Salisbury Bank is pleased to announce its 2021 employee award recipients.

The “Employee of the Year” award recognizes and celebrates an “outstanding employee” whose customer service, leadership, professionalism, enthusiasm, knowledge, and strong work ethic really stood out during the year. Gary Cope was selected by bank employees to receive the 2021 award. Gary joined the Bank in 2012 as an Information Technology Specialist and has consistently shared his knowledge with other team members to ensure that they are well prepared to assist others in the future. To quote one of his co-workers, “Gary believes in getting the right solution and not just a solution for right now.” This is the second time that Gary has been recognized as Employee of the Year, the first being in 2015.

The "President's Award" was presented to Betsy Summerville, Executive Vice President, Chief Retail and Loan Operations Officer. Betsy has been an integral part of Salisbury Bank’s success for the past 18 years. She has been an outstanding team leader, offering inspiration, guidance, support, and leadership to those around her, both in the departments she manages and bank-wide. Betsy’s commitment and dedication has been unwavering and she has been instrumental in supporting the growth of the Bank. Her years of experience have allowed her to be a great resource to many in the Bank and she is well-deserving of this recognition.

The “Rookie of the Year” award went to Brian Leger. Brian was hired in November of 2020 as Vice President, Loan Servicing Manager. Brian’s considerable experience allowed him to take everything in stride as he seamlessly joined committees and took on projects while providing valuable support to Loan Servicing and to the Bank as a whole. Brian is currently a member of the Bank’s Leadership Development Program.

The “Volunteer of the Year” award recognizes an employee who consistently volunteers on behalf of the Bank throughout the year. Our 2021 Volunteer of the Year was Natalie Allyn. Natalie joined the Bank in September of 2019 as a Risk Management Specialist. During 2021, she graciously volunteered for five bank-sponsored events and we are thankful for the volunteer work she does to help support our local communities.

The virtual award ceremony was held on March 15, 2022.

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.