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  January 2017 • • 617.928.9000

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May We Have Your Vote?
Readers Choice Voting Opens January 15th

Each year Gatehouse Media, publishers of local newspapers and, conduct a reader’s poll to see who the favorite businesses are around town.  Watertown Savings Bank has been honored to win the Favorite Community Bank award every year in Watertown and the Regional Favorite seven years in a row!  It gives our employees a great deal of pride to learn that the community appreciates their efforts by taking the time to vote each year.  We hope you will continue to do so in this year’s poll.  Voting runs from January 15 through February 6.  You can vote by visiting or you can get to the link by visiting the bank’s website:

Blood Drive
Please Consider Donating!

WSB, in conjunction with Mount Auburn Hospital, will host a Blood Drive, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 9:30 am to 1:45 pm at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main Street. Winter is a tough time for blood donation. All donors will enjoy plenty of snacks, and receive an appreciation gift. For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Kelly Cronin at WSB, 617-928-2336 or Thank you!

Holiday Hours

All WSB locations will be closed on Monday, January 16th for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Community Event
17th Annual Unity Breakfast

Watertown's 17th Annual Unity Breakfast will be held: Monday, January 16, 2017, 8:30 to 11 am (please note the new time) at the Hellenic Cultural Center, 25 Bigelow Ave., Watertown.

WSB is Hiring

Please visit the About Us/Career Opportunities page of our website,, to learn more about the latest positions we are looking to fill; and about how WSB is a great place to work!

Thank you for following WSB!

Did you know that in addition to our website:, WSB also has a Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn page? We would love for you to follow us there as well! Find us on Facebook at Watertown Savings Bank – Massachusetts; on Twitter @watertownbank; on Instagram @watertownsavings; and on LinkedIn at Watertown Savings Bank, MA.

Customer Choice Voting Has Ended
Winners will be announced soon!

Thank you to all who voted for your favorite, local non-profit in our 21st annual Customer Choice Awards program. The deadline for all votes was December 31st. We are in the process of tallying up the votes and winners will be announced soon, stay tuned!

Getting Ready for Tax Time

January is the month to begin compiling information to complete your tax returns.  Interest earned and interest paid information will be mailed to you this month.  But you can also use WSB Online or our telephone banking system to determine your 2016 figures.

Annual Food Drive
Thank you to all who donated!

This year’s Holiday Food Drive was a big success.  We delivered dozens of bags of food to the various food pantries throughout Arlington, Belmont, Waltham and Watertown.  Thank you to everyone who took the time to drop off monetary donations and non-perishable food items. We would like to keep collecting donations through January, so if you are coming into one of our branches, please consider dropping off an item for the food pantries. Thank you!

Job Searching After Retirement
Rejoining the workforce isn’t easy - here’s how you can get started

Being “retired” looks a little different these days than it once did. Older people are taking the opportunity of not having to work for a living to do something they want to do for a living, and the options are endless.

Why Real Estate Investors Need a Business Plan
Avoid the pitfalls of investing in real estate without a business plan

Real estate can make a great investment, but in order to be successful and to achieve your long- and short-term goals, it is necessary to treat it like any other business. This means that you need a solid business plan before you even begin looking at properties.

Simple Ways to Walk 10,000 Steps a Day
How to ensure that you are meeting your fitness goals on a daily basis

Walking 10,000 steps every day might actually be simpler than it seems. It may merely take a steady and consistent approach, requisite motivation and a few simple tricks.

What to Know About Winterizing Your Home
How you can maximize value on your home quickly and simply this season

The temperature is dropping and your energy bill is rising, but where does that leave your home’s value? With some quick and easy winterization tips for today, you can retain or even add value to your home in the long run.

Club 50 News
Start looking ahead into 2017... the view is amazing!
by Lynne Paolillo

Happy New Year from Club 50!!

We have just about finalized the entire year for 2017 travel plans that we have in store for our Club 50 members…and I cannot lie, it looks pretty amazing! The itinerary will be revealed at the Club 50 Travel Seminar on February 2 at The American Legion Post 440 in Newton. Not only will our members receive an overview of all the 2017 trips, but they will all get a sneak preview of a potential trip for 2018! We won’t ruin the surprise location here; come check out the seminar to learn what we have up our sleeve!


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