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Opening at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 28

snowflakeAll offices of Jewett City Savings Bank will open at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2015.

Closed Tuesday, January 27

snowflake smallAll offices of Jewett City Savings Bank will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 due to the winter weather conditions.  We will post updates regarding our hours for Wednesday as soon as we make a determination.

Closed Saturday, Jan. 24

All offices of Jewett City Savings Bank will be closed on Saturday, January 24, 2015 due to the winter weather conditions.  Please drive safely.

Jewett City Savings Bank wins ‘Best Community Bank’ honors

CRBest_Gold_14Jewett City Savings Bank has captured The Commercial Record’s 2014 Gold Award as the Best Community Bank in Connecticut. The Gold Award is a measure of the loyalty and satisfaction that readers of the trade publication have with providers of services in the financial and real estate industries.

The reader survey results rated Jewett City Savings Bank highest among similar financial institutions in terms of performance and services, and for setting an example for the rest of the state.

“This is certainly an honor for us,” said Kevin Merchant, president and CEO. “It validates our position as a true hometown bank in the communities we serve, and rewards our efforts for always striving to be the best we can be.”

Infinex Sales Assistant Position Available

Jewett City Savings Bank is seeking a part-time Infinex Sales Assistant to provide administrative support to the Infinex Executive.  The normal schedule is Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Calling existing Infinex clients to schedule periodic reviews.
  • Scheduling and confirming all client appointments, pulling client files prior to meeting, rescheduling as necessary and following up with prospects.
  • Processing all new account paperwork.  Verifying paperwork is complete, setting up client file, sending documentation to Infinex and investment company, and processing and verifying fund transfers.
  • Working with Bank staff to encourage investment referrals and coordinating Infinex training.
  • Providing client services as requested by clients including account changes (beneficiary, address, name, etc.), date of death values, transaction histories, cost basis, and tax information.
  • Completing and distributing reports including referral tracking, contest reporting, referral fee reports and check deposit and securities blotter.
  • Tracking and updating referrals as they occur on Infinet-online.

Qualified candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and at least 6 months of clerical experience.  Other required skills include attention to detail, customer service orientation, strong communication, organizational and computer skills.  Must pass criminal background check including fingerprinting.  Must be able to operate standard office equipment including computer terminal.  May be required to work extended or weekend hours on occasion.

AA/EEO employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Send your resume and Application for Employment to jobs@jcsbank.com (not a secure email).

Or, mail your submission to:

Human Resources Department
Jewett City Savings Bank
PO Box 335
Jewett City, CT 06351

 

 

Griswold & Jewett City Snowflake Festival

JCSB MarchersThe Griswold & Jewett City Snowflake Festival will be on Sunday, November 23, 2014. The Snowflake Festival begins at 2:00 p.m. with a parade that starts at the Griswold Public School grounds.  The parade will head down Slater Avenue, turn north on to Main Street, then turn on to Ashland Street and end at Veterans’ Memorial Park.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in the parade and take their seats in the gazebo in the park.  Children will have the chance to visit with Santa, so make sure to bring your camera.

The Childrens’ Decorating Contest will be held in the front parking lot at Jewett City Savings Bank. Children who are 10 years of age or younger and are residents of Griswold or Jewett City may decorate their bike, wagon, or baby carriage and enter the decorating contest.  All contestants must be at the bank parking lot with a parent or guardian to complete a registration form by 1:30 p.m. to be included in the contest judging.  The winner will be announced at the park at the conclusion of the parade and must be present to win.  The children that participate in the decorating contest will join the parade and walk the parade route from the bank to the park.  At the park, contestants will have a priority line to see Santa.

The Childrens’ Decorating Contest has a first, second and third place prize awarded in three age groups. This year’s first place prize winner will receive $50 from the Jewett City Savings Bank!

Jewett City Savings Bank employees will also be in the park with free hot chocolate while it lasts. Hope to see you at the Snowflake Festival this year!

Online Banking System Update

Our Online Banking system has been updated to mitigate the risks associated with the SSLv3 POODLE exploit.  You can learn more about the SSLv3 vulnerability in Microsoft Security Advisory 3009008.

Internet browsers that are vulnerable, like Internet Explorer 6 or earlier, will no longer be supported for use with Online Banking.  If you experience any difficulty logging in, you may be using an unsupported browser.

To use our Online Banking service, it is recommended that you use one of the following supported browsers:

Windows OS

  • Chrome 29 and above
  • Firefox 23 and above
  • Internet Explorer 8 and above

 

Macintosh OS

  • Safari 5 and above

 

Visit our Online Banking Security and Technical Support page for more information.

Kevin Goyen earns CISM designation

Kevin GoyenKevin C. Merchant, president and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank, announced today that Kevin Goyen, the Bank’s information security officer, has earned the designation of Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

The CISM designation is the globally accepted standard of achievement in the field of information security management. It reflects an individual’s proficiency in Information Security Governance, Information Risk Management and Compliance, Information Security Program Development and Management, and Information Security Incident Management. CISM candidates must have worked in the Information Security field for at least five years and must pass a demanding four-hour, 200-question examination.

An East Hampton resident, Goyen joined Jewett City Savings Bank in 1999 as a systems administrator. He was named technology manager in 2006, and promoted to customer information security officer the following year.

Goyen served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years as a naval air crewman, and performed anti-submarine operations. He became a Master at Arms 1st class during his second enlistment in the Navy. Following his military service, he utilized computer skills gained as a hobby to land an entry-level job as a field service technician, gaining network and server skills and experience prior to joining the Bank.

He is a graduate of Manchester (CT) Community College and, with a black belt in American Kenpo, works with students as an instructor at an area dojo.

Jewett City Savings Bank donates over $1,000 to local recreation departments

RunningShoeKevin C. Merchant, president and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank, announced today that the Bank has donated over $1,000 to recreation departments in local communities.

As part of its “Take a Walk” campaign in celebration of the opening of the Bank’s new office in Plainfield, Jewett City Savings committed up to $1,000, to local recreation departments for each $1 token “footprint” returned to any of the Bank’s branch offices.

The recreation departments sharing in the campaign donations were Brooklyn, Griswold, Killingly, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling and Voluntown.

The “Take a Walk” campaign also included fiscal fitness challenges on the Bank’s Facebook Page.

ALERT: Counterfeit Official Checks in Circulation

Jewett City Savings Bank has discovered that counterfeit official checks bearing the bank’s name and routing number are currently circulating across the United States.  These checks have been mailed to individuals and appear to be associated with a “mystery shopper,” “work at home,” “sweepstakes advance,” or similar scam.

These checks are not authentic Jewett City Savings Bank official checks.  Therefore, these checks have NO value and will NOT be honored by Jewett City Savings Bank.  Please be aware that if you deposit or cash a counterfeit check at any bank, you will be responsible for repaying the funds and any penalties even though the funds from the counterfeit check have been made available to you.  This is due to the fact that some checks take more than a week to “clear;” however, counterfeit checks never “clear.”  They will eventually be dishonored (“bounce”).

You can learn more about mystery shopper and other scams, and how to report a scam, by visiting the Federal Trade Commission website.

If you have any questions about the authenticity of a Jewett City Savings Bank check, please contact us at (860) 376-4444.