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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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Thank You for Going Digital!

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Dec 17, 2020 4:01:59 PM

Tap. Sign Up. Make a Difference - an easy request that benefited so many. In early fall, Tompkins donated $5 dollars to our local United Way chapters for every new user that signed up for our digital banking service. The donation directly benefitted the United Way’s COVID Relief Fund to help our communities during this trying time.

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Helen Eaton Joins Tompkins VIST Board

Posted by Tompkins VIST Bank on Nov 2, 2020 10:45:25 AM

Tompkins VIST Bank is pleased to welcome to its board of directors Helen Eaton, CEO of Settlement Music School of Philadelphia, one of the largest non-profit community schools of the arts in the United States.

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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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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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