Bruce Marzotto Named 2017 “Community Bank Hero”

Bruce Marzotto Lee Bank

Lee, Mass. (May 11, 2017) – Lee Bank announces that Bruce J. Marzotto, senior vice president of commercial lending, has been named a Community Bank Hero by The Warren Group and Banker & Tradesman. Community Bank Heroes is an annual award that honors the achievements, commitment, and dedication of financial professionals who go above and beyond for their institution and community.

Award recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by Banker & Tradesman’s editorial board; this year’s class of 13 winners comes from community banks throughout Massachusetts.

Marzotto has been with Lee Bank for 10 years and has worked in banking in Berkshire County for 40 years. After receiving his Associate’s degree at Berkshire Community College, he continued his education through banking courses with the American Institute of Banking as well as the New England School of Banking at Williams College. As former treasurer of the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce, Great Barrington Little League and the Boy Scouts of America-Troop 23, Marzotto is continuing his community involvement as a trustee of the newly organized Great Barrington Municipal Affordable House Trust. He lives in Great Barrington with his wife Judy and sons Mark and Kevin.

“It is a great honor to receive any award that has the word community associated with it, and in this case it’s Lee Bank’s commitment to our community that makes this award even more special,” said Marzotto.

The Community Bank Heroes awards will be distributed at a dinner event on May 23 at the Hyatt Regency Boston hotel. Recipients will be featured in the May 22 issue of Banker & Tradesman. To see a full list of the Community Bank Heroes and for more information about the awards dinner, visit: www.thewarrengroupevents.com/communitybankheroes/

About The Warren Group

The Warren Group collects and compiles data on real estate sales and ownership throughout New England. They offer a range of real estate products, information services and printed and online publications, including the weekly newspaper Banker & Tradesman and monthly magazine The Commercial Record. The company also produces and organizes trade shows and events for a variety of industries, including bankers, mortgage brokers, credit unions and lawyers. Based in Boston, the company was established in 1872 and is now in its fourth generation of family ownership and management.

About Lee Bank

Established in 1852, Lee Bank is a leading community focused bank in Berkshire County. As one of the few remaining local and independent full-service banks in the area, Lee Bank provides premier financial services to businesses and individuals in Berkshire County and upholds a superior level of simple, direct and exemplary personal customer service. Lee Bank has branch offices in Lee, Stockbridge, Great Barrington, Pittsfield, and Lenox and a mortgage loan office in West Springfield.

Lee Bank was named the Massachusetts Small Business Association’s top lender in the second quarter of 2013. For four consecutive years, Lee Bank has been designated the leading originator of loans for first-time homebuyers in Berkshire County by the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency. For more information, see www.leebank.com

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