News Release Archive

12/16/13:
Handy family adds Merchants Bank buildings to downtown Burlington real estate holdings

11/25/13:
Merchants Bank WARMTH $40,000 Grant Helps Heat Vermont Homes this Winter

11/13/13:
Merchants Bank Grant Helps Vulnerable Vermont Households Build Financial Skills and Credit

8/14/13:
Jacquie Dragon joins Merchants Bank as Senior Vice President, Human Resources

5/21/13:
Strolling of the Heifers welcomes Merchants Bank as Presenting Sponsor

5/21/13:
Geoffrey Hesslink Promoted to COO

5/20/13:
Merchants Donates Historic Bennington Building

5/7/13:
Merchants Bank Ranks #10 in America

5/3/13:
New Community Banking Manager for Burlington Offices

5/3/13:
Cheryl Houchens joins Merchants as new Loan Compliance and CRA Officer

4/24/13:
Hope Crifo joins the Government Banking Team in Central Vermont

4/23/13:
Grand Prize awarded at Williston Road location

4/1/13:
New Location on Williston Road Celebrates with Grand Opening

2/22/13:
Janette Bombardier joins Merchants Bank Board of Directors

2/20/13:
Tina S. de la Torre joins Merchants Bank as new Marketing Officer

1/15/13:
Zoe Erdman and Laura Abbott Appointed to New Leadership Positions

1/9/13:
2013 Tax Law Changes

11/26/12:
Grand Opening Celebration at New Barre Branch, Thurs. 11.29.12

10/15/12:
Dori LaFrance Richards promoted to Underwriting Manager

10/5/12:
Geoffrey Hesslink to speak about ESOPs at New England Conference

9/18/12:
Bill Kidder to Discuss Financing for Employee-Owned Businesses at a Free Workshop

9/14/12:
White Street branch moving to Williston Road in early 2013

8/23/12:
Merchants appoints new Branch Manager in Burlington's New North End

7/17/12:
Merchants Bank Donates $10,000 to Montpelier Senior Activity Center

6/19/12:
Janet P. Spitler promoted to Executive Vice President.

5/24/12: 
Merchants Bank Recognized as One of the Top Performing Banks in America.

5/11/12:
Ground Breaking at new location in Barre

4/9/12:
Merchants Announces Top 5 Branches of the Year

3/29/12:
Michael Hayes appointed new Community Banking Manager at College Street, Burlington

3/29/12:
Connie Carter appointed new Community Banking Manager in Northfield

3/20/12:
Angela Webster appointed new Personal Investment Manager at Merchants Trust Company

3/12/12:
David Landry appointed new Community Banking Manager in White River Jct.

3/12/12:
Jeanne Albertson appointed new Community Banking Manager in Hinesburg

2/22/12:
Merchants Named one of the Best Places To Work

2/8/12:
Christine Auriemma promoted to Regional Banking Manager

2/7/12:
Grand Opening at new Wilmington Branch

1/4/12:
Kelley Jordick promoted to Community Banking Division Manager

12/19/11:
David LaForest joins Merchants Trust Company as Senior Relationship Manager

9/29/11:
Michele Murphy promoted to Branch President at Enosburg location

9/6/11:
Heather Williams promoted to Branch President at Malletts Bay location

9/1/11:
Merchants' statewide offices become point of contact for hurricane Irene donations

5/27/11:
Merchants installs solar tracker at Jericho branch

5/20/11:
Merchants Bank recognized by FDIC

3/28/11:
Bill Kidder and Bruce Bernier promoted to Regional Managers for Corporate Banking

3/18/11:
Jodi Rounds is the new Branch President in Bellows Falls

3/6/11:
Northfield Branch President Doreen Allen joins Community Development Council

1/6/11:
Thomas McFadden joins our team as Workout Officer

12/13/10:
VermontMatters.com receives four stars from The Financial Brand website

12/6/10:
Merchants Bank invests in financial education for Vermont teachers - Champlain College's Summer Financial Institute

11/30/10:
Erin Pond Promoted to Branch President, Kennedy Drive location

11/29/10:
Simrat Applebaum joins the Merchants Bank Marketing Team as Marketing Administrator

11/02/10:
Stevan Geiger joins the Merchants Team as Vice President, Business Banking Officer, serving businesses along the Eastern border of Vermont and into New Hampshire

11/02/10:
Merchants Bank welcomes Lisa Geraghty as Assistant Vice President and Business Banking Officer

09/14/10:
Merchants Trust Company adds Sean Houghton as Senior Relationship Manager

07/27/10:
Merchants Bank Welcomes Marsha Wimble as Vice President and Business Banking Officer

07/01/10:
Merchants Bancshares, Inc. Ranks 12th in Nationwide Survey of “Top 200 Community Banks"

06/23/10:
Kathryn Leech Joins Merchant Bank as VP and Corporate Banking Officer for Bennington and Manchester Area

06/22/10:
Merchants Bank Featured on new History Channel Show “Sliced” Saturday, June 19

06/08/10:
Bruce Foust Named Senior Vice President and Business Banking Manager for Merchants Bank

05/28/10:
Merchants Bank Announces Promotion of Geoffrey R. Hesslink

05/25/10:
Merchants Bank Wins “Best of Show” for VermontMatters.com Website

05/24/10:
Merchants Bank Welcomes Chris Halnon as Vice President and Corporate Banking Officer for Woodstock Avenue, Rutland Office

04/28/10:
Twelfth Annual Merchants Bank 150 Races into Town for the Fifty-first Thunder Road Season-opener!

03/25/10:
Reginald E. Greene, New Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Corporate Banking

01/29/10:
Merchants Bank Celebrates New Woodstock Avenue Office!

01/04/10:
Merchants Bank’s New Woodstock Avenue Branch Opens January 15!

10/08/09:
Merchants Bank Appoints Jeanie Kelly Vice President of Government Banking

08/10/09:
Merchants Bank Breaks Ground for New Rutland Office Construction and Names New Branch President

06/23/09:
Merchants Bank and Merchants Trust Celebrate Expanded Manchester Office

05/27/09:
Merchants Bank recognized as the "2009 Business of the Year" by the Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce

04/27/09:
Eleventh-Annual Merchants Bank 150 Season-opener at Thunder Road Races into Town for the Fiftieth Season Opener! BARRE, VT

04/13/09:
Berthiaume, Branch President, Merchants Bank’s Bennington Office

03/31/09:
Chris Jarvis, New Branch President, Merchants Bank’s Kennedy Drive

03/19/09:
Merchants Bank’s Christine Auriemma Promoted to Market Manager for Chittenden County

03/03/09:
Merchants Bank’s Celebrates New Shelburne Road Office!

02/23/09:
Merchants Bank’s George E. Araskiewicz Promoted to Market Manager for Bennington County

01/13/09:
Merchants Bank’s New Shelburne Road Branch Opens January 20!

12/18/2008:
Kidder Joins Merchants Bank as Commercial Loan Officer, WRJ
Merchants Bank Hires New VPs of Government Banking

12/10/2008:
Lisa J. L. Hart Appointed Branch President of Merchants Bank’s East Thetford Office
Colleen Page Promoted to Merchants Bank Branch President, Bradford

11/06/08:
Kelly A. Kimball Joins Merchants Bank as Branch President

09/18/08:
Merchants Bank donates $50,000 to help Vermonters heat homes

08/11/08:
Merchants Bank Breaks Ground on New Shelburne Road Office!

08/07/08:
Merchants Bank raises $41,500 for Community Capital of Vermont and the Vermont Job Start Loan Fund!

07/02/08:
Merchants Bank Announces Sale/Lease-back Agreement

06/11/08:
2008 Merchants Bank Rotary Twin State Classic Bouncing into Burlington Saturday, July 12!

05/27/08:
Patricia Mangan Joins Merchants Bank as Corporate Banking Officer

05/06/08:
Merchants Bank Supports the 30th Anniversary of the Vermont Job Start Initiative!

04/23/08:
Merchants Bank's Waterbury Branch Hosts Successful Two-day Food Drive

04/22/08:
Tenth-Annual Merchants Bank 150 Season-opener at Thunder Road

04/14/08:
2008 Merchants Bank Rotary Twin State Classic Bouncing into Burlington Saturday, July 12!

04/11/08:
Michael Heyman of Merchants Bank Achieves Personal Banker Lending Status

04/07/08:
Merchants Announces New Executive Officer

03/20/08:
Merchants Bancshares, Inc. Announces New Executive Officer

02/14/08:
Merchants Bank Announces 2007 Branch of the Year!

02/01/08:
Merchants Bank Announces New CashRewards Checkingsm Product

01/16/08:
Merchants Bank Supports the United Way’s Youth Projects, 211 System

01/16/08:
Merchants Bank Sponsors and Takes the Plunge for 2008 Penguin Plunge!

01/08/08:
James F. Scott Joins Merchants Bank as Credit Division Manager and VP

11/20/07:
Scott Dikeman Joins Merchants Bank as Vice President and Corporate Banking Officer

11/15/07:
Zoe Erdman Promoted to Corporate Banking Officer at Merchants Bank

Bruce Bernier Joins Merchants Bank as Corporate Banking Officer

10/30/07:
Jessica Amell promoted to Personal Banker and Lender

09/11/07:
Merchants Bank Brattleboro Hosts Impossible Dream Team 1967 Cy Young Winner, Jim Lonborg from the Boston Red Sox

08/28/07:
Merchants Bank Supports 15th Annual South End Art Hop 2007

07/17/07:
Merchants Bank Springfield Office President Hands Gavel to New Springfield Rotary Club President, Jeff Mobus

06/29/07:
Merchants Bank Rotary Twin State Classic Bounces into Town!

06/13/07:
Bette A. Smith Appointed Branch President, Merchants Bank, N. Bennington Office

06/07/07:
Wendy S. Rea Appointed Branch President, Merchants Bank Barre Branch

05/25/07:
Doreen F. Allen Appointed by the Merchants Bank’s Board of Directors as Community Reinvestment Act Officer

Kathryn J. Hamilton Appointed Branch President, Merchants Bank Putnam Square, Bennington Branch

05/04/07:
DINOSAUR DISCOVERIES Prehistoric Collection at ECHO May 19–September 3 Sponsored by Merchants Bank

04/24/07:
Merchants Bank Underwrites Season-Opener at Thunder Road 2007!

03/20/07:
Newly Appointed Merchants Bank Branch President in Hardwick

02/28/07:
Merchants Bank Branch Presidents Recognized with National Awards

02/23/07:
Merchants Bank, Burlington Home Show Exhibitor

Maryann E. Russell Appointed to Branch President, Merchants Bank

02/16/07:
Merchants Bank Annouces 2006 Branch of the Year

02/16/07:
Dan Stanyon joins Merchants Trust Company as a Senior Relationship Manager

02/13/07:
Patricia C. Blake Appointed Branch President, Merchants Bank, E. Thetford Office

02/07/07:
ChillyLYNX Crew Takes Plunge Again for Special Olympics Vermont!