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Piscataqua Savings Bank Announces New Corporators, Recognizes Long-Term Employees At Annual Meeting

June 2020—Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank recently held its Annual Meeting of the Corporation via Zoom. Thirty-four Corporators, members of the Board of Trustees, and four senior officers were in attendance. Two new corporators were elected for their upcoming fiscal year, they are Amy Ferris, owner of Life Simple Solutions and Curtis Springer, who is retired…

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Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSING RELIEF PROGRAM Overview The Governor has authorized the allocation and expenditure of $35 million from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (“flex funds”) to support families or individuals in need of housing assistance as a result of COVID-19. Of the allocated $35 million, $20 million will be initially expended, with $15 million…

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Expect social distancing in future of financing

May 28, 2020—Portsmouth, NH – By Paul Briand – seacoastonline.com How people manage their money in the post-pandemic economy depends as much on people’s psyches as it does on the COVID-19 contagion itself, according to a local banker, insurer, accountant and money manager. Even if the spread of the virus is contained, each of these…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Recognized as ‘Best For The World 2019’

September 2019—Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank, located at 15 Pleasant Street, received the Best For The World 2019 Honoree in the “Workers” category from the B Corporations’ annual Impact Assessment. The award recognizes that the bank places in the top 10 percent of all B Corporations worldwide in this category. Certified B Corporations are…

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Connections Peer Support Center Grateful for Donation

Seacoastonline.com / Posted Aug 20, 2019 at 2:54 PM To the Editor: We wish to thank Piscataqua Savings Bank’s recent contribution of $1,000. At Connections Peer Support Center, we serve those living in the Seacoast region, with programming at our Portsmouth location at 544 Islington St., community outreach, and through our peer-run 5 to 10…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Holds Grand Re-Opening Ceremony

June 26, 2019—Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank, located at 15 Pleasant Street, will hold their Grand Re-Opening on Wednesday, June 26 beginning at 10 am. The Bank is inviting customers and the community to attend the event, which will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by Mayor Jack Blalock. Afterward, tours of the newly…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

By Ian Lenahan news@seacoastonline.com Posted Jun 26, 2019 at 4:50 PM Updated Jun 26, 2019 at 4:50 P PORTSMOUTH — Twenty-one months after beginning renovations, Piscataqua Savings Bank held its re-opening ceremony Wednesday. A crowd of nearly 100 people, comprised of corporators, customers and staff members, came out to see the renovations to one of…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Becomes a Certified B Corporation

By Suzanne Laurent business@seacoastonline.com Posted Jun 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM Updated Jun 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM PORTSMOUTH — Piscataqua Savings Bank recently announced its new status as a certified benefit corporation. B corps are leaders of a global movement by meeting the highest standards of overall performance, transparency and accountability in their communities….

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Announces new Corporator and Trustee at Annual Meeting

May 29, 2019—Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank recently announced the election of a new corporator and trustee for their upcoming fiscal year at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation on May 15th. New corporator, Christopher Snow is from Rye, New Hampshire, where he lives with his wife and family. Snow is President of Property…

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Paul Pierce To Speak At 3rd Annual Seacoast All-Star Sports Awards

By Staff reports / sports@seacoastonline.com Posted Mar 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM PORTSMOUTH — Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce, a 10-time All-Star and MVP of the 2008 NBA Finals, will be the featured guest speaker at the third annual Seacoast All-Star Sports Awards, which is returning to The Music Hall in downtown Portsmouth on Tuesday,…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Announces New Corporators and New Trustee

June 6, 2018 – Portsmouth, NH — Piscataqua Savings Bank recently announced the election of three new corporators and a new trustee for their upcoming fiscal year at the Annual Meeting of the Corporation. The new corporators are Penelope (Phelps) Craig, owner of BRGR Bar from Rye, NH; David J. (D.J.) Haskins, Director of Strategy at…

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Laurie Siergiewicz Joins Piscataqua Savings Bank as Trust Officer

May 22, 2018 – Portsmouth, NH — Laurie Siergiewicz has joined Piscataqua Savings Bank Trust and Investment Department as Trust Officer. The Trust and Investment team offers comprehensive services to individuals, families, and nonprofits seeking a long-term relationship to manage their assets. Siergiewicz brings a wealth of experience to Piscataqua Savings Bank. Her professional certifications include…

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Credit Unions Acting Like Banks Should Be Taxed Like Banks

By Rick Wallis May 14, 2018 at 5:07 PM – Portsmouth, NH — Before I begin my statements about credit union taxation, I would like to say that credit unions are part of a unique and diverse financial system in the United States. The banking and credit union systems are like no other in the world…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Restores Landmark Marquee

May 10, 2018 at 3:44 PM – Portsmouth, NH — Piscataqua Savings Bank restored its landmark marquee above its main entrance at 15 Pleasant St. earlier this month. The marquee has welcomed visitors into its doors for decades, and bank CEO Rick Wallis said restoring the marquee helps “celebrate the bank’s 141-year history while at the…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Holds Annual Meeting of the Corporation

May, 2018 – Portsmouth, NH — Piscataqua Savings Bank recently held its Annual Meeting of the Corporation at the Atlantic Grill, attended by members of the Board of Corporators, members of the Board of Trustees, Bank officers, and staff. Chairman of the Board Michael J. Asselin welcomed all in attendance to the meeting. Mr. Asselin acknowledged…

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Learning All About Food

By Robert Levey news@seacoastonline.com April 29, 2018 at 7:21 PM – Portsmouth, NH — A program implemented at all city schools, Farm to School educates students about the nature of food and provides unique opportunities for teachers to engage them in unique ways. “I have been taking my students to the garden as well as to…

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Banking on a New Look

By Robert Leavy Editor’s note: This is the second in a 2-part story on the renovation project at Piscataqua Savings Bank. November 1, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — With improving customer access and creating space for current and future growth the primary objectives, the 15-month renovation project at Piscataqua Savings Bank is underway, which is a…

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13th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Kicks Off at Piscataqua Savings Bank

October 31, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — Piscataqua Savings Bank’s annual charity drive, called the Spirit of Giving Campaign, is now underway in downtown Portsmouth. This year, the Bank will collect donated items to support the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NHSPCA) of Stratham, an organization that nurtures animals through rescue,…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Ready For a New Beginning

By Robert Levey Editor’s note: In part 1 of this two-part series, leaders at Piscataqua Savings Bank discusses their upcoming renovation project and their history, which extends back to 1877 in Portsmouth. October 9, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — Roughly a decade ago, the board of trustees at Piscataqua Savings Bank began a discussion about their…

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Best of the Seacoast Honored

By Karen Dandurant August 25, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — In the first of what will become an annual event, business owners of all types gathered at the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center Thursday night to find out if readers voted them the 2017 Best of the Seacoast. John Tabor, publisher of Seacoast Media Group,…

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Michael Rodier Joins Piscataqua Savings Bank As VP/Senior Portfolio Manager

August 21, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — Michael Rodier has joined Piscataqua Savings Bank’s Trust & Investment Department as Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager. The Trust & Investment team offers comprehensive services to individuals, families and nonprofits seeking a long-term relationship to manage their assets and trusts. Rodier brings a wealth of experience to Piscataqua…

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Thanks to the Seacoast All-Stars

June 24, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — We’re here today to thank the stars of the inaugural Seacoast All–Star Sports Awards — our local student-athletes — for making Thursday’s event a big success before a packed house at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. We were proud to invite hundreds of high school athletes and their families…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Holds Annual Meeting of the Corporation

June 2, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — Piscataqua Savings Bank recently held its Annual Meeting of the Corporation at the Elks Lodge, attended by members of the Board of Corporators, members of the Board of Trustees, senior Bank officers and staff. Chairman of the Board Kenneth R. Clark welcomed all in attendance to the meeting. President/CEO…

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Rye Student Organizes Race to Educate

May 19, 2017 – Rye, NH — Lilia Potter-Schwartz had such a success with her fundraising project last year that she decided to hold a second annual Race to Educate triathlon. Lilia, 13, a seventh-grader at Rye Junior High School, organized the first Race to Educate last year as part of her bat mitzvah charitable contribution….

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$60k Donated to Local Arts Organizations

May 08, 2017 – New Castle, NH — The Seacoast Women’s Giving Circle gathered to celebrate the six recipients of its annual grants at a May 4 event that attracted more than 100 members and guests to the Portsmouth Yacht Club. The group was founded in 2006 with the mission of spreading grassroots philanthropy through collective…

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Amendola to Speak at Inaugural Seacoast Sports Award Show

By Staff Reports April 29, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — Two-time Super Bowl champion Danny Amendola of the New England Patriots will be the featured guest speaker of the inaugural Seacoast All-Star Sports Awards event on June 22 in downtown Portsmouth. Seacoast Media Group will be honoring its top local high school athletes in a live…

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Empty Bowls Fundraiser a Success

April 22, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH – To the Editor: — Our Portsmouth community made a big impact on hunger at the first annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser held at Portsmouth Middle School on March 31. Over 300 families came out to raise awareness of hunger in our community and spend a night giving back! It was…

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Six Honored as Champions of Children

April 6, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — Six exemplary individuals were recognized at the sixth annual Champions for Children Awards Ceremony at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel Thursday morning. The Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County presented the awards in recognition of April being Child Abuse Prevention Month Last year, there were 2,400 cases of child…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Hails ‘Spirit of Giving’

January 10, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — Piscataqua Savings Bank wrapped up its 12th annual Spirit of Giving charity drive, a campaign that began Oct. 31 and ran through the holidays. The bank chooses two community service organizations each year to help through community donations. This year’s recipients were the Rockingham Meals on Wheels Center and…

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12th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Kicks Off At Piscataqua Savings Bank

October 31, 2016 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth will launch their annual Spirit of Giving campaign on October 31st. The Bank has provided drop boxes to collect donations for two important community service organizations for twelve consecutive years. This year, the recipients of the Bank’s annual charity drive are the Rockingham Meals on…

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Gregory Doolittle Joins Piscataqua Savings Bank as AVP/Assistant Compliance Officer

September 9, 2016 – Portsmouth, NH – Gregory Doolittle has recently joined Piscataqua Savings Bank as Assistant Vice President/Assistant Compliance Officer. Assuming this position, Doolittle will assist with the oversight of the Bank’s policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all banking regulations. Doolittle offers fifteen years of banking expertise as a recognized top performer in…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Welcomes New Corporators

July 5, 2016 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank recently announced the election of six new Corporators for the upcoming fiscal year, as follows: Karen Adler, Shannon Harrison, John McCune Jr., Francie Osgood, John Ricci, and Maureen Semprini. The Board of Corporators is a representative group of Piscataqua Savings Bank’s customers and members of the…

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Tom Queeney Joins Piscataqua Savings Bank as VP/Trust Officer

May 12, 2016 – Portsmouth, NH – Thomas Queeney has joined Piscataqua Savings Bank’s Trust & Investment Department as Vice President and Trust Officer. The Trust & Investment team offers comprehensive services to individuals, families and non-profits seeking a long-term relationship to manage their assets. Tom brings a wealth of experience to Piscataqua Savings Bank. His…

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Seacoast NH Mortgage Specialist Promoted in Loan Department

April 19, 2016 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank recently promoted Stephanie Nagel to Loan Officer. Ms. Nagel’s 14 year career at Piscataqua Savings began as a Bank Teller, she also worked in Deposit Operations, as well as the Loan Department, where she gained mortgage industry knowledge and experience. Ms. Nagel attended the Northern New…

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Experienced NH Loan Officer Joins Piscataqua Savings Bank

April 7, 2016 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank is pleased to announce that Paul Alix has joined their Loan Department as a Loan Officer. With twenty one years of mortgage industry knowledge and experience, Alix spent twelve years as a wholesale mortgage Account Executive and nine years as a Loan Officer. His customer service…

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Trust & Investment Department Expands at Piscataqua Savings Bank in Portsmouth NH

January 26, 2016 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank is pleased to announce that Brianna Adams has joined their Trust & Investment Department as a Trust Officer. With more than ten years of fiduciary experience in estate and trust administration, Adams brings additional expertise to their comprehensive fiduciary administration group. She formerly served as a…

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Susan Jonis Joins Piscataqua Savings Bank as Loan Officer

November 20, 2015 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank is pleased to announce its newest member to their Loan Department. Susan G. Jonis joins the team as Loan Officer, bringing over twenty years of achievements managing all aspects of loan portfolios and lending operations. Jonis has experience across diverse areas of organizational management, including marketing,…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Awarded Best of Bauer Status

November, 20, 2015 – Portsmouth, NH – This September, Piscataqua Savings Bank of Portsmouth was honored with the “Best of Bauer status” from Bauer Financial, a rating agency based in Coral Gables, Florida. The prestigious award recognizes banks and credit unions across the country that have achieved 100 consecutive quarters of operational excellence, reflected by Bauer’s…

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11th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Kicks Off at Piscataqua Savings Bank

October 23, 2015 – Portsmouth, NH – With the theme, “Be someone’s Angel this year,” Piscataqua Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth will launch their annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign on October 31st. The Bank has provided drop boxes to collect donations for two important community service organizations for eleven consecutive years. This year, the recipients of…

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Antone Cabral of Piscataqua Savings Bank Completes American Bankers Stonier School

July 15, 2015 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank is proud to recognize the accomplishments of its Vice President and Information Technology Officer, Antone “Tony” Cabral. An employee of the Bank since 2001, Cabral recently completed his third and final year at the American Bankers Stonier School at the University of Pennsylvania, a prestigious program…

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Kids’ Bank Grows Up at Piscataqua Savings Bank

It is not their products and services staff describe when talking about what makes Piscataqua Savings Bank unique, but rather the value they place on building relationships with customers that last for generations. Their emphasis on relationship building, however, does not begin with people at the age of 18 when they are considered adults. It…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Hosts Kids’ Bank Challenge

July 16, 2015 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank of Portsmouth held an Ice Cream Truck event on Saturday, July 11th concluding its successful Kids’ Bank Challenge called the “Yoyo Giveaway Challenge.” The initiative encouraged young savers to earn deposits through chores, helpful jobs around the house or gifts from special events. The five-week challenge…

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8 Tips to Get Your Kids to Save!

Piscataqua Savings Bank prides itself on being unlike any other bank. Since its inception in 1877, it has dedicated itself to building lasting relationships among the community, including ones with small children. This year, Piscataqua Savings celebrates the 25th anniversary of its Kids’ Bank, a place for children to learn about financial responsibility while getting a…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Welcomes 6 New Corporators

June 25, 2015 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank recently announced the election of six new Corporators, as follows: Timothy J. Durkin, Richard D. Jenkinson, Terri L. Golter, Evan T. Mullen, Michael J. Murphy, and Alan M. Robinson. The Board of Corporators is a representative group of Piscataqua Savings Bank’s customers and members of the…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Holds Annual Meeting of the Corporation

June 3, 2015 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank recently held its Annual Meeting of the Corporation at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel. In attendance were members of the Corporation, the Board of Trustees, and Bank officers. Chairman of the Board Kenneth R. Clark presided over the meeting and welcomed all in attendance. Clark then…

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A wonderful decade in Portsmouth’s secret garden

By Bill Loughlin Read the original article from the Seacoast Online on October, 26 2014 http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20141026/NEWS/141029406/101053/OPINION To take a left off State Street into the parking lot of Piscataqua Savings Bank is to enter a secret garden. For the past 10 years, it has been my province. Actually, I’ve frequented that garden for more than 30…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Announces 7 New Corporators from Seacoast NH

June 30, 2014 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank recently announced the election of seven new Corporators for the upcoming fiscal year, they are as follows: Jennifer Gray, Charles Lassen, Robert Lister, Steve Marchand, Mark McNabb, Peter Neuffer, and Nancy Notis. As a mutually owned bank, Piscataqua Savings Bank has long maintained its mission as…

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Mobile Banking Technologies in Focus at Piscataqua Savings Bank

May 13, 2014 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank recently held its Annual Meeting of the Corporation at Breakfast Hill Golf Club. In attendance were members of the Board of Corporators, members of the Board of Trustees, senior Bank officers and special guest, Christiana Thornton, President of the New Hampshire Bankers Association. Rick Wallis, President/CEO…

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Kaiser Steps Down, Donovan Steps In as Vice President/Senior Trust Officer at Piscataqua Savings Bank

May 2, 2014 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank has announced that long-time VP/Senior Trust Officer, Dick Kaiser is retiring at the end of June. Kaiser began his career at Piscataqua Savings Bank on April 13, 1995 and was one of two co-founders of the Trust & Investment Department at the Bank. He became head…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Awards 2013 Seacoast NH Scholarships

June 17, 2013 – Portsmouth, NH – Each year Piscataqua Savings Bank honors four high school students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and high character. In recognition of these outstanding qualities, this year the Bank awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to each of these students. The recipients of this year’s awards are…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Announces Annual Meeting Results

June 7, 2013 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank recently held its Annual Meeting of the Corporation at Breakfast Hill Golf Course. In attendance were members of the Board of Corporators, members of the Board of Trustees and senior Bank officers and President of the New Hampshire Bankers Association (NHBA), Christiana Thornton who was the…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Expands Trusts & Investments Team

January 15, 2013- Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank is pleased to announce that John P. Fredette, CFA has joined the Bank’s Trust Department as a Trust Investment Officer. John earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting from Plymouth State University and his graduate degree in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University. John was awarded the Chartered…

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8th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Launched at Piscataqua Savings Bank

October 30, 2012- Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth has officially launched its annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign. For the eighth consecutive year the Bank has provided drop boxes to collect donations for two important community service organizations. This year, they are Seacoast Family Promise, which serves homeless families and the Seacoast Family…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Awards 2012 Seacoast NH Scholarships

June 14, 2012 – Portsmouth, NH – Each year Piscataqua Savings Bank honors four high school students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and high character. In recognition of these outstanding qualities, the Bank awards a $1,500 college scholarship to these students. The recipients of this year’s awards are Elizabeth Walsh Boynton and…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Announces Annual Meeting Results

June 5, 2012 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank recently held its Annual Meeting of the Corporation at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel. This year’s meeting also celebrated the 40 years of service to the Bank performed by outgoing President/CEO Jay S. Gibson. In attendance were senior Bank officers, members of the Board of…

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A message from our new President Rick Wallis, President & CEO

May 17, 2012 Dear Friend, I am both excited and proud to have stepped into my new role as President/CEO of this exceptional institution. I will continue to nurture the Bank’s special brand of personal attention while upholding a commitment to our customers, our staff and the greater community. It’s what we’ve always referred to…

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Movers & Shakers at Piscataqua Savings Bank

April 25, 2012 – Portsmouth, NH Piscataqua Savings Bank is pleased to announce three new positions at the Bank. Jeannine Santosuosso has joined the staff as Benefits/Payroll/HR Administrator. Prior to her new role at Piscataqua Savings Bank she worked at Medtronic Advanced Energy; her career includes in-depth experience in payroll, benefits administration and business management. Ms….

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Announces Leadership Changes

February 28, 2012 – Portsmouth, NH Jay Gibson, President/CEO of Piscataqua Savings Bank, is preparing for retirement. Gibson will officially step down in May to be succeeded by current Executive VP/Senior Loan Officer Rick Wallis. Gibson has served in numerous capacities at the Bank since he graduated from UNH in 1972, serving as President/CEO for the…

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David H. Bryan Named Treasurer/Financial Officer at Piscataqua Savings Bank

November 22, 2011 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank is pleased to announce that David H. Bryan has joined the staff as Treasurer and Financial Officer. Mr. Bryan brings strong skills of funds management practices and asset liability management to the Bank as a result of his 22-year career in finance. His previous roles include…

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7th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Launched at Piscataqua Savings Bank

November 18, 2011- Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth has officially launched its annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign. For the seventh consecutive year the Bank has provided drop boxes to collect donations for two important community service organizations. This year, they are Seacoast Family Promise, which serves homeless families and the Seacoast Family…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Announces Annual Meeting Results

June 14, 2011 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank recently held its Annual Meeting of the Corporation at Breakfast Hill Golf Course. In attendance were members of the Board of Corporators, members of the Board of Trustees and senior Bank officers. The Corporators represent individuals from the community asked to serve in an oversight capacity….

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Mortgage Lending Department Promotes from Within

May 11, 2011 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank is pleased to announce Denise B. Magnant has been promoted to Loan Officer/Loan Administrator. Denise has been with the Bank for over 30 years, working primarily in loan operations throughout that time. Her new responsibilities include working closely with new and existing loan customers to assist…

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6th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Launched at Piscataqua Savings Bank

November 15, 2010- Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth has officially launched its annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign. For the sixth consecutive year the bank has provided drop boxes to collect donations for two important community service organizations: Families First Health and Support Center, and the Seacoast Family Food Pantry. Kathleen Donovan, Vice…

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Kate McManus Joins Piscataqua Savings Bank

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – September 14, 2010 – Kate McManus has recently joined Piscataqua Savings Bank as Finance Administrator. McManus has been active in her banking career over the past ten years; she has held roles in bookkeeping, accounting, teller and ACH deposit operations. Additionally, she earned the designation of Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) in 2005, a…

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Financial Regulatory Reform: What it means for “Community”

August 19, 2010 Congress recently passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This is considered the most significant piece of banking legislation since the Glass-Steagall Act was passed in 1932, more than seventy-five years ago. It’s true, the magnitude and scope of this 2,300+ page Act is immense and was intended to…

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Agency and Client Team Up to Support Local Artist

July 27, 2010 – Portsmouth, NH – DARCI Creative and client, Piscataqua Savings Bank, have joined forces along with other sponsors: KDPaine & Partners, Kennedy Gallery and Custom Framing and Salmon Falls Architecture to underwrite the artwork of Bill Paarlberg in his show “Illustrating Portsmouth.” The exhibit, organized by the Portsmouth Historical Society, will open at…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Raises $5,000 in Relay for Life

June 16, 2010 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank has been actively involved with the Portsmouth Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, since 2007. This year, nearly the entire staff participated and the team placed fourth among 49 teams, contributing over $5,000 to cancer research. Wanda Fontaine, Assistant VP & Assistant Operations…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Supports the Prescott Park Arts Festival Family-in-Need Program

June 1, 2010 – Portsmouth, NH – Two local organizations have joined together to enable more families to enjoy the festivities at this year’s Prescott Part Arts Festival. The Family-in-Need membership program was designed by Prescott Park as a way to support their mission to make the entire community feel welcome at their events. Prescott Park…

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Strawbery Banke Children’s Book Project Completed with the Help of Piscataqua Savings Bank

April 21, 2010 – Portsmouth, NH – Good Morning Strawbery Banke is a delightful tale that chronicles a day in the life of JD, a real-life local black cat who makes Strawbery Banke Museum his home during the day. The story idea was hatched in August of 2009 when Strawbery Banke President, Larry Yerdon, approached local artist…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Announces Annual Meeting Results

April 15, 2010 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank recently held its Annual Meeting of the Corporation at Breakfast Hill Golf Course. In attendance were senior Bank officers, members of the Board of Trustees, and members of the Board of Corporators. The Corporators represent individuals from the community asked to serve in an oversight capacity….

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Lending Department and Deposit Operations Expanded

April 8, 2010 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank has announced eight internal staff changes in response to a dramatic increase in their volume of business. The following individuals will contribute to expanded and higher levels of customer service within their new roles. Susan Hauge has been promoted to Customer Service Supervisor; she’s been with the…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Receives Top Rating Once Again

March 24, 2010 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings is proud to announce that they have once again received the highest rating of ‘Outstanding’ by the FDIC for their compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The honor dramatically stands out this year since the Bank was among only 2% of banks nationwide to receive a…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Launches New Kids’ Bank Website

January 25, 2010 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank announces a new area on their website just for children. The special Kids’ Bank portion of their site features an animated cut-away of the Bank with an array of audio and visual surprises. It also incorporates activity sheets that can be downloaded and printed out for…

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Answers to your concerns, from our President/CEO.

December 31, 2009 To our valued Piscataqua Savings Bank customers, With the ongoing turmoil in the nation’s financial markets I felt it important to provide you with some information to answer questions you may have about the financial condition of Piscataqua Savings Bank. What type of loans does the Bank have in its loan portfolio?…

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NH Bankers Association Names Jay S. Gibson as New Chairman

November 3, 2009 – Portsmouth, NH – The New Hampshire Bankers Association, a statewide, not-for-profit trade association representing and serving all of the banking institutions in the State of NH, has named Piscataqua Savings Bank President, Jay S. Gibson as the new Chairman of the Board. Prior to accepting the role of Chair, Mr. Gibson had…

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Ken Clark Named Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Piscataqua Savings Bank

April 16, 2009 – Portsmouth, NH –Piscataqua Savings Bank is pleased to announce Ken Clark as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Clark, retired Major General with the New Hampshire National Guard succeeds recent Chair Fred Pettigrew, who had served on the Board since 1992. Ken Clark began his involvement with Piscataqua Savings Bank as…

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4th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Launched at Piscataqua Savings Bank

November 13, 2008- Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth has officially launched its annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign. For the fourth consecutive year the bank has provided drop boxes to collect donations for two important community service organizations: Families First Health and Support Center, and the Seacoast Family Food Pantry. According to Diane…

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Our Bank Sign is a Work of Local Art

After a hundred and thirty-one years in business, the Piscataqua Savings Bank has hoisted new signage on the face of our Pleasant Street building in downtown Portsmouth. But, true to our firm commitment to historic preservation and to maintaining the charm of downtown, this was a process undertaken with a great deal of thought and care….

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Movers & Shakers at Piscataqua Savings Bank

July 29, 2008 – Portsmouth, NH – Jay Gibson, President and CEO of Piscataqua Savings Bank has announced two promotions to the staff there. Kathy Donovan, CTFA, who began at the bank’s Trust & Investment Department in 2002 as a Trust Officer and was promoted to Assistant Vice President after receiving her diploma as a Certified Trust…

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