Business News: Savings Bank of Walpole employees support charitable organizations


KEENE, N.H. — Savings Bank of Walpole employees spent a total of 3,072 hours last year (or 256 hours per month) volunteering their time and expertise to help a wide range of charitable and business organizations in and around the community.

"As a local bank, giving back is something we're passionate about and our employees share the same commitment," said Gregg Tewksbury, President and CEO for Savings Bank of Walpole. "They help organizations and charities by volunteering and giving their time in an effort to support and help foster a strong, vital community."

The Bank is pleased to recognize several employees for their involvement and contributions including Steve Bianco, Senior VP/Senior Lender, who has been named to the Keene Chamber of Commerce Board and also joined the board of the Keene Country Club; Julie Tewksbury, Senior VP/Operations who was recently inducted to the Elm City Rotary Club; Dominic Perkins, VP/Retail for his role in supporting Leadership Monadnock; VP/Commercial Loan Officer Stephanie Huestis, who was appointed Committee Chair for the Kurn Hattin Event Committee and Peggy Hurd, AVP/Deposit Operations Manager, who recently became involved with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and is now a Big Sister.

Founded in 1875, Savings Bank of Walpole is headquartered in Walpole and serves the Connecticut River Valley and Monadnock Regions of New Hampshire and Vermont from offices in Walpole and Keene. With assets totaling $365 million, the Bank offers a wide range of financial products, including services to individuals, businesses and organizations. The Bank's SBW Wealth Management division offers financial planning services. Savings Bank of Walpole is an equal housing lender, and member of the FDIC. For more information visit or call (603) 352-1822.

Nightingale features herbs, teas and jewelry

PUTNEY — Now open in downtown Putney is the area's newest source for herbs, teas, jewelry, gifts and more.

Nightingale Upstairs offers over 200 herbs and spices, along with dozens of teas and an array of essential oils and tinctures. We also carry Fair Trade gifts from around the world, incense, books on herbalism, tarot supplies, sterling silver jewelry and many other curiosities.

Starting on March 11, Nightingale Upstairs will be hosting Eric Tackeff's Spiral of Light every Saturday from noon to 1PM. This healing light meditation is open to the public by donation, though no one will be turned away for a lack of money.

Located upstairs at 126 Main Street and open Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, call 802-536-4554 or at


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