Jewett City Savings Bank recently took another major step in its plan to open a brand new Central Village office at a site “just a stone’s throw away” from its present location by early next summer.
A traditional groundbreaking ceremony on October 30th attended by local officials, business leaders, and Bank representatives heralded the start of construction of a new state-of-the-art branch on property adjacent to the Bank’s present Plainfield location at 32 Norwich Road.
Among those attending the groundbreaking were Plainfield First Selectman Paul Sweet and Northeastern CT Chamber of Commerce President Dave Conrad, Executive Director Betti Kuszaj, and First Vice President Warren Scholl. Also Vice President Ric Rovero of Engineered Construction International, who will head the project; members of the Bank’s Board of Directors; and Central Village Branch Manager Dianne Chiavarini.
Kevin C. Merchant, president and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank, told the gathering that the move signifies the Bank’s “re-investment in, and continued commitment to, the Town of Plainfield, its residents, and its businesses.
“It is also a ‘Thank You’ to the Town and our current customers for their wonderful support over the years, and a ‘Welcome’ to those who will become customers of Jewett City Savings Bank in the future,” Merchant added.
The new 3,400-square-foot branch office will feature three drive-up teller lanes and a drive-up ATM lane. The interior will feature a contemporary lobby design and will also include a community suite available for use by local organizations and community partners, such as the Rotary Club and the local business association.
Jewett City Savings Bank’s first Central Village office opened in the former A&P Plaza in 1972. The Bank moved to its current location in the Savings Bank Mall on Norwich Road in 1986.
BREAKING GROUND for the new Central Village office of Jewett City Savings Bank are (from left): Kevin Merchant, the Bank’s President & CEO; Paul Sweet, Plainfield First Selectman; Don Collins, Director Emeritus, Jewett City Savings Bank; George Krecidlo, Plainfield Third Selectman; Louis Demicco, Chairman, Jewett City Savings Bank; and Louis Soja, Plainfield Town Planner.
GROUNDBREAKERS celebrating the new Central Village office of Jewett City Savings Bank included (from left): Ric Rovero, VP, Engineered Construction International; Louis Demicco, Chairman, and Kevin Merchant, President & CEO, Jewett City Savings Bank; Northeastern CT Chamber of Commerce President Dave Conrad, First VP Warren Scholl, and Executive Director Betti Kuszaj; and Paul Sweet, Plainfield First Selectman.
Ready to Grow — Pictured (from left) are Jewett City Savings Bank Vice President Peter Cannon; Architectural Designer Mary Jane Dubert and Vice President Ric Rovero of Engineered Construction International; and Jewett City Savings Bank’s Chairman Louis Demicco, President & CEO Kevin Merchant, Branch Manager Dianne Chiavarini, Assistant Branch Manager Susan Duggan, Vice President Sandra Boucher, and Vice President Diana Rose.
Jewett City Savings Bank Directors and Officers (from left): Eric Moore; Gary Peloquin; Gail Rooke-Norman, President & CEO Kevin Merchant, Chairman Louis Demicco, Diane Manning, Dave Panteleakos, and Phil Tetreault.
Celebrating at the Groundbreaking were, (from left): Jewett City Savings Bank Corporator Kyle Collins; Directors Eric Moore, Gary Peloquin, and Gail Rooke-Norman; President & CEO Kevin Merchant; Director Emeritus Don Collins; Chairman Louis Demicco; and Directors Diane Manning, Dave Panteleakos, and Phil Tetreault.
- Groundbreaking guests included (from left): Plainfield Business Association President Cathy Tendrich; Plainfield First Selectman Paul Sweet and Third Selectman George Krecidlo; Jewett City Savings Bank Chairman Louis Demicco and President & CEO Kevin Merchant; First VP Warren Scholl and President Dave Conrad of Northeastern CT Chamber of Commerce; Vice President Ric Rovero and Architectural Designer Mary Jane Dubert of Engineered Construction International; Plainfield Town Planner Louis Soja; and Executive Director Betti Kuszaj of the Northeastern CT Chamber of Commerce.