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Celebrating the Addition of New Services at Our Winton Road Branch

Photo showing ribbon cutting at Winton RoadGenesee 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 a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 2.  The event also coincided with National Small Business Week, recognizing the significant contributions of small businesses to the U.S. economy.

As a small business itself, GRB serves the small business community and individuals exclusively in the Rochester region.  Last year, GRB was presented with the Silver Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration for its lending activities.  The bank is also one of the top residential mortgage lenders in the community and provides full retail banking services including home equity loans, checking and savings accounts, CDs, Health Savings Accounts and more.   

In May 2016, GRB moved its headquarters to South Winton Road and added a small bank branch in the lobby with limited retail and business banking support.  Responding to customer demand, the bank recently added state-of-the-art Cash Recyclers to support a full range of cash transactions in the Winton branch.  Business customers can also begin using the new Night Depository in the bank's secure vestibule area for after-hours deposits.

The ribbon-cutting was attended by Nelson Lopatin from the Brighton Chamber of Commerce, Brighton Town Supervisor William Moehle, Director of Communications for the Honorable NYS Senator Joseph E. Robach, Director of Planning and Development for Monroe County Jeff Adair and President and CEO of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Bob Duffy. 

“As a community bank based right here in Rochester, we are pleased to be able to expand our service levels to our existing retail and business customers and provide those in surrounding areas with the ability to work with a local financial institution in a convenient location, right off the I-590 interchange,” said Philip Pecora, GRB’s President and CEO.  “We are thrilled to be holding this celebration during National Small Business Week, acknowledging our position as a small business and celebrating the positive impact of the local entrepreneurs who work with GRB to start and grow their enterprises.”

GRB is grateful to its employees, customers and partners for being part of the bank's continued growth.

“We are excited about our ability to offer a growing list of services to this community in business, retail and mortgage banking,” added Pecora.  “Our local knowledge and focus allows GRB to offer products, service and rates that are best-in-class for the Rochester community.”

Phil Pecora speaks at the ribbon-cutting    Crowd at the ribbon-cutting
 Ribbon cutting reception with food  Phil Pecora talking to Bill Moehle  Ribbon-cutting reception


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