Tompkins Bank of Castile turned 150 this year, and wow, it has been fun! From our shareholder meeting to our Batavia Muckdogs game, to our historical timeline, we have been busy celebrating this major milestone in our company’s history. I hope you have been able to join us in this celebration.
Being around 150 years is certainly a long time, but it’s even more impressive when you consider that fewer than 5% of the banks currently operating today in the United States have been around as long as Tompkins Bank of Castile. What’s even more impressive is that Tompkins’ mission and values have remained the same, allowing us to consistently perform at a level ranking among the best in the industry.
For years, we’ve taken great pride in supporting the communities where we operate. We believe in the power of the local people working together to help our communities grow and thrive. Since 1869, our organization has valued its employees and invested in the communities they serve by volunteering and donating to charities, nonprofits, and civic organizations. Our employees have donated over 11,000 hours to our community spanning over many counties and various organizations.
We value our customers, and we truly appreciate your relationship with our bank after all these years. Thank you for entrusting your dreams with us. Whether your dream is to own your own home or start your own small business, we want to thank you for taking us along for the ride. Thank you for ensuring your trust in us and consistently reminding us why we do what we do. It’s been a great journey for us, and we look forward to being your bank for the next 150 years.