Community Good Works

Eight Massachusetts banks banded together to raise $300,000 for the nonprofit Heading Home, which works to end homelessness. See who else gave back.

Personnel File

From new VPs to fresh project managers, see who’s been hired, promoted and honored: it’s The Personnel File.

High Demand in New PPP Round

Community banks have seen high demand for loans in the opening weeks of the Paycheck Protection Program’s latest round. Despite encountering a few struggles, lenders report a smoother process compared to the program’s initial launch last year.

Financial First Responders

To process as many loans during the PPP’s first few weeks as they would typically do in a year – if not several years – community banks turned to all areas of the bank, while focusing on the small business customers behind the program.

More Bank Branches Close Throughout State

Massachusetts communities saw more changes at bank branches Tuesday as the spread of the coronavirus continued. Bank branches throughout the state have closed, with some offering services at drive-up windows only and others shutting down entirely.

Avidia Closes Two Branches as Precaution Against Virus

At least one Massachusetts bank has closed branches due to the coronavirus. Avidia Bank stopped offering services inside its branches at 17 Pope St and 42 Main St in Hudson after closing the branches late last week for cleaning through the weekend as a precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak.

An Avid Manager of Risk

As Avidia Bank’s CFO, Margaret Sullivan has a key role to play in helping manage risk, and in the process helping Avidia emerge as one of the most forward-thinking community banks in Massachusetts.