A part of the Groton community since 1854, Chelsea Groton Bank is embarking on a complete renovation of its Groton headquarters and bank branch on Poquonnock Road, with construction underway.
The bank’s new headquarters will feature a complete, inside-and-out rethinking of the workplace, as well as a reinvented branch designed around delivering an extraordinary customer experience in an environment conducive to learning and collaboration.
Chelsea Groton strives to be an innovative financial services company that inspires its employees, customers and communities to achieve their full potential,” President and CEO Michael Rauh said. “And our headquarters will reflect that, inside and out – not to mention being an exciting and inspiring place for our more than 200 employees to learn, collaborate and go the extra mile for our customers every day.”
“Our headquarters will remain right here in the middle of Groton – as it should,” Rauh continued. “We’re thrilled to be a part of the revitalization of our town center and to make this very important investment in the place where we live and work. We’ve learned that when we put our time, money and passion into all of our local communities, everyone succeeds.”
The project falls under the leadership and watchful eye of Tony Joyce, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
“We’re excited for the community to really take advantage of this new building,” Joyce said, “with large video conferencing rooms for personal enrichment programs and public gatherings, and a reinvented branch designed with learning, mentoring and collaboration in mind. We’re thrilled to be able to provide our community with this powerful combination of exceptional people, service, and technology, in a space designed to encourage and strengthen personal relationships.”
Chelsea Groton customers will be happy to know that during the entire renovation, the Groton branch will remain open. And for additional flexibility and convenience, the location currently features one walk-up Video Banking ATM (VBM) and soon will have two drive-up VBMs where, at the tap of a screen, customers will be face-to-face with a local Chelsea|LIVE video banker who can handle most transactions without missing a beat.