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We remind you that we have created a website at TogetherAsOneBank.com so you can keep up with the latest merger information, complete with comprehensive answers to common questions.  Be sure to check back often as it will be continually updated as we move closer to the conversion date in 2018.

For more information, you may also reach out to us through our dedicated email and phone numbers: TogetherAsOneBank@BraintreeCooperative.com or 781-356-6791.


Should You Save Your Credit Card Information Online?
How to protect your information when shopping on the internet
If you shop online frequently, the question of whether it is safe to store credit card information online for the purposes of faster and easier check outs is a valid one that can be approached a number of ways.
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Back to School
From the Desk of Lee Page – Vice President/Information Technology
It feels like summer just began, and we hate to say it, but the start of another school year is right around the corner. It’s time to purchase school books, pencils and pens, and a stash of Ramen Noodles for the semester. On the list may also be a new computer, laptop, or tablet computer. While students are getting back into the swing of doing homework, researching school projects, and focused on getting good grades, but also need to be aware of malware, phishing schemes, and safe computing practices.

Tips to stay safe this school year

Malicious cyber activity affects students in a variety of ways, ranging from malware and scams to cyber bullying. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to keep you, your kids, and your devices protected from the latest threats. Here are some cybersecurity tips for staying safe for the new school year:
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Your Guide to Life Planning - August, 2017
Monthly Market Insights

Stock prices closed higher for the month, fueled by strong corporate earnings, solid economic data and some, "dovish" comments by the Federal Reserve.

 

Click here to learn more and watch the video.

 



Congratulations!

The following employees are celebrating a work anniversary in August:

Dan Brennan – 5 years

Bonnie Gibbons – 9 years

Brian Robinson – 20 years

Susan Kelly – 41 years

Their commitment and dedication is truly appreciated by everyone at Braintree Cooperative Bank.



August 2017 Employee of the Month goes to Clare Donoghue!


Clare Donoghue, Support Services Clerk is the most recent recipient of our "Employee of the Month" recognition.  Not only does Clare step up with customer needs, she is always helping her co-workers as well.  She does whatever she can to help others and always with a smile.  Her commitment to the bank and community shine through.

Congratulations, well deserved.



Our First Meet & Greet Event


On July 25 some employees of South Shore Bank and Braintree Cooperative Bank gathered in our Board Room for a chance to meet each other.  The excitement and positivity in the room was a testament to our merger tag line, Together As One Bank. We look forward to more opportunities to chat.




Braintree Cooperative Bank Holds Fall Shred Day

Our Fall Shred Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017 in the 1000 Washington Street, Braintree, MA back parking lot from 9:00 am until noon. IShred (a secure, onsite shredding company) and PC Trading (a computer recycling company) will be there to handle all of your shredding and computer equipment recycling needs. Our Bank is happy to continue this free service to the residents of our Community. (the only charge is $20 to take a TV)


Sunset Lake Concert Series Draws to a Close
"The B Street Bombers" helped to wrap up the Sunset Lake Summer Concert Series under clear skies and in front of a packed audience. Hosted by Braintree Parks and Recreation, BCB was there along with over 300 residents to enjoy a beautiful night on the lake. Special thanks to Clare Donoghue and Bonnie Gibbons for being present to hand out Beach Balls, DNA Kits and Yo-Yo's to those in attendance. A fun night was had by all!!


Keeping Braintree's Youth Safe

In partnership with the Braintree Police and other local law enforcement agencies, BCB took part in the National Night of Safety on August 1st. BCB volunteers worked side by side with the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department as more than 1,000 residents were served hamburgers and hotdogs at French's Common. More than 400 DNA Kits were distributed to parents and grandparents and Banky Bear was on hand to greet the children with high-fives and fist bumps!! Special thanks to Andrew Chin, Susan Clawson, Clare Donoghue, Sally Hughes, Steve Quigley, Brian Robinson and Jill Vail for all their hard work!


Movie Night Fun

It was a perfect night to be outdoors and we took full advantage of the mild temps at the FREE Movie Night sponsored by Braintree Parks and Recreation. Festivities included music trivia and other games for the children who won prizes and enjoyed Buck-a-Buy Concessions. Special thanks to Nelson Chin for feeding our volunteers who were hard at work representing BCB. Andrew Chin, Sally and Reese Hughes, Adrianna Mackiewicz, Michele Twohig and Pam Wessel were on-hand to greet the crowd and give away Frisbees, yo-yo's and lanyards to young and old(er) who were waiting for the movie to begin. As an added bonus, Banky Bear cruised the crowd giving out hugs and high-fives. For many young ones, that was the highlight of the evening!!


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