Salem, N.H. town officials, contractors and business leaders joined Haverhill Bank executives and staff at the groundbreaking for the bank's new branch. Groundbreaking came upon receipt of approvals from all state and federal bank regulatory agencies.
Haverhill Bank is joining CVS and three other retail stores in a 22,000 s/f retail plaza along Rte. 97 at the Methuen, Mass. and Salem, N.H. border. The branch opening is expected to take place in November.
"Haverhill Bank has developed a unique local focus that is expected to be welcomed by residents and businesses alike in the Salem, N.H., Atkinson, N.H. and Methuen, Mass. markets that will be served by the new branch," said Haverhill Bank president and CEO Thomas Mortimer. "As a community bank for more than 135 years, Haverhill Bank has been part of the communities it serves and looks forward to becoming involved in these communities as well."
Participating in ground breaking ceremonies were, (from left): Larry Bird, project superintendent, Maple Leaf Construction; Loren Dubois, president, Maple Leaf Construction; William Francoeur, project manager, Maple Leaf Construction; Trisha St. Cyr, Salem, N.H. branch manager, Haverhill Bank; Thomas Faulkner, chairman of the board of directors, Haverhill Bank; Thomas Mortimer, president and CEO, Haverhill Bank; Keith Hickey, Salem, N.H. town manager; Donna Morris, executive director, Greater Salem, N.H. Chamber of Commerce; Sheryl Parsons, executive committee, Greater Salem, N.H. Chamber of Commerce; Jennifer Cantwell, vice president, Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce; and Joseph Bevilacqua, president and CEO, Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.