By Jill Nagy
Community Bank NA has opened an office in Saratoga Springs, fillinga gap between its outposts in Latham and Whitehall and providing a more convenient location for commercial banking customers in Saratoga and Warren Counties. Jeffrey M. Levy, Community Bank president of commercial banking, who heads the new office, said that it “demonstrates our commitment to the Saratoga-Glens Falls community.”
The office is located on the second floor of The Washington building, 422 Broadway, upstairs from Northshire Bookstore and Kilwins. At least initially, the office will serve commercial clients with lending, insurance and wealth management services. It will not accept deposits and there are no tellers’ cages. Its four employees are “just the start,” according to Levy. Two of them will concentrate on making loans and one each will provide insurance and wealth management services.
Community Bank has 11 branches in the Capital Region, including Albany, Latham, Whitehall, and Lake Placid. Their southernmost office is in Albany’s Corporate Woods. Their community focus places them in non-metropolitan areas, i.e., not in large cities. In addition to the Capital Region, the bank has offices in Northeast Pennsylvania, Vermont, Western Massachusetts, and every county in Upstate New York, Levy said.
There are no immediate plans for further expansion, Levy said, but noted that Gens Falls “fits in with our whole model.”
Levy has been with Community Bank since 2018. Before that, he held executive positions with NBT Bank and M&T Bank. “Today, I am from Saratoga Springs,” he said. He has lived in the city for three years, after 21 years in Guilderland.
“My hours are 24/7,” he said, but admitted that the office keeps bankers’ hours, 9 to 5. Generally, clients come in by appointment. They are easy to find on the web: at CBNA.com. The telephone number is (315) 445-2282.