Florence Bank announces Erin Couture as Community Support Award Winner for 2018

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FLORENCE—Florence Bank has named Erin Couture, of Southampton, as its Community Support Award winner for 2018.

The Community Support Award was established by the bank in 1997 to recognize employees who are active participants in community events and donate their personal and professional time to local not-for-profit organizations.

Each year, the award recipient has the opportunity to select a not-for-profit organization of his/her choice, and the bank makes a donation to that organization. At Couture’s recommendation, Florence Bank will make a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, for which Couture serves as president on its advisory board.  

Couture, vice president of commercial loans and a commercial lender, joined Florence Bank in November 2011.  

She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a master’s in business administration from Western New England University.

Couture is actively involved with the Northampton Chamber of Commerce as a Finance Committee member and is also the Committee Chair at the W.E. Norris School in Southampton. Couture is an award recipient of BusinessWest’s 40 Under Forty, in which 40 young business and civic leaders in Western Mass are honored annually.

John F. Heaps, Jr., President and CEO of Florence Bank, said, “Erin is the ideal choice for the Community Support Award.  Her positive energy, commitment to numerous local nonprofit organizations and dedication to helping those in need within our community is exemplary.”

About Florence Bank

Florence 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 27 ATMs and a new full-service Banking Center in West Springfield.  Florence Bank offers a wide range of financial services including investment management through FSB Financial Group (FSBFG) to consumers and businesses.  Florence Bank is consistently voted best local bank by the readers of the Valley Advocate and the Daily Hampshire Gazette.  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.florencebank.com or call 413.586.1300.

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