Aviella Abramchuk

Fraud Prevention: Watch Out for Scams Targeting the Elderly

June 7, 2024 —

June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. And, unfortunately, the number of scams targeting seniors is rising rapidly. That’s because scammers believe those 60 and older have more money, are more willing to trust people, and are less willing to report crimes against them. Here are some common elder scams and how you can stop them

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bankHometown Commits $150K to New Worcester Chamber Fund

Oxford, Massachusetts — June 3, 2024 —

Local businesses have always been the backbone of our local economy. That’s why it was an easy decision for us to commit $150,000 to a new fund established by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce for strategic economic development and workforce initiatives in Central Massachusetts. The Worcester Regional Strategic Opportunity Fund—formally named the Linda Salem

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bankHometown Awards $28,000 in Scholarships to 14 Local Students through QVCC Foundation

Oxford, Massachusetts — May 28, 2024 —

bankHometown recently awarded $28,000 in scholarships to 14 local students through the Quinebaug Valley Community College (QVCC) Foundation, whose mission is to raise funds so all residents of northeastern Connecticut are provided the opportunity to attend school regardless of income. This Foundation helps support educational excellence, technological advancement, and professional development at the college, and

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bankHometown To Host 2nd Annual MA Clothing Drive for Veterans Inc. & CT Food Drive for Veterans Base Camp

Oxford, Massachusetts — May 10, 2024 —

bankHometown supports non-profit organizations and causes throughout Worcester and Windham Counties through a bank-wide program called The Giving Tree. One of the pillars of this program is community – supporting programs that enhance the quality of life in the communities where its banks call home. bankHometown is planning its 2nd annual in-branch clothing and food

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bankHometown Promotes Dimopoulos, Ostberg and Roberts to Vice President, Branch Officer in Woodstock, Athol, and Putnam

Oxford, Massachusetts — May 10, 2024 —

bankHometown, with 16 branches across central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut, recently promoted George Dimopoulos to vice president, branch officer of its Route 171, Woodstock, Conn. office; Marc Ostberg to vice president, branch officer of its Exchange Street, Athol office; and Nancy Roberts to vice president, branch officer of its Main Street, Putnam, Conn. office. Dimopoulos,

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Hometown Mortgage to Host a Free Homebuyer Seminar

Worcester, MA — April 25, 2024 —

Hometown Mortgage, bankHometown’s mortgage division, is hosting a free homebuyer seminar on May 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at bankHometown’s Worcester office, 270 Grove Street, Worcester, MA, 01605. Join our experienced lending professional Francisco Valdes (NMLS# 1622231) in partnership with Brian Carpenter, broker and owner of 1 Worcester Homes. Whether you’re a first-time

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bankHometown Rehires Capone as Branch Officer in Lancaster

Oxford, Massachusetts — April 23, 2024 —

bankHometown recently rehired Jerry Capone as branch officer of its Main St., Lancaster office. Capone, of Leominster, has more than two decades of experience in banking. Before joining bankHometown, he was a lending specialist at Central One Federal Credit Union. Before that, he was assistant branch manager at bankHometown’s Lancaster office, as well as branch

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bankHometown Donates $10,000 to NewVue Communities Fitchburg Arts Community Housing Development Project

Oxford, Massachusetts — April 23, 2024 —

bankHometown recently donated $10,000 to Fitchburg-based NewVue Communities’ innovative housing development project. NewVue is dedicated to creating strong and healthy neighborhoods by helping families, small businesses, and communities with homeownership, housing development, community organizing, and small business technical assistance. While they provide services to the 22 towns in their footprint, they have identified Fitchburg as

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bankHometown to Host Two Free Shred Days

Oxford, Massachusetts — March 22, 2024 —

bankHometown invites customers and members of the community to two free Shred Days at local offices. Events will be held on the following dates and at the following locations. No appointment is necessary. Saturday, April 20: 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., * Woodstock, CT office, 148 Route 171 Saturday, May 11: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00

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bankHometown Parent Wins 2024 Top Workplaces USA Award

Oxford, Massachusetts — March 20, 2024 —

Hometown Financial Group, parent company of bankHometown, bankESB, and Abington Bank announced today it was named a winner of the 2024 Top Workplaces USA award by Energage. Top Workplaces USA celebrates organizations with 150 or more employees that are dedicated to building an exceptional people-first culture. Winners are chosen based solely on employee feedback gathered

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bankHometown donates $15,000 to North Star Family Services’ Journey Home Fund

Oxford, Massachusetts — March 18, 2024 —

bankHometown recently donated $15,000 to North Star Family Services’ Journey Home Fund, a capital campaign focused on the housing crisis in North Central Massachusetts. This donation, made through our charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, will assist in the building of an affordable housing project that will be the first of its kind in the

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Berkery Promoted to Assistant Branch Manager

Oxford, Massachusetts — February 13, 2024 —

Megan Berkery has been promoted to assistant branch manager of bankHometown’s Riverside Dr., Thompson office. Berkery, of Killingly, CT, has four years of banking experience, and was previously senior personal banker of bankHometown’s Thompson office. She was hired in 2020 as a float personal banker. She is currently treasurer and a member of the Quinebaug

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bankHometown Commits $25,000 to Millbury/Sutton Fuel Fund for 2024

Millbury, Massachusetts — February 5, 2024 —

In time for this winter’s home heating season, bankHometown has contributed an additional $25,000 to its fuel assistance program for Millbury and Sutton residents. The fund, which is part of the bank’s charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, was first established in 2005 to help low-income families pay their home energy costs. This latest commitment

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bankHometown Raises $84,400 for Local Food Pantries in 20th Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Drive

Oxford, Massachusetts — February 1, 2024 —

Robert J. Morton, president and CEO of bankHometown, announced that the bank’s 20th annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors fundraising drive raised $84,400 for local food pantries. This brings the total amount raised since the program’s inception to $415,400. The annual appeal is part of bankHometown’s charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, which reflects the bank’s commitment

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bankHometown Donates $27,000 to United Way

Oxford, Massachusetts — January 26, 2024 —

bankHometown and its employees recently made donations of more than $27,000 to three United Way organizations in Central Massachusetts. Employees pledged over $17,000 of their own funds in the bank’s United Way workplace campaign for 2024. Combined with the bank’s donation of $10,000, the campaign total of $27,419 will be divided among the United Way

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