Bank of Canton President and CEO Stephen P. Costello (2nd from left) was joined by Massachusetts State Representative John H. Rogers (left), Carroll Advertising President and 2015 Business Person of the Year John Carroll (2nd from right), and Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce President Tom O’Rourke (right) at the NVCC’s Annual Awards Meeting on January 26th. Photo courtesy of mckeephotography.com.
CANTON, Mass. (February 1, 2017) – Bank of Canton President and CEO Stephen P. Costello has been named “2016 Business Person of the Year” by the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce. In his letter of congratulations to Mr. Costello, NVCC President Tom O’Rourke wrote, “This award is presented to an individual whose personal guidance and leadership have made a positive contribution to the Neponset Valley community.”
The NVCC selection committee cited Mr. Costello’s accomplishments chairing the Town of Norwood’s Economic Development Committee, including his work with town officials, residents, and other Economic Development Committee members to bring Moderna Therapeutics’ new $110 million, 200,000-square-foot biomanufacturing facility to Norwood. The state-of-the-art plant, scheduled to open in 2018, will employ more than 200 individuals.
The committee also recognized Mr. Costello’s work in other local civic and non-profit organizations, including his roles as chairman and board member of the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, and treasurer of both the South Shore Chamber’s Economic Development Committee and the Canton Association of Business and Industry.
“It’s an honor to serve and support the businesses that are such an important part of our local economies,” said Mr. Costello. “As a lifelong resident of the Neponset Valley myself, I believe that our tremendous quality of life here can be attributed to the strong relationship between our residents, businesses, and local government. When we pull for each other, we accomplish great things, and our communities prosper as a result.”
About Bank of Canton
Established in 1835, Bank of Canton is a Massachusetts-chartered mutual savings bank that offers its consumer, business and government banking customers access to a full array of deposit, loan, investment and convenience service options. As a mutual savings bank, the bank has no stockholders and acts exclusively in the best interests of its customers and communities. The bank lends throughout Massachusetts, and has branches in Canton, Quincy and Randolph and mortgage centers in Auburn and Marshfield. All deposits are fully insured between the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). For more information, visit www.ibankcanton.com. Member FDIC. Member DIF. Equal Housing Lender. NMLS #408169.