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Blake Jones Chief Marketing Officer

blake jones named chief marketing officer of five star bank


Five Star Bank announced that Blake Jones has joined as a Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of the Bank.

Autobooks and Five Star Bank partnership logo lockup

Five star bank partners with autobooks to launch tap to pay on iphone


Five Star Bank announced the launch of contactless payment acceptance for its small business customers through an expanded partnership with payment and accounting platform Autobooks.

Numerated and Five Star Bank partnership logo lockup

Bank Expands Its small Business Lending Solutions with Numerated


Five Star Bank announced an expansion to its suite of small business products and services.  Through its partnership with Numerated, the Bank is now offering digital loan origination for small businesses. 

Scott Bader- Chief Information Security Officer

Scott Bader Is Chief Information Security Officer


Financial Institutions, Inc. announced that Scott Bader has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (“CISO”) of the Bank. In his role, 

Courier Capital and HNP Capital Complete Merger


The merger strengthens Courier Capital, LLC, an affiliate of Five Star Bank, into one of the largest wealth management firms in Western New York. Financial Institutions, Inc. announced the completion of the merger of its wholly-owned SEC-registered investment advisory firms on May 1, 2023, under which HNP Capital, LLC merged with and into Courier Capital, LLC. 

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Honored As one of Rochester Metro Area's Top Workplaces


Five Star Bank announced that it has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by Rochester Top Workplaces. This is the second Top Workplaces Award Five Star Bank has won in 2023.


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Recognized as Buffalo Niagara Region Top Workplaces


Five Star Bank announced that it has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2023 honor by The Buffalo News Top Workplaces. The company attributes this accolade to their H.E.A.R.T. values and a focus on the employee experience.

Gary Pacos Chief Risk Officer

Gary Pacos is Bank's new chief Risk Officer


Gary Pacos has joined the Bank as Chief Risk Officer. In his role, Mr. Pacos will be responsible for all aspects of the organization’s risk management function including identifying, measuring, monitoring, and managing risk throughout the company.


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