Branch Managers Teach
Banking Basics at Liberty
March 30, 2023
March 27, 2023
February 17, 2023
2023 WSUL Heart-A-Thon
Once again our branches participated in the 2023 WSUL Heart-A-Thon, a community fundraising event for Cardiovascular Health. Catskill Hudson Bank is a proud Sponsor of this event to raise funds to buy equipment, provide education and help with the prevention of heart disease.Thank you to Dianna Seaman, Branch Manager of our Monticello Branch. Dianna participated in the live broadcast that took place at Resorts World Catskills.
December 3, 2022
Green Island Festival of the Trees
Thanks to Green Island Branch Manager, Ralph Foster and his wife Leslie for participating in this annual community event by decorating a tree in the park for all to enjoy.
December 3, 2022
CHB Holiday Party Diamond Mills
The Boys & Girls Club Giving Tree
October 30, 2022
Trunk or Treat at Tri-Valley School in Grahamsville
With 50 Trunks participating and over 700 kids attending this Halloween Extravaganza is always an event enjoyed by all!
Attended by Cheryl Christian - Branch Manager,
Maribel Albert - Head Teller & Gloria Sanders - TellerMackenzie Albert - Maribel’s daughter who played the robber gotcredit towards her Community Service for Graduation from Ellenville School
Looks like everyone had a great time !
October 22, 2022
Festival of Scarecrows
October 12, 2022
Capital Region Real Producers Fall VIP Party
at Brown’s Revolution Hall in Troy
October 1, 2022
Albany Alzheimer’s Association Walk
Thank you all for the support you shared.
As of November 1, 2022
At Catskill Hudson Bank we strive to serve our communities in many ways
to make your banking experience professional, safe and economical.
Towards that goal, we will be offering “Bank On Checking” for consumers
as a new option.
CATSKILL HUDSON BANK’S ‘BANK ON CHECKING ACCOUNT’ RECEIVES NATIONAL
CERTIFICATION BY BANKING ADVOCATES AS SAFE, AFFORDABLE ACCOUNT
The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund’s Bank On National Account Standards Certification
of Catskill Hudson Bank’s ‘Bank On Checking Account’ indicates that it meets over 25 features
for safe and affordable consumer transaction accounts.
officially certified by the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) as meeting
the Bank On National Account Standards (2021 - 2022). The national safe account Standards, co-created by consumer advocates, leading national nonprofit organizations, civic leaders, and
other financial institutions, designate both core and strongly recommended features that
ensure low cost, high functionality, and consumer safety.
Key features of the Bank On Checking Account include a monthly cost of only $3.00, no
overdraft or non-sufficient fund fees, the ability to pay bills and make purchases, and federal
deposit insurance. The Bank On Checking Account is available in every one of Catskill Hudson
Bank’s 11 branches across the Mid-Hudson region and Capital District.
certification to Catskill Hudson Bank’s Bank On Checking Account,” said Jonathan Mintz,
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund. “The Bank
On Checking Account offers community residents who are looking to improve their finances a
safe, affordable, and truly useful mainstream banking product to access and manage their
money. Catskill Hudson Bank’s offering of this terrific account brings them into the forefront of
national banking access efforts, and we thank them.”
The goal of Bank On is to ensure that everyone has access to safe and affordable financial
products and services. The Bank On National Account Standards identify critical product
features for appropriate bank or credit union accounts, making it easier for local coalitions
across the country to connect consumers to accounts that meet their needs.
Catskill Hudson Bank’s Bank On Checking Account is available at all 11 of its branches in NY
State. With the addition of the Bank On Checking Account accounts that meet Bank On National
Account Standards are now available at over 46,000 branches in all 50 states and Washington,
DC; financial institutions with Bank On certified accounts already comprise over 56% of the
national deposit market share. In addition, Catskill Hudson Bank’s Bank On Checking Account
there are over 250 other Bank On certified accounts available at financial institutions across the
country. Data collected by the CFE Fund in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of St.
Louis through Bank On’s national reporting platform shows that these accounts are meeting
consumers’ needs; since their offering, millions of consumers have opened Bank On certified
accounts, with approximately 85% of them opened by consumers new to the financial
The CFE Fund leads the national Bank On movement, supporting almost 100 local
coalitions working to connect individuals and families to the financial
mainstream through partnerships between governments, financial institutions, and
community organizations. To learn more about Bank On and the National Account
Standards click here, or follow the conversation on Twitter @CFEfund #BankOn.
The CFE Fund supports municipal efforts to improve the financial stability of households by leveraging
opportunities unique to local government. By translating cutting edge experience with large scale
programs, research, and policy in cities of all sizes, the CFE Fund assists mayors and other local leaders to
identify, develop, fund, implement, and research pilots and programs that help families build assets and
make the most of their financial resources. The CFE Fund is currently working in over 100 cities and
counties, and has disbursed over $59 million to local governments and their partners to support these
efforts. For more information, please visit www.cfefund.org or follow us on Twitter at @CFEFund.
About Bank On
Bank On coalitions are locally-led partnerships between local public officials; city, state, and federal
government agencies; financial institutions; and community organizations that work together to help
improve the financial stability of unbanked and underbanked individuals and families in their
communities. The Bank On national initiative builds on a grassroots movement of over 90 coalitions in
cities across the country, offering national account standards, capacity grant support, pilot funding, and a
learning community. In addition to connecting unbanked individuals to accounts, Bank On programs
raise public awareness, target outreach to the unbanked, and expand access to financial education. Visit
www.cfefund.org/bankon for more information, or follow the conversation on Twitter @CFEFund
On September 26, 2022 Catskill Hudson Bank offered a free Home Buyers Seminar at the Albany Library for the community. We will continue to keep the communities we serve informed.
Our Monticello Branch joins Bagel Fest…
Renee Sledzianowski and her staff participated in a fun day with a huge crowd in attendance. The weather and festivities were perfect…just like the bagels !
Callicoon Country Fair on July 23, 2022
Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region presentation at our Green Island Branch
"The Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region is a nonprofit community development financial institution serving the Capital Region of New York State — Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Warren & Washington Counties. Incorporated in 1985, our mission is to promote sustainable community development efforts for economically underserved people and communities.
We provide access to capital by pooling investments and donations from socially concerned individuals and organizations, and re-lending it to nonprofit organizations and small businesses. We also offer training and technical assistance programs for small business owners and nonprofit leaders.
Explore our work and join us in this partnership by becoming an investor, a donor, or a nonprofit or small business borrower – together we are strengthening communities and changing lives.
BACKPACKS for HOPE
From July 13th to August 12th, host sites will be collecting backpacks and other school supplies that will be distributed to families between August 22nd to August 26th.
Applications for backpacks will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as resources allow.
If you are interested in contributing, but cannot visit one of our host sites, you can still donate. If you have any questions or concerns, give our office a call at (845) 342-8833!
Monticello Branch Display
Proud Strategic Partner of the WCR
Congratulations Rebbeca LaFountain, SVP Compliance & Risk Officer
Kingston Branch giving back to the Community at the annual "Kingston Clean Sweep"
American Red Cross Fire & Ice Gala
American Red Cross Fire & Ice Gala was held on April 9, 2022 at the Albany
Capital Center. The fundraiser featured Honorary Chairs Ellen Sax, MVP Health
Care and Benita Zahn, former news anchor & reporter of WNYT News Channel
13. Gala sponsorships support and ensure that the Red Cross have the
resources to continue their 140 year mission of preventing and alleviating human
suffering. Catskill Hudson bank is pleased to be a supporter of this event and
the Red Cross mission. Stephanie Zocco, SVP Senior Operations Manager and
Rick Murphy, Senior Mortgage Specialist represented the bank that evening.