Empire State Bank Celebrates Its Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting at Victory Boulevard with Guest Appearance by Joe Piscopo

Victory Boulevard residents have a new community bank to explore. Empire State Bank welcomed the public to the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting and of their newest Banking Center in Staten Island located at 1698 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island/NY 10314. Guests had an inside look at the Bank’s modern design and explore how the new space will bring the Empire experience to Victory Boulevard residents. More than 100 influential members of the Victory Boulevard community gathered inside and outside the new 1,500 square-foot building to mark the momentous occasion. Among those in attendance were Senator Lanza; Congressman Dan Donovan; City Councilman Joe Borelli; Minority Leader Steve Matteo; Republican Vito Fosella, Public Administrator Anthony Catalano; Chairman of the Richmond County Republican Committee Branden Lantry and Ralph Porzio.  Following the ribbon cutting, Empire State Bank presented a $2,500 check donation to Anthony Campitello, President of the Victory Boulevard Merchants Association. 

The event continued with guest appearance by Joe Piscopo, Radio Talk Show Host, for a meet and greet as well as photos. The newest location introduces a new modern design and service to banking. The modern experience begins before the front doors.  A vibrant acrylic wall extends from the left of the building toward the entrance of the Bank. This outdoor space is a key design element which illuminates the ATM and night depository during the evening. Take a step inside of the 1,500 square foot Bank and you will notice a spacious gathering lounge with a large TV, free Wi-Fi, charging station, coffee, tea and locally baked cookies.

Empire State Bank has re-imagined the future of banking, introducing technology to enhance customer experiences and service. Philip Guarnieri, CEO of Empire State Bank noted that “Empire State Bank is dedicated to the community. While most banks focus on technology and convenience, we believe in implementing technology in combination with personal service to connect with our neighbors and support our community.” The Banking Center is equipped with Pods, which are a combination of counters and Automated Teller Machines in place of teller stations where customers are greeted by a Service Associate to assist with your financial needs all in one place, including; making deposits, opening accounts, enrolling in Mobile and Online Banking. While the spacious Banking Center provides service and all-inclusive personal banking, Empire State Bank has designated Hotels, which are private rooms that provide space where you can get answers to your financial matters. Thomas Sperzel, President and COO commented, “Please visit our new Banking Centers and see a nontraditional way of banking, as we continue to provide exceptional customer service.”

Empire State Bank has been providing customers with the utmost level of service, expertise and technology for your business and personal needs. Esmeralda Xheleshi, AVP/Marketing Director noted that that digital content is “largest platform we’ve added to provide educational resources and highlight how we help the community.”

Empire State Bank provides a complete product line including, Free Checking – for Business and Personal, Free Mobile Banking with Mobile Check Deposit, Online Banking with Bill Pay, 24-hour ATM, Remote Deposit Capture Service, Cash Management, Business Loans, Commercial Real Estate Financing and a Night Depository.

Empire State Bank is a member of the FDIC and is an Equal Housing/Equal Opportunity Lender.