New Saranac Lake Champlain National Bank now open

Pictured are Kristen Starheim of Black Mountain Architecture, Darlene Mirrer, Renee Hochwald, Joe Garso of North Woods Engineering, Lisa Roberts, Saranac Lake Mayor Jimmy Williams, Vincent McClelland, Roderic Giltz, Reggie Bellerive, Rachel Karp of the Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce, Peter Paine, Jr., William Kissel, Jesse Schwartzberg of Black Mountain Architecture, Rebecca Miner, Steven Cacchio and Maja Giambalvo. (Photo provided)

SARANAC LAKE — The new Champlain National Bank branch in Saranac Lake is now open for business, following a ribbon cutting ceremony that took place on Dec. 20.

Attending the ceremony were bank executives and local leaders, including Board Chairman Peter Paine Jr., whose grandfather founded the bank in Essex County in the early 1900s.

The branch is located at 151 Church St. in Saranac Lake and features a drive-through and deposit-taking ATM making banking possible at any hour of the day.

“The full-service office will provide clients with all bank products and services, including business accounts and loans in addition to a robust mortgage offering,” a news release from the bank reads.

Maja Giambalvo will lead the branch team as the branch manager, with Rebecca Miner as the assistant branch manager. Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

“Since our branch opened in Saranac Lake in 2017, we experienced rapid growth in the Tri-Lakes,” Cacchio said. “Thanks to the community supporting their local bank, we were able to grow into this new building to better serve our clients. We look forward to developing new relationships and continuing to support the area.”

“We are excited to be in Downtown Saranac Lake, which puts us much closer to our client’s businesses and homes,” said Giambalvo. “This location and the drive-through will help us serve everyone even better than before. We look forward to continuing to meet the people who make this village such a great place to live and work.”

Champlain National Bank was founded in 1909 in Essex County and is still locally owned and managed today with 10 branches serving the people of the North Country and Adirondacks. In addition to traditional banking products, it has a full offering of mobile banking solutions, commercial loans and mortgages.


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