Hometown Bank News

Hometown Bank’s Everyday Hometown Hero for October is Athol’s Bill Kessler

OXFORD, MA - Hometown Bank’s Everyday Hometown Hero for October, Bill Kessler says the driving force behind his volunteer activities in the community of Athol over the years has been the many opportunities he’s had to help make Athol a better place. Kessler’s connection to the town goes back about a century. His grandfather moved to Atho...

Hometown Bank Grand Opening Celebration is Saturday, October 18th

LEOMINSTER, MA – Hometown Bank will mark the opening of its eighth location with a Grand Opening Celebration at 9 Sack Boulevard, Leominster on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to President and CEO Michael D. Hewitt. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Hosted by the North Central Chamber of Commerce, th...

Woodcome Appointed to Hometown Bank Board of Directors

OXFORD, MA – Edward L. Woodcome, President of Woodcome Insurance Agency, 166 Hamilton Street, Leominster, has been appointed a Director of Hometown Bank, according to Board Chair Jeanne L. Katrenak. “We are delighted to welcome Ed to the Board as we prepare to open our Leominster branch office,” said Katrenak. “Ed has been servicing the...

Hometown Bank Announces Everyday Hometown Hero for September

OXFORD, MA - In every community, there is a go-to person who always seems to have just the right answer when you need information. In the town of Brookfield, that person is our Everyday Hometown Hero for September, Peter Martell. For the second month in a row, our committee has selected an honoree from this small town with a population of just o...

Hometown Bank Announces Staffing for New Leominster Branch Office

OXFORD, MA – Hometown Bank President and CEO Michael D. Hewitt has announced the appointment of two local banking professionals to manage the Bank’s new office at 9 Sack Boulevard, Leominster, which is slated to open in mid-October. Donna M. Daigle, of Lunenburg, has been appointed branch manager. A banking professional with more than 30 yea...

Hewitt Appointed to Hometown Bank Board

OXFORD, MA – Hometown Bank President and CEO Michael D. Hewitt has been appointed to the Bank’s board of directors, according to Board Chairman Jeanne L. Katrenak. Hewitt joined the Bank in February, 2011 as senior vice president with more than 30 years of diverse experience in the commercial and retail banking industry. His first assignment...

Hometown Bank Names Everyday Hometown Hero for August

OXFORD, MA – Hometown Bank’s Everyday Hometown Hero for August has been a volunteer member of the Brookfield Fire Department for 21 years. A familiar figure in the Town of Brookfield, Donna Lafleur has been involved with that town’s emergency medical service since 1977. She was Brookfield’s first paramedic and currently serves as chief o...

For Immediate Release: Hometown Bank Names Everyday Hometown Hero for July

OXFORD, MA – Gordon Cook is the kind of guy who really doesn’t like to be in the spotlight, but he’s become sort of an expert at cajoling other people to help him realize his annual goal of feeding 160 needy local families every Christmas. The Oxford man with the surname “Cook” has actually been a cook at the popular Carl’s Diner for mo...

Hometown Bank Community Bancorp, MHC Conducts Annual Meeting

OXFORD, MA – The annual meeting of Hometown Community Bancorp, MHC was held on Thursday, May 22 at Tatnuck Country Club in Worcester. Chairman of the Board Jeanne L. Katrenak presided over the meeting, welcomed attendees and provided a brief summary of the role of Corporators in the newly-formed mutual holding company. Clerk Henry J. LaMou...