Last year, we celebrated our 150th Anniversary of Tompkins Bank of Castile. Having been around for that long, we recognize that a big part of our success as a company is because of our employees. They are our face in the community and provide the excellent customer service that keeps our clients coming back. Without them, our bank and our communities would not be the same. We would like to thank them for their years of service and for being the friendly face at Tompkins Bank of Castile.
The holidays are a festive time and here at Tompkins, we have much to celebrate! For the past 150 years, we’ve been making a meaningful difference in the communities where we operate. That ongoing commitment is being recognized with a prestigious national award for commercial lending to small businesses in Western New York.
With the largest shopping day of the year looming, and the holiday season about to be in full swing, we wanted to share with you some tips to help protect your assets, keeping your spirits bright along the way! Thanks to our partners from our Information Security Team for helping compile this important guide to protecting yourself from holiday shopping scams.
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.