All offices of Jewett City Savings Bank will open at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 3, 2014 due to the winter weather conditions. Please drive safely.
The grants, ranging in amounts from $500 to $700, were awarded to:
A.A. Young Jr. Hose & Ladder Co. in Jewett City; Atwood Hose Fire Company in Wauregan; Central Village Fire Co.; Danielson Fire Department; East Brooklyn Fire Department; and Plainfield Fire Company #1.
Also, South Killingly Fire Department; Sterling Volunteer Fire Co.; Voluntown Volunteer Fire Co.; Pomfret Ambulance Service; and K.B. Ambulance Corps in Killingly.
“The Foundation grants will help these organizations fill needs ranging from equipment repair and replacement to the purchase of updated technologies to keep our residents and property safe,” said Kevin C. Merchant, president of Jewett City Savings Bank.
Among the projects funded by the Foundation is an initiative by K.B. Ambulance Corp. to speed 911 response time by purchasing and distributing 200 reflective address signs to Killingly residents, with priority to the sick and elderly and those with disabilities.
The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation awarded nearly $50,000 to area non-profit organizations this year, according to Merchant. In the 10 years since it was established, the Foundation has provided almost $450,000 to support communities served by the Bank, with nearly $138,000 going to local emergency services.
If you made credit or debit card purchases in person at a Target store between November 27 and December 15, you may have been affected by a recently revealed data breach. Information that may have been compromised includes customer name, credit or debit card number, and the expiration date and three-digit security code on cards.
Online purchases were reportedly not involved.
An alert on the Target website describes in detail what steps you should take to detect or avoid fraudulent use of your credit or debit card information. We urge you to review the information you will find there.
Immediate steps you can take include reviewing recent activity on your account and reporting anything suspicious to your financial institution or card issuer. We also advise regularly reviewing your account transactions as well as monitoring account activity on an ongoing basis.
If you have any questions or would like to request a replacement debit or ATM card, please call us at 860-376-4444.
The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded a total of $2,500 in grants to libraries in Jewett City, Moosup, Sterling and Voluntown.
In Jewett City, the Slater Library will use its $1,000 grant toward the purchase of new computer work tables and additional desktop computers for the adult computer area in order to meet increased demand.
The Aldrich Free Public Library in Moosup will apply its $500 grant toward replacing some of their computers for public use, in order to continue to provide patrons with resources for job searching, homework, and the development of computer skills.
The Foundation’s $500 grant to the Sterling Public Library will be used to purchase racks and shelves for the free clothing bank, and to provide adult computer classes to library patrons through EastConn.
In Voluntown, the public library’s $500 award from the Foundation will create a core collection of educational materials and math manipulatives for children in grades pre-K through 12 to supplement childhood education, especially for home-schooled youngsters.
The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation awarded nearly $50,000 to area non-profit organizations this year, according to Foundation President Kevin Merchant. In the 10 years since it was established, the Foundation has provided almost $450,000 to support communities served by the Bank, with nearly $54,000 going to local libraries.
The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation has awarded $2,000 to the Friends of Assisi Food Pantry in Danielson, which serves over 200 families in the greater Killingly area each month. The pantry has received $20,000 in support from the Foundation over the last six years.
The Foundation’s donation will help the Pantry continue to provide food, diapers and vouchers for produce at local farmers’ markets, according to Kevin C. Merchant, president of the Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation.
The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation awarded nearly $50,000 to area non-profit organizations this year, according to Merchant. In the 10 years since it was established, the Foundation has provided almost $450,000 to support communities served by the Bank, with nearly $70,000 going to local food pantries.
We have received reports that local residents are receiving text messages claiming to be from Jewett City Savings Bank. These text messages are not being sent by the bank or any other company representing the bank. If you receive a call or text message, do not disclose any personal or account information, do not respond to the text message, call any telephone number provided, or click on any website link provided.
Criminals use telephone scams (pretexting), text messages (SMiShing), and email messages (phishing) to attempt to get consumers to divulge account numbers, debit and credit card numbers, and other personal confidential information. Never respond to the messages or use the telephone numbers or website links provided. When there is a question about your account information, you should always contact the bank at a telephone number or website that you know to be legitimate (from a statement or receipt).
If you received a call or text message and provided your debit card number or other identifying account information, IMMEDIATELY call a branch office near you for assistance during business hours. After business hours, notify our HOT CARD Lost & Stolen Service at 1-800-264-5578.
You can learn more about pretexting and phishing from the Federal Trade Commission. If you received a telephone call or text message, you can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at www.FTCcomplaintassistant.gov.
The donation was in response to a special “trade a token” campaign, with the Bank committing to a $1 food pantry gift (up to $1,000 total) for each paper token returned. The free tokens were featured in special mailings, newspaper ads, and online. The Bank added an extra $1 for each new “Like” received on its Facebook page.
During the campaign, which started September 23rd and ended November 16th, Bank customers and local residents brought 874 special tokens to the Bank’s five branches. The Bank also added 132 new fans to their Facebook Page.
“The ‘Trade a Token’ campaign was a wonderful way for us to greet current customers, meet new friends, and help countless others through our food pantry donations,” said Kevin C. Merchant, president and CEO.
Sharing in the Bank’s $1,000 donation were the Friends of Assisi Food Pantry in Brooklyn; Project PIN in Moosup; Community Kitchens in Dayville; St. Mary Food Pantry in Jewett City; and Preston City Congregational Church Food Pantry in Preston. According to Tim Kettle of Project PIN each $1 donation can purchase $7 in food for the food bank.
The Bank and its Foundation have provided nearly $70,000 in funding to local food pantries in recent years.
Among the grants was $1,000 to the Gemma E. Moran United Way Labor Food Center in support of plans to bring the new Mobile Food Pantry to Jewett City one day a month.
Also serving Jewett City individuals and families, the St. Mary Food Pantry received $1,800 from the Foundation for the purchase and installation of a generator to provide emergency power to the walk-in cooler and freezer. The St. Mary Food Pantry has received over $34,000 in grant funds over the last nine years.
The Foundation’s $2,000 grant to the Preston City Congregational Church food pantry will help stock the shelves with basic food items, and its $500 award to the Town of Pomfret Food Pantry will help ensure the availability of basic food items for residents in that community.
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.
We’re dedicated to serving the Plainfield area and renewing our commitment to provide the best in hometown banking services!
Our office at 32 Norwich Road will be moving in 2014 – right next door, to a new, state-of-the-art branch! You’ll be able to check on the progress of our new office at facebook.com/jcsbank.