Our History

A lot has happened since we opened our doors in 1853. Fashion trends and fads have come and gone. And some have come and gone again. And while a lot has changed in the last 168 years, one thing has not: our commitment to the people, businesses, and communities we serve.

Today we’re among the region’s most innovative banks, with the products, services and technology people expect from bigger banks, delivered by people who have a genuine interest in our customers’ success. It's stepping up. Standing out. And pitching in. After all, we're only successful when our customers and communities are successful.

Some might call our approach old-fashioned. To us, it’s What Better Banking’s All About.

1853
1853

Westfield Bank's original headquarters was shared with First National Bank. Westfield Bank was known as "Savings Bank Upstairs."

1921
1921

Westfield Bank outgrows its original headquarters and moves to the corner and Elm and Arnold Street in Westfield, MA. This is the current site of the Westfield Gas and Electric Building.

1948
1948

Our second branch office opens on Elm Street in West Springfield, MA. Today, we have 25 branches across western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut with a Commercial Lending Center in Springfield, MA.

1957

Westfield Bank opens its Park Street Branch

1961
1961

Our first drive-up opens. We continue to focus on customer convenience with online and mobile banking and weekend hours at many branch offices.

1964
1964

Our corporate offices and main branch at 141 Elm Street in Westfield opens.

1968

Westfield Bank opens its Agawam Branch

1969
1969

Our first computer is purchased. Today, Westfield Bank offers the latest technology to make banking more efficient and convenient.

1976

The Arnold Street Branch opens its doors (Westfield)

1978
1978

Westfield Bank celebrates its 125th anniversary with every employee of the bank dressing in traditional 1853 period clothing.

1987

Westfield Bank opens its Northside Branch (Westfield)

1990

Westfield Bank opens its Southwick Branch

1997

Our East Longmeadow Branch opens its doors

1998

Westfield Bank opens its first branch in Springfield (Tower Square Branch)

2007
2007

Westfield Bank becomes a fully public company. Assets exceed $1 billion for the first time.

Westfield Bank's East Main Street Branch Opens (Westfield)

2009

Our Feeding Hills Branch opens its doors

2011
2011

Our Loan Center on Elm Street in Westfield opens to meet the increased demand for consumer loans and residential mortgages.

2013
2013

Our Granby, Connecticut branch opens, marking the first Westfield Bank office in the Constitution State.

2016
2016

Chicopee Savings Bank merges with and into Westfield Bank, resulting in 22 branch offices and $2.1 billion in assets.

2018

Westfield Bank opens its second branch in Springfield (Liberty Street)

2020
2020

Lisa G. McMahon is appointed as the first female chairperson of the Western New England Bancorp Board of DIrectors.

Westfield Bank purchases and opens its Huntington Branch

Westfield Bank's Bloomfield Connecticut Office opens

The West Hartford Financial Services Center opens as our fourth Connecticut office and twenty-fifth overall.