Merchants Bank and Employees Contribute Over $90,000 to United Way throughout Vermont

Mar 14, 2016, 13:29 ET from Merchants Bank

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., March 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades Merchants Bank and Merchants Bank employees have been pledging to United Way throughout Vermont. This year, Merchants Bank continued its tradition of running a successful campaign, with individual employee pledges of $55,000 and a corporate pledge of $35,000.  Merchants Bank employee pledges combined with the Merchants Bank donation, contributed to over $90,000 to United Way throughout Vermont.

John Cronin, Director of Resource Development for United Way of Chittenden County stated, "Merchants Bank people have been active volunteers in cities and towns all over Vermont for years, including serving on United Way board and committees. While many of the challenges we face as a community have changed over time, their support in terms of giving, advocating and volunteering has never wavered. If you look about your own community, you can be thankful for the presence of Merchants Bank; we would all be missing something without them."

Cheryl Houchens, Merchants Bank's Community Reinvestment and Compliance Officer, was thrilled with the results of the campaign. "At Merchants Bank, we know that United Way makes a difference in our Vermont communities and we realize that our donations represent our commitment to care about the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors."

About Merchants Bank:
A Vermont-chartered commercial bank established in 1849, Merchants Bank is the largest Vermont-based bank. The bank's business, municipal, consumer, and investment customers enjoy personalized relationships, sophisticated online and mobile banking options, with 31 branches in Vermont and 1 location in Massachusetts, operating as NUVO, A division of Merchants Bank. American Banker ranks Merchants Bank a "Top 200" in America among 851 peers. For more information, go to Where do you want to grow? (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, NASDAQ "MBVT")

About United Way of Chittenden County:
United Way of Chittenden County unites our whole community to solve complex problems and harness the power of people to create a stronger Chittenden County. United Way convenes advocates, organizations and institutions to address the community's most pressing issues, focusing on the building blocks of a vibrant community: Education, Income and Health. The problems facing our community are complex; they are issues that no single organization or individual alone can solve – real change is possible when nonprofit, public and private sectors work together. United Way has the networks, partnerships and strategic initiatives to improve the lives of our family, friends and neighbors.

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John Cronin
Director of Resource Development, United Way of Chittenden County

Jessica Sturgeon
Merchants Bank, Marketing

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