MutualOne Foundation helps after school program

Fifty-five Framingham youngsters will continue to receive after-school help, thanks to a recent $2,500 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. Announcement of the grant to Hoops and Homework, Inc. was made by Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a Foundation trustee.

Hoops and Homework provides free daily after-school educational and recreational activities to eligible elementary and middle school students at two Framingham low-income housing developments. Programs include improving reading and math skills, workshops on studying skills, problem solving, exercise, and academic enrichment activities.

“Helping these students prepare for a bright future can make all the difference,” said Sousa. “We are pleased to support Hoops and Homework’s vital role in making that happen.”

Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent $2,500 award to Hoops and Homework are: (From left to right back) Rachel Stewart, Foundation administrative director; Herb Chasan, president of Hoops and Homework, Inc.; and MutualOne Bank Concord Street, Framingham Branch Manager Yasmine Ouweijan.

Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent $2,500 award to Hoops and Homework are: (From left to right back) Rachel Stewart, Foundation administrative director; Herb Chasan, president of Hoops and Homework, Inc.; and MutualOne Bank Concord Street, Framingham Branch Manager Yasmine Ouweijan.

Now hiring: Commercial Lending Assistant

MutualOne BankExperience & Education Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent commercial lending experience

• Background in financial institution’s commercial lending procedures

• Background in understanding legal documentation and loan operations for commercial lending purposes

• Good understanding of lending procedures, laws and regulations

• Proven organizational & customer service skills

Job Requirements:

• Excellent interpersonal, communication & strong computer skills including word and excel

• Attention to detail and ability to multi-task

• Excellent oral and written communication skills, math skills and sound knowledge of loan policy, compliance, loan operations and quality customer service

• Knowledge of loan structuring and ability to read and analyze a loan approval and file to ensure that all documentation and loan packages adhere to loan approvals

• Regular and reliable attendance

Specific Job Functions:

• Provides administrative assistance to the Loan Officers including updating loan data and assembling of documentation for loans

• Coordinates loan closings with attorneys, document preparation with the assistance of commercial lenders

• Completion of modification agreements, ordering of appraisals and environment reports and review of appraisals

• Assist loan officers with tracking all closing conditions of the loan and follow up with post-closing items in a timely manner

• Preparation of all non-recordable loan closing documents, commitment letters, attorney fee sheets, funding sheets etc.

• Ensures that the loan files contain documents with proper signature, legal descriptions, closing dates and other relevant data

• Prepares loan file with proper documentation for Servicing to enter into the loan system

• Maintains existing Commercial loan files and sets up files for new loans and ensures that the information is complete and accurate before processing for approval

• Answers telephone and assists customers concerning routine loan inquiries and counsels customers with special needs or requests including the line of credit advances and pay downs

• Handles change of address notifications, payoff letters and processes construction advances, and partial releases

• Research, file and terminate uniform commercial code filings

• Reviews insurance policies for new loans and provides back up for commercial real estate loan administration functions

• Maintains knowledge of department policies and procedures through internal and external training activities

• Bank Secrecy Act responsibilities include identifying suspicious activity, reporting suspicious activity to the BSA Officer, monitoring high-risk loans, helping to identify high-risk customers, adhering to the Customer Identification Program (CIP) Policy, performing Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) checks, and completes annual BSA training

The above is a description of the ordinary duties of the position. It is expected that from time to time other duties, both related and unrelated to the above, may be assigned and, therefore, required.

We want our Bank to be diverse, where employees and customers feel comfortable.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Click here to apply for this position, or to explore other career opportunities at MutualOne Bank.

Walking Away Homelessness

The sun was shining on the Natick Common as we laced up our sneakers in support of Family Promise Metrowest’s ‘Walk Away Homelessness’ on Sunday, April 11. Before the start of the 3.1-mile walk, our employees greeted many of the participants and had fun handing out giveaways to visitors of our booth.

The over $95,000 raised during the event will help fund the organization’s housing transitional program. Thank you to all of our employees, friends and neighbors who made the event such a success.

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MutualOne Foundation helps update technology at Saint Bridget School

The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded $5,000 to Saint Bridget School in Framingham toward the upgrade of its current technology infrastructure, including installing wireless access points and the purchase of new licensing agreements for the school’s 17 SMART Boards.

“Over the past several years, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has helped Saint Bridget School introduce a number of technologies to enhance the education of the School’s pre-kindergarten through Grade 8 student population,” said Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a Foundation trustee. “We are pleased to help the School keep up with the changes necessary to take full advantage of the technology we helped put in place.”

Students and faculty at St Bridget School in Framingham celebrate the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent $5,000 award to upgrade technology.

Students and faculty at Saint Bridget School in Framingham celebrate the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent $5,000 award to upgrade technology.

MutualOne Foundation sponsors Natick Green-up Week, Creature Teachers exhibit

LCWCWith its recent awards totaling $750 to the Lake Cochituate Watershed Council, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation will be the primary co-sponsor of two local Earth Day events: Natick Green-up Week and the Natick Earth Day Festival’s Creature Teachers exhibit.

According to Foundation Chairman Robert P. Lamprey, the first annual Natick Green-up Week involves volunteer clean-up along major Town roadways in preparation for the Natick Earth Day Festival that will take place on Sunday, April 26 at the Natick Common. The Foundation’s $250 award will help purchase the necessary supplies for the clean-up project. In addition, MutualOne Bank employees will be volunteering their services during the week.

A $500 Foundation award will sponsor the return of the Creature Teacher exhibit at the Natick Earth Day Festival. The popular program is a hands-on experience for children and includes snakes, turtles, groundhogs, foxes and a fisher cat, among other creatures.

Now hiring: Business Banking Specialist

Experience & Education Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent sales & service experience

• Extensive knowledge of financial institution policies and procedures

Job Requirements:

• Excellent communication & sales skills

• Excellent understanding of financial products and services

Specific Job Functions:

• Provides a complete range of customer service including opening new accounts, explaining available bank products and services, and gathering customer information to process new and existing accounts

• Responsible to provide comprehensive electronic banking support to customers

• Proactively prospects for new business & participates in sales of bank products

• Advises customers on a variety of additional product offering including business services and commercial lending services

• Trouble shoots customer problems and complaints; counsels customers with special needs or requests

• Coordinates remote check deposit program

• Participates in activities for generating new business such as special events

• Participates in sales, service and product training meetings. Attends seminars regarding business banking industry activities

• Provide comprehensive commercial services support to customers as well as branches, support branch training activities, actively involved in CBB training and regular meetings

• Completes required annual Compliance training

• Bank Secrecy Act responsibilities include adhering to the Customer Identification Program (CIP) Policy and reporting suspicious activity to the BSA Officer

• Makes Calls on existing commercial relationships

• Follows up on referrals provided by existing customers or bank personnel

• Manages Commercial Services report

• Manages MSB annual site visits

• Manages cash intensive business through site visits and pricing analysis

• Reviews daily OD & open/closed reports

• Assist in loan closings with retail products & services

• Develops business leads to identify avenue for referral sources

The above is a description of the ordinary duties of the position. It is expected that from time to time other duties, both related and unrelated to the above, may be assigned and therefore, required.

We want our Bank to be diverse, where employees and customers feel comfortable.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Click here to apply for this position, or to explore other career opportunities at MutualOne Bank.

MutualOne Foundation helps fund new Municipal Services Citizens Academy

A recent $6,039 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation will help provide the informational materials required for a new Municipal Services Citizens Academy sponsored by the Framingham Police Department.

The 12 three-hour weekly sessions will be aimed at improving police-community relations, augmenting policing strategies, and increasing the understanding of the duties and responsibilities of the police, fire, and other municipal services.

“The ultimate goal is a stable and safe community,” stated Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee. “We are pleased to do what we can to contribute to the Academy’s success.”

Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s donation to the Framingham Police Department’s Municipal Services Citizens Academy are: (l-r) Deputy Chief Ron Brandolini; Rachel Stewart, Foundation administrative director; Town Manager Robert Halpin; Yasmine Ouweijan, Concord Street Manager, MutualOne Bank; Chief Ken Ferguson; and Mark Haranas, Foundation trustee and MutualOne Bank president and CEO.

Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s donation to the Framingham Police Department’s Municipal Services Citizens Academy are: (l-r) Deputy Chief Ron Brandolini; Rachel Stewart, Foundation administrative director; Town Manager Robert Halpin; Yasmine Ouweijan, Concord Street Manager, MutualOne Bank; Chief Ken Ferguson; and Mark Haranas, Foundation trustee and MutualOne Bank president and CEO.

MutualOne Foundation awards $2,500 for annual Heritage Chorale pops concert

Heritage ChoraleMark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced that the Foundation has awarded $2,500 to the Heritage Chorale to support their Spring and Pops Concerts.

Now celebrating its 78th season, the Heritage Chorale is a mixed chorus of nearly 100 singers from the MetroWest area. The Foundation grant will support the organization’s outreach to local students and seniors.

“The Foundation’s support offers many individuals in our community the opportunity to enjoy professional quality choral music without having to travel to Boston,” said Haranas.

MutualOne Charitable Foundation adds to the holiday menu for those in need

St. Bridgets ParishThe MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded St. Bridget’s Food Pantry a grant of $3,000 to provide special holiday meals for those they serve in the community who are otherwise unable to meet their food needs. The Pantry traditionally provides holiday hams and turkeys for up to 200 people.

Announcement of the grant was made today by Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a Foundation trustee.

“Everyone in our community should have the opportunity to observe major holidays equally, in a way that is most meaningful for them,” said Sousa. “If we can help make that happen, we are pleased to do so.”

MutualOne Bank supports Natick Center Associates with $1,000 donation

MutualOne Bank recently awarded $1,000 to Natick Center Associates, a nonprofit organization comprised of community members and local businesses committed to making Natick Center a vital exciting place.

The Bank’s contribution will help fund the group’s annual “Heart of the Community” dinner. This year’s fundraising event will be held at the Dolphin Seafood Restaurant on Sunday, March 22 and will honor the Morse Institute and Bacon Free Library’s for their contributions to the betterment of Natick Center.

MutualOne Bank supports Natick Center Associates

Center of the Community – (L to R): Arthur B. Fair III, president, Natick Center Associates; India Young, executive director, Natick Center Cultural District; Marie Harrington, Natick branch manager, MutualOne Bank and Rachel Stewart, AVP, MutualOne Bank and board member, Natick Center Associates taking part in the presentation of MutualOne Bank’s $1,000 award to Natick Center Associates.