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January 5, 2009
The Berkshire Bank’s Announces New Assistant Manager for its Washington Heights Branch

The Berkshire Bank is pleased to announce that Avram J. Gutmann, a lifelong resident of the Washington Heights community has been named Assistant Branch Manager and Vice President for The Berkshire Bank.   Mr. Gutmann brings with him a distinguished career in banking spanning over 25 years with such institutions as U & B Bank and Trust Company and more than 10 years experience at The Berkshire Bank.  Mr. Gutmann was born and raised in the Washington Heights area, a place he enjoyed so much that he chose to raise his own family there.  

When asked what made Mr. Gutmann such a valuable part of the Berkshire team, Regional Manager, Mary Pat Parnaby of The Berkshire Bank, said “Mr. Gutmann loves his community.  He is proud of his Washington Heights background and is excited to give back to the community in a new way.”   Moses Krausz, President and CEO agreed and further stated, “With his background and banking knowledge, he knows which products and services would most benefit the residents of the Washington Heights area and will work with them to see that all their banking requirements are meet.”  Mr. Gutmann can be reached at our Washington Heights branch, located at 210 Pinehurst Avenue, New York, NY  which is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 AM – 4 PM, Thursday’s from 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM and Sunday’s from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM or by phone at (212) 568 - 0013.

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