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Farmington Bank Opens First Branch in Western Mass.

WEST SPRINGFIELD — Farmington Bank is opening its first branch office in Western Mass. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, located at 85 Elm St. in West Springfield.

“Farmington Bank’s new office in West Springfield will offer a complete line of consumer and commercial banking products,” said John Patrick Jr., chairman, president, and CEO of Farmington Bank. “In addition, we look forward to partnering with the Western Massachusetts community through the philanthropic activities of the Farmington Bank Community Foundation and the volunteer efforts of our Farmington Bank employees.”

Farmington Bank’s West Springfield office preserves and revitalizes a landmark building on Elm Street, which was once occupied by the West Springfield Trust Co. The branch is now a modern, customer-friendly setting with approximately 1,560 square feet of open floor space, which allows personal bankers to interact with customers without teller lines. The branch offers a free coin-counting service and a 24-hour ATM in an adjacent vestibule.

The West Springfield facility is also the new home of Farmington Bank’s Commercial Services office, led by Michael Moriarty, senior vice president, commercial team leader, and regional executive, and its Western Mass. Mortgage Sales department, led by Brian Risler, assistant vice president and mortgage sales manager.

Farmington Bank’s West Springfield office will be managed by Nikki Gleason, assistant vice president and branch manager. Gleason is a 15-year local banking professional, and comes to Farmington Bank from Hampden Bank, where she served as branch manager of its West Springfield branch. Gleason studied at Springfield Technical Community College and is a graduate of the New England School for Financial Studies.

To mark its entry into Massachusetts, Farmington Bank will host a month-long grand-opening celebration at its West Springfield branch from Oct. 17 through Nov. 14. A highlight is the Saturday, Oct. 24 appearance of Tim Wakefield, former Red Sox pitcher and Farmington Bank’s new celebrity spokesperson. Wakefield will be in attendance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet the public and sign baseballs.

Throughout the month-long celebration, the public is invited to explore product specials and enter to win daily drawings for gift cards from local merchants. Farmington Bank’s drawing of a grand prize — an Apple Watch — will take place at the West Springfield branch on Monday, Nov. 16. In addition, the branch will host a shred day on Saturday, Nov. 14, which will provide a safe and secure way for the public to dispose of personal, confidential documents.

The West Springfield branch is one of two offices the bank plans to open in 2015. The second will be open in November at 61 North Main St., East Longmeadow. For more information about Farmington Bank, visit farmingtonbankct.com.

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