About Us

Bank of the Finger Lakes and Bank of Cooperstown were formed in 2007 on the premise that people still prefer a locally owned community bank — one where decisions are made within the communities in which customers reside, by bankers they know and trust. This has been the cornerstone of the bank.
 

Serving The Needs Of Local Communities

We focus exclusively on serving the needs of local New York communities through both our  Bank of the Finger Lakes and Bank of Cooperstown locations. Since opening our doors in 2007, we've quickly established a strong foundation and rooted ourselves in the communities we serve. We are well capitalized and have the resources available to effectively help you achieve your financial goals.
 
Specifically, we specialize in providing comprehensive banking services to small and medium sized businesses, agribusiness enterprises, and farming operations. We are also active in financing professional practices and commercial real estate owners/developers.
 

Banking Centered On You

Our bankers are your neighbors and friends. They excel at providing customized banking services for local area individuals and businesses. When banking with us, you're more than just an account number — and nothing reflects that truth more than our personalized, detailed focus on you.
 
Whether you're seeking financing, or just some sound financial advice, you can count on a conversation with an experienced banker who understands the unique challenges you face. All of our decisions are made locally — offering one local point of contact and a streamlined process.
 

A Major Thank You

To both our valued investors and customers, we'd like to thank you for being such an integral part in solidifying our commitment to bring a more grassroots, personalized approach to banking. Together, we're working hard for a shared goal: seeing dreams become a reality.
 
Stop in to experience the difference a truly local bank can make.
 

Management 

 

Jeffrey E. Franklin

President - Bank of the Finger Lakes
315.789.7166
 

Robert W. Sollenne

Chief Financial Officer
315.781.8040

Scott D. White

President - Bank of Cooperstown
607.547.2210
 

Officers

 

Jessica L. Baker

Assistant Vice President/Cooperstown Mortgage Sales Officer
607.547.2210
 

Pamela J. Donnells

Assistant Vice President/Community Office Manager, Penn Yan
315.536.4110
 

Eric R. Heieck

Assistant Vice President/NY Fraud, Security & Facilities Officer
315.789.1500
 

Rachel Lutz Jessup

Assistant Vice President/Community Office Manager, Oneonta
607.432.7000
 

Amy L. McNicholas

Vice President/Credit Administration Officer
315.828.3079
 

Nancy C. Murray

Vice President/HR Project Manager & Strategy Officer
315.781.8051
 

Peter J. Principato

Vice President/NY Consumer Lending Manager
315.781.8049
 

Michael G. Scaglione

Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer
315.651.5240
  

John R. Wadsworth

Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer
315.789.1500
 

Heidi J. Westfall

Vice President/Bank Administration Officer
315.789.1500
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