HOLYOKE, MA (August 24, 2020) – Tens of thousands of voters chimed in recently for the Daily Hampshire Gazette’s Readers Choice and Republican’s Reader Raves consumer polls with PeoplesBank being named a winner in several categories.
PeoplesBank, the largest community bank employer headquartered in Western Massachusetts, was a second-time winner of the Best Place to Work Readers Choice poll.
“We are a strong work family with goals and values,” explained Christine Phillips, First Vice President, Human Resources at PeoplesBank [VIDEO]. “Making sure our associates’ professional and personal needs are met, that’s what being a family is all about. We value them, the work that they do, and this award would not be possible without them.”
With 21 offices, including its new Ludlow office which will open in October, the bank also was voted Best Local Bank for the eighth time in the Reader Raves poll.
“It’s not enough for us just to operate here, we are a part of the community and a part of what makes our local community vibrant and successful,” Jacqueline Charron, Senior Vice President & Chief Risk Officer at PeoplesBank [VIDEO]. “I’m out in the community at the grocery store, and people stop me to say ‘you’re from PeoplesBank’ and it’s a great feeling for someone to say that…it really makes you proud to work here.”
Finally, innovative services like mobile banking and a complete, contactless mortgage application process earned PeoplesBank the Best Mortgage Lender for the ninth time in the Reader Raves poll.
Nadine Maggi, Consumer Lending Operations Manager at PeoplesBank commented [VIDEO],“I think it’s our focus on service and our commitment to the community. Our mortgage lenders are out doing first time home buyer seminars. We have a digital mortgage process, so if a customer wants to work with a mortgage lender they can or they can go online to their own personalized portal. At the end, they close faster, and we do what we can for the customer because it’s all about them.”
About: PeoplesBank is a leader in innovation, corporate responsibility, environmental sustainability, and employee engagement. Our three LEED® certified offices are environmentally friendly, and we have financed more than $188 million in wind, hydroelectric, and solar energy projects.
As the largest community bank in the market, we have a unique ability to help the communities we serve through volunteer efforts and millions of dollars in donations to charitable and civic causes. Our associates devote an average of 10,000 hours to volunteer work each year, and 48 of the bank’s officers serve on the boards of directors and committees of 115 nonprofit organizations in the area.
PeoplesBank is a mutual bank and therefore responsible to our depositors, employees, and the community. This organizational structure allows us to focus on the long-term viability of the bank and the best interests of our customers. We currently have 20 banking centers located in Massachusetts and Connecticut.