Fairport Savings Bank was born in May of 1888.
In its 130 years, FSB has seen marked growth in its products, services and locations, but remains, at its core, an effective and strategic community bank.
“As we continue to grow, our purpose, philosophy, and commitment to meeting our customers’ needs has remained,” said Kevin Maroney, president & CEO as of Jan. 1. “And we’re proud that our size and flexibility truly allow us to be a 21st century ‘we say yes’ bank.”
This May, FSB branches will celebrate with family events, anniversary cakes and special giveaway items throughout the month.
Customer Julie Scott Stryker is representative of a multi-generational family with an FSB relationship beginning with her great-grandparents, through her great-aunt, her parents, her and her husband, and now their 10-month old son.
“I use the online banking service daily,” said Stryker. “It’s relevant and completely up-to-date.”
Stryker has chosen to continue with FSB and is a fan.
“We know we can completely trust our banking relationship with Fairport Savings Bank,” said Stryker. “If ever there was an issue, we could call and speak directly with someone who would be there to help.”
Stryker’s confidence also stems from knowing FSB from the inside. For several years, she worked at the bank in various departments, saying “it was a wonderful place to work.”
With assets of more than $300 million, FSB now has five full-service branch locations, five dedicated mortgage offices, an expansive ATM network, broad offerings of online and mobile banking e-services and two subsidiaries — Fairport Wealth Management and FSB Insurance Agency for investments and insurance. Maroney notes that FSB is about “cultivating extraordinary relationships” with its new and longtime customers and its nearly 100 employees, and providing its personal Fairport Savings Bank experience.
Maroney began with FSB in 2004 as executive vice president and chief financial officer during the company’s strategic growth period. Upon the retirement in December 2017 of longtime President and CEO Dana C. Gavenda — now the current chair of the board of directors — it seemed fitting that Maroney be appointed to this position.
“We have a long and proud history and legacy, and Kevin Maroney is perfectly positioned to carry that legacy forward,” said Gavenda. “He knows how to look at today’s world from both a personal and business perspective not only to stay relevant, but to expand and extend our reach. He knows that we succeed if our people succeed.”
Another important addition to the FSB “family” is Michael Giancursio, named in October as executive vice president and chief lending officer. This Fairport native has more than 20 years experience in commercial credit, lending and deposits. Because of FSB’s many products, Giancursio looks forward to growing both commercial and residential lending. He also has a unique perspective on commercial banking, having been a bank examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Syracuse.
FSB prides itself on its core values that include, among other points, community involvement and support. Its culture encourages volunteerism and community event sponsorship; Maroney has been the treasurer of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rochester for five years.
“Fairport Savings Bank may have a long history,” said Maroney, “but we are not your typical, purely transactional bank. As a community bank, we all roll up our sleeves and do what needs to be done. We really do want to earn our tagline, ‘love your bank.’”