COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 2017
Riverview Bank (and its operating divisions, Halifax Bank, Marysville Bank, Citizens Neighborhood Bank, and Riverview Wealth Management) has deep roots in the communities we live and serve in. Through financial support, our participation in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program (EITC) and the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program (OSTC), and energetic employee volunteerism, we are committed to helping our local communities thrive.
Restoring Hope Foundation
Temple branch team members, Jessica Orrell (L) and Laurie Kercher (R) presented a donation, which was raised in the branch, to Diane Salks, President of the Restoring Hope Foundation.
Schuylkill Chamber’s Annual Walk for Progress
Employees from West Market Street, Pottsville Park Plaza, Cressona and Orwigsburg Offices showed their Riverview spirit at the Schuylkill Chamber’s Annual Walk for Progress!
Marysville Halloween Parade
Ridgeview branch participated in the Marysville Halloween Parade. The team’s costumes were “right on the money”.
The Millersburg and Elizabethville teams joined forces to work the registration table at the Elizabethville Halloween Parade.
Health Kids 5K
Riverview’s Millersburg, Elizabethville and Halifax branches came together to help host the Healthy Kids 5K in Millersburg.
Branch Managers Wendy Campbell and Pam Patterson volunteered at Susquenita High School’s Junior Achievement event. The program included financial games such as ‘The Price is Wrong’, the ‘Real Life Game’, and ‘Budget Builder’ and reached 550 Juniors and Seniors.
Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society
A benefit race was recently held at the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society. Presenting the trophy to the winner is Riverview’s Dan Weber.
Pottsville Park Plaza held a “Diaper Drive” to benefit the Nurse-Family Partnership, collecting and delivering 4 cases plus 20 packs of diapers and 25 packs of wipes. This project was a special Make a Difference Day initiative coordinated by Community Volunteers in Action. Pictured (L to R) are Branch Manager Louise Jenkins with Cathy Cortese, RN, BSN, Nursing Supervisor at Nurse-Family Partnership.
Bethany Children's Home
On the Roof in West Reading, Laurie Kercher, Berks Regional Manager, went Over the Edge to benefit Bethany Children’s Home. She conquered the ropes and rappelled four stories down the side of 525 Loft Apartments to raise money for the program and renovations to their health clinic.
Somerset Open House
Citizens Neighborhood Bank recently held an Open House at their Somerset location. The day’s events included a Froggy 95 live radio remote, hamburgers hot off the grill and a chance to win Luke Bryan tickets. Joining in on the fun were Suzan Coughenour, Mike Paulman, Ginger Kunkel, Tim Walters, Rebecca Darr, Julie Fisher and Tim Resh.
Williamsport Grand Opening
The sun shone brightly during the Williamsport’s Grand Opening Celebration. The Riverview Team welcomed many local residents and customers who stopped by to enjoy the day’s activities. The welcoming committee included Erica Calle, Pete Bower, Ginger Kunkel, Frank Guardini, Deb Frederick, Tania Miller and Deb Trostle (not pictured).
Schuylkill Chamber Night
Michelle Lewandowski, MaryAnne Woodward, and Dave Mason represented Riverview at the Schuylkill Chamber Night at the Reading Fightin’ Phillies.
Riverview Bank was excited to hold another ribbon-cutting for a new branch location, its second in 2017! The new Williamsport branch, located at 1542 East 3rd Street in Williamsport, is the bank’s first branch in Lycoming County and it offers full range of services including retail and commercial banking. Present at the ribbon cutting are from left to right; Ginger Kunkel, Director of Retail Banking; Dr. Vince Matteo, Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce; Brett Fulk, President; Alfreda Baer, Commercial Lending VP; Frank Guardini, Commerical Lending VP; Peter Bower, Region President; Tania Miller, Branch Manager; Deb Trostle, Assistant Manager; Erica Calle, Teller; Michelle Lewandowski, Regional Manager and Tabitha Entz, Teller.
Elizabethville Bicentennial Anniversary brought together generations of local residents that joined in a week of festivities, which included a town decorating contest and a grand parade. Halifax Bank’s Elizabethville Branch won 2nd place in the town decorating contest for “Non-Residential (Business) in the Borough.”
Tamie Laudenslager , Elizabethville Branch Manager (far right) donated the $50 prize to local charity, Believe in Blessings.
Thanks to the craftsmanship of George Stonerooad, the Halifax/Riverview Bank float was named the Judge’s Choice Winner during the grand parade. The parade float was a tribute to the history of Elizabethville and to American’s armed forces and veterans. Pictured on the sides were images of bank tellers through the years, ending with our very own Elizabethville branch team in 2017! It was a rolling work of art and a “mobile” teller line that carried the Elizabethville branch team (Jamie, Kristine, Bailey and Tamie) along the parade route.
Somerset Region Manager, Rebecca Darr and Riverview Director, Tim Resh represented Citizens Neighborhood Bank in the annual Somerset parade.
Schuylkill Community Action
Michelle Lewandowski, Eastern Region Manager, presented Schuylkill Community Action with a $2,500 donation from Riverview Bank. The donation will help support the development of a Financial Education Coaching Program aimed at providing free financial literacy to low-income Schuylkill County residents. The program is targeted to start in Fall 2017.
Schuylkill Chamber Golf Outing
Riverview Bank was a major hole sponsor at the recent Schuylkill Chamber golf outing. Thunderstorms and heavy rain didn’t deter these Eastern Region employees – leave it to this team to “cowboy up” when the occasion calls for it! Pictured: Chris Zanis, Mary Anne Woodward, Shane Kunkel, Tara Heher, Michelle Lewandowski, and Ginger Kunkel.
Meyersdale Relay for Life
Citizens Neighborhood Bank was a proud sponsor of the Meyersdale Relay for Life. Relay team “Invest In A Cure,” led by Charlotte Clark, consisted of numerous volunteers including Kim DeArmitt and Breanna Tunstall from the Meyersdale branch and Mike Paulman (not pictured).
Halifax Annual Community Fireworks
Employees of the Elizabethville, Millersburg, & Halifax branches and Halifax Operations came together to represent Riverview Bank at the Annual Community Fireworks in Halifax. The event, sponsored by Riverview, attracted hundreds of local families!
Open House on June 17th
The Wyomissing Branch held an Open House on June 17th, and the entire team of Berks Region employees turned out to help! L to R: Jennifer Amil, Marilou Bannister, Malysa Koyste, Rachel Garman, Angel Lambert, Teresa Reese, Sydney Kline, Kayla Care, Kathleen Tokonitz, Dan Weber, Susan Bushold, and Laurie Kercher. For every new account opened until September, Riverview will donate $5.00 to the Berks Animal Rescue League or Restoring Hope.
Millersburg Cherry Blossom Festival
Patrick Monroe and Cheryl Stone represented Riverview at the Millersburg Cherry Blossom Festival and won 1st Place at the Chili Cook-Off!
Marysville Senior Center
Roger Evans, Pam Patterson, Linda Broome, Scott Gindlesperger, Seth Wolpert and Wendy Campbell (not pictured) represented Riverview at a recent luncheon held at the Marysville Senior Center which was proudly sponsored by Riverview’s Marysville Bank division.
Wine, Women & Shoes
Laurie Kercher and Connie D’Augustine volunteered their talents for charity at the Wine, Women & Shoes event to benefit Opportunity House in Berks County.
Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner
Members of the Berks Region attended the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner honoring the Top 50 Businesses in Berks County (Riverview Bank was #15.) Top, L to R: Barb Bordoy, Marilou Bannister, Kayla Care, Jennifer Amil, Susan Bushold, Rachel Garman, Malysa Koyste, Angel Lambert, Jessica Orrell, and Jess Yourkavitch. Bottom, L to R: Stacy Cassler, Connie D’Augustine, Jason Shaffer, Kathleen Tokonitz, and Daniel Weber.
Schuylkill Women in Business
The May meeting of Schuylkill Women in Business was proudly sponsored by Riverview Bank!
In attendance were (back row, L to R) Susan Bushold, Louise Jenkins, Christine Pfeiffenberger, Regina Sonon, Christine Zanis, Kathleen Tokonitz, Connie D’Augustine, and (front row, L to R) Tara Heher, SWIB Chairperson, and Business Woman of the Year, Cynthia Mensch, and Michelle Lewandowski.
Day of Caring
Riverview’s Eastern Region ladies, including Michelle Lewandowski, Regina Sonon, Tara Heher, Christine Zanis, and Christine Pfeiffenberger joined forces to make a difference during the annual Day of Caring in memory of Captain Jason B. Jones.
Kid's Carnival at Line Mountain School District
Trevorton branch staff spent a Saturday in May volunteering at the Kid's Carnival at Line Mountain School District.
Berks Region of Riverview Bank
The Berks Region of Riverview Bank were “all ears” when they came together to pack 25 Easter baskets to benefit local children in need. The baskets are part of a larger effort led by the Reading-Berks Association of Realtors.
Wyomissing Area Education Foundation
Riverview Bank donated $2,250 to Wyomissing Area Education Foundation, which benefits students of the Wyomissing Area School District. L to R: Greg Kline, Regional President for the Berks Region of Riverview Bank; Mark Miller and Michael Gaza of the Wyomissing Area Education Foundation, and Jason Shaffer, Riverview Bank Commercial Relationship Manager.
Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce Young Men & Women's Leadership Conference
As part of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce Young Men & Women's Leadership Conference, Connie D’Augustine, Commercial Relationship Manager in Riverview’s Berks Region (second from right) acted as a mentor and shared insights with Dabianna, a Reading High School student (far right) who is eager to pursue a business career.
Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) Program
Michelle Lewandowski, Eastern Region Manager, volunteered as a Mentor with the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur Academy (YEA!) program. She is pictured with Lindsay Griffin, the North Schuylkill student she advised throughout the program. Lindsay, 14, received top honors at the 2017 Schuylkill Young Entrepreneurs Academy Investor Panel at Penn State Schuylkill. Lindsay received a $1,500 grant and was named a Saunders Scholar semifinalist in the YEA! Northeast Regional Semi-Finals, which will be held May 5 in Rochester, New York.
Bowl for Kid’s Sake
Employees from Riverview’s Eastern Region branches and Pottsville Deposit Operations gathered up friends and family to join in a recent Bowl for Kid’s Sake event to benefit Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Schuylkill County.
MegaShow Homebuilder’s Show
Employees of Riverview’s CNB Somerset Region hosted a booth at the annual MegaShow Homebuilder’s Show. Pictured are Lorie Hoffman, Branch Manager, Julie Fisher, Mortgage Originator, and Kathy Lloyd, Regional Loan Officer.
Northeastern PA Manufacturer’s and Employer’s Association
Michelle Lewandowski (far right), Eastern Region Manager, presented a check for $1,500 to the Northeastern PA Manufacturer’s and Employer’s Association.
Blue Mountain Eagle Foundation
Riverview Bank donated $13,000 to Blue Mountain Eagle Foundation of the Blue Mountain School District for the enhancement of educational opportunities in the District. L to R: Orwigsburg Branch Manager, Tara Heher, Eastern Region Manager, Michelle Lewandowski, and Commercial Loan Officer, Dave Mason, with Vicki Hill, Shirley Ravitz, and Dr. Helsel of the Blue Mountain Eagle Foundation.
Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program
Michelle Lewandowski, Eastern Region Manager, presented Bob Oravitz, Executive Director of YMCA of Schuylkill County, with a check for $3,000.00 as part of their ongoing participation in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
Grand Opening celebration for its BRAND-NEW branch in Temple, PA
Riverview held a big Grand Opening celebration for its BRAND-NEW branch in Temple, PA! Back row, L to R: Rachel Garman, Laurie Kercher (Berks Region Manager), Susan Bushold (Wyomissing Branch Manager), Greg Kline (Berks Region President), Brett Fulk, (President, Riverview Bank and Riverview Financial Corporation), Angel Lambert, Barbara Bordoy, Kayla Care, Dan Weber, Jason Shaffer. Front: Ginger Kunkel, Jessica Orrell (Temple Branch Manager) and Marilou Bannister.
Opportunity Scholarship Program
Riverview Bank’s Eastern Region Manager Michelle Lewandowski (R) and Pottsville Park Plaza Branch Manager Louise Jenkins presented a check for $15,000 to Nativity BVM High School as part of its ongoing participation in the Opportunity Scholarship Program.
Harrisburg Area YMCA
Tamie Laudenslager, Elizabethville Branch Manager, presented Chelstan Anderson II, Acting Executive Director of the Harrisburg Area YMCA Northern Dauphin County Branch, with a check for $2,000.00 as part of their ongoing participation in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Schuylkill County
Michelle Lewandowski, Eastern Region Manager, presented Doug Allen, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Schuylkill County, with a check for $2,000.00 as part of their ongoing participation in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program.