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For Immediate Release
Federal Savings Bank Receives Top Honors at Annual Dinner
Portsmouth – Among a sell-out crowd of people gathered at One Harbor Place in Portsmouth to celebrate the 2009 Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, Federal Savings Bank received top honors as the Bank received the prestigious "Business of the Year" award.
The Bank was recognized for its contributions to the Portsmouth Chamber including the sponsorship of many events and the Bank’s employees were praised for volunteering on several Chamber committees. In addition, the Chamber highlighted the Bank’s commitment to the greater Seacoast and their support of several non-profit organizations including Cross Roads House, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the United Way. "While we're recognizing them this evening for their contributions to the greater Portsmouth community, their involvement stretches far beyond our town line," according to Portsmouth Chamber President, Doug Bates.
Throughout its history, Federal Savings Bank has remained a "mutual" institution. Local management with concerns about the needs of its communities enhances the reputation of quality service that Federal Savings Bank has enjoyed for almost 120. "We are proud to have a branch located in Portsmouth and have enjoyed our partnership with the Chamber and the entire Seacoast region. We look forward to many more years of positively impacting the quality of life for members of this wonderful community," said FSB President & CEO, James J. O’Neill, Jr.
Since 1890, Federal Savings Bank has operated as a true community bank, a "mutual" bank. The bank has offices in Dover, Barrington, Durham, Portsmouth and recently opened its fifth location in downtown Rochester. For more information, call toll-free at 1-800-462-2265 or visit www.fsbdover.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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