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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 for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the small/medium size category. The 2019 award marks GRB’s sixth year on the “Best Companies” list. Rankings in the […]


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 Laura Smith come to your place of business and help your employees learn about the additional products, services and discounts available to them through your […]


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 […]


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 Business Journal. Allana is a 25-year veteran of the banking industry and joined GRB in 2007.  She is responsible for the bank’s operations, marketing, project management, […]


GRB COO Allana Lazeroff Featured in “Women in Finance” Article in RBJ

After being named to the 2019 class of the Women of Excellence, GRB’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Allana Lazeroff also appeared on the front page of the Rochester Business Journal’s March 29 issue.  The article focused on Women in Finance and offered a look at Allana’s career and experiences as she honed […]


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 provides grants of up to $15,000 towards the purchase of a home in New York.  This is a program that is only available to banks, […]


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 employees) for 2019. This is GRB’s fifth consecutive year on the list and we are up four spots from last year’s finish at no. 17. See […]


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 […]


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 institutions. Pecora noted that partnerships are important to community banks and GRB is always vetting new platforms and services to provide customers with technology solutions, […]


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 banks are actually outpacing the growth of larger institutions: “Despite the size differential, the smaller banks—which make up 92 percent of FDIC-insured institutions—continue to do […]


First-time Homebuyer Mortgage Program Offers Up To $10,000 in Grants

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 provides grants of up to $10,000 towards the purchase of a home in New York.  This is a program that is only available to banks, […]


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 2021. Pecora was recognized in the category of Commercial Banker. Financial Leaders 2021 recognizes financial professionals who have made outstanding contributions to their organizations and […]


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.


First-time Homebuyer Mortgage Program Launches for 2022 – Offers Up To $10,000 in Grants

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 provides grants of up to $10,000 towards the purchase of a home in New York.  This is a program that is only available to banks, […]


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 the Greater Rochester region. We know this community and understand its unique needs and opportunities. GRB has been the top U.S. Small Business Administration lender in Greater Rochester the last two years. […]