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May 2017
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Useful Apps for Managing Your Expenses
Using your smartphone to be smarter about budgeting
Creating and sticking to a budget is essential if you want to get out of debt and achieve financial security, but it’s easier said than done.

Why You Should Treat Your Savings like a Bill
How it helps to budget for your savings
The ‘pay-yourself-first’ strategy is a popular tactic for personal saving; but there is a similar way to describe this same school of thought that is even more effective: Treating your savings like a bill.

Monthly Market Insights - June 2017
Stock prices climbed higher in May amid the strongest corporate earnings growth in years.
Patrick DoughertyShaking off political turbulence in Washington, stocks climbed higher in May amid the strongest corporate earnings growth in years.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average picked up 0.33 percent, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index gained 1.16 percent and the NASDAQ Composite added 2.50 percent.1

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The following employees are celebrating a work anniversary in June:

Abby Akoury – 2 year
Kathryn Prioli - 2 year
Celina Tennant – 3 years
Adrianna Mackiewicz – 4 years
Kathy Burke – 9 years
Maryann Kelliher – 11 years

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

Farmer's Market Update
Farmer's Market Opening Day
As a proud sponsor of the Braintree Farmer's Market Opening Day, BCB was front and center on this damp but beautiful day with over 1,200 seedlings to give away to anyone that visited our tent.

Basil, cilantro, parsley and watermelon plants were a big hit with the crowd and folks were thrilled to receive this 'jump-start' to their gardens. Children especially were excited to bring their own watermelon plants home to grow and enjoy!

Special thanks to Jane Barry, Susan Burns, Susan Clawson, Clare Donoghue, Kathryn Prioli and Joanne Tully for taking the time to greet the visitors, handout seedlings and create good will in the community.

With three pallets of seedlings leftover at the end of the morning, a visit was made to Project Prove at Braintree High School where plants were donated to their outdoor garden. These plants will be tended to during their summer program and, in the fall, their hard work will pay off when the students will use the herbs and produce in their cooking and life skills classes. Watch for an update on how BCB will be involved on a deeper level once classes resume in the fall.

Congratulations Susan Clawson!
Susan Clawson
Congratulations goes to Susan Clawson for being selected as a 2017 Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award winner for the New England Division of the American Cancer Society.

Each year, the New England Division Board of Directors selects the most inspired and passionate individuals to receive this prestigious honor whose service best exemplifies the Society's organizational values of mission, stewardship, diversity, data-driven, and respect.

Susan received this award at the Relay For Life during opening ceremonies. We are so proud to have her on our BCB team as well. Well done!

President & CEO Paul Pecci Presents Scholarship to Caroline Cassino

Caroline Cassino
Each year our Bank awards a graduating senior with a $1500 scholarship to help them with upcoming college expenses. Applicants may attend any public or private high school, but must have a customer relationship with the Braintree Cooperative Bank. We look for students who plan to major in business, finance or other banking related fields as well as demonstrate a commitment to service within our community. This year’s recipient is Caroline Cassino, a graduate from Braintree High School and ready to attend the University of New Hampshire in the fall. Caroline will be majoring in Accounting. In her essay, which is a requirement of the application, she writes “My family has been using Braintree Cooperative Bank for as long as I can remember, we like the community feeling we experience at the bank. The employees at Braintree Cooperative always greet us with a warm friendly smile, and we get that welcomed feeling that is hard to find at a big conglomerate bank”. Congratulations Caroline! Best of luck at UNH this coming September.

Banking on a Cure Superheros

Superheroes at Relay for Life in Braintree
Congratulations to Susan Clawson and her team of Superheroes for the part that each has played in the success of this year's Relay for Life in Braintree.

Our Bank Night team, Susan Burns, Bonnie Gibbons, Brian Robinson and Jill Vail worked hard at the main office, after hours, to secure most of the donations prior to the event while our "Banking for a Cure" Relay team, Susan Burns, Andrew Chin, Clare Donoghue, Pam Fucile, Sally Hughes, Maryann Kelliher, Katy Pukt, Joanne Tully and their friends maintained a presence on the field during this12-hour event. There was even a Banky Bear sighting at high noon.

In this, their 16th year, Relay consisted of over 300 participants that raised more than $65,000 for cancer research and patient services.

Braintree Cooperative Bank has been involved in Relay since 2005 and, collectively has raised over $100,000 through employee involvement. It is through this commitment that Relay for Life in Braintree has been able to bring their overall total fundraising efforts to over $2,000,000.00 in the last 16 years!

Having Fun at PizzaPalooza!

Pizza Palooza supporting the Braintree Chamber of Commerce
It was a perfect evening for Braintree Cooperative to be at Pizza Palooza supporting the Braintree Chamber of Commerce.

With over 1,000 people in attendance, BCB was on hand to serve pizza and give away hundreds of items to visitors.

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