Pittsfield Co-Op Names Assistance Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Allison E. Loring has joined the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank as assistant vice president/commercial loan officer for the bank's Commercial Loan Department at 70 South St. Pittsfield.  

Prior to joining the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank, Loring participated in the prestigious Financial Management Program at GE Capital. Upon completion, Loring served in roles of increasing responsibility for GE Capital Markets, Inc. in New York, London and Connecticut. In addition to her financial background, Loring co-owned and operated the Morgan House in Lee, where she was responsible for daily operations.  

In her new role, Loring will be responsible for the bank's focus on commercial lending and providing financial expertise. She holds a degree in finance from Boston College, Wallace E. Carroll School of Management, and also completed the Massachusetts Bankers Association School of Commercial Lending.

A native of Lee, Loring currently resides in Pittsfield and enjoys running, hiking, golf and yoga.

"I am excited to welcome Allison to the bank, as we believe in highly skilled home-grown talent," said J. Jay Anderson, president and CEO of the Pittsfield Cooperative Bank. "Banking is a personal business, Allison's combined experience in finance and small business, will only help make our community a better place to live, work and play and she joins a team that – as a whole-is truly invested in our little niche in the Berkshires."



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PEDA Director Thurston Stepping Down in April

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The head of the Pittsfield Economic Development Authority is stepping down at the end of April.
Corydon "Cory" Thurston last week announced his retirement as executive director of the development agency he's lead for nine years.
"It has been a positive time and I think there is a new energy and I think one of the best accomplishments is getting the city and PEDA to work collaboratively," Thurston said in an interview Thursday evening.
Thurston had initially planned to retire three years ago but ended up cutting back to part time as PEDA looked to consolidate its office and focus more on collaborating with the city with matters having to do with the William Stanley Business Park and development.
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