GCB News and Announcements


Greenfield Cooperative Bank announces planned retirement of Michael E. Tucker and selection of new President Anthony J. Worden
Kevin J. O’Neil, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Greenfield Cooperative Bank and its Northampton Cooperative Bank division has announced the promotion of Anthony J. Worden to President and Chief Operating Officer to be effective as of January 1, 2021. This promotion is in anticipation of the retirement next year of current President and Chief Executive Officer Michael E. Tucker. Mr. Tucker is relinquishing his title as President, but will remain as Chief Executive Officer until Mr. Tucker’s actual retirement in January 2022 when Mr. Worden will take over that role as well. Tucker will remain as a director of the bank and holding company. Mr. O’Neil noted that this transition schedule is part of an overall succession plan for the bank that the Board adopted some time ago.

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Security Summit partners warn taxpayers of new COVID-related text scam
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned of a new text scam created by thieves that trick people into disclosing bank account information under the guise of receiving the $1,200 Economic Impact Payment.

Greenfield Cooperative Bank has not been hacked. Should you have any further questions, please contact the IRS directly.

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New Mortgage Originators Hired at Greenfield Cooperative Bank
Michael E. Tucker, President & CEO announced two new Mortgage Originators in the bank’s residential lending department. Mr. Tucker stated “the bank is pleased to have these two professionals to join our mortgage team especially with the increased refinancing activity in this period of extremely low interest rates”. Jessica O'Clair and Kimberlee Gates started working at the bank last month.

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Greenfield Cooperative Bank Employees Graduate from New England School for Financial Studies
Greenfield Cooperative Bank is pleased to announce that Jeremy Lajoie, AVP Mortgage Operations Manager, and Lisa Granger, AVP Branch Manager have completed their course work and have graduated as part of New England School for Financial Studies class of 2020.

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Greenfield Cooperative Bank Recognized for Community Contribution
Michael Tucker, President & CEO of Greenfield Cooperative Bank, is pleased to announce that GCB has been recognized, in Banking New England Magazine, as the number one bank in Western Mass for Community Contribution.

The Banking Choice Awards celebrate the financial institutions that regularly go above and beyond to serve their customers.

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PPP Forgiveness Application is Open
GCB has partnered with Fidelity National Information Systems (“FIS”), a Fortune 500 company, to assist in processing Forgiveness Applications. FIS has developed an automated online portal to handle applications.

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GCB Waives Coin Counter Machine Fee
In light of the recent coin shortage, Greenfield Cooperative Bank announced that the fee for non-account holders to use the coin counter machines will be temporarily waived.

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Kevin Bowler Hired as New SVP of Loan Resolution
Michael E. Tucker, President & CEO announced that Kevin Bowler has joined Greenfield Cooperative Bank as the new Senior Vice President of Loan Resolution. He began working in our Northampton office as of July 1, 2020. Mr. Tucker noted that “Kevin brings to us over 30 years of lending experience. We are lucky to have someone with his level of experience in handling and working with commercial and residential credits to help them through these times.”

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115th Annual Meeting Reports Strong Performance
Michael Tucker, President & CEO of Greenfield Cooperative Bank and its parent company, Greenfield Bancorp, MHC announced today actions taken at the Company's 115th Annual Meeting held in Northampton, MA on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

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Bank Directors and Corporators Re-elected / Elected at 115th Annual Meeting
Michael Tucker, President & CEO of Greenfield Cooperative Bank and its parent company, Greenfield Bancorp, MHC announced today that several elections and re-elections were acted on at the Company's 115th Annual Meeting held in Northampton, MA, June 16, 2020.

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Michael P. Buckmaster Hired as New SVP of Commercial Lending
Michael E. Tucker, President & CEO announced that Michael P. Buckmaster has joined Greenfield Cooperative Bank as the new SVP of Commercial Lending. Mr. Tucker stated that “Mr. Buckmaster’s style of lending fits in nicely with our community bank. His goal is to find a way to help businesses of all sizes succeed. We are very pleased to have Mike join our team of experienced lenders.” He will be based in our Greenfield office and direct the efforts of our Commercial Lending department, reporting directly to Tony Worden, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

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Greenfield Cooperative Bank will be Re-Opening Lobbies for Public Access
Michael Tucker, President & CEO of Greenfield Cooperative Bank and its Northampton Cooperative bank division, announced that the bank will be re-opening its lobbies for public access effective Monday, June 1, 2020. Mr. Tucker noted that “as a bank we have already been authorized to stay open (since the March 24th shutdown) as an essential business. Since that time, we had very limited public access while we learned more about the COVID-19 situation to allow us to provide reasonable protections for customers and our staff.” During the past two plus months, customers could access drive-up tellers, ATM’s and online/ mobile banking available to the public. These services will continue to operate as before even with the re-opening of lobbies.

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Chelsea Depault elected Assistant Vice President - Commercial Lending
Michael Tucker, President & CEO announced that at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Board of Directors, Chelsea Depault was elected to the position of Assistant Vice President- Commercial Lending.

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Bankers Say Institutions Are Committed to Helping Communities Through the Crisis
Greenfield Cooperative Bank President and CEO, Michael Tucker, joined Steve Lowell at Monson Savings Bank, Chuck Leach at Lee Bank, Tom Senecal at PeoplesBank, and Jeff Sullivan at New Valley Bank & Trust for a virtual roundtable with BusinessWest about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on life and business.

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Tony Worden elected Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Greenfield Co-operative Bank
Michael E. Tucker, President & CEO of Greenfield Cooperative Bank is pleased to announce that Tony Worden was elected by our Board to a new position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Greenfield Co-operative Bank. This will be in addition to his duties as Executive Vice President & Senior Commercial Loan Officer. This is effective immediately.

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South Hadley Branch Now Open
Michael E. Tucker, President & CEO of Greenfield Co-operative Bank and its Northampton Cooperative Bank division, announced the opening of its newest office at 487 Newton Street in South Hadley. The office is located at the entrance to the Woodlawn Shopping Plaza, rte. 116. “We are pleased to bring our brand of personal community banking to the residents in South Hadley and surrounding communities.” Tucker noted “The South Hadley office is a full-service office, offering a full array of savings and checking services, commercial loans and business accounts, as well as the latest in free mobile banking services where you can pay bills, transfer money and deposit checks via your smartphone. You can apply for residential mortgage loans and home equity lines of credit and the South Hadley office also provides convenient drive up teller services, a Night Depository, drive up 24 hour ATM, Instant Issue Debit cards, Safe Deposit Boxes and more. Courtney Huxley is Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager. Maureen Guzik, Vice President - Commercial Lending is available on site as well. GCB offers a full line of commercial services, including business accounts, commercial loans and lines of credit.

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