Community Bank promotes Dunkirk branch manager

DEWITT – Community Bank System, Inc., a registered bank holding company with over 185 retail branches throughout Upstate and Central New York and Pennsylvania, has an-nounced the promotion of Jason DeChard as branch manager for the Dunkirk office, located on Vineyard Drive.

DeChard is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the branch operation, including managing the branch staff and functions and managing the commercial and residential and installment lending teams. He has been with Community Bank for 13 years, most recently as a Retail Services Officer in the Dunkirk office.

DeChard is a board member of the Chautauqau County Rural Ministries and formerly a board member of the United Way of Northern Chautauqau County. DeChard holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Gannon University and a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from SUNY Fredonia.

DeChard has resided in Fredonia for the past 15 years.

About Community Bank System, Inc.

Community Bank System, Inc. is a registered bank holding company based in Dewitt, NY (near Syracuse), with $7.5 billion in assets and approximately 185 retail office facilities. Its wholly-owned banking subsidiary operates as Community Bank, N.A. across Upstate and Central New York, and as First Liberty Bank & Trust throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. Community Bank offers a full range of high-quality products and services for both individuals and businesses. These include FDIC-insured checking and savings deposit products, a variety of personal and commercial loans, personal and employee benefit trust services, and a range of non-bank financial services including annuities, mutual funds and life insurance.

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