Welcome to “The Accounting Corner" with Chris and Katelin!
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.
Labor Day weekend is a busy weekend for most people. As the official last weekend of summer, I know we all try to squeeze a lot into a few days. One of my favorite things to do that weekend, that has been on my list for the past 15 years, is to volunteer for The Genesee Valley Conservancy Oak Tree Race. I have volunteered for this event since it began in 2004, and I have had the privilege to watch it grow over the years into what it is today with 562 people to cross the finish line this past year.
With federal mortgage interest rates at historic lows, now may be the time to talk to us about making the most of your mortgage. Many people don’t realize that when you buy a home, you don’t necessarily need to keep the same mortgage and rate for the life of the loan.
This past week we celebrated the career of a Tompkins Bank of Castile legend - the one and only Bob Bennett! Bob, our Vice President and Sales Manager, has retired after 26 years with the company.
We are happy to announce the appointment of Meghan Rodwell, vice president, commercial banking relationship manager.
Todd Masters has joined Tompkins Bank of Castile as vice president, business development officer for its Community Banking Group. Based in the Pittsford office, he will serve clients in Rochester and Monroe County.
That's right, you read that correctly. We are now open in Erie County, and we couldn't be more excited about it! The new financial center, which also houses our affiliate partners, Tompkins Insurance Agencies and Tompkins Financial Advisors, is open and ready for business. This office marks our first physical location in the region, but we have been doing business there for years.
Tompkins Bank of Castile is celebrating our 150th anniversary this spring. Together with our partners at Tompkins Insurance Agencies, and Tompkins Financial Advisors, we plan to acknowledge this important milestone in a number of ways and at several key events throughout the year. The anniversary celebration will kick off at the original Tompkins Bank of Castile branch on May 1 and continue at our annual WNY informational shareholders meeting on May 14 at 5:30 pm at the Genesee Country Village and Museum.