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South Shore Chamber of Commerce announces Weymouth Bank as Director's Partner for 2014
Weymouth Bank is one of 40 businesses and organizations to hold this position with the South Shore Chamber. Its partnership with the Chamber affords financial commitment, promotional opportunity, high level connections with other Chamber partners and high-level participation in Chamber activities, while boosting the Chamber’s visibility and reaching out to existing and potential members.
Weymouth Bank is celebrating a significant milestone this year: its 125th anniversary. The Bank traces its history to 1889 when a group of prominent citizens chartered the town’s first cooperative bank, South Weymouth Cooperative Bank. The original purpose was to allow people the opportunity to pool their savings and loan them to each other for the building or purchasing of their own homes. The Bank’s original officers and directors included a lawyer, a florist, a grocer, a yeast salesman, a builder, an ice dealer, a high school principal, a retailer, a manufacturer, a physician, and a realtor. In 1981, North and South Weymouth Cooperative Banks joined together to form what was called Weymouth Cooperative Bank; in 2002, the Bank became known as Weymouth Bank. Today, Weymouth Bank has evolved into a full-service community bank run by local people serving local people and offering a broad array of residential, commercial, municipal, and consumer loan and deposit products and services. The Bank is committed to remaining an active supporter of its local community through support of youth sports, local charities, and public projects throughout the South Shore.
The Bank’s anniversary celebration will include a number of events between now and July. One of these events will be in conjunction with the South Shore Chamber, an after hours event held May 8 at their main office in East Weymouth, 744 Broad Street, from 5:30 to 7:30.Anyone interested in learning more about Weymouth Bank’s 125th anniversary events is encouraged to visit the Bank’s website (www.weymouthbank.com) or their Social Media sites.
Bob Terravecchia, President and CEO of Weymouth Bank, said, “We are pleased to support the mission and the efforts of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce in this Partnership role. The Chamber is a strong advocate for the advancement of commerce on the South Shore and is very pro-active in promoting the region and its business community.”
Peter Forman, CEO of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, said, “Weymouth Bank is a great partner for the Chamber. They enjoy a great reputation throughout the region, and having them as part of our Chamber family is great for the Chamber. We thank Bob and his entire team for their support and all they do for the South Shore.”
About Weymouth Bank
Weymouth Bank is an independent community bank with branches in Weymouth and Kingston, and serves the towns of Abington, Braintree, Cohasset, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Quincy, Rockland, Scituate and Weymouth. Weymouth Bank was first founded in 1889 and is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. The Bank’s main office is located at 744 Broad Street, East Weymouth, MA 02189. Phone (781) 337-8000. Other branches are at 51 Columbian Street. South Weymouth, MA 02190 (781) 337-8000, and 83 Summer Street, Kingston, MA 02364 (781) 585-1000. www.weymouthbank.cm
About the South Shore Chamber of Commerce
The South Shore Chamber of Commerce has long been recognized throughout the state as one of the most active and forceful advocates for the business community, and numbers among the larger Chambers of Commerce nationally. The South Shore Chamber is a not-for-profit association of businesses in the communities south of Boston. It is committed to helping its members grow their businesses and to improve the business climate in the region. Members range in size from major international corporations headquartered on the South Shore to small local firms and sole proprietorships. For additional information on the Chamber, please visit www.southshorechamber.org or call 617-479-1111.