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Relationships Matter

Our business is only as strong as the relationships we forge with our customers. And we’re proud of the many successful relationships we have developed over the years. Check out a small sample of these stories below. Nothing matters more to us than building quality relationships.

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All Earth Renewables

AllEarth Renewables

Williston, Vermont

Merchants Bank has a long commercial lending relationship with AllEarth CEO David Blittersdorf. And when David needed financing for AllSun Trackers, he wanted a local bank. So he turned to Merchants Bank for his commercial lending needs. View Story

Mocha Joe's in Brattleboro

Mocha Joe's

Brattleboro, Vermont

Brattleboro’s iconic coffee shop needed funding when it started out. Merchants Bank provided Pierre Capy with the financing and commercial banking relationship he needed to get Mocha Joe’s up and running. View Story

Giroux Body Shop in Hinesburg

Giroux Body Shop

Hinesburg, Vermont

Giroux Body Shop is a family-owned business in Hinesburg that fixes anything made of metal. And Merchants Bank has been their primary business bank–providing business checking to Giroux Body Shop for quite some time. View Story

Vermont Store Fixture Corporation

Vermont Store Fixture Corporation

Danby, Vermont

When President Bob Sherman decided to move his commercial lending relationship, he decided to move it to Merchants Bank. Vermont Store Fixture Corporation selected Merchants Bank because of their local decision making for lending. View Story

Maple Street School, Manchester VT

Maple Street School

Manchester, Vermont

An independent school in Manchester, Vermont, Maple Street School needed help managing their school’s endowment. Merchants Bank, along with Merchants Trust Company, were chosen because they understood the unique business needs of Maple Street School. View Story

Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program, South Hero, VT


South Hero, Vermont

Champlain Adaptive Mounted Program in South Hero needed a mortgage in order to purchase a building to expand their programs. After talking with many local banks, Merchants Bank was the only bank that agreed to provide CHAMP with the mortgage. View Story

Thunder Road, Barre VT

Thunder Road

Barre, Vermont

The “Nation’s Site of Excitement” is a true Vermont landmark–founded by Tom Curley and Ken Squier. And they partner with Merchants Bank for their commercial banking needs because both businesses understand the importance of supporting great local institutions. View Story

Earl's Cyclery and Fitness, South Burlington VT

Earl’s Cyclery and Fitness

South Burlington, Vermont

Roger Frey, owner at Earl’s Cyclery and Fitness in South Burlington, works with Merchants Bank for his business banking because Merchants Bank understands what it means to be a local business. View Story

The Bolding Family, Northfield VT

The Bolding Family

Northfield, Vermont

The Bolding Family of Northfield, Vermont loves doing all their personal banking with Merchants Bank. Mark Bolding, Head Women’s Hockey Coach at Norwich University, appreciates that Merchants Bank provides complete banking services and delivers them locally. View Story

Heritage Tree Care, Colchester VT

Heritage Tree Care

Colchester, Vermont

When Beth Fuehrer and Patrick Grant started Heritage Tree Care in Colchester, they wanted to partner with a local Vermont bank. Heritage Tree Care selected Merchants Bank for their commercial line of credit, business checking and even home mortgage. View Story

The Town of Calais VT

The Town of Calais

Calais, Vermont

Municipal banking is an area of banking that Merchants Bank has considerable experience in. Led by Vice President, Anita Bourgeois, the municipal banking team at Merchants Bank provides Calais with the lending expertise and cash management services it needs to succeed. View Story

The Town of Highgate, VT

The Town of Highgate

Highgate, Vermont

Highgate has municipal banking needs that are similar to many other Vermont cities and towns. And Merchants Bank provides a range of municipal banking services to Highgate–working with Clerk and Treasurer Tom Racine to deliver results for the town. View Story

Thunder Road, Barre VT

Blackthorne Forge

Marshfield, Vermont

When blacksmith Steve Bronstein decided to make blacksmithing his business, he searched for a local bank that believed in his business dream. Merchants Bank was the only bank that appreciated his vision and stepped up to provide the loan Steve needed. View Story

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