Pittsfield-based Greylock Federal held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its first New York branch, 18 months after the new office opened.
“We actually opened this beautiful branch in February 2021, but the pandemic has made it impossible for us to hold any type of public celebration,” Greylock executive director JamieEllen Moncecchi said in a statement. “City officials, residents and businesses in the area have been very welcoming to us. Thank you to everyone at Greenport for the chance to be part of this community.
Greylock said he had 1,500 members in Columbia County, New York, before starting the branch. The credit union said it now has nearly 2,800 members in the area. The branch is in the town of Greenport near the town of Hudson, about 40 miles from Pittsfield. Greenport Town Supervisor Katherine Eldridge and Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson attended the dedication ceremony.
“I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with this great community to provide the financial products they so deserve and to be part of this team that places financial fairness and access as a top priority,” said said Jodi Rathbun-Briggs, head of loans at Greylock. in the statement.
The branch manager is Shanatia Bygrave. Moncecchi said the credit union has previously worked with several community organizations and high schools in Columbia County.
“We strive to be a different kind of financial institution, to co-create value within neighborhoods, businesses and families,” Moncecch said. “We do this not only by donating to local causes, but by going the extra mile and becoming active partners.”
Greylock has approximately $1.5 billion in assets and 97,000 members. The credit union has Massachusetts branches in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, Lee, Adams, North Adams, Williamstown, Lanesborough and Lenox.