Rondout Savings Bank- Funding Program for Business

Rondout Savings Bank Participates in $1 Million Funding Program To Small Businesses

May 30, 2020

In response to the economic challenges small businesses are currently facing, Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. has launched their Back to Business funding program. The one million dollar funding program will provide qualifying, local small businesses with grant funds to help pay down new working capital loans financed through Rondout Savings Bank and select participating local banks.


Rondout Savings Bank is honored to participate in Central Hudson’s Back to Business funding program. “Our local businesses have endured financial hardships over the last couple of months due to COVID-19 and we are here to help them in their continued operation or as they begin to reopen”, explained Cheryl Bowers, President and CEO of the local community bank.


Rondout is committed to ensuring that funding is made available to appropriate businesses as applications are received. Rondout Savings Bank has branch offices in Ulster and Dutchess Counties.  To learn more please contact Steve Sickler at or Evan Rothfuss at or call 845- 331-0073.

Cheryl Bowers, President & CEO of Rondout Savings BankLisa Berger, Director of the Ulster County Department of Economic Development

Important Webinar for Every Hudson Valley Business to Open Safely & In Compliance

June 10, 2020

Don’t let re-opening your business in a safe way stress you out. Many businesses in the Hudson Valley have or are about to reopen under one of the four phases. When it’s your turn, you’ll want to be prepared and in compliance.

Cheryl Bowers, President and CEO of Rondout Savings Bank and Lisa Berger the Director of the Ulster County Department of Economic Development will be co-hosting this important seminar to help business owners make the reopening process an easier one. This 45 minute webinar will help you understand the NYS Guidelines for opening your business safely and in compliance. The NYS guidelines state that every business must develop a health and safety plan to protect employees and consumers, make the physical workspace safer, and implement processes that lower risk of infection.

These requirements apply to all businesses, including essential businesses that remained open during the shutdown. Join us on June 19 at 10:00 am, You’ll receive important information and an opportunity to ask questions addressing your specific industry. Plus, learn how your business can include provisions to meet American Disabilities Act guidelines. Click here to register. 

Lobby Procedures Instructional Video

June 5, 2020

As we prepare to reopen our lobbies here is a video explaining our safe banking practices for social distancing. #RondoutCares

Reopening Update Message from President & CEO Cheryl Bowers

June 3, 2020

We are working hard to make sure appropriate practices and protections are in place to provide a safe banking experience for our customers, staff and community. #RondoutCares

Message from President & CEO Cheryl Bowers

May 29, 2020

Hear from President & CEO Cheryl Bowers on Rondout’s resilience during the pandemic.


Cheryl Bowers

Cheryl Bowers, President & CEO advocating for Local Business Owners

April 6, 2020

Rondout Savings Bank’s, President & CEO, Cheryl Bowers had the opportunity to advocate for our local business owners and community on national news outlet, Fox Business News. Click here to view video. 

Rondout Savings Bank is always here working for you and our community. Please call us, we are here to help at 845-331-0073.

For Rondout Savings Bank’s COVID-19 Updates and Resources click here:

Jennifer Alnwick

Rondout Savings Bank Welcomes Jennifer Alnwick as AVP, Director of Business and Retail Banking Training & Development

February 6, 2020

Jennifer comes to Rondout with over 20 years of experience within the banking industry, including retail sales, operations, audit and underwriting as well as business banking sales and development. As AVP, Director of Business and Retail Banking Training & Development, she is responsible for sales and training of the Branch Managers and Retail Staff.

Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree from Marist College and serves as an active member in both Dutchess and Ulster Communities. She volunteers her time with local organizations and currently sits on the American Heart Association Board.

Jennifer currently resides in Hyde Park with her husband, Brian and four sons.

“I am excited that Jennifer has joined the Bank, her expansive knowledge, enthusiasm and energy is a welcomed addition to the Rondout Savings Bank Leadership Team!” states Cheryl Bowers, President and CEO of Rondout Savings Bank.



Susan Dallies

Rondout Savings Bank Appoints Susan Dallies as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

August 5, 2019

KINGSTON, N.Y., August 5, 2019

Mrs. Dallies joined the Rondout Savings Bank team in 2002 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. She is  responsible for directing the bank’s operations, retail banking, and product development functions of the bank. Her leadership ensures Rondout meets the needs of its customers, employees and shareholders. Prior to being named to her current position Susan held the Director of Operations and Finance position and in total has over 18 years of banking experience within Rondout Savings Bank.

Susan is an active member of the community volunteering her time to numerous local organizations including the American Heart Association of Ulster and Dutchess County. She is also the Chair of the Rondout Savings Bank Charities of Choice Committee.

Susan resides in Kingston with her husband and two children.

“I am thrilled to have Susie join the Executive Leadership Team as Chief Operating Officer. Her experience and knowledge has helped to make Rondout a cutting edge competitor in all things digital. She is an 18 year loyal veteran of the bank, and I can’t wait to see the great accomplishments yet to come, in her new role.” – Cheryl Bowers

Fuller Building Press Conference

June 17, 2019

National Internet Safety Month

June 18, 2019

Internet Safety Tips Don't Respond to emails requesting confidential information Don't be tricked! It is easy for an unauthorized person to call and pretend to be an employee or business partner. Stay on guard to avoid scams! Summer of Security Be careful when downlaoding only download from reputable sources. Criminal hackers will try to trick you into downloading malware. Do your research and make sure that what you are downloading is legit and safe. Summer of Security keep your software up-to-date sotfware patches are there for a reason. Using out-of-date software opens up your devices to risks from bugs and malware. Install anti-virus software on all devices and make sure to turn on auto-update. Internet safety tips Don't let curiosity get the best of you! Be suspicious of emails and links. Always delete suspicious emails and links. Even open or viewing these emails and links can compromise your computer and create unwanted problems without your knowledge