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Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) has kicked off its 150th anniversary with the presentation of commemorative gifts to four new 2017 babies! The year’s first baby boy and first baby girl born at Concord Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua were each presented with a gift basket that included a $150 check from the bank. “This is a great way to begin the celebration of our 150th anniversary! We hope our first gifts helps each child establish savings right from the beginning,” said Philip Emma, President of Merrimack County Savings Bank.
The Merrimack will be hosting an array of celebrations throughout the year to honor the 150 year milestone. Historical photos of downtown Concord and of the Bank’s main office on 89 North Main Street will be on display at all branch locations.
“Although we cherish our long and rich heritage, we see ourselves as 150 years young,” said Emma. “We continue to look forward to more opportunities to serve our customers and our communities.”
Charted on July 2, 1867, Merrimack County Savings was originally established for the people of Greater Concord as a source for earning interest on their savings or to borrow money for the purchase of a home. Bank founders included Lyman D. Stevens, the Merrimack’s first President, along with Edward Henry Rollins, John Kimball, Nathaniel White and Walter Harriman. As a mutually owned savings bank, the Merrimack remains steadfast in fostering the economic health and well-being of the communities it serves, while maintaining prudent stewardship of its resources, and preserving long-term financial stability. The Merrimack’s founding principle of being a safe depository for the savings of customers in the communities it serves continues to guide present-day operations.
Today, the Merrimack has expanded from a single office location in Concord to eight branches in Bow, Concord, Contoocook, Hooksett and Nashua, though many customers also use the bank’s extensive services offered through mobile device and internet banking.