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From Humble Beginnings to Humbling Recognition

Note: The following is from Mark Tryniski, Community Bank CEO and President

Since the late 2000s, Forbes magazine has ranked America’s 100 largest publicly traded banks and thrifts to inform consumers of the financial condition of their banks. We at Community Bank are honored to have ranked among the top 15 banks on this list for seven years running.

We started with one branch and a few employees in Canton, N.Y., way back in 1866. Fast-forward more than 150 years to today: Community Bank has assets of approximately $11 billion, more than 2,000 employees and a branch network with 230 locations across upstate New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and western Massachusetts. We’re proud to have scored above all regional banks serving within the bank’s footprint, including M&T Bank, NBT Bank, PNC, People’s United Financial, Key Bank and Bank of America.

What the high ranking means for our customers is strength, stability and trust. This kind of success stems from a steadfast dedication to our customers and the local communities we serve. Our highest commitment at Community Bank is to our customers and delivering you a high level of performance, as we know how important it is to have trust in your bank’s financial stability.

For the past century and a half, Community Bank has sustained its tradition of a community-focused approach in small markets, ensuring high-quality customer service since it first opened its doors. This “Bank Happy” approach is more than just a motto to our team—it’s our core principle, and one we’re extremely proud of.

From a smile and friendly hello to an experienced and personal understanding of customers’ financial goals, our team lives “Bank Happy” every day. It’s thanks to this commitment by our team that we’re able to tout our most recent honor—a sixth-in-the-nation ranking by Forbes for financial performance in a study analyzing growth, credit quality and profitability for the nation’s 100 largest banks and thrifts.

From our entire team here at Community Bank, thank you for your continued support and partnership. The past century and a half has been one for the records books, and we look forward to serving our communities for many more years to come.


Better banking starts with trust—and we’re honored to be recognized for it.

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