Orange Bank & Trust Holds Exclusive Sneak Peek Tour of their new Goshen Office

December 7, 2022

Located in the Historic Village Building at 54 West Main Street

MIDDLETOWN, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 7, 2022 / Orange Bank & Trust Company (the "Bank"), the banking subsidiary of Orange County Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company" - Nasdaq:OBT), is pleased to announce they will be relocating their Goshen Office to the historic building at 54 West Main Street in Goshen, NY.

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To celebrate this upcoming move the Bank invited Goshen officials and community leaders to an exclusive sneak peek event on Tuesday, November 29th. Michael Gilfeather, President & CEO of Orange Bank & Trust Company, lead guests on a tour of the facility, which is currently under renovation. Guests were presented renderings of the completed space and viewed a 3D walk-through video of the final building design. They also had an opportunity to vote on their preferred outdoor signage. Goshen Village Historian, Ed Connor, was a guest speaker and recounted history of both the village and the building, which was built in 1852 when The Bank of Orange County first built the building.

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"As we see financial institutions across the country reducing, rather than expanding their brick and mortar operations," commented Village of Goshen Mayor Scott Wohl, "Orange Bank & Trust Company's investment in downtown Goshen is a clear testament to their community commitment and the vibrancy of our local economy."

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"It was a very special evening and we were pleased to have the opportunity to share our vision for the new location with our Goshen dignitaries," said Gilfeather. "The building is a true architectural and community treasure and our goal to preserve its historic character, while incorporating state-of-the-art banking technology is well underway. I'm honored that we are able to preserve this important piece of local history in a town I call home."

The Bank's steady expansion over the past few years has caused the Goshen location to outgrow its current capacity. Although the new office is less than a quarter of a mile away, there are several benefits to its relocation. In addition to an updated design, the new office will have a larger footprint, additional space for client meetings and expanded parking to serve the Bank's growing client base. Additionally, the Orange Bank's Private Banking department will relocate to this new Goshen address. Renovations are expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2023.

About Orange County Bancorp, Inc. and Orange Bank and Trust Company

Orange County Bancorp, Inc. is the parent company of Orange Bank & Trust Company. Orange Bank & Trust Company is an independent bank that began with the vision of 14 founders over 130 years ago. It has grown through conservative banking practices, ongoing innovation and an unwavering commitment to its community and business clientele to more than $2 billion in total assets. In recent years, Orange Bank & Trust has added branches in Rockland, Westchester and the Bronx.

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Contact Information:
Candice Varetoni
212 Dolson Avenue
Middletown, New York 10940
D 845-341-5043

SOURCE: Orange County Bancorp, Inc.