MutualOne Bank’s Lincoln Street, Framingham Branch Manager; Flutie Foundation Executive Director Lisa Borges: and Michael Carey, MutualOne Bank.

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Kids Connect
Members of the Kids Connect team with Deb Sayre, Kids Connect Director (front right) and Michael Carey, MutualOne Bank. (back right)

 

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.