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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

Our staff celebrated at our Holiday Party in Saugerties at Diamond Mills. 

This location has a beautiful Banquet Hall, Hotel and Tavern overlooking a waterfall. 

It was our first gathering in three years. Everyone was glad to reunite, see old friends and meet new ones. There was great food, lots of dancing, recognition awards 

and fantastic prizes to giveaway.


 



















 

December 2022

 

The Giving Tree program sponsored by The Boys & Girls Clubs of Wallkill 

serves Orange and Sullivan counties to provide children 

with toys and warm clothing for the holiday season. Our Monticello, Liberty, Rock Hill and Middletown locations all participated and went above and beyond to bring some 

holiday spirit to children in need.

A special thanks to Colleen Osterhout in Residential Lending for coordinating this.





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!

Our Grahamsville Branch joined in the fun. 

Their theme was “She Tried to Rob the Bank…and Got Caught “

  
  Attended by Cheryl Christian - Branch Manager,
Maribel Albert - Head Teller & Gloria Sanders - Teller
Mackenzie Albert - Maribel’s daughter who played the robber got
credit towards her Community Service for Graduation from 
Ellenville School

Looks like everyone had a great time !

 
 
                                                                      


October 22, 2022

Friends of Historic Kingston, City of Kingston & Junior League of Kingston sponsored a community event….

 
Festival of Scarecrows

Ashley Diamond Branch Manager, Brandi Shultis & Patti Dixon from our Kingston Branch participated in this fun and beautiful fall day get together !

 


October 12, 2022

Capital Region Real Producers Fall VIP Party

at Brown’s Revolution Hall in Troy

Catskill Hudson Bank sponsored and Rick Murphy, Senior Residential Loan Officer, attended this networking event bringing the areas top real estate agents and staffs together. 

Rick along with Michael Baker, Publisher/Area Director of Real Producers Magazine presented 

a gift to the featured Cover Story Realtor of the month.


   



October 1, 2022  

Charlotte Sevazlian, Assistant Branch Manager of our Halfmoon Branch, and her Team “Hyespirit" participated in the Albany Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk took place at The Crossings Park in Colonie.

 

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.
 
KINGSTON, NY - Today Catskill Hudson Bank announced that its ‘Bank On Checking Account’ was
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.
 
“The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund is delighted to award its national Bank On account
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
institutions.

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.
About the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund)

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
#BankOn.

 
 

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 !


              


             

                                                                                                


 
Our Ellenville Branch Participated in the Blueberry Festival on August 13, 2022
Sponsored by the Ellenville/Wawarsing Chamber of Commerce

                
 
Attended by Norma Dammier, CSR/Teller…Charmaine Langley, Head Teller…Marianne Franson Hill, Teller and organized by Robin Badjun, Branch Manager and designated photographer ! It was a well attended, pleasant day for everyone.
Thank you Ellenville !
 
 
 
                 
 
 


Callicoon Country Fair on July 23, 2022

Cheryl Stickle, Callicoon Branch Manager and Tyler Hemion, Head Teller joined the festivities in Callicoon. It was a fun day full of family activities, live music, raffles, good food and local hand made items. Thanks to Tyler, the Dunk Tank was a huge success since he volunteered to get in it ! 
Thank you both for representing Catskill Hudson Bank and to Tyler 
for being such a good sport !
     
 
 

Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region presentation at our Green Island Branch


 
On July 19, 2022 Walt Brady, Deputy Director/Director of Lending and Richard A. Lee, Jr , Community Development Lending Officer gave a presentation of the funding opportunities available through the Community Loan Fund. Some of their services include Training & Clinical Assistance, One on One Monitoring, Affordable Office Space, Nonprofit Loans and Small Business Loans.
 
 

"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


Catskill Hudson Bank is participating in 2022 Backpacks for Hope through several of our branches. We are pleased to support this effort by collecting supplies and donating items.
 

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"

 
Kingston Branch Manager Ashley Diamond and Teller Patti Dixon Horvers saw a post on Facebook requesting volunteers for the 2022 “Kingston Clean Sweep” sponsored by the Friends of Historic Kingston. They asked for help from businesses within our local community to participate in picking up litter lying along the "Kingston Corridor". Ashley & Patti spent the day walking along the streets of Broadway in Kingston with garbage bags, brooms, and rakes in hand helping to clean up the streets and sidewalks.
Thank you both for volunteering !



American Red Cross Fire & Ice Gala

 
In person events are happening again with the decline in Covid-19 numbers. The
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.



small business administration logo on white background.
We are proud to have participated in the PPP program during both the first and second round. In doing so, we have processed a total of approximately $20 million in much needed relief for small businesses in our area.  We were able to provide fast, efficient service in both the approval process and forgiveness process for the loan participants. 


New Monticello Branch

Our newest branch in Monticello, NY opened in February 2020. This architecturally significant design offers our customers easy access, ample parking, spaciousness and a contemporary drive-thru facility. The building contains the branch as well as separate offices and a conference room.

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Our Narrowsburg Branch

Recognized for "Best Customer Service 2019" and "Best Friendly Staff 2018" by The River Reporter

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