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News you can bank on today, and tomorrow.

Jennifer Yungbluth Chief Expereince Officer

New Chief Experience Officer

Jennifer Yungbluth has joined the Bank as Chief Experience Officer, responsible for creating a distinctive customer experience and unified employee experience across all delivery channels — branch, digital and phone.

Abraham "Abe" Rojo, Director of Digital Banking and BaaS Solutions

Abraham Rojo Joins Five Star Bank

Five Star Bank announced that Abraham “Abe” Rojo has joined the Bank as Director of Digital Banking and BaaS Solutions. In this role, he will help the Bank advance its digital transformation agenda, pursue BaaS (Banking-as-a-Service) business opportunities, and lead its Enterprise Data function.

SDN Insurance logo

North Woods Capital Benefits Acquisition

Financial Institutions, Inc., parent company of Five Star Bank, SDN Insurance Agency, LLC , Courier Capital, LLC and HNP Capital, LLC, today announced the acquisition of assets of North Woods Capital Benefits LLC by the Company’s insurance subsidiary SDN on August 2, 2021.

North Woods was a Buffalo-based employee benefits and human resources advisory firm.

Adam Bickel- Business Banking Area Manager

New Business Banking Area Manager

Adam Bickel has been named Business Banking Area Manager. In this role, Bickel manages a team of Buffalo and Rochester-based Business Banking Relationship Managers focused on supporting small business opportunities throughout the Bank’s geographic footprint.
Office space in Sheridan Meadows Corporate Park, Amherst, NY.

Five Star Bank Signs lease for office space in Amherst

Five Star Bank announced the execution of a long-term lease to occupy approximately 30,000 square feet of office space at 6215 Sheridan Drive in Sheridan Meadows Corporate Park, Amherst, NY.

Community and Bank leaders cut the ribbon on the new branch in downtown Elmira.

Five Star Bank Officially Opens its Relocated Branch in Elmira

Five Star Bank officially opened its relocated branch in Elmira today at 100 West Water Street when community and Bank leaders cut the ribbon on the 2,400-square-foot branch in downtown Elmira.

Laurie R. Collins named Chief Human Resources Officer of Five Star Bank

New Chief Human Resources Officer

Laurie R. Collins has joined the Bank as Chief Human Resources Officer. Reporting directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Martin K. Birmingham, she will work collaboratively with leaders across the Company, providing leadership and guidance in organizational design, talent acquisition, performance management, employee engagement, professional development and change management.

Five Star Bank Expands its Commercial Team

Expansion of Commercial Team

Cory M. Pettinella has joined the Bank as First Vice President, Commercial Banker. James D. Sharrow has joined the Bank as First Vice President, Senior Commercial Banker. Alexander N. Rozaklis has been named Commercial Real Estate Banker.

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