Barbara Lemieux, 2016

MVSB Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate New Rochester Office

Jolene Whitehead, MVSB Branch & Business Development Manager, cuts the ribbon during the MVSB Rochester Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday. Paul Callaghan, Rochester Mayor, and Laura Ring, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President & CEO, were in attendance along with many other community members and MVSB employees.

MVSB marked the opening of its new branch office at 21 Farmington Road (Route 11) in Rochester with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on June 21. Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce helped to organize the event and local chamber members, Bank employees and community members were present to celebrate.

In his remarks at the event, incoming MVSB President Marcus Weeks shared that the mutual savings bank has been serving its communities for over 150 years and they look forward to serving Rochester community for the next 150 years and beyond that.

Jolene Whitehead, Branch and Business Development Manager for the Rochester location, expressed her appreciation to the community for the warm welcome they have received. She shared, “there is such a great sense of community in Rochester and we are excited to be a part of all the good things happening here.”

MVSB’s Rochester office was designed by Warrenstreet Architects, Inc. and construction was managed by Conneston Construction, Inc. (CCI). The office marries the warmth of a community bank with high-end technology. It is a warm and inviting location with plenty of parking, drive up banking, a self-service coin counter and an ATM.

MVSB has additional locations in Ashland, Alton, Center Harbor, Gilford, Melvin Village, Meredith, Moultonborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Wolfeboro. The Rochester office offers added banking convenience for those local to the area as well as those that might travel to and from the Seacoast or Lakes Regions.

“MVSB has been eager to get involved in the community through the Chamber and with their support of local nonprofits and events,” said Laura Ring, President and CEO for Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. “We were so pleased to help them celebrate their opening with this special ceremony.”

The Bank also invites the community to celebrate with them on June 27 for their grand opening celebration from 9am-5pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the new branch and meet the team and enjoy giveaways, fun and delicious cupcakes and ice cream from the Clyde’s Cupcakes truck.

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is an active, non-profit business membership organization comprised of businesses and professionals who are dedicated to fostering a favorable economic climate in which to live and work. Members provide financial, in-kind and volunteer resources to the business community. They provide services businesses throughout northern Strafford County including Rochester, Barrington, Farmington, Middleton, Milton, Milton Mills, New Durham, Strafford as well as Lebanon, Maine. Learn more at

New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp