Message from the CEO


Spring 2017

Dear Friends:

Happy Spring!  The best part of this time of year is knowing summer will be here soon.  Our 100th birthday celebration is in full swing, and I’m pleased to report that we’ve been celebrating in true HarborOne fashion, by giving back to those who are making a real difference in our communities.  Our HarborOne Hundreds program provided over $14,000 to 45 individuals and organizations that are the unsung heroes who make a difference in the lives of others.  The HarborOne Foundation completed its inaugural grants, providing $100,000 in grants to the Brockton Boys & Girls Club, Father Bill’s / Mainspring, The Old Colony YMCA, and NeighborWorks.  And one hundred lucky customers received $100 each to enjoy how they see fit.  I encourage you to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up to speed on our community activities and promotions that we run throughout the year, and also make sure your email address is up to date.  Email is the fastest way for us to communicate with you on important information about your account and all that’s going on.

If you haven’t heard yet, we’ve launched Buzz Points, our new debit card rewards program.  Buzz Points allows HarborOne debit cardholders to earn points everywhere they shop, and earn double points when they shop local.  Encouraging our customers to shop local at the small businesses that make up the fabric of our communities is just one more way that HarborOne supports the growth and health of the places we work and live.

Recently we announced the promotion of Joe Casey to President of HarborOne Bank.  Joe has been with HarborOne since 2004, most recently serving as our Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.  He has played a central role in HarborOne’s strategic growth initiatives, including the conversion of HarborOne from a credit union to a bank, the acquisition of Merrimack Mortgage LLC, and the bank’s initial public offering in 2016.  This move provides us greater depth within executive management, and allows Joe to focus his considerable financial expertise on the day-to-day management of the bank.  Joe will retain his title as COO.  We’re pleased to welcome Linda Simmons as SVP & Chief Financial Officer.  Linda brings significant experience as a CFO, most recently holding that position at the Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. 

Finally, we just completed our Second Annual Small Business Pitch Contest at HarborOne U as part of our expanded strategy to support emerging small businesses.  Eight local entrepreneurs competed for $7,000 in prize money to fund their businesses.  Whether they want to bring their dreams to life, or change the world, we’re proud to provide financial support for these emerging business leaders.

As always,thank you for banking with us.


James W. Blake
Chief Executive Officer