About Our Name - Mascoma Bank

About Our Name

The name of the bank bears the name of the chief of the Squakheag Native American tribe who traveled the renowned fishing waters of the Connecticut and its tributaries, including the Mascoma River, which said to be “was almost solid with fish.” The image of Mascommah became the emblem of the bank when Bernard F. Chapman painted a historical mural for the bank to commemorate events in the development of the Town of Lebanon. The 22-foot mural is on display at the Bank’s Operation Center at Sykes Mountain Avenue in White River Junction.

Mascoma Bank was formed in 1899 by a group of local, civic-minded people. More than 100 years later, the Bank’s purpose remains the same: to provide depositors with a safe, convenient place to save and manage their money while meeting the credit needs of customers within our service area. In addition to serving our neighbors, we strive to be part of the fabric of the area by participating in civic affairs and donating to numerous deserving community groups and activities through the Mascoma Bank Foundation. It’s what we call community banking.