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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS IN LAKE PLACID

May 10, 2018

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our Lake Placid branch for the North Country Business Council’s Business After Hours and thanks to Green Goddess Natural Market for doing a spectacular job with the catering!  Here are a few photos from the event in case you missed it.

Second Picture: Renee Darrah, Cindy Caner, Rebecca Miner, Ralitsa Livermore
Third Picture: Jackie Hallock, Bob DiMarco (North Country Artisans)
Fourth Picture: Teresa Brady, Steven Cacchio
Fifth Picture: Tim Kononan, Lori Hebert
Sixth Picture: Ben Edenfield (Edenfield and Snow), Lori Verzillo, Renee Darrah, Laura Walker (Laura's Custom Artworks), Doug Hoffman (Doug Hoffman CPA)
Seventh Picture: Lisa Roberts, Kevin Brady
Eighth Picture: Edward Finnerty, Nancie Battaglia

business after hours crowd lake placid branch group shot of lake placid staff Jackie Hallock giving Bob DiMarco his winnings Teresa Brady and Steven Cacchio Tim Kononan and Lori Hebert Group of people enjoying the business after hours event Lisa Roberts and Kevin Brady Edward Finnerty and Nancie Battaglia

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

May 4, 2018

We wore blue to celebrate Autism Awareness Month and to show support for a team of Champlain National Bankers who participated in the Autism Awareness Walk in Plattsburgh.  Great work by Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY for all you do for our communities to support those living with autism.

First Picture: Willsboro: Skiler Stafford, Judy Hoskins, Michelle Cross, Judy MacDougall, Ashley Carson, Marilyn Strong, Rosale Lewis, Andrea Robare, Adriane Holland, Amanda Belzile, Craig LaPine, Erica Cain, Lena Robetoy, Chuck Hughes, Stephen Aubin, Jackie Hallock
Second Picture: Plattsburgh: Jennifer Pecore, Buck Bobbin, Darlene Mirrer, Roxanne LaClair, Denise Kaufman, Kristin Cumm, Brandon Frenyea, Randi Swires, Michelle Lafountain, Brittany Faubert, Sabrina Smith
Third Picture: Champlain: Stephanie Coulombe, Patrick Miller, Kelsey Monette
Fourth Picture: Keene: Stephanie Battisti, Brianna Murphy
Fifth Picture: Willsboro: Lena Robetoy, Michelle Cross, Craig LaPine, Tiffani Tromblee

group of people from Willsboro wearing blue for autism group of people from Plattsburgh wearing blue for autism group of people from Champlain wearing blue for autism group of people from Keene wearing blue for autism group of people from Willsboro wearing blue for autism

SUPPORT FOR THE FAMILY OF MELINDA KNICKERBOCKER

April 20, 2018

One of our longest serving custodians, Melinda Knickerbocker, recently passed away after a brief illness.  She had cleaned the Willsboro branch for more than 32 years.  To show support for her and her family, our employees wore her two favorite colors, blue and green in her memory, and raised money to send to her family.

First Picture: Willsboro Branch: Erica Cain, Maghan MacDougal, Adriane Holland, Rosale Lewis, Chuck Hughes, Ashley Carson, Gayle Bridge, Cindy Monty, Dorene Dixon, Judy Hoskins, Steven Cacchio, Judy MacDougall, Marilyn Strong, Tiffani Tromblee, Toni McCray, Lena Robetoy, Michelle Cross, Skiler Stafford
Second Picture: Westport Branch: Jocelyn Belzile, Tracy LaBombard
Third Picture: Elizabethtown Branch: Medara Sherman, Morgyn Cassavaugh, Jordan McKee, Melissa LaMotte
Fourth Picture: Keene Branch: Brianna Murphy, Stephanie Battisti
Fifth Picture: Plattsburgh Branch: Buck Bobbin, Randi Swires, Darlene Mirrer, Roxanne LaClair, Jennifer Pecore, Brandon Frenyea, Kristin Cumm, Michelle Lafountain, Sabrina Smith, Brittany Faubert
Sixth Picture: Lake Placid Branch: Ralitsa Livermore, Cindy Caner

Willsboro Employees wearing jeans Westport employees wearing jeans Elizabethtown employees wearing jeans Keene employees wearing jeans Plattsburgh employees wearing jeans Lake Placid employees wearing jeans

NORTHERN HOME AND LIFESTYLE ASSOCIATION EXPO

April 15, 2018

We are proud to be a member of the Northern Home and Lifestyle Association, which helps our community find quality contractors, businesses, and financing partners in the North Country.  We recently participated in their Home and Lifestyle Expo at the Crete Center where we were able to chat with people about financing options for their upcoming house projects.

First Picture: Lena Robetoy
Second Picture: Darlene Mirrer

Lena Robetoy in the Home Expo Booth Darlene Mirrer chats with people who stopped by our Home Expo Booth

ELIZABETHTOWN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL WELLNESS EVENT

April 7, 2018

Great work by the University of Vermont Health Network – Elizabethtown Community Hospital on their recent Community Health Fair.  Champlain National Bank was there to make sure you know how to be financially fit, which helps with your overall well-being!  If you missed the event, check out our Financial Education page where you can learn lots of great tips to stay financially fit!  Medara Sherman, our branch manager in Elizabethtown and Westport, is seen here chatting with a young saver at the Fair.

Medara Sherman speaks with a young girl about saving

DOC LOPEZ RUN VOLUNTEERS

March 24, 2018

A group of Champlain National Bankers braved the cold weather to make sure people participating in the Doc Lopez Run stayed hydrated along the course.  Congratulations to the University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital on another successful Run!

First Picture: Melissa LaMotte, Medara Sherman, Jordan McKee, Amanda Grant, Tracy LaBombard
Second Picture: Medara Sherman, Amanda Grant, Jordan McKee, Tracy LaBombard, Melissa LaMotte

group of bank employees standing with Champlain National Bank sign group wearing reflective jackets at the Doc Lopez Run

ST. PATRICK'S DAY BREAKFAST

March 16, 2018

We’re getting in the Irish spirit, thanks to the North Country Chamber of Commerce’s 60th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day from all of us at Champlain National Bank!

Pictured: Buck Bobbin, Brittany Faubert, Darlene Mirrer, Michelle Lafountain, Stephanie Coulombe, Lisa Roberts, Steven Cacchio, Tim Kononan, Lori Hebert

Champlain National Bank employees holding a Happy St. Patrick's Day Sign

ADIRONDACK GLOBAL ARTS FESTIVAL SPONSORSHIP AND VOLUNTEERS

March 10, 2018

Great work by our employees from our Lake Placid and Saranac Lake branches, who volunteered their time at the recent Adirondack Global Arts Festival.  Champlain National Bank was proud to be a major sponsor of the event which brought culturally diverse arts programming to the Adirondacks for a week of events in area schools and at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

First Picture: Amanda Jessick, Ralitsa Livermore, Rebecca Miner
Second Picture: Cindy Caner, Amanda Jessick, Rebecca Miner, Ralitsa Livermore, Chris Newcomb (Adirondack Global Arts Festival), Renee Darrah, Tammy Loewy (Adirondack Global Arts Festival)
Third Picture: Tammy Loewy, Ralitsa Livermore, Cindy Caner, Rebecca Miner
Fourth Picture: Joshua Haberle, Cindy Caner
Sixth Picture: Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater

three women setting up buffet table group selfie women around plastic tubes of sauces josh haberle holding a box of bags for the festival Adirondack Global Arts Festival Banner Jeh Kulu Dance and Drum Theater performing onstage

SUPPORT FOR SHERRY MITCHELL

March 9, 2018

Sherry Mitchell, one of our longest serving employees, is recovering after an accident.  We gathered in our branches to show our support for her recovery and to let her know we are all thinking of her!

First Picture: Willsboro Branch: Marilyn Strong, Kevin Richard, Erica Cain, Maghan MacDougal, Andrea Robare, Judy MacDougall, Judy Hoskins, Adriane Holland, Cindy Monty, Rosale Lewis, Gayle Bridge, Amanda Belzile, Chuck Hughes, Tiffani Tromblee, Carol Manley, Skiler Stafford, Lori Verzillo, Michelle Cross, Dorene Dixon, Toni McCray, Ashley Carson
Second Picture: Saranac Lake Branch: Rebecca Miner, Amanda Jessick
Third Picture: Plattsburgh Branch: Jennifer Pecore, Michelle Lafountain, Randi Swires, Sabrina Smith, Buck Bobbin, Brittany Faubert, Roxanne LaClair, Darlene Mirrer, Brandon Frenyea
Fourth Picture: Keene Branch: Melanie Porter, Stephanie Battisti

Willsboro employees holding a Feel Better Soon Sherry sign Saranac Lake employees wearing jeans Plattsburgh employees wearing jeans Keene employees wearing jeans

UNITED WAY RECOGNITION DINNER

March 3, 2018

Congratulations to our friends at the United Way for reaching their fundraising goal!  Champlain National Bank is proud to be a long-time supporter of the United Way and one of the pacesetting companies year after year.  This year Champlain National Bank donated $15,000 from the employees and company combined!  Thank you for all the extremely valuable work you do for our community!

Pictured: Cindy Monty, Lisa Roberts, John Bernardi (United Way), Jackie Hallock, Darlene Mirrer, Buck Bobbin

group of employees holding United Way sign

BUDGETING CLASS AT ACAP

February 26, 2018

We want to make sure everyone living in the North Country is financially fit, so we love speaking to adult groups and classrooms about how to budget and many other financial topics.  If you want one of our Branch Managers to visit your group or school for a quick lesson, let us know, and we’ll make all the arrangements.  Below, Medara Sherman teaches a small group about money management and budgeting.

Medara Sherman speaking with a group of women and children

CROSS FAMILY BENEFIT

February 22, 2018

In case you didn’t know, we have some wonderful people who work at Champlain National Bank, and when someone on our team needs a little extra support, we rise to the challenge!  A benefit was recently held for the husband of our Willsboro Assistant Branch Manager Michelle Cross to help him after a medical crisis.  Employees at the Bank came together and raised more than $800 for the Benefit.  Feel better soon, Terry, and we’re thinking of you!

First Picture: Willsboro: Andrea Robare, Marilyn Strong, Michelle Cross, Adriane Holland, Erica Cain, Maghan MacDougal, Ashley Carson, Judy Hoskins, Judy MacDougall, Dorene Dixon, Tiffani Tromblee, Cindy Monty, Lena Robetoy
Second Picture: Erica Cain, Michelle Cross
Third Picture: Elizabethtown: Amanda Grant, Medara Sherman, Jordan McKee, Melissa LaMotte
Fourth Picture: Lake Placid: Cindy Caner, Ralitsa Livermore
Fifth Picture: Michelle and Terry Cross

Group of Willsboro employees holding a Feel Better Soon Terry sign Erica Cain giving Michelle Cross a card Group of Elizabethtown employees wearing jeans Employees in Lake Placid Michelle and Terry Cross

AMERICAN HEART MONTH

February 20, 2018

We talk a lot about your financial health, but we know it’s important that your physical health is in good shape too!  That’s why Champlain National Bank been a longtime supporter of the American Heart Association and The Foundation of CVPH.  To celebrate American Heart Month employees raised money to donate to the American Heart Association and wore red to show their support for people suffering from heart disease.  The Bank was also a sponsor of this year’s Stepping Out for Your Heart!

First Picture: Stepping Out For Your Heart Dinner: Lisa Roberts, Lori Hebert, Michelle Lafountain, Jackie Hallock, Darlene Mirrer
Second Picture: Lake Placid: Cindy Caner, Joshua Haberle, Ralitsa Livermore

group of employees wearing red group of employees wearing red

TEDDY BEAR WINNERS

February 16, 2018

It was time to send the giant teddy bears sitting in our branches home with some lucky local children for Valentine’s Day!  We drew 10 names, and enjoyed seeing the happy faces of the children who won as they met their new friend this winter.  We hope you enjoyed seeing the Vermont Teddy Bears in our branches this winter!

First Picture: Lake Placid Winner: Sophie Spanburgh
Second Picture: Lake Placid Winner: Renee Darrah with Sophie and Josh Spanburgh
Third Picture: Westport Winner: Medara Sherman with Elliot Palmer
Fourth Picture: Keene Winner: Melanie Porter with Anabell and Matthew Blacksmith
Fifth Picture: Elizabethtown Winner: Amanda Grant with Miana and Josh Young
Sixth Picture: Crown Point Winner: Henry, Lewis, and Evelyn Vandeweert
Seventh Picture: Saranac Lake Winner: Jessie and Ivy Fair with Rebecca Miner

girl hugging teddy bear
branch manager with teddy bear winner branch manager with teddy bear winner branch manager with teddy bear winner CSR with teddy bear winner children with giant teddy bear branch manager with teddy bear winner

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL DINNER

January 26, 2018

Awesome job by the North Country Chamber of Commerce on their annual dinner, celebrating the many accomplishments of our region and local businesses during the past year.  We even got into the sports theme of the night with a team of Boston Bruins!  Congratulations to all the businesses who won awards!

First Picture: Buck Bobbin, Lori Boren, Lori Hebert, Jackie Hallock, Lisa Roberts, Lori Verzillo, Michelle Lafountain, Steven Cacchio
Second Picture: Michelle Lafountain, Lori Verzillo, Lisa Roberts

Group shot at the Chamber dinner Group wearing Boston Bruins jerseys

CAN DRIVE FOR PROJECT WE CARE

December 22, 2017

Employees from our Willsboro branch collected cans to help raise money for food baskets they put together and gave to seniors living in town who might not have a lot for holiday meals.  We’re so proud of their thoughtful work for some of our community’s most vulnerable.  Great work, ladies!

Pictured: Michelle Cross (Willsboro Client Service Representative), Alexandra Walsh (Willsboro Client Service Representative), Erica Cain (Willsboro Office Supervisor)

Bags of cans with Willsboro branch staff

PROJECT WE CARE

December 18, 2017

We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated to Champlain National Bank’s Project We Care!  With your help we were able to fulfill the Christmas wishes of your neighbors, who may not have had gifts otherwise.  We donated food, warm clothing, and toys to many local charities, schools and members of the senior community, who sometimes feel forgotten during the holidays.  The generosity of our clients and employees is truly amazing!

First Picture: Saranac Lake: Amanda Jessick (Saranac Lake Client Service Representative), Rebecca Miner (Saranac Lake Assistant Branch Manager)
Third Picture: Lake Placid: Cindy Caner (Lake Placid Assistant Branch Manager), Joshua Haberle (Lake Placid Client Service Representative), Ralitsa Livermore (Lake Placid Client Service Representative)
Fifth Picture: Crown Point: Alli Sprague
Sixth Picture: Willsboro: Erica Cain (Willsboro Office Supervisor), Michelle Cross (Willsboro Client Service Representative), Alexandra Walsh (Willsboro Client Service Representative)

Saranac Lake Branch Employees with Donated Gifts Elizabethtown Branch Christmas Tree with Donated Gifts Lake Placid Christmas Tree with Donated Presents Champlain Christmas Tree with Donated Presents Moriah Sixth Grader with Donation Box Willsboro branch employees with donated food and coats

BUDGETING CLASS AT WESTPORT CENTRAL SCHOOL

December 14, 2017

Medara Sherman, our branch manager in Elizabethtown and Westport, recently visited the senior class at Westport Central to teach students how to budget once they graduate from college.  Students were surprised to learn after factoring in student loans, rent, and other expenses, that they might not have as much money left over at the end of the month as they initially thought.  We love teaching students and adults alike how to create a budget, in addition to many other financial topics.  If you’d like us to visit your classroom or group, please let us know!

Medara Sherman teaching in a classroom

HOLIDAY SWEATER FUNDRAISER

December 8, 2017

We celebrated the season by dressing in holiday sweaters, to help bring awareness to Project We Care, while having some fun!  The Project We Care program at Champlain National Bank partners with local agencies throughout the region to help them collect toys, food, and other items, which are provided to people in need in our communities during the holidays.  Take a look at our creative sweaters!

First Picture: Lake Placid Branch: Renee Darrah (VP/Tri-Lakes Manager), Joshua Haberle (Lake Placid Client Service Representative), Cindy Caner (Lake Placid Assistant Branch Manager), Ralitsa Livermore (Lake Placid Client Service Representative)
Second Picture: Westport Branch: Medara Sherman (Branch Manager of Westport and Elizabethtown Branches), Tracy LaBombard (Westport Client Service Representative)
Third Picture: Elizabethtown Branch: Morgyn Cassavaugh (Elizabethtown Client Service Representative), Amanda Grant (Elizabethtown Client Service Representative), Jordan McKee (Elizabethtown Client Service Representative), Melissa LaMotte (Elizabethtown Client Service Representative)
Fourth Picture: Willsboro Branch: Dorene Dixon (EFT Operator), Stephen Aubin (Information Systems Specialist), Chuck Hughes (SVP/CFO), Rosale Lewis (Deposit Operations Quality Control Specialist), Sherry Mitchell (Loan Servicing), Judy MacDougall (Loan Servicing), Gayle Bridge (VP/Human Resources), Erica Cain (Willsboro Office Supervisor), Alexandra Walsh (Willsboro Client Service Representative)
Fifth Picture: Plattsburgh: Charlene Sample (Credit Analyst), Anne Franks (Consumer Loan Processor), Lori Hebert (Commercial Loan Officer), Monika Cook (Plattsburgh Client Service Representative), Laurie Kelsh (Credit Analyst), Emelin Koss (Credit Department Manager), Debbie Buesser (Administrative Assistant), Lisa Roberts (SVP/Senior Lender), Brandon Frenyea (Plattsburgh Client Service Representative)
Sixth Picture: Saranac Lake: Rebecca Miner (Saranac Lake Assistant Branch Manager), Amanda Jessick (Saranac Lake Client Service Representative)

Lake Placid Employees Wearing Holiday Sweaters Westport employees wearing holiday sweaters Elizabethtown employees wearing holiday sweaters Willsboro employees wearing holiday sweaters Plattsburgh Downtown employees wearing holiday sweaters Saranac Lake employees wearing holiday sweaters

SANTA NIGHT

December 1, 2017

We donated $1,250 to Plattsburgh's Santa Night this year, and a group of Champlain National Bankers had a great time enjoying the festivities!  All the money raised goes towards the wonderful work of the Christmas Bureau, which helped make sure every child in the North Country had a gift this Christmas.

Pictured: Buck Bobbin (Mortgage Loan Specialist), Roxanne LaClair (Consumer Loan Processor), Darlene Mirrer (VP/Director of Consumer Lending), Ed Mirrer, Jennifer Pecore (AVP/Dealer Services Manager), Michelle Lafountain (Branch Manager of Plattsburgh and Champlain Branches), Brittany Faubert (Plattsburgh Assistant Branch Manager)

People wearing Christmas hats and sweaters on Santa Night

WILLSBORO FIRST-GRADE CLASS BRANCH VISIT

November 30, 2017

We always enjoy welcoming children to the Bank, and were delighted that the First Grade Class at Willsboro School stopped by to learn what happens behind the scenes at a Bank.  They all went home with a new piggy bank, a shiny dollar coin, and of course, lollipops!  If you teach a class and would like to bring your students for a visit to any of our branches, give us a call!  We’d be happy to accommodate your class!  The class is pictured here with Erica Cain, our Willsboro Office Supervisor.

Willsboro First-Grade Class Group Picture

PAINT & WINE FUNDRAISER FOR PROJECT WE CARE

November 29, 2017

We raised money for Champlain National Bank’s Project We Care by holding a benefit Paint & Wine with Jessie!  Proceeds went to purchase Christmas gifts for families in need in the Plattsburgh community.  Take a look at our work!

First Picture: Roxanne LaClair (Consumer Loan Processor), Lisa Roberts (SVP/Senior Lender), Darlene Mirrer (VP/Director of Consumer Lending), Jennifer Pecore (AVP/Dealer Services Manager), Buck Bobbin (Mortgage Loan Specialist), Stephanie Coulombe (Champlain Office Supervisor), Dorene Dixon (EFT Operator), Patrick Miller (Champlain Client Service Representative), Jamie and Bailee Lafountain, Michelle Lafountain (Branch Manager of Plattsburgh and Champlain Branches), Ella Lafountain
Third Picture: Michelle and Ella Lafountain
Fourth Picture: Lisa Roberts and Dorene Dixon
Fifth Picture: Patrick Miller, Stephanie Coulombe, Buck Bobbin
Sixth Picture: Roxanne LaClair, Jennifer Pecore, Darlene Mirrer

Group of Employees Showing off Finished Paintings People painting Michelle and Ella Lafountain with their paintings Lisa Roberts and Dorene Dixon with their paintings Patrick Miller, Stephanie Coulombe, Buck Bobbin painting Roxanne LaClair, Jennifer Pecore, Darlene Mirrer

KEENE CENTRAL SCHOOL BRANCH VISIT

November 14, 2017

We enjoyed welcoming four seniors from Keene Central School for a tour of our Elizabethtown branch so they could learn more about what happens at a bank.  The trip was part of their Introduction to Business class, and also gave them a chance to ask questions about a career in banking.  Here they are pictured in front of our branch with our new sign!

Keene Central School Seniors Next to Champlain National Bank Sign

JEAN DAY FOR LOCAL FAMILY

November 10, 2017

Being a local bank means we know the North Country personally and when we can help members of the community who are going through a tough time – we do!  We decided to raise money for a family in Plattsburgh who just lost their mom to cancer.  Here we are wearing jeans to show our support for this family!

First Picture: Plattsburgh Branch: Anne Franks (Consumer Loan Processor/Closer), Kristin Cumm (Plattsburgh Client Service Representative), Jennifer Pecore (AVP/Dealer Services Manager), Randi Swires (Plattsburgh Client Service Representative), Michelle Lafountain (Branch Manager of Plattsburgh and Champlain Branches), Sabrina Smith (Plattsburgh Client Service Representative), Brittany Faubert (Plattsburgh Assistant Branch Manager), Roxanne LaClair (Consumer Loan Processor/Closer)
Second Picture: Champlain Branch: Kelsey Monette (Champlain Client Service Representative), Patrick Miller (Champlain Client Service Representative), Stephanie Coulombe (Champlain Assistant Branch Manager) Michelle Lafountain
Third Picture: Willsboro Branch: Erica Cain (Willsboro Office Supervisor), Judy Hoskins (VP/EFT Department Manager), Skiler Stafford (EFT Operator), Toni McCray (EFT Operator), Maghan MacDougal (Senior Proof Operator), Michelle Cross (Willsboro Client Service Representative), Judy MacDougall (Loan Servicing), Dorene Dixon (EFT Operator), Ashley Carson (Audit & Compliance Assistant), Cindy Monty (Executive Department Manager), Rosale Lewis (Deposit Operations Quality Control), Alexandra Walsh (Willsboro Client Service Representative), Gayle Bridge (VP/Human Resources), Jackie Hallock (VP/Director of Marketing), Adriane Holland (Proof Operator), Sherry Mitchell (Loan Servicing)
Fourth Picture: Lake Placid Branch: Cindy Caner (Lake Placid Assistant Branch Manager), Renee Darrah (Branch Manager of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake Branches)
Fifth Picture: Keene Branch: Bri Quirion (Keene Client Service Representative), Melanie Porter (Keene Branch Manager), Brianna Murphy (Keene Client Service Representative)

Plattsburgh West Employees Posing in their jeans Champlain employees posing in their jeans Willsboro employees posing in their jeans Lake Placid employees posing in their jeans Keene employees posing in their jeans

CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN BUSINESS

October 27, 2017

Many thanks to the North Country Chamber of Commerce for putting on another wonderful Celebration of Women in Business and Bootcamp!  We had a great time!

Pictured: Jackie Hallock (VP/Director of Marketing), Michelle Lafountain (Branch Manager of Plattsburgh and Champlain Branches), Lori Hebert (Commercial Lender)

Jackie Hallock, Michelle Lafountain, Lori Hebert at the Women in Business Luncheon

UNITED WAY PACESETTER

September 22, 2017

Employees from Champlain National Bank are excited to announce that they are pledging $15,000 to the United Way of the Adirondack Region, which do so much good for our communities.  A group of Champlain National Bank employees attended the United Way’s Kickoff Breakfast to announce what we had raised as a “Pacesetter” organization.  A Pacesetter is a company that helps set the tone for the upcoming campaign by setting an early example of strong support for the United Way, which is something Champlain National Bank has done for more than two decades.

Pictured: Chuck Hughes (SVP/CFO), Lisa Roberts (SVP/Senior Lender), Lori Hebert (Commercial Lender), Michelle Lafountain (Branch Manager of Plattsburgh and Champlain Branches), Lori Boren (Plattsburgh Office Supervisor), Jackie Hallock (VP/Director of Marketing), Medara Sherman (Branch Manager of Elizabethtown and Westport Branches), Darlene Mirrer (VP/Director of Consumer Lending), Erica Cain (Willsboro Office Supervisor), Amanda Belzile (Human Resources Assistant)

Champlain National Bank employees at the United Way Breakfast

SARANAC LAKE CRACK THE VAULT CASH GIVEAWAY

August 25, 2017

We gave away four $250 prizes to some lucky people during our Grand Opening Crack-the-Vault event.  Thanks to WSLP and Reber Valley Snack Shack for providing the entertainment and food!  Please stop by and visit our branch if you haven’t yet!  Everyone from the community is welcome, and we’ve got some opening specials going on right now!

First Picture: Rebecca Miner (Saranac Lake Assistant Branch Manager), Francis Camelo ($250 Winner), Renee Darrah (Tri-Lakes Manager)
Second Picture: Robin Spencer ($250 Winner), Renee Darrah, Lori Verzillo (SVP/Retail Banking and Operations)
Third Picture: Gregory Phillips ($250 Winner), Renee Darrah
Fourth Picture: Lori Wood ($250 Winner)
Fifth Picture: Carol Urquhart (Ace Hardware), Amy McCarthy (Ace Hardware), Bob Bayruns (Ace Hardware), Jackie Hallock (VP/Director of Marketing)
Sixth Picture: Jim Williams (WSLP), Ethan Gawel (WSLP), Josh Clemens (WSLP)

Rebecca Miner, Francis Camelo, Renee Darrah Robin Spencer, Renee Darrah, Lori Verzillo Gregory Phillips, Renee Darrah Winner Lori Wood Carol Urquhart, Amy McCarthy, Bob Bayruns, Jackie Hallock WSLP Team at the Vault

ESSEX COUNTY FAIR CORN PILE TREASURE HUNT

August 20, 2017

We had a great time at the Essex County Fair and hope that everyone who stopped by our Corn Pile Treasure Hunt had a blast!  Over five days, we gave away more than $800 to the children who stopped by to dig!  We appreciate being the hometown bank of Essex County - thanks for trusting us for all your banking and loan needs for 108 years!

Second Picture: Medara Sherman (Westport and Elizabethtown Branch Manager), Melissa LaMotte (Elizabethtown Client Service Representative), Pam Nicholas (Westport Client Service Representative)
Third Picture: Melissa LaMotte
Fourth Picture: Pam Nicholas

Children digging for coins in the corn pile Medara Sherman, Melissa LaMotte, Pam Nicholas at the Essex County Fair Melissa LaMotte supervising the kids at the corn pile Pam Nicholas holds a pink alien in the corn pile

CHAMPLAIN NATIONAL BANK EVENT SERIES - CYBERSECURITY FUNDAMENTALS

August 9, 2017

Many thanks to everyone who attended the final Event Series gathering on protecting yourself from cybersecurity threats.  Alex Insley from Twinstate did a wonderful job sharing tips to keep you and your devices safe online.  Thanks to Applebees for providing the food and to the folks over at Twinstate for making it happen!

Twinstate Presenting on Cybersecurity Alex Insley speaking

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF TOURNAMENT

July 12, 2017

Many thanks to the North Country Chamber of Commerce and Northern Insuring for putting on another wonderful Golf Tournament!  We are proud to sponsor the tournament which raises money for all the good things our Chamber does for our communities, and we always have fun handing out prizes!

First Picture: Michelle Lafountain (Branch Manager of Plattsburgh and Champlain Branches), Ed Davis (Northern Insuring), Jackie Hallock (VP/Director of Marketing)
Second Picture: Steven LaBombard (Fesette Realty), Steve Cacchio, Tim Kononan (VP/Commercial Lender), Dr. Gary Hanley

Michelle Lafountain, Ed Davis, Jackie Hallock Steven LaBombard, Steve Cacchio, Tim Kononan, Dr. Gary Hanley

CHAMPLAIN NATIONAL BANK EVENT SERIES - WINE TASTING

June 28, 2017

Many thanks to Vesco Ridge Vineyards for sharing their business story and wines at our recent Event Series in Plattsburgh.  Thanks to Applebees for providing the yummy food too!  If you want to join us for our next Event Series gathering, mark your calendar for August 9!  We’re going to learn about how to protect ourselves from cybersecurity threats with Twinstate while enjoying snacks from Applebees.  Event starts at 5:30, please call 561-6000 to RSVP.

Dan Vesco Showing off his wine Nancy and Dan Vesco speaking to the crowd Group enjoying the Vesco Ridge Wine Jackie Hallock Presenting Monika Cook, Kelsey Monette, Stephanie Coulombe, Michelle Lafountain, Randi Swires

NORTH COUNTRY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS EXPO

June 8, 2017

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the North Country Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.  Our two Mortgage Loan Officers in Plattsburgh, Michelle Lafountain and Buck Bobbin, had a great time spreading the word on all our home loan sales!

First Picture: Jackie Hallock (VP/Director of Marketing), Michelle Lafountain (Plattsburgh Branch Manager)
Second Picture: Buck Bobbin (Mortgage Loan Officer)

Jackie Hallock, Michelle Lafountain in the Business Expo Booth Buck Bobbin in the Business Expo Booth

AUSABLE VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL CAREER FAIR

May 12, 2017

We were excited to take part in a Career Fair at Ausable Valley High School, which invited alumni back to the school to talk about their jobs.  Amanda Belzile, our Human Resources Assistant, represented Champlain National Bank and spoke with the students about what it’s like working in banking!

Amanda Belzile at the career fair

AUTISM AWARENESS WALK

May 6, 2017

Congratulations to our friends at the Autism Alliance of Northeastern NY on raising $47,500 during the Autism Awareness Walk!  Champlain National Bank is a longtime supporter of this walk and our employees have been volunteering at the Registration Table since its inception.  The Bank sponsored a Jean Day where we raised money internally to donate to the Autism Alliance.  Amanda Belzile, Champlain National Bank’s HR Assistant, even had a team in the Walk: Team Wesley!  Great job!

First Picture: Willsboro Branch: Andrea Robare (Accounting Manager), Pam Nicholas (Westport Client Service Representative), Sherry Mitchell (Loan Servicing), Amanda Belzile (Human Resources Assistant), Maghan MacDougal (Senior Proof Operator), Hannah Carson (EFT Operator), Dorene Dixon (EFT Operator), Ashley Carson (Audit & Compliance Assistant), Chuck Hughes (SVP/CFO), Judy MacDougall (Loan Servicing), Rosale Lewis (Deposit Operations Quality Control), Toni McCray (EFT Operator)
Second Picture: Willsboro Branch: Alexandra Walsh (Willsboro Client Service Representative), Michelle Cross (Willsboro Client Service Representative), Pam Nicholas
Third Picture: Champlain Branch: Michelle Lafountain (Champlain Branch Manager), Stephanie Coulombe (Champlain Client Service Representative), Kelsey Monette (Champlain Client Service Representative)
Fourth Picture: Keene Branch: Melanie Porter (Keene Branch Manager), Bri Quirion (Keene Client Service Representative)
Fifth Picture: Lake Placid Branch: Buck Bobbin (Lake Placid Retail Banking Specialist), Renee Darrah (VP/Tri-Lakes Manager), Becky Miner (Lake Placid Office Supervisor)

Willsboro Branch: Andrea Robare (Accounting Manager), Pam Nicholas (Westport Client Service Representative), Sherry Mitchell (Loan Servicing), Amanda Belzile (Human Resources Assistant), Maghan MacDougal (Senior Proof Operator), Hannah Carson (EFT Operator), Dorene Dixon (EFT Operator), Ashley Carson (Audit & Compliance Assistant), Chuck Hughes (SVP/CFO), Judy MacDougall (Loan Servicing), Rosale Lewis (Deposit Operations Quality Control), Toni McCray (EFT Operator) Willsboro Branch: Alexandra Walsh (Willsboro Client Service Representative), Michelle Cross (Willsboro Client Service Representative), Pam Nicholas Champlain Branch: Michelle Lafountain (Champlain Branch Manager), Stephanie Coulombe (Champlain Client Service Representative), Kelsey Monette (Champlain Client Service Representative) Keene Branch: Melanie Porter (Keene Branch Manager), Bri Quirion (Keene Client Service Representative) Lake Placid Branch: Buck Bobbin (Lake Placid Retail Banking Specialist), Renee Darrah (VP/Tri-Lakes Manager), Becky Miner (Lake Placid Office Supervisor)

TICONDEROGA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBER MONDAY

May 1, 2017

We were happy to welcome the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce to our Crown Point branch for their #MemberMonday visit.  We are proud to be a Chamber member and want to thank them for all they do for the community!

Pictured: Lena Robetoy (Crown Point Branch Manager), Carol Lafond (Crown Point Client Service Representative), Melissa Sprague (Crown Point Client Service Representative), Shana Macey (Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce Board President)

Lena Robetoy and Shana Macey Holding TACC Banner

CHAMPLAIN NATIONAL BANK EVENT SERIES - BAKING GLUTEN-FREE DESSERTS CLASS

April 26, 2017

We kicked off the Champlain National Bank Event Series with a class on how to bake gluten-free desserts.  Many thanks to Christine Landaker Charbonneau from My Garden, Your Table for showing everyone how to properly use gluten-free flours and bringing samples of some absolutely delicious treats!  Our next event is a Wine Tasting on June 28 at 5:30 featuring a local vineyard and will be held at our branch located at 500 Route 3 in Plattsburgh.  If you would like to attend this free event, please call 561-6000 to RSVP.

Christine Landaker Charbonneau presenting on gluten-free desserts cookies, brownies, cake Christine Landaker Charbonneau standing behind a table of cookbooks People Attending the Class

CATHY KING BENEFIT

April 22, 2017

A group of Champlain National Bankers helped raise money for the Cathy King Benefit in Willsboro by making personal donations and by wearing jeans to show their support.  Cathy is a long-time friend of the Bank who is recovering from a health crisis.  Great work by Ashley Carson, one of our colleagues who organized the benefit!

First Picture: Willsboro Branch: Maghan MacDougal (Senior Proof Operator), Erica Cain (Willsboro Office Supervisor), Rosale Lewis (Deposit Operations Quality Control), Marilyn Strong (VP/Deposit & Loan Services Manager), Hannah Carson (EFT Operator), Alexandra Walsh (Willsboro Client Service Representative), Dorene Dixon (EFT Operator), Toni McCray (EFT Operator), Sherry Mitchell (Loan Servicing), Michelle Cross (Willsboro Client Service Representative), Ashley Carson (Audit & Compliance Assistant), Adriane Holland (Proof Operator), Judy MacDougall (Loan Servicing), Carol Manley (VP/Branch Operations & Security), Dana Lee (Audit & Compliance Specialist)
Second Picture: Elizabethtown Branch: Cindy Caner (Elizabethtown Office Supervisor), Melissa LaMotte (Elizabethtown Client Service Representative)
Third Picture: Cathy King, Ashley Carson

Willsboro Group Picture Elizabethtown Group Picture Cathy King with Ashley Carson

GREEN UP WILLSBORO DAY

April 22, 2017

A group of Champlain National Bankers were active on Earth Day by picking up trash along the road and in local parks.  Thanks to our friends at Pok-O-MacCready Outdoor Education Center for organizing Green Up Willsboro Day!

First Picture: Amanda Belzile (Human Resources Assistant), Andrea Robare (Accounting Manager), Jackie Hallock (VP/Director of Marketing)
Second Picture: Amanda Belzile, Andrea Robare, Thom Hallock (Mountain Lake PBS)
Third Picture: Jackie Hallock, Andrea Robare, Amanda Belzile

Amanda, Andrea and Jackie Holding Bags of Trash Amanda, Andrea and Thom Hallock Neeling with Bags of Trash Jackie, Andrea and Amanda Posing together

NHLA HOME AND LIFESTYLE EXPO

April 9, 2017

Many thanks to the Northern Home and Lifestyle Association for putting on another wonderful Expo!  We enjoyed meeting with people about how they can turn their home projects into reality with our different home loan options.  Congratulations to Michael and Courtney, our basket raffle winners!

First Picture: Darlene Mirrer (VP/Director of Consumer Lending), Lori Hebert (Plattsburgh Branch Manager)
Second Picture: Michelle Lafountain (Champlain Branch Manager), Jackie Hallock (VP/Director of Marketing)
Third Picture: Michael Farbotko and Courtney Coryea (Raffle Winners), Michelle Lafountain

Darlene and Lori in the booth Michelle and Jackie in the booth Michelle presents Michael Farbotko and Courtney Coryea their basket

DOC LOPEZ RUN TO BENEFIT ELIZABETHTOWN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

March 18, 2017

A group of Champlain National Bankers from our Elizabethtown and Westport branches spent Saturday volunteering at the Doc Lopez Run.  The cold temperature didn’t stop us from making sure the runners were hydrated on the race course.  Congratulations to the University of Vermont Health Network - Elizabethtown Community Hospital on another successful Run!

First Picture: Medara Sherman (Branch Manager of Elizabethtown and Westport Branches), Cindy Caner (Elizabethtown Assistant Branch Manager), Amanda Grant (Elizabethtown Client Service Representative), Melissa LaMotte, (Elizabethtown Client Service Representative), Tracy LaBombard (Westport Client Service Representative)
Second Picture: Cindy Caner, Amanda Grant, Melissa LaMotte, Tracy LaBombard
Third Picture: Medara Sherman
Fourth Picture: Amanda Grant

Group wearing vests for the Doc Lopez Run Preparing to hand out water and snacks at the Doc Lopez Run Medara laying in a snow bank Amanda waves to the camera

ST. PATRICK'S DAY BREAKFAST

March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Champlain National Bank!  A group of us attended the annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast, put on by the North Country Chamber of Commerce.  Congratulations to Sister Debbie Blow from the Mission of Hope on being named Irishwoman of the Year!

Pictured: Yvonne Alterie (Commercial Loan Officer), Tim Kononan (VP/Commercial Lender), Lori Hebert (Plattsburgh Branch Manager), Michelle Lafountain (Champlain Branch Manager), Darlene Mirrer (VP/Director of Consumer Lending), Chuck Hughes (SVP/CFO), Jackie Hallock (VP/Director of Marketing), Steve Cacchio (President and CEO), Lisa Roberts (SVP/Senior Lender)

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast Group Shot with Shamrocks

UNITED WAY RECOGNITION DINNER

March 4, 2017

Champlain National Bank and its employees are proud to be longtime supporters and contributors to the United Way of the Adirondack Region.  A group of employees and directors recently attended the United Way’s Annual Recognition Dinner, where they heard all about the health and human service programs the United Way provides the North Country and Adirondacks.  Thanks for doing such good work in our communities!

Pictured: Stephens Mundy (Board of Directors), Jackie Hallock (VP/Director of Marketing), Cindy Monty (Executive Department Manager), Lori Hebert (Plattsburgh Branch Manager), Lisa Roberts (SVP/Senior Lender), John Bernardi (United Way), Amanda Belzile (Human Resources Assistant), Steven Cacchio (President and CEO), Tim Kononan (VP/Commercial Lender), Deena McCullough (Board of Directors)

Group of Attendees at the United Way Dinner

WEAR RED DAY

February 3, 2017

Employees of Champlain National Bank are longtime supporters of the American Heart Association and are proud to raise money for the cause year after year.  Here are our branches on National Wear Red Day showing our support for all those living with heart disease.

First Picture: Plattsburgh Branch: Jennifer Pecore (AVP/Dealer Services Manager), Roxanne LaClair (Consumer Loan Processor), Darlene Mirrer (VP/Director of Consumer Lending), Lori Hebert (Plattsburgh Branch Manager), Anne Franks (Consumer Loan Processor), Patrick Miller (Plattsburgh Client Service Representative), Denise Kaufman (AVP/Mortgage Loan Underwriter), Randi Swires (Plattsburgh Client Service Representative), Brittany Faubert (Plattsburgh Client Service Representative), Kristin Cumm (Plattsburgh Client Service Representative)
Second Picture: Willsboro Branch: Michelle Cross (Willsboro Client Service Representative), Erica Cain (Willsboro Branch Manager), Judy Hoskins (VP/Electronic Funds Transfer Manager), Judy MacDougall (Loan Servicing), Gayle Bridge (VP/Human Resources Manager), Dorene Dixon (Electronic Funds Transfer Operator), Sherry Mitchell (Loan Servicing), Cindy Monty (Executive Department Manager), Rosale Lewis (Deposit Operations Quality Control), Jackie Hallock (VP/Director of Marketing), Ashley Carson (Audit and Compliance Assistant), Alexandra Walsh (Willsboro Client Service Representative), Marilyn Strong (VP/Deposit and Loan Services Manager), Chuck Hughes (SVP/CFO), Carol Manley (VP/Branch Operations and Security), Lori Verzillo (SVP/Retail Banking and Operations)
Third Picture: Champlain Branch: Kelsey Monette (Champlain Client Service Representative), Stephanie Coulombe (Champlain Client Service Representative), Michelle Lafountain (Champlain Branch Manager)
Fourth Picture: Elizabethtown Branch: Melissa LaMotte (Elizabethtown Client Service Representative), Kendra Goff (Elizabethtown Client Service Representative), Medara Sherman (Elizabethtown Branch Manager), Cindy Caner (Elizabethtown Assistant Branch Manager), Amanda Grant (Elizabethtown Client Service Representative)
Fifth Picture: Westport Branch: Pamela Nicholas (Westport Client Service Representative), Rosann Fields (Westport Client Service Representative), Tracy LaBombard (Westport Client Service Representative)
Sixth Picture: Crown Point Branch: Melissa Sprague (Crown Point Client Service Representative), Lena Robetoy (Crown Point Branch Manager), Carol Lafond (Crown Point Client Service Representative)
Seventh Picture: Keene Branch: Brianna Quirion (Keene Client Service Representative), Melanie Porter (Keene Branch Manager)
Eighth Picture: Deposit and Loan Services: Marilyn Strong, Rosale Lewis

Plattsburgh West Team Willsboro Team Champlain Team Elizabethtown Team Westport Team Crown Point Team Keene Team Marilyn and Rosale making a heart shape with their arms

WILLSBORO BOWLING TEAM SPONSORSHIP

January 17, 2017

Did you know that Champlain National Bank has its own bowling team made up of current and former employees?  Check out the ladies sporting their new official shirts!  Good luck this year!

Pictured: Erica Cain (Willsboro Office Supervisor), Judy Hoskins (VP/Electronic Funds Transfer Manager), Chris McLean (Retired), Toni McCray (Electonic Funds Transfer Operator)

Team in bowling alley wearing their team shirts team in bowling alley showing off team shirts

SUPPORT FOR MOUNTAIN LAKE PBS AND MASTERPIECE PROGRAMMING

January 13, 2017

Did you know that Champlain National Bank is a longtime supporter and underwriter of Mountain Lake PBS and Masterpiece programming?  We’re looking forward to the premiere of Victoria, the latest Masterpiece show, which is receiving rave reviews.  Catch it this Sunday at 9pm on Mountain Lake PBS.  Pictured here was a special screening of the first episode at Cumberland 12 Cinemas.

Victoria Screen in theatre

KEENE FOOD PANTRY COLLECTION

January 5, 2017

We’re collecting nonperishable food at our Keene branch for the Keene Food Pantry.  Help us replenish their shelves after the holiday rush.  Thanks for your generosity with this food drive so far!

Pictured: Melanie Porter (Keene Branch Manager), Brianna Quirion (Keene Client Service Representative)