President’s Blog

President’s Blog


Go ahead, set a goal

I’m not one that makes New Year’s resolutions.  The New Year does afford itself to the occasion as there is something about starting a year with a fresh start.  But, I found that such resolutions ...
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Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a favorite American holiday but giving thanks is not uniquely American.  Over the course of human history many thanksgiving proclamations were proffered by national leaders and prominent figures.  President Washington established our National ...
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Future of Banking

One constant in my banking career is change.  I was talking to my friend John just this past weekend, and he reminded me that it was 25 years since Sue and I introduced him to ...
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Back to school, back to school savings: Why people need a plan to save money

Did Labor Day already pass me by? One thing that my wife doesn’t get – Labor Day is not labor day!  But, I guess when there’s a day we have off together, what could be ...
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Thoughts on 9/11 – a Q&A with Chief Peenstra

Generations Bank was honored to share a Q&A with Stu Peenstra, Police Chief of the Seneca Falls Police Department: Tell me about yourself - how did you get to be the SFPD Police Chief? I ...
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When a Community Cares Amazing Things Happen

From L to R: Volunteers install a support beam at the Haigh Street build in Seneca Falls as part of Habitat’s 2016 projects. Children from Elizabeth Cady Stanton School enjoy a book with Menzo Case ...
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The Olympics

The Olympics are upon us, and it brings back some memories!  In 1984, I was Lance Corporal in the USMC serving at MCAS El Toro in Santa Ana, California.  Sue and I were married just ...
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Seneca Falls: We Need to Celebrate Our History

I'm no historian, but I'm not alone!  My family is vacationing on "The Cape."  Before I continue, I just want to say that I love the Finger Lakes.  Each time I leave, I gain a ...
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