OXFORD – Michael D. Hewitt, President and CEO of bankHometown, presented a check for $5,000 to the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation (NCMDC) on May 31, 2018. This donation is the second installment of a three year commitment to the corporation, resulting in a total donation amount to be $15,000.
The NCMDC is the principle resource for the region in terms of economic development, lending and financing, and implementing a multi-faceted regional economic development strategy to enhance economic development services while expanding lending capacity to accommodate the region’s unique industry mix. The Council’s mission is to plan and implement programs to create jobs and increase economic opportunity in the region.
“Hometown Bank is proud to support the important work being done at the NCMDC for small businesses. Our area is so fortunate to have these free resources and we continually encourage small businesses to take advantage,” said Christina DiRusso, Vice President of Commercial Lending at bankHometown.
The NCMDC is staffed by experienced professionals with extensive backgrounds in economic development, banking and finance, and government affairs. It also provides businesses with resources such as a real estate site finder, which provides information, tools and technical support to establish, grow, and expand their business in North Central Massachusetts.
bankHometown has served its communities since 1889 with offices in Massachusetts (Athol, Auburn, Leominster, Oxford, Lancaster, Sturbridge and Webster) and Connecticut (Putnam, Brooklyn, Killingly, Thompson and Woodstock). Depositors of bankHometown have their deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for amounts up to $250,000 with amounts in excess of $250,000 insured in full by the Share Insurance Fund, a private excess insurer.
Pictured (L to R): Roy Nascimento, President and CEO, NCMDC ; Donna Daigle, AVP/Branch Manager, bankHometown; Christina DiRusso, VP Commercial Lending, bankHometown; Norman Vigeant, VP Lending, NCMDC ; Sandie Cataldo, Economic Development Manager, NCMDC; and Michael D. Hewitt, President and CEO, bankHometown.