Insight

How Revitalizing Downtown Saves You Money

Mascoma Bank has been committed to supporting downtown revitalization projects for many years. Now, new studies show these projects are even more valuable than most people have considered.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on October 23, 2020

Watch for Scams Related to COVID-19

While it’s gratifying to watch people come together and support one another during difficult times, it’s also very important to keep watch for those who have ulterior motives.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on April 7, 2020

Supporting Young Minds through Music Education

The benefits of music and music education to the growing minds of young people are backed by decades of research. But music programs, along with all the arts, are often among the first to be cut in order to trim a school budget. At Mascoma Bank, we take pride in our mission to be a

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Posted by Mariah Davis on March 4, 2020

Healing Trauma through the Expressive Arts

At Mascoma Bank, we believe that the importance of art and the value of its creation goes far beyond anything displayed on walls or a stage. That’s why we are proud to be a longtime supporter of SafeArt, a community-based organization that uses the expressive arts as tools to support mental health and overall well-being.

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Posted by Mariah Davis on November 26, 2019

Want to Go to a Show? Check Out the Live Theater in the Upper Valley

If you’re a theater lover, and you’re new to the Upper Valley, you might think you have to trek to Boston or New York to meet your live theater needs.

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Posted by Sherry Noyes on November 14, 2019

Arts and Humanities: Not Just for Artists

At Mascoma Bank, we believe that every member of our community should have opportunities to experience the arts and humanities, as an audience member, participant, and/or creator.

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Posted by Mariah Davis on November 4, 2019

Employee Ownership as a Succession Option

As a certified B Corp, Mascoma Bank is part of the global movement to use business as a force for good. But what does that mean? How can business be a force for good? The Vermont Employee Ownership Center is a prime example of how businesses can have a positive impact in the real world,

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Posted by Mariah Davis on September 17, 2019

Changing the World through Music

Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music sits on 100 pastoral acres in the small New Hampshire town of Nelson. Originally a sheep farm, the location was acquired in 1971 by Boston area-based cellist and music teacher Gene Rosov, who had a dream to start a music camp for his students.

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Music Education for Everyone

Music is a collaborative art. People who play music together learn to work together and form the connections that result in strong communities. At Mascoma Bank, working to promote strong communities is an important part of who we are. That means, supporting organizations like the Upper Valley Music Center aligns perfectly with our philosophy.

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The Pros and Cons of Small Town Living

Small town living can be delightful, but for some people, it might not be the right fit.

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Posted by Jim Giller on August 17, 2019

The Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society: Improving the Lives of People and Pets

At Mascoma Bank, one of our most important goals is to be a force for positive change. No less an authority than Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” If that’s true, the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society is making us

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Posted by Mariah Davis on August 7, 2019

Trading Places

So the snow came early this year, and it just keeps coming. No doubt a fair number of you are now daydreaming about vacations in Florida or New Mexico, maybe checking out rentals on Airbnb or Trivago.

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Posted by Norm Frates on December 18, 2018

11 Downhill Ski Resorts Near Keene

Right about this time of year, all you avid snowboarders and skiers in the Keene area are doing the same thing. You’re hoping winter comes early, drops tons of snow, and stays as long as possible, at least through April, maybe even into May.

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Posted by Sarah Powell on November 14, 2018

Mascoma Bank Honored as “Best For the World!”

Mascoma Bank has a long history of commitment to both its employees and its communities, and this commitment continues to grow with time. And now, these efforts are being recognized.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on July 13, 2018

10 Hot Spots for Cool Ice Skating in the Upper Valley

When it comes to ice skating in the Upper Valley, people tend to fall into one of two groups. There are the recreationists who just want to get out on some ice, skate around for a little bit, and sip some hot chocolate. And then there are the hockey players.

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Posted by Flossy Courtemanche on September 28, 2017

Five Fascinating Museums of the Upper Valley

The Upper Valley can be an outdoor lover’s paradise. There’s always another mountain to climb, a lake to swim in, a river to paddle down, a mountain trail to bike on. But the Upper Valley has plenty of indoor attractions, too, as well as places that offer a great indoor/outdoor combination.

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Posted by Sherry Noyes on August 2, 2017

Mascoma Savings Bank BBQs: Serving (and Feeding!) the Community

Did you make it to a Mascoma Savings Bank community BBQ this summer? Hamburgers, hot dogs, cold drinks–we’ve got it all, along with a good dollop of that community feeling. Take a look.

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Posted by Mascoma Bank on September 30, 2016

5 Tips on Becoming a Part of a New Community

Moving to a new neighborhood? Here’s how to find your new community.

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Posted by Sarah Powell on August 17, 2016