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Colonial Co-Operative Bank and Fidelity Bank Announce Merger Agreement

September 19, 2017


Fidelity Bank and Colonial Co-operative Bank have agreed to combine their two institutions under the Fidelity Bank charter. The merged state chartered, mutually owned financial institution will have combined assets of approximately $870 million. Fidelity Bank’s headquarters are in Leominster and has 10 full-service offices in central Massachusetts. Colonial Co-operative Bank’s headquarters are in Gardner and has full-service offices in Gardner and Winchendon.


August 01, 2017


Worcester Railers HC announces Worcester Ice Center naming rights deal with Fidelity Bank
The Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center is set to open in September 2017

Fidelity Bank’s LifeDesign Approach Results in a Banner Year

May 01, 2017


Deposits reach $659 million; $290,000 given to community organizations in 2016

Fidelity Bank posted a 26% increase in deposits in 2016, enough to earn recognition as the fastest-growing bank in Massachusetts, according to the Boston Business Journal.


Valuing Our Differences - A Holiday Message from Our CEO

December 21, 2016


For much of my tenure at Fidelity Bank, the sentiment above has been a core principle that has informed our Bank’s culture. In fact, it is currently displayed prominently on the wall of our boardroom. The concept was first introduced to me years ago by longtime board member Ron Marchetti, whom I am privileged to consider a mentor, and I distilled it into this simple but powerful quote:


“If you value the differences in people, the differences will create value.”

Community Foundation Created by Fidelity Bank will Support Barre, Paxton and Princeton Area Nonprofits - Barre Savings Charitable Foundation Endowed with $1.5 Million

July 20, 2016


Community organizations serving the Barre, Paxton and Princeton areas will be the focus of support from the newly created Barre Savings Charitable Foundation, a Fidelity Bank Endowment. Fidelity Bank, a Leominster-based community bank, merged with Barre Savings Bank in April. The foundation was established as part of the merger process, and was endowed by Fidelity Bank with $1.5 million.

Fidelity Bank’s Manzi Joins Board of Mass. Mental Health Organization

May 01, 2016


Edward F. Manzi Jr., chairman and CEO of Fidelity Bank, has been elected a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  NAMI Massachusetts, with 18 local affiliates and over 2,500 members, is comprised of individuals with mental illness, their family members and others in the mental health community.

Fidelity Bank Paid “Community Dividend” of $250,000 to Central Mass. Charities and Causes in 2015

March 25, 2016


Fidelity Bank paid a LifeDesign Community Dividend of more than $258,000 to 150 community organizations, events, and causes in Central Massachusetts last year. The Community Dividend is part of the bank’s LifeDesign promise and mission to help improve the quality of life of its clients, communities, and employees.

Fidelity Bank Names Barry D. Bliss SVP, Chief Commercial Banking Officer

March 24, 2016


Barry D. Bliss of Framingham has joined Fidelity Bank as senior vice president and chief commercial banking officer. Bliss brings 30-plus years of commercial-lending experience in a variety of roles across Massachusetts and New England.