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September 24, 2012

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Georgetown Bank CEO celebrates 30 years of service

Robert E. Balletto, president and CEO of Georgetown Bank, was recently honored for 30 years of service to the bank.

Balletto, a longtime local resident and graduate of Georgetown schools, joined the Georgetown Bank team in August 1982 as assistant to the CEO. He quickly rose to the role of CEO in 1988 at the age of 32. He developed a deep understanding of the local market as well as keen interest in the impact banking services can have in improving the lives of individuals and families, businesses and the community as a whole, resulting in his early recognition as a leader in the banking industry.

Over the years, Balletto has led the independent bank through a series of technological and product innovations, in addition to an expansion of the branch network, to enhance and enrich the convenient customer service experience. Most recently, he spearheaded a name change and rebranding initiative, dropping “Savings” from the name to become Georgetown Bank, better reflecting the broader array of business and retail customers the bank serves. A new logo, accompanied by the tagline “Respectfully yours,” reinforces the bank’s commitment to treating its customers fairly.

For more on Georgetown Bank, visit www.georgetownbank.com or call 978-352-8600.

Good Tastes Kitchen named finalist in “American Made” program

Good Tastes Kitchen has been named one of 100 finalists for the Audience Choice Award in Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s inaugural “American Made,” a multimedia celebration of American artists, artisans and entrepreneurs. The “American Made” program will celebrate 10 rising stars — plus an 11th Audience Choice winner— from a range of lifestyle arenas including food, fashion, design, community, gardening, crafts and technology. The winners will be honored guests at a celebratory event on Oct. 16 and part of a unique pop-up experience at Grand Central Terminal.

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