I hope this message finds all of our customers and stakeholders
well. As we move into the Fall season of
2013 it has been an exciting year at Wallkill Valley. We have been actively celebrating our 100th
Year Anniversary through our Year of Giving program. To date, we are honored to announce we have
donated over $40k to
local charities and non-for-profit organizations.
We also re-opened our Highland Falls Branch in early
August, after a major renovation. The
Board, Senior Management and Staff
are extremely proud of the re-designed branch and new services
being offered. Our Highland Falls
branch now offers a drive up ATM lane and dedicated drive thru transaction lane
to help add further convenience to the banking experience in Highland Falls. We encourage all of our friends to stop by
Highland Falls and say hello.
As the leaves began to turn and the landscape begins to
change, I can’t help but think about how much banking has changed in the last
few years. Regulatory burdens from
Washington continue to be sources of difficulty for all smaller community banks; however, I am very proud to say we are doing our
best to maintain the customer focused banking experience we have always
provided at Wallkill Valley. Although the rules are changing, we will
continue to work with our customers and grow together as a community, because
we know it’s our customers who will provide us the ability to continue serving
for another 100 years successfully.
Michael J. Horodyski, President and CEO