Bank celebrates 10 years

SORELL’S locally owned Bendigo Bank Community Bank recently marked the branch’s 10th birthday.

Branch manager Sharon Cozens and team celebrated with customers at the branch and enjoyed a birthday dinner with directors.

In recognition of their ongoing trust and commitment, local shareholders received a bonus dividend. Bank board chair Kerry Vincent has been on Sorell’s Community Bank journey from the beginning.

“Our branch was set up by the community, for the community,’’ Mr Vincent said.
“In 2009 a small team of volunteers began seeking financial pledges, did a feasibility study and then, thanks to the commitment of more than 300 local shareholders, we opened on November 10, 2011, at Sorell Shopping Plaza, 12 Cole Street, Sorell.”
“We are proud to be part of a network of over 300 Community Bank branches around Australia partnering with Bendigo Bank, one of Australia’s biggest banks and most trusted brands.

“Over those 10 years our branch team has welcomed customers from across the district, enabling our community company to not only invest more than $165,000 in profits back into local organisations but, importantly, we’ve also rewarded our dedicated shareholders with around $180,000 in dividends.

“These achievements are thanks to the hard work, skill and dedication of our volunteer directors and a great staff team, now led by Sharon Cozens who has brought extensive retail and management experience along with her contagious enthusiasm and focus on personalised service.

“Local banking services and community investments are only possible with the ongoing support of our customers and shareholders.”

“We look forward to welcoming more customers and building on our shared success in the years ahead.”

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