Thomaston Savings Bank employees donated $40,000 to this year’s United Way Campaign. This year 90% of employees took the pledge and increased their giving from the previous year by 25%. The Bank offered a range of incentives to encourage employees to participate, including a Bose Bluetooth speaker, department lunches, a Visa gift card and the grand prize of being President and CEO, Stephen Lewis for the day.
Dominic Richards, an employee who has had a particularly interesting history at the Bank, won a day in the life of President & CEO Steve Lewis. Dominic joined the Bank in 2011 through the Thomaston High School school-to-career program. He interned for several departments including finance/accounting, marketing/retail, loan servicing and commercial lending, and residential lending. He started working full-time as a Commercial Credit Analyst after graduating from Bentley University in 2017. He completed Leadership Northwest, offered by the Chamber of Commerce of Northwest Connecticut and is currently pursuing his Credit Risk Certification offered by the Risk Management Association. Dominic is approaching 10 years of working for Thomaston Savings Bank, what better way to celebrate then spend a day in the life of the President and CEO.
“Throughout my time at the Bank, I have held various roles and responsibilities that could have been difficult to maneuver if not for the generous spirit and unwavering support of each team I joined. I kept coming back because I was always offered the same level of exceptional, internal customer service as is expected when interacting with external customers. This level of service is one of the many reasons I have enjoyed working with a community bank, and I am grateful for the opportunities that the Bank has provided me.” Dominic Richards, Commercial Credit Analyst, Thomaston Savings Bank
Dominic spent the day with Steve learning more about his daily tasks and responsibilities. He started off the morning by attending the Community Reinvestment Act Board meeting with some of the Bank’s executive officers and board members. He joined Steve for lunch at the Rotary Club of Thomaston’s weekly meeting, where he met local business owners and learned about the different types of service the club provides to the community. He also gifted a lottery ticket to all employees as a token of his appreciation as President for the day.