“Business Spring Fling” at Eastern Bank

   It was simultaneously an event, a reception, and a celebration at the South Boston Branch of Eastern Bank last Wednesday evening, May 25.  Specifically, it was an evening to pay tribute to the strength of small businesses all across America – both locally and nationwide.  May is “Small Business Month”; Mayor Walsh had previously paid tribute to the strength of Boston’s small businesses by publicly stating that they provide 170,000 jobs in the City of Boston.  It was a real “Small Business Spring Fling”.

In the commendably brief program, Eastern Bank Branch Manager Michele Hart welcomed her guests.  She reflected back on the six years she has served as Eastern Bank’s South Boston Branch Manager, focusing on the value of small businesses here, and Eastern Bank’s efforts to support them.  She thanked her staff for their own individual efforts.

Quincy Miller joined Eastern Bank just 90 days ago.  He is part of Eastern’s executive succession planning, currently occupying the position of Vice Chairman & Chief Banking Officer.  In his remarks, Miller also emphasized the value of small businesses to the Bank.  He mentioned that Eastern Bank’s history goes back to 1818 – almost 200 years – and that it is the #1 SBA lender in New England, as well as #10 in the entire country.

And of course, Eastern Bank’s “Spring Fling” was a great good time.  Leo Stapleton regaled the crowd with his guitar playing and singing.  Marvelous hors d’oeuvres were provided by Capo (another of our new small businesses).  And all evening long,  there was a pleasant “buzz” among the guests.

John Allison, Joanne McDevitt, and Judith Sweeney – the three “J’s” - are guests at the Reception in the Eastern Bank’s South Boston Branch.
John Allison, Joanne McDevitt, and Judith Sweeney – the three “J’s” – are guests at the Reception in the Eastern Bank’s South Boston Branch.
George (from Bell’s Market), Michele Hart, Branch Manager of Eastern Bank, and Michael Donovan, Clerk of Court (Civil) at the Bank’s Small Business Spring Fling.
George (from Bell’s Market), Michele Hart, Branch Manager of Eastern Bank, and Michael Donovan, Clerk of Court (Civil) at the Bank’s Small Business Spring Fling.
Jack Hart and Freddy Ahern are among the visitors to the Eastern Bank’s South Boston Branch Celebration for local clients and small businesses.
Jack Hart and Freddy Ahern are among the visitors to the Eastern Bank’s South Boston Branch Celebration for local clients and small businesses.
Don Wilson from the Convention Center and Jon Cronin of the Cronin Group, are enjoying the South Boston Eastern Bank Branch’s Reception.
Don Wilson from the Convention Center and Jon Cronin of the Cronin Group, are enjoying the South Boston Eastern Bank Branch’s Reception.
Yes, it was quite a festive crowd of South Boston residents and businesspeople at the Eastern Branch Banks Small Business Celebration last Wednesday evening, May 25.
Yes, it was quite a festive crowd of South Boston residents and businesspeople at the Eastern Branch Banks Small Business Celebration last Wednesday evening, May 25.

Jeanne Rooney

Jeanne Rooney is the Editor in Chief for South Boston Online.

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