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Simsbury Bank Adopts Tariffville Elementary School for “JA in a Day”

SIMSBURY, CT – May 8, 2014 – For the third consecutive year, Simsbury Bank adopted Tariffville Elementary School on Friday, May 2, 2014 to deliver Junior Achievement’s business and economics program to 275 students from kindergarten through the sixth grade. 

“Our students look forward to Simsbury Bank’s annual teaching day,” said Scott Baker, Principal of Tariffville Elementary School.  “They enjoy very much seeing how the reading, science and math that they are learning throughout the year is applied in business every day.”  

Twenty eight volunteers from Simsbury Bank and the Simsbury community committed their day to deliver interactive lessons comprised of a unique set of concepts and skills tailored to each grade.  Students who attend Tariffville for their entire elementary school experience will enjoy building their knowledge each year from the most basic concepts like buying and selling to the complexity of international trade.   

“Simsbury Bank is committed to improving the financial literacy of the communities we serve,” said Martin J. Geitz, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “The “JA in a Day” program is one of many ways that we add to the knowledge and understanding of financial matters of people of all ages.”

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.  Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. For more photos from Simsbury Bank’s “JA in a Day” at Tariffville Elementary School, visit http://www.facebook.com/JAconneCT.

Simsbury Bank is an independent, publicly owned community bank for consumers and businesses based in Central Connecticut’s Farmington Valley. Simsbury Bank’s parent company is SBT Bancorp, Inc. whose stock is traded under the ticker symbol OTCBB: SBTB.  The Bank serves customers locally through branches in Avon, Bloomfield, Granby and Simsbury and regionally through mortgage and commercial bankers active throughout Southern New England.  Simsbury Bank customers enjoy internet banking and mortgage services at, respectively, www.simsburybank.com and www.simsburybank.com/mortgages.  Bank customers have free ATM access at thousands of machines across the country through the SUM program.  The Bank offers financial planning, investment and insurance products through LPL Financial and its affiliates, member FINRA/SIPC.

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