Merchants Bank and employees give almost $60,000 to United Way

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Merchants Bank and employees give almost $60,000 to United Way

Fri, 12/23/2016 - 12:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine For decades Merchants Bank and Merchants Bank employees have been pledging to the United Way throughout Vermont. This year, Merchants Bank continued its tradition of running a successful campaign, with individual employee pledges of over $24,000 and a corporate pledge of $35,000.  Merchants Bank employee pledges combined with the Merchants Bank donation, contributed to over $59,000 in pledges to United Way throughout Vermont and Massachusetts.  

“Merchants Bank employees have a long tradition of leadership in terms of giving, advocacy, and volunteering in our community,” Stated John Cronin, Director of Resource Development for United Way. “This is a true “Live United” organization. United Way of Northwest Vermont and other United Ways throughout the state are grateful for their corporate, employee and retiree giving over the course of numerous years. Thousands of Vermonters have benefited in our core areas of education, financial stability, and health during that time.”  

Geoffrey Hesslink, Merchants Bank’s President and CEO, is delighted with the campaign results. “United Way makes significant differences in our communities and we are pleased to support their work through our donations, volunteerism and advocacy.”

About Merchants Bank:
A Vermont-chartered commercial bank established in 1849, Merchants Bank is the largest Vermont-based bank. The bank’s business, municipal, consumer, and investment customers enjoy personalized relationships, sophisticated online and mobile banking options, with 31 branches in Vermont and 1 location in Massachusetts, operating as NUVO, A division of Merchants Bank. American Banker ranks Merchants Bank a "Top 200" in America among 851 peers. For more information, go to Where do you want to grow? (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, NASDAQ “MBVT”)

About United Way of Northwest Vermont:

United Way of Northwest Vermont unites our communities to solve complex problems and harness the power of people to create a stronger Northwestern Vermont. United Way convenes advocates, organizations and institutions to address the community's most pressing issues, focusing on the building blocks of a vibrant community: Education, Income and Health. The problems facing our communities are complex; they are issues that no single organization or individual alone can solve – real change is possible when nonprofit, public and private sectors work together. United Way has the networks, partnerships and strategic initiatives to improve the lives of our family, friends and neighbors.

Source: Merchants Bank 12.23.2016. For more information or to get involved, visit