Albany Business Review: How Pioneer plans to grow into a $5 billion institution


"Part of Amell's goal is to ensure Pioneer isn't viewed as just a bank.

'A small community bank that only offers loans and deposits is not a viable business model... It just won't work. In order to compete with that, you have to be more than a bank or else you end up just competing on who gets the highest depository and gives the lowest loan rate. And over time you just work yourself out of business.'"

Read the full story covered by Chelsea Diana from the Albany Business Review here.