Community Bank sponsors the 2022 Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival

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Vermont Business Magazine The Community Bank is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the 2022 Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 2006, this team-based charity event raises funds to support local cancer survivors.

Since its inception 16 years ago, the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival has raised and donated over $1 million to benefit cancer survivors in the community. All funds raised at this year’s event will go to support Dragonheart Vermont, a nonprofit breast cancer wellness organization, and its pledge partner, the Cancer Patient Support Foundation (CPSF). Donations will be directed to the Emergency Fund, CPSF’s largest program that provides financial support to local cancer patients and their families while they undergo treatment.

“We are thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of this year’s Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival for the fourth year in a row,” said Erinn Perry, Community Bank Public Relations and Community Relations Manager. “This is an incredible event and we are thrilled to be able to help our community raise funds for our local cancer survivors.”

“We are thrilled to partner with our friends at Community Bank, where their commitment to supporting local causes enables our organization to reach those who matter most – our loved ones affected by cancer,” said Festival Director, Nina Atkinson. “This year, we especially celebrate the lives of dear members who recently passed away. It is for them that we work hard every day of the year and commemorate them and our entire community on the day of the festival.

Festival day events will include dragon boat races, music and dance performances, and a post-race awards ceremony. Spectators will enjoy on-site food and drink vendors, raffles and a photo booth, in addition to races, dancing and musical entertainment. The festival is scheduled to take place on August 7, 2022.

For more information about the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival or to donate, please visit dragonheartvermont.org/lake-champlain-dragon-boat-festival.

For more information about Community Bank, visit cbna.com

Community Bank NA is a member of the FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

About Community Bank System Inc.
Community Bank System Inc. operates more than 215 customer locations in upstate New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, Vermont and western Massachusetts through its banking subsidiary, Community Bank NA , and has served its communities for more than 150 years. With more than $15.5 billion in assets, the New York-headquartered DeWitt Company is among the top 125 financial institutions in the country. Community Bank NA has consistently been rated one of America’s Top Performing Banks by Forbes magazine since the list was first published in 2009. In addition to a full range of personal and business banking services, the Company offers comprehensive financial planning, insurance and wealth management services through its subsidiaries/business units which include: OneGroup NY Inc., which provides risk management and commercial insurance, employee benefits and personal lines insurance; Community Bank Wealth Management, which provides investment advisory, personal trust and financial planning services, as well as the design of personal, commercial and not-for-profit portfolios; and Benefit Plans Administrative Services Inc., which provides actuarial, pension, and VEBA/HRA plan administration services, as well as mutual fund, benefit trust, and transfer agency services at national scale.

Community Bank System Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the company’s stock trades under the symbol “CBU”. For more information about Community Bank, visit cbna.com or ir.communitybanksystem.com.

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