Hampden Bank plans new branch

Date: 11/22/2010

SPRINGFIELD -- Hampden Bank announced plans today to open its tenth full-service branch office to be located in the Pine Point section of Springfield. The new office, located at 981 Boston Rd, is expected to be open for business in January, 2011.

The 1,300-square-foot facility is currently undergoing renovations and upgrades designed to make both transactional and consultative services convenient for customers. The space will have a new, modern look. Among other conveniences, it will offer customers drive thru banking services, a drive up ATM and on-site parking for more than 20 vehicles is also available.
From left, Jim Aubin, president of the Pine Point Community Council, Sheryl Shinn, senior vice president, Hampden Bank, Arlene Putnam, member, board of directors, Hampden Bank, Mayor Domenic Sarno, William D. Marsh III, senior vice president, Hampden Bank, Glenn S. Welch, executive vice president, Hampden Bank.

"We're very enthusiastic about opening a new office in Pine Point. It's an area of promising growth where you can just feel the energy and revitalization going on all around you ", said Thomas R. Burton, president and CEO of Hampden Bank. "As one of the last banks headquartered in Springfield, we plan to play a significant role in the many positive things happening right here. In this era of out-of-town and out-of-state banks coming in from everywhere, it's important for people in the Pine Point neighborhood, and throughout Hampden County, to know that their local community bank is committed to playing a key role in their future. Deposits made here go to work here, and that's what sets us apart", Burton added.

"This location presents us with a great opportunity to expand and link our existing branch locations into broad local network of convenience for both individual and business customers," said William D. Marsh III, senior vice president. "It's all about convenience. With our Wilbraham and Indian Orchard offices nearby, all customers in these contiguous neighborhoods will benefit," Marsh went on to say.