Country Bank Opens New Flagship NYC Branch

John Jordan | May 2015

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NEW YORK—Executives from Country Bank celebrated the grand opening of their new New York City flagship branch location at 655 Third Ave. on Monday, April 27.

Chairman Joseph Murphy selected Edmond J. Boran, a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran, to cut the ribbon in honor of May 2015-National Military Appreciation Month and to recognize that Country Bank employs several veterans throughout its branches. Boran is President of Marine Corps. Law Enforcement Foundation, and worked 25 years with the FBI and 12 years with the Federal Reserve Bank.

From left, Country Bank Board Members from left, Judith Aydelott, Mary J. Murphy, Patricia Murphy MacGillivray, William J. Burk, vice chairman, Anthony D. Calabrese, Edmond J. Boran, special guest, Bryan O. Colley, JoAnn M. Murph, vice chair, Joseph M. Murphy, chairman, Carolyn T. Murphy, Richard Petrricone and Joseph M. Murphy Jr., president and CEO.
From left, Country Bank Board Members from left, Judith Aydelott, Mary J. Murphy, Patricia Murphy MacGillivray, William J. Burk, vice chairman, Anthony D. Calabrese, Edmond J. Boran, special guest, Bryan O. Colley, JoAnn M. Murph, vice chair, Joseph M. Murphy, chairman, Carolyn T. Murphy, Richard Petrricone and Joseph M. Murphy Jr., president and CEO.

Other dignitaries on hand for the ribbon cutting included Michael Smith, president and CEO of the New York Bankers Association, Ryan Pukos, Lindsay Eason and Duane Roggendorff of the Grand Central Partnership, Ken Biberaj of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, and Lenny Caro of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce.

The new Manhattan location is the fifth branch for Country Bank; other locations include: 902 Second Ave., 583 West 235th St. in Riverdale, 4349 Katonah Avenue in Woodlawn in the Bronx and 80 Garth Road in Scarsdale. Country Bank, one of only a handful of family-controlled banks in the New York area, will expand its “personalized style into the heart of New York City with the opening of this flagship branch,” stated Chairman Joseph Murphy. He added, “Our number one goal is to retain our core value of being an easy bank to do business with so that we can grow right alongside our commercial clients as well as our individual depositors.”

Country Bank was founded in Putnam County in 1988 and currently has more than $525 million in assets and more than $42 million in capital.

John Jordan
Editor, Real Estate In-Depth