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Bristol County Savings Bank Announces Hall Named “Banker of the Year” by SEED Corporation

TAUNTON, MA, December 2, 2019 — Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB) announces that Alissa Hall, who serves as VP/Commercial Lending with the Bank, has recently been named “Banker of the Year” by the South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation. SEED also selected Midas Franklin of Franklin, Massachusetts as its “Start-Up Business of the Year”. Under the SBA 504 Program, SEED provided the automotive services company with $1.3 million for a ground-up construction project in conjunction with the Bank, as well as a $25,000 companion loan for working capital. As a regional nonprofit economic development corporation certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration, SEED Corporation focuses on job creation by financing all types of small businesses in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Each year, SEED makes an average of 120 loans and provides technical assistance to over 1,500 existing and prospective entrepreneurs.

Hall was selected for the award by SEED lenders based on the volume of loans she made in participation with SEED and for exemplifying the spirit of small business assistance. The SEED lenders reviewed all the loans made last year in participation with banks and selected her from a pool of more than 20 candidates. Based at the Bank’s Attleboro branch at 130 Pleasant Street, Hall is responsible for developing new business, cross-selling the Bank’s other products and services and assisting in the management of BCSB’s commercial loan portfolio.

“Alissa has formed a strong partnership with SEED and its lenders, all working together to create jobs and grow our regional economy,” said Laurie Driscoll, Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer for SEED. “Bristol County Savings Bank and SEED have forged a long-standing relationship with their teams and Alissa’s business development efforts in 2019 were an outstanding example of what can come of this partnership.”

“Alissa is always enthusiastic about working with new and existing clients to find the best financing package to meet their needs,” said John Silva, Executive Vice President & Chief Lending Officer, Bristol County Savings Bank. “This often requires participating with the Small Business Administration through the SEED Corporation. Alissa was thrilled to not only be recognized by SEED, but to also be able to provide financing to many small businesses with SEED’s innovative loan products.”

Prior to her current position, Hall served as an AVP – Commercial Lending, Commercial Loan Officer, Commercial Lender, Commercial Credit Analyst, Senior Auditor, Audit Assistant and Teller for the Bank. She has been active in numerous organizations throughout her career and is presently the President of the Attleboro Rotary Club and a Board Member of the Robbins Children’s Programs in Attleboro as well as the Attleboro YMCA. Hall serves as a voting member on SEED’s Micro Loan Committee and is a member of the Rick Management Association and the United Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Hall earned her master’s degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, New York and her bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts. She also completed several certificate programs, most recently from the New England School for Financial Studies at Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts; the Risk Management Association; and the Massachusetts Bankers Association of Commercial Lending. Hall resides in East Taunton, Massachusetts.