February 15, 2017
Stoneham, MA – February 14, 2017 – Supporting civic and charitable community organizations is a significant part of StonehamBank's corporate values for the past 130 years. This year, StonehamBank is celebrating its 130th Anniversary with 130 days of Giving!
130 Days of Giving provides StonehamBank the opportunity to reach out and thank the local community charitable organizations for all that they do in the communities StonehamBank serves. Community organizations have been nominated, by local community members, for a chance to receive $130 from StonehamBank during StonehamBank's 130 Days of Giving.
“As a Woburn native it is heartwarming to recognize such an inspiring organization,” said Edward Doherty, Jr, Executive Vice President, StonehamBank. “The James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club has helped so many youths through their programs and services and the Bank is proud to support such a dedicated organization in our community.”
“StonehamBank has been a longtime supporter of Club and we appreciate everything they have done for us. We are so grateful to be a part of a community that supports its children,”said Lytta Teta, Director of Development, James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn.
January 19, 2017
Title: President, StonehamBank
Experience: 31 years
Meg McIsaac originally got into banking at her sister’s urging, interning at Bank of Boston and later enrolling in its management training program. She held a variety of roles before she was tapped to turn around Holbrook Cooperative, at the time a troubled institution. It was her connection with StonehamBank’s current CEO, Janice Houghton, that led her to her next challenge. Speaking of the culture that drew her to StonehamBank, McIsaac told Banker & Tradesman, “It’s sincere here. … I think people really appreciate what they do and they want to contribute to the community.”
December 9, 2016
ZRent (http://www.ZRent.net), a division of Leader Bank, is proud to welcome StonehamBank to its expanding network of financial institutions. ZRent allows financial institutions to provide online rent collection services to their landlord and small business customers, creating competitive advantage and customer loyalty for participating institutions. This new partnership will allow StonehamBank customers to take full advantage of ZRent services, enabling landlords and tenants to fully automate the rental payment process.
“We are very excited to enter into this partnership with StonehamBank. We look forward to bringing all the benefits of ZRent to their customers,” said Jay Tuli, the Senior Vice President of Retail Banking at Leader Bank. “We hope that ZRent can continue to help automate rent payments for community banks and their customers.”
“We are committed to offering innovative services to our customers, ZRent is another great example of services we provide to our customers evolving needs,” said Edward Doherty, Jr., Executive Vice President of StonehamBank. “ZRent offers a simple and convenient solution that provides real value to our customers looking to efficiently manage their rent collection.”
ZRent works by automatically deducting rent payments from the tenant’s bank account and depositing them directly into the landlord’s account. Tenants can set and forget their monthly payments, and landlords will no longer have the hassle of collecting checks and making the trip to the bank. ZRent also provides peace of mind for the landlords, who will now receive one complete payment for each unit on the same day every month. ZRent is free of charge for any landlord that banks with one of the participating institutions, currently StonehamBank and Leader Bank.
December 2, 2016
Stoneham, MA – December 1, 2016 – StonehamBank recently donated $10,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica. The funds will aid the renovations to help create a safe and healthy youth recreation pool area.
"The Boys and Girls Club is thrilled that StonehamBank has once again come forward to help our club and our kids,” said Roy Nagy, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica. “The renovation of the swimming
pool office, viewing and lifeguard changing areas will be great for our staff, members and families.”
“We are proud to support the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica,” said Edward Doherty, Jr, Executive Vice President, StonehamBank. “We look forward to seeing the club’s staff, members and families enjoying the pool for years to come.”
PICTURED (L to R) Salwa Hindi, StonehamBank; Gil Moreira, Board of Directors StonehamBank; Roy Nagy, Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica; Fred Ciampa, CPA, PC, Board of Directors StonehamBank; Joseph Smith, StonehamBank; Members of Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica
November 17, 2016
Stoneham, MA, November 16, 2016 - StonehamBank recently donated $4K to the Robin Hood Elementary School Homework Club to ensure a positive, respectful, and stress-free environment for students to complete their homework. Students work with teachers, as well as their peers, to complete homework tasks and promote growth in their learning.
“With the generosity of StonehamBank our program provides the students a safe, positive and productive environment,” said Maura Donoghue, Principal, Robin Hood Elementary School. “Not only do we provide academic assistance, we also focus on their growth in fundamental life skills, character and leadership.”
“At StonehamBank we aim to align with programs that enrich the lives of the youth of our communities,” Edward F. Doherty, Jr, Executive Vice President, StonehamBank.“StonehamBank is proud to support such a great program and it is wonderful to see how the community can work together and make a positive difference.”
Pictured: Rhonda Sabbio, StonehamBank; Robin Hood Elementary School Homework Club
October 6, 2016
Stoneham, MA, October 5, 2016 - StonehamBank recently donated $2500 to the Stoneham Central Middle School Math Team in support of the opportunities to travel to other schools for competitions and meet students from neighboring communities.
“StonehamBank has supported our math team for over twenty years and because of that support we have built and sustained a competitive math team year in and year out,” said Christopher Banos, Principal, Stoneham Central Middle School. “The feedback I have received from students over the years is that their time on the math team was one of their most rewarding middle school experiences.”
“Stoneham Central Middle School’s Math Team Coach, Michelle Zavez, is an inspiration to our youth and we are happy to support her team so they may attend math competitions in our communities,” Edward F. Doherty, Jr, Executive Vice President, StonehamBank.“Last year’s students demonstrated honorable performances and the Bank wishes this year’s team even greater success.”
September 13, 2016
Stoneham, MA, September 12, 2016- StonehamBank recently donated $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell. The donation will be used for Habitat’s Critical Home Repair Program. This program reaches out to low income families, including the elderly, disabled and veteran community, that currently needs help to stay in their home by providing a wide range of home repairs to address health, safety and accessibility issues.
“Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell would not be able to build and repair homes for families in our community if it weren’t for companies like StonehamBank. StonehamBank has been supporting Habitat Lowell for many years and their commitment to giving back to the community both financially and with volunteer labor enables us to increase the number of families who benefit from our programs” said Brenda Gould, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell Executive Director.
“Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell has been an integral part in strengthening families within our communities,” said Edward Doherty, Jr., Executive Vice President of StonehamBank. “We are honored to be included on their truck and grateful of our partnership to help families obtain safe and affordable housing.”
September 6, 2016
Stoneham, MA, August 26, 2016- StonehamBank recently donated $45,000 over three years to the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield in support of the Club to finish their teen centers, teach financial literacy, expand science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematic programs. StonehamBank has been a strong supporter of the Boys & Girls Club for many years.
"StonehamBank is more than just a bank, they are our partners. With their generous support we can do so much to help Stoneham's youth. We are very lucky to have them as friends, and together, StonehamBank and our Clubs are ensuring great futures for the kids of Stoneham & Wakefield,” shared Anthony Guardia, Esq., Director of Development of the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield.
“It's important to create a supportive and inspiring community for our teens," said Edward Doherty, Jr., Executive Vice President of StonehamBank. "By empowering teens with these type of programs, we can help them reach their future goals! We are grateful to have partner like the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield.”
July 26, 2016
STONEHAM, Mass. - StonehamBank recently announced that David Rufo has joined its team as senior mortgage originator. David’s primary focus will be to perform a wide range of mortgage origination and business development functions to achieve residential sales goals and build strong customer relationships. David comes to StonehamBank with over 27 years of mortgage banking experience, most recently with Wells Fargo.
June 30, 2016
READING, Mass. - StonehamBank recently renewed its membership in the VNA of Middlesex-East’s Community Partner Program with a $5,000 gift. This annual gift represents the bank’s major sponsorship of the VNA of Middlesex-East Annual Golf Tournament and Auction. These events raise funds for the agency’s home hospice program and its Sawtelle Family Hospice House located in Reading.