Needham Bank was the premiere sponsor of the Nov. 14th breakfast, held at the Needham Sheraton. Attendees were encouraged to sign the Chamber’s “Shift Three Pledge,” a vow to purchase at least three items locally this holiday season. The pledge is part of a seven-week Shop Local for the Holidays campaign designed to educate residents about the many benefits of supporting local merchants, restaurants and service providers.
“We each have a vote or one share, if you will, in shaping the community in which we live,” said Morse during the annual achievement breakfast. “Community banks are at the financial epicenter of Newton and Needham. If you believe in buying local then banking should be part of that commitment and you’ll choose a local bank. Where you bank does make a difference.”
“You could practically see the bulbs lighting-up above peoples’ heads as Eric connected the dots between our economic and cultural vitality and community banking,” said Greg Reibman, president of the Newton-Needham Chamber. “Local banks, local merchants, local restaurants and local non-profits -- as well as our state and local governments -- have so much to gain by working together and supporting each other.”
Reibman continued, “Needham Bank was the perfect partner for this event because the bank’s commitment to nurturing local commerce matched perfectly with the launch of the chamber’s shop local campaign. I’m grateful for the bank’s generosity as the premiere sponsor of the Chamber’s 97th Annual Achievement Breakfast and for all the good work it does supporting the chamber and other organizations all year long.”
About Needham Bank
Since 1892 Needham Bank has served Boston and its neighboring communities as a leader in personal banking and real estate lending with an evolving range of innovative electronic banking and wealth management services. Known for its commitment to individualized service and a strong commitment to the communities it serves, Needham Bank has five full service offices in Dedham, Medfield, Needham, Wellesley, and Westwood. For more information please visit NeedhamBank.com or call 1-781-444-2100. Needham Bank is a member of FDIC and SIF.