BS&L Slated to Open New Branch Monday, Aug. 31

BS&L Slated to Open New Branch Monday, Aug. 31


BRATTLEBORO, Vt.Brattleboro Savings & Loan will open its new branch in Black Mountain Square on Putney Road, Brattleboro on Monday, Aug. 31.

The new location represents months of building and renovation and is the latest entirely solar-powered bank branch operated by BS&L, which became the first completely solar-powered bank in Vermont earlier this year.

To introduce the new branch and call attention to the vibrant business community in Brattleboro’s Putney Road area, BS&L will also celebrate with Brattorama, a Monopoly-style game for all residents, from Sept. 9 – 23. More than 30 North End businesses have signed on as partners, each with their own spot on the Brattorama game board and stickers that can be collected to win prizes ranging from gift certificates to a $1,000 Savings CD from BS&L.

“The North End is a key part of Brattleboro’s business community,” said Dan Yates, president and CEO of BS&L, “and we have a lot to celebrate with the opening of this new branch. Not only have we further expanded our solar footprint, but we’re better positioned than ever before to serve all of the residents and businesses of the greater Brattleboro area.”

The new branch was designed with Vermont in mind, with earth tones, a warm fireplace, and will soon boast original photography by Brattleboro-based photographer Kelly Fletcher on its walls. Beyond aesthetics, the branch will offer a tech bar that will allow customers to have hands on instruction with online banking and mobile banking.

Karen Fortier of Whitingham, a 27-year banking professional, has been hired as branch manager, supervising a team of two. For more information on the new Putney Road branch or Brattorama, visit

About Brattleboro Savings & Loan                                                                                                                                                    

BSL was founded in 1912, and today serves the greater Brattleboro and area as its only community bank. Community-owned, BSL specializes in personal banking, mortgage lending, commercial lending, and commercial banking; • Equal Housing Lender • Member FDIC