Category Archives: Community

GRB Mortgage Raises Awareness and Funds for Veterans Outreach Center

GRB Mortgage Raises Awareness and Funds for Veterans Outreach Center Capping off a month-long fundraising effort, the GRB Mortgage team was pleased to present a check for $3,100 to Veterans Outreach Center (VOC) Executive Director Todd Baxter. GRB Mortgage donated $25 to the VOC for each mortgage application submitted during the month of July. “Real […]


GRB Mortgage Starts New Year with Benefit for Open Door Mission

GRB Mortgage Starts New Year with Benefit for Open Door Mission As a residential mortgage provider, GRB has the pleasure of helping hundreds of individuals and families buy homes each year.  As we begin the new year and feel the temperatures dropping outside, it’s hard not to think about those who cannot come home to […]


Celebrating Women of Excellence – Including GRB’s Allana Lazeroff

We are proud to be celebrating alongside one of the Rochester Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Excellence, GRB’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Allana Lazeroff.  Allana received her award, along with other deserving #ROC women at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on May 9. Allana is a 25-year veteran of […]


Never Forget

We all know where we were when we saw the events that would change our world forever. Our shared experience brought terrible, terrible grief. But it also brought us a collective strength that we use to remember this day with something positive.


10 Tips to Make Sure Your Business is Ready for Saturday’s #ShopSmall Customers

With Small Business Saturday just around the corner, the U.S. Small Business Administration has provided a list of 10 tips to help business owners take full advantage of the opportunity to connect with local shoppers. More than two-thirds of every dollar spent at local small businesses stays in the local economy, so Small Business Saturday […]


Small Business Cyber Security Resources

With New York’s SHIELD Act taking effect on March 21, 2020, it’s important for small businesses to continue building on their cyber security knowledge to safeguard customer information and prevent losses from fraud. Fraud and cyber security threats are some of the leading sources of risk for businesses and individuals today. It’s challenging to stay […]


Making Progress on Helping Our Business Community

In uncertain times, being able to help others can often be our greatest comfort.  Since this crisis began, GRB has implemented a number of protections for consumer customers to ease their financial burden.  I am proud to add that over the last 72 hours we have also been able to offer our small business customers […]


PPP Loan Closings Begin at GRB

We are just a little more than 10 days into the launch of the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and I am proud to announce that GRB has already closed its first 80 PPP loans. That means we are getting much-needed funds into the hands of our community businesses.  This initial group represents […]


GRB Proud to Participate in ROC Chamber’s “We’re Open” Campaign

The positive message was passed to some 111 companies in the Rochester region as the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce launched its “We’re Open” video campaign. GRB was proud to be one of the companies participating. GRB’s portion of the video in Cut Two featured (from left to right) President and CEO Philip Pecora, Commercial […]


In a World of Virtual Meetings, Community Still Connects Us

When GRB provides a donation to an organization, we usually like to do it in person. We invite the organization to our offices, give them an opportunity to meet our employees, and spend a few minutes sharing what they do everyday to help the community. Sometimes, this generates a volunteer or an idea for another […]


GRB Community Give Back Supports Local Businesses

The last few months have left nearly everyone wondering what we can do to help our local businesses recover. As a community bank, this is a particularly important question for GRB. We eliminated fees, deferred loans and supported a number of not-for-profit organizations. We focused on processing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans as quickly […]