Category Archives: GRB News

GRB Featured in Rochester Business Journal

GRB Featured in Rochester Business Journal GRB President and CEO Phil Pecora and CFO Gary Schwingel were featured in the Rochester Business Journal’s Jan. 15 issue. As part of the […]


GRB Participating in University of Rochester Benefits Program Encouraging City Home Ownership

GRB Participating in University of Rochester Benefits Program Encouraging City Home Ownership We are pleased to announce that GRB will begin offering funding to University of Rochester employees who are […]


GRB Named one of Rochester’s Top Workplaces for Second Year in a Row

GRB Named one of Rochester’s Top Workplaces for Second Year in a Row GRB is pleased to once again be named one of Rochester’s “Top Workplaces.” So, first order of […]


GRB is Moving: Hours and Location Update

GRB is Moving: Hours and Location Update We are pleased to announce that as of May 2 Genesee Regional Bank will have completed the move to its new headquarters location […]


Survey Finds Small Banks are Lender of Choice for Small Businesses

Survey Finds Small Banks are Lender of Choice for Small Businesses This month, the Federal Reserve Banks released the 2015 “Small Business Credit Survey: Report on Employer Firms,” an annual […]


GRB is on the Move, Just in Time to Celebrate National Small Business Week

GRB is on the Move, Just in Time to Celebrate National Small Business Week In a carefully executed plan involving no fewer than a million moving parts, GRB completed the […]


Thank You to Our Employees: GRB Named to “Best Companies” List for 2016

HTML Reference GRB is proud to announce that it has been recognized as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in New York 2016” by the NYS chapter of […]


New GRB Headquarters Reflects Growth, Focus on Personal Touch

New GRB Headquarters Reflects Growth, Focus on Personal Touch We are pleased to be featured in today’s edition of the Rochester Business Journal in an article discussing the move to […]


GRB on Point with Online Mobile Banking Trends, Announces Enhancements to Mobile App

GRB on Point with Online & Mobile Banking Trends, Announces Enhancements to Mobile App Online and mobile banking are now the most preferred forms of banking, with more than half […]


Same Day ACH Phase 1 Begins September 23

Same Day ACH Phase 1 Begins September 23 On Sept. 23, 2016, the banking industry will introduce a new faster electronic payment option for eligible transactions known as Same Day […]


GRB Moves Up in Top 100 Rankings

GRB Moves Up in Top 100 Rankings “Appearing on the Top 100 list is a tremendous honor.  This year, I cannot say enough about the employee team here at GRB.  […]


GRB Recognized as “Best Company” for Fifth Time

We are pleased to announce that GRB has been named to the 2017 “Best Companies to Work for in New York” list. This is the fifth year that GRB has […]


Happy Anniversary!

It seems like only yesterday that GRB moved its headquarters to the new building at 1850 South Winton Road.  But it has been one year already and we took a […]


Helping Write Customer Stories Centerpiece of GRB Small Business Week Celebration

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business […]


GRB Mortgage Fundraising for Veterans Outreach Center

GRB Mortgage is pleased to announce it is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit our local service men and women. GRB Mortgage will donate $25 for every residential mortgage application taken […]


Same-Day Check Processing Begins July 5

Beginning July 5, 2017, checks you have written will now post to your account on the same day they are received by GRB (typically by 1 PM that day).  Previously, checks […]


Local Favorites Coming to the Village of Webster

We are pleased to congratulate The Village Bakery and Cafe, JoJo Bistro & Wine Bar, the Pittsford Farms Dairy & Bakery and ROC and Soul Fitness on their move to […]


GRB Co-founder and Entrepreneur E. Philip Saunders Honored by RIT

On Oct. 10, RIT’s Saunders College of Business honored local entrepreneur, philanthropist and GRB Co-founder E. Philip Saunders with a permanent wall display at the college to celebrate the 10th […]


“Focus on the Rochester Community” Topic of GRB Radio Interview

We are pleased to share that GRB Community Relationship Manager Chris Kiley was recently a guest on the “Business Voice” radio show on WYSL and hosted by the Greece Regional […]


GRB Moves Up on 2017 Top 100 List

GRB is pleased to announce it has moved up 14 spots to #30 on the Rochester Chamber and KPMG “2017 Top 100” list.  GRB is the only bank on the […]


GRB Earns Silver Award for SBA Lending

We are pleased to announce that GRB has once again been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration for its lending activities, earning a “Silver Award” for writing 36 loans […]


Celebrating the Addition of New Services at Our Winton Road Branch

Genesee Regional Bank (GRB) is pleased to have celebrated the addition of new services for both Retail and Commercial clients at its headquarters location at 1850 South Winton Road with […]


Facial Recognition Support Available on GRBmobile for iOS Users

The latest upgrade to GRBmobile brings a number of enhancements to users, including support for iOS facial recognition technology used on the iPhone 10.  Now, GRBmobile users that unlock their […]


Is Your HSA Due for a Check Up?

For those with a High Deductible Health Plan, your Health Savings Account is an important part of your health benefits package. “To maximize its benefits, make sure and give it […]


You Could Be Surprised with Mastercard Surprises!

GRB is pleased to announce that it is participating in the Priceless Surprises® campaign with Mastercard®, allowing eligible cardholders to be entered for prizes just for using their GRB debit […]


GRB Welcomes Tim Jones to Executive Team as Chief Lending Officer

GRB Executive Vice President Dave Halladay to Take on New Position as Chief Credit Officer Genesee Regional Bank (GRB) is pleased to announce that Tim Jones has joined the bank’s […]


E. Philip Saunders Selected as ICON Honors Recipient

Celebrating the selection of GRB’s Co-founder and Chairman of the Board E. Philip Saunders to the ICON Honors class of 2018! The ICON Honors awards recognize Greater Rochester Area business […]


Your GRB Mastercard Could Take You to Hawaii

GRB is pleased to announce that it is participating in the Priceless Surprises® campaign with Mastercard®, allowing eligible cardholders to be entered for prizes just for using their GRB debit […]


January Fundraising for Veterans

GRB Mortgage is pleased to announce it is sponsoring a fundraiser to benefit our local service men and women. GRB’s Mortgage Team is offering free appraisals on VA loans and […]


New Greece Branch Up and Running!

GRB is excited to share the news that its new Greece branch location is ready to serve you better!  As of Monday, Jan. 28, the Greece Branch is located at: […]


GRB Named to “Best Companies” List for 2019

GRB is proud to announce that it has been recognized as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in New York 2019” by the NYS chapter of the Society […]


Give Your Employees More Benefits with GRB

GRB is pleased to offer our commercial business owners the opportunity to offer their employees a number of discounts on retail and mortgage banking services. Our resident affinity banking specialist […]


GRB’s Allana Lazeroff Named to 2019 Class of “Women of Excellence”

Please join us in congratulating GRB’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Allana Lazeroff on her selection to the 2019 class of Women of Excellence sponsored by the Rochester […]


New Program Offers Up To $15,000 in Grants for First-time Buyers

As a bank, GRB is able to work with the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) to provide grant assistance to qualified first-time homebuyers. The Homebuyer Dream ProgramTM […]


GRB Moves Up in 2019 “Best Companies” List

We are pleased to announce that GRB has ranked no. 13 out of 23 in the “Best Companies to Work For in New York” program in the mid-size employer category (100-250 […]


Vote GRB for 2019 Reader Rankings

It’s time to vote! We are pleased to announce that GRB has also made it to the final round of voting in the RBJ’s 2019 Reader Rankings program, this year in […]


Sunscreen, Shades and Your Health Savings Account (HSA)

You may wonder what sunscreen and shades have to do with your HSA.  Well, those are just two of the many items that are HSA-eligible expenses.  With summer around the […]


GRB President and CEO Featured in RBJ Article on Community Banks and Technology

GRB’s President and CEO Philip Pecora was featured in the Rochester Business Journal’s recent article on financial technology, and how community banks are able to keep pace with larger financial […]


COO Allana Lazeroff Featured in Article on Bank Innovation

We’re pleased to recognize GRB’s Chief Operating Officer Allana Lazeroff as a contributor to a recent article on banking technology in the Rochester Business Journal. Nice job, Allana!


GRB Named to “Best Companies” List for Sixth Consecutive Year

GRB is pleased to announce it has once again been named to the “Best Companies to Work for in New York” state awards. This is the sixth consecutive year that […]


GRB President and CEO Phil Pecora Talks Community Bank Competitiveness with the Rochester Beacon

We’re proud to have GRB President and CEO Philip Pecora interviewed in the Rochester Beacon about the competitiveness of community banks. Of particular note, the article points out that smaller […]


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 […]


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 […]


As the Region Reopens, GRB Remains Focused on Service and Safety

We are happy to announce that GRB will be reopening its lobby locations in Pittsford and Greece at 8:55 a.m. on Monday, July 6 for regular hours. We appreciate your patience […]


GRB Celebrates Appearance on 2020 Top 100 List

GRB is pleased to announce it was named no. 83 on the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce “2020 Top 100” list.  GRB is the only bank on the Top 100 […]


New Conforming, FHA Loan Limits for 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) have announced new maximum conforming loan limits and FHA loan limits for 2021. Conforming Loan Limits for 2021 In […]


Expertise.com Names GRB Top Rochester Refinance Mortgage Provider

Genesee Regional Bank is pleased to announce it has been recognized by professional services review website Expertise.com as one of the Top Refinance Mortgage companies in Rochester, NY. Expertise.com scored […]


GRB Recognized as Best-performing Community Bank in 2020 by S&P

S&P Global Market Intelligence report ranks GRB no. 23 nationwide for banks with up to $3 billion is assets GRB is proud to be recognized by S&P Global Market Intelligence […]


Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) Provides Possibilities for Homeowners

A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is one of the lowest-cost sources of funding available to homeowners. Unlike a loan, which provides a lump sum of funds and a […]


GRB Named to “Best Companies” List for Eighth Year

GRB is pleased to announce it has once again been named to the “Best Companies to Work for in New York” state awards. This is the eighth year that GRB […]


GRB President and CEO Phil Pecora Selected as Financial Leader 2021

We are proud to announce that the Rochester Business Journal and the Rochester Chapter of Financial Executives International have selected GRB President and CEO Phil Pecora as a Financial Leader […]


GRB Ranks Up in 2021 “Best Companies” List

We are pleased to announce GRB has ranked no. 6 in the the mid-size employer (100-250) category for “Best Companies to Work For New York“. This is a significant achievement […]


GRB Celebrates Appearance on 2021 Top 100 List

GRB is pleased to announce it was named no. 13 on the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce “2021 Top 100” list.  GRB is the only bank on the Top 100 list.


New Conforming Loan Limits for 2022

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced new maximum conforming loan limits for 2022. Conforming Loan Limits for 2022 In Central and Western New York: The maximum conforming FHFA […]


GRB Earns Diamond Award from U.S. SBA for Small Business Lending

Genesee Regional Bank (GRB) is pleased to be recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) with a Diamond Award for its small business lending activities for the period from […]


GRB Leaders Named to Power 100 List

We are proud to announce that GRB Founder and Chairman E. Philip Saunders and President and CEO Philip L. Pecora were both named to the Rochester Business Journal’s Power 100 […]


What Can You Do with a Home Equity Line of Credit?

A Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) is one of the lowest-cost sources of funding available to homeowners. Unlike a loan, which provides a lump sum of funds and a […]


April is Community Banking Month

The idea of “sustainability” is linked to a lot of local activities these days. We reuse and recycle products, make purchases at a local bakery, and choose to buy American-made […]


GRB Ranks No. 5 on 2022 “Best Companies” List

We are pleased to announce GRB has ranked no. 5 in the the medium employer (100-250) category for “Best Companies to Work For New York.” This is a significant achievement […]


Honoring SBA District and New York State “Business Person of the Year”

During National Small Business Week, we are thrilled to extend our sincere congratulations to Steven Olschewski, owner of Clubhouse Fun Centers in Greece and Henrietta. Mr. Olschewski was named U.S. […]


GRB Recognized as ICBA “Top-performing Community Bank” for 2021

We are proud to announce that GRB has been recognized by the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) as one of the “top-performing community banks of 2021” in the most […]


GRB Executive Provides Update on Rochester Mortgage Market

GRB’s Senior Vice President, Residential Mortgage Manager Mike Pulver weighed in on a recent Rochester Business Journal article regarding rising interest rates and the state of Rochester’s residential mortgage market. […]


August Sees Changes to Rochester Homebuying Market

The last 30 days have represented a time of change in the Rochester housing market. Coming off two prior years characterized by low inventory, multiple bids, and way-over-asking-price offers, many […]