Can a bank tell a story with a happy ending?


Arnie Cardillo
Customer since 1999

When Arnie and his wife Debra produce children’s readalong books, they give more than they have to. They acquired Live Oak Media in Pine Plains in 1997 with the belief that making the effort to find great talent – writing, voice, illustration, music and sound effects – gets kids excited about reading. Just listen to one of their recordings, and you’ll hear the whole story in three dimensions. A wall full of awards, including three Grammys and two Odysseys, gives you an idea of the return they get.

As a community bank, we know the return that comes from giving you more than we have to. We see it every day when you come in to do your business, and we see it on every street of every town where we live.