The Bank of Greene County has recently been designated as part of the New York Historical Business Preservation Registry. This recognition was sponsored by Senator Michelle Hinchey, D-Saugerties, and established by the state Legislature in 2020. The purpose of the registry is to honor and promote New York businesses that have been operating for at least 50 years and have made significant contributions to the history of their community.
As part of its 135th anniversary celebration, the bank was honored by about 75 bank officers, directors, and guests who helped to ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange on Monday, Jan. 22. This event marked a remarkable milestone for the bank, which has been listed on the Nasdaq for 25 years.
During the celebration, Senator Michelle Hinchey commended the Bank of Greene County, saying, “The Bank of Greene County is an outstanding example of a community-minded business. Over its impressive history, the bank has not only stood the test of time but continually adapted to meet the needs of its communities.”
Donald Gibson, president and chief executive officer of the Bank of Greene County expressed his excitement about this accomplishment and said that it’s been a remarkable year for them as they continue to grow their business while serving their customers well. He also mentioned that they’ve recently raised interest rates on their e-checking account and e-savings account and have been added to New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry which is an honor for them.