Tompkins VIST Bank today announced that James Whitton, of Collegeville, has been promoted to Business Market Leader for the Greater Philadelphia area, a new position. He previously was senior vice president, a title he retains, and regional commercial loan manager. He is responsible for expanding the bank’s presence in the Philadelphia area by seeking out business development opportunities and leading and coordinating the commercial sales teams’ efforts.
Tompkins VIST Bank raised over $24,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association MDA at their fifth annual Cow Pie Bingo event, which was held at the Classic Harley-Davidson in Leesport. The total amount the bank has raised since 2014 is over $84,903.18, including matching gifts from the Jeremy Carroll Foundation. The funds will be used to send children with neuromuscular disease to MDA’s Variety Club Camp in Worcester, Pa. this year. The cost to send one child to camp is $2,000.
The public purchased $20 squares from the bank for a chance to claim the spot where the cow would lay a pie. More than 200 bank customers, employees, MDA supporters and others watched as two steer calves wandered around a grassy pen. The calves picked a spot to lay the pie after about 20 about minutes. The calves belong to Jeff Davis, a crop and steer farmer in Bernville.
Tompkins VIST Bank recently sponsored Jill on the Money, an event at which Jill Schlesinger, an Emmy nominated business analyst for CBS News and KYW News Radio feature, gave insights on how to make your financial wrongs into financial rights. Schlesinger talked about her book, The Dumb Things Smart People Do With Their Money. Bala Cynwyd Branch manager Jen Lifsted said she learned a lot from Schlesinger’s presentation and found it to be very timely.
Every year around this time, Tompkins VIST Bank recognizes staff who have reached service milestones and we’d like to share their names with you:
Commercial Relationship Manager Frank Strunk, of Sanatoga, shown with his wife, Pam, was honored at the third-annual Pottstown Veterans’ Community Day. Strunk, who has been president of the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 565 for 25 years, served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1968, including a year with 4902 Combat Air Rescue group in Thailand and Vietnam.
Da’Shon Keon Barnes, 12, a 7th grade student at Pottstown Middle School, and Bob Massino, commercial services officer with Tompkins VIST Bank, operate an interactive dinosaur exhibit at the Reading Public Museum. More than 280 Pottstown students toured the museum as part of its Feed Their Imagination grant program, for which Tompkins VIST was the first corporate sponsor.