October 26, 2018
Easthampton, MA – Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankESB, announced that Tiffany Raines has been hired as the Assistant Vice President, Branch Officer, of the new Holyoke branch located at 170 Sargeant Street (the corner of Sargeant Street and Beech Street).
Raines brings over 18 years of experience in banking, most recently serving as the Assistant Vice President, Banking Center Manager, of PeoplesBank’s West Springfield Banking Center. In addition to 10 years as a Branch Manager and spending time managing the West Springfield, Amherst and East Longmeadow offices, she also spent 6 years supervising the High Street and Hampden Street offices located in Holyoke.
“We are very excited to welcome Tiffany to our team and back into the Holyoke community,” said Sosik. “Her experience and strong ties to Holyoke will be such a positive factor in establishing bankESB’s presence in the community.”
Raines has a strong commitment to serving our surrounding communities. She is a past board member of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Rotary Clubs of Amherst, Holyoke and East Longmeadow. Raines is a graduate of Leadership Holyoke, which is an 11-week community leadership course designed to train and motivate people to volunteer in order to make a positive difference in their community.
Raines and her family reside in Belchertown, Massachusetts.
Along with Raines, Tenaya Read has been selected as the Assistant Branch Manager. Read joined the bank in 2004, and over the last 14 years, held the positions of Teller, Customer Service Representative, and most recently, the Senior Teller at the Main Office in Easthampton (36 Main Street). In addition to Read, Nadean Eaddy has been selected as the Senior Teller. Eaddy joined the bank in May of 2018 with 15 years of banking experience, 11 of which were in a supervisor role. She has been promoted from her current role as a Teller in the South Hadley branch.
The Holyoke branch will have its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, November 5th. To celebrate the opening, bankESB will be raffling off a 2018 Hyundai Accent. In order to win, employees will be giving out 1,000 $1 bills (first come, first serve) to anyone that visits the branch. On November 10th, the winner will be drawn. Second and third place prizes are valued at $500.
bankESB was founded in 1869 as Easthampton Savings Bank. Headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts, bankESB serves the Pioneer Valley with 11 branches located throughout western Massachusetts. For more information on bankESB, please visit www.bankesb.com.
Hometown Financial Group (HFG), a $2.1 billion mutual holding company headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is the parent company of bankESB and bankHometown. Both banking franchises offer a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer products to customers throughout its 24 branches located throughout western and central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. For more information on Hometown Financial Group, please visit www.bankhfg.com.