MountainOne Announces First Quarter Community Giving

MountainOne, headquartered in North Adams and with locations across the Berkshires and Boston’s South Shore, recently completed its 2024 first quarter round of community giving, with total donations and sponsorships to Berkshire and South Shore communities exceeding $116,000. Providing its Community Dividend Grant Program to local not-for-profit organizations within the two regions it serves, MountainOne […]

MountainOne Bank Offers Assistance to Homebuyers through FHLBank Boston’s Equity Builder & Housing Our Workforce Programs

MountainOne Bank, with branches across Berkshire County and the South Shore of Massachusetts, has been selected to participate in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s Equity Builder Program (EBP) and its Housing Our Workforce Program (HOW), which assists local homebuyers with down-payment and closing costs, homebuyer education and counseling. The Equity Builder Program also […]

MountainOne to Launch Children’s Book Featuring Mo the Spokesgoat

MountainOne, a community-based financial institution, is excited to announce the launch of its new children’s book, “How to Climb a Mountain,” featuring Mo, the MountainOne Spokesgoat. Employees, board members, corporators, and nonprofit partners will be the first to receive the 24-page illustrated book at MountainOne’s 175th Annual Meeting on April 10, 2024. It will be […]

MountainOne Insurance Acquires G. W. Morisi Insurance Agency

Experienced Longmeadow Agency Staff Joins MountainOne Team MountainOne Insurance Agency, a subsidiary of MountainOne Bank, is pleased to announce the acquisition of G.W. Morisi Insurance Agency, Inc., a third generation, family-owned agency that has served Longmeadow and neighboring communities for more than 75 years. The G.W. Morisi staff of four, including President Rory Sullivan will […]

MountainOne’s Richard ‘Dick’ Kelly featured in Banker & Tradesman!

MountainOne’s own Richard ‘Dick’ Kelly, SVP and Senior Commercial Risk Officer, was recently featured in a Banker & Tradesman piece titled, “Keeping It Safe in an Uncertain Time,” which published on January 28, 2024. Click here to view the article. In this thought leadership piece, Dick discusses his newly created risk management role at MountainOne […]

MountainOne Insurance Reaches New Heights with Office Expansions as Featured in the Berkshire Eagle!

MountainOne is in the News! The Berkshire Eagle recently featured MountainOne Insurance Agency in an article titled “MountainOne Insurance Reaches New Heights with Office Expansions.” The article covers MountainOne Insurance Agency’s recent expansion to its two newest locations in Stockbridge and Longmeadow Massachusetts. Click here to read the full article on berkshireeagle.com.  “We’re very proud […]

Jay Bianchi Joins MountainOne Bank as AVP, Community Mortgage Lending Specialist

MountainOne is thrilled for Jason “Jay” Bianchi to join the residential lending team as AVP, Community Mortgage Lending Specialist. Reporting directly to the Head of Residential Lending, Bianchi will work out of the Berkshires, and serve as a member of the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Committee. Bianchi’s primary job responsibilities will include promoting the […]

MountainOne’s Matthew Lauro Highlights Commercial Banking in a Local Podcast

Matthew Lauro, SVP, Commercial Lending at MountainOne Bank, was recently interviewed in a ‘Right Here in Mass’ podcast by Ashley Mason, President & Founder of the Massachusetts Business Network. In the podcast, Lauro discusses a variety of topics, including his current role at MountainOne, the benefits of working for (and with) a local bank, a career […]

MountainOne Nominates Berkshire Immigrant Center for MBA Charitable Foundation Grant

MountainOne’s executive leadership team recently attended the Massachusetts Bankers’ Association Regional Meeting, held at the Pittsfield Country Club. At the December meeting, the Massachusetts Bankers Association (MBA) Charitable Foundation awarded several large grants to local non-profits who were nominated by member banks. MountainOne nominated the Berkshire Immigrant Center to receive one of these 2023 Community Grants, […]

MountainOne’s Matthew Lauro Featured in the Berkshire Eagle

North Adams, MA – MountainOne’s own Matthew Lauro, SVP, Commercial Lending, was recently featured in a Berkshire Eagle piece, titled “At MountainOne, Trust is the Key to Success with Commercial Clients.” Lauro discusses his investment banking background, his experience joining the MountainOne team, and how he supports his business and commercial clients in an uncertain […]

Help Alleviate Hunger in the Berkshires at the ‘MountainOne Thankful 5k’

MountainOne is proud to partner with the Berkshire Running Foundation, the charitable arm of the Berkshire Running Center, on its Thankful 5k race. The race takes place at Berkshire Community College on Thanksgiving morning, and 100% of the proceeds go to support local food pantries! Earlier in the week, Jonathan Denmark, President & COO, MountainOne […]

MountainOne Featured in BusinessWest Article

North Adams, MA – MountainOne’s own Robert Fraser, President & CEO, and Matthew Lauro, SVP of Commercial Lending, were recently featured in an article published by BusinessWest, As It Marks 175 Years, MountainOne Strives to Be the Berkshires’ ‘Go-to Bank’. The article highlights MountainOne’s 175th Anniversary, which began this year, our rich company history, unique […]

MountainOne Insurance Named Top Insurance Employer by Insurance Business America

MountainOne Insurance, a full-service insurance agency with offices in North Adams, Pittsfield, and Williamstown, has once again been named a “Top Insurance Employer” by Insurance Business America in 2023. It is the fourth time that MountainOne Insurance was recognized, having achieved this distinction in 2019, 2021 & 2022. “We are incredibly proud to be recognized […]

MountainOne Participates in Four 4th of July Community Events

On July 4th, 2023, MountainOne, a longstanding financial institution headquartered in the Berkshires, proudly participated in four Fourth of July community events, including the annual parade celebration in Pittsfield. Quoted in the Berkshire Edge article was Jonathan Denmark, President & COO, MountainOne Insurance, pictured alongside several of our Mountaineer volunteers and the ever-famous inflatable Mo. […]

Jennifer Meehan Joins MountainOne as VP, Community Engagement Officer

MountainOne is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Meehan as Vice President, Community Engagement Officer. In her role, Meehan will drive MountainOne’s community engagement efforts throughout MountainOne’s footprint in the Berkshires and the South Shore. Meehan’s primary focus is on cultivating relationships with strategic community and nonprofit partners; directing MountainOne’s community dividend giving program; […]

MountainOne’s Dick Kelly Promoted to SVP, Senior Commercial Risk Officer

MountainOne Bank is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Richard ‘Dick’ Kelly, who has assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Senior Commercial Risk Officer. This newly created position supports MountainOne’s commitment to asset quality while enhancing its loan approval process. Dick now provides direct oversight of Credit Administration and of all Portfolio Managers […]

MountainOne Insurance’s Margherita Hoffman Receives a S.T.A.R. Award

Margherita Hoffman, Accounts Manager, Personal Lines, was recently awarded a Superior Travelers Agent Recognition (S.T.A.R.) award by Travelers Insurance Company. Margherita was one of four recipients in Massachusetts, and was chosen for her excellent customer service, understanding of Travelers products, and providing the right coverages for her clients. Margherita has been with MountainOne Insurance since 1998 […]