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June 15, 2024

Albany Times Union: SEEN: Pioneer Charitable Foundation’s Mini-Golf Tournament

Were you Seen at the Pioneer Charitable Foundation’s Mini-Golf Tournament on June 13, 2024, at Pirate’s hideout in Waterford? More than $9,000 was raised to help local children in need, supporting the Foundation’s mission of “Helping Kids be Kids.”

June 10, 2024

NewsChannel 13 Albany: Mini-golf tournament in Waterford to benefit non-profits

Capital Region business and community leaders will tee it up this week in one of the area’s most unique charity events. The Pioneer Charitable Foundation’s annual mini-golf tournament is set for Thursday, June 13, at Pirate’s Hideout on Guideboard Road in Waterford.

May 13, 2024

NewsChannel 13 Albany: Pioneer updates branches in Cairo, Greenville 

Pioneer has unveiled remodeled branches in two Greene County locations. The bank has spent more than $130,000 to install new furniture, flooring, paint, signage and make improvements to employee areas.

May 5, 2024

Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce: 'I'm In' Radio Show

Listen in as Nicole Reaulo, Product and Service Project Officer & Kathleen Davila, Customer Care Team Leader, discuss Pioneer and the Pioneer Charitable Foundation. 

May 3, 2024

Spotlight News: Local hikers debut documentary on WMHT & held film premiere at June Farms

“We’re really excited to share Joe and Ray’s story and highlight it. I think it’s a perfect connection for our community,” Chief Content and Engagement Editor of WMHT Will Pedigo said. “People love the mountains, they love hiking, and it kind of highlights the relationships that are built through that passion.”

April 22, 2024

NewsChannel 13 Albany: Pioneer employees make beds for good cause 

More than 60 employees of Pioneer spent the weekend drilling and assembling bed frames. The company’s Albany-Shaker Road parking lot was turned into an assembly line to build 40 new beds.

April 19, 2024

Albany Times Union: When 'a bed is more than just a bed': Volunteers build for local families

On Friday, a parking lot off Wolf Road turned into a makeshift assembly line. Volunteers from Pioneer sawed, sanded and cut lumber, putting together dozens of beds for area children. 

April 19, 2024

News 10 ABC: Pioneer employees volunteer to build beds for kids in need

Some children do not have a bed to sleep in at night. Dozens of volunteers from Pioneer worked together on Friday to change that, with more than 50 employees spending the day in the parking lot outside company headquarters in Colonie building beds for children in need.

April 11, 2024

Saratoga Today: Adventures of Wilton resident featured on TV documentary this week

A man of many talents, it is his passion as an avid mountain climber for which Wilton resident Ray O’Conor will be featured in a documentary that will broadcast Wednesday, April 24 on WMHT Public Media.

April 7, 2024

Albany Times Union: A year later, WMHT's new CEO Anthony Hayes is connecting with communities

A year into the job as WMHT’s new CEO, Anthony Hayes has gotten to know a lot of people — and made a lot of connections — in the Capital Region and beyond.

April 4, 2024

Daily Gazette: WMHT announces new host, managing editor of 'New York Now'

WMHT Public Media has promoted Shantel Destra to be its new managing editor and host of "New York NOW."


April 4, 2024

Radio Ink: In Upstate New York, Laura Grant joins WEXT for middays

New York Capital Region public broadcaster WEXT Radio is welcoming Laura Grant as its new midday host. The Upstate native has an extensive background in voiceover, audio production, and the performing arts.

March 20, 2024

Albany Times Union: 'Branch one' Pioneer building in Troy has gas-powered past

Built by Troy Gas Company, the four-story Neoclassical building at 21 2nd St. in Troy has evolved from an elegant appliance showroom into a historic banking branch.

March 13, 2024

All Otsego: Mayor, RSS, others respond to concerns voiced by Citizens That Care group

Regardless of where City of Oneonta residents stand on the 27 Market Street issue—which is still far from being decided—it is to be hoped they arrived at those opinions as a result of research over rumor, and separating fact from fiction. The information does exist to help citizens get informed and make that assessment on their own.

March 5, 2024

The Daily Star: Oneonta residents voice opinions on RSS proposal for 27 Market Street

Several speakers said the city should support the plan to bring the mental health and substance abuse services that RSS offers, including housing and employment assistance, to city residents most in need. 

March 4, 2024

All Otsego: Building a Strong, Balanced Community in Oneonta

We believe in Oneonta, and as a longtime member of this community, RSS wants to be part of the solution. By working together, we can be on the side of history, where growth and progress define Oneonta once again.

February 19, 2024

Albany Times Union: Pioneer Bank names new commercial banking leader

A local and regional commercial banking executive with more than 20 years of experience, Jenifer Marten will spearhead Pioneer’s efforts to develop and grow commercial business relationships. 

February 15, 2024

The Daily Star: In our opinion: Camping ban must come with help for homeless

The 27 Market Street project aims to provide far more than just low-income housing. Providing resources such as mental health and drug abuse services, along with a more affordable place to live, will offer more opportunity to get people off the street.

February 14, 2024

HudsonValley 360: Pioneer Bancorp Inc. reports second quarter fiscal 2024 results

"We reported solid financial results for the second quarter as we continued executing on key elements of our business strategy while navigating a challenging environment,” said Pioneer President and CEO Tom Amell. 

February 13, 2024

Albany Business Review: Pioneer names new business banking team leader

Jenifer Marten, a regional executive with decades of experience, joined the Capital Region institution as the new leader of Pioneer’s business banking team. 

February 8, 2024

The Daily Star: RSS responds to criticism of development plan

“We’re still shaping what the project would look like if the facility goes forward,” said Christine Nealon, RSS director of strategic partnerships. “I would be excited to continue these conversations as the project moves forward. It’s conceptual right now.”

February 8, 2024

Albany Times Union: Pioneer Bancorp reports $3.2M in quarterly net income

Pioneer CEO Thomas Amell called the results "solid" and noted in a statement that the bank, like others, is "navigating a challenging economic environment" amid high interest rates that has shrunk net interest margin.

January 28, 2024

Albany Times Union: Check fraud scams causing headaches for banks, customers

Pioneer has invested heavily in security and fraud prevention, especially as the volume of consumer bank fraud increases across the country using more sophisticated methods than ever before.

January 28, 2024

Hits 95.9, 98.5 WCKM, and 93 WSC The Legend: 'I'm In with the ARCC' radio show featuring GTM Payroll Services 

Business sales consultant Rolly Merrill discussed new labor laws for 2024 along with GTM's expanded business service solutions during an interview with Amanda Blanton of the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce.  

January 25, 2024

All Otsego: Elected officials report on State of Otsego County

In addressing the need for more housing in Oneonta, Mayor Drnek announced a “re-engagement with RSS, Rehabilitation Support Services, for the development of 50-60 apartments, three-quarters of which will be priced for the workforce: people making $18,000 to $60,000 a year.”

January 24, 2024

Albany Business Review: From the start, Guy Maddalone's been his own boss

Guy Maddalone has never worked for anyone but himself. As one of 13 kids in his family, Maddalone says he figured out early that he was going to have to earn his own disposable income.

January 19, 2024

The Daily Star: Oneonta Common Council hears update on RSS plans

The Oneonta Common Council heard an update on the plan to build a mixed-use building at 27 Market Street during its lengthy meeting Thursday, Jan. 18.

January 3, 2024

Albany Business Review: Pioneer sets sights on expansion with latest move 

Pioneer is seeking a charter change that its executives say would open up expansion opportunities and simplify the bank's regulatory obligations.

January 2, 2024

The Daily Star: Questions to shape process in redeveloping Oneonta site

Rehabilitation Support Services provided an update Tuesday, Jan. 2 on how conversations with members of the public have been going regarding the group’s proposed redevelopment of 27 Market St. in Oneonta into a mixed-use building. 



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