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Bank Joins Baas Association

Five Star Bank announces that it has joined a newly launched Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) Association as a founding member. The association was formed by Bankers Helping Bankers (BHB), a bankers-only social+ platform for collaboration and education.

Supporting Zoo Summer Experiences

After a two-year hiatus, onsite summer programming returns to the Zoo, daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The Zoo will partner with Five Star Bank, sponsor of both 2022 Summer Experiences and Conservation Awareness Days.

Junior Achievement to Build Region’s First “Discovery Center” for Area Students

Middle and high school students attending JA Finance Park® are given an adult life scenario, complete with a job, credit score, housing, family and financial obligations. Students then must make a series of personal financial decisions from the represented businesses that support the lifestyle they envision.

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Staying in the game: A small bank's bid to go digital

Five Star Bank embracing a digital-first strategy. The Bank is also expanding its commercial banking footprint, with the recent hiring of a team of four commercial lenders in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., markets.

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Five Star Bank Expands into Baltimore and Washington, D.C. with Commercial Hires

Five Star Bank (the “Bank”), subsidiary of Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI), today announced the addition of a team of experienced commercial banking officers to launch a commercial platform in Baltimore and Washington, D.C

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Romeo Whou has joined the Bank as CDARS & Municipal Sales Manager

Whou will be responsible for providing FDIC insured investment options for large institutional deposits to commercial, retail and municipal clients.

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Five Star Bank and NYDIG Partner to Bring Integrated Bitcoin Investment Services to Customers

Five Star Bank is pleased to announce a new partnership with NYDIG, a leading bitcoin company. The Bank will enable customers to transact bitcoin securely through its banking mobile app and online banking platform, and will help them overcome barriers to adoption such as crypto wallets and key management, which are often traditionally done through unregulated entities.

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Five star Hires three new C&I professionals

Five Star Bank has expanded its Commercial and Industrial team, hiring three new professionals to the department this December. 

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