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The Empire Connection Newsletter – First Quarter 2019

Empire State Bank Celebrates Its Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Victory Boulevard, Staten Island

Empire State Bank Celebrates Its Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Victory Boulevard with Guest Appearance by Joe Piscopo

Victory Boulevard residents have a new community bank to explore. Empire State Bank welcomed the public to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting and of their newest Banking Center in Staten Island located at 1698 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island/NY 10314. Guests had an inside look at the Bank’s modern design and explore how the new space will bring the Empire experience to Victory Boulevard residents. More than 100 influential members of the Victory Boulevard community gathered inside and outside the new 1,500 square-foot building to mark the momentous occasion. Among those in attendance were Senator Lanza; Congressman Dan Donovan; City Councilman Joe Borelli; Minority Leader Steve Matteo; Republican Vito Fosella, Public Administrator Anthony Catalano; Chairman of the Richmond County Republican Committee Branden Lantry and Ralph Porzio.  Following the ribbon cutting, Empire State Bank presented a $2,500 check donation to Anthony Campitello, President of the Victory Boulevard Merchants Association. 

The event continued with guest appearance by Joe Piscopo, Radio Talk Show Host, for a meet and greet as well as photos. The newest location introduces a new modern design and service to banking. The modern experience begins before the front doors.  A vibrant acrylic wall extends from the left of the building toward the entrance of the Bank. This outdoor space is a key design element which illuminates the ATM and night depository during the evening. Take a step inside of the 1,500 square foot Bank and you will notice a spacious gathering lounge with a large TV, free Wi-Fi, charging station, coffee, tea and locally baked cookies.

Empire State Bank has re-imagined the future of banking, introducing technology to enhance customer experiences and service. Philip Guarnieri, CEO of Empire State Bank noted that “Empire State Bank is dedicated to the community. While most banks focus on technology and convenience, we believe in implementing technology in combination with personal service to connect with our neighbors and support our community.” The Banking Center is equipped with Pods, which are a combination of counters and Automated Teller Machines in place of teller stations where customers are greeted by a Service Associate to assist with your financial needs all in one place, including; making deposits, opening accounts, enrolling in Mobile and Online Banking. While the spacious Banking Center provides service and all-inclusive personal banking, Empire State Bank has designated Hotels, which are private rooms that provide space where you can get answers to your financial matters. Thomas Sperzel, President and COO commented, “Please visit our new Banking Centers and see a nontraditional way of banking, as we continue to provide exceptional customer service.”

Empire State Bank has been providing customers with the utmost level of service, expertise and technology for your business and personal needs. Esmeralda Xheleshi, AVP/Marketing Director noted that that digital content is “largest platform we’ve added to provide educational resources and highlight how we help the community.”

Empire State Bank provides a complete product line including, Free Checking – for Business and Personal, Free Mobile Banking with Mobile Check Deposit, Online Banking with Bill Pay, 24-hour ATM, Remote Deposit Capture Service, Cash Management, Business Loans, Commercial Real Estate Financing and a Night Depository.

Empire State Bank is a member of the FDIC and is an Equal Housing/Equal Opportunity Lender.

Now Hiring: Part-Time Executive Administrative Assistant

Empire State Bank is seeking an individual with an executive administrative assistant background reporting to the Director of Human Resources.  This position would provide secretarial, clerical and project assistance to the Chief Executive Officer of the bank. 

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform administrative support tasks and special projects for the CEO and President;
  • Greet visitors and answer telephone in the executive area promptly and professionally;
  • Coordinate meetings and compose minutes as designated by the executives;
  • Manage the calendar for the CEO;
  • Maintain and order supplies for the executive office as needed. 
  • Must have excellent communication and writing skills, strong organizational, interpersonal and analytical skills, ability to handle sensitive/confidential information, computer literate with knowledge of micro soft excel and word, outlook, power point, internet explorer, scanner, fax machine copier and multi-line phone system. 
  • Ability to work independently, able to multi task and prioritize work and must be dependable and flexible in work schedule.  
  • At least 2 year experience preferred. 
  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits. 
  • Please send your resume to humanresources@esbna.com or fax to (845) 451-7878 attention Human Resource

ESB is an equal opportunity employer; M/F/D/V

Press Release – ES Bancshares, Inc., (OTC: ESBS; Newburgh, NY) Closes $2.7 Million Private Offering of Common Stock

NEWBURGH, N.Y., Jan. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ES Bancshares, Inc. (OTC:ESBS) (the “Company”), the parent company of Empire State Bank, announced today that on December 28, 2017 it closed on the sale of 552,021 shares of the Company’s common stock. The sale was conducted through a private placement offering pursuant to Regulation D of the SEC rules. The purchase price per share was $4.95 for total gross offering proceeds of $2.73 million.

Philip Guarnieri, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “The capital raised will be utilized for general corporate purposes, and to continue to expand the Company’s operations around its new retail banking locations in Brooklyn and Staten Island.”

At September 30, 2017, ES Bancshares, Inc. had $269 million in total assets. Empire State Bank offers a wide range of financial services through its existing banking offices, which are located in Newburgh, New York, Brooklyn, New York and Staten Island, New York. For more information about Empire State Bank, call (845) 451-7802 or visit our website at www.esbna.com.

This press release may contain certain “forward-looking statements” which may be identified by the use of such words as “believe”, “expect”, “intend”, “anticipate”, “should”, “planned”, “estimated”, and “potential”. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, estimates with respect to our financial condition, results of operations and business that are subject to various factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from these estimates and most other statements that are not historical in nature. These factors include, but are not limited to, general and local economic conditions, changes in interest rates, deposit flows, demand for mortgage and other loans, real estate values, and competition; changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines; changes in legislation or regulation; and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory, and technological factors affecting our operations, pricing, products and services.

Contact: Philip Guarnieri, (845) 451-7802

 

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Press Release – Tax Reform: Shareholders, Employees and Communities All Winners

 

January 2, 2017

For immediate release

Contact: Philip Guarnieri, (845) 451-7802

 

Tax Reform: Shareholders, Employees and Communities All Winners

Newburgh, New York –  ES Bancshares., Inc the parent company of Empire State Bank,  announced December 21st , 2017 that due to the signing into law the tax reform legislation which provides a reduction of corporate tax rates from 35% to 21% , it will be investing into its most valuable asset, its employees.  Empire State Bank has provided a one-time bonus of $ 500.00 to its full time and $ 250.00 to its part time employees. Executive management was excluded.

“We are happy to share the benefit with our employees who continue to provide outstanding service to our customers, as well as our shareholders who will see this benefit fuel the continued growth and bottom line results,” said Philip Guarnieri, CEO.  “We will be adding at least 10 new jobs and expanding our footprint in the Staten Island and Brooklyn communities,” said Thomas Sperzel, President and COO.

 ES Bancshares Inc., has $269 million in total assets at September 30, 2017. The Bank offers a wide range of financial services through its existing banking offices, which are located in Newburgh, New York, Brooklyn, New York and Staten Island, New York. For more information about Empire State Bank, call (845) 451-7802 or visit our website at www.esbna.com

 

This press release may contain certain “forward-looking statements” which may be identified by the use of such words as “believe”, “expect”,  “intend”, “anticipate”, “should”, “planned”,  “estimated”, and “potential”.  Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, estimates with respect to our financial condition, results of operations and business that are subject to various factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from these estimates and most other statements that are not historical in nature.  These factors include, but are not limited to, general and local economic conditions, changes in interest rates, deposit flows, demand for mortgage and other loans, real estate values, and competition; changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines; changes in legislation or regulation; and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory, and technological factors affecting our operations, pricing, products and services.