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Lakeville, CT - May 11, 2020

Rick Cantele, President and CEO, Salisbury Bank and
Liz Shapiro, Executive Director, Sharon Historical Society
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Salisbury Bank and the Sharon Historical Society once again are partnering on a community project to create a new section on the Sharon Historical Society website called "Sharon Business and Industry". This site will feature historic information about the many businesses that have operated in Sharon and the surrounding region.

"The Sharon Historical Society has a long history of partnering with Salisbury Bank on community projects," said Liz Shapiro, Executive Director of the Sharon Historical Society. "They are a favorite of ours to work with because we have similar missions -- a commitment to support the communities that we serve."

Salisbury Bank donated $2500 toward the project which has a matching grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council. The new website section will include photos, graphics, text, and digitized archival materials that reflect the development of Sharon and affiliated businesses from early days to the present. This will also include a segment called "Sharon's Hidden History," and will feature photos taken inside historic buildings in Sharon that once held, and may still hold, local businesses.

"Salisbury Bank is committed to supporting and enriching the communities in which we serve," said Rick Cantele, President and CEO of Salisbury Bank. "The northwest corner of Connecticut is so rich with history. It's a privilege to work with an organization like the Sharon Historical Society that is working to preserve this history for future generations."

Other collaborations between Salisbury Bank and the Sharon Historical Society include the award-winning documentary Visions of Iron, a 30 minute film that traces the history of the iron industry in northwest Connecticut. In 2009, the national organization American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) presented the film with an "Award of Merit", the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.

The Sharon Historical Society is committed to connecting people to the town of Sharon, its history, and its culture. The non-profit museum and education center is located at 18 Main Street in Sharon, CT. To learn more visit or call (860) 364-5688.

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Salisbury Bank is a full-service community bank headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut and presently operates full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut as well as South Egremont and Sheffield, Massachusetts and Dover Plains and Millerton New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for 160 years and offers a full range of consumer and business banking products and services as well as trust and investment services.

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