Message from the President & CEO
Summer is in full swing, and I hope you’re enjoying all that the warm weather has to offer. Whether you enjoy time on the Cape, family gatherings in the backyard, or watching Big Papi’s heck of a final season, this is a great time of year in New England.
As you may have seen, we’ve recently completed our initial public stock offering and our stock now trades on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol HONE. We had the privilege of ringing the opening bell on the Nasdaq on June 30, our first day of trading. It was quite a thrill. A sincere thank you to all of our depositors who provided their support, enabling us to take this very important step in our history. Speaking of history, we’ll be celebrating our 100th birthday in 2017. Celebration planning is already underway, and we’ll be sure to keep you informed as plans are finalized.
This is also the time of year when many of you start thinking about sending kids back to school. Especially for those sending kids off to college for the first time, this is both an exciting and heart-wrenching process. This presents a great opportunity to help kids learn the fundamentals of budgeting, saving, using debit cards, and the convenience of mobile banking. Through HarborOne U, we offer a range of financial literacy programs to help kids understand the basics. From there, our CheckIt student account provides the tools they’ll need to begin managing their money, while providing parents the opportunity to help them succeed. You can learn about our financial literacy programs by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, I wanted to let you know that we will once again host the HarborOne Lounge at this year’s Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston over Labor Day weekend. The Deutsche Bank Championship hosts the top 100 golfers in the world to compete in New England’s premier professional golf tournament. The HarborOne Lounge will again be located on the 17th tee, and will offer air-conditioned seating, free wi fi, phone recharging stations, food and beverage for sale, and complimentary chair massages. This year we’re adding a “Sky Deck” to the lounge, a second story open-air viewing area to catch all the action. We’ll be providing customers with the opportunity to win tickets soon. Please ensure we have your correct email address so that you can learn more about this great opportunity.
As always, thanks for banking with us.
James W. Blake
President & CEO