RUTLAND, VT – The Bank of Bennington recently announced that Karen Worcester has joined the bank as Manager of their newest branch at 143 Woodstock Avenue in Rutland. Worcester joins The Bank of Bennington with nearly thirty-years of banking experience. She started her career as a teller for Vermont National and was most recently an Assistant Branch Manager for Berkshire Bank in Rutland.
Worcester has completed numerous bank related courses and is a 2006 graduate from the New England School of Banking. She is active with the Rutland Chamber of Commerce, is a volunteer for Meals on Wheels in Rutland, and has volunteered for the Everybody Wins program at the Rutland Intermediate School. Her banking experience includes branch supervision, residential lending, and business development.
“I am excited to join The Bank of Bennington, an institution that understands the value of community banking. I look forward to the new branch opening and growing relationships with my personal banking and commercial customers.” Worcester said.
James Brown, President of The Bank of Bennington, said, “We feel privileged to welcome Karen to our team. Karen’s experience and knowledge of her hometown will help us bring our community banking philosophy, style, and involvement to Rutland.”
The Bank of Bennington is celebrating 100 years of community banking in 2017 and will open its fifth branch in Rutland this spring. The bank is a full-service mutual community bank headquartered in Bennington, VT with branches in Manchester, Bennington, Arlington, and Rutland VT. Known for its customer service, financial strength, and community involvement, the bank offers financial planning services and an array of deposit and loan products including checking, savings, certificates of deposit, retirement plans, and loan accounts for personal and commercial customers. Bauer Financial, an independent bank-rating service, has awarded The Bank of Bennington their 5-star ‘superior’ rating for over twenty-five consecutive years.