1st National Bank of Scotia Cuts Ribbon to Officially Open
its Branch Office in Wilton

Saratoga Business Journal – Rod Bacon

Lou Buhrmaster regales the attendees

SARATOGA, NY (October 2009) – The 1st National Bank of Scotia celebrated the grand opening of its Wilton branch Sept. 21 with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by bank personnel and local business people.

The new building, which was put up by Dieterich Modular Construction of Scotia, replaces one that has been on the site for years but was badly in need of upgrading.

“This is a location and project that is dear to my heart,” said Lou Buhrmaster, that bank’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer. “It is a beautiful facility that I feel will be a real asset to the community.”

Joe Dalton, president of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce, said he has known the Buhrmaster family for over 40 years, and they have always been very supportive of any community in which they do business.

John Buhrmaster, Diane Smith Faubion, Children’s Museum reps Emma Reuss and Elena Jaffe Tastensen

“We are very pleased to have 1st National here, he said.

John Buhrmaster, president of the bank, said that the building was “many years in the making.”

“We are proud to be doing business in this community, a community where the business climate is strong,” he said. “We will do our best to live up to your expectations.”

As part of the ceremony Diane Faubion, senior vice president of retail banking, presented a check for $2,500 to The Children’s Museum at Saratoga.

“This shows our commitment to children, to education and to the community,” she said.

On Sept. 25, an open house was held to introduce the branch to the community.

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