Community Bank consolidates four branches

TUPPER LAKE – Four Community Bank branches in Franklin County will be consolidated into two later this year.

The 314 Hosley Ave. branch will be consolidated into the 75 Park St. branch in Tupper Lake, and the 1290 Washington Ave. branch in Brushton will be consolidated into the 10 Elm St. branch in Malone.

A press release states that “there will be no employee layoffs associated with the move because all employees will be offered employment at other nearby Community Bank locations.”

The release also states that bank employees will be available to help customers with all aspects of the transition.

In an email to the Enterprise, Eric Mower and Associates Public Relations Director Chuck Beeler wrote that an exact date for the consolidations hasn’t been finalized yet. EMA is Community Bank’s agency of record.

“In all cases, the Bank is currently working toward determining exact closing and account transfer dates,” Beeler wrote. “Customers will be mailed more detailed information once the dates have been finalized.”