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Orange Bank & Trust Company’s Trust Services Division moves to Chester

MIDDLETOWN (March 21) - Orange Bank & Trust announced today its Trust Services Division has relocated its operations from the headquarters in Middletown, NY, to the Chester office at 91 Brookside Avenue in Chester, NY.

Orange Bank & Trust’s steady expansion has caused the Bank to outgrow its capacity at headquarters and the move of the Trust Services Division will help to alleviate some of this pressure.  Although they moved to a different location, the Trust Services Division will continue to meet with their clients at any of the Bank’s thirteen branches, reflecting their ongoing commitment to client convenience.

“We really wanted to limit the impact that this relocation could have on our clients and our employees and I don’t think we could have found a better location for our team—a beautiful, historic building located in a central location immediately off the highway,” said Michael Gilfeather, President & CEO of Orange Bank & Trust Company.  “The trust business has been a core service since the Bank opened in 1892.”

Orange Bank and Trust, through conservative banking practices, innovation and commitment to its community, now has assets of approximately $900 million. In recent years, Orange Bank and Trust has added branches in Rockland, Westchester and Dutchess Counties.



Larry Knapp joins PC Construction’s New York team

POUGHKEEPSIE (February 23) - PC Construction, among the nation’s largest employee-owned construction companies, welcomed Larry Knapp as a Director of New Business Development for the Hudson Valley region. Knapp brings 35 years’ experience in the construction industry with a focus on opportunity procurement, project estimating, and contract negotiations. He will be based out of the company’s Poughkeepsie office and will support the company’s new work initiatives in the area, working with clients to bring their construction goals to fruition. 

“Larry brings tremendous construction experience and a deep connection to and understanding of the Hudson Valley,” said Jay Fayette, Senior Vice President of PC Construction. “He will work closely with Regional Manager Ed Kellogg to continue growing key partnerships and strengthening our construction portfolio in the Hudson Valley.”

PC Construction, headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont has had a strong presence in New York for more than thirty years, with approximately $170 million worth of construction currently underway in the state. Work includes a 52,000-square foot dormitory renovation at SUNY New Paltz.

“PC Construction is known along the east coast for their quality work, high level service, and commitment to clients, so it’s very exciting to join the team,” Knapp said. “We anticipate increased economic development and continued growth in this region and PC Construction is an important part of that success.”



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