With our thanks and appreciation, we recognize the partnership we have with the following businesses and organizations. Through their support, we are expanding services to the small business community and help to improve the local economies in Central New York.
- Countryside Federal Credit Union
- First National Bank of Groton (NY)
- Fulton Savings Bank
- JP Morgan Chase
- Key Bank
- M&T Bank
- NBT Bank
- SBA - Syracuse District Office
We believe in the important moments in your life. We live in extraordinary times. You need a bank that is dynamic—a bank that has experts and resources to help you achieve your financial goals. We are passionate and trained to help you find and fund the large and small exciting moments in your life. Our internal culture creates an environment for inspiration. Our employees come to work with a positive attitude, a lot of energy, and a determination to do right by you. Berkshire Bank realizes that no two customers are alike, and each person has their own unique interests. These interests and goals require different things to come to fruition— we're here to help you accomplish these desired moments and make the most of them. Maybe it’s funding a business opportunity, or building a home. It could be saving for retirement or buying a vacation house. We’re about the strength and resources of a big bank combined with the heart and attention of a community bank. This concept is at the core of our people and our culture.
Message from the President - For some history, we were founded way back in 1927 by my grandfather, John J. Sinnott, as the Morris Plan Company of Utica which was a kind of consumer finance company making loans to folks who weren't rich enough to get loans from traditional banks. Boy, have we broadened out since then. In fact, under the presidency of my father, Roger J. Sinnott, from 1950 to 2000, we became and continue to be the dominant bank in our Greater Utica/Oneida County area in terms of deposits. We will forever and a day strive to provide you with traditional as well as cutting edge banking products and services, and promise to always support our greater Utica community in its entirety as well. We recognize that everything we have evolved into is due to those we serve. My son Barry as the fourth generation is waiting in the wings to continue our legacy. Because we focus on building relationships that transcend generations, you can be sure that our staff, officers, directors, and the Sinnott family thank you for your trust, and appreciate the opportunity of continuing to serve you in the future. We promise to do everything we can to assure your satisfaction.
The Ag Economic Development Program works to maintain, develop, and promote a viable agricultural economy that benefits Madison County. The primary priority for achieving this mission is to market Madison County’s agricultural products and services by creating market opportunities and encouraging value-added enterprises. As a secondary priority, AED strives to maintain an appropriate agricultural land base to support a viable agricultural economy in Madison County by assisting existing Madison County farmers and attracting and supporting new farmers.
To date, the AED program has accomplished this mission through several diverse initiatives. The AED program has helped to launch several agricultural enterprises in Madison County by targeting assistance to value-added projects and agricultural start-ups through activities such as grant writing, workshops, and technical support. The AED program continues to work hard to keep farming viable in Madison County and draw public support to the county’s many agricultural ventures.
Community Bank, N.A.'s roots can be traced back to 1866, when their predecessor, St. Lawrence County National Bank, was chartered. They have expanded into the Northern Tier, Southern Tier, Western New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Western Massachusetts. For over 150 years, Community Bank, N.A. has served the financial needs of its customers.