CROGHAN, NY — The International Maple Museum Centre in Croghan will be the site of Carthage Savings’ 4th branch office serving Northern New York.
The branch will replace Exhibit Room #1 on the main floor of the Museum. Existing exhibits will be relocated throughout the building.
Thomas Piche’, President of Carthage Savings, calls this a win- win for the Community and the Association. The Maple Museum is located in the former Father Leo Memorial School, a substantial building which holds many memories and much historical value for the Croghan Community. Carthage Savings is pleased to partner with the Museum, as its presence should help offset some of the operating and maintenance of this property. Our rents will bring a stable cash flow, and we will also provide substantial property improvements, such as renovated entrances, upgraded windows, and a complete renovation of the area we will occupy. We want people to understand our commitment to the Croghan community and our desire to have a long term positive impact.
Don Moser, President of the Maple Museum, shared his excitement to partner with the member-owned Association. “This project will help bring financial stability to the organization and the bank is committed to making significant improvements to our building. This is truly a win- win.”
Mr. Piche’ stated that Carthage Savings has also committed to making a $20,000 donation, to be used as their board desires, and which is in addition to rent and the property improvements planned for this year. We are looking at this as a long-term site. We would like to add a drive up ATM on-site and will need to work with the Museum on its placement. It’s in our mission statement to partner with and enhance the communities we serve. We feel that we are accomplishing both in this partnership with the Maple Museum.
Renovations will begin immediately, and the office will open as soon as possible. Wendy McLane, a long time resident of the area, has been hired as our Croghan Manager.
Until we open full time, Carthage Savings will be at the Maple Museum on Thursdays from 4pm – 7pm and Saturdays from 9am – 12:00pm, to answer questions and open accounts. Many special incentives are being offered to new members. The staff may also be scheduled to meet at your convenience by calling 315-493-3480 or contacting them at firstname.lastname@example.org.