Salisbury Bank Announces 2017 Employee Awards

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March 9, 2018

Salisbury Bank gives out awards to deserving employees for the year 2017.

The “Employee of the Year” award recognizes one “Outstanding Employee” and celebrates their customer service, leadership, professionalism, enthusiasm, knowledge, and strong work ethic. The Employee of the Year must live Salisbury Bank’s vision and core values. The 2017 award recipient is Steven Kulikowski. Steven began at Salisbury Bank in 2015 as an IT Specialist and in the same year, he achieved the A+ Certification. Steven is always available to diagnose and solve any computer problem. He does not rest until the issue is resolved, even if that means taking a road trip to deal with it in person. From viruses to storage issues, Steven will identify and fix any technical problem. He doesn't get overwhelmed by the severity of the issue, and is never reluctant to jump into a new task.

The “Rookie of the Year” Award recognizes an employee who has really stepped up during their first year working at the Bank. The recipient of the 2017 Rookie of the Year Award, Michael Hogan, started with the Bank in June of 2017 as a Finance specialist and is primarily responsible for the accounts payable function of the Bank. He has shown amazing patience, honesty and integrity, is very respectful, and always has a positive outlook. In a short time, Michael has become well respected and trusted by his co-workers, who often describe him as professional, organized, and eager to learn.

The “Volunteer of the Year” Award recognizes an employee who consistently volunteers on behalf of the Bank throughout the year. The Bank is fortunate to have many volunteers for various events. The 2017 Volunteer of the Year (for the 3rd year in a row) is Michele LaPlante. Michele began working for Salisbury Bank in 2009. She worked as an e-Banking Specialist until 2012 when she transferred to Trust Operations and has been working in that role ever since. Michele always steps up and volunteers on the Bank’s behalf. During the year, Michele volunteered for 8 bank-sponsored events.

The 2017 “President’s Award” (for which there is no specific criteria) was presented to the Finance Department of the Bank. This department has critical interaction with many people both inside and outside of the bank. Under the leadership of Peter Albero and Ronald Myers, in just a few short months, the Finance area has accomplished a great deal and has created a highly functioning and cohesive team. Congratulations to Peter Albero, Ronald Myers, Robert Lotz, Laura Bosio, Michael Hogan, Rory Goodman, and Lynne Storti.

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; Great Barrington, Sheffield, and South Egremont, Massachusetts; as well as Dover Plains, Fishkill, Millerton, New Paltz, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, and Red Oaks Mill, New York. The Bank has been serving families and businesses for over 170 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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