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Admiring Resourceful Customers During Pandemic

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Aug 7, 2020 12:24:33 PM

We know a lot about small businesses and have always admired their ability to adapt to changing circumstances. Those qualities have especially been evident since March, when many companies have had to modify their operations to remain viable. And as their partners, we’ve been checking in with them more frequently than usual to let them know we have services that can help them through this difficult time.

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5 Ways to Boost Your Financial Health

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Jun 15, 2020 10:54:54 AM

Financial decisions can feel complex and hard even under normal circumstances. If the current market volatility has you questioning what are the “right” actions you should take now, you are not alone. Here are five concrete ways for you to jumpstart your financial wellness in the wake of the novel coronavirus. 

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Topics: financial education

Focus on What Matters Most

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Apr 20, 2020 1:05:30 PM
April is community banking month, a time when we traditionally celebrate what we believe makes our bank unique - our community focused approach and personalized experience. During more normal times, you would see our team out at volunteer events, serving on boards, and joining in at community events. This is what makes working with a local bank so unique – your banking partners are right here in the community alongside you as you go about your day. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our ability to do what we love has changed. We are all learning new ways for us to stay connected. But we remain focused on what matters most to us – the health and welfare of the communities that we are proud to be a part of.
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Employee Milestones

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Feb 25, 2020 11:02:16 AM

The key to our success as a community bank is our employees. They’re the ones who build relationships with customers and keep us connected to our communities.  We want to pay a special thanks to these team members who have completed the following years of service with our company:

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Easiest Resolution Ever

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Jan 31, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Didn’t make a resolution yet? How about making one that’s easy to keep, with Digital Wallet?! With our Tompkins Debit MasterCard now compatible with Apple Pay and Google Pay, it’s easier than ever to take advantage of its convenient features and the security it offers.

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What's Your Green Resolution?

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Jan 17, 2020 4:00:00 PM

The New Year is a time for resolutions. A time to commit. A time to make a change.

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Topics: #GoGreen, #eStatements

A Message on Veteran’s Day

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Nov 11, 2019 8:05:00 AM
This month is National Gratitude Month, and it’s very appropriate that Veteran’s Day falls during this time frame. We owe our freedom to the sacrifices made by our veterans throughout our history, and every year we have the opportunity to show our appreciation on November 11, the day Veteran’s Day began to mark the end of World War 1. We’ve continued to use this day to honor all of those who have served in our armed forces.

We would like to thank those in our community who served our country. We know that your service has had a deep impact on you as well as the lives of your family and friends. It also has become an important part of our nation’s history.
We at Tompkins VIST Bank are proud of our team members who are veterans, we would like to list those who have identified themselves as having served, who work in Southeastern PA.

  •  Bill Bunch - Courier
  • Yolanda Douglas- Fox Chase
  • William Hinks – IT
  • Frank Strunk –Commercial Lending
  • Joe Shivick- Facilities
  • Tim West- Tompkins Financial Advisors

Thank you all for your service to our country.
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Exeter Branch, Reading Chamber Host Mixer

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Nov 8, 2019 11:07:00 AM

Tompkins VIST Bank’s 110th anniversary this year provided a good reason for the Exeter Branch on Perkiomen Avenue in Reading to host a chamber mixer recently. “Not every bank can say they’ve served the community for that long, so we wanted to highlight it,” said JJ Valerio, branch manager and vice president of Business Development. He added another reason: “We have a mission to make our office better known to businesses and consumers in Exeter Township.”

About 70 people attended the event, which was cohosted by the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance. “It is always a great opportunity to partner with the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance,” said JJ. The mixer, like all Tompkins VIST Bank events, supports the local community. In this case the fare and beverages were provided by Musso’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria and Pagoda Hill Vineyards, respectively. “We have a very tight knit business community, so we like to support local businesses,” he said.

Especially popular were real-time portraits of guests drawn by Courtney Sell, owner of Caricatures by Courtney. And each guest received a commemorative 110th anniversary mug. “Throughout our history, we’ve kept service to customers and our communities at the center of everything we do,” JJ said, adding that more activities are planned at the branch in the coming months.

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Enhanced  Cash Management Sales Team

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Nov 5, 2019 8:42:00 AM

Tompkins VIST Bank today announced enhancements to its Cash Management sales team to better serve customers:

Jena Lawrence - Vice President, Cash Management Product and Sales Manager for Tompkins Financial Corporation.  Jena Lawrence was promoted to vice president, Cash Management Product and Sales Manager. In her position, she provides strategic direction for sales and product leadership for all four of Tompkins’ affiliated banks located in Western New York, Central New York, the Hudson Valley and Southeastern Pennsylvania regions.

A resident of Sinking Spring, Lawrence has 18 years of financial services experience. She has been employed by Tompkins VIST Bank for the past 15 years as Cash Management Sales Manager. She was previously employed by Susquehanna Bank. She has attended the PA Bankers School of Treasury for Management Courses I and II.

Active in the community, she has volunteered for United Way of Berks County, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Emerging Leaders United. Lawrence is also associated the Association for Financial Professionals, Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce, Women2Women, Greater Reading Young Professionals, Tri-County Chamber, Tri-County LEYP Young Professionals, Tri-County REACH, Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce, Main Line Chamber of Commerce, and Main Line Young Professionals.

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Tompkins VIST Bank Hires Nicholas Litrenta

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Oct 28, 2019 8:44:00 AM

Tompkins VIST Bank announced that Nicholas Litrenta has joined the company as the assistant vice president and commercial loan officer. In his position he is responsible for collaborating with business owners and real estate investors to help with their financing needs.

A resident of Douglassville, Litrenta has ten years of experience in financial services. His previous career was with Fleetwood Bank. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Immaculata University, where he majored in business administration.

Involved within his community, Litrenta serves as the treasurer for the Boyertown Rotary Club, and is a board member of the South Mountain YMCA. He also was part of the Leadership Berks Class of 2019 and serves as the social co-chair for the Leadership Berks.

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