Pat Orsino

Savings Bank of Danbury recently appointed Pat Orsino to branch manager/banking officer of its main office, which is located at 220 Main St. in Danbury.

Orsino joined Savings Bank of Danbury in January 2000 as the branch operations manager of the main office. In her new role, Orsino will manage all branch activities and be responsible for the overall effectiveness of a full-service branch.

Certified by the Institute of Banking, Orsino brings a wealth of banking experience with her to her new position. Prior to joining Savings Bank of Danbury, she held the position of assistant vice president/branch manager at Union Savings Bank where she was employed for nine years.

An active member of her community, Orsino serves as chairwoman of the Community Council of Bethel, treasurer of the Democratic Women’s Club of Bethel and secretary of the Bethel Youth Commission.

Orsino lives in Bethel with her husband Paul, with whom she has two children and one grandchild.

In addition to its Main Street location, Savings Bank of Danbury, which was established in 1849, operates branch offices in Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown and Waterbury.

Putnam, Supermarket Unite

Putnam Savings Bank has signed a contract to open a full-service branch office in the Price Chopper supermarket at the Riverfront Commons shopping center in Putnam. The office is scheduled to open in summer 2006.

“We are extremely excited that we will be able to offer our customers unprecedented seven day-a-week banking,” said Putnam Savings President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Cocks. “Our main office in Putnam is extremely busy and this additional location will provide another banking option to our growing number of customers in the Greater Putnam area.”

He added, “We are committed to enhancing the economic health of Putnam, which has been our headquarters for over 140 years, and believe the combination of Price Chopper and Putnam Savings Bank will be very well received by the community. Customers will be able to conduct all of their banking business, from opening new accounts to applying for loans. In an era when time is such a valuable commodity, we are confident our customers will gravitate to one-stop shopping and banking convenience.”

The branch will bring the total number of Putnam Savings Bank offices to eight. In October 2005, the bank acquired three branch offices from People’s Bank in Plainfield, Griswold and Gales Ferry. The bank also operates a full-service Loan Center in Putnam.

Construction on the 56,000-square-foot supermarket is expected to be finished in the summer. The Putnam Price Chopper, slated to be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will represent the seventh Connecticut location for the chain, which is owned by the Golub Corp.

Based in Schenectady, N.Y., the Golub Corp. owns and operates more than 100 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The family-owned company prides itself on longstanding traditions of innovative food merchandising, leadership in community service and cooperative employee relations. Approximately 23,000 Golub associates collectively own 55 percent of the company’s privately held stock.