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Country Bank Welcomes Samuel Ortiz, Vice President, Small Business Development

Ware, MA – June 4, 2021 – Country Bank, a full-service financial institution serving central and western Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that Samuel Ortiz has joined their Commercial Lending Division. Ortiz, who resides in West Springfield, has been in the commercial lending industry for 40 years. Ortiz is an experienced business development leader serving Western and Central Massachusetts. He earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Springfield Technical Community College and has attended various banking and financial programs throughout his career including The School of Finance and Management at Fairfield University. Ortiz is also a Certified Internal Auditor. Prior to joining Country Bank, Samuel worked for Common Capital where he was responsible for all aspects of business loan operations. He also owned his own consulting firm where he provided small business loan underwriting, as a consultant, to the Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund in Greenfield.

“I truly enjoy working with small and mid-sized businesses seeking opportunities to enhance and grow their businesses. Being proactive, creative, and looking outside the box to identify opportunities in helping existing and new customers, brings me great satisfaction and pride” stated Ortiz.

“Welcoming Sam to the Small Business Lending Team at Country Bank is very exciting for us; he has an extensive background working with business owners to develop business plans, financing strategies and, in the process, building long term partnerships. These partnerships are what define Country Bank and Sam is a valuable addition to our team and exemplifies our iSTEPCorporate Values of Integrity, Service, Teamwork, Excellence and Prosperity. We are pleased that he has chosen Country Bank to be his Employer of Choice” stated Miriam Siegel, First Senior Vice President, Human Resources.

Samuel looks forward to connecting with the local community and can be reached at or at 413-277-2046.

About Country Bank
Country Bank is a full-service mutual community bank serving central and western Massachusetts with 14 offices in Ware, Palmer, West Brookfield, Brimfield, Belchertown, Wilbraham, Ludlow, Leicester, Paxton, Charlton and Worcester. Country Bank is a member of FDIC, DIF and the SUM network. Country Bank can be reached at 800-322-8233 or on line at