Awards

Primary Bank is proud to share our recent awards and accolades with our community.

 

Primary Bank Named Healthiest Bank In New Hampshire For the 2nd Year

Primary Bank has been named to the 2019 DepositAccounts.com Top 200 list of Healthiest Banks in America. Primary Bank ranked 1st in New Hampshire and New England for 2018 and 2019. This marks the 2nd year in a row that Primary Bank has been in the Top 200 and has achieved an “A+” health rating, ranking it as one of the healthiest FDIC insured banks in the United States.
 
DepositAccounts.com evaluates the financial health of over 10,000 banks and credit unions in the United States once per quarter. To determine bank ranking and recognition, DepositAccounts.com grades each institution on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan-to-reserve ratios.


Primary Bank Leaders Earn Top Award

Primary Bank’s President and CEO, Bill Stone, was one of the individuals awarded at the New Hampshire Business Review 2020 Granite State 200 Most influential Business Leaders Reception.
 
Additionally current Board Members, Bill Greiner (Chairman of the Board) of Greiner Investments, Andy Crews (Vice Chairman of the Board) of Autofair, Graham Chynoweth of Minim, Dick Anagnost of Anagnost Investments Inc., Marie McKay of Bigelow & Company, and Nick Vailas (not pictured) of BASC were also awarded.
 

 

Primary Bank Receives SBA NH Lender of the Year Award

Primary Bank was presented with the US Small Business 2019 New Hampshire Lender of the Year Award. This recognition was awarded for achieving the highest dollar volume of SBA loans of all NH lenders in both the 504 Loan Program and the 7a Guarantee program.
 
This recognition followed the bank being recognized in 2018 with the Emerging Lender Award.
 

 

 

Primary Bank is the #2 Healthiest Bank in the US, #1 in New England

Primary Bank has been recognized as the #2 Healthiest Bank in the USA, and the #1 Healthiest Bank in New Hampshire and New England by DepositsAccounts.com, a subsidiary of Lending Tree. The financial health of over 11,000 banks and credit unions in the United States is evaluated once per quarter. To determine bank ranking and recognition, DepositAccounts.com grades each institution on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan-to-reserve ratios.

For a complete listing of the 2018 Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America, visit DepositAccounts.com.


CRDC Awards Primary Bank 2018 Bank of the Year

The Capital Regional Development Council (CRDC) presented Primary Bank with its 2018 Bank of the Year Award. The award is based on highest dollar volume of lending of loans referred to CRDC in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. CRDC is a non-profit regional development corporation that provides a variety of economic development services to businesses and local governments throughout New Hampshire. This is the third award the CRDC has presented to Primary Bank since our opening in July,  2015.

Visit the CRDC website for award information.

 

Primary Bank Receives SBA Emerging Lender Award 

Primary Bank was presented with the 2018 Emerging Lender Award at the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Annual Meeting held at Manchester Country Club. This recognition was awarded for the volume of loans processed under the 7A guarantee program in the SBA’s fiscal year ending September 30. Primary Bank attained this recognition for closing 30 loans for a total dollar amount of $9.8 million during the fiscal year. The SBA named Primary Bank their fastest growing lender and most recent addition to their list of Preferred Lenders.

 

 

Business Excellence Award Winner, Bill Stone of Primary Bank

NH Business Review’s Business Excellence Awards recognize the imagination, industriousness, innovation and achievements of business owners and operators in New Hampshire. Bill Stone, president and CEO at Primary Bank in Bedford, NH is the 2017 Business Excellence winner in the financial services category for a small organization.

Nominees are evaluated on industriousness; innovation, vision and creativity; employee and customer relations; achievements and accomplishments; overcoming adversity or competition; overall success of company or organization; dedication to chosen profession; and community involvement.
 

Visit nhbr.com for Award information.


Dallas Lagerquist of Primary Bank Named Granite United Way's Volunteer of the Year

Primary Bank is proud to announce that our VP, Business Development Officer, Dallas Lagerquist has been named United Way’s Volunteer of the Year. Dallas works with the Southern Region of the United Way on their Employer Campaign committee to earn more supporters for the annual campaigns. She helped coordinate the Granite United Way Employee Campaign at Primary Bank, increasing dollars raised by 100% this year. “Primary Bank is very supportive of my volunteer work,” says Dallas. “It is essential for a local bank to give back to the community.” Read more