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Florence Bank Announces President’s Award Winners for 2020

FLORENCEFlorence Bank has announced that Kiara Sonoda of Hatfield, Jessica Camp and Samantha Sanger of Easthampton, and Lynn Formel of South Hadley have been selected as recipients of the 2020 President’s Award.


The President’s Award is a tradition established by the bank in 1995, affording employees opportunities to nominate their peers for this prestigious honor, which recognizes outstanding performance, customer service and overall contribution to Florence Bank. Sonoda, Camp, Sanger and Formel were nominated by numerous colleagues at Florence Bank.


Sonoda is a teller operations manager / customer service representative at the downtown Northampton office and has been with Florence Bank for nine years. She attended the University of Massachusetts and is a figure skating coach for the Skating Club of Amherst.


Camp is a credit analyst at the main headquarters and has been with Florence Bank for three years. She received her bachelor’s degree from Framingham State University.


Sanger is a customer records analyst at the main headquarters and has been with Florence Bank for 10 years. Sanger attended the University of Phoenix.


Formel is a customer service representative at the Hadley branch and has been with Florence Bank for three years.


Kevin R. Day, president and CEO of Florence Bank, said, “These four employees showcase how hard work and determination truly pay off. Their peers have praised their dedication, enthusiasm and the impressive skill-set they bring to their respective jobs each day.”


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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 12 full-service branch locations in Florence, Northampton, Easthampton, Williamsburg, Amherst, Hadley, Belchertown, Granby, Chicopee, West Springfield, and Springfield. 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.