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For Immediate Release
Contact: Kelly Glennon or Tiffany Melanson, Marketing Asst.
Date: June 17, 2009

Federal Savings Bank Pledges $50,000 to Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce Capital Campaign

Dover - Federal Savings Bank recently pledged $50,000 to the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce capital campaign. The campaign, designed to raise funds for the Chamber’s relocation to its new office and visitor center at 550 Central Avenue, got off to a great start with FSB’s generous pledge.

"Dover is a vibrant city and one that we are proud to have our headquarters located in," said James J. O’Neill, Jr., Federal Savings Bank President and CEO. "This pledge is a reflection of our commitment to giving back locally and improving the quality of life for the residents and business owners of this wonderful community," he added.

The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce has launched a major fundraising initiative designed to provide the organization with a much needed, new and permanent headquarters facility and visitor center. "This new facility will allow the Chamber to play a key role in the economic advancement of the city. With many new restaurants, businesses and the addition of the Children’s Museum of NH to the Dover community, our city has become a destination location and we feel confident that this new facility will meet the needs of our members as well as residents and visitors," according to Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Kirt Schuman. "Federal Savings Bank’s leadership gift is extremely generous. The bank is committed to being one of the leading businesses in the community. We are grateful for their continued support," he added.

Since 1890, Federal Savings Bank has operated as a true community bank, a "mutual" bank owned by its depositors. The bank has offices in Dover, Barrington, Durham, Portsmouth and plans to open its fifth branch in downtown Rochester in mid-July. For more information, call toll-free at 1-800-462-2265 or visit www.fsbdover.com.

The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit association of businesses, professionals, individuals, and organizations, working together to advance the eceonomic well being of its members and the community.

Community Gallery

Bob Tewksbury

Former major league baseball pitcher and current Psychology Coach for the Boston Red Sox, Bob Tewksbury, made an appearance at the Federal Savings Bank Apple Harvest Day booth. Federal Savings Bank is the proud underwriter of Apple Harvest Day, which is a fall festival produced by the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce.

Relay for Life

Federal Savings Bank employees volunteer every year to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Walk. Over the last few years, FSB employees have raised over $15,000 for the American Cancer Society.

Day of Caring

For over 10 years, Federal Savings Bank has participated in the United Way's Day of Caring. A group of FSB employees volunteer to help work at a deserving non-profit organization for a day. Here, a group of FSB employees help do yard work at a youth camp in Strafford.

United Way

Each year, Federal Savings Bank employees volunteer to produce an internal campaign to raise funds for the United Way. The staff picks a theme, prepares a breakfast and holds several fundraising activities throughout the year.

Spirit of the Seacoast

Federal Savings Bank partners with Seacoast Media Group and The United Way to produce the annual Spirit of the Seacoast awards. Federal Savings Bank employees serve on the committee that selects deserving volunteers in the community to receive special recognition. FSB grants each recipient a $500 grant to donate to a non-profit organization. To date, FSB has donated over $12,000 to the Spirit of the Seacoast program. In this photo, FSB Vice President, Kelly Glennon, presents a volunteer award to John Miskus, a volunteer for the Dover Adult Learning Center

2006 Volunteer of the Year

FSB Vice President, Kelly Glennon, receives the 2006 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce.

Cross Roads House

FSB recently pledged a $50,000 donation to the capital campaign for Cross Roads House, a homeless shelter in Portsmouth. In this photo, FSB employees Kelly Glennon, Deb Scott and John Crisp attend the Cross Road House annual fundraising benefit.

Lincoln Comes to Dover Day

Federal Savings Bank recently supported the Woodman Institute in Dover by underwriting "Lincoln Comes to Dover Day". In this photo, FSB Executive Vice President, James Brannen and VP Kelly Glennon present museum Director, Thom Hindle, with a $1,500 sponsorship check

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