Peter Bergamo, left, the new owner of Litchfield Hills Fitness, with Tom Weik of Morris and his daughter, Lexi, following a recent spin class at the Litchfield facility. An open house will be held at the gym on June 8 from 10 to 4 p.m. There will be live music, free T-shirts and food. The event is open to te public. Bergamo and his wife bought the business from fitness guru Alan Landau in March. Jo Ann Jaacks photo
Litchfield Bancorp recognized for community service
Representing Litchfield Bancorp at the awards presentation in Springfield, Mass., were, from left, Paul McLaughlin, Laura Murphy, Donald Mayland, Mickie-Ann Budny, Tiffany Hussey, Thomas Villanova and Tania Damota. Contributed photo
Litchfield Bancorp is one of 18 community banks and credit unions throughout New England to be named a Community Hero by American Business Media, publisher of Banking New England and Centerpoint magazines. Litchfield Bancorp was chosen for going above and beyond to help the community.
In the category of economic development, Litchfield Bancorp was selected and was awarded gold standing for their Community Cash Mobs. The Cash Mobs are held monthly to help increase different business’ brand awareness and create potential repeat business by supplying employees with a stipend to spend at selected local businesses. Litchfield Bancorp employees “mob” the business of the month with sales and promote the activity on social media to bank customers and followers alike.
On March 28 at the Armory at MGM in Springfield, Mass., an award was presented to several Litchfield Bancorp employees, including Donald Mayland, chairman of the bank’s board of directors, Thomas Villanova, president and CEO, and Paul McLaughlin, executive vice president and COO.
“We are so thankful and proud to have received this tremendous award,” McLaughlin said. “One of our fundamental missions here at Litchfield Bancorp is to give back to the businesses and communities we serve. Hopefully this award represents that, while also pointing out all of the LBC heroes we are so grateful to work with each and every day.”
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