Business Notes, June 20, 2021


LAKEVILLE – Salisbury Bank has announced the following promotions.

Kimberly Downey has been promoted to Vice President, Senior Trustee.

Downey joined Salisbury Bank in 2005 and is based in the bank’s office in Lakeville at 5 Bissell Street. She has been Chair of our Internal Trust Administration Committee since 2014 and obtained her Certified Trust and Finance Advisor (CTFA) designation in 2013. She received a Business Economics degree from SUNY-Cortland and a Masters degree. in Business Administration (MBA) from Syracuse. University. She resides in Lakeville with her husband Tom and their two sons, Tommy and Liam.

Stacey Curtis has been promoted to Vice President, Branch Administrator.

Maria Seeley has been promoted to Vice President, Mortgage Advisor.

Dayna Cook has been promoted to Assistant Vice President responsible for training. Cook has been with the Bank since March 2009.

Thomaston Savings Bank supports the annual walk

THOMASTON – The Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation sponsored the 4th annual Susan B. Anthony Project Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, an international men’s walk where men and boys lead the way to end sexual and domestic violence.

The Susan B. Anthony Project provides crisis and support services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Their annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event focuses on raising awareness and increasing community participation. The march, created by men, gives participants the opportunity to strike up a conversation and stand alongside women and children as allies, advocates and survivors. Participants are given red heels to physically represent walking in someone else’s shoes, providing an engaging way to step out of their comfort zone.

“It was great to come together with my colleagues and the community to raise awareness about an important issue. Being part of the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event was a rewarding experience – and while it was quite empowering, I would definitely do it again for such a rewarding and worthy cause, ”said Stephen L. Lewis, Thomaston Savings Bank , president and CEO.

A group of male officers and executives from Thomaston Savings Bank donned red pumps for the photos to promote the event and the bank created a personal team, including President and CEO Stephen Lewis, to participate in the march. The Bank team was made up of employees of different levels, all passionate about supporting the organization and spreading their message. The event took place both virtually and in person, allowing attendees to interact and connect in different formats. The Thomaston Savings Bank team marched locally on May 21, kicking off the week of event activities.

Agents, teams named Best in CT, NY

STAMFORD – William Pitt – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that 43 agents and eight teams have been named to the 2021 REAL Trends list of America’s Top Real Estate Professionals. REAL Trends, one of the most trusted sources for residential real estate news, analysis and information, has partnered with real estate training company Tom Ferry International to release this ranking. year of the best performing officers in each state.

The four categories in the list include individuals by sales volume, individuals by transaction side, teams by sales volume, and teams by transaction side. The ranking is based on performance in 2020. According to REAL Trends, the agents named on the list represent the top 1.5% of all real estate professionals in the country.

In the Individuals by Volume category, 41 agents from New York and Connecticut were honored.

The category included Westchester County, NY, Agents Laura DeVita, Holly Mellstrom, Andrea Weiss, Jennifer Holmes, Wendy Alper, Jennifer Baldinger, Agnes Holzberg, Ellen Stern, Kathleen Collins, Mimi Magarelli, Rona Calogero, Joseph Stilo, Fran Klingenstein , Dalia Valdes, Susan Handelman, Alice Regan, Anne Moretti, Christy Murphy, Louis Katsoris, Anthony Lando, Tracy Isaacs, Gay Rosen and Carole Sears.

Connecticut agents in the individuals by volume category included Laura Freed Ancona, Cyd Hamer, Bruce Baker, Rick Weiner, Colette Harron, Carolyn Brook, Margaret Muir, Amy Barsanti, Judy Mitchell, Pam Roberts, Lorraine Amaral, Ed Villeda, Lori Elkins Ferber, Bobbie Abagnale, Kirsten Adams, Lisa O’Rourke, Barbara Hickey and Leslie Razook.

Mellstrom, Ancona, Amaral and Villeda were also recognized in the category of individuals by transaction, along with two additional agents from Connecticut: Jules Etes and Mary Clancey.

Teams by volume category included eight company teams, including Westchester County, NY, The HCH Group and Connecticut teams The Sneddon Team, The Goldspiel Group, Madonna & Phillips Group, Best & Cavallaro Team, Portfolio Properties Group, The Susan Santoro Groupe and Le Groupe Clair.

Five of these teams were also named in the Transaction Teams category: The Sneddon Team, The Goldspiel Group, Best & Cavallaro Team, Portfolio Properties Group and The Susan Santoro Group.


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