What's New at Granite Bank


Congratulations Jenna!

Sue Robidas, Senior Vice President of Granite Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Jenna Halvatzes to Branch Manager of the Amherst Branch. 

Jenna began her banking career in 2008 and has served in several roles including Senior Customer Service Representative and Loan Documentation Coordinator.  She joined Granite Bank in 2014 as Assistant Branch Manager.

Jenna attended the University of Southern Maine where she majored in Business. Jenna resides in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire.  She is active in both the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce.


Please Welcome Shelley-Ann Cullen!

Granite Bank welcomes Shelley-Ann Cullen, to the position of Commercial Loan Portfolio Assistant in the Portsmouth Office.  Shelley started her banking career in 1984 and has served in many roles including Senior Teller, Marketing Officer, Private Banking Officer and most recently a Commercial Loan Assistant.  Shelley has earned a Diploma in Commercial Lending from the Center for Financial Training. 

Shelley is active in community organizations, including the United Way of the Greater Seacoast, the American Cancer Society and also serves as a religious education teacher to high school students.  Shelley is a resident of Danville, New Hampshire.


Granite Bank Donates to Booster Club!

We are proud to donate $250 to the Canaan-Pittsburg Booster Club to supplement athletic endeavors. Pictured below are (left to right): Bronson Frizzell, Deborah Lynch, and Meghan Prehemo. 


Granite Bank participates in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event!

We are proud of our Granite Bank employees who participated in the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event in Concord. This event has grown to become a world-wide movement with tens of thousands of men raising millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and other sexualized violence education, prevention and remediation programs. This event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediations to men's sexualized violence against women. We are happy to announce that Granite Bank has donated $250 and paid the entry fees for our employees to participate in the walk. 




Please welcome Suellen Croteau!

Granite Bank welcomes Suellen Croteau, Portfolio Assistant. After joining the bank with 26 years of financial services experience, Suellen began her career as a supervisor at Fleet Mortgage in Bedford, NH. She has served in customer service, sales, operations and compliance roles throughout her career. Most recently Suellen held the position of Relationship Manager where she worked closely with small businesses and consumers within the Concord community. Suellen earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from University of Maine at Orono and is a resident of Hooksett. 


Granite Bank Donates Picnic Tables to Strawbery Banke!

Granite Bank is proud to donate 10 picnic tables to Strawbery Banke - a great, local organization located in the South End of Portsmouth, NH's historic district. This outdoor history museum, rich in history and stories, features more than 40 restored buildings built between the 17th and 19th centuries, and continues to be the earliest European founded neighborhood that still remains today in the midst of the present day city of Portsmouth. 

Pictured above are (left to right): Ben Wheeler, VP/Commercial Loan Officer, John Pratt, SVP/Community Relations Officer, and Larry Yerdon, President of Strawbery Banke. 


Congratulations Angela!

Bob Davis, Senior Vice President/Senior Lender of Granite Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Angela Ferris to Assistant Vice President/Portfolio Manager.

Angela began her banking career in 1996. She first joined Granite Bank in 2009 as Assistant Branch Manager. She was promoted to Branch Manager and then to Commercial Loan Assistant.

Angela is a 2014 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Angela resides in Exeter and has been involved in civic activities including Amy’s Treat, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and the Strafford County Community Emergency Response Team.


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Congratulations Heather!

Congratulations to Heather Leach for receiving the Outstanding Lender Award for the Second Quarter of 2015. Heather has won this award for two consecutive quarters for her exceptional ability to grow Granite Bank's commercial lending services within the small business community.


Welcome back, Bridget!

Bob Davis, Senior Vice President/Senior Loan Officer at Granite Bank is pleased to announce that Bridget Freudenberger is returning to the bank as VP/Commercial Loan Officer.

Granite Bank employed Bridget for 20 years. She began her career at the bank, working as a part-time teller during high school. She received her MBA from Plymouth State University and attended the American Bankers National Commercial Lending School.

Bridget was recipient of The Union Leader’s 40 Under Forty award, which recognizes the state’s brightest young achievers with a record of professional and volunteer accomplishments. She is an active volunteer in the Colebrook community, where she resides. She has served as a North Country advisory board member for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, and as a board member for the Business Enterprise Development Corporation. 


Carol A. Estes joins Granite Bank as Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer!

Granite Bank welcomed Carol A. Estes as Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer on August 10, 2015. Carol will be working out of the bank’s Portsmouth office.

She has 30 years of New Hampshire banking industry experience, including commercial lending, credit analysis and business development. Most recently, Carol served as a Vice President/Commercial Lending at Kennebunk Savings Bank. She was named New Hampshire's Small Business Administration's (SBA) 504 Banker of the Year in 2013, 2012 and 2010 by the Granite State Development Corporation. 

Carol resides in Barrington, New Hampshire and holds strong ties to the community as a board member for the Regional Economic Development Corporation and is an affiliate member at New Hampshire Commercial Investment Board of REALTORS®. She earned a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire.


Please welcome Bronson Frizzell!

Granite Bank welcomes Bronson Frizzell, Portfolio Assistant. Most recently Bronson served as assistant branch manager where he worked closely with customers and matched the best banking products to their specific needs. With a solid focus on customer service, Bronson shares Granite Bank’s vision and believes in ensuring the highest level of customer service is delivered to the bank’s valued customers.

Bronson is an actively engaged supporter of the Berlin area community, where he currently resides. He serves as vice president of Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce, served two prior terms as treasurer and has been a chamber member since 2007.

Bronson received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from University of Maine at Farmington and is a graduate of Colebrook Academy.


Pamela Bunnell joins Granite Bank as Vice President/Residential Loan Officer! 

Granite Bank welcomes Pamela Bunnell, Vice President/Residential Loan Officer in the Colebrook office. 

Pamela joins Granite Bank with 39 years of bank industry experience. Most recently, she served as a Vice President/Branch Manager at Citizens Bank where she managed all branch functions, including policy and procedural compliance and operational integrity.

Pamela shares Granite Bank’s vision for ensuring the highest level of customer service is delivered to the bank’s valued customers. She is a strong supporter of the Colebrook community, where she resides. Pamela was trustee and board chairperson for Colebrook Public Library, a Colebrook school board member, and treasurer for both Habitat for Humanity and North Country Community Recreation. She also served as an advisory board member for the Colebrook region Child and Family Services.  


Lise Howson transitions to Concord office

Granite Bank announces Lise T. Howson Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer has transitioned to the bank’s Concord office. Lise is available to serve commercial customers with lending services throughout the entire southern New Hampshire region.

Lise joined Granite Bank in November of 2014 and is a southern New Hampshire banking industry veteran with over 25 years of experience. She studied Business Administration at  University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics. She has been involved with the Nashua Police Athletic League and the Nashua Boys & Girls Club.


Congratulations Beth and Louise!

We are pleased to announce that Beth Goudreau and Louise Beloin will be sharing the Employee of the Quarter Award for the Second Quarter of 2015! They're awarded for their tireless efforts to successfully prepare for the annual meeting in the short amount of time given as well as the many deadlines that were met and the schedules to adhere to. Congratulations, Beth and Louise!

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