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Rondout Savings Bank 2023 Calendar Call For Art
June 23, 2022
Calling all photographers! We are excited to announce that for our 2023 community calendar we will be partnering with The ARC Mid-Hudson and Cornell Creative Arts Center! Submit your photographs for a chance to be featured in the calendar here: https://cornellcreativeartscenter.com/rondout-art…/
Christina Myers VP, Director of Human Resources named to the ICBA, Emerging Leaders 40 Under 40 list
June 1, 2022
Christina Myers VP Director of Human Resources for Rondout Savings bank was named to the 40 under 40: emerging Community Bank Leaders.
Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), announced its 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders. The award recognizes up-and-coming innovators, influencers, and civic servants that represent the future of community banking.
“ICBA congratulates and recognizes the success of these exemplary community bankers for their innovative spirit, along with their hard work and dedication as they continue to grow their potential and impact as community bankers,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “Their determination and commitment to the values of community banking continues to make a positive impact on the customers and communities they serve.”
Read More here: https://independentbanker.org/…/40-under-40-emerging…/
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is the nation’s voice for community banks with its mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish. We are dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and innovative products and services.
With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute roughly 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding nearly $5.9 trillion in assets, over $4.9 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.5 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.
About Independent Banker
Independent Banker is the number-one source of community banking news for ICBA members. Published monthly, the magazine features best practices from experts, stories from community banks themselves, thought-provoking features and news of how ICBA is fighting for the industry on Capitol Hill. Learn more at www.independentbanker.org
Jennifer Fabiano AVP, Director of Marketing at Rondout Savings Bank honored at the 2022 Celebration of Hope Awards
May 4, 2022
Congratulations to all of the honorees for the United Way of Ulster County’s Celebration of Hope Awards. These awards honor incredible mentors and role models who inspire and motivate women and girls in Ulster County. And a special congratulations to Jennifer Fabiano AVP, Director of Marketing at Rondout Savings Bank on being nominated for this award!
Rondout Savings Bank receives Bank On Certification
April 29, 2022
2022 Charities of Choice
April 14, 2022
Congratulations to Michael Shaughnessy on Retirement!
April 5, 2022
We would like to congratulate Michael Shaughnessy on his retirement! Thank you for your dedication and commitment to Rondout Savings Bank and our community. We wish you a joyous retirement!
Rondout Cares 2021 Winners Announced!
December 29, 2021
The Rondout Cares Voting Campaign was created to help our local nonprofit organizations during the holidays. Congratulations to the 2nd Annual Rondout Cares Voting Campaign winners- Family Services, Breast Cancer Options, and Hope on a Mission! Each nonprofit receives $1,000! Be on the lookout for the 3rd Annual Rondout Cares Voting Contest beginning in November 2022!
To learn more about each organization click the links below:
Family Services https://familyservicesny.org/
Breast Cancer Options https://www.breastcanceroptions.org/home_page0.aspx
Hope on a Mission https://www.hopeonamission.org/
Dare to Soar Winner Announced
November 29, 2021
Two times a year we seek out nominations to recognize very special Rondout Savings Bank employees and award them with the prestigious “Dare to Soar” Award. This award is exceptionally distinctive because all nominations come from their co-workers!
We would like to congratulate Jodi Anderson as our Dare to Soar Winner! Jodi works in our Residential Servicing Department and has been with the bank for almost 6 years! Jodi will do whatever she can to assist not only her department but the RSB Team as a whole.
We would also like to congratulate all of our nominees-your hard work and dedication is appreciated not only by our Management Team but your peers as well.
Congratulations to all!
Rondout Savings Bank Welcomes Kathleen Pless, SVP, Chief Lending Officer
November 4, 2021
Kathleen Pless joins Rondout Savings Bank as Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer. Kathleen has worked in both community and regional bank environments and is highly skilled at business development and client management. As a seasoned banking professional, she brings more than 20 years of experience in the areas of Commercial Lending, Construction Lending, CRE, Multi- Family Lending, Credit Analysis and Risk Management. Kathleen is passionate about company branding and bringing technology to the forefront of community banking.
Kathleen has served as a member of the Valley Health System Hospital Auxiliary and Literacy Volunteers of America. She served as a Board member of the Bergen Volunteer Center and sat on its Executive Committee, Real Estate Task Force, Marketing and Branding Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee.
In her new role, Kathleen will be responsible for growth of the lending division of the bank and will continue Rondout’s longstanding tradition of serving the community through volunteer efforts. “I am thrilled that Kathleen has decided to join the Rondout Team. Her lending expertise and passionate community stewardship are valuable attributes to both Rondout Savings Bank and the communities we serve” – Cheryl Bowers, President & CEO.
Kathleen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University. She is a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking and has completed the Leadership Certificate Program at The Wharton School and Commercial Lending School at Southern Methodist University. She resides in Kingston.
Rondout Savings Bank Welcomes Christopher Crews, AVP Commercial Loan Officer
September 29, 2021
Christopher Crews comes to Rondout Savings Bank after an extensive career in Event Marketing, Event Production and Experiential Marketing. Christopher was born and raised in Kingston and has family ties to the area dating back to 1947, when his maternal Grandparents moved to Kingston. After graduating from Kingston High School, Christopher received his undergraduate degree in Business Marketing from Jacksonville University and would go on the receive his Master’s degree in Sports Administration from Florida State University. In his new position, Christopher is looking forward to reestablishing lifelong connections and working with local businesses to reach their financial goals. Christopher has served on the board of the Benedictine Health Foundation and actively fundraises for Bike for Cancer Care.
In his spare time, Christopher enjoys sports, travel and spending time with his wife and his son.
AVP, Commercial Loan Officer
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Cheryl Bowers, President & CEO shares Rondout Savings Bank’s Experience with the Reopening of the Paycheck Protection Program
January 19, 2021https://video.foxbusiness.com/v/6224238892001#sp=show-clips
Cheryl Bowers joins Liz Claman on Fox Business News about how we are working with Pursuit to get our local shops and community thriving again.
Rondout Savings Bank Celebrates 150th Anniversary with Donation to Kingston
May 31, 2018
KINGSTON – “I like to think of the City of Kingston as a city of firsts”, said Kingston Mayor Steve Nobel. He was referring to the first lighthouse on the canal back in the 1800’s, and the first woman to operate it; bringing us to the first woman president of Rondout Savings Bank, Cheryl Bowers.
“Its a little bit less about being the first woman as much as it is being the first president that starts the next 150 years.”, said a very humble Cheryl Bowers. Bowers was named the bank’s fourteenth president back in November of 2017.
The evening began with a reception at the Homeport Barn at the foot of Broadway in Kingston. After hor d oeuvres, a welcome from Cheryl Bowers, and cake the crowd moved to the Visitor’s Center. Situated on the grassy knoll, next the the Visitor Center building, the structure stood wrapped in a blue cloth, awaiting its unveiling.
Hundreds gathered around the 10 foot structure that only revealed the blue stone base of the monument. Ulster County Chamber of Commerce President Ward Todd MC’d the event with quick congratulatory words from himself, mayor Noble, and Rich Kleban who came to represent the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce, where a Rondout Bank Hyde Park location resides.
After the speeches, Bowers cut the ribbon and behind her, the cloth was snapped away from the structure to reveal a five foot steel lighthouse as a symbol of Rondout’s mission throughout its 150 year history to be a beacon of trust and to provide guidance to the community it serves. Local artist Johnny Poux was commissioned by Rondout Savings Bank to create the lighthouse.
“Two words”, said Tony Marmo, owner of Normann Staffing. “Customer Service. That’s why the bank has been a cornerstone of this community for so long. The staff and management provides consistent and unmatched customer service.”, he said.
Original article posted on hvnn.com
People’s Place Solid Gold Sip & Sail
June 20, 2022
We were honored to sponsor People’s Place Solid Gold Sip & Sail event on Thursday! It was a wonderful event with great music, people, and food! Congratulations on 50 years People’s Place! To learn more about People’s Place and the amazing work they do click here: https://www.peoplesplace.org/
Ulster Leadership Development Institute Program Graduation
June 17, 2022
Congratulations to the 2022 graduates of the Chamber Foundation’s Leadership Ulster program. And a special congratulations to the Rondout graduates Cheryl James, Accounting Specialist and Pedro Milla, Assistant Branch Manager!
Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic
June 15, 2022
Rondout Savings Bank is a proud sponsor of the Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic and this year the event celebrated its 40th anniversary! The Michael B. Finnegan Golf Classic supports local programs and services for cancer patients in Ulster County.
The Inaugural Ulster County Black Business Achievement Awards
June 15, 2022
The Ulster Chamber, in partnership with Ulster County Tourism, hosted the Inaugural Ulster County Black Business Achievement Awards and Community Connect on June 15th. Congratulations to all of the 2022 Black Business Achievement Awards honorees!
United Way of Ulster County Raising Hope Celebration
June 10, 2022
We celebrated Jennifer Fabiano AVP, Director of Marketing & Merchant Services and all the honorees for the United Way of Ulster County Raising Hope Celebration! Raising H.O.P.E. (Help, Opportunity, Passion, Empowerment) is a women’s mentoring program created by the United Way. Learn more about this program here: https://www.ulsterunitedway.org/raising_hope-main/
The Chamber Foundation’s Executive Leadership Graduation
May 26, 2022
Please join us in congratulating Kathleen Pless, SVP Chief Lending Officer and Michael Naccarato VP, Director of IT & Information Security Officer on completing the Chamber Foundation’s Executive Leadership program! Rondout Savings Bank is a proud sponsor of the Executive Leadership Program and is proud to invest in developing leaders in our community. To learn more about this program or to apply for the next class follow this link: https://brev.is/wgwAH
MyKingstonKids Fest: Welcome to the Circus
May 23, 2022
MyKingstonKids is a nonprofit organization the works to help provide children of Kingston with quality experiences day after day. This year’s MyKingstonKids Fest was a circus themed entertainment the whole community enjoyed! We are proud to support My Kingston Kids and our community!
Ulster Community College Foundation Scholarship Ceremony
May 17, 2022
Each year Rondout Savings Bank donates to the Ulster Community College Foundation to award two Scholarships for adult learners. This year VP, Director of Human Resources Christina Myers present one of the scholarships at the foundation’s scholarship ceremony.
YWCA Ulster County Stand Against Racism
May 3, 2022
We participated in the YWCA Ulster County Stand Against Racism Event! As a community we gathered and took a literal stand against racism creating a giant circle around the YWCA building. Stay connected for future events the YWCA will be holding and learn more about their stand against racism initiatives here: https://standagainstracism.org
Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County Build Event
May 3, 2022
We partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County to work on a ramp installation through their Ramp Up Program! This program ensures that our neighbors gain accessibility to their homes and our communities. Thank you to the Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County for allowing us to help with this great program!
Benedictine Health Foundation 12th Annual Sample Sip & Savor
May 2, 2022
We attended the Benedictine Health Foundation’s 12th Annual Sample, Sip and Savor event. This event both raises money for the Benedictine Health Foundation and showcases local restaurants, breweries and wineries in our community. Rondout Savings Bank is a proud corporate sponsor of the Benedictine Health Foundation. To learn more about the Benedictine Health foundation and how to support click here
New York Bankers Association Women in Leadership Summit
May 2, 2022
Rondout Savings Bank was a sponsor for this years New York Bankers Association Women in Leadership Summit in Albany. This event featured speakers and sessions on growth, professional development and more!
Dutchess Chamber Business After Hours Sponsored by Rondout Savings Bank
April 28, 2022
Rondout Savings Bank was the sponsor of the Dutchess Regional Chamber of Commerce’s April Business After Hours event. This event took place at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. We are proud to be a sponsor of the the Dutchess Chamber and are proud to support the Dutchess County community!
Rondout Savings Bank teaches Financial Literacy at Kingston High School
April 28, 2022
Charles Cullen EVP, Chief Financial & Information Officer, Susie Dallies SVP, Chief Operating Officer, and Sean Soliva AVP, Director of Retail Banking had the pleasure of teaching Financial Literacy courses on understanding and building credit and fraud in relation to Financial Literacy at Kingston High school.
Ulster Chamber of Commerce Celebrating Saugerties Breakfast
April 20, 2022
The Ulster Chamber of Commerce’s April breakfast theme was celebrating Saugerties! The chamber members enjoyed breakfast at Diamond Mills and listened to all the new and exciting happenings coming to Saugerties.
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 Awards
April 14, 2022
Congratulations to the incredible nominees for the 2022 Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce 40 under 40 awards! These honorees are the future of our community and we are proud to be a Mover and Shaker sponsor of this event and a sponsor of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce!
Boys and Girls Club Steak & Burger Dinner
March 31, 2022
Rondout Savings Bank supported the Boys & Girls Club of Kingston at the 45th Annual Dinner & Auction on March 31st, 2022. We are proud to be a longtime sponsor of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Ulster County, who are dedicated to ensuring that all the community’s youth have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.
Dutchess Chamber After Hours at The Community at Brookmeade
March 30, 2022
Rondout Savings Bank’s Charles Cullen EVP, Chief Financial & Information Officer, Leigh Guynes Hyde Park Branch Manager, Kathleen Pless SVP, Chief Lending Officer, and Rania Fakhoury West Hurley Branch Manager attended the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at the Community at Brookmeade in Rhinebeck.
Dutchess Community College Foundation’s Our Community’s Bridge to the Future Gala
March 26, 2022
The Rondout Savings Bank team attended the Dutchess Community College Foundation’s Our Community’s Bridge to the Future Gala. The Dutchess Community College Foundation provides more than $800,000 annually to Dutchess Community College to support student scholarships, emergency need grants, student technology and other educational initiatives, for more information head to their website: https://www.sunydutchess.edu/alumni_foundation/foundation/
2022 Shamrock Run
March 13, 2022
The City of Kingston Shamrock Run was back in person for 2022! Rondout Savings Bank is a proud sponsor of the Shamrock Run and this year the run honored Tommy Keegan and benefited Raising Your Awareness About Narcotics: R.Y.A.N.
Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce Emerald Gala
March 12, 2022
The annual Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce gala took place on Saturday March 12th at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Congratulations to the 2022 Gala Honorees!
Marshall & Sterling Insurance
Angels of Light
Stephen E. Diamond
Stenger, Diamond & Glass, LLP
Marcy Schwartz and Evan Hartman
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John, Luigi & Vinny Coppola
Coppola’s Restaurant Group
Women’s Leadership Alliance Networking & International Women’s Day Event
March 8, 2022
In honor of International Women’s Day the Women’s Leadership Alliance put together a wonderful networking event on March 8th at 1915 Wine Cellar in Poughkeepsie.
2021 Charities of Choice Donations
March 4, 2022
Last year the Rondout Team was able to raise $5,844.49 for our 2021 Charities of Choice- Dutchess County Youth One Stop and Ulster Literacy Association! The total amount raised was spilt evenly between the two organizations. To learn more about these wonderful organizations check out their websites below.
Employee Appreciation Day!
March 4, 2022
On March 4th we celebrated National Employee Appreciation Day! We truly thank each and everyone of our employees for making us great!
Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce Breakfast
December 10, 2021
Rondout Savings Bank is proud to be part of the Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce who gives back to our business community each day! December is a magical time of the year and the breakfast always has an amazing energy which makes you feel proud to be a member of our business community! Rondout Savings Bank is honored to have the opportunity to be the sponsor of the December breakfast each year!
Hudson Valley Magazine Women in Business Luncheon
December 9, 2021
The Rondout Team attended the 2021 Hudson Valley Magazine Women in Business Awards at the Villa Borghese in Wappingers Falls on December 9th. This celebratory sit-down luncheon honors successful women who have made their mark in the Hudson Valley!
Rondout Savings Bank Collects Toys for People’s Place of Ulster County
December 8, 2021
Each year Rondout Savings Bank collects toys for People Place’s Project Santa. This program provides gift packages for local children in Ulster County every December.
Astor Services for Children and Families
December 3, 2021
The Rondout Savings Bank team attended Astor Services for Children & Families and was proud to be a sponsor of the event. Astor is a community non-profit organization that provides children’s mental health services, child welfare services, and early childhood development services. Astor services children and families in New York State Mid-Hudson valley region and the Bronx. Astor services is committed to supporting families to ensure each child has a healthy and happy childhood.
DCRCC Athena Awards
December 2, 2021
The Rondout Team was excited to attend and support President and CEO Cheryl Bowers as she was a nominated honoree for achieving the Athena Leadership Model . The Athena Award represents having a high level of professional excellence, contributing time and energy to improving the quality of life for other in the community and by actively assisting others, particularly women in realizing their full potential. Congratulations Cheryl Bowers!
American Heart Association- Hudson Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon
November 19, 2021
The Rondout Team attended the 2021 Hudson Valley Go Red for Women Luncheon as a sponsor! The Go Red for Women experience continues to be the cornerstone of the Go Red for Women movement in local communities. This empowering gathering focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke, sharing stories of people impacted by cardiovascular disease and raises critically needed funds to save more lives.
DCRCOC Strategic Financial Planning Seminar for Non-Profits
November 17, 2021
Rondout Savings Bank was delighted to sponsor a seminar to provide financial literacy to Non-profits. Important topics for Non-Profits to keep in mind as they prepare for 2022.
How to fiscally manage your nonprofit organization for uncertain times by:
– Creating Scenario Planning or Contingency Budgets
– Enforcing financial controls by creating policy and procedures
– Increasing financial security by investing reserves
Thank You to Cindy M. Smith, CPA and Steve Jones, Thrivent Financial for presenting on these topics.
MyKingstonKids Halloween Fest & Parade
October 30, 2021
The RSB Team had a blast participating in the MyKingstonKids Halloween Fest & Parade on Saturday Oct. 30th! This event featured a wonderful parade and fun Halloween activities for the community to enjoy, we can’t wait to participate again next year!
To learn more about the MyKingstonKids organization click here.
2021 Ulster Chamber Business Recognition Awards
October 21, 2021
Congratulations to the 2021 Ulster Chamber Business Recognition Award recipients! These local businesses and business leaders are pillars of our community and Rondout is proud to have honored them last night.
Business of the Year: Howmet Fastening Systems
Small Business of the Year: 32 Partition/Seven21 Media Center
Business Person of the Year: Renae Martin- Lilly Rae in the Hamlet
Hospitality Business of the Year: Courtyard by Marriott Kingston
Commitment to the Community Award: Boys and Girls Club of Ulster County
Heritage Award: J & J Sass Electric
Emerging Young Leader: Stephen Kennedy- Turn Up The Beet
Len Cane Heart of Ulster County Award: Tommy Keegan (Posthumously)- Keegan Ales
SUNY Ulster Community College Annual Gala
October 7, 2021
The Rondout Team attended the Community Impact in Motion Gala hosted by the SUNY Ulster Foundation. The Foundation’s Annual Gala is a fundraiser and recognition event honoring outstanding individuals, organizations, businesses, and friends of SUNY Ulster. Through the generosity of our many contributors, and with the energy and vision of their leadership, the Foundation carries its mission forward for the benefit of the amazing SUNY Ulster students. Congratulations to Rondout Savings Bank Board of Trustee Rich Croce and his wife Donna for being honored with the “Their Future Award.” Your commitment provides opportunity to students and makes a huge impact in our community, thank you!
Hyde Park Branch 8th Anniversary!
October 2, 2021
October 2nd, 2021 officially marked 8 years of being apart of the Hyde Park Community. Thank You to all those who came out to the event, your support means so much to us. And to our customers and employees who showed their support and attended, you made our week. Your support validates our strong belief in the importance of coming together to be part of the community. For event highlights and photo please visit our landing page: https://gorondout.com/hp8/
Hyde Park Community Day
September 18, 2021
The Hyde Park Community Day this year celebrated the bicentennial! Rondout was there is support along with 40 other local vendors for a fun filled community day!
Hyde Park 4th of July Parade
July 4, 2021
Each year Rondout Savings Bank sponsors the Hyde Park 4th of July parade. This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with the community and spread some joy! This year we also celebrated the Town of Hyde Park’s 200th Birthday!
Money is important, but we’ve also noticed that the idea of giving back encourages others to give, too, sometimes in terms of time and enthusiasm.
Many of us at the bank are also involved in the community in our spare time. We serve as volunteers as well as board members. Some of the organizations we volunteer our time for include:
- American Cancer Society
- Arts Society of Kingston
- Bardavon / UPAC
- Benedictine Health Foundation
- Boys & Girls Club of Kingston
- Boy Scouts of America – Rip Van Winkle Council
- Center for Spectrum Services
- Gateway Foundation
- Hudson Valley Senior Residence
- Jewish Federation of Ulster County
- Kingston Hospital Foundation
- Kiwanis Club of Kingston
- Lions Club of Kingston
- Mental Health Association
- Rotary Club of Kingston
- Ulster County Community Action
- Ulster County Development Corporation
- Ulster County Girl Scouts
- Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce
- United Way of Ulster County, and more!
- YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
- Hope’s Fund
- Roosevelt- Vanderbilt Historical Association
- Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce
- Dutchess County Chamber of Commerce
- Community Foundation of Hudson Valley
Our Board of Trustees, staff and their families live here and share neighborhoods, schools, houses of worship and charities with you and your families.
All decisions are made locally with local interests in mind by what we believe are the best in the business. Rondout Savings Bank is committed to our friends and neighbors. We work every day to earn the business of individuals and organizations in our community, in turn, we return a significant portion of our profits back in to the community.
Thinking in banking terms, we decided to call it our “Dividends to the Community Program.” Each and every year we donate 10% of our earnings to hundreds of area non-profit organizations for a wide range of worthy purposes.
To apply for our Dividends to the Community program click here.
Rondout Savings Bank Scholarships
Rondout Savings Bank, located in Kingston, sponsors an annual scholarship to be awarded to Business majors enrolled as freshmen or returning to Ulster County Community College. A special application is available for interested candidates and the scholarship recipient is chosen by Rondout Savings Bank.