Fostering Positive Business Relationships and Connections (Panel Discussion)


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Are you a lender, relationship manager, branch manager, commercial lender, or professional that is looking to increase connections and sales through positive community relationships? Learn from leaders in the field in this free panel discussion.

Key Points Discussed

  • Connecting with Professionals of Different Ages and Experience
  • How the pandemic changed outside calling, networking, and relationship building.
  • In today’s economy, what approaches work best in developing and maintaining solid business relationships and connections?
  • And More!


The panel will include key discussions between the following business leaders as well as opportunities to ask questions of the group.

Panel includes:

Bill Hitchcock
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group

Bill has been in the finance and mortgage industry since 1991. His role as the Senior Vice President of Business Development with Atlantic Bay has “by far been my most rewarding position. We all spend more time at work than we do at home, so I feel very fortunate to truly enjoy what I do and the people I work with. Atlantic Bay’s goal is to help families make homeownership possible. My role helps to support the great people who make that happen. From prospecting new relationships to providing team coaching and marketing support, every day is a new, exciting challenge for us to be amazing.”

Bill studied Business Administration and Management at the University of Maryland. He actively supports the Hampton Roads, Virginia community through his volunteer work with various non-profits including the Boys & Girls Club, the Roc Solid Foundation, and the Better Business Bureau. He is also a founding member of the Guys Doing Good non-profit organization whose mission is:  “We may not change the world tomorrow, but we can change our Community today.”

James Carrigan
Regional Vice President, Branch, and Business Development Manager
Meredith Village Savings Bank

Jim Carrigan joined MVSB in 2017, bringing with him more than 10 years of banking experience. He is a 2015 Hoffman-Hass Fellow for the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits and a member of the Leadership Seacoast Class of 2019. Carrigan studied Business and Communications at Southern New Hampshire University. Before his career at MVSB, Jim was also the #1 salesperson for the New England region at HomeLoan USA in Portsmouth, NH. He served as Chief Operating Officer at commercial mortgage brokerage Northeast Commercial Capital and managed multiple banking offices for a variety of banks across New Hampshire and Southern Maine. Carrigan regularly volunteers his time for multiple community organizations, including the Krempels Center in Portsmouth, the Parma Music Festival, and the gardens at the Monarch School of New England’s horticultural program. He lives in a licensed wildlife sanctuary with his wife and two kids and enjoys baking and gardening.



Justin Laverriere
VP, Commercial Loan Officer
Maine Community Bank

Justin Laverriere graduated from the University of Maine-Orono in 2011, with a dual degree in Finance and Management. At this time, Justin accepted a job with First National Bank as a Junior Commercial Lender, until being promoted to a Commercial Lender in 2012. During this time, Justin earned a master’s degree in Business Management from Western New England University, while also earning a banking degree from the New England School of Banking at Babson College. Justin joined Mechanics Savings as a VP, Commercial Loan Officer II in the summer of 2018. Since joining Mechanics Savings, Justin has worked on commercial historic tax credit transactions, SBA 504 loans, and 1031 exchange loans.


More to be announced.



Date/Time: 10/19/2022 11 am - Noon
Code: C6096VC
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