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Putnam Bank Applauds St. Vincent de Paul Place

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by Maren Schober

On Dec. 6th Putnam Bank officials, staff and community leaders gathered at Putnam Bank in Norwich to pay tribute to the St. Vincent de Paul Place in Norwich as part of the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Putnam Bank. (l-r) Robert Halloran, Exe. Vice Pres./CFO, Putnam Bank, Thomas Borner, President /CEO, Putnam Bank, Ben Lathrop, Exe. Director, Norwich Chamber of Commerce, Jillian Corbin, Exe. Director, St. Vincent de Paul Place, Barbara Goloski, branch manager, Norwich Putnam Bank, Jonathan Demers, Head Teller, Norwich Putnam Bank.

On Dec. 6th Putnam Bank officials, staff and community leaders gathered at Putnam Bank in Norwich to pay tribute to the St. Vincent de Paul Place in Norwich as part of the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Putnam Bank. (l-r) Robert Halloran, Exe. Vice Pres./CFO, Putnam Bank, Thomas Borner, President /CEO, Putnam Bank, Ben Lathrop, Exe. Director, Norwich Chamber of Commerce, Jillian Corbin, Exe. Director, St. Vincent de Paul Place, Barbara Goloski, branch manager, Norwich Putnam Bank, Jonathan Demers, Head Teller, Norwich Putnam Bank.

As customers walk into the festively decorated lobby of the Putnam Bank in Norwich before the holidays, they wonder if they are in the right place and just what is going on!

The lobby is dressed out in seasonal cheer, and the bank is filled with Putnam professionals, town officials, community workers, and media. A table offers tasty breakfast pastries and warming beverages as part of the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Putnam Bank, bank officials, the community and the Norwich Chamber of Commerce members are on hand to pay tribute to the St. Vincent de Paul Place of Norwich.

Lynn Bourque, Putnam Bank’s Senior Vice President and Branch Administrator, explains. “In celebration of our 150th Anniversary, each week of the year an employee of Putnam bank chooses a nonprofit agency to support through local contributions. This week Putnam bank is applauding St. Vincent de Paul Place of Norwich, which was founded in 1979.  The staff and local community members are collecting non-perishable food staples over the month of November to donate to the kitchen. This event is sponsored by The Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce.”

Putnam Bank was founded in 1862 and today has seven branch locations in addition to the main office in Putnam.
Two official presentations are made this December 6 morning.  One is by Ben Lathrop, Executive Director of the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce; he presents Thomas Borner, President and CEO of Putnam Bank, with a plaque commending Putnam Bank for its longevity, leadership, and commitment to people and businesses in the greater Norwich area.

Thomas then made a presentation of his own: three checks were awarded to Jillian Corbin, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul Place, along with the donations of collected canned goods for their food pantry. Jillian received more than she expected—a $1000 check that will pay for a clothes dryer for clients at St. Vincent de Paul Place;  $100 from the employees of Norwich Putnam Bank in lieu of exchanging gifts this year; and $750 that is a combination of $250 in celebration of December’s Open House event, plus a $500 donation from Thomas Borner and his wife, Kathy.
“I am overwhelmed!” exclaimed Jillian.  “Overwhelmed!”

Jillian relates, “We served over 82,000 hot meals this past year. Our Care and Advocacy programs include counseling, the use of laundry appliances and showers for our patrons.  We strive to motivate our clients to self-sufficiency and a better life.”

From the Publisher: Looking Forward to a Fine 2013!

Delaney Gagnon, left, of Ledyard is The Resident contest winner for the sold-out One Direction concert at Mohegan Sun on December 1. “The whole stadium roared with cheers!” she reports on page 8. Here, Delaney is greeted by Alexis Ann and “Santa” Tom Cantone, Vice-President for Sports and Entertainment at Mohegan Sun.

Delaney Gagnon, left, of Ledyard is The Resident contest winner for the sold-out One Direction concert at Mohegan Sun on December 1. “The whole stadium roared with cheers!” she reports on page 8. Here, Delaney is greeted by Alexis Ann and “Santa” Tom Cantone, Vice-President for Sports and Entertainment at Mohegan Sun.

As you take a look through this Year in Review, you’ll see many folks being honored and many businesses that are celebrating milestones and expansions. You’ll also take note of people and institutions that have “given back” to our communities: they enjoy serving us, and we’re proud of their accomplishments. They extend themselves well beyond the products or services they offer.

The Resident itself entered its 23rd year of publication this past October.  We enjoy sharing your good news! We especially take special pride in saluting the achievements of our military!

Certainly the majesty and drama of OpSail and the celebratory glamor of the centennial of Lawrence+Memorial Hospital touched many of us; and our two grand casinos, Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods Resort Casino, remain generous in their gracious hosting for a myriad of community gatherings, from the fun and fanciful to the august and commemorative. The two Tribes, around since the beginning—indeed, before the beginning–are welcome parts of our lives and our economy. Likewise, other major hospitality centers like the Mystic Marriott, Stonington Meadows, the Norwich Inn, Groton Inn and Suites, Norwich Holiday Inn, and Lake of Isles offer venues for events of regional significance and, yes, a chance to dress your best, flash a bit of your sweetest bling, and step out with others who care about you and our region.

Our regional financial institutions provide foundations for our homes and employment, so it’s a continuing pleasure to see them—and their people—prosper. The outreach of these companies—among them Dime Bank, Charter Oak, CorePlus, Putnam Bank, Citizens Bank, Liberty, Eastern Federal, Chelsea Groton, Scient, People’s, Wells Fargo—keep us on a solid footing even as they express faith in our future. Our service Clubs—Lions, Rotary, and the Chambers of Commerce—link civic pride to business throughout the year.

Cheers and Happy New Year!

Alexis Anneditor & publisher

Alexis Ann
editor & publisher

Year in Review: November – December 2012

Three Lions Clubs from Montville:  Mohegan Pequots, Asian and Americans together with the Montville Lions added 1,542 pounds of food products to the Social Services Food Pantry of Montville just in time for Thanksgiving.  Lion Ken Tucker established a joint effort with the three Lions Clubs of Montville to replenish the food used to aid those affected by Storm Sandy.  Lion Governor Jan Miller ran with the idea, obtaining a $2,500 grant from Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF).  (l-r) Susan Broyles, Tim Day, Wendy Wilbert, Beverly Lajoie, Bradford Ricardo-Hyde, and Ken Tucker.Lions: Synergy At Its Best!

Three Lions Clubs from Montville:  Mohegan Pequots, Asian and Americans together with the Montville Lions added 1,542 pounds of food products to the Social Services Food Pantry of Montville just in time for Thanksgiving.  Lion Ken Tucker established a joint effort with the three Lions Clubs of Montville to replenish the food used to aid those affected by Storm Sandy.  Lion Governor Jan Miller ran with the idea, obtaining a $2,500 grant from Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF).  (l-r) Susan Broyles, Tim Day, Wendy Wilbert, Beverly Lajoie, Bradford Ricardo-Hyde, and Ken Tucker.


AT&T Foundation presents a $5,000 grant for a Teen Program at Natchaug Hospital. (l-r) Natchaug’s Director of Ambulatory Programs, Dr. Carrie Pichie, Natchaug Board Member Judi Caracausa, AT&T External & Legislative Affairs Bill Turner, Natchaug President & CEO Dr. Stephen W. Larcen, and Natchaug Board Member Representative Betsy Ritter.AT&T Foundation Grant for Teen Program at Natchaug Hospital

AT&T Foundation presents a $5,000 grant for a Teen Program at Natchaug Hospital. (l-r) Natchaug’s Director of Ambulatory Programs, Dr. Carrie Pichie, Natchaug Board Member Judi Caracausa, AT&T External & Legislative Affairs Bill Turner, Natchaug President & CEO Dr. Stephen W. Larcen, and Natchaug Board Member Representative Betsy Ritter.


Bud McAllister volunteers for many things, and back in May of 1968 it was for a tour in the United States Army. The conflict  in Vietnam was at its desperate heights at home and in theater, yet for Bud the experience would ultimately become a cornerstone of his life and work to this day.Bud McAllister: Veteran Volunteer

Bud McAllister volunteers for many things, and back in May of 1968 it was for a tour in the United States Army. The conflict  in Vietnam was at its desperate heights at home and in theater, yet for Bud the experience would ultimately become a cornerstone of his life and work to this day.

 

 


Putnam Bank in Norwich was festive December 6 when the bank celebrated its 150th Anniversary by paying tribute to St. Vincent de Paul Place with donations of food and funding to support its community work. St. Vincent serves more than 82,000 hot meals every year to the area’s poor and homeless, and provides many other services to enable people to step forward into self-sufficiency. Left to right at the event are: Robert Halloran, Putnam’s executive vice-president and chief financial officer; Thomas Borner, president and CEO of the bank; Ben Lathrop, executive director of the Norwich Chamber of Commerce; Jillian Corbin, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul Place; Barbara Goloski, branch manager of  Norwich Putnam Bank; and Jonathan Demers, the Norwich bank’s head teller.Putnam Bank Honors Work of St. Vincent de Paul Place

Putnam Bank in Norwich was festive December 6 when the bank celebrated its 150th Anniversary by paying tribute to St. Vincent de Paul Place with donations of food and funding to support its community work. St. Vincent serves more than 82,000 hot meals every year to the area’s poor and homeless, and provides many other services to enable people to step forward into self-sufficiency. Left to right at the event are: Robert Halloran, Putnam’s executive vice-president and chief financial officer; Thomas Borner, president and CEO of the bank; Ben Lathrop, executive director of the Norwich Chamber of Commerce; Jillian Corbin, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul Place; Barbara Goloski, branch manager of  Norwich Putnam Bank; and Jonathan Demers, the Norwich bank’s head teller.

 


As the temperature dropped, things inside Mohegan Sun steamed up with Bingo After Dark on November 24. Doors opened at 8pm and the event kicked off at 10pm inside Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom.Bingo After Dark at Mohegan Sun

As the temperature dropped, things inside Mohegan Sun steamed up with Bingo After Dark on November 24. Doors opened at 8pm and the event kicked off at 10pm inside Mohegan Sun’s Uncas Ballroom.

 

 

 


A new ATM provided by Dime Bank adds convenience for patrons of Fiddleheads, New London’s cooperative grocery store that is now in its fifth year downtown. At December 1 opening ceremonies, left to right, Richard Virgin, General Manager of Fiddleheads; Nicholas Caplanson, President of Dime Bank; and Tony Sheridan of the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of commerce, observe as Susan Zimmerman, President of Fiddleheads in New London, cuts the ATM ribbon  at the organic and fair-trade grocery store. Dime Bank ATM Opens at Fiddleheads Co-op Grocery

A new ATM provided by Dime Bank adds convenience for patrons of Fiddleheads, New London’s cooperative grocery store that is now in its fifth year downtown. At December 1 opening ceremonies, left to right, Richard Virgin, General Manager of Fiddleheads; Nicholas Caplanson, President of Dime Bank; and Tony Sheridan of the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of commerce, observe as Susan Zimmerman, President of Fiddleheads in New London, cuts the ATM ribbon  at the organic and fair-trade grocery store.