Provident Bank employees Leanne Corning and Sara Spaulding participated in the Winner's Circle Running Club Toy Trot to benefit Merrimac Santa's Helpers. This is just one of the many ways our employees donate their time to support the community!
Provident Bank CEO, Dave Mansfield, announced our partnership with Federal, State Organizations to promote export expansion across New England. Read the full press release here.
Our Bedford, NH branch partnered with Saint Joseph Community Service this holiday season to collect donations for Meals on Wheels recipients.
We had a great time walking in the Amesbury Holiday Parade this year! After the tree lighting, Santa and Mrs. Claus came to our branch lobby to enjoy hot cocoa and cookies and greet the children of Amesbury, MA.
Our Portsmouth, NH branch was happy to donate $500 to The Chase Home for Children this holiday season!
Our Portsmouth, NH branch participated in the Portsmouth Firefighters Toy Bank Drive, and our Newburyport branch participated in the Toys for Tots toy drive, to support children in need in our markets this holiday season.
Our Amesbury and Newburyport branches collected toiletries for the families of The Pettengill House this year. Our Newburyport branch also held a food drive to support the same cause. The mission of The Pettengill House, Inc. is to support and empower children and families by providing education, comprehensive case management and basic needs; and by coordinating community supports that contribute to individual and family stabilization, personal growth and development.
Several Provident Bank employees attended the Our Neighbor's Table fundraiser to support families in the Amesbury community. Our Neighbors' Table is committed to establishing a community that provides for the whole person with nourishing food, kindness and dignity. We were happy to support this important cause!
The Provident Bank is the lead sponsor of the 16th Annual New Hampshire Film Festival, taking place October 13 - 16 in Portsmouth, NH. Click here to check out The Provident Bank video that will be running throughout the weekend!
Relationship Specialist Heidi Leberman and Relationship Officer Bryan Lee, both from our Bedford, NH branch, attended the Animal Rescue League of NH Gala 2016 to support the organization's efforts to find homes for sheltered animals, work with pet owners to afford proper pet care, and provide training to pets with behavioral issues.
Provident Bankers Marie Wilson, Crystal Rurak and Sara Spaulding participated in the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center's 25th Annual Walk Against Domestic Violence. It was rewarding to be part of this worthwhile cause!
Our Massachusetts branches held a toiletry drive during the month of October to support The Pettengill House, Inc.'s efforts to provide important items to families in need.
The Provident Bank was the proud Finish Line sponsor of the 10th Anniversary edition of FIREBALL RUN! This real life trivia game was all in an effort to create awareness for missing children!
Several Provident Bank employees and their four legged friends ventured out to support the Animal Rescue League of NH's "My Dogs are Barking 5k" race in Manchester, NH. We were happy to support such a great cause, and we had a great time doing it!
The Hampton Historical Society's Annual Pig Roast was held on September 10th and The Provident Bank was proud to be the main sponsor of the event with a $1,000 donation. Photo from L-R: Dyana Martin, Betty Moore, Diane Riley, Megan Ferguson (The Provident Bank), Chet Riley.
We were excited to donate $1,000 to the TASC - Transportation Assistance for Seacoast Citizens! This important organization supports individuals that are not able to travel to doctor's appointments or other necessary locations on their own. Photo from L-R: TASC Treasurer Scott Blair, Provident Bank Relationship Officer Megan Ferguson, TASC Executive Director Carol Gulla, TASC President Rich Niemczyk.
We had a great time participating in the 2016 Street.life! Annual dinner and harbor cruise presented by The Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce. This event celebrated the "original" street - the Piscataqua River - where the business community and Chamber members were honored for their contribution to the success of the Portsmouth Community. Photo from L-R; Anne Lapointe, Danielle Augustine, Jordan Taylor, Steve Scott, Josephine Yeo.
Provident Bank employees Jordan Taylor and Sara Spaulding once again pedaled as slow as possible to cross the finish line at the 2016 Coastal Trails Coalition Slow Bike Race in Newburyport. That's right; the team that finishes last wins the race in this good-spirited fundraiser to benefit the Rail Trail maintenance.
Our Executive Team was honored to ring the closing bell at NASDAQ on July 19th to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Bank's Initial Public Offering! Click here to view the event footage!
The Provident Bank is proud to partner with the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce to be the finish line sponsor of the 10th Annual FIREBALL Run in Amesbury, MA. In this life-sized trivia game, 40 teams compete in a legendary 2,000-mile scavenger hunt in a quest to find America's less-known places and obscure, historic artifacts. This television production is all in an effort to bring awareness to America's Missing Children. The 40 teams will arrive at the finish line in Amesbury on October 1st, 2016. The Provident Bank will be there to cheer them on!
Our Massachusetts branches are participating in The Pettengill House, Inc.'s Operation Backpack fundraiser through August 15th. These supplies will go to children in need in the Greater Newburyport area. The Petterngill House, Inc. is a nonprofit social service organization providing services to over 3,000 individuals, children and families from Amesbury, Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury.
Our newest Board member, Arthur Sullivan, hosted a spectacular event for The Moore Center in Manchester on June 15th. The Provident Bank was a proud sponsor of this event!
The Provident Bank was a proud sponsor of the Amesbury Block Party on June 23rd. The Block Party is the kick off to the week-long Amesbury Days celebration. Bank volunteers scooped ice cream for community members at the event. A great time was had by all!
In June, our Amesbury and Newburyport branches held a fundraiser to help Pennies for Poverty alleviate hunger in the Greater Newburyport area.
Our New Hampshire branches assisted the Animal Rescue League, located in Bedford, NH, with a canister drive in May and June. Several canisters were placed in our New Hampshire branch lobbies to collect donations for this worthwhile cause.
The Provident Bank was happy to sponsor the new scoreboard at Amesbury's Landry Memorial Stadium that was erected in May! It is exciting to see the new scoreboard in place and we look forward to watching our Amesbury sports teams enjoy it for years to come!
Provident Bank President Chuck Withee participated in a panel as part of Harvard Business School’s Entrepreneurship through Acquisition class. As part of this panel, highly experienced lenders were invited to discuss financing smaller firms. Students presented a proposal for financing a small firm acquisition, to which the panel had an opportunity to comment and advise as if it were a real acquisition. It was a great opportunity to speak with talented students about the role banking plays in business transactions!
We were happy to be a part of Exeter's Small Business Showcase on April 6th. Provident Bank employees Anne Bonaventura, Jessee Higgins and Scott Beattie (missing from photo) were glad to meet so many local businesses. It is truly a pleasure to be a part of the Exeter community!
So many Provident Bank employees are active in our communities. This spring, our VP of Retail, Leanne Corning (second from left), participated in the Winner Circle Running Club's 35th Annual April Fool's 4 Mile Road Race. There were close to 700 runners that ran the course. Proceeds from the race benefited Breast Cancer Research and The Red Cross. Thank you for supporting such a great cause, Leanne!
Provident Bank employees Kim Scholtz and Kim Chatigny attended the Amesbury Carriage Museum History on Tap event at The Noshery. This event showcased the history of Amesbury's Carriage industry and history, and the plans for the new museum.
We were so pleased to sponsor the YWCA Greater Newburyport's 7th Annual Engaging Communities Luncheon: Eliminating Racism. Several of us were in attendance and had the opportunity to listen to Debby Irving, author of "Waking up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race", speak to the audience about the issue of racism in our society.
On March 24th The Provident Bank partnered with The University of New Hampshire’s Rudman Public Forum Series to host an educational event about how small and medium size businesses can utilize the Export-Import Bank to expand overseas. Wanda Felton, Vice Chair of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, spoke to guests about growth potential in overseas markets and how the Export-Import bank can support their expansion plans. Following her presentation, Ms. Felton also participated in a panel discussion that included industry experts Mike Boyle of Boyle Energy Services & Technology, Justin Oslowski, Director U.S. Department of Commerce and Dr. Rich Grogan, Director of The Small Business Development Center at the Paul Business College at UNH Durham. The Provident Bank works closely with the Export-Import Bank to assist its customers in their efforts to expand overseas. It was our pleasure to offer this educational discussion to local businesses in our communities.
We were proud to sponsor the John Ashford Link House Fundraiser again this year! The St. Patrick's Day celebration event included a good-homored roast between state and local politicians that kept the crowd laughing. Our very own bank president, Chuck Withee, co-hosted the event with Senator Kathleen O'Connor Ives.
In the month of February, The Provident Bank held a peanut butter drive to assist the Amesbury Chamber of Commerce in its efforts to collect jars of peanut butter to benefit the families supported by Our Neighbor's Table. We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the Amesbury community, which donated 146 jars of peanut butter to this great cause.
The Provident Bank was pleased to donate $10,000 to Our Neighbor's Table, an organization committed to establishing a community that provides for the whole person with nourishing food, kindness and dignity. The program provides food assistance to individuals and families living in Amesbury and surrounding towns.
On February 22nd, The Provident Bank was happy to donated $5,000 to Opportunity Works. This critical nonprofit organization is fully committed to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by promoting a culture of dignity and respect, and ensuring individualization services that maximize the independence of the people that they serve. They also strive to eliminate barriers that affect people with disabilities through community advocacy and education.
The Provident Bank was pleased to donate $15,000 to The Pettengill House on February 11th. The mission of The Pettengill House, Inc. is to support and empower children and families by providing education, comprehensive case management and basic needs; and by coordinating community supports that contribute to individual and family stabilization, personal growth and development.
On February 11th, The Provident Bank donated $5,000 to Families First Health and Support Center. This organization is a leader in integrated care, offering high-quality health care, dental care and parent and family programs, all in one location. Families First's services are for everyone - infants to seniors, single people and families, insured or uninsured, all income levels. The Provident Bank was happy to be able to offer this donation to such a great organization!
The Provident Bank was proud to donate $10,000 to the Amesbury Educational Foundation on February 8th. This is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization that is independent of the Amesbury Public Schools. It was founded in 1981 to provide financial and material support to the Public Schools of Amesbury, MA.
On February 4th, The Provident Bank donated $2,500 to Child and Family Services of New Hampshire. This private, nonprofit organization works to advance the well being of children and families through an array of social services that includes: child abuse prevention, intervention and treatment; mental health counseling; home-based family strengthening and support; runaway and homeless youth services; eldercare; transitional and independent living; foster care; family counseling, and so much more! The Provident Bank was happy to make a donation to this worthwhile cause!
The Provident Bank donated $2,500 to The Hampton Community Coalition at The Hobbs House on February 1st. This organization is an all volunteer nonprofit community action group working to improve the health and well being of Hampton Area children and families, particularly those caught in difficult life transitions or without a permanent home. The Provident Bank was proud to make this donation.
Shown in Photo (from L-R): Chuck Withee, President and Chief Lending Officer at The Provident Bank; Valerie Hendgen, AVP, Relationship Officer at The Provident Bank; Patty McKenzie and Nita Niemczyk, volunteers of The Hampton Community Coalition.