NORWICH – It’s been a busy year for NBT Bank, with the announcement of its acquisition of Alliance Bank in Syracuse, and other endeavors. Despite NBT’s recent expansions, and possibly because of it, its management wishes to display their tenet of continually investing in the communities they serve and have formed a program geared to help first-time home buyers interested in purchasing a home in the City of Norwich.
During a press conference Thursday announcing the bank’s $1 million commitment to the creation of the program, Senior Vice President and Residential Mortgage Manager and Bank CRA Officer Joseph D. Culver said Norwich is number one on their list communities they want to invest in.
The reduced interest rate program is part of an effort to induce economic growth in the City of Norwich. “We reached out to the mayor and to Opportunities for Chenango to make this program a reality,” said Culver.