Our History

A lot has happened since we opened our doors in 1853. Fashion trends and fads have come and gone. And some have come and gone again. And while a lot has changed in the last 168 years, one thing has not: our commitment to the people, businesses, and communities we serve.

Today we’re among the region’s most innovative banks, with the products, services and technology people expect from bigger banks, delivered by people who have a genuine interest in our customers’ success. It's stepping up. Standing out. And pitching in. After all, we're only successful when our customers and communities are successful.

Some might call our approach old-fashioned. To us, it’s What Better Banking’s All About.

Westfield Bank History in 1853

Westfield Bank's original headquarters was shared with First National Bank. Westfield Bank was known as "Savings Bank Upstairs."

Westfield Bank History in 1921

Westfield Bank outgrows its original headquarters and moves to the corner and Elm and Arnold Street in Westfield, MA. This is the current site of the Westfield Gas and Electric Building.

Westfield Bank History in 1948

Our second branch office opens on Elm Street in West Springfield, MA. Today, we have 25 branches across western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut with a Commercial Lending Center in Springfield, MA.


Westfield Bank opens its Park Street Branch

Westfield Bank History in 1961

Our first drive-up opens. We continue to focus on customer convenience with online and mobile banking and weekend hours at many branch offices.

Westfield Bank History in 1964

Our corporate offices and main branch at 141 Elm Street in Westfield opens.


Westfield Bank opens its Agawam Branch

Westfield Bank History in 1969

Our first computer is purchased. Today, Westfield Bank offers the latest technology to make banking more efficient and convenient.


The Arnold Street Branch opens its doors (Westfield)

Westfield Bank History in 1978

Westfield Bank celebrates its 125th anniversary with every employee of the bank dressing in traditional 1853 period clothing.


Westfield Bank opens its Northside Branch (Westfield)


Westfield Bank opens its Southwick Branch


Our East Longmeadow Branch opens its doors


Westfield Bank opens its first branch in Springfield (Tower Square Branch)

Westfield Bank History in 2007

Westfield Bank becomes a fully public company. Assets exceed $1 billion for the first time.

Westfield Bank's East Main Street Branch Opens (Westfield)


Our Feeding Hills Branch opens its doors

Westfield Bank History in 2011

Our Loan Center on Elm Street in Westfield opens to meet the increased demand for consumer loans and residential mortgages.

Westfield Bank History in 2013

Our Granby, Connecticut branch opens, marking the first Westfield Bank office in the Constitution State.

Westfield Bank History in 2016

Chicopee Savings Bank merges with and into Westfield Bank, resulting in 22 branch offices and $2.1 billion in assets.


Westfield Bank opens its second branch in Springfield (Liberty Street)

Westfield Bank History in 2020

Lisa G. McMahon is appointed as the first female chairperson of the Western New England Bancorp Board of DIrectors.

Westfield Bank purchases and opens its Huntington Branch

Westfield Bank's Bloomfield Connecticut Office opens

Westfield Bank History in

The West Hartford Financial Services Center opens as our fourth Connecticut office and twenty-fifth overall.