FLORENCE, Massachusetts —Florence Bank announced that it recently presented the 2023 President’s Award to three staff members for exceptional service. Established in 1995, the President’s Award recognizes outstanding performance, customer service and overall contribution to Florence Bank. Those named are nominated by their colleagues at the bank.
This year’s award recognizes Calli Paulin, of Southampton, a teller at the bank since 2021; Aaron Bonneau, of Amherst, an IT administrator who’s worked at the bank since 2019; and David Lipson, of Ludlow, a marketing research analyst who came on board in 2018.
Paulin attended Bay Path University in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity.
Bonneau holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Lipson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business management from Western New England University.
Matt Garrity, president and CEO of Florence Bank, said, “These employees embody the qualities we value at Florence Bank—hard work, determination, patience, enthusiasm and compassion among them. They have built enduring relationships with colleagues and customers alike, giving their peers good reasons to nominate them.”
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About Florence Bank
Florence Bank is a mutual 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.