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2022

11/17/22 - The Dime Bank and Kasasa Announce “These Are My People” National and Local Contest
11/4/22 - Jennifer Tagle Promoted at The Dime Bank
10/18/22 - The Dime Bank donated $10,000.00 to NeighborWorks NEPA
10/07/22 - Michael D. Borick Promoted to Vice President, Controller 
10/03/22 - The Dime Bank Celebrates Employee Milestones
09/14/22 - Michael Borick Honored as Future Under 40 Award Winner
09/01/22 - The Dime Bank Celebrates its Steamtown Community Branch in Scranton
08/17/22 - The Dime Bank Supports Lacawac Sanctuary
07/12/22 - The Dime Bank Celebrates the Relocation of its Greentown Community Branch
05/31/22 - The Dime Bank donated $50,000.00 to the Wayne County Community Foundation
05/17/22 - Stock Market Challenge Winner
03/29/22 - The Dime Bank Donated $31,000.00 for Scholarship Opportunities
02/22/22 - The Dime Bank Donated $10,000.00 to the Greater Pike Community Foundation

2021

12/23/21 - The Dime Bank Contributes to The Stock Market Challenge
11/30/21 - The Dime Bank Contributes to the Wayne County Library
07/27/21 - The Dime Bank Relocates Greentown Branch
03/30/21 - Ferdinand Feola is Promoted to Senior Vice President at The Dime Bank
03/08/21 - The Dime Bank Announces Brian C. Urbas as a New Commercial Lending Officer
01/27/21 - The Dime Bank Donated $8,000.00 to Support Students of Pike & Wayne County

The Dime Bank and Kasasa Announce “These Are My People” National and Local Contest
Community financial intuitions are the heart of local communities, and Kasasa’s “These Are My People” contest emphasizes how people can come together to support each other.

The Dime Bank and Kasasa, an award-winning financial technology and marketing provider, announce a national and local contest offering the chance to win cash prizes to help people connect this holiday season. Local contestants can win $1,000.00 from The Dime Bank and can also submit their entry to the national contest where one grand prize winner will receive $25,000.00 and two runners-up will receive $10,000.00.

Kasasa is partnering with local community banks and credit unions across the country as an extension of their “These Are My People” contest. To enter The Dime Bank’s local contest, people can submit a photo or video with a short explanation of why they want to win to www.winwithkasasa.com/thedimebank. Just by entering, local contestants can win $100.00 gift cards. They can also share their post on social channels using the hashtags #TheseAreMyPeople, #thedimebank, #contest, and #Kasasa to encourage friends to enter to win.

Kasasa’s “These Are My People” contest provides community members the opportunity to share their story and how the prize money will help them connect with their loved ones, from buying flights to visit hometown friends not seen since the pandemic started, to helping a local small business that is struggling with rising costs, or to make a final mortgage payment ahead of retirement for grandparents.

“We believe your money should do more for you and your community. This holiday season, we’re putting our money where our mouth is and giving back to help people spend time with their loved ones and strengthen their connections,” said Gabe Krajicek, CEO of Kasasa. “We’re helping community banks and credit unions do what they do best, give back to their communities.”

The contest runs from November 7 – December 7. Local winners will be announced on December 10 and receive the $1,000.00 cash prize sponsored by The Dime Bank. Local contestants can also visit kasasacontest.com to submit their entry to win the national contest, sponsored by Kasasa and in partnership with NBCUniversal, which will award one winner with $25,000.00 and two winners with $10,000.00. National winners will be selected by a Kasasa panel of judges and be announced on December 19.

“The Dime Bank believes in creating amazing customer experiences,” said Deborah Unflat, VP Marketing at The Dime Bank. “Our focus is on customer needs and the community. We think this is a fun opportunity for everyone to take a step back and appreciate the ones we love by sharing our stories. It is an opportunity to create amazing experiences with those we love. As a community bank, we want to make this a better place to live and work for all, and what better time to do that than during the holiday season.”

Kasasa partners exclusively with community financial institutions — the only place consumers can find their innovative banking solutions. Kasasa serves hundreds of community financial institutions nationwide, representing over 3 million consumer bank accounts across 3,400+ branches in all 50 states. Since 2003, Kasasa financial institutions have given back nearly $3 billion in rewards to Kasasa account holders.

National Contest Disclaimer: No purchase is necessary to enter or win. A purchase or transaction does not increase the chances of winning. Entry in this contest constitutes entrant’s acceptance of the contest’s national official rules. Void where prohibited by law. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C. who are 18 years old or older. The National Contest begins on November 7, 2022 at 12:00 A.M. CST and ends on December 7, 2022 at 11:59 P.M. CST. Limit 1 entry per person. To enter, and for National Official Rules, judging and prize details, visit kasasacontest.com. Sponsors: Kasasa LTD and NBCUniversal Media, LLC.

About Kasasa
Based in Austin, Texas, Kasasa® promotes community banks and credit unions and inspires people to bank locally, so they can be proud of their money and do more good. An award-winning fintech and marketing services company, Kasasa provides reward checking accounts people love, the first-ever loan with Take-Backs™, relationship-powered referral programs, and ongoing expert consulting services to community financial institutions. For more information, visit www.kasasa.com.
 
Jennifer Tagle Promoted at The Dime Bank
President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Bochnovich announced the promotion of Jennifer Tagle to Assistant Vice President, Application Services Manager at The Dime Bank.

Jennifer Tagle joined The Dime Bank in 2003 as a computer operator. She was promoted in 2011 to IT specialist, taking care of both application and network operations. After several years, Tagle moved into an applications-based role as IT applications specialist, concentrating on all facets of the applications The Dime Bank support. Tagle was then promoted to IT applications analyst and then IT application services supervisor. In her new role as assistant vice president application services manager, Tagle oversees The Dime Bank’s software systems, setup of applications, and user interfaces that support all business units within The Dime Bank. She assists with configuration of the applications and systems and creates documents to support the end users. Tagle also supervises the IT applications analyst and performs data analysis and reporting as requested.

Tagle graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems from Mansfield University. Jenn Tagle said, “I’ve enjoyed my time here and have been fortunate to work with many different and knowledgeable people over the years here who have helped me along the way.”

The Dime Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Bochnovich stated, “Jenn has advanced her IT knowledge, expertise, and leadership skills throughout her career at The Dime Bank and is a great asset to our team and well deserving of this promotion. Please join me in congratulating Jenn and wish her continued success.”

The Dime Bank donated $10,000.00 to NeighborWorks NEPA
Earlier this year, The Dime Bank donated $10,000.00 to NeighborWorks Northeastern PA via the Neighborhood Assistance Program.

NeighborWorks rejuvenates neighborhoods and creates opportunities for individuals and families to improve their lives through quality housing and financial guidance. This donation supports the 2022 Carbondale Beautiful Blocks Program. The program provides matching grants of up to $1,000.00 per property to groups of five residents or more to help them make exterior home improvements.

“We are excited to partner with NeighborWorks to not only improve the appearance of neighborhoods but to build community connections between neighbors as they work together through this program” stated The Dime Bank Vice President of Marketing Deborah Unflat. “Being a community bank, The Dime Bank is honored to give back and help make our region a better place to live and work.”

“We are extremely grateful for The Dime Bank’s generous support of the Carbondale Beautiful Blocks Program” said Shane Powers, Chief Operations Officer at NeighborWorks. “Their investment highlights the bank’s strong commitment to investing in our community in a tangible way that empowers our neighbors and brightens up our neighborhoods.”

About NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania
NeighborWorks is a nonprofit organization that has worked for more than 40 years to increase the financial stability of families and individuals by providing programs and services that create and preserve responsible homeownership and affordable housing throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. With programs including homeownership coaching and education, aging in place assistance, home renovation services, and community development initiatives, NeighborWorks is deeply ingrained in the community. More information about NeighborWorks can be found at www.nwnepa.org.

Michael D. Borick Promoted to Vice President, Controller
The Dime Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Bochnovich announced the promotion of Michael D. Borick to Vice President, Controller.

Michael Borick joined The Dime Bank in 2015 as a mortgage loan processor. He was promoted in 2016 to Accounting Supervisor. Prior to joining The Dime Bank, Borick worked as an assistant controller at a manufacturing company. Within his new role as controller, Borick will manage the finance department in accounting and regulatory functions including overseeing the bank’s daily accounting operations, providing insight to investment alternatives considering liquidity needs, yield, and conformance to asset and liability requirements and guidelines, producing all regulatory reports, and other related activities.

Borick recently won the honor of the PA Bankers Future Under 40 Award and is currently enrolled in the PA Bankers Leadership Institute. Borick also holds a dual master’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Scranton.

President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Bochnovich stated, “We are excited to promote Michael to this elevated role. His wealth of knowledge, capabilities, and dedication, coupled with his attitude to go above and beyond, make him a key contributor to the finance department. Please join me in congratulating Michael and wishing him continued success in his new role.”

The Dime Bank Celebrates Employee Milestones
Each year The Dime Bank holds a dinner celebration to acknowledge and honor their employees who are celebrating five-year incremental career anniversaries with The Dime Bank. This year, thirteen employees were honored: Cynthia Burdick with 45 years of service; Ruth Daniels with 35 years; Cindy Galloway with 30 years; Irene Selvaggi with 25 years; Ekaterina Pereyra with 15 years; Kim Metz, Donna DiChiaranti, and Laura Novak each with 10 years of service; and Jeffrey Roche, Cassandra Dean, Jared Newbon, Katelyn Donat, Brianna Connelly with 5 years of service each. Thirty-seven 2020 and 2021 honorees were also invited to this year’s dinner to celebrate with their teammates since dinners weren’t held due to COVID and instead The Dime Bank donated the value of the dinner to area food banks.

President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Bochnovich stated, “Our employees are what makes The Dime Bank so unique. Their positive attitude, dedication, and loyalty bring the ultimate experience to our customers. We appreciate each person’s contribution to our team as we celebrate their commitment to The Dime Bank, to our customers, and to our communities.”

Michael Borick Honored as Future Under 40 Award Winner
Michael D. Borick, Assistant Vice President - Accounting Supervisor, of The Dime Bank, was announced as a winner of the Pennsylvania Bankers Association’s (PA Bankers) Future Under 40 Awards.

The Future Under 40 Awards honor banking industry leaders, aged 40 and younger, who have made a tremendous impact in their institution, the community, and the industry.

As accounting supervisor, Michael is responsible for assisting in managing the finance department in accounting, regulatory and other related activities at The Dime Bank. Michael is involved in local charities and volunteers at numerous bank sponsored events including local parades, United Way Day of Caring, Wayne County Christmas Bureau, among others. Michael is currently enrolled in the PA Bankers Leadership Institute. Michael has been with The Dime Bank since 2015.
“Michael’s commitment to excellence, willingness to give his all and positive attitude is what sets him up for success.” said CFO, Jeffrey Roche. “Michael is an ultimate team player and a key member of our officer group.”

About PA Bankers:
PA Bankers has been bringing banks and bankers together for more than 125 years to learn, grow, serve, and engage with their peers, communities, and lawmakers. The association has built a strong reputation as a leading advocate for pro-banking policies at the state and federal levels, as well as the delivery of quality education, products, and services for banks of all sizes and their employees.

The Dime Bank Celebrates its Steamtown Community Branch in Scranton
On August 25, 2022, The Dime Bank celebrated its newest addition to the community bank’s branch network with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 300 Lackawanna Avenue, at the Marketplace at Steamtown. This branch brings high-tech, concierge banking to the community. With concierge banking, customers have high-tech, personal customer service with cross-trained staff to take care of their needs by one person in one place. With an iPad in the branch for customer’s convenient access to their accounts online and an ATM in the bank’s vestibule bringing 24/7 access to funds, customers have high-tech convenient access to finances. Spanish speaking staff are also available to assist customers as needed. The community is invited to visit The Dime Bank Steamtown branch to tour the facility, meet the staff, and to enter a drawing to win one of 20 gift certificates to local merchants. Winners are being drawn and contacted the week of October 31, 2022. The Steamtown branch offers customers access to trusted, dependable financial professionals who bring financial solutions to the community Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

President and Chief Executive Officer Pete Bochnovich thanked the attendees and the participants who worked so diligently to make this new state-of-the-art banking facility a huge success. Bochnovich stated, “We’re elated to be in Scranton and look forward to servicing the needs of all in the community by providing an ultimate customer experience. We’re very excited about the development going on in Scranton and the ongoing repurposing of the Marketplace at Steamtown. The Dime Bank is very fortunate to have been involved in several revitalization projects in the greater Scranton downtown area, and this location is a perfect fit for us to assist with the expanding financial needs in the community. We are firmly committed to our existing customers and look forward to cultivating new relationships in the Lackawanna County area. To further enrich the quality of life for all in the region, The Dime Bank will continue to support the community and nonprofit programs, as we have done since 1905. Our mission to serve the financial needs of all, continues to hold true as we strive to build strong partnerships for years to come.”

The Dime Bank Supports Lacawac Sanctuary
The Dime Bank donated $9,750.00 to Lacawac Sanctuary to support the nature preserve, environmental education center, and biological field station. The Lacawac Sanctuary is a non-profit conservation, research, and education center providing the community with a host of quality environmental, historical, and cultural programs.

$7,500.00 was donated through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program to support Lacawac Sanctuary’s mission to educate the next generation of environmental stewards and scientists and strengthen academic achievement by providing hands-on, STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education programs for Preschool to 12th grade students. $1,000.00 was donated as a corporate sponsorship to help with the Sanctuary’s mission to promote environmental understanding through education and conservation. $1,000 was donated as an epicurean sponsorship of the 7th Annual Farm to Plate Dinner event to benefit Lacawac mission and work to preserve the environment and shape the next generation of Earth stewards and scientists. $250 was donated to the Cocktails for Conservation fundraising event that raised funds for Lacawac preservation and education mission.

The Dime Bank Celebrates the Relocation of its Greentown Community Branch
A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house was held on July 7, 2022 at The Dime Bank’s relocated Greentown branch at 1566 Route 507, Greentown. Chief Executive Officer and President Peter Bochnovich thanked the attendees and all the participants who worked so diligently to make the new relocated branch such a huge success. The Dime Bank directors and staff were available to give tours of this state-of-the-art banking facility and answer questions. County officials and many customers of The Dime Bank were present to show their support. All in the community have been invited to visit the new branch since the reopening in March to enter a drawing to win one of 18 gift certificates to local merchants. Winners are being drawn and contacted the week of July 11, 2022.

Pete Bochnovich said, “Our relocation demonstrates The Dime Bank’s firm commitment to Greentown and the surrounding area’s future and our unwavering pledge to the community through our investment in this new facility. It also means that in today’s economy you can rest assured that your money is safe and your community bank is stable and doing well. All of us at The Dime Bank look forward to continuing to serve our existing customers and to foster new relationships. As we have done for the past 115 plus years, The Dime Bank will continue its philanthropic support of community and nonprofit programs to further enrich the quality of life for all in the region. We look forward to serving the financial needs of all and building a strong partnership for years to come.”

The Greentown branch offers customers access to trusted, dependable financial professionals who bring financial solutions to the community during these hours:

Lobby Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:30 a.m. - Noon

Drive Up Hours:
Mon - Wed: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thurs: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fri: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:30 a.m. - Noon

Participating in the ribbon cutting at the Greentown branch: Greene Township Supervisor Justin Wittenbrader, Pike County Treasurer John Gilpin, Pike County Commissioners Matt Osterberg & Tony Waldron; Representing The Dime Bank: Board Member Tom Peifer, Chairman of the Board John Kiesendahl, Vice Chairman of the Board Todd Stephens, President & Chief Executive Officer Pete Bochnovich.

The Dime Bank donated $50,000.00 to the Wayne County Community Foundation
The Dime Bank donated $50,000.00 to the Wayne County Community Foundation (WCCF) through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

Through the WCCF, The Dime Bank’s donation provides significant funding for the Wayne Highlands, Western Wayne, Wallenpaupack, and Forest City Regional school districts for STEM programming, nutrition education, math/language arts summer and after school programs, and dual enrollment scholarships for college courses at Johnson College.

WCCF Executive Director Ryanne Jennings stated, “This year the schools have some innovative stuff happening including Wallenpaupack’s aviation program. We really appreciate businesses' support, like The Dime Bank, of the EITC program through the WCCF. This program allows our school districts to provide additional and innovative STEM programming in the district. The Foundation also benefits from the administrative fee for managing the EITC program and is able to provide capacity building, grant making, and fundraising technical assistance to nonprofits in our community year-round.”

Wallenpaupack Area High School BCIT Department Chair, WASA Founder/Director Eric Greenberger stated, “The Wallenpaupack Aeronautical Science & Aviation program prepares young people in our community for specific careers in the aviation industry. Students can pursue academic pathways that include professional pilot, aviation management, air traffic control, and aviation maintenance. Students that successfully complete the program may continue their studies at local universities and or flight schools while attaining credentials necessary for employment at local, regional, and other airport facilities. EITC funding is used to support instructional equipment, tools, supplies, professional consultation, and other essential building blocks of the program. This unique academic opportunity is a testament to the consistent efforts of The Dime Bank to invest in local community, education, and infrastructure. A strong investment in our young people today, will yield great returns for all of us in the future.”

Stock Market Challenge Winner
The Dime Bank is proud to have once again sponsored the Stock Market Challenge. This year’s first place winner in the competition was Wayne Highlands School District student Jaydan Beisner in teacher Don Burchell’s seventh grade class. Jaydan won a Chromebook along with a $100 gift certificate for her studious efforts.

The Dime Bank President and CEO stated Peter Bochnovich, “The Dime Bank is a firm advocate of financial literacy for all, but especially for our youth. We believe that educating our students provides a strong foundation for financial success throughout their lives.”

The Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL), through Brighter Financial Futures, uses The Dime Bank’s sponsorship to offer all students in grades 3-12 full access to the Personal Finance Lab, free of charge. This, web-based stock simulation platform and curriculum includes the Personal Budgeting Game, Online Learning with certifications in Personal Finance and Investing 101, plus the Stock Market Challenge. This cutting-edge, real-time stock market game is derived from Stock-Trak's University Platform, which is used in over 80% of the top business schools in the United States.

About PennCFL
The mission is to provide K-12 students with economics, personal finance, and entrepreneurship skills that elevate their standard of living, quality of life, and professional success. For additional information, please contact Alan Dakey, ADakey@PennCFL.org or Carolyn Shirk, CShirk@PennCFL.org, call 570-975-5149 or visit PennCFL.org.

The Dime Bank Donated $31,000.00 for Scholarship Opportunities
The Dime Bank donated $31,000.00 through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to various educational institutions for scholarship opportunities: $18,000.00 was donated to Penngift Foundation of which $9,500.00 was allocated for St. Dominic’s Academy for their pre-k through 8th grade programs, $6,000.00 was allocated to Canaan Christian Academy for their elementary and secondary Christian education program scholarships, and $2,500.00 was allocated to Grace Ridge School to be used for their programs’ tuition assistance; $7,500.00 was donated to the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties to be used for pre-kindergarten program scholarships; $2,000.00 was donated to Yeshiva Beth Moshe for Scranton Hebrew Day school scholarships for Jewish and secular education; $2,000.00 was donated to Diocese of Scranton for their Catholic schools tuition assistance program; $1,500.00 was donated to the Greater Pike Community Foundation to be used for pre-k scholarship opportunities at Center for Developmental Disabilities (CDD) or Green Trees Early Learning Center in Milford, PA.

St. Dominic’s Academy Board Member Jen Suhosky said, “St. Dominic’s Academy in Honesdale, PA is celebrating our 10-year anniversary. We are so grateful to The Dime Bank for helping us achieve this goal by generously donating to the EITC program every year. Many of our students and their families benefit greatly from this program.”
 
The Dime Bank Donated $10,000.00 to the Greater Pike Community Foundation
The Dime Bank donated $10,000.00 to the Greater Pike County Community Foundation (GPCF) through the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

Through the GPCF, The Dime Bank’s donation provides significant funding for innovative educational programming enhancements in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) at Delaware Valley School District (DVSD). The funding supports programs that prepare students for a technology centric future.

“On behalf of the Delaware Valley School District, especially our students and staff from our STEM program, thank you for your generous contribution to the grant presented to us by the Greater Pike Community Foundation. We are very grateful for the support The Dime Bank has given our students,” stated Jayson Pope, Supervisor of Academic Services.

“Technology has taken on a more crucial role with the need for remote learning during a pandemic. Greater Pike is pleased to partner with The Dime Bank, Delaware Valley School District, and the PA Department of Community and Economic Development for this important contribution to the future success of students,” said Greater Pike Executive Director Jenni Hamill.
 
The Dime Bank Contributes to The Stock Market Challenge
The Dime Bank recently contributed $9,000.00 to the nonprofit Brighter Financial Futures (dba PennCFL). This donation, which was made through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, supports local schools in the sponsorship of The Stock Market Challenge.

The Stock Market Challenge is a web-based stock simulation platform and curriculum. Students can learn how to trade all year long by using the whole curriculum, courses, and more, including six ten-week competitions. The competitions are held in the classroom, by county and state-wide.

The Stock Market Challenge recently announced that Henry Reichman finished in first place in the Middle School Division for Wayne and Pike County and in the top ten of the Statewide Middle School Division. He is a seventh-grade student at Wallenpaupack Area School District and worked under the leadership of Mrs. Argyro Paspalas.

President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Bochnovich commented, “We feel it is very worthwhile for students to gain a greater understanding of the world of finance. It provides them with a foundation for their future success. It is our hope that all of the eligible schools will continue to participate in and take advantage of this learning opportunity.”
 
The Dime Bank Contributes to the Wayne County Library
The Dime Bank recently contributed $30,000.00 to the Wayne County Public Library (WCPL) toward approved innovative educational programs. The libraries of Wayne County strive to support students in the three local school districts, as well as homeschooled students, to ensure they get the help they need to improve their grades, increase their confidence, and encourage them to expand their educational explorations.

This donation, which was made through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, will provide funds for several programs such as Learning@theLibrary and Teen Tech@theLibrary. Both include the purchase of Tutor.com, Teen Health and Wellness, Learning Express Library, Core Concepts (Biology, Chemistry, Periodic Table), PowerKnowledge (Earth/Space, Physical, & Life Science), and Prenda Coding.

In addition, some of the funding is allocated for after school Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic, and Arts programs. Along with holding enriching programs within the walls of the library, Outreach Coordinator, Jessica Kjera, heads out into the schools and the community. She teaches STEAM programs and familiarizes students/families with the awesome selection of E-resources, fun, and learning they have access to with their library card. Jessica has recently transitioned into the roll with the assistance of retiring long time outreach coordinator, Mary Fritz. Another portion of the funding supports AWE computers for K-2nd grade students and hybridization of library programs which allow libraries to do virtual as well as in person programs.

WCPL Director Tracy L. Schwarz said, “The resources provided by The Dime Bank kept families connected during the Covid shutdown and beyond. The funding helped keep Tutor.com and other STEAM related online resources running for families who were forced to teach their school aged students at home. It also provided a set of laptops, microphones, lighting, speakers, and all the items required for each of the seven libraries to go virtual with programs as needed. The funding helped provide Make and Take STEM and Craft kits that families could pick up and use to learn from home. Thank you! There is no way our libraries could’ve kept county families connected, nor could we have supported the schools as much as we did during the shutdown without this funding from The Dime Bank. EITC funding is vital to keep up with online resources and provide learning and teen tech at our libraries.”

Stop in at any of the seven Wayne County Libraries to sign up for a library card to access the wide variety of free e-resources available through their website www.waynelibraries.org.
The EITC program, which is administered by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development, provides a tax rebate program. The Dime Bank is dedicated to supporting education in our communities through the sponsorship of many different programs and venues. If you are passionate about your future, choose The Dime Bank as your financial partner. Community banking yields community benefits. For more information on The Dime Bank, visit www.thedimebank.com.
 
The Dime Bank Relocated Greentown Branch
On Thursday, July 22, 2021, The Dime Bank broke ground for construction of our new Greentown branch. The facility will be located on Route 507, adjacent to Dutch’s Market and will continue to operate with the same hours as the current location. The facility was designed and will be built by PW Campbell, a firm that specializes in construction for the financial services industry. The new branch office is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.

The branch design features an updated color scheme, furniture design and the use of innovative technology. The bank seeks to align the branch office with modern banking needs through inclusion of these enhancements.

“The design of this new facility is our first office to be specifically constructed to utilize the Universal Banker branch concept. All of the office staff are trained to handle all transactions in order to ensure a seamless customer experience,” Peter Bochnovich, President and Chief Executive Officer said. “We are excited at the opportunity to offer this enhanced physical branch model in the Greentown market and expect that our customers will be pleased with this improved banking experience. All of our branches are transitioning to use of the Universal Banking model and will offer similar customer experiences.”

Ferdinand Feola is Promoted to Senior Vice President at The Dime Bank
President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Bochnovich and the Board of Directors announced the promotion of Ferdinand Feola to Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and a member of The Dime Bank’s Senior Officer team.

Feola joined The Dime Bank’s management team in 2019 as Vice President, Chief Technology Officer. Within this role, Feola leads a strategic, cohesive bank-wide technology program to align technology goals to other departmental and organizational objectives. Feola evaluates and implements new systems and upgrades existing infrastructure for the optimal use of data, information, and digital technology platforms. These efforts assist in achieving greater convenience and time saving benefits for customers and increased efficiency for the bank’s employees.

President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Bochnovich stated, “Ferd’s 25 years of technology leadership brought a wealth of knowledge to the information technology side of The Dime Bank. He brings technology to the forefront of our business with our employees and customers. We are excited to have Ferd in this elevated management role as we pledge to continue to offer the best banking solutions to differentiate the banking experience at The Dime Bank.”
Feola holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Valley Forge and has completed FEMA Incident Command Training. He is a published columnist writing technology articles for national publications.

The Dime Bank Announces Brian C. Urbas as a New Commercial Lending Officer
Brian C, Urbas has been hired at The Dime Bank as a new Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer, announced President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Bochnovich.

Urbas has 20 years of progressive banking and lending experience working at Northeast PA financial institutions serving Wayne, Susquehanna, and Lackawanna counties. Urbas’ enthusiastic and driven leadership skills coupled with his extensive experience yielded long-lasting customer relationships and strong business partnerships. His responsibilities included developing strategies to build new retail and business relationships in various industries, underwriting, and preparing and analyzing financial information for loan approval.

Urbas’ responsibilities as a vice president, commercial lending officer at The Dime Bank will be garnering new commercial customer relationships in the area as well as maintaining existing commercial relationships. Senior Vice President Chief Lending Officer William Boyle stated, “Brian’s experience and knowledge of the various financial needs of commercial customers make him a great addition to our commercial lending team. His ability to focus on business development coupled with his superb customer service will prove to be a benefit for The Dime Bank and our customers, present and future.”

Urbas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bloomsburg University.
The Dime Bank Donated $8,000.00 to Support Students of Pike & Wayne County
The Dime Bank donated $8,000.00 through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program to the

Pennsylvania Council on Financial Literacy (PennCFL).

PennCFL provides to all students in grades 3-12 in Pennsylvania a world-class, web-based stock simulation platform and curriculum. Students can learn how to trade all year long by using the whole curriculum, courses, and more, including two ten-week competitions. The competitions are held in the classroom, by county and state-wide.

The platform provides lessons, assignments, and grading for seamless teacher management. The cutting-edge, real-time stock game is derived from Stock-Trak's University Platform, which is used in over 80% of the top business schools in the United States.

Teachers and students get access to our extensive experiential education teaching and learning tool designed by Stock-Trak, the world’s leading provider of investment portfolio simulations for colleges and schools. It offers an entire standards-aligned curriculum library and a distance learning-optimized lesson plan database which includes a Google Slides presentation library, teacher training webinars, a student video library, a full personal finance course and a teacher’s dashboard for student assignments, progress reports, and grading.

PennCFL President Alan W. Dakey stated “Thank you for again supporting the Wayne Pike Stock Market Program and for increasing your support. The Dime Bank was one of our early sponsors when we were first getting started a few years ago, and your support was a great help in getting us launched in our early years. During the past school year over 20,000 students participated in our financial literacy programs and we have dramatically expanded our online resources particularly in light of the pandemic. Thank you for being one of our founding sponsors.”
About Penn CFL

PennCFL sponsors financial competitions and entrepreneurial programs resulting in over 20,000 students in Pennsylvania. Training and support are provided to hundreds of teachers. Our goal is to be the leader in K-12 financial literacy and entrepreneurship education. For additional information, please contact Alan Dakey, President at ADakey@penncfl.org or Carolyn Shirk, Vice President CShirk@penncfl.org, call 570-975-5149 or visit us at www.penncfl.org.











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