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PeoplesBank Tops List of 2021 “Best Of” Awards

HOLYOKE, MA (September 14, 2021) – “PeoplesBank is proud to play a role in making this a better place to live and work,” explained Matthew Bannister, senior vice president, Marketing and Corporate Responsibility, “we truly thank our customers for their votes.”

Thousands of voters chimed in recently for the Daily Hampshire Gazette’s Readers’ Choice consumer polls, with PeoplesBank being named a winner in several categories, including:

Best Local Bank

Best Local Online Banking

Best Mortgage/Home Loan Provider

Best Green Business

Best Place to Work

PeoplesBank has made significant investments in customer service in recent years, adding new digital and contactless banking opportunities such as VideoBankerITMs as well as expanding its banking center network in northern and central Connecticut. In each market it serves, the bank is well known for its charitable and civic support.

On the other end of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Boston Business Journal named PeoplesBank a “Top Corporate Charitable Contributor” again in 2021.

“I really think what we do for the community, how active we are in the community, what we do for the environment, the level of engagement with employees – it shines, and it shows what an amazing place it is here at PeoplesBank,” stated Michael Gay, vice president, Regional Manager [VIDEO].

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 is 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.

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