March 26, 2020

Heroes Awards Gala Timeline

5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Cocktails & Hors D’ouevres

6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker Monica Lewinsky

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Awards Presentation

8:00 p.m.
Conclusion & Photography Session with Winners

Upon arrival, please check in at the registration desk to receive your name badge.

Individual Tickets: $100 each
Table of 10: $900

Please Note: This event has a policy of no refunds for cancellations.

Credit Union Professionals and Bankers who register to attend the Heroes Awards Gala will automatically be registered to attend the Great New England Credit Union Show at no additional charge. All others must register separately.

Vendors, Exhibitors and Sponsors – Access to the Heroes Awards Gala is allowed only if you are also a Great New England Credit Union Show sponsor, exhibitor or registered as a vendor attendee.

Table guest names can be emailed to . Please make sure to provide full contact details.

For questions or additional information regarding the breakfast, please email  

For community banks and credit unions, service to community is one of the strongest marketing initiatives possible.

Many institutions throughout New England are giving back to the community in big ways and we want to recognize and celebrate these efforts. We asked and you delivered; thank you for telling us about the amazing ways in which your credit unions and community banks are giving back to their communities! We can’t wait to celebrate your good works at the Heroes Awards Gala in March 28th at the MGM Springfield with Keynote Speaker Monica Lewinsky.

These institutions will be honored at our Awards Gala on Thursday, March 28th, when we will unveil who was chosen as our Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in each category and our Best in Show Winners for Credit Union Heroes and Community Bank Heroes.

Credit Union Heroes

Franklin First Federal Credit Union
Harvard University Employees Credit Union
Liberty Bay Credit Union
Navigant Credit Union
Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union
Polish National Credit Union
St. Mary’s Bank
St. Mary’s Credit Union

Community Bank Heroes

Adams Community Bank
Avidia Bank
Berkshire Bank
Greenfield Savings Bank
Jewett City Savings Bank
Litchfield Bancorp
Middlesex Savings Bank
MutualOne Bank
North Brookfield Savings Bank
Thomaston Savings Bank

Credit Unions will be recognized for their community involvement, based on asset size:

  • < $500M Gold, Silver, Bronze
  • $500M – $1.5B Gold, Silver, Bronze
  • $1.5B+ Gold, Silver, Bronze

There will also be one overall Best In Show Award given to a Credit Union

Community Banks will also be recognized in three classes based on asset size:

  • < $500M Gold, Silver, Bronze
  • $500M – $1.5B Gold, Silver, Bronze
  • $1.5B+ Gold, Silver, Bronze

There will also be one overall Best In Show Award given to a Community Bank

The Editorial Staff of CenterPoint Magazine and Banking New England chose the winners based on the following criteria. Objectives, strategy, execution and results will be scored on a 1 to 10 scale.

  • Objectives – 20% of score
  • Strategy – 20% of score
  • Execution – 20% of score
  • Results – 40% of score

As we celebrate banks and credit unions that have taken a stand in their communities, we’ll welcome keynote speaker Monica Lewinsky, speaking from the heart and reminding us that sometimes it’s difficult to stand up for others – and for yourself. Being a hero can mean many different things and in the digital age, acts of heroism or bullying can take place in an instant and can have life-long effects.

Monica, our nation’s first high-profile internet victim, is a hero in her own right who proved that doing what’s right, no matter what, is the way to take a stand. The institutions – and the people behind them – that we honor with these awards make sacrifices of time, money and energy to give back to their communities and are truly making our world a better place.

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