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Florence Savings Bank contributes $2,500 to Forbes Library in memory of former President/CEO Ed Morin
NORTHAMPTON, MA —Florence Savings Bank has donated $2,500 to the Forbes Library in Northampton, in memory of the Bank’s past President and CEO Ed Morin.
Bank President and CEO John F. Heaps, Jr. made the announcement at the Bank’s recent Customers’ Choice Community Grants Program Awards Ceremony, held at the Northampton Senior Center.
During the ceremony, Heaps recalled the life and accomplishments of his predecessor, who recently passed away. Also present at the ceremony were Scott Morin, Ed Morin’s son, and Forbes Library Director Janet Moulding.
The Library will use the Bank’s contribution as the start of necessary funds to purchase a new circulation desk. The new desk will be named in memory of Mr. Morin.
Ed Morin began his banking career in 1953 at the former Northampton National Bank, attending Schools of Finance and Trust at the School of Banking at Williams College, and the University of Chicago. He joined Florence Savings Bank in 1978 as Treasurer/Auditor, after 23 years at Northampton National Bank. He remained as Treasurer/Auditor until April 1986, when he was elected to the Presidency of the Bank. He served as President and CEO until his retirement in September 1995.
Heaps said, “Ed played such a key role in the growth and development of Florence Savings Bank. He was a highly-respected member of the banking community, and we are all indebted to him for his excellent service to the Bank, and also for his leadership in the community.” He continued, “We are pleased to have his family represented here tonight by his son, Scott Morin. And it is an honor for us to have the opportunity to assist the Forbes Library in its mission to serve the people of this region.”
The Forbes Library has served Northampton and the region since it opened in 1894. The three-story stone building, which is on the Register of Historic Buildings, was designed by William Brocklesby to be completely fire proof with all steel framing and stone, slate, and copper exterior. A complete renovation of the interior was finished in 2001 accentuating many of the Forbes’ unique features such as the glass mezzanine floors, expansive spaces, and the Guastavino arches which support the second floor. For more information on the library, please visit www.forbeslibrary.org.
About Florence Savings Bank
Florence Savings Bank is a mutually-owned savings bank chartered in 1873. Currently, the Bank serves the Pioneer Valley through 9 full-service branch locations in Florence, Northampton, Easthampton, Williamsburg, Amherst, Hadley, Belchertown and Granby as well as through 26 ATMs. Florence Savings Bank offers a wide range of financial services including investment management through Florence Savings Bank Financial Group (FSBFG) to consumers and businesses. John F. Heaps Jr. is the Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Main headquarters are at 85 Main Street, Florence, MA 01062. For additional information about the Bank or its services please visit www.florencesavings.com or call 413-586-1300.