Awards, Accolades & Recognitions

We are humbled and grateful when we are recognized by others while delivering on our Core Values. We celebrate the accomplishments of our team members who helped us earn these recognitions.

  • Financial Organizations
    • 2020- Small Business Administration recognition as the 504 Lender of the Year in New Hampshire
    • 2019- Small Business Administration recognition as the 504 Lender of the Year in New Hampshire
    • 2017- Small Business Administration recognition as the 504 Lender of the Year in New Hampshire
    • 2015- Small Business Administration recognition as the 504 Lender of the Year in New Hampshire
    • 2006- Ranked 10th largest commercial bank in Massachusetts
    • 2005- Ranked the 12th largest commercial bank in Massachusetts
    • 2005- Small Business Administration recognition as the #1 504 Lender in Massachusetts
    • 1995- Small Business Administration designated “authorized lender” status
    • 1994- Small Business Administration recognition as “one of the leading banks lending to small businesses”
  • Publications
      • 2021- Boston Business Journal “Corporate Citizenship Summit” ranking of #3 for highest average hours per employee in community service (35.96 per employee)
      • 2020-Boston Globe Top Places to Work survey #1 rank among large companies (500-999 employees)
      • 2020- Boston Business Journal “Corporate Citizenship Summit” ranking of #2 for highest average hours per employee in community service (53.12 per employee)
      • 2019- Boston Globe Top Places to Work survey #1 rank among large companies (500-999 employees)
      • 2019- Boston Business Journal “Corporate Citizenship Summit” ranking of #2 for highest average hours per employee in community service (57.12 per employee)
      • 2019- Windham Branch named Best Community Bank in “Best of Windham 2019” poll
      • 2018- Boston Globe Top Places to Work survey #3 rank among large companies (500-999 employees)
      • 2018- Boston Business Journal “Corporate Citizenship Summit” ranking as #3 for highest average hours per employee in community service (49.32 per employee)
      • 2018- Nashua Telegraph Best of Greater Nashua 2018 Reader’s Poll “Best Local Bank”
      • 2016- Boston Globe Top Places to Work survey #5 rank among large companies (500-999 employees)
      • 2015- Boston Business Journal ranking as #2 for volunteer hours
      • 2011- Boston Business Journal ranking as #2 among Massachusetts businesses for average hours spent by employees in community-based activities
      • 2007- Boston Business Journal corporate philanthropy award recognizing hours spent by employees in community service (first of seven consecutive years receiving this award)
      • 2002- Entrepreneur Magazine #1 ranking for “top small-business friendly micro-lender” in Massachusetts
      • 1998- Boston Business Journal ranking as #2 of Top 5 SBA Lenders in Massachusetts and the top lender in Eastern Massachusetts
      • 1994- Boston Business Journal ranking as one of the Top 25 commercial banks in Massachusetts (by asset size)
    • Business Organization
      • 2021- Energage National Top Workplaces USA rankings of #2 Top Workplace 2021 for companies with 500-999 employees, #1 in Top Leaders Category and #2 in Clued-in Leaders Category
      • 2021- Energage National Top Workplaces USA rankings of #2 Top Workplace 2021 for companies with 500-999 employees, #1 in Top Leaders Category and #2 in Clued-in Leaders Category
      • 2020- Greater Derry Londonderry Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year”
      • 2019- Granite State Development Corporation top SBA 504 Lender for 2019
      • 2019- Nashua (NH) Chamber of Commerce “Business of the Year”
      • 2019- Regional Economic Development Center (REDC) of Southern New Hampshire’s outstanding business partner for the REDC first quarter century
      • 2010- Best Places to Work in North America #14 ranked for mid-sized companies
      • 1995- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative Award
      • 1991- Ernst and Young, Inc. Magazine, and Merrill Lynch “Entrepreneur of the Year” – George Duncan, founder of Enterprise Bank

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