Provident Bank Celebrates New Branch In Clark

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The Provident Bank hosted a grand opening celebration for its new branch on Raritan Road in Clark on Saturday, September 24. Pictured at the opening are (from left) Gloria Fuster, banking center manager; Clark Councilwoman Angel Albanese; Paula Palermo, area manager; John Falco, vice president, business banking; Mike Raimonde, executive vice president and retail banking director; Chris Martin, president and CEO; Martin Venezio, patrolman and PBA president; Joseph (Joe) Flammia, Clark Fire Department president; Andy Beach, fire chief; and Robert Vivo, first vice president and regional manager. (Photo courtesy of Provident Bank)

CLARK – It could have been the lure of lively jazz music or the whirlwind of flying money in a cash machine that drew hundreds of residents to The Provident Bank’s grand opening celebration on Raritan Road in Clark on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The new office, located at 1139 Raritan Road, replaced the branch previously located at 10 Westfield Avenue.

The Arthur L. Johnson High School band kicked off the opening at 9 a.m., followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The grand opening festivities continued through 2 p.m.

Neighborhood residents were treated to free refreshments, including breakfast and lunch, Italian ice and specially made zeppoles. There also were free activities for kids, such as a balloon artist and moon bounce. Plus, jazz band “I Michaels Trio” performed in the branch parking lot.

“We wanted to reintroduce ourselves to the neighborhood by welcoming everyone with a special celebration,” said Gloria Fuster, banking center manager. “The demand for Provident’s relationship-banking style continues to grow. Our new location will offer increased convenience to customers and introduce our services to those looking for the capabilities of a big bank delivered with the personal touch of a neighborhood bank.”

Visitors also tried their luck at Provident’s Instant Cash Rewards Game with a top prize of $500, and some had a chance to step into a whirlwind of flying money in a cash machine.

As part of the grand opening celebration, Provident is hosting a special sweepstakes for an opportunity to win a $2,500 cruise travel voucher – entries will be accepted at the Clark branch through Oct. 29.

For sweepstakes details, contact the Clark branch at 1-732-499-0800. More information about Provident is available at www.ProvidentNJ.com.

The Arthur L. Johnson High School band helped kick-off the grand opening festivities and was one of several local organizations to receive a donation from The Provident Bank. Pictured (from left) are students Katie Weilandics and Jimmy Dietze; Rachel Bollaro, band director; Henry R. Varriano, Clark Board of Education; Gloria Fuster, banking center manager; Paula Palermo, area manager; Chris Martin, president and CEO; Mike Raimonde, executive vice president and retail banking director; Robert Vivo, first vice president and regional manager; and students Jessica Mirassol and Sean Muluihill. (Photo courtesy of Provident Bank)

Clark resident, Lenore Platero, grabbed as much cash as she could in a whirlwind of flying money at The Provident Bank’s grand opening in Clark on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Provident Bank)

Stacy Wells (center) won $500 in Provident’s Instant Cash Rewards Game at Saturday’s grand opening festivities. Pictured with the lucky winner are (from left) Sabrina Wells, Fifi Romano and Samantha Wells. (Photo courtesy of Provident Bank)


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