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Dime Bank Welcomes Experienced Commercial Lender to Greater Hartford Market

Dime Bank Announces Gerald Tavernier as VP, Senior Commercial Lender

Norwich, CT Monday, May 24, 2021

Dime Bank is pleased to announce the arrival of Gerald Tavernier as Vice President, Senior Commercial Lender serving the greater Hartford market.   

Gerry joins Dime Bank from People’s United Bank where he most recently held the role of Commercial Banking Officer since 2007. This time included numerous years at Rockville Bank and United Bank where he worked closely with many local business owners and was responsible for significant portfolio growth. Prior to his time at People’s United Bank, Gerry worked for UPS Capital Business Credit, Fleet Bank, and The Boston Five Mortgage Corporation, with a total of 34 years in financial services upon joining Dime.
In his new role at Dime, Gerry is responsible for lending to businesses in and around the greater Hartford service area. His local lending expertise adds to a successful and experienced team of lenders, recognized as the leading commercial lending team headquartered in southeastern Connecticut.
“At Dime, we feel that local business owners with local customers deserve to work with a local lending institution that shares their commitment to the community,” said Nick Caplanson, Dime’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to have Gerry join our commercial lending team to serve the greater Hartford area where he lives, has worked, and continues to volunteer his time as he’s done for over 30 years.”
Gerry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Connecticut. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Hartford Rideshare Corporation and has volunteered for both the Tolland County and South Windsor Chambers of Commerce.

About Dime Bank

Established in 1869 and providing inspired community banking for over 150 years, Dime Bank is a mutual bank with over $1 billion in assets and 13 convenient branch locations throughout southeastern and greater Hartford, Connecticut and Westerly, Rhode Island. As a full-service financial institution, Dime offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages and trust services – all delivered with a personal touch. BauerFinancial, Inc., a national bank rating firm, recognizes Dime Bank, as one of the strongest banks in the nation. For more information about Dime Bank, visit

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