BUFFALO, N.Y., December 19, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNFG) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Gary M. Crosby as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He also joins the company’s Board. Mr. Crosby, 60, has served as First Niagara’s interim President and CEO since March 2013.
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First Niagara Announces the Release of Community First
The First Niagara Foundation is releasing Community First, a report highlighting First Niagara’s community commitment and the impact the organization made during 2012.
First Niagara Names Jeanneen Griffin to Lead Regional Commercial Real Estate Lending Team
NEW HAVEN CT. – May 20, 2013 – First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. named Jeanneen V. Griffin to serve as First Vice President and Team Leader, Commercial Real Estate Lending for the bank’s New England and Tri-State Regions. Specifically, Griffin will manage a sizable commercial real estate loan portfolio and lead an experienced team of CRE lenders focused on developing business with middle market and institutional owners/developers throughout Connecticut, New York Metro, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey. Target transactions range from $5 million to $100 million for properties including multifamily, office, grocery-anchored and single credit tenant retail, and warehouse/distribution.
First Niagara Supports Youth Mentoring Through Big Brothers Big Sisters
First Niagara and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) welcomed more than 250 “Littles” and their “Bigs” on Saturday to monkey around at the Philadelphia Zoo. The event kicked off the Bank’s 2013 Mentoring Matters initiative, through which First Niagara is committing $125,000 to support BBBS throughout Eastern Pennsylvania.
First Niagara Raises Thousands for Hospice Buffalo
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. and Hospice Buffalo worked together to welcome Spring with the 27th annual Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale.
First Niagara Donates $7,500 to Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA)
First Niagara today announced its donation of $7,500 to Northeastern Association of the Blind at Albany (NABA). The grant will be used to help NABA continue to offer its teen summer program for legally blind children, ages 13 to 17. The teen summer program has a large pre-vocational component during which teens complete skills interest inventories and visit with blind adult mentors and role models who talk with them about safe meal instruction, orientation and mobility training and recreational, social opportunities.
First Niagara Teaches Financial Literacy to Local Students
The First Niagara Foundation and Jericho Road Ministries are working together to help local students gain financial literacy through a round table discussion. The class will be held on Monday, May 6th at 3:30pm at the Hope Refugee FLY Afterschool Program at 301 14th Street on the West Side of Buffalo.
First Niagara helps young entrepreneurs do great things
The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) Foundation, Ashoka's Youth Venture, First Niagara Bank and other sponsoring CBA member banks from across the country are proud to announce the regional winners of the annual Banking on Youth Competition.
First Niagara Helps Host a Community Baby Shower with United Way
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. and the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County are hosting a community baby shower to benefit at-risk moms. It is part of a community-wide effort to collect brand new essential baby items to help newborns have a stronger start, giving them the supplies they need for a healthy beginning.
First Niagara and Larkin Development Provide Funding for Harvest House
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.and Larkin Development are joining together to offer a partnership grant of $50,000 to Harvest House in Buffalo.
First Niagara Names Westchester Native to Serve as Tri-State Regional President
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. named Cathie A. Schaffer to serve as Regional President for the bank’s newly formed Tri-State Region, which includes markets in Lower Hudson Valley, Fairfield County, CT and Northern New Jersey.
First Niagara Provides Land for New UB Medical School Project
The University at Buffalo and First Niagara Financial Group Inc. announced today that First Niagara has given to UB a parcel of land to be used in the construction of the university’s new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
First Niagara Appoints Gary Crosby as Interim Chief Executive Officer
First Niagara Financial Group appointes Gary M. Crosby, 59, to serve as interim President and Chief Executive Officer.
First Niagara Wins Rochester Business Journal’s Best of the Web Award
First Niagara Financial Group, Inc. received the 2013 “Best of the Web Award for Banking and Financial Services” from the Rochester Business Journal at its annual recognition event held on March 14th.
CBA Honors First Niagara for Creating and Maintaining Affordable Housing Opportunities
The Consumer Bankers Association recognized First Niagara Financial Group Inc.’s work to resolve housing issues in low- and moderate-income communities
First Niagara Introduces Newly Enhanced Small Business Offerings
New product launch showing First Niagara’s continued commitment to providing products and services that benefit Small Business customers
First Niagara Strengthens Presence in NY Metro Area with the Formation of New Tri-State Region
RegionIncludes Lower Hudson Valley, Fairfield County and Northern New Jersey
First Niagara Promotes Kristy Berner to General Counsel and Kate White to Managing Director of Human Resources
First Niagara Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results
First Niagara Celebrates National Mentoring Month
Mentoring Matters Initiative Supports Various Organizations in the Hudson Valley Region
First Niagara Partners with City of Rochester to Donate Former Bank Branch to Lexington Avenue Federal Credit Union to Ensure Ready Community Access to Financial Services
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