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Peoples Security Bank & Trust takes great pride in helping to make our local communities better places to live. We do this by supporting many local charities, non-profits and special community events that have the most positive impact on our communities.

 

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust Receives 5-star Rating

September 7, 2021

Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company recently received a 5-Star Superior Rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nations’ leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm. BauerFinancial has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of United States Banks and Credit Unions since 1983. Fewer than 10% of the Nation’s banks can claim this distinction.

The 5-Star Superior Rating was awarded in September 2021 based on June 30, 2021, financial data. Call BauerFinancial, Inc. in Coral Gables, FL at 1-800-388-6686 or visit www.bauerfinancial.com for more information.

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust Sponsors Chabad of the Abingtons Jewish Food Festival 2021

July 1, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust is pleased to sponsor the 2021 Jewish Food Festival as hosted by Chabad of the Abingtons, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-secular organization based in Clarks Summit, PA. A four-day affair, the outdoor festival is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 4th-Monday, July 5th from 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., and Tuesday, July 6th-Wednesday, July 7th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, PA.

To learn more about the Chabad of the Abingtons and this year’s event, please visit: https://www.jewishdiscoverycenter.org/

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust Sponsors Marywood University’s 8th Annual Community Leadership Celebration

June 8, 2021


Peoples Security Bank & Trust is proud to support Marywood University’s 8th Annual Community Leadership Celebration (CLC), which is set for June 10, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. and will take place in the Motherhouse and Seminary Morgan Memorial Garden.

The theme of this year’s celebration is Inspiring Social Justice, and will honor Jim and Cathy Gavin of Scranton, PA as the 2021 Lead On recipients for their extensive, meaningful service to the University and surrounding community over the years.

As Marywood University’s largest fundraising endeavor, all proceeds from the benefit will provide special financial support to current students, which includes funding for enriching programs and academic scholarships. Since its inaugural event in 2014, to date, the CLC has raised over $2.5 million for the University.

To learn more about the CLC and this year’s event, please visit: http://www.marywood.edu/support/clc/index.html

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust Supports the Wyoming County Cultural Center’s Summer Fest 2021 Festival at the Dietrich Theater

June 8, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently made a charitable contribution in support of the Wyoming County Cultural Center’s Summer Fest 2021 Festival at the Dietrich Theater, which will run from July 16-August 5, 2021.

Located in the heart of downtown Tunkhannock, PA and home to the Wyoming County Cultural Center, the Theater plans to showcase 21 art, foreign, and independent films over the course of the three-week festival. Tickets will be available for purchase at $8.50/per person, and discounted festival passes are available for those who are interested in viewing ten or more movies. CDC guidelines for mask wearing and social distancing will be enforced until further notice.

As a non-profit movie theater and cultural center, the Dietrich Theater was erected in 1937 and remains an historic landmark in northeast Pennsylvania. As part of its partnership with the Wyoming County Cultural Center, many classes, exhibits, concerts, presentations, and other programs are offered free of charge to all members of the community. Need-based scholarships for classes are available for children. In a typical year, the Theater hosts 350 cultural events to over 80,000 children and adults.

To learn more about the Dietrich Theater and the Summer Fest 2021 Festival, please visit: https://www.dietrichtheater.com/show.aspx?sid=5458&id=23

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust Receives 5-star Rating

June 5, 2021

Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company recently received a 5-Star Superior Rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nations’ leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm. BauerFinancial has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of United States Banks and Credit Unions since 1983. Fewer than 10% of the Nation’s banks can claim this distinction.

The 5-Star Superior Rating was awarded in June 2021 based on March 31, 2021, financial data. Call BauerFinancial, Inc. in Coral Gables, FL at 1-800-388-6686 or visit www.bauerfinancial.com for more information.

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports New Milford Borough Mid Town Festival

May 18, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently contributed to the New Milford Borough Mid Town Festival, an annual event that helps defray expenses of its beautiful parks and the only public municipal pool in Susquehanna County.

To learn more about the event, please visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/259275138993792/

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company Announces New Hires to Commercial Lending Division at Doylestown Office

May 17, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company (“PSBT”) is pleased to announce the following appointments to the Commercial Lending Division at the Doylestown branch, which recently opened for business on April 5, 2021.

Charles F. “Rick” Miller, Senior Vice President, Team Leader

Miller joins the Commercial Lending Team with over 34 years of banking experience specifically in middle-market, asset based and business banking within the commercial & industrial sector, as well as investment real estate, construction and development, residential/consumer and private banking. The designated team leader of the Doylestown office, Miller’s responsibilities include building and developing a significant Commercial Lending portfolio in the region and throughout the Bank’s footprint in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Prior to his appointment at Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company, Miller had several roles at Penn Community Bank in Perkasie, PA, including head of its Commercial & Industrial Lending Group as well as Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager. Previously, he was an Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at First Savings Bank of Perkasie in Perkasie, PA and at St. Edmond’s Federal Savings Bank in Philadelphia, PA, at which he was also the Chief Credit Officer during his tenure. Prior to that, Miller retained a variety of executive management responsibilities related to commercial lending activities at Founders’ Bank, Equity Bank and Susquehanna Patriot Bank, all of which were wholly owned subsidiaries of Susquehanna Bancshares.

Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College. He previously served on the Finance Committee at St. Thomas Church Whitemarsh in Fort Washington, PA. Miller is a resident of Blue Ball, PA.

Kenneth L. Keller, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer

Keller joins the Commercial Lending Team with over three decades of experience in commercial, corporate, small business, private banking and retail lending. Throughout the duration of his career, Keller has also been responsible for overseeing the growth and driving retention with portfolio management amongst a broad range of clientele based in Bucks and Montgomery counties, all primary responsibilities in his new position.

Prior to his hiring at Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company, Keller was most recently named Senior Vice President, Commercial Team Leader at OceanFirst Bank in Doylestown, PA. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President, Commercial Team Leader at BB&T in Doylestown, PA. His work experience has also included holding leadership roles at Univest Bank in Doylestown, PA.

Keller earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the former Delaware Valley College (now Delaware Valley University). A local philanthropic leader, Keller is currently a board member for the Bucks County Community College Foundation, and until June 2020 when his term expired, served as Chairman of the Board. Additionally, he is involved with the Generations of Indian Valley $1 million Capital Campaign, a non-profit community center for adults aged 55+ located in Souderton, PA. Keller is a resident of Chalfont, PA.

“With the recent opening of our new Doylestown branch, we are thrilled to welcome Rick and Ken to Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company as veteran, accomplished leaders in the Commercial Lending business who will pave the way to serve both our new and existing customers to the fullest extent, especially during these uncertain times,” stated Ian Matlack, Senior Vice President, Greater Delaware Valley. “Professionals of their caliber, experience, and know-how are difficult to come by, and we are confident that they will be remarkable assets to both the Bank and the larger community.”

Daniel Maney, Vice President, Commercial Services Officer

Maney joins the Peoples Security Bank & Trust Commercial Lending team with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Throughout the course of his career, Maney has played an integral role in contributing to customized solutions within the Treasury Management and Deposit arenas on behalf of various sized businesses and nonprofit entities.

Maney received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. In his spare time, he volunteers with community outreach efforts at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden, NJ. In addition, he organizes service projects and social activities geared towards high school students at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Gibbsboro, NJ.

Madiha Rehmani, Branch Manager

Rehmani joins the Peoples Security Bank & Trust team with equivalent experience in the industry. Rehmani began her banking career as a Customer Service Representative at Penn Community Bank in New Britain, PA, ascending to the role of Customer Service Supervisor after two years of service. Before accepting her current position at the Bank, Rehmani served as a Senior Mortgage Servicing Professional within the Collections Department at Cenlar FSB in Ewing, New Jersey.

Currently pursuing her Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Bucks County Community College, Rehmani is certifiably licensed by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (“NMLS”).

The Doylestown office, located at 325 South Main Street/Doylestown, PA 18901, opened its doors as a Loan Production office in the first quarter of 2020. Miller and Keller have been serving the Commercial Lending, PPP Loan disbursement, and Deposit needs of this market since its inception. As Vice President of Commercial Services Officer, Maney oversees the Greater Delaware Valley and the Bank’s entire footprint with customized solutions within the Treasury Management and Deposit arenas. As the appointed Branch Manager, Rehmani administers full-service operations to new and existing customers. For customers wishing to schedule a virtual or in-person meeting with a team member, visit the following page for their specific contact information.

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company Funds $119 Million During Second Draw of PPP Loan Disbursement

May 13, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company (“PSBT”) is pleased to announce that over the course of the second re-opening of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Bank secured $119 million in loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on behalf of small business owners throughout the Bank’s geographic market presence.

Since the SBA--in conjunction with the Department of Treasury--opened up access to the portal system for Second Draw PPP Loan applications on January 13, 2021, PSBT processed 991 loans for new and existing borrowers who met the eligibility requirements as outlined by the amended Economic Aid Act. By March 31, 2021, $119 million in forgivable loans were issued to customers who had applied as part of the Bank’s ongoing lending activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The average loan requested was approximately $150,000 or less.

“Peoples Security Bank & Trust’s primary focus has always been as an active participant in building strong, thriving communities, the backbone of which is the vitality of small businesses. As a trusted community financial institution, we remain committed to supporting local business owners--and keeping their dreams alive---during this unprecedented time in our history by providing responsive financial services to those affected by this ongoing crisis,” noted Neal Koplin, Senior Executive Vice President, and Chief Banking Officer.

The terms, conditions, and requirements for the latest wave of PPP Loans slightly altered from the initial distribution last year. Amongst the changes included the reduction in the number of employees (300), the maximum loan amount that could be requested ($2 million), a revenue reduction of 25% or greater in 2020 relative to 2019, and a 3.5% increase to the average monthly payroll for the hospitality industry specifically, thereby allowing those employed within the category to receive significantly more funding to cover payroll and rent expenses.

In 2020, PSBT reported disbursement of $216 million in credit to 1,340 qualified applicants during each phase of the PPP Loans roll-out program enacted by the federal government. The program has been extended by Congress until May 31, 2021. The Bank will continue to seek applications from individuals who meet all specified eligibility requirements until the deadline.

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company Donates Over $38,000 to Local Food Banks and Meals to Frontline Workers Amid Continuing COVID-19 Pandemic

May 13, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to influence every aspect of society, Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company (“PSBT”) is proud to announce that throughout the month of March, it donated $38,000 to food banks aiding local communities, as well as supplying frontline hospital workers with meals from area restaurants.

The donation, which highlights PSBT’s resolute commitment throughout the duration of the coronavirus outbreak to serve and support communities where the Bank has a physical presence, arrives at a time where food insecurity remains a troubling issue in America. With demonstrated evidence of how crucial food assistance is as the pandemic rages on, PSBT distributed funding to food banks and outreach programs in eleven different counties, including Broome, Bucks, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Montgomery, Susquehanna, and Wyoming.

“Although we’ve reached the one-year anniversary mark since the global pandemic upended the world, its physical, economic, and psychological impacts continue to take a significant toll on communities worldwide. For those individuals and families who are struggling wondering where their next meal is coming from, or for our irrepressible hospital workers who display inspiring acts of bravery while under strain every day, they can count on Peoples Security Bank & Trust as a faithful community partner who will support them on the path towards better days ahead,” remarked Neal Koplin, Senior Executive Vice President, and Chief Banking Officer.

In addition to urgently assisting communities in need throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and New York, the Bank also coordinated the delivery of 1,700 lunch and dinner meals from privately owned restaurants to area hospitals, including Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital, Commonwealth Health Moses Taylor, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Endless Mountains Health Systems, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Commonwealth Health Tyler Memorial Hospital, Doylestown Health/Doylestown Hospital, Barnes Kasson Hospital, Geisinger CMC, WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, UHS Wilson Medical Center, Luzerne County Commonwealth Health - First Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

In 2020, the Bank supplied $47,000 worth of charitable donations to various food banks, non-profit organizations, and essential frontline workers.

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company Funds $119 Million During Second Draw of PPP Loan Disbursement

May 13, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company (“PSBT”) is pleased to announce that over the course of the second re-opening of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Bank secured $119 million in loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) on behalf of small business owners throughout the Bank’s geographic market presence.

Since the SBA--in conjunction with the Department of Treasury--opened up access to the portal system for Second Draw PPP Loan applications on January 13, 2021, PSBT processed 991 loans for new and existing borrowers who met the eligibility requirements as outlined by the amended Economic Aid Act. By March 31, 2021, $119 million in forgivable loans were issued to customers who had applied as part of the Bank’s ongoing lending activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The average loan requested was approximately $150,000 or less.

“Peoples Security Bank & Trust’s primary focus has always been as an active participant in building strong, thriving communities, the backbone of which is the vitality of small businesses. As a trusted community financial institution, we remain committed to supporting local business owners--and keeping their dreams alive---during this unprecedented time in our history by providing responsive financial services to those affected by this ongoing crisis,” noted Neal Koplin, Senior Executive Vice President, and Chief Banking Officer.

The terms, conditions, and requirements for the latest wave of PPP Loans slightly altered from the initial distribution last year. Amongst the changes included the reduction in the number of employees (300), the maximum loan amount that could be requested ($2 million), a revenue reduction of 25% or greater in 2020 relative to 2019, and a 3.5% increase to the average monthly payroll for the hospitality industry specifically, thereby allowing those employed within the category to receive significantly more funding to cover payroll and rent expenses.

In 2020, PSBT reported disbursement of $216 million in credit to 1,340 qualified applicants during each phase of the PPP Loans roll-out program enacted by the federal government. The program has been extended by Congress until May 31, 2021. The Bank will continue to seek applications from individuals who meet all specified eligibility requirements until the deadline.

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports Mom's House Matters

May 10, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently contributed to Mom’s House Matters, a non-profit organization that empowers single parents to complete their education by providing free NYS licensed child care in an environment that nurtures both parent and child.

To learn more about Mom’s House Matters, please visit: https://momshouseny.org/

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports Northeast Community Center

May 10, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently donated to Northeast Community Center. This donation is in support of their #40for40th Anniversary Campaign.

Northeast Community Center is a nonprofit organization that serves the low-income housing community of Marvine-Pembrooke in Bethlehem. This donation will help the organization continue the services they provide to the housing community.

To learn more about Northeast Community Center and their 40 for 40th Anniversary campaign, please visit: https://neccbethlehem.org/

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports YWCA of Binghamton/Broome County

May 10, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently contributed to YWCA of Binghamton/Broome County, an organization dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

For over 125 years, they have provided meaningful contributions to enhance the quality rights and critical human service needs of women across Broome County. It has served as a beacon of light for women and girls in the hope for fulfillment of healthy and productive lives.

To learn more, please visit: https://ywcabinghamton.org/

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports Scranton Chamber of Commerce

April 30, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently contributed to the Scranton Chamber of Commerce for their Community Block Party event.

This family-friendly event will include three stages featuring 24 bands and multi-cultural performance groups, as well as vendor marketplaces, children’s activities, art exhibits, and more. Beginning May 2 and running through May 8, the Chamber will also celebrate and promote “Chamber Restaurant Week” across the greater Scranton community.

To learn more about the Scranton Chamber of Commerce and its event, please visit: https://www.scrantonchamber.com/scranton-chamber-announces-community-block-party/

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

April 30, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Man & Woman of the Year” event on behalf of Justin Beidleman.

Man & Woman of the Year is a philanthropic competition to support blood cancer research among a group of motivated and dedicated individuals in communities across the United States. Candidates form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors.

The man and woman who have raised the most funds during the ten-week campaign are awarded the prestigious title of “Man or Woman of the Year” in their community. The man and woman who have raised the most across the entire US will be recognized as the “National Man & Woman” of the year.

To learn more about Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Man & Woman of the Year” event, please visit: https://www.mwoy.org/

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley

April 30, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently contributed to Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley in support of their “She Nailed It!” event.

“She Nailed It!” is an all-women, nail-hammering, relay competition and one of Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley's signature fundraising events. The event raises crucial funding and awareness for the housing inequality women face locally and beyond.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley and their “She Nailed It!” event, please visit: https://habitatlv.org/events

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports Notre Dame High School

April 30, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently donated to Notre Dame High School in support of their 2021 Gala event.

Notre Dame is a co-educational Roman Catholic high school within the Diocese of Allentown. The administration, faculty, and staff, in partnership with the parents and community, are committed to enriching the spiritual, academic, cultural, social, and athletic development of each of their students.

The 2021 Gala event is the school’s opportunity to recognize their distinguished alumni, raise important funds for their school, and most importantly, enjoy a night celebrating the past, present, and future of the Crusader Family.

To learn more about Notre Dame High School’s 2021 Gala, please visit: https://ndcrusaders.org/gala/

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports Women’s Resource Center

April 30, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently donated to the Women’s Resource Center in support of their “Great Chefs Take 2” event.

The Women’s Resource Center provides comprehensive services for female and male victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties. Our services include a crisis hotline, crisis counseling, emergency shelter, safe housing, legal services, support services, community education, and advocacy.

To learn more, please visit: https://wrcnepa.org/

 Peoples Security Bank & Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports St. Francis Retreat House

April 30, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently donated to St. Francis Retreat House in support of their Sixteenth Annual Golf Tournament.

For over fifty years, St. Francis Retreat House has been welcoming people from all walks of life; the young, the old, and in between who come searching for spiritual enrichment, renewal, and peace. Their mission is committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the message of God’s love for all people.

To learn more about St. Francis Retreat House and their Sixteenth Annual Golf Tournament, please visit: https://stfrancisretreathouse.org/golf-tournament-2/. All proceeds of the golf tournament benefit the mission of the Retreat House and will be used for operating expenses.

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports Susquehanna County Interfaith

April 30, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently contributed to Susquehanna County Interfaith’s church renovation. This donation will be put toward restoring and preserving the 150 years old building that has stood as a sanctuary in the Susquehanna County community.

Susquehanna County Interfaith has made it their mission to provide help and hope for Susquehanna County, with the goal of every individual or family having access to emergency assistance, resources for personal development/life change, will be treated with dignity and compassion, will have a voice of advocacy, and will be provided with educational pathways for personal development and long-term independence.

To learn more about Susquehanna County Interfaith and their restoration project, please visit: https://www.interfaithsc.org/capital-campaign/

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports Northampton Community College

April 30, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently contributed to Northampton Community College for their “Virtual Lehigh Valley Food and Wine Tasting” event.

The Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival is the area’s most celebrated cuisine and beverage festival, taking place over 3 days at Wind Creek Casino Resort Bethlehem. The festival’s growing roster of top restaurants and chefs, as well as wine from around the world, brings a range of tastes and styles to please everyone’s palate. This event plays a large role in helping the NCC Foundation to provide more private scholarship support than any other community college in Pennsylvania.

To learn more, please visit: http://lehighvalleyfoodandwine.com/

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports Helping Celebrate Abilities

April 30, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently donated to the Helping Celebrate Abilities. This donation is in support of their virtual spring fundraiser, “Springtime in Paris”.

HCA, Helping Celebrate Abilities, has been providing services to the disabled population since 1947. What began as a small preschool for special needs children has grown into a much larger organization serving people with disabilities of all ages. These programs include 15 residential group homes, 10 integrated preschool classrooms as well as respite, habilitation, counseling, employment, and self-directed services. HCA is an NYS Cerebral Palsy Affiliate as well as a United Way Member Agency.

Their mission is to develop, establish and maintain multidisciplinary diagnostic and treatment services for developmentally and physically disabled persons and their families; plan and implement individualized programs designed to increase to the greatest possible degree the individual’s physical, social, intellectual, and emotional abilities; and enable developmentally disabled persons to remain in the community, develop to their fullest potential, and become independent functional members of society.

To learn more about HCA, please visit: https://www.hcaserves.com/

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust supports Big Brothers Big Sisters LV

April 30, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust recently contributed a “game sponsorship” to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley in support of their “Trivia Bowl for Kids’ Sake” event.

“Trivia Bowl for Kids’ Sake”, a completely virtual event, pits teams against each other in a unique, head-to-head-match-up. Their mission is to continue creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lehigh Valley, please visit: https://www.bbbslv.org/

 Peoples Security Bank supports Bethlehem Catholic High School

April 12, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently provided a donation to Bethlehem Catholic High School in support of their 2nd Golden Gala event. This virtual event, held on March 27th, helped to raise funds for Bethlehem Catholic students, both current and future. The proceeds from this event will be “channeled back into the school to continue to enhance the overall experience every student has” at school.

Established in 1926, the school’s mission is to “empower our students to live their faith, embrace learning, serve with compassion, and embody integrity.” Accomplished by providing a faith-centered community with opportunities for students to develop spiritually and intellectually, this mission has propelled nearly 12,000 students who have passed through their doors into the next phase of life.

To learn more about Bethlehem Catholic High School, please visit: https://becahi.org/

 Peoples Security Bank supports St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen

April 8, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently contributed to the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in support of their 42nd Annual “Host for a Day” event.

The Annual event allows organizations, individuals, and businesses the opportunity to sponsor that day’s meals. Free, hot, and nutritious meals are provided to all guests on every day of the year. With the help of their staff, volunteers, and donors, the Kitchen “strives to be of assistance to others and serve with a spirit of compassion, respect, and dignity.”

To learn more about the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, please visit: https://stfranciskitchen.org

 Peoples Security Bank supports Emmaus Public Library

April 7, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently donated to the Emmaus Public Library in Emmaus, PA. This donation is in support of their Tee Time at the Library event.

The Emmaus Public Library has been serving residents of Emmaus Borough, Macungie Borough, and Upper Milford Township since its beginnings in the late 1930’s. Their mission is “to enrich our community and inspire lifelong learning by uniting people, ideas, and information.” They continually work towards this mission by providing printed and digital materials, databases, computers and Wifi access, and program for children and adults – all for free.

To learn more about the Tee Time at the Library event scheduled for April 23-24, or to purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.emmauspl.org/tee-time?fbclid=IwAR3sibS-xotv5l1KYavpn94BG6nj_iROat5-8RT9MVb3KiJJaSJkMKIfL5Q

 Peoples Security Bank supports Endless Mountains Habitat for Humanity

March 30, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently contributed to the Endless Mountains Habitat for Humanity. This donation will be put toward the construction of a new home, offering secure shelter to a qualifying family next year.

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization that has chapters across all 50 states in the U.S., and in more than 70 countries around the world. The purpose of this nonprofit organization is to improve the lives of families by offering stable and secure shelter, which becomes a pathway for self-reliance. They advocate for and deliver safe, adequate and affordable housing to members of their local communities who need it most.

To learn more about Endless Mountains Habitat for Humanity, please visit: https://www.habitat.org/cd/kit/homepage.aspx?page=wyomingcounty

 Peoples Security Bank supports the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

March 26, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently sponsored the People’s Choice award for the 2021 SAGE Awards at the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Gala.

The Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence (SAGE) “recognize the outstanding efforts, talent, creativity and innovation” of businesses in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The People’s Choice award “celebrates the community’s favorite SAGE Award Finalist through online voting.” The finalist who received the most votes was named People’s Choice.

Congratulations to the winner of the 2021 People’s Choice SAGE Awards: Hematology & Oncology Associates of NEPA!

Other awards included Best Practices in Community Involvement, Business of the Year, and Hometown Star. This year, award winners were announced at the Annual Chamber Gala, a hybrid event which was held onsite at the Hilton Scranton and streamed online via Zoom. Our very own Thomas P. Tulaney II, Vice President, Peoples Security Retirement Plan Services announced award finalists on behalf of the bank.

To learn more about Greater Scranton Chamber, please visit: https://www.scrantonchamber.com

 Peoples Security Bank receives 5-star rating

March 2, 2021

Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company recently received a 5-Star Superior Rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nations’ leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm. BauerFinancial has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of United States Banks and Credit Unions since 1983. Fewer than 10% of the Nation’s banks can claim this distinction.

The 5-Star Superior Rating was awarded in March 2021 based on December 31, 2020 financial data. Call BauerFinancial, Inc. in Coral Gables, FL at 1-800-388-6686 or visit www.bauerfinancial.com for more information.

 Peoples Security Bank Supports Wyoming Valley Children's Association

February 8, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently contributed to the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association (WVCA) in support of their Online Silent Auction. This event will be held in lieu of their Annual Gala due to COVID-19, and serves as one of the major fundraisers for the organization.

WVCA has been serving children in need throughout the community for over 97 years. Priding themselves on inclusivity, their programs serve all children, including those with a variety of developmental conditions, up to age 6. Their “Together We Grow” preschool program persisted throughout the pandemic in a continued effort to provide physical, occupational, and speech therapies to students in need.

To learn more about Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, please visit: http://www.wvcakids.org/

 Peoples Security Bank Supports the Foundation for Cancer Care

February 8, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently provided a monetary contribution to The Foundation for Cancer Care in support of their 13th Annual Pink Game. This year’s basketball game was between the Abington Heights Lady Comets and the North Pocono Lady Trojans. All proceeds from this event benefited the Foundation’s mission to provide free breast cancer screenings and financial assistance to women in need.

The Foundation emphasizes themselves as a resource for all patients suffering from any type of cancer. They work collaboratively with other organizations, such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Northeastern Regional Cancer Institute (NRCI) and the American Cancer Society, to provide aid to patients and their families from diagnosis through survivorship.

To learn more about The Foundation for Cancer Care, please visit: https://www.found4cc.org/

 Peoples Security Bank Supports the Anthony J. Rinaldi Foundation

February 8, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently donated to the Anthony J Rinaldi Foundation. This donation was provided in lieu of their annual fundraising gala, the “Christmas Classic”.

After Anthony J Rinaldi passed away from renal cell cancer, his brothers established the Foundation in 2010 in his name to provide aide to children with cancer and their families. They have since helped hundreds of kids to attend Camp Can Do, a summer camp for children with cancer in Gretna Glen, PA, and contributed thousands to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To learn more about Anthony J Rinaldi Foundation, please visit: http://ajrfoundation.org/

 Peoples Security Bank Supports Broome County Council of Churches CHOW Program

February 8, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently provided a monetary donation to the Broome County Council of Churches in support of their CHOW Program. By collaborating with nearly 100 agencies such as pantries and non-profit organizations, this program distributes over 175,000 pounds of food to those in need each month.

Founded in 1941, the Council’s mission is to “provide a vehicle for local faith communities to cooperate on neighborhood and county wide efforts.” This mission is accomplished through a variety of diverse programs, including their Jail Ministry, which aims to service incarcerated or recently released individuals, and their Ramp It Up initiative, which pairs adult and youth volunteers to build wheelchair ramps for the homebound. Many of their other programs aim to help the hungry, elderly, sick, and homeless throughout Broome County.

To learn more about the Broome County Council of Churches, please visit: https://broomecouncil.net/

 Peoples Security Bank Supports the Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development Agency

January 13, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently donated to the Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development Agency. The funds from this donation benefited their Coats for Kids campaign.

Each year, the Agency raises funds to purchase over 1,500 new winter coats and buntings for very deserving Head Start Children. In over 20 years, more than 23,000 coats, gloves, and hats have been donated to children across Lackawanna, Pike, Susquehanna, and Wayne Counties.

According to their website, “SLHDA was created by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 as part of a national network of federally funded Community Action Agencies (CAA’s) to administer various programs on the community level that assist people of low income out of poverty conditions”. Their mission is “to advance economic opportunity for eligible residents in NEPA, by providing resources, education, and training to enhance job and life skills and provide career seeking opportunities”.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.slhda.org/

 Peoples Security Bank Supports the Boys & Girls Club of Binghamton

January 13, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Binghamton, NY in support of their “Take a Chance on Great Futures” fundraiser.

The Boys & Girls Club of Binghamton has been serving their local community since 1974, when they became the first Club in the nation to integrate their Boys program and Girls program. Their mission, “to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens”, is accomplished with the help of daily programs that focus on education, fitness, health & life skills, and more. For many children, the Club is a second home and a safe place to learn and grow.

To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Binghamton, please visit: https://www.bgcbinghamton.org/

 Peoples Security Bank Supports the Salvation Army

January 13, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently donated to the Salvation Army in support of their Red Kettle Campaign. This campaign is the Army’s major fundraiser each year, and due to COVID-19, help was needed more than ever. This donation allowed the Army to provide for the community through their vital feeding, utility, and holiday assistance programs.

The Salvation Army is an international movement that is part of the Universal Christian Church. Their hope is that by addressing the whole person – physically, emotionally, and spiritually – they will be able to create change in the lives of individuals, families, and their communities. Their goal remains the same: serving the most people, meeting the most needs, DOING THE MOST GOOD!

To learn more about the Salvation Army of Scranton, please visit: https://pa.salvationarmy.org/scranton/scranton-pa

 Peoples Security Bank Supports Touchstone Theatre

January 13, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently contributed a Production sponsorship to the Touchstone Theatre’s Christmas City Follies event. This “sendup of the Christmas season” event features the Theatre’s ensemble “singing, dancing, laughing, and cartwheeling its way into the hearts of its audiences.”

Founded in 1981 in Bethlehem, PA, Touchstone Theatre is dedicated to the creation of original work. A resident ensemble creates and presents original works by members, and re-imagines select texts through a heightened theatrical vocabulary. The Theatre also offers education programs that work to inspire students of all ages to discover their unique creative voice, and to provide high quality training to the next generation of theatre artists.

To learn more about Touchstone Theatre, please visit: http://www.touchstone.org/

 Peoples Security Bank Supports the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

January 13, 2021

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently contributed a Diamond Level sponsorship to the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in King of Prussia, PA.

Founded in 1973, RSVP’s mission is to “improve the lives of vulnerable populations by focusing on education and wellness, and by supporting nonprofits though skill-based volunteer programs.” With the help of over 1,200 active adult volunteers, this mission is accomplished through literacy, tutoring, home help programs and more to help them serve all age groups across Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

To learn more about RSVP, please visit: https://www.rsvpmc.org/

 Peoples Security Bank Supports Friendship House

December 30, 2020

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently provided holiday gifts to children through the Friendship House in Scranton, PA. These gifts were generously donated by employees of the Central City Scranton office.

The Friendship House assists children who have been removed from their birth homes due to abuse and/or neglect, and have been placed with foster families. These families are often managing low incomes while providing for multiple children. Each year, ornaments displaying a child’s name and age are delivered to the Scranton office for the employees to choose from. Once a name is chosen, the employee will then shop to fulfill the children’s wishes.

“The generosity of the staff at Peoples Security touches the hearts of all the staff serving these children. The joy these gifts bring is evident in the glowing smiles of the children as they receive them. We greatly appreciate the love and care shown by each member of the Peoples Security Bank team who participates,” says Cara Kobeski, Program Manager.

For more information on Friendship House, please visit: https://www.friendshiphousepa.org/index.html

 Peoples Security Bank Supports Lackawanna College

December 10, 2020

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently provided a $1,000 donation to Lackawanna College in support of their Rally for Restaurants initiative. This project works in collaboration with the City of Scranton and Scranton Tomorrow to support local restaurants impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Lackawanna College has opened the doors of a student-run restaurant, 409 on Adams, and has provided the use of its facilities, products, and student volunteers to assist the establishments during their time of need. All of the proceeds raised from meals and beverage purchased at the restaurant will benefit participating businesses to help offset the revenues lost during the ongoing pandemic.

To learn more about Rally for Restaurants and how you can participate, please visit: https://www.lackawanna.edu/rally-for-restaurants/

 Peoples Security Bank receives 5-star rating

December 1, 2020

Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company recently received a 5-Star Superior Rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nations’ leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm.  BauerFinancial has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of United States Banks and Credit Unions since 1983. Fewer than 10% of the Nation’s banks can claim this distinction.

The 5-Star Superior Rating was awarded in December 2020 based on September 30, 2020 financial data. Call BauerFinancial, Inc. in Coral Gables, FL at 1-800-388-6686 or visit www.bauerfinancial.com for more information.

Peoples Security Bank supports Mercy House of the Southern Tier

October 14, 2020

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently provided a $1,000 donation to Mercy House of the Southern Tier in support of their Gala of Taste event. This event raised funds to support the Mercy House’s ongoing efforts to provide a home and support to people with terminal illnesses.

According to their website, the mission of Mercy House is “to unconditionally accept each resident and ensure that they are treated with dignity, respect, and compassion” as they experience the final chapter of their journey.

For more information about Mercy House, please visit: https://mercyhousesoutherntier.com/index.html

Peoples Security Bank supports the Children's Home of Easton

September 30, 2020

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently provided a donation to The Children’s Home of Easton in support of their 32nd Annual Golf Tournament. The Home has provided a caring environment for children and families in need of assistance since 1855. Their four Pillars- compassion, respect, integrity, and perseverance- have propelled their goal to build, strengthen, and preserve every family’s full potential, and has allowed them to provide quality services to those in need.

Funds from this event benefited the Ruth Baumann Scholarship Fund. This fund has assisted over 90 students in the past 10 years to continue their education by providing assistance with tuition, room and board, books, and even clothing expenses.

For additional information regarding the Children’s Home of Easton, please visit: http://thechildrenshome.org/

Peoples Security Bank supports New Bethany Ministries

September 30, 2020

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently provided a $1,000 donation to New Bethany Ministries in support of their 29th Annual Souper Day event. This event raised funds for the organization to support members of their community experiencing hunger, poverty, and homelessness.

Founded in the 1980s, New Bethany Ministries began as “an interfaith ministry to relieve poverty within Southside Bethlehem.” Now a non-profit organization, they have over 900 full-time, part-time, and volunteer staff members. Their mission is to “continually strive to build a better community of hope and support for those who seek help and for those who desire t make a difference in the Lehigh Valley.”

For more information on New Bethany Ministries, please visit: https://newbethanyministries.org/

Peoples Security Bank participates in Race for the Cure

September 24, 2020

Peoples Security Bank employees have once again showed their support and dedication in the fight against breast cancer. This year, more than 50 employees along with their family members, and friends participated in the 30th Annual Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania VIRTUAL Race for the Cure®. The virtual Race gave participants the opportunity to walk or run on their own terms – at a local park, in the community, or even on a treadmill!

Susan G. Komen Greater Pennsylvania uses the funds raised through Race for the Cure and other annual events to provide local resources for women who are in need of breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and support services. Seventy-five percent of all funds raised by the local chapter stay in this service area, while the other twenty-five percent supports the Susan G. Komen® Grant Program. According to their website, Komen Greater PA has provided more than $20 million in over 330 breast cancer awareness, treatment, and support grants to more than 75 organizations in their 53-county service area.

For additional information on Komen Greater PA and the valuable work they do in our communities, please visit: https://komengreaterpennsylvania.org/

We are proud to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation!

Peoples Security Bank supports the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation

September 20, 2020

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently provided a $2,000 donation to the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation in support of their 2020 Wellspan Golf Tournament. The funds from this event will serve to drive the Hospital Foundation’s mission in providing access to comprehensive and high-quality health care throughout their community.

The Good Samaritan Health System joined Wellspan Health in July of 2015 to serve the Lebanon Valley region. Wellspan Health has played a vital role in their community for over 100 years. Their staff and volunteers have worked closely with businesses and organizations to advance their mission of providing care to all, strengthen programs and services to better serve their community, and connect with neighbors to ensure everyone is provided with healthcare options that work for them.

For more information on the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation, please visit: https://www.wellspan.org/

 Peoples Security Bank receives 5-star rating

September 18, 2020

Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company recently received a 5-Star Superior Rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nations’ leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm.  BauerFinancial has been reporting on and analyzing the performance of United States Banks and Credit Unions since 1983. Fewer than 10% of the Nation’s banks can claim this distinction.

The 5-Star Superior Rating was awarded in September 2020 based on June 30, 2020 financial data. Call BauerFinancial, Inc. in Coral Gables, FL at 1-800-388-6686 or visit www.bauerfinancial.com for more information.

 Peoples Security Bank Provides Relief and Support to Frontline Workers and Communities Afflicted by COVID-19 Crisis

May 20, 2020

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company (“PSBT”), has pledged over $40,000 to support healthcare workers and regional communities grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This specialized program enacted by PSBT has focused on providing goodwill aid specifically to the healthcare workforce, as well as donations to address food stability to vulnerable, at-risk populations.

Peoples Security Bank has donated over 1,200 meals from area restaurants, many of which are current customers of the bank, to ten hospitals across the Commonwealth. Approximately 120 frontline providers from each hospital - expanding its reach from Bucks County to Susquehanna County - received a lunch or dinner, complimented by a special message of encouragement and appreciation for their selflessness and commitment to their patients. COVID-19 has disrupted the global stage and its players in innumerable ways, leaving many individuals, families, and businesses facing unanticipated and devastating obstacles in its wake. “At Peoples Security Bank, our primary concern has and will continue to be taking immediate, actionable steps to unwaveringly support our customers, our communities, and our heroic healthcare workers and first responders who have risen to the occasion for all they have done to keep us healthy and protected,” stated Neal Koplin, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer.

In addition to the delivery of meals to frontline workers and a recent $10,000 donation to the Greater Easton Development Partnership, charitable monetary gifts totaling more than $15,000 were disbursed to twelve food banks in need in our area.

To honor their continued service and sacrifices amid the global health threat facing the nation, Peoples Security Bank has also installed banners on the side of its Central City Scranton branch in Scranton, as well as the Emrick Boulevard Regional Office in Bethlehem, to thank the healthcare community for its ongoing efforts.

 Peoples Security Bank & Trust is funding over $175 Million to Local Businesses as part of the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Loan Program

April 20, 2020

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company (“PSBT”) has taken proactive measures to approve customer applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), a program enacted by the Federal Government in response to the economic crisis triggered by COVID-19. To date, Peoples Security Bank has processed more than $175 million to over 800 small business entities within our local communities. These loans will help to retain thousands of jobs for hard working individuals and to help support their families during this difficult time period.

Since the program was launched on April 3rd, PSBT’s commercial lending division has fielded thousands of calls from small business customers who have requested PPP loans to support and sustain their business operations. Led by Senior Executive Vice President / Chief Operating Officer Thomas P. Tulaney, an initial group of 45 employees were assigned to specific roles in the creation of a specialized team to handle the challenges associated with the rollout of the PPP loan program. Our team addressed customer questions and concerns regarding rules, regulation, and eligibility requirements; navigating the SBA portal and online system; and developing a streamlined process to manage the heavy influx of incoming applications for immediate processing. The Bank designed a solutions-oriented approach to barriers that overwhelmed both large banking institutions and community banks since the SBA and U.S. Treasury Department established the financial relief program. This process coupled with an unwavering commitment from its entire Commercial Lending and Credit Administration Teams allowed the Bank to start closing loans and disbursing proceeds to these small business customers in a timely and efficient manner.

“Small Businesses are the backbone of our economy and account for approximately 50% of all private sector jobs. More importantly, small businesses provide character to our communities and strengthen partnerships between residents, community leaders and other public and private sector organizations. As a 115-year-old community bank, our immediate focus has been to provide high quality service and innovative products to our small business partners. Peoples Security Bank is proud to support our local small business customers with the CARES Act PPP Loan Program during this very difficult time period,” stated Mr. Tulaney.

The Paycheck Protection Program is a $349 billion program considered a forgivable loan intended to pay for eight weeks of a business’s payroll costs, thereby allowing companies to keep workers on staff or hire back those who have been laid off in recent weeks. According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, businesses and nonprofit organizations with fewer than 500 workers are eligible for aid, including sole proprietorships and independent contractors. PSBT customers based in Pennsylvania and New York who are interested in learning more information about this loan program should contact any of our branch offices or commercial loan officers. 

Peoples Security Bank is proud to support the St. John Neumann Food Pantry

March 6, 2020

Employees of the Peoples Security Bank Central City location recently organized a food drive to support the food pantry at St. John Neumann Parish in Scranton, PA. This pantry serves individuals and families in need from their immediate service area in South Scranton, and from as far away as Carbondale. In total, the bank donated 24 boxes of food. We are proud to support our local communities!

Peoples Security Bank is proud to support Susquehanna County Interfaith

December 20, 2019

Employees of the Peoples Security Bank Operations Center located in Hallstead, PA recently participated as a sponsor in the Susquehanna County Interfaith Adopt-A-Family program. This program provides families, individuals, and seniors in need with a food bag of supplies for a holiday meal. Employees also participated by providing gifts for the sponsored families from the wish list, which was provided.

The Hallstead Administration employees are proud to sponsor families through this program every year!

Peoples Security Bank is proud to support local education

December 17, 2019

For the third consecutive year, Peoples Security Bank & Trust committed over one million dollars as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. The donations are administered through Commonwealth Charitable Management and are used to award scholarships and grants to numerous schools, colleges and organizations within the bank’s market area. During 2019, over 650 scholarships were issued to 36 local schools. Grants were also awarded to 41 organizations and school districts in support of Educational Improvement Projects. Peoples Security Bank funded the program costs of the EverFi Financial Literacy Program that is currently offered to 20 local high schools.

Peoples Security Bank supports Johnson College

September 10, 2019

Peoples Security Bank recently contributed $12,000 to Johnson College through their EITC administrator, Commonwealth Charitable Management. This donation will benefit the Dual Enrollment Program for Tunkhannock and Abington Heights High Schools. Two students from Abington Heights will be fully funded through their Industry Fast Track program, which allows students to graduate from high school with half of their Johnson College Associate Degree completed. Two students from Tunkhannock who also receive dual enrollment credits will benefit from this contribution as well.

Peoples Security Charitable Foundation supports the Northern Tier Industry and Education Consortium

August 13, 2019

Peoples Security Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 to the Northern Tier Industry and Education Consortium. This donation will help provide career exposure programs and events to over 1,000 students in the Northern Tier.  These programs include in-school lectures, hospital internships, sector-based career fairs, youth apprenticeships, healthcare career summer experience, healthcare lecture series and workplace visits with job shadowing opportunities.  

Peoples Security Charitable Foundation supports the Wyoming County Community Health Foundation

August 8, 2019

Peoples Security Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,750 to the Wyoming County Community Health Foundation. This donation will help fund "Stop the Bleed" training for all Tunkhannock School District personnel.

Peoples Security Charitable Foundation supports Serving Seniors, Inc.

August 5, 2019

Peoples Security Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,000 to Serving Seniors, Inc. This donation will benefit the Guardianship of Person program, which provides quality guardianship services to clients and makes every effort to assist and support their clients in the development of maximum self-reliance and independence.

Peoples Security Charitable Foundation supports the Borough of Susquehanna Depot

August 1, 2019

Peoples Security Charitable Foundation recently donated $4,000 to the Borough of Susquehanna Depot. This donation will benefit the Viaduct Park Project, which will help transform a neglected, vacant lot in downtown Susquehanna into a beautiful and unique community park.

 Peoples Security Charitable Foundation supports the local community

July 29, 2019

The Peoples Security Charitable Foundation is an independent, philanthropic organization whose funds are to be used for the long-term benefit of non-profit and civic organizations in our local communities. Our goal is to return to those communities some of the benefit the bank has received as a responsible corporate citizen.

A $2,500 donation was presented to each of the following recipients:

  • Rural Health Corporation of NEPA - To help purchase an updated Welch Allyn Vision Spot Screener, which will be used on pediatric patients at the Valley Pediatrics office in Edwardsville, PA.
  • Victim's Resource Center - To assist with the cost of renovating a new space necessary to meet current and projected needs of the organization.
  • Catherine McAuley Center - To support the creation of an Outdoor Learning and Activity Center at their Scranton location.

Peoples Security Bank takes part in the United Way Day of Caring

June 26, 2019

Employees of our Emrick Boulevard office recently participated in the 27th Annual United Way Day of Caring. This project benefited the Friends of Johnston, which aims to protect the land and buildings at Camel Hump’s Farm. This is accomplished through conservation, the development of programming, and fundraising events that will provide revenue to sustain the farm into the future.

The United Way Day of Caring “brings together energetic volunteers to complete 60 community service projects throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley.” Companies allow their employees to take time off to volunteer, and the individuals contribute more than $100,000 of volunteer hours in this single day event. Our participating employees helped Camel’s Hump Farm by planting trees and mulching the grounds, along with other community service activities.

For more information about the United Way Day of Caring, please visit: https://www.unitedwayglv.org/events/day-of-caring-(1)

For more information about Camel’s Hump Farm and the Friends of Johnston, please visit: https://www.thefriendsofjohnston.org/

Peoples Security Bank supports the Greater Scranton YMCA

May 22, 2019

Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co. recently presented the Greater Scranton YMCA with a $6,000 check to support the Y's Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program and the Y's 3rd Grade Swim Program. 

Without access to educational activities during the summer, children who are already behind in reading are at risk of falling further behind their peers. For children who need additional help with their reading skills, the Greater Scranton YMCA is offering a Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program for children entering first and second grades at the Mid Valley Elementary Center. 

Since summer is synonymous with swim season, the Y encourages families to explore the benefits of swimming while also keeping safety top of mind. Through the 3rd Grade Swim Program, the Y is proud to offer a free session of swim lessons to all 3rd graders in our service area.

 Peoples Security Bank supports West Ward Community Initiative

May 2, 2019

Peoples Security Bank & Trust was recently contributed to the West Ward Community Initiative. This initiative, funded through a Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program, will provide a total of $1.2 million over the next six years for the revitalization of Easton’s West Ward.

Neal Koplin, Executive Vice President/Lehigh Valley Regional President, said his father’s family was from the West Ward, and he views this as an opportunity to develop partnerships with the community.

“I like those types of partnerships and for our bankers to get involved,” Koplin said.

For the first year of this project, goals include creating programs and activities for young people, launching a neighborhood newspaper, and helping improve building facades. Long term plans call for the conversion of a paved lot to be converted to St. Anthony’s Square, a West Ward Community Plaza.

Koplin said he was impressed by the city’s resurgence when asked why the bank would chose to sponsor an Easton project, and he’d like to see that extend into surrounding neighborhoods.

“You have to think more regionally today. I have a broader view of the cities in the Lehigh Valley and I want to support everyone, whether it’s what we do in Allentown, Bethlehem, or Easton.”

 Peoples Security Bank supports the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties

April 23, 2019

Peoples Security Bank & Trust was recently honored with a number of awards for their fundraising efforts at the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties “Celebration of Caring” Awards Breakfast.

PSBT and their employees were recognized with:

  • Pillars of Our Community Award, which recognizes our company as being ranked among the top ten giving organizations and part of the foundation for the United Way campaign’s success
  • Spirit of Caring Chairman’s Award, highlighting the growth in giving by the bank’s employees over the last year’s campaign
  • Rising Star Award, honoring PSBT employees with the recognition of the most new or increased dollars raised during the annual campaign
  • Platinum Hand Award, honoring the superior commitment to the people of our communities through corporate and employee giving.

We sincerely thank the United Way for awarding us with these honors, and look forward to taking part in the growth of our local communities for many years to come.

 Peoples Security Bank is proud to support local education

April 5, 2019

Peoples Security Bank recently hosted a financial literacy event in conjunction with Better Tomorrows, a non-profit organization that supports youth, adult and senior residents of affordable housing communities. A group of local children ages 12-15 visited our Green Ridge branch to learn about basic banking skills and to tour the bank. Terry Beilman, Green Ridge Branch Manager of Peoples Security Bank, lead the presentation and covered topics such as: responsible money choices, understanding needs vs wants, budgets, credit cards, debit cards, identity theft and more. At Peoples Security Bank, it is our firm belief that if we can better educate the students of today, then they will become the financially responsible citizens of tomorrow. We’re grateful to have the opportunity to help the children in our local