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FLORENCEFlorence Bank has named Cynthia Malinowski of Easthampton as this year’s Community Support Award winner.

 

Malinowski, vice president / branch manager of Florence Bank’s downtown Northampton office, joined Florence Bank in October 1999 and has 33 years of banking experience.

 

The Community Support Award was established by the bank in 1997 as a means of formally recognizing employees who are active participants in community events and donate their personal and professional time to local not-for-profit organizations.

 

Each year, the award recipient can select a nonprofit organization of his or her choice, and the bank will donate to that organization. At Malinowski’s recommendation, Florence Bank will donate $500 to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. The mission of The Food Bank is to feed neighbors in need and lead the community to end hunger.

 

Malinowski serves as an active member of the Greater Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce. She is also involved with the Easthampton Helping Hand Society and occasionally volunteers at the Easthampton Community Center.

 

Kevin R. Day, president and CEO of Florence Bank said, “Cindy is the ideal choice for the Community Support Award. Her positive energy, commitment to numerous local nonprofit organizations and dedication to helping those in need within our community is exemplary.”

 

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About Florence Bank

 

Florence Bank is a mutually-owned savings bank chartered in 1873. Currently, the Bank serves the Pioneer Valley through 11 full-service branch locations in Florence, Northampton, Easthampton, Williamsburg, Amherst, Hadley, Belchertown, Granby, West Springfield, and Springfield. Florence Bank recently opened its twelfth branch in Chicopee. Additionally, it offers 25 ATMs and a wide range of financial services, including investment management through FSB Financial Group (FSBFG) to consumers and businesses.  Florence Bank is consistently voted best local bank by the readers of the Valley Advocate and the Daily Hampshire Gazette.