Community Icon, Ulster Savings Bank, Named Among the Top Extraordinary Banks in USA

(Kingston, NY)  Ulster Savings Bank, a local Hudson Valley icon, was just named among the top extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™.

Ulster Savings was recognized with the Institute’s Banky™ Award for its commitment to strong community banking. This award recognizes Ulster Savings as on

e of the top 1% of banks in America based on five categories. These include Internal Culture or employee engagement, Customer Service, providing Financial Literacy programs, making an impact in the community through Philanthropy, and having Extraordinary Bank Practices with innovations and a focus on client success.

“Our claim as one of the best banks in America is heartfelt – the entire Ulster Savings Bank family, from our Board of Trustees to our management team to each and every employee, is driven to understand that their role, whether customer-facing or not, can have a positive impact on someone else in our community.” said bank President and CEO Bill Calderara. “Our place and our responsibility as a financial steward and resource for individuals and businesses in the Hudson Valley is one that we truly enjoy, and one that we take very seriously,” he added.

The Extraordinary Banking™ Awards highlight the vital, yet overlooked, role that local community banks play in our economy. Without a thriving local baking industry, our small businesses and families become nothing more than numbers inside “too big to fail” institutions. The Extraordinary Banking Awards recognize the best of what community banks offer to our cities and towns and the whole nation.

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President and CEO Bill Calderara of Ulster Savings Bank (right) receives the Banky Award from Roxanne Emmerich, founder and chair, The Institute for Extraordinary Banking (left), at the 2018 Extraordinary Banking Awards Ceremony.

 About Ulster Savings Bank:

Headquartered in Kingston, New York, Ulster Savings Bank is a mutual Savings Bank with assets of $892 million. Ulster Savings Bank has 14 branches located in Kingston, Lake Katrine, Gardiner, New Paltz, Newburgh, Phoenicia, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Saugerties, Stone Ridge, Wappingers Falls, and Woodstock. Additional mortgage lending offices are located in Orange, Dutchess, and Westchester counties.