Go Local - Bank Local - It Makes A Difference
Local banks have an impact on your community. When you bank locally,
you’re reinvesting in your community, contributing to the welfare of your
neighbors and building a legacy of prosperity for future generations.
Local bankers power your region’s small businesses and influence job
growth one loan at a time. They’re rooted in your community, ensuring
they have a stake in your financial success and the strength of the
Local banks support local startups—funding more than 60 percent of
small business and more than 80 percent of agriculture loans startups
and contribute tax dollars that help maintain local municipalities and
keep local neighborhoods viable and vibrant. Plus, a study from twelve
Federal Reserve Banks found that small businesses that apply for loans
with local banks are the most successful.
Click here to see who we support in the community.
National Small Business Week
May 8 - 12, 2023
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953
and helps Americans start, build and grow businesses to maintain
and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Watertown
Savings Bank is a 6-time recipient of the SBA’s prestigious Lender
of the Year Award for Northern/Central NY.
Click on the video below to see how banking local and supporting
small business helps the community you live in.