The Bank of Greene County, a historic New York business that has been serving the community for over 135 years, has been officially designated as part of the New York Historical Business Preservation Registry. This recognition was sponsored by Senator Michelle Hinchey, D-Saugerties, and established by the state Legislature in 2020. The purpose of the registry is to honor and promote businesses that have made significant contributions to their communities.
On Monday, Jan. 22, about 75 bank officers, directors, and guests gathered at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange to celebrate the bank’s 135th anniversary and its 25th anniversary of being listed on the Nasdaq. The event included ringing a closing bell to commemorate the milestone achievement.
Senator Michelle Hinchey commended the Bank of Greene County during her speech at the event. “The Bank of Greene County is an exemplary community-minded partner,” she said. “Over its impressive history of over 135 years, it has not only stood the test of time but continually adapted to meet the needs of its communities.”
Donald Gibson, president and CEO of the Bank of Greene County, expressed his excitement about this momentous occasion. “We have had a remarkable year,” he said. “In addition to celebrating our anniversary with this exciting event at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, we have also raised our interest rates on our e-checking account and e-savings account and have been added to New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry.”
As they look forward to continuing their mission for another year ahead, Donald Gibson thanked everyone who has contributed to their success and pledged his commitment towards their customers’ financial well-being.