Press Release

True North Financial Services Opens New Office in Bennington

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

True North Financial Services has opened an office in Bennington, according to an announcement by Rob Abel, President. The new office is located at 355 Main Street in the heart of downtown Bennington and is managed by Shawn Leonard, a native of Southern Vermont who recently returned home to join the True North team.

Stated Abel, “We have opened this office to better serve a growing number of clients in the Bennington area and to help us build new relationships.  Over the past decade, Shawn Leonard has established an impressive reputation in the financial services industry and we are excited to have him represent True North in his hometown.”

Founded in 1997, True North Financial Services offers retirement planning, IRA rollovers, employer sponsored retirement plans, estate planning, managed investment portfolios as well as life, long term care and disability insurance services.

True North Financial Services, a division of Hoosac Bank, offers Securities and Advisory Services through Commonwealth Financial Network®, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser.  MountainOne Financial Partners, a mutual holding company headquartered in North Adams, has combined assets of over $800 million and over 220 employees as of December 31, 2011. Hoosac Bank and South Coastal Bank provide a broad range of banking services for personal and business customers.  Hoosac Bank, established in 1848, has offices in North Adams and Williamstown as well as a lending office in Pittsfield and a mortgage office in Bennington, VT.  South Coastal Bank, founded in 1868, has offices in Rockland, Scituate, and Quincy.  Coakley, Pierpan, Dolan & Collins Insurance Agency, founded in 1927, and one of largest property and casualty insurance agencies in Western Massachusetts, serves personal and business customers through offices in North Adams, Adams, Williamstown, and Pittsfield.  True North Insurance Agency, established in 1997, provides group health, life, and disability insurance through offices in North Adams, Williamstown, and Pittsfield.