Thomaston Savings Bank received the Gold Award in their asset size category and was named “Best in Show” for community banks during the American Business Media’s Community Bank Heroes Awards Gala. American Business Media, publisher of Banking New England and Centerpoint magazines, has selected 18 community banks and credit unions from across New England to honor as Credit Union Heroes and Community Bank Heroes for their creation of unique community partnerships and going beyond the call to aid their communities in a special time of need.

Vincent M. Valvo, American Business Media publisher and CEO, said, “We sought out the banks and credit unions that are doing things that are interesting, impactful and innovative.”

Credit unions and community banks were chosen in categories based on their asset sizes: less than $500 million, $500 million to $1.5 billion, and more than $1.5 billion. Thomaston Savings Bank was honored to not only win the gold in overall philanthropy of community banks in the $500M – $1.5B asset size but to be selected as the overall “Best in Show” for community banks.

“I am so proud of our employees, Directors and Corporators, who have worked so hard to ensure we make a positive philanthropic impact in all of our communities.” – Steven L. Lewis, Thomaston Savings Bank, President & CEO

About Thomaston Savings Bank

Established in 1874, Thomaston Savings Bank is one of the strongest state-chartered mutual savings banks in the state. Headquartered in Thomaston, the Bank operates 13 full-service branches throughout western Connecticut, with the 14th branch slated to open in the fall of 2019. The cornerstone of their business philosophy is building long lasting relationships with customers by providing financial services of the highest quality and value. For over 140 years, Thomaston Savings Bank has helped support the goals, dreams and future of its customers by remaining committed to community.

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