Letter To Our Customers
I'm very pleased to report that USNY Bank has grown to over $378 million in total assets as of March 31, 2018. Both operating units, Bank of the Finger Lakes and Bank of Cooperstown, continue to see steady growth in loans and deposits. This growth is thanks to the efforts of our experienced banking team, community board members, bank directors, and our loyal customers.
Please take a moment to check out our two unit bank websites at bankofthefingerlakes.com and bankofcooperstown.com. Here you will find information on our products and services, along with current special offers. We also now have Facebook pages available for Bank of the Finger Lakes and Bank of Cooperstown where you can see the latest events we are sponsoring in the community as well as trending financial articles.
We continue to focus on generating new local deposits. These local deposits are critical to our growth plans, since they are the fuel for our continued growth. We are an SBA Preferred Lender, specializing in providing banking services for small and mid-sized businesses, agribusinesses, farms and wineries; in addition to retail lending. We were also named as a Preferred Lender by the USDA's Farm Service Agency, which is a reflection of the high quality work done by our lenders and loan administration team.
2017 proved to be a busy and exciting year, as the bank celebrated its 10-year anniversary and we opened our newest branch in Penn Yan. The new branch features a smaller footprint and other banking innovations.
We are grateful for the response we've received from the public since we opened for business in 2007. Your referrals have been, and will continue to be, so important to the success of the bank. Please tell your friends, neighbors, and business associates about us. We will always work hard to earn their confidence and exceed their customer service expectations.
Thank you again for your continued support. Call us or stop in whenever you have any questions. Please feel free to give us your suggestions so we can better serve you.
Best wishes to you and your family.
R. Michael Briggs
President & CEO