President's Message

As we welcome warmer days to our corner of New England once again, we are pleased to report that the bank’s strength is unwavering and business is progressing well. As temperatures rise, we are continuing to watch deposit rates increase as well. As a result, we’re offering some great CD specials to help our customers maximize opportunities to elevate their savings efforts.

COMMUNITY MATTERS

It is with great appreciation that we recognize all employees for their continued dedication to the community. So far in 2018, BSB employees have logged over 144 hours of volunteer time.

On April 5th, employees participated in a dress down day to help support the Jimmy Fund. And coming up on April 22nd, the bank will again be participating in the Special Olympics Swim Meet at Bridgewater State, spearheaded by Rick Fisher, EVP & COO. 16 BSB volunteers will be at the awards area as the swimmers come out of the pool to give medals to all the participants and help organize the swimmers for their medal ceremony.

The 16th Annual Bridgewater Savings Charitable Foundation Golf Classic is scheduled for June 11th. Money raised at the Annual Golf Classic will support the mission of the Charitable Foundation: to support and benefit the community through charitable, educational and other benevolent purposes.

INNOVATION

As we continually seek to make banking easier, we are pleased to announce the implementation of a cutting-edge service called Mobile Banker. The capabilities of this new service will enable our branch managers and commercial lenders to bring some account opening and maintenance abilities on-the-road. We’ll now be able to start the account opening process while visiting a prospect and then finish the remaining steps back in the office later on. With the assistance of this service, we can better accommodate the schedules of our customers and help ensure tasks are accomplished in a timely manner.

WHAT’S NEXT

BSB is invested in our small business customers and we look to provide educational opportunities whenever possible. We will be hosting a Cybersecurity Workshop on April 26th for small business owners. This workshop will provide pertinent information on why paying close attention to online activities is important and how small businesses can protect themselves, their business, and their customers.

Thank you for your support as we pursue these various endeavors and continue to strengthen our institution as a whole. We value each and every customer that joins us on our journey to enhance the “uncommon” banking experience. We are honored that you trust us to be your bank.

Thank you,
Peter Dello Russo
President and CEO