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Pioneer Updates, In the Community, Charitable Foundation
11/16/2020

Arnold, an experienced leader in community reinvestment, commercial and business banking, to expand Pioneer's commercial banking efforts

Pioneer Updates




08/17/2020

New brand organizes various products and services around customers; Updated name and logo, website, brand materials launched this week.

Pioneer Updates
6/25/2020

The Pioneer Bank Foundation announced today the cancellation of two signature fundraising events for 2020 in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

Charitable Foundation
4/15/2020

Funds to be distributed to local charitable organizations that are providing services to those in critical need

Charitable Foundation
02/06/2020

The new branch is an example of Pioneer Bank’s continued investment in technology and customer convenience.

Pioneer Updates
10/10/2019

A Message from Pioneer Bank President & CEO, Thomas L. Amell.

Pioneer Updates
11/13/2019

Nichols, an experienced leader in the entrepreneurship and angel investment spaces, to focus on expanding Pioneer Bank's tech-focused commercial banking efforts.

Pioneer Updates
09/11/2019

Features Innovative Technology and Unique Amenities.

Pioneer Updates
12/09/2021
Demolition is underway at the site of the old Tobin’s First Prize meatpacking plant in Albany. Dan Levy from WNYT covered the progress and future plans by developer, Richbell Capital, who has been working with Pioneer to finance this transformative project.
In the Community
12/01/2021

Marvin Freedman had an extraordinary career in insurance, rooted in a simple business philosophy: “Nobody worked for me. They worked with me.” Paul Grondahl from the Times Union had the privilege of interviewing Marvin to reflect on his life, leadership, and community involvement.

In the Community
11/18/2021
With the help of Pioneer and the Main Street Lending Program, Yankee Trails was able to secure a $3.6 million loan days before the program was set to expire.
In the Community
08/25/2021
Pioneer announced that its Charitable Foundation will be collecting school supply donations at all 22 branch locations through September 10. All donations will be provided to the Rensselaer County Department of Youth to help restock their school supply closets for their Community Backpack Program.
Charitable Foundation
12/16/2020
Pioneer announced that its Charitable Foundation has surpassed $300,000 in donations to Capital Region non-profit organizations in 2020. The charitable Foundation was created with the mission of “helping kids be kids” by giving to local non-profits that focus on the health and well-being of children.
Charitable Foundation
09/07/2019
Capital Region flocks to Pioneer Plaza in Colonie for day of family fun, and to raise money to ‘Help Kids Be Kids’.
Charitable Foundation
07/02/2019

The advisors of Pioneer Wealth Management now collectively serve more than $500 million in brokerage and advisory assets through LPL Financial.

Pioneer Updates
06/11/2019

Photo Credit - The Record

Pioneer Bank and Junior Achievement volunteers educated K-5 students on understanding and managing finances in dozens of sessions throughout the spring semester.

In the Community, Charitable Foundation
01/31/2022
Chelsea Diana from the Albany Business Review spoke to three local banks and credit unions about the future of remote and hybrid work, a model that would not have been considered a few years ago.
In the Community
01/27/2022
"Inflation is at its highest point in 40 years, the labor market is saturated and the Federal Reserve has signaled it will start to raise interest rates in March, with at least two more hikes expected this year. So, what does that mean for lending at community banks after several years of extremely low interest rates?"
In the Community
12/21/2021
Launched in 2018 with a mission of “Helping Kids be Kids,” Pioneer’s Charitable Foundation has now exceeded $1 million in donations, supporting more than 375 community agencies.
Charitable Foundation
04/07/2022

Pioneer pledged to provide critical financial support for children and families impacted by the war in Ukraine.

In the Community, Pioneer Updates, Charitable Foundation
09/09/2018

Capital Region turns out to Pioneer Plaza in Colonie for day of family fun, raises $10,000 to ‘Help Kids Be Kids’.

In the Community, Pioneer Updates, Charitable Foundation
08/09/2018

Pioneer Bank announced the creation of the Pioneer Bank Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting charitable organizations in the Capital Region that provide important services to children and their families related to education, nutrition, clothing, and housing.

In the Community, Pioneer Updates, Charitable Foundation
04/10/2018

Pioneer Bank announced today construction has begun on its Wynantskill Branch, located at 78 Main Avenue. The branch will remain open during the renovation period, and customers will continue to have access to Pioneer’s full suite of services.

Pioneer Updates
12/26/2017

Pioneer Bank announces construction has begun on its Brunswick Branch, located at 712 Hoosick Street. The branch will remain open throughout the renovation period, and customers will continue to have access to Pioneer’s full suite of services.

Pioneer Updates
04/17/2017

Pioneer Bank opens Queensbury Branch.

Pioneer Updates
04/17/2017

Pioneer Bank moves East Greenbush branch to Greenbush Commons.

Pioneer Updates
06/13/2022

Pioneer is welcoming its largest-ever class of students for its summer intern program. View Mark Mulholland from WNYT's coverage on the program.

In the Community, Pioneer Updates
06/06/2022
As summer is in full-swing, it's important to make sure your recreational vehicles are properly insured before the unexpected happens. Watch News 10 ABC's "Money Monday" segment with Pioneer's Insurance Division.
Pioneer Updates
06/21/2022
CBS 6 Albany came by to check out our Pioneer Charitable Foundation Mini Golf Tournament at Pirate's Hide Out in Waterford, NY. 
In the Community, Pioneer Updates, Charitable Foundation
06/21/2022

Pioneer is building out a dedicated U.S. Small Business Administration lending program led by Kate Morgan.

Pioneer Updates
06/30/2022
Larry Rulison from the Times Union sat down with Jesse Tomczak to discuss the future of commercial real estate.
Pioneer Updates
06/30/2022

Spectrum News visited our Headquarters to check out our summer internship program. With 17 undergraduate, law school, and MBA students, this is our largest internship class yet. 

Pioneer Updates
06/17/2022
"The pandemic is hardly over, but the interns are back at Pioneer for the summer - and it's the bank's biggest class ever with 17 students this summer." Read Larry Rulison's coverage here.

Pioneer Updates
07/21/2022

Partnering with Livingston Energy Group and First Columbia, Pioneer is the first bank branch in the Capital Region to connect public EV charging stations with a New York-based network.

Pioneer Updates, In the Community
07/21/2022
"New electric vehicle charging stations are now available in Colonie. Pioneer Bank opened the new charging stations Thursday at their headquarters on Albany Shaker Road."
Pioneer Updates, In the Community
07/21/2022

"Colonie officially has electric vehicle stations. They’re located at Pioneer’s Headquarters on Albany Shaker Road."

Pioneer Updates, In the Community
07/21/2022

"Employers in the Capital Region are shoring up their workforces despite the threat of an economic downturn." Read more here.

Pioneer Updates
07/22/2022
Pioneer unveiled their new electric vehicle charging station at the bank's headquarters building in Colonie.
Pioneer Updates, In the Community
08/17/2022

Hundreds of Pioneer employees support massive volunteer effort, fanning out across the Capital Region to “inspire progress one individual, one family, one business, and one community at a time.”

 In the Community, Charitable Foundation
08/17/2022
Pioneer marks August 17 “All Together Forward Day 2022,” a brand new massive, employee-led volunteer effort to support Capital Region children, families, organizations, and communities in need. 
In the Community, Charitable Foundation
08/30/2022

With more than three decades of leadership and financial expertise in community banking, Signor will oversee deposit and retail loan operations, compliance, risk, IT, security and facilities.

Pioneer Updates
09/12/2022
Watch News 10 ABC's segment on the benefits of banking with an institution that's grounded in your community.
Pioneer Updates
09/12/2022
"Pioneer is close to reaching its goal of $2 billion in deposits and assets. The next goal for the Colonie-based bank: $5 billion." Read more here.
Pioneer Updates
09/18/2022
"Pioneer Bank welcomed children and their families back to its annual grand carnival." Watch WNYT's coverage here.
In the Community, Charitable Foundation
10/16/2022

"Reychel Webster is just 27, but she has already switched career fields and has already gotten a big promotion in the banking sector since graduating from college and then getting her masters degree."

Pioneer Updates
10/16/2022

"This week, we're announcing the 60 companies being honored this year as Best Places to Work. These companies come from different industries but share at least one thing in common: They've built a workplace in which employees feel engaged and energized at work."

Pioneer Updates
10/27/2022
"Johnson spoke about where he and other economists see the markets headed at a private event on Wednesday for some of Pioneer's biggest personal and business banking clients."
Pioneer Updates
10/30/2022
"'Pioneer, they understand the builder scenario. You're up against a lot,' Abele said."
Pioneer Updates
11/02/2022
"Masseh Ullah Yousofzai is a 20-year-old Afghan refugee forced to flee his homeland after the Taliban regained control in the summer of 2021 and threatened his family. He is wasting no time in creating his version of the American dream."
Pioneer Updates, In the Community
11/09/2022
"Pioneer, one of the largest locally owned banks in the Capital Region with 22 locations, also reported that its total assets topped $2 billion for the first time ever, a major milestone in the bank's history."
Pioneer Updates
11/29/2022
Pioneer today marked the national celebration of Giving Tuesday by making $2,500 donations to each of six local nonprofit organizations that deliver programs and services to assist children in need.
In the Community, Charitable Foundation
11/29/22
Pioneer, a financial institution based in Colonie, celebrated Giving Tuesday by donating a total of $15,000 to six local Capital Region nonprofit organizations.
In the Community, Charitable Foundation