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Staying Safe when Shopping Online

Staying Safe when Shopping Online With the holiday season in full swing, many consumers will find themselves shopping online.  Stay safe with these suggestions from the Federal Trade Commission: Get the Details Know who you’re dealing with. Anyone can set up shop online under almost any name. Confirm the online seller’s physical address and phone number […]


GRB Mortgage Raises $1,525 for the Open Door Mission

GRB Mortgage is proud to announce that its January fundraising effort for the Open Door Mission has resulted in a $1,525 donation.  GRB Mortgage donated $25 for each mortgage application taken during the month. Having a place to be safe and warm, especially during the winter months in Rochester, should never be taken for granted.  To […]


GRB Named to Top Workplaces List Third Year in a Row

GRB is pleased to be one of 50 companies named to the list of Rochester “Top Workplaces” for 2017! This is the third year in a row that GRB has made the list. Thank you to all of our employees for making GRB a great place to work — every day. We are also pleased […]


GRB Team to Participate in the Rochester Corporate Challenge

Genesee Regional Bank is proud to be co-sponsoring a team of 27 GRB employees for the Rochester Corporate Challenge with WCI Realty, Inc. The Corporate Challenge began in 1977 as a way for companies to celebrate teamwork, camaraderie and community all while running a 3.5 mile race. It has grown into an annual event held […]


GRB to Host Mortgage Education Sessions for Veterans

GRB is pleased to announce it will be hosting two mortgage education sessions for military veterans at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 20 at the Veterans Outreach Center (VOC), 459 South Avenue, Rochester, NY  14620. GRB Mortgage’s Senior Vice President, Residential Mortgage Mike Pulver will provide information on the Rochester real estate […]


Upgrade Complete for GRB BillPay Solutions

We are pleased to announce that both GRB Business BillPay and GRB BillPay for consumers have completed the upgrade process and now include a number of new features. Every effort was made to transfer all scheduled payments and recurring payments to the new solution, but we encourage all customers to verify their accounts as soon […]


Promotions Announced at GRB

Please join the GRB team in congratulating Jewel Allred and Courtney Ferenchak on their recent promotions. Jewel was promoted from Underwriter to Senior Underwriter. Jewel joined GRB in 2014 as a Mortgage Processor and transitioned to the Underwriting department a year later.  She earned her Direct Endorsement (DE) certification in April 2016. Courtney was promoted […]


Interested in Operating a Franchise? Find Out More from Successful Owners

If you’ve ever thought about owning a franchise, now is your chance to hear about the opportunities and challenges from successful franchise owners in a number of industries.  This event features a panel discussion with representatives from Allstate Insurance, Wendy’s, Jan-Pro and McDonald’s.  Sponsored by the Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce and facilitated by John […]


Helping Hurricane Harvey Victims

Although GRB is usually focused on helping those in the Rochester region, it’s impossible to ignore the misery that those in Houston and surrounding areas are feeling in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  Like many here in our area, GRB is ready to help. We have already placed a donation with the local chapter of […]


Information Regarding the Equifax Breach

It has been widely reported that more than 143 million Americans may have had their personal information compromised in a breach reported by consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax. Find out if you have been impacted Because of Equifax’s role as a credit repository, nearly anyone could be at risk.  We recommend using the website established […]


GRB’s David Halladay Named to Bivona Board

Congratulations to GRB’s Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer David Halladay on his recent appointment to the Bivona Child Advocacy Center’s Board of Directors.  Bivona’s mission is to deliver excellence in child abuse response, healing and prevention through collaborative service, awareness, education and leadership. Established in 2004, the organization has served more than 16,000 children in our […]


Enroll Now, Buy a Home Next Summer with First Home Club

Enroll now.  Save money.  Earn a $7,500 grant.  Buy a house in 10 months.  That’s First Home Club with GRB. A home remains one of the best long-term investments you can make.  To make it easier for first-time buyers to purchase a home, GRB and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) work […]


Congratulations to Winners of the Greece Small Business Awards Program

“Even the largest companies began as a small business.  Our support for this program highlights the importance of all businesses to our community,” said Pecora.  “It is vital that we support the development of our community and recognize the efforts of those who are contributing to its economic stability and growth.  Through this awards program, […]


GRB Rolls Out 55,000+ Surcharge-Free ATMs, Just in Time for the Holidays

Responding to rising ATM fees, Genesee Regional Bank (GRB) has partnered with the Allpoint and STAR® ATM networks to provide the bank’s debit card customers with more than 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs around the world.  The network includes ATMs located within premier retailers in the Rochester region including Wegmans, Speedway, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Sunoco, Costco, Target, […]


Genesee Regional Bank Named to “Best Companies” List for 2018

GRB is proud to announce that it has been recognized as one of the “Best Companies to Work for in New York 2018” by the NYS chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the small/medium size category. The 2018 award marks GRB’s fifth year on the “Best Companies” list. Rankings in the […]


National Small Business Week – Highlighting Local Success

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As a small business lender, at GRB we know every small business has a story.  We are highlighting our celebration of National Small Business Week by helping […]


GRB on Rochester Top 100 List

GRB is pleased to announce it has once again placed on the Rochester Chamber and KPMG “Top 100” list.  GRB is the only bank on the Top 100. To be eligible for the Rochester Chamber Top 100, businesses must be privately held, headquartered in the nine-county Rochester region, and have earned at least $1 million […]


Greece Branch Moving to Serve You Better

GRB is excited to share the news that it will be relocating its Greece branch, currently located at 2300 West Ridge Road, just a little further west to a larger location at: 4180 West Ridge Road Just west of Kohl’s in The Shops at Hampton Ridge Plaza The new branch will officially open for business on […]


Ribbon-cutting Marks Official Opening of Re-located Greece Branch

Genesee Regional Bank held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the re-located Greece Branch on Friday, Feb. 15.  With more space and additional features for our customers, we are pleased to be adding to our footprint in the Town of Greece.  We were pleased to have a number of customers, associates and special guests available to […]


GRB Leaders Featured on Podcast Discussing Small Business, Community Commitment

If you have not had a chance to catch the recent podcast featuring GRB Founder and Chairman E. Philip Saunders and GRB President and CEO Philip Pecora, you need to grab 45 minutes and do so!  Such great stories about the roots of their personal and professional commitment to the local small business community, and what […]


No Phishing Here! ABA and FTC Resource Aims to Help Raise Awareness of Email Fraud

As phishing becomes a top cyber threat—with losses growing to nearly $30 million in 2017 from $8 million in 2015, according to the FBI—the American Bankers Association and the Federal Trade Commission today released a new infographic highlighting this growing problem. Accoding to the ABA, phishing scams typically involves emails, texts or calls that come from seemingly […]


Cardon Joins GRB as Chief Credit Officer

Genesee Regional Bank (GRB) is pleased to announce that Randy Cardon has joined the bank’s leadership team as Senior Vice President, Chief Credit Officer. Randy, who has more than 30 years of commercial banking experience in the local Rochester market, will oversee the commercial loan administration and commercial credit teams at GRB.  He earned a […]


You Could be West Coast-bound with GRB and Mastercard

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 card.  Surprises range from $500 statement credits to once-in-a-lifetime trips – and a GRB customer is guaranteed to win one of the $500 prizes! The […]


Happy National Small Business Week

At GRB, we celebrate small business every day.  We’re a small business and we are deeply engaged with the small business community here in Rochester. We know this community and understand its unique needs and opportunities.  We are proud of the hundreds of commercial clients whose innovative ideas and hard work have fueled our local […]