SYRACUSE, N.Y. — NBT Bank on Thursday formally opened its relocated Syracuse financial center, which now operates inside The Post at 101 N. Salina St. in Syracuse.
“It provides us with very collaborative workspace for our team,” David Kavney, NBT Bank regional president of Central New York and the Mohawk Valley, told reporters after the ribbon cutting. “It also provides our [clients] with a much cleaner experience, having our branch right across the street. As they come and visit with us and they have transactions, they can simply walk across the street. We were [previously] a little bit further away [in downtown Syracuse], so this is much more convenient for our customers.”
NBT Bank previously operated its Syracuse financial center inside Equitable Tower II in downtown Syracuse, Kavney noted.
The Post is the former home of the Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper. VIP Structures of Syracuse renovated the building into its new headquarters with new tenants.
NBT Bank has nearly 40 people based at the Syracuse Financial Center, which began operations in the Post in late August, Florence Doller, senior VP and director of corporate communications at NBT, tells CNYBJ in an email.
The Syracuse financial center’s services include commercial banking; NBT Bank’s cash-management division; the NBT Insurance unit; the banking company’s wealth division; retail banking; and several support functions, such as human resources, Kavney said.
NBT Bank offers personal banking, business banking, and wealth-management services from locations in seven states, including New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut.
The bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp (NASDAQ: NBTB), are headquartered in Norwich. NBT Bancorp had assets of more than $13.8 billion, as of Sept. 30.