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Our New Look!

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Mar 14, 2022 12:00:41 PM

You may recall the exciting news that our organization’s evolution to Tompkins, a more efficient community bank made possible by the consolidation of our affiliate banks across New York State and Pennsylvania, is well underway. Together as one, Tompkins remains well positioned to serve our customers and communities long into the future.

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Anne-Marie Nicola Joins Commercial Lending Team

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Jan 13, 2022 1:34:19 PM

Tompkins is proud to announce that Anne-Marie Nicola has joined the company as vice president and commercial lender. She will be dedicated to expanding business relationships and supporting the success of commercial real estate and business clients in the Philadelphia Market

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Making a Room Brighter for a Kid in Need

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Dec 29, 2021 11:33:07 AM

Tompkins VIST team members are always looking for ways to help in their communities. So, when the Wyomissing branch learned of the need to refurbish a room at Mary’s Shelter in Berks County, they jumped at the chance. “The sponsorship cost was $2,000, but I knew our staff could make the most of our donated funds by getting in there and doing a lot of the work ourselves,” said Susan Belfer, branch manager.

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Scott L. Gruber Announces His Retirement

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Dec 1, 2021 4:31:07 PM

We’ve got some big news to share!

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Thank you, Tellers and Universal Bankers

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Oct 27, 2021 2:37:23 PM

For more than 110 years, Tompkins VIST Bank has relied on our tellers and universal bankers to serve our customers and communities. On behalf of everyone at Tompkins behind the scenes, and all of our customers, we take this moment to thank all of our community banking staff for the important work they do. We are proud not only of our team members, but most importantly of the everlasting connections they have built within their communities.

Tompkins has always believed in community engagement. Since our inception in 1909, we have partnered with local charities, non-profits, and civic organizations to help our communities beyond just donations. More often than not, it’s our community banking staff who are out there on the front lines volunteering, fundraising, and helping those who need it most.

We are lucky to have such a passionate community banking staff contributing towards the success of the communities we serve. The relationships we have with our customers are truly valued and are heard throughout the company as we try our best to continually meet your needs.

Thank you once again to our community banking staff! The commitment our tellers and universal bankers have to their communities truly is what enables us to be the premier choice for local banking right here at home.

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Celebrating National Senior Citizens Day

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Aug 20, 2021 8:41:35 AM

On Saturday, August 21, we celebrate National Senior Citizens Day. On this day, we should all take a moment to let the seniors in our lives know how much we appreciate them. They are our parents, grandparents, and mentors, and they have set the foundation for much of the important work we do each and every day. One way we can honor our seniors is to do our part to protect them from scammers. Unfortunately, scammers target our nation’s seniors at alarming rates. We encourage you to talk to the seniors in your lives about telephone and letter scams. These scams are a form of elder abuse, and are all too common.

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Three Managers Exemplify Customer Focus

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Jul 15, 2021 1:56:41 PM

We recently promoted two staff members to branch manager and welcomed back a manager who was the recipient of a Tompkins VIST Bank sales award. These team members truly personify what is exceptional about our company.

Andy Marker is the new manager of our Blandon Office. With 37 years in banking, he joined us several years ago as assistant manager of the Exeter Branch. Jorge Richards is newer to banking, having started here six years ago, but he has risen to the role of manager of our Hamburg Branch. And Jennifer Woodland, who has been named a “Rising Star” for being a team player and on the path to success, returned recently to again manage our Breezy Corners office.

All three have superior financial knowledge and exemplify our bank’s core values of community support and dedication to customers, says Stefanie Shirk, community banking regional manager. “Andy, Jennifer and Jorge LOVE the communities where they work,” said Stefanie. “They’re always out and about at community events, helping to raise funds and support local organizations,” she said.

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Honoring Farmers During These Times

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Mar 23, 2021 8:00:00 AM

Many industries have been deemed essential over the last year. But perhaps none has been more crucial to our well-being than farming. Even the heroic medical workers we continue to value couldn’t function without food to sustain them. That’s why we wanted to pay special tribute to agribusiness on National Ag Day, which this year falls on March 23.

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An Interview with our President

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Feb 12, 2021 3:03:09 PM

History is full of examples of leaders in business, science, and other fields who, through their ability to inspire and guide people, have made the world a better place.  We celebrate our nation’s highest elected office on Presidents’ Day, this year on February 15. With this upcoming celebration, especially in the midst of a challenging environment, we thought it a good opportunity to ask Tompkins VIST Bank President and CEO Scott Gruber for his thoughts on the subject.

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Sharing Love with our Community

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Feb 10, 2021 3:02:56 PM
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