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February 7, 2014

Bucks County Bank Announces Hiring of Beverly Boland

John D. Harding, Chairman, President & CEO of Bucks County Bank announced the hiring of Beverly Boland of Lansdale, PA as a Commercial Loan Officer in the Commercial Lending Department.   “We are pleased to add Beverly to our group of commercial lenders, and feel that her results-driven attitude will be beneficial for growing the bank’s loan portfolio, “ Mr. Harding said.  Ms. Boland’s past banking experience includes working for a local bank based out of Montgomery County, an area from which she has many business connections.

 

Bucks County Bank Announces Promotions

John Harding, President, Chairman and CEO of Bucks County Bank is pleased to announce the following promotions:

Rick Battaglia has been promoted to Executive Vice President of the Bank’s Retail Division. Rick has been in banking for 16 years. He has been with Bucks County Bank for 6 years and has helped in growing the Bank’s deposit base exponentially, plus he oversees the branch system, business development efforts, marketing efforts and retail lending. “Rick has done an outstanding job of running the Retail Division,” John Harding said.
David Coccagna has been promoted to Senior Vice President of the Bank’s Retail Division. David has been with Bucks County Bank from its formation in 2004 and has been in banking for over 20 years. Mr. Harding said, “We expect David to continue to build the deposit base, which is key to the Bank’s continued growth.”
L. Vincent Roth of Lansdale, PA has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending at Bucks County Bank. Vince’s business contacts and 20 years of experience in commercial lending have helped make him a valuable asset to the Bank. “We are delighted to have Vince on our team, as he has proven to be a major source of business development contacts in the Montgomery County area,” Mr. Harding was quoted as saying.
Nicole LaCroix has been promoted to Manager of the Levittown Branch Office. Nicole came on board with the Bank in 2005 and has been instrumental in establishing Branch Operational standards across the entire Bank.

Joan Fairweather has been promoted to Manager of the Doylestown Branch Office. Joan came to Bucks County Bank in 2007 as Assistant Manager for the opening of the Bank’s Doylestown Office and her outgoing personality and personal contacts have been a key factor in the success of the Branch.

 

Christine Ponsart has been promoted to Manager of the Bensalem Branch Office. Christine joined the Bank in 2005 and has steadily climbed the ranks from Customer Service to Assistant Manager to her current Managerial position.

 

December 9, 2013

Bucks County Bank’s Future Business Leader Scholarship awarded to Mali Efraim of Bucks County Community College

(L-R) –Mali Efraim; Tobi Bruhn, Executive Director, BCCC Foundation and Alumni Relations; Rick Battaglia, Chief Retail Division Officer, Bucks County Bank. 

Rick Battaglia, Chief Retail Division Officer, presents Mali Efraim with a check representing the Future Business Leader Scholarship that she was awarded in 2013. “Bucks County Bank is pleased to have helped Mali meet her educational goals,” said Battaglia. “It is just one more way we can equip individuals in Bucks County to build a thriving and rewarding career.” Mali was chosen as the scholarship recipient because of her high GPA, involvement in the Business Studies Department, and volunteer/work commitments at Bucks and in the community. 

 

August 26, 2013

Bucks County Bank Helps Stuff the Bus

(L-R) Bruce Cattie, Commercial Lender; Rick Battaglia, Senior Vice President & Chief Retail Division Officer; Glen Ockenhouse, Credit Analyst

Bucks County Bank hosted an internal mini-drive to collect school supplies to help “Stuff the Bus” for the United Way. Bank employees banded together to donate new school supplies, which will be distributed by the United Way to kids in need in Bucks County. Rick Battaglia, SVP of Retail Banking, led the charge, packed his SUV full and delivered the supplies to the Central Bucks United Way office. “This is such a great way to help the kids in our community to succeed in education, and Bucks County Bank was more than happy to contribute to the cause!” Mr. Battaglia said.

July 1, 2013

Historic Fallsington Celebrates 60th Anniversary at Bucks County Bank's Levittown Office

(L-R) John D. Harding, Chairman, President and CEO, Bucks County Bank; Bob Harman, President, Historic Fallsington, Inc.; Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick; Erica Armour, Executive Director, Historic Fallsington, Inc.

Historic Fallsington recently celebrated their 60th Anniversary in grand fashion – at a party hosted by Bucks County Bank, complete with food, beverages and even a harpist.

Bob Harman, President of Historic Fallsington, Inc., made opening remarks and welcomed everyone on behalf of the organization. Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick was an honorary guest at the event, reminiscing about the old days of Lower Bucks County, and helping to cut the cake, which was fashioned in the style of the “White Door” signifying Fallsington’s legacy. John Harding, Chairman, President and CEO of Bucks County Bank and also a member of the Historic Fallsington Board of Trustees, welcomed everyone to the Bank’s Levittown Office and spoke a few words about what Historic Fallsington meant to him.

 

January 10, 2013

Bucks County Bank Announces Hiring of Amy McKenna as Retail Business Development Officer

John D. Harding, Chairman, President and CEO of Bucks County Bank announced the recent hiring of Amy McKenna of Churchville, PA to the Retail Division as a Business Development Officer. 

Rick Battaglia, Senior Vice President and Chief Retail Division Officer was quoted as saying, “We are pleased to have Amy on our team, and feel that with her connections and community involvement, she will be a great addition to the bank.”   Ms. McKenna shared in Mr. Battaglia’s excitement, saying, “I’m happy to be part of the Bucks County Bank Team and am eager to start building business relationships here.”

 Ms. McKenna has over 20 years of retail sales experience and currently serves as Vice President of the Newtown Business Association (NBA) and chairperson of both the Business Card Exchange Committee and NBA Business Expo Committee. She is also a very active member of the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce (LBCCC), being chairperson of the Business Card Exchange Committee and Speed Networking Event Chair for LBCCC.

 

January 3. 2013

Bucks County Bank offers Future Business Leader Scholarship to Delaware Valley College for a Second Year

Rick Battaglia, Senior Vice President and Chief Retail Division Officer of Bucks County Bank (right) recently presented this year’s scholarship check for $2500.00 to scholarship recipient Tara Powell (center), a Junior studying Business Management at the college and Joe Erckert, Delaware Valley College’s Vice President for Institutional Advancement (left).

“We are pleased to award the Future Business Leader Scholarship to a motivated student like Tara,” said Mr. Battaglia. “We are hoping that this scholarship will aid in the future launch of a bright and successful business career.” he continued.

Mr. Erckert echoed Rick’s sentiment. “Tara is a hardworking student who has big goals,” he said. “Her dream is to run a music venue. Thanks to the generosity of Bucks County Bank she can focus on her education and working toward her goal instead of how she is going to pay for school.”

 

January 3, 2013

Karen Perry of Residential Mortgage Division named BCAR Affiliate of the Year 2012

Left: Karen Perry, Bucks County Bank Residential Mortgage Division  Right: Debra Lee Krause, 2011 BCAR Affiliate Member of the Year

Karen Perry of the Bucks County Bank Retail Mortgage Division was recognized by the Bucks County Association of Realtors (BCAR) as the 2012 Affiliate Member of the Year.  Karen has served on various BCAR committees since 2007 and as Co-Chair for the Affiliate Committee in 2010-2011 when she also graduated from their Leadership Institute.  Her involvement has cultivated a rich relationship between Bucks County Bank and the local real estate community at the executive and legislative levels.

Chris Carter, Senior Vice President and head of the Mortgage Division, praised Karen’s achievement, noting: “It is the only award granted to a non-Realtor by BCAR and we commend her on this recent accomplishment.”

 

December 13, 2012

Bucks County Bank Offers Future Business Leader Scholarship to Bucks County Community College for a Second Year

Rick Battaglia, Senior Vice President and Chief Retail Division Officer of Bucks County Bank (right) recently presented this year’s scholarship check to College President Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt (third from left), Tobi Bruhn, Executive Director, BCCC Foundation and Alumni Relations (second from left) and Thomas E. Zaher (left), Assistant Academic Dean of BCCC’s Department of Business Studies.

“We are very appreciative to Bucks County Bank for making this significant investment in our students,” said Shanblatt. “This scholarship makes a meaningful difference in the life of a student by easing the financial pressures associated with pursuing a higher education.” 

“With this scholarship, we hope to help students succeed at our local community college,” said John Harding, Chairman, President and CEO of Bucks County Bank. “This scholarship is just one more way we can equip individuals in Bucks County to build a thriving and rewarding career.” 

The Bucks County Bank Future Business Leader Scholarship will benefit a student majoring in business administration, accounting, office administration & systems technology, or small business management in BCCC’s Department of Business Studies.

 

November 21, 2012

Bucks County Bank Gives Back With Thanksgiving Food Drive

Bucks County Bank hosted a two week Thanksgiving Food Drive at all four branches to support the Doylestown Community Food Pantry, a program of Bucks County Housing Group (BCHG). Donations totaled over 400 pounds of all kinds of food suitable for the Thanksgiving feast including boxes of Raymer’s Homemade Candies!

“We have had a lot of storm-related demand, and it’s always busy around the holidays,” said BCHG’s Executive Director, Nancy Szamborski, on hand to pick up the donation. “We are very appreciative that the staff of Bucks County Bank worked so hard to make this successful. We rely on the community to provide food and they always come through,” Ms. Szamborski added. “We were really happy with the support for the drive, we are going to extend this until mid December so more folks can participate,” said Gwen Fisher, Bucks County Bank Marketing Officer.

Bucks County Bank provides extraordinary personalized service to businesses, professionals and individual customers. Banking offices are located in Doylestown, Warminster, Levittown and Bensalem, and the Mortgage Division office is located in Doylestown. 

Since 1979, BCHG, a non-profit organization, has been assisting homeless and low-income families with programs that promote self sufficiency, financial security and permanent housing. BCHG is the largest provider of homeless beds in Bucks County and operates three community food pantries. Visit www.bchg.org for more information.

 

November  15, 2012

Bucks County Bank Announces Hiring of Eric Goldberg to the Residential Mortgage Division

For additional information, contact John D. Harding, Chairman, President and CEO at 215-230-7533, ext. 1101

John D. Harding, Chairman, President & CEO of Bucks County Bank announced the addition of Eric Goldberg of Warminster, PA as a Mortgage Loan Originator in the Bank’s Mortgage Division.  Mr.Goldberg has over  5 years of experience in Loan Origination and over 20 years of overall Customer Service experience. He is active in the community coaching athletics and volunteering in school district programs.

“It is our belief that residential mortgage customers prefer dealing with local banks as opposed to mortgage companies or large commercial institutions. We are pleased to expand our Mortgage Division in order to serve more clients,” John Harding said.  Chris Carter, Senior Vice President and head of the Mortgage Division, shares in Mr. Harding’s excitement over the recent addition to the Mortgage Department. “We are happy to add Eric to our team.  Not only does he bring his expansive book of business to the bank, but he also has the energy and drive to successfully assist clients in obtaining the mortgage they need.”, Chris was quoted as saying.

  

November 8, 2012

Bucks County Bank will be collecting non-perishable food donations to help the Bucks County Housing Group in their efforts to provide meals for those in need.  Hurricane Sandy placed hardship on people all along the eastern seaboard, and our local communities definitely felt the impact. Help us to help BCHG keep their pantries full this holiday season.  Stop in at one of our branch offices to make a food donation or visit Bucks County Housing Group's website for more details on how you can help.

 

June 11, 2012

Bucks County Bank Mortgage Officer Receives Five Star Mortgage Professional Award


Chris Carter

Chris Carter, Senior Vice President of Bucks County Bank’s Residential Mortgage Division has been recognized as a 2012 award winner by Five Star Mortgage Professionals. Five Star’s research team  contacted consumers who recently purchased a home over $150,000 in the Philadelphia area. Those consumers who agreed to participate in the survey provided the name of mortgage professionals and rated those individuals according to key criteria such as overall satisfaction and whether they would highly recommend them to a friend. Surveys were also sent to mortgage and title companies in the area. The survey data was collected and scored, resulting in the list of 2012 Philadelphia Five Star Mortgage Professionals that allows only seven percent or fewer mortgage professionals in a given market to qualify for the Five Star award.

 

 

May 21, 2012

Bucks County Bank Announces the Promotion of Donna Scalzo to Assistant Vice President of Business Development

For additional information, contact John D. Harding, Chairman, President and CEO at 215-230-7533, ext. 1101

Donna Scalzo of Bristol, PA has been promoted to Assistance Vice President of Business Development within Bucks County Bank.  Ms. Scalzo has over 16 years of experience in banking.

“We are fortunate to have Donna Scalzo on our team.  Over the past year and a half with Bucks County Bank, Donna has grown our deposit base through her active community connections and attention to our customers’ needs.  Her promotion will allow her to focus energy on growing our market share in the Lower Bucks County area,” Mr. Harding was quoted as saying.

Donna is active in the Levittown Fairless Hills Rotary as Secretary, on the Snipes Farm & Education and Silver Lake Nature Center boards as a member, in the Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Committee, the Lower Bucks Networking Association and the Professional Women’s Business Network (PWBN).

  

May 7, 2012

Bucks County Bank’s Future Business Leader Scholarship awarded to Shannon Stover of Bucks County Community College


Left to right - Tobi Bruhn, Executive Director, BCCC Foundation and Alumni Relations; Shannon Stover;
Rick Battaglia, Chief Retail Division Officer, Bucks County Bank.  Photo taken at the Tyler Formal Gardens on campus.

 

Rick Battaglia, Chief Retail Division Officer (right), presents Shannon Stover with a check representing the Future Business Leader Scholarship that she was awarded.

“With this scholarship, we hope to help Shannon succeed in her educational goals,” said Battaglia. “It is just one more way we can equip individuals in Bucks County to build a thriving and rewarding career.” 

Shannon was chosen as the scholarship recipient because of her community involvement and volunteerism to local non-profits, and also for her choice to return to college later in life with a clear goal of pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree. This is Bucks County Bank’s first scholarship for Bucks County Community College.  The Bank plans to offer another scholarship again in 2012.

 

May 7, 2012

Bucks County Bank’s Future Business Leader Scholarship awarded to Julie Burnell of Delaware Valley College

Rick Battaglia, Chief Retail Division Officer (right) congratulates Julie Burnell on being awarded Bucks County Bank’s Future Business Leader Scholarship.

“We are thrilled to be able to help Julie succeed with her educational goals,” said Battaglia. “This scholarship is just another way we can assist individuals in Bucks County build a thriving and rewarding career.” 

Julie was chosen as the scholarship recipient because of her academic accomplishments, her contributions to the community and the positive attitude she evidences in everything she does.  Her community work and volunteerism provide inspiration for her classmates and her professors alike.

 

April 17, 2012

Bucks County Bank Announces Promotion of Rick Battaglia to Chief Retail Division Officer

For additional information, contact John D. Harding, Chairman, President and CEO at 215-230-7533, ext. 1101

John D. Harding, Chairman, President and CEO of Bucks County Bank announce the promotion of Rick Battaglia to head of the Retail Division within the Bank.  Rick has been in Retail Banking for over 13 years. “We are fortunate to have Rick on our team.  Over his five years with Bucks County Bank, Rick has grown our deposit base through his active community connections and attention to our customers’ needs.  Due to his committed service to Non-Profits and the community, Rick has been named a recipient of this year’s Doylestown Rotary Four Way Test Award,” Mr. Harding was quoted as saying.

Mr. Battaglia added,” I am excited to take on this very important role for the Bank.  I am privileged to work with John Harding and the rest of our experienced team.  At Bucks County Bank we are all about building relationships with our customers, prospects, communities and organizations.”



September 16, 2011

 


September 12, 2011

Bucks County Bank Establishes Scholarship for Delaware Valley College

A new $2,500 scholarship is now available at Delaware Valley College thanks to Doylestown-based Bucks County Bank.

“With this scholarship, we intend to help a deserving student succeed with their educational goals,” John Harding, Chairman, President & CEO of Bucks County Bank said. “This scholarship is just another way we can assist individuals in Bucks County build a thriving and rewarding career.”  

The Bucks County Bank Scholarship will be awarded this fall, benefitting a student majoring in business administration, accounting, management, entrepreneurship, or financial services.  In addition, applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students in their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of study, and possess a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. For more information about this scholarship, contact the Financial Aid Office at Delaware Valley College at (215)489-2272 or via email at finaid@delval.edu.


July 11, 2011

Bucks County Bank Establishes Scholarship for Future Business Leaders

A new $2,500 scholarship is now available at Bucks County Community College thanks to Doylestown-based Bucks County Bank.

"With this scholarship, we hope to help students succeed at our local community college,"  John Harding, Chairman, President & CEO of Bucks County Bank said "This scholarship is just one more way we can equip individuals in Bucks County to build a thriving and rewarding career."

The first Bucks County Bank Future Business Leader Scholarship will be awarded this fall, benefitting a student majoring in business administration, accounting, office administration & systems technology, and small business management in BCCC's Department of Business Studies. In addition, applicants must be enrolled in a minimum of nine credits, possess a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average, and have completed at least 24 credits at the college. For more information about this scholarship, contact the BCCC Foundation at 215-968-8224, scholarships@bucks.edu, or visit www.bucks.edu/scholarships.

Bucks County Bank offers comprehensive financial products for businesses, professionals and individuals through banking offices located at 200 S. Main Street, Doylestown, 356 York Road, Warminster, 7203 New Falls Road (Five Points), Levittown and 2084 Street Road, Bensalem. The new Mortgage Division is located at 16 N. Franklin Street, Suite 115, in Doylestown. 215-230-7533


June 13, 2011

Bucks County Bank Awarded United Way of Bucks County's Traveling Trophy

For additional information, contact John D. Harding, Chairman, President and CEO at 215-230-7533, ext. 1101

united way traveling trophy

Bucks County Bank is proud to be the recipient of the 2010 United Way of Bucks County’s Traveling Trophy Award.  Each year, this trophy is given to the company with the highest per capita giving for a group with under 100 employees.  This is the fourth year that Bucks County Bank has received this award.

John Harding, Chairman, President and CEO, expressed his gratitude for the Bank’s employees continued commitment to give back to the communities it serves.

 

March 24, 2011

Bucks County Bank is proud to present The Rotary Club of Doylestown's second annual Four Way Test Awards breakfast to be held on Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 am at Doylestown Country Club. John D. Harding, CEO/President of Bucks County Bank presented a check for $1000 in support of the awards breakfast stating "Bucks County Bank is honored to participate in providing recognition to those who give so much of their time to the community".

Recipients are awarded for their application of the guiding principals of Rotary's Four Way Test in their personal and professional lives and were nominated by the community.

John D. Harding – CEO/President of Bucks County Bank presents sponsorship check to Janet Mintzer – President of The Doylestown Rotary Club for recognition awards breakfast honoring local residents.


March 21, 2011

Bucks County Bank Announces Promotions

For additional information, contact John D. Harding, Chairman, President and CEO at 215-230-7533, ext. 1101

 Bruce W. Knipe of Perkasie, PA, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Commercial Lending. "Since Bruce's arrival here at Bucks County Bank last year, he has taken a lead role in developing new commercial loan business throughout our trade area," Harding was quoted as saying. Mr. Knipe has over 25 years of commercial lending experience with large regional banks prior to joining Bucks County Bank in February 2010.

 

  Karen Lasorda of Doylestown, PA, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending. Mr. Harding commented, "Karen's work in the community and as a banker have been recognized in her receipt of the Patricia Clatch Outstanding Woman in Business Award, as well as the March of Dimes Bucks County Women of Achievement Award. Karen has been a driving force in the growth and development of new commercial loan business." Ms. Lasorda has been with Bucks County Bank since September 2006 and has over 19 years of experience in banking.


 

January 28, 2011

Bucks County Bank Announces Promotion

For additional information, contact John D. Harding, Chairman, President and CEO at 215-230-7533, ext. 1101

Gwendelyn Fisher of Buckingham, PA has been promoted to Banking Officer. Ms. Fisher has been with Bucks County Bank since 2004 and has been an integral part in the advancement of the Data Processing Department, maintaining the Remote Deposit Capture and Cash Management areas of the Bank. She has also been instrumental in the growth of the Bank's internal marketing efforts, coordinating the development of the Bank's website and advertising materials as well as enhancing Bucks County Bank's image through external marketing and community events.

Bucks County Bank offers comprehensive financial products for businesses, professionals and individuals. The Mortgage Division is located at 16 N. Franklin Street, Suite 115, in Doylestown (215-589-6970). Bucks County Bank banking offices are located in Doylestown at 200 S. Main Street, in Warminster at 356 York Road, in Levittown near Five Points at 7203 New Falls Road, and in Bensalem at 2084 Street Road.

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