Adams Community Bank Announces Employee Promotions

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ADAMS, Mass. — Adams Community Bank (ACB) announces the promotions of seven management-level positions.
Tess Sorrentino has been promoted to SVP and Chief Financial Officer. Since beginning her banking career with the Bank 21 years ago, she has held roles as VP Compliance Officer and VP of Accounting. In 2021, she was promoted to VP Accounting and Controller. She then took on the additional responsibilities of the Chief Financial Officer in 2022.
Samantha Tanner has been promoted to VP, Marketing and Digital Strategy. Samantha joined the Bank in February of 2021 as the AVP Branch Officer in Williamstown and Digital Branch Manager. She has been in banking for 18 years. She will assume overall responsibility for Marketing effective July 2024.
Emma Tower has been promoted to VP, Mortgage Operations Manager. She began her banking career with ACB 18 years ago, earning various promotions over the years, including that of a Retail Loan Officer, AVP Underwriting and Processing Officer.
Jolene Racine has been promoted to AVP, Deposit Operations. Jolene started her career with ACB 18 years ago. A majority of her career has been with the Deposit Operations department in varied roles with increasing responsibility.
Julie Zdon has been promoted to AVP, Branch Officer. She began her career with ACB in 2021 as the Branch Officer of the Cheshire branch. In April of 2022, Julie transferred to our new Pittsfield branch as the Branch Officer. Then, in March of 2023, Julie added the Great Barrington branch to her oversite. Julie has 18 years of banking experience.
Jay Ogle has been promoted to AVP, Business Development Officer: Jay began his career with the Bank in May of 2022 as a Business Banking Development Officer. He has been in the banking industry for ten years.
Jeremy Patterson has been promoted to AVP, Technology Officer: Jeremy began his career with ACB in 2017 as System Administrator/Help Desk. In 2019, he was promoted to Network and Systems Officer, with a title change in 2023 to Network and Infrastructure Officer.
"Congratulations to this group of newly promoted individuals," stated Charlie O'Brien, ACB President and CEO. "Their expertise and leadership have been invaluable assets during their service with the bank. I wish them continued success in their elevated roles."

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Adams Allocates Additional Funds To Progress Glen Outdoor Center Solar

Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
ADAMS, Mass. — The selectmen unanimously voted to transfer $25,000 from the capital reserve fund to pay for a geotechnical survey needed to install solar panels on the Greylock Glens Outdoor Center campus.
Town Administrator Jay Green told the selectmen Wednesday, Feb. 21, that although state funding has covered much of the actual construction of the Outdoor Center, there are still some ancillary costs the town has to sort out, including the installation of solar panels to make the building a net-zero-energy building. 
"Once the funding came through the state it was enough to put up four walls and a roof, but there are some other components of the building including the solar," Green said. "It had never been fully fleshed out and it was hard to predict when we would strike gold and get the funding."
In 2022, the state committed $6.5 million to fund the construction of the Greylock Glen Outdoor Center. Since then, the town has gathered additional funding for the $8.3 million project The outdoor center is expected to open later this year, and the camping facility within the next couple of years. The town is developing about 50 acres of the 1,000-acre glen as a recreational and educational hub.
Green said, working with the architects, it was agreed that it would be best to place solar panels on the to-be-built carports, and the town partnered with the company Soltec to explore implementation.
Greylock Glen Outdoor Center Director Michael Wynn said normally Soltec would completely fund the design, implementation, and operation of the solar carports. Ultimately, the town would purchase the solar electricity from Soltec once everything was up and running.
However, Soltec can only expend money after an agreement between the company and the town is passed by a town meeting, which would normally take place in the summer.
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