Our final spotlight in our Season of Giving is to a business that while may not be small in scope, their involvement in the community makes them a
standout with their support local strategy. The team at the Brighton Branch for Rockland Trust have shown their love of community time and time
again, but it is not simply because their staff is made up of born and raised Brighton residents. Through volunteerism, sponsorships, and grants
Rockland Trust has gone above and beyond in giving back and getting involved. And the mindset of investing in one’s own community is demonstrated
from management down.
Pictured first row, Derek. Pictured second row (Left to Right) Shirley, Kris, Jenn (Asst. Manager), Kathy (Manager), and Sarah.
While the community watched and waited to see how Rockland Trust would present themselves, it was almost instantaneous how after acquiring People’s
Federal Savings Bank in February 2015 that Rockland Trust got involved. The team has proven time and time again their commitment to Brighton. This
year specifically by partnering with the Elk’s Lodge, Rockland Trust was the premiere sponsor to the Brighton Center Tree Lighting helping to provide
the funds needed to support a neighborhood tradition. Additionally, members of their staff are even sitting on various local boards from the Brighton
Board of Trade, Veronica Smith Senior Center, Oak Square YMCA, and even on our own Brighton Main Streets board.
A pattern that can be seen among many of these stories were just how invested these business owners were in becoming a part of the community once they
found their own. Rockland Trust’s Brighton branch shares in that philosophy. They are on a first name basis with majority of the businesses that
they call neighbors in Brighton Center, not just because the owners bank there, but because of how often they are going into these businesses to
support these small businesses. Having Rockland Trust as a partner in the neighborhood has been so beneficial to our community. We can’t thank
them enough for the opportunities they help create and community they foster, all in Brighton. Help Brighton Main Streets by considering the Power
of Giving Ten.