As we welcome a new year, the entire BSB team sends our well wishes to you and your family. May 2019 bring you new opportunities and happy memories.
When we look back on 2018 we will remember it as a year of continued growth and advancement that fortified our strength and stability. As for our new fiscal year, we are pleased to report that our bank financials have remained consistently strong for the first quarter. We are looking ahead with great optimism and are equipped to meet the evolving needs of our customers and community.
Once again, we hosted a “Likes for Charity” campaign on our Facebook Page in an effort to raise money for local food pantries. We committed to donate $5 for each new page “Like” we gained during the month of November. Funds from the campaign were coupled with those gathered during our Shred Day event, and we are happy to report we were able to donate $350 to each of the 11 local food pantries we had pledged to support.
Throughout the holiday season, BSB participated in three volunteer opportunities. Ten employees volunteered for a total of 80 hours alongside the South Shore Habitat for Humanity building homes in Duxbury. In partnership with Father Bill’s & MainSpring “The Table”, eight employees donated a total of 24 hours to serve lunch to the homeless in Brockton. Additionally, eight employees spent a total of 40 hours collecting and sorting Toys for Tots donations.
We are continually searching for ways that we can make banking easier for our customers. In the coming months, we will be introducing Zelle® to our product suite. This person-to-person payment service makes it easy to send and receive money from family and friends. In addition to being convenient, this free service is also safe and secure.
PRODUCT & SERVICE HIGHLIGHTS
As you make plans for the coming year – and years ahead – we would like to remind you of the benefits of the financial planning services offered through Bridgewater Financial Advisors (BFA). The start of the year is a great time to resolve to put a better plan in place, or to reevaluate your existing plan. Regardless of where you are and what your goals may be, BFA is a reliable resource for your financial planning needs.
Financial matters can be complicated. Whether you are planning to grow your business, buy a home, or start protecting your assets with a trust, our team of locally-based professionals are standing by to assist you.
In the year ahead, we plan to continue exploring ways to optimize convenience with our products and services. We are optimistic that we will be able to improve and expand our suite of digital services as well. It will continue to be our goal to understand what banking experience best suits the needs of our customers so that banking with us is easy.
Thank you for helping us make 2018 a memorable year. We are continually grateful for the trust that you place in us, and hope to exceed “uncommon” banking expectations throughout 2019.
Peter Dello Russo, President and CEO