Friday, November 16, 2012
The commercial was filmed to help boost a new partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program for the holiday season.
Vince Wiflork, star defensive tackle for the New England Patriots, made a stop over in Sharon this week. Wilfork stopped by the South Main Street branch of Eastern Bank to film several TV spots promoting a partnership between Eastern Bank and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots Campaign. Starting Thursday, Eastern Bank's 94 offices began serving as official toy drop-off locations. Members of the public are encouraged to drop off new and unwrapped toys at any Eastern Bank branch through Monday, Dec. 17, according to a statement from Eastern Bank Thursday. “I’m excited to team up with Eastern Bank and Toys for Tots,” Wilfork said in the statement. “I encourage all of my fans to visit an Eastern Bank branch and donate a toy – no…
Friday, July 27, 2012
The deal with The Community Bank should be complete by Dec. 31.
Eastern Bank, which has a Sharon branch, plans merge with The Community Bank by Dec. 31. The Community Bank would become part of Eastern, Eastern officials said today in a press release. The deal requires approval from state and federal regulators, as well as the banks' corporators and holding companies, according to the press release. Boston-based Eastern has 94 branches. The local ones are at 7 South Main St., Sharon; 39 Washington St., Canton; 240 Providence Highway, Dedham; and 397 Washington St., Stoughton. Brockton-based Community has five branches, none locally. "The Community Bank has a long, distinguished history of serving its communities, but in recent years the economy has taken its toll on the bank," Eastern Bank Chairman and …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Sharon leasing a parking lot at Eastern Bank.
Seventeen Sharon commuters waiting for quarterly train parking passes will get special new ones very shortly. Eastern Bank's second rear parking lot will provide the parking spaces under a three-year lease that selectmen approved Wednesday night. The bank is located at 7 South Main St., within walking distance of the Sharon MBTA commuter rail station on Upland Road. It's the latest effort to address parking issues, including a crunch, at the train station. Sharon will pay the bank the taxes on that "very infrequently used" lot, worth about $1,100, Sharon Finance Director William Fowler said. The quarterly pass parking revenue will fund it, he said. "I think it's a good deal. Eastern stepped up to the plate," Fowler said. "The parking lot …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The bank, which has a Sharon branch, is the U.S. Small Business Administration's top lender for the third straight year.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A bank with a Post Office Square branch has collected a top lending honor. Eastern Bank announced today that it is the U.S. Small Business Administration's top lender for the third straight year. Eastern also is the SBA's top lender in New England, bank officials said on their website. Eastern's Sharon office is at 7 South Main St. "Eastern Bank made 342 SBA loans in Massachusetts totaling more than $24 million, according to the SBA’s Boston District Office," according to the press release. "In addition, Eastern ranked No. 1 in the origination of 504 SBA first mortgage loans. The rankings are issued annually in October, based on the number of loans originated by banks in the SBA fiscal year, which runs Oct. 1 to Sept. 30."
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Great blues band and beautiful weather leave elbow room scarce at 17th annual Square Jam Thursday night.
Lines comparable to holiday shopping season stood outside Sharon's Post Office Square shops and restaurants Thursday evening. Sharon's 17th Annual Square Jam filled the downtown with all ages eager to try free food offered by some town eateries and learn about local groups and causes at tables set up throughout the square, which was closed to traffic. Roomful of Blues performed on a special stage erected for the event. Sponsoring the event were the Wilber School Apartments/Beacon Communities, NStar, Comcast, Eastern Bank and the Rotary Club of Sharon.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Sharon Public Library hosts panel.
To start a small business in this economy, “get a big running head start,” Al Inglesi says. Eastern Bank’s vice president of business banking also suggests forming a “team of some pretty good people” including a lawyer, an accountant, a banker, an insurance agent and a broker. Small business starters and owners flocked to the Sharon Public Library’s “The Law, Your Money and You,” a panel seminar that discussed the logistics of running a small business now, on Tuesday night. The panelists were Inglesi, Jerry Saphire of Saphire Properties and Nancy Wluka of Wluka Real Estate. Roberta Saphire and Camille Barron moderated the discussion. The night’s main theme was planning ahead in every stage of the business, especially the first step. Even …