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 170 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.
Westfield Bank's original headquarters was shared with First National Bank on Elm Street south of our current corporate office. Westfield Bank was known as "Savings Bank Upstairs." The first depositor was Horace E. Roberts of West Springfield and 13 savings accounts were created on our opening day.
James Fowler served as the President of Westfield Bank.
Westfield Bank outgrows its original headquarters and moves to the corner of Elm and Arnold Street in Westfield, MA. This is the current site of the Westfield Gas and Electric Building.
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.
We began our first School Savings Program, first in West Springfield and then in Agawam.
Joseph A. Chadbourne became President of Westfield Bank.
Westfield Bank opens its Park Street Branch
Our first drive-up opens September of 1960 at our Arnold Street location. We continue to focus on customer convenience with online and mobile banking and weekend hours at many branch offices.
Arthur Knapp became the 15th President of the Bank and COO. He was recognized as the first full-time President of the bank and serving longer than any previous bank Presidents.
Our corporate offices and main branch at 141 Elm Street in Westfield opens.
Westfield Bank opens its Agawam Branch.
Our first computer is purchased. Today, Westfield Bank offers the latest technology to make banking more efficient and convenient.
The Arnold Street Branch opens its doors (Westfield).
Westfield Bank celebrates its 125th anniversary with every employee of the bank dressing in traditional 1853 period clothing.
Don Williams became the Chairman, CEO and President of Westfield Bank.
Westfield Bank opens its Northside Branch (Westfield).
Westfield Bank opens its Southwick Branch.
Our East Longmeadow Branch opens its doors.
Westfield Bank opens its first branch in Springfield (Tower Square Branch).
Westfield Bank took its first steps to become a fully public company. Assets exceed $1 billion for the first time.
Westfield Bank opened its Holyoke Branch.
Jim Hagan becomes President of Westfield Bank. Don Williams remains Board Chair and CEO.
Westfield Bank's East Main Street Branch Opens (Westfield).
Don Williams retires as CEO, and remains as Board Chair of Westfield Bank. Jim Hagan becomes CEO and President.
Photographed is Thomas J. Howard Jr (left) Arthur Knapp (middle) and Don Williams (right).
Our Feeding Hills Branch opens its doors.
Our Loan Center on Elm Street in Westfield opens to meet the increased demand for consumer loans and residential mortgages.
Westfield Bank's Granby, Connecticut branch opens, marking the first Westfield Bank office in the Constitution State.
Westfield Bank's Enfield location opens.
Our Technology Center opens on Chapel Street in Westfield.
Chicopee Savings Bank merges with and into Westfield Bank, resulting in 22 branch offices and $2.1 billion in assets.
Don Williams retires after serving 40 years with Westfield Bank.
Westfield Bank opens its second branch in Springfield (Liberty Street).
Lisa G. McMahon is appointed as the first female chairperson of the Western New England Bancorp Board of Directors.
Westfield Bank's Huntington location opens February of 2020.
Westfield Bank's Bloomfield, Connecticut Office opens July of 2020.
The West Hartford Financial Services Center opens as our fourth Connecticut office and twenty-fifth overall.
Westfield Bank opens its relocated branch in Granby, Connecticut.
Westfield Bank celebrates its 170th Anniversary. We had $2.6 billion in assets and $2.2 billion in deposits as of March 31, 2023.