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.

Berkshire Bank

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.

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Bank of Utica

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.

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County

Agricultural Economic Development

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.

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Community Bank N.A.

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.

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Countryside Federal Credit Union

Countryside Federal Credit Union is open to persons who live, work, worship, or attend school in, and businesses and other legal entities in Onondaga County, New York. Their goal is not to be the biggest credit union, but best in meeting their members' financial needs. Countryside Federal Credit Union's mission is to always consider first their members' financial well-being, improve their financial knowledge and provide members of modest means with a place to save and borrow at competitive rates.

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First National Bank of Groton

The First National Bank of Groton was formed in 1865 by Charles Perrigo, Dexter Marsh, and other businessmen of Groton who realized the difficulties and inconveniences of conducting banking in another community. The original capital inscription was $100,000. The first year proved successful, resulting in stockholders receiving a dividend of 8% on the Bank’s first anniversary. In December 1868, the board voted to build a new bank on the corner of Main Street and Mill Street. In January 1896, The First National Bank elected Welthea Marsh as President, making her one of the first women in the country to serve as a bank president.

During the Bank’s first 50 years, Groton developed into a busy center of manufacturing, and the Bank grew along with it. In 1916, The First National Bank of Groton acquired the Mechanics State Bank, which was housed in the building next door. By 1943, deposits were well over $1 million; by 1961, total assets were $4.2 million. In 1972 a new banking house was built at its current location, 161 Main Street in Groton. In 1984, The First National Bank of Groton acquired the Groton branch office of Empire of America of Buffalo. This branch had previously been The Groton Savings and Loan. The combined assets of the Bank then became $29 million. In 1999, the Bank opened its first branch office at 41 South Main Street in Moravia. The Bank’s total assets are now over $150 million. Both offices of The First National Bank of Groton are committed to offering you quality customer service.

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Fulton Savings Bank

Since 1871, Fulton Savings Bank has empowered our neighbors to turn their plans into action. From big days to life's little moments, Fulton Savings Bank has been there. Together, we make life easier and goals achievable. A better, more personal way to bank starts here. 

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JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is one of the world's oldest, largest and best-known financial institutions. The firm is built on the foundation of more than 1,200 predecessor institutions that have come together through the years to form today's company.

We trace our roots to 1799 in New York City, and our many well-known heritage firms include J.P. Morgan & Co., The Chase Manhattan Bank, Bank One, Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co., Chemical Bank, The First National Bank of Chicago, National Bank of Detroit, The Bear Stearns Companies Inc., Robert Fleming Holdings, Cazenove Group and the business acquired in the Washington Mutual transaction. Each of these firms, in its time, was closely tied to innovations in finance and the growth of the U.S. and global economies.

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Key Bank

Since 1825, we’ve built our business on knowing the communities we serve inside and out. We’re not surprised to see you pulling together to help our neighbors, but we are inspired by it. And as neighbors ourselves, we’re right here with you. Today, we’re working together to support the people, small businesses, local restaurants and non-profits that help our communities thrive. Tomorrow will come, and when it does, we want everyone to be ready to hit the ground running.

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M&T Bank

For more than 160 years, M&T has helped people and businesses manage their money and make sound financial decisions, so they can live better today and realize their goals for tomorrow. Whether you're buying a home, building a business, or broadening your career, find out how we're making a difference, every day, in communities throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC. 

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NBT Bank

NBT Bank operates through a network of more than 150 banking locations with offices in New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. We know our customers, communities, and the people in them and are proud to be a partner in helping them reach their goals. 

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SBA Syracuse District

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

SBA Syracuse District