Our 2024 Community Support Award Goes to Team Member Kim Baker of Hatfield

We were excited recently to present Florence Bank’s 2024 Community Support Award to longtime employee Kim Baker of Hatfield.

The Community Support Award was established by the bank in 1997 as a means of formally recognizing team members who are active in the community and give their personal and professional time to local nonprofit organizations.

Each year, the award recipient selects an organization of his/her choice, and the bank donates $500 to that organization on the recipient’s behalf. Kim chose to support United Way of the Franklin & Hampshire Region.

She joined Florence Bank in 1995 and currently serves as vice president / commercial loan operations and compliance officer at the bank’s main office in Florence. She is responsible for commercial loan compliance, including regulatory and management reporting.

Kim holds an associate degree from Holyoke Community College, a bachelor’s in business management with a concentration in finance from Westfield State College and a master’s in business administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

In the community, Kim is a member of Hatfield’s Finance Committee and the Hatfield Saint Kaz Polish Club. She volunteers for Jessie’s House, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, the Cancer Connection, the Three County Fair and the Northampton Saint Patrick’s Association. She is also chair and co-chair for United Way of the Franklin & Hampshire Region’s Annual Ski United fundraising event.

“Kim has proven to be a true community volunteer and supporter of many local organizations,” says Matt Garrity, president and CEO of Florence Bank. “She is well-deserving of the Community Support Award.”