The Fireside Grille Named ‘Business of the Year’
The Fireside Grille, a popular Middleboro restaurant, was honored recently by the Cranberry Country Chamber of Commerce as the chamber’s “Business of the Year.”
The award was presented to restaurant owners Michael and Erin Dearing at the chamber’s recent annual meeting and awards ceremony.
The Dearing family purchased the restaurant in December 2019 and have made a number of improvements since that time. They have refurbished the building with a new roof, new paint, and an outdoor pavilion for events. They have also added outdoor dining and have boosted their take-out business.
During the presentation, chamber and legislative officials recognized the significant community commitment that Fireside Grille has shown, including giving away many free meals during the pandemic.
Rockland Trust Receives Top Honor From J.D. Power
Rockland Trust has received the J.D. Power Award for ranking No. 1 in New England in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study. The bank also achieved the highest score in New England in the factors People, Trust, and Problem Resolution.
This is the third time the bank has been recognized by the global market research company, having previously received the top ranking in New England in 2017 and 2012.
North Easton Savings Bank Promotes Green to AVP
North Easton Savings Bank has announced the promotion of Jason Green to Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager.
In his new role as AVP, Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager, Jason will be responsible for managing a portfolio of existing commercial and private banking relationships, originating new financing transactions and relationships, and in general partnering with the local business community for their credit needs.
Cataloni Joins Ryan’s
Ryan’s has announced the appointment of Ray Cataloni of Yarmouth as Director of Sales.
Cataloni will oversee the sales and execution of corporate outings, private parties, fundraisers and special functions at all of Ryan’s locations, including Ten Pin Eatery.
Cataloni brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, most recently at Pysnet Group, a business management consulting company in New York. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at Monster.com as a Regional Sales Manager.
Cataloni grew up in West Yarmouth and received a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University.
Cataloni will be working with clients to plan events across all of Ryan’s 10 locations, with specific emphasis on Ten Pin Eatery in Hyannis and the Ryan’s Center in South Yarmouth, the company’s largest two venues.
Fernandes Promoted By BayCoast Bank
BayCoast Bank has promoted Olga Fernandes of Pawtucket, R.I., to Assistant Treasurer, Branch Manager of the new River’s Edge branch, located at 20 Turner St. in Fall River.
In this role, Fernandes is responsible for the administration and daily operation of the branch, including customer service, staff coordination, and product sales.
Fernandes brings more than 16 years of experience in banking, sales and supervisory capacities to her role. She joined BayCoast Bank in 2019 as an Assistant Branch Manager for the Bristol office.
Fernandes is a graduate of Faculdade Economia do Porto in Portugal where she received a bachelor’s degree in Finance. She is a Certified Notary Public in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The Coop Appoints Horton As Falmouth Branch Manager
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod has appointed Evan Horton to the position of Assistant Vice President, Falmouth Branch Manager – Small Business Specialist.
Horton, of North Falmouth, joins The Coop from Santander Bank, N.A., where he also served as a Small Business Specialist. He succeeds Rob Gillis, the longtime Falmouth Branch Manager who was recently promoted to Vice President, Retail Service and Service Delivery Leader for The Coop.
In his new role at The Coop, Horton will be responsible for developing and leading the Falmouth and North Falmouth branch teams to exceed client expectations and cultivate client loyalty while delivering an extensive suite of banking services. Horton will also be instrumental in developing relationship strategies and partnerships with local organizations, with a strong focus on community outreach and small business banking.
North Easton Savings Bank Promotes St. Andre
North Easton Savings Bank announced the promotion of Christopher St. Andre of Whitman to Assistant Vice President, Commercial Credit Administrator Team Leader.
In this role, St. Andre will support the commercial lending department by overseeing loan analysis, processing and administration functions. He has worked for the bank for six years.
Centerville Pie Opens In Sandwich
Centerville Pie has opened a second retail location in Sandwich.
The Sandwich operation includes retail space where all the favorite varieties of sweet and savory pies offered at their original location, 1671 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Centerville, will be available as well as a full production facility where the raw ingredients are prepared, cooked and packaged for sale.
The pies are also sold at many retail locations. For a complete list, visit www.CentervillePies.com
Cape Cod 5 Eliminates Overdraft Fees
Cape Cod 5 eliminated all consumer and business overdraft and non-sufficient funds fees as of June 1, 2022.
This includes all fees associated with insufficient funds, uncollected funds and savings transfers to cover overdrafts. In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Cape Cod 5 temporarily waived several consumer fees.
Cape Cod 5 also introduced a BankOn-certified personal checking account in June. The goal of BankOn is to ensure that everyone has access to safe and affordable financial products and services.
To learn more, visit www.capecodfive.com
Cervone Joins Rockland Trust
Rockland Trust’s Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket bank teams have announced the addition of Vice President and Senior Loan Officer Victoria Cervone of Edgartown to their team.
In her role, Cervone will lead the residential lending team on both Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.
Cervone joins Rockland Trust after spending six years with Santander Bank. For all six years at Santander, she was acknowledged as a company top performer and was ranked the No. 3 Mortgage Loan Officer in 2021 companywide.
Coop Partners With Love Live Local
The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod has partnered with Love Live Local, an advocacy organization dedicated to educating consumers on the importance of shopping locally, to share stories of small businesses having a big impact on the community.
The Coop will provide financial support for the Shop Local Stories series, a year-long initiative to recognize small businesses throughout Cape Cod that contribute more to the community than simply providing goods and services.
The Shop Local Stories pay tribute to businesses in the region that give back to the community, provide exceptional customer service, support other local businesses or provide employment opportunities in a unique and interesting way.
Nominations for a business to be featured in Shop Local Stories can be submitted through a brief form at www.lovelivelocal.com/shoplocalstories. Selected businesses will be featured on the Love Live Local website, on its social media platforms and in a monthly email – a $500 value, underwritten by The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.
In addition to the Shop Local Stories, The Coop is also providing $5,000 to underwrite the cost on the next iteration of the Local Matters report, a comparative survey detailing the impact of the independent and locally owned business community on Cape Cod. The goal in 2022 is to focus research efforts on business and personal services like printers, bookkeepers, and fitness centers and the impact of the shift to corporate and online commerce has had on mom-and-pop businesses in these sectors.
BayCoast Mortgage Company Names Yokell Loan Officer
BayCoast Mortgage Company, LLC has hired Steven Yokell of Berkley as a Loan Officer.
In this role, he is responsible for the development of residential mortgages to best fit the needs of customers.
Prior to joining BayCoast Mortgage, Yokell was with Santander Bank, NA where over the course of 28 years he served in a variety of roles including Credit Analyst, Branch Manager and most recently as a Mortgage Development Officer.
BayCoast Bank Promotes Terra
BayCoast Bank announced the promotion of Stephanie Melo Terra to Assistant Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer.
In this role, she will focus on small business loans, specializing in Small Business Administration Lending.
Terra, who is fluent in Portuguese, joined BayCoast Bank in October 2017 as a Credit Analyst. She was promoted to Credit Analyst II Officer in January 2020, a title she held until her most recent promotion.
A graduate of the New England Institute of Business, Terra is a resident of Westport and is actively involved with the Maddox J. Almeida Foundation.
Cape Cod 5 Promotes Two
Daniela Morais and Lauren Robert have been promoted to the roles of Mortgage Loan Officer at Cape Cod 5.
Morais will serve customers throughout Cape Cod and Robert will serve customers in Falmouth and on Martha’s Vineyard.
Morais has served as an Internet Lending Coordinator at Cape Cod 5 since 2014 and previously worked in retail banking for a national bank. She moved from Brazil to Cape Cod with her parents and siblings in 2005 and attended Cape Cod Community College after graduating from Barnstable High School in 2009.
Robert joined the bank in 2015 and has served as Residential and Consumer Lending Administrative Manager. She previously worked in retail banking at Cape Cod 5 and a regional bank and earned a bachelor of science degree in Retail Marketing and Management from Johnson & Wales University. Robert also attended the New England School for Financial Studies at Babson College.
Rich Named Marketing Director At Hy-Line
Betsy Rich has taken over full responsibilities as the Director of Marketing for Hyannis Harbor Tours, Inc. (Hy-Line Cruises).
Philip Scudder, a managing partner of the company with his brother, Murray, had held this title since the late 1980s when he took over for his wife, Sherrie.
Rich has been with the company for more than 25 years and has worked closely with Scudder and his family in the Marketing Department for most of that time.
Hyannis Harbor Tours Inc. was founded in 1962. The company currently employs approximately 120 persons year-round. In the high season, total employment has reached 350.
North Easton Savings Bank Introduces Down Payment Assistance
In an effort to support those buying a home, North Easton Savings Bank has added a Down Payment Assistance Program to its stable of home financing solutions.
For 2022, North Easton Savings Bank has allocated $500,000 to the Down Payment Assistance Program to provide qualified borrowers up to $25,000 in down payment assistance towards purchasing a home. Borrowers may also benefit from lender-paid closing costs or a closing cost credit depending on their income levels and correlating credit score.
In addition to the new Down Payment Assistance Program, the bank has also introduced several new bespoke loan programs to fit borrowers from all income levels, including options for first-time buyers, veterans, front-line workers and those with unique financial circumstances.
For more information, visit NorthEastonSavingsBank.com
Caramanna Promoted At Seamen’s Bank
Carl Caramanna, a North Truro resident, has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Residential Lending at Seamen’s Bank.
He has more than two decades of experience in banking and residential lending, most recently holding the position of Director of Residential Lending at the bank. Prior to joining Seamen’s Bank two years ago, Caramanna held senior level managerial positions with two prominent banks in the Boston area.
In this new role, Caramanna will be responsible for leading the Residential Lending Team to provide quality loan products and services that will enhance the overall customer experience.