A Message from Our President
We are a community-based financial institution focused on developing relationships with our customers and the communities we serve. Our unique products set us apart, and make us the bank of choice in our market place. And our knowledgeable, caring staff differentiates us by serving as advisors to both consumers and businesses. Our select products and services include e-Checking and e-Savings accounts, commercial and residential loans and mortgages, merchant credit card processing, investment services and our Visa® GreeneRewards and Loyalty programs.
Donald E. Gibson
The Bank of Greene County was chartered in 1889 as the Building and Loan Association of Catskill, NY. In 1974, the Bank, then known as the Catskill Savings & Loan Association, changed its name to Greene County Savings Bank, and opened its first branch office in Coxsackie that year. As the Bank continued to grow, branches were opened throughout the area, including Cairo (1988), Greenville (1997), Tannersville (2000), Westerlo (2001), Hudson (2005), Catskill Commons (2007), Greenport (2007), Chatham (2008), Ravena-Coeymans (2009), and Germantown (2010). The original Cairo and Coxsackie branches were replaced with larger, new offices in 2005 and 2006. Our newest branch will be opening in Kingston in Ulster County in February 2015.
In 1999, with the introduction of a public stock offering and the founding of our parent company, Greene County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ-GCBC), the Bank became known as The Bank of Greene County. At this time, it also purchased the current Administrative Center at 302 Main Street in Catskill. In 2004, the Bank formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Greene County Commercial Bank, whose sole purpose is to serve the needs of local municipalities. In 2006, the Bank purchased a lending and operations center located at 288 Main Street in Catskill. And in late 2013, the Bank purchased the historic former headquarters of Catskill Savings Bank located at 341 Main Street in Catskill. This building now houses a state-of-the-art Lending Center and opened in January 2015.
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