President’s Blog

President’s Blog


Community Banking is consumer protection

The Fed reports that the economy is gradually recovering from the harsh fallout of the Wall Street financial crisis, and attention is turning toward consumer protection. Policymakers have established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and ...
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Op-Ed: The race is never really over for women’s rights

Buzz is growing across New York and the entire United States as we collectively prepare for the centennial celebration in 2017 of a woman’s right to vote in the Empire State, as well as the ...
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Kudos and Credit

This past weekend Seneca Falls brought back Canal Fest.  Kudos to those that organized the event!  So many vendors and things to do and see!  Nothing says America more than these small festivals where community ...
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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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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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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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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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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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