2007-09-06 / News

BankNewport is a good place to work

BankNewport was honored at the "Best Places to Work in Rhode Island 2007" award ceremony held on Aug. 30 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport. Representatives from BankNewport's human resources department accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

Presented by Providence Business News and sponsored by Cox Business Services, the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and the Rhode Island State Council of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), the "Best Places to Work in Rhode Island 2007" ceremony recognized twenty-two organizations chosen as the "Best Places to Work" in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts. BankNewport was the only bank recognized, and was only one of eight organizations in the "large company" category (i.e., 150 or more employees) nominated with this distinction.

"The award is significant as it demonstrates the Bank's commitment to provide a positive work environment for our most valuable asset, our employees," said BankNewport Executive Vice President and COO, Sandra J. Pattie. "We are proud that our team of employees recognize the bank's efforts to provide an environment that fosters pride, enthusiasm, and dedication. It is our team and their work philosophy that makes all the difference, ultimately providing an extraordinary experience for our customers everyday."

BankNewport, founded in 1819 and currently holding $1 billion in assets, is an FDIC-insured savings bank. Along with its other OceanPoint Financial Partners - OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., Smith Mack & Associates, Meredith & Clarke, and Narragansett Underwriting Group - BankNewport is proud to serve the financial needs of customers from banking and insurance offices located throughout southeastern New England.

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