(Bridgehampton, NY – October 10, 2014) Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB) officially opened its 27th branch in Bay Shore today at 380 East Main Street with a ribbon cutting and welcome reception. Branch Manager, Patricia Liotta, with BNB President and CEO, Kevin O'Connor addressed a group of local dignitaries, community leaders and customers.
"We are very excited to bring the BNB model of community banking to the Bay Shore marketplace," says Kevin O'Connor. "We believe in working in partnership with local area businesses. As a Long Island business, we know how important it is to provide financial support to the business community. We want to be part of the fabric of the neighborhood. We are proud to have Pat Liotta heading up this new branch. She brings enthusiasm, experience and an understanding of the Bay Shore community to her position."
Ms. Liotta joined BNB a few short years ago specifically to manage the new Bay Shore location and to build market share. Despite the fact that the branch took several years to open, her branch deposits have grown, a testament to her ability to develop customer relationships with businesses that look for a talented banker, not just a bank. Ms. Liotta has over 35 years in the banking industry. She began her career at EAB, which was then purchased by Citi Bank. She joined BNB in order to continue to deliver personal service and local relationship banking to her customers. A proactive member of the community, Ms. Liotta is the secretary of the Greater Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce, treasurer of the Bay Shore Rotary, a member of the Bay Shore Lions Club, as well as the Bay Shore Beautification Society and the Bay Shore Business Improvement District. She volunteers at the Bay Shore Emergency Food Pantry and is an advisor for the high school Interact Club.
Established in 1910 by farmers and merchants, BNB has grown dramatically in the last five years to over $2 billion in assets with 27 branches in Suffolk and Southern Nassau counties and lending offices in Riverhead and New York City. BNB is rated one of the top community banks in the country by American Banker Magazine (April, 2014) Using a relationship based model, BNB offers flexible programs designed to help both commercial and individual customers meet their financial needs. Lending is proactive, and decisions are local – made on Long Island by a lending team that understands the marketplace and the unique challenges of the area. Banking products and services include effective technologies like online banking, online bill pay, remote deposit capture and lockbox, as well as the traditional menu of deposit and loan products. In addition, Title Insurance is offered through Bridge Abstract and investment direction is provided by Bridge Financial Services. BNB has an historic reputation for active engagement in and support of the non-profit community in the markets it serves.
Left to right: Laura Friedrich – BNB CSR, John Cochrane, Jr. – Islip Town Councilman, Steven Flotteran – Islip Town Councilman, Tom Croci – Islip Town Supervisor, Phil Boyle – State Senator, Tom Cilmi – Suffolk County Legislator, Pat Liotta, Branch Manager, BNB Bay Shore, Kevin O'Connor, BNB President and CEO, Howard Nolan, BNB CFO, Jessica Hopkins – Bay Shore Teller, Tracey Inveninato – Bay Shore Head Teller, Francine Wright – Assistant Branch Manager, BNB Bay Shore