From left to right: Klyda Hutchins, Regional Manager, Provident Bank; Tom Nolan, Bethlehem Board of Commissioners; Dan Pancoast, Bethlehem Township Police Department; Darlene Funesti, Branch Manager, Provident Bank; Donald Norder, President, Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire EMS; Lt. Anthony Ortwein, Nancy Run Fire Department; Chris Martin, President & CEO, Provident Bank
The Provident Bank held a grand opening on Saturday, November 7 in celebration of the relocation of its Bethlehem branch to Madison Farms Shopping Center. This relocation is part of Provident Bank’s community reinvestment initiatives within the Lehigh Valley, including multi-year financial commitments to Neighborhood Partnerships in Bethlehem and Allentown, and additional efforts to support the region.
“At Provident Bank we focus on the communities we serve. Our goal is to provide a full range of banking and financial services to the families and businesses who call Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley home,” said Chris Martin, President & CEO, Provident Bank. “The celebration was extremely successful and a great start to the positive economic development of this region.”
Grand opening activities throughout the day included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Thomas Nolan of the Bethlehem Township Board of Commissioners, and Provident Bank executives including Chris Martin, President & CEO and Darleen Funesti, Branch Manager; and check presentations to local first responders including Nancy Run Fire Department and Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire EMS.
The day also included feature performances from Irish Stars Step Dancers, Jefferson Pilgrims, Sing for America, and Magician Joe Keppel, as well as appearances from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs FeRROUS & FeFe. Guests also enjoyed visits with the crew from CAT Country 96FM and participated in games and sweepstakes for the chances to win cash and prizes such as a 60” Samsung Smart 4K Ultra HD TV.
Provident Bank is recognized for “Commitment You Can Count On,” and provides the most convenient and modern community banking services. The Provident Bank Madison Farms branch is located at 4787 Freemansburg Avenue in Easton, next to ShopRite.
To learn more about The Provident Bank Madison Farms, call 610-297-4030 or visit www.ProvidentPA.com/MadisonFarms.
About The Provident Bank
The Provident Bank, (www.providentpa.com) a community-oriented bank offering “Commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $8.9 billion as of September 30, 2015. With $5.8 billion in deposits, The Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company.