Using Business as a Force for Good - Mascoma Bank

Using Business as a Force for Good

Row of small business storefronts on Church St in Burlington

Mascoma Bank has served as a progressive and steady partner for businesses in Northern Vermont for the past three decades. Today, as a Certified B Corp, we use business as a force for good with three retail offices in the Burlington area and a complete team of banking specialists to better serve neighbors, businesses, nonprofits, and the community. As the only Certified B Corp bank serving Northern and Central Vermont, we are different by design, earmarking 10% of our pre-tax income for philanthropy, and making decisions locally so you know the person you talk to understands where you are coming from and is ready to help.

Commercial Lending

As a business person, you understand how important it is to know your customer and provide that special service that sets you apart from your competition. The business bankers at Mascoma Bank understand this. That’s why we take the time to get to know you and your business personally, and work with you to create a package of banking services that best helps your business grow and flourish.

Commercial Lending Team Members

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Terry Johansson

Terry Johansson brings decades of experience in all facets of commercial lending in Northern Vermont to her role as a Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender at Mascoma Bank. Terry has a long track record of structuring complex transactions that help companies of all sizes grow and prosper. Learn more about Terry.

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Peter Jones

Peter Jones joined Mascoma Bank in 2014 as a Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending, at our Loan Production Office in Burlington. In addition to his responsibilities as a commercial lender, Peter is Mascoma’s Northern Vermont Market Leader, leading our three-member commercial team and assisting with the development and growth of our retail presence in the Burlington area. Learn more about Peter.

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Cailin McMurdo-Minnich

Cailin McMurdo-Minnich joined Mascoma Bank in 2019 as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer in the Burlington, Vermont, area. Cailin has held numerous roles since beginning her banking career in 2009. She is passionate about helping Vermont businesses, brings a wealth of knowledge to the market, and has a broad understanding of commercial loans, real estate loans, and renewable energy loans. Learn more about Cailin.

“They are an independent bank, able to make decisions quickly.”

“Mascoma Bank is here to help.”

Mortgage Lending

For more than 120 years, Mascoma Bank has been meeting the mortgage needs of the people in New Hampshire and Vermont. We combine the latest technology with outstanding personal service. Your home is your most important investment. Be sure you finance it with local experts who know the community and are dedicated to your needs.

Christie Mitchell

Christie Mitchell joined Mascoma Bank in 2020, serving Burlington, Vermont, and the surrounding Chittenden County area. She began her career in mortgage lending in 1984, after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. As a Certified Mortgage Professional, Christie’s industry knowledge and broad understanding of products and guidelines allow her to provide the highest level of customer service to her clients.

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Pete Nolasco

Through nearly 40 years in the financial services industry, Pete has gained broad knowledge and understanding of mortgage products, programs, and guidelines that help tailor the right mortgage program to best fit a customer’s needs and goals. Nothing is more satisfying to Pete than helping people buy their first home or a move-up home, purchase an investment property, or refinance their existing mortgage to maneuver them into a better financial position.

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Top 10 reasons to use a community bank for your mortgage needs:

The people on the other side of the desk might be your new neighbors.

Have a question? A real person within your local branch will answer your phone call.

Need a recommendation? We know where to go for excellent service.

We consider the people behind the loan application, not just the numbers on the form.

We serve coffee at our offices. And sometimes cookies.

We combine world-class knowledge with local know-how.

We work and live in the regions we serve, so we know what we’re talking about.

You’ll eventually find us next to you volunteering at a local nonprofit organization in your town.

We pay attention to the social welfare of people and their pets.

We love our jobs and we want you to love how we do our jobs.

Branch Locations

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South Burlington

Easy to access, right on Shelburne Ave., our friendly staff is ready to help. And we have a fridge stuffed with “B Snacks” from some of our favorite local vendors. Stop by and say hello on your way home, to work, or when you are shopping.

Mascoma Bank on Pine Street in Burlingont, VT

Pine Street

Look for us in the Maltex building in the heart of the Arts District. Easy to access from most parts of the city, our branch office also offers two conference rooms that we make available to community groups who need a place to meet. And, of course, don’t forget to check the fridge for locally produced B Snacks.

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Old North End

Walk, bike, or drive to our branch at Jake’s Market in Old North End, where convenience is key.

Community Development Team

Whether they are helping you in one of our three local offices or out in the community, the members of our Community Development Team are committed to using business as a force for good and helping to make lives better for our customers and our community. Please feel free to reach out to them with any questions you may have.

Joy Hastings

Vice President, Area Manager
[email protected]
(315)250-5619

Joy A. Hastings brings over 20 years of banking and business experience to her role as Vice President Burlington Area Retail Manager. She uses her extensive business expertise to act as a mentor for local individuals starting their own businesses, and serves on the boards of Mercy Connections and the Very Merry Theater.

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Scott Anderson

Branch Manager Pine Street Branch
[email protected]
(802)291-6441

Scott Anderson is the Branch Manager of the Pine Street branch in Burlington, Vermont, where he oversees a wide array of initiatives from standard banking tasks to community development and involvement. He also serves as secretary on the board of directors for the South End Arts and Business Association (SEABA) and participates in several SEABA committees. In addition, he chairs Mascoma Bank’s internal Customer B-Corp Impact team.

Scott Anderson with a genuine smile and hand on a ledger booklet

Amanda Carangi

Branch Manager, Shelburne Rd Branch
[email protected]
(802)651-9231

Amanda Caringi joined Mascoma Bank in 2017 as a Personal Banker in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and is now Branch Manager of the Shelburne Road Branch in Burlington, Vermont. Amanda serves on Mascoma’s B-Corp Employee Impact Team to help foster personal and professional success among bank employees and is active in the bank’s community outreach initiatives.

Amanda Caringi Branch Manager

Bill Goldwyn

Community Relationship Manager
[email protected]
(802)291-6440

Bill Goldwyn serves as the Community Relationship Banker for the Burlington, Vermont, area. He joined the Mascoma Bank team in 2020, bringing with him over 10 years of banking experience and 25 years of customer service. He finds that his passion for giving back to his community aligns well with the bank’s mission to be a force for positive change and improve the lives of community members.

Bill Goldwyn, Community Relationship Manager

Wyatt Shaw

Branch Manager Old North End Branch
[email protected]
(802) 859-0644

Wyatt Shaw joined Mascoma Bank in August of 2022 to lead the Old North End Branch in Burlington, Vermont, bringing over 11 years of extensive customer service experience with focus in banking and consumer lending. Wyatt oversees daily operations and works on the CoAlign Leadership Team to bring diversity, equity, and inclusion into the foreground of experience for Mascoma Bank team members and customers.

Wyatt Shaw, Branch Manager Old North End Branch

Private Banking

Private Banking at Mascoma Bank starts with what we have always been known for: putting our customers first, understanding the big picture, and providing the right tools to meet every goal. Private Banking blends these ideals together with a level of expertise and coordination that helps today’s professionals navigate increasingly complex financial needs.

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Bethany Dubuque

Throughout her career, Bethany has focused on delivering the highest-quality professional practice and personal banking services to clients in Chittenden County. With over 35 years of professional banking experience, Bethany was most recently Senior Private Banker, Senior Vice President at People’s United Bank. She provides advice, counsel, and personalized customer service tailored to meet the individual needs of her clients. Learn more about Bethany.

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Karen Bryce

Karen has over 14 years’ of experience working with Private Banking clients. She is a member of Women In Leadership and has completed the Lead From Any Chair program. She has received several awards from her colleagues for her dedication and hard work in Private Banking. Karen lives in Charlotte, Vermont, with her husband and two cats. She enjoys exercising, exploring different types of food cultures, and spending time with family and friends. Learn more about Karen.

Philanthropy

Since the beginning, it has been our commitment to give back to the cities and towns where we live and work. From municipalities to local not-for-profit organizations of every stripe, the Bank’s philanthropic efforts have always been geared towards strengthening our communities. Each year, the Bank and the Mascoma Bank Foundation donate more than $1 million to local organizations throughout Northern New England. Take a look at some of the places in Burlington that have benefitted from this commitment.

SEABA

A non-profit arts organization with a mission to promote the interdependence between art and business to enhance the vibrant, creative and diverse community of the South End Arts District. Mascoma Bank supports their annual Art Hop event, a free weekend event community members can view different art exhibits across the South End.

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Burlington City Arts

Burlington City Arts nurtures a dynamic environment through the arts, making quality experiences and opportunities accessible to a broad audience. Mascoma Bank is proud to be a lead sponsor of the full exhibition season.

Very Merry Theatre

Very Merry Theatre is a dynamic organization that provides children from the ages of five to eighteen with the opportunity to produce and perform original plays through their schools. Mascoma proudly sponsors the Summer Wagon Tour which gives students the opportunity to get outside and enjoy performing theatre on a traveling wagon.

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Downtown Winooski

A nonprofit serving the city of Winooski with the goal of having a positive impact on the economic and cultural vitality of the city. Mascoma proudly supports Winooski Wednesdays, a free summer concert series and outdoor market that pulls the community together.

Downtown Winooski

University of Vermont

Mascoma Bank is proud to partner with UVM Catamount athletics, sponsoring a series of 10 games throughout the year that raise money for the “Rally Against Cancer” (RAC). Funds raised will go directly to supporting cancer research at the University of Vermont Cancer Center.