| Jun 12, 2008

Feature Article - June 12, 2008

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Feature Article - June 12, 2008 Customer Appreciation Week at Sydenham's Royal BankBy Wilma Kenny

L to R: Jason LeBlanc, Account Manager: Anne Pritchard, FCDC: Lorie Reed, Sydenham and Area Community Association: Chris Lucas, Branch Manager, Glenda Cox, Teller: Irene Pierce, Account Manager: Wanda Hartles, Teller: Charlene Anderson, Teller: Terry Creighton, Small Business-RBC.

"We want folks in the Sydenham area to know we’re staying here into the future," says Chris Lucas, Manager of the Sydenham Branch. He noted that too many small villages are losing services. Monday was ribbon-cutting day to celebrate recent renovations: two new offices provide greater privacy for clients, and new furniture, carpeting and paint have brightened up the main reception area.

The Royal Bank opened in Sydenham in 1904, as a branch of the Odessa bank. The original building burned and was replaced by the present one in 1935. John Trousdale recalls a story of his aunt foiling one robbery attempt by snatching the keys from the getaway car, left running outside the bank.

Last weekend as part of customer appreciation, the RBC of Ontario sponsored a free day at all the conservation areas in the province: Sydenham Branch invited people to explore the Gould Lake area.

Friday June 13 the bank in Sydenham will be offering a free BBQ: any donations will be put into the Strokes for Hopes fund raiser at Rivendell Golf Course.

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