Hutchins, Orrson will develop loan relationships
analyze credit risks
ESSA Bank & Trust, headquartered in Stroudsburg, has promoted Lisa Hutchins to vice president, commercial loan officer and David Orrson to vice president, credit administration manager in the Lending Division. Both positions encompass the Lehigh Valley, Pocono Mountains, Wilkes-Barre and Scranton markets.
Hutchins, a Blakeslee resident, is responsible for the development of new commercial loan relationships for ESSA. In this role, she will identify and refer cross-selling opportunities to appropriate personnel within the bank. Hutchins will serve as a financial consultant, recommending products and services to clients to meet their business needs. Hutchins joined ESSA in 2006 and received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in business administration from Widener University.
Orrson is responsible for managing credit administration to ensure efficient and accurate analysis of credit risk for existing lending relationships, as well as correct structuring for commercial loans. In this role, he will also ensure that loan-servicing activities comply with operative policies, procedures and regulatory requirements. Orrson joined ESSA in 1999 as Processing Manager and then took on the role as Commercial Lending Portfolio Manager in 2004. He received his Bachelor’s of Science degree and Master’s of Business Administration from Wilkes University. Orrson resides in Lackawanna County.
ESSA Bank & Trust, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA), has total assets of more than $1.5 billion and is one of the leading service-oriented financial institutions in eastern Pennsylvania. ESSA has 27 community offices throughout the Greater Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre markets. In addition to being one of the region’s largest mortgage lenders, ESSA offers a full range of retail and commercial financial services, financial advisory and asset management capabilities. ESSA Bancorp, Inc. stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Select MarketSM under the symbol “ESSA.”
Pike Chamber taking reservations for holiday ball
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Holiday Ball on December 5 a the Riverview Inn.
It starts with a social hour and cash bar at 6:30 p.m. and a sit-down dinner at 7 p.m. Eric Kearns will sing holiday favorites along with some classics.
Tickets for the black tie optional event are $50 per person and reservations for individuals or tables of 10 are available. RSVPs are required no later than Nov. 26 by calling 570-296-8700.
Stroudsburg management office to provide services in Drums
NEPA Management Associates, headquartered at 404 Park Ave. in Stroudsburg with a branch office at 149 Sawkill Ave. in Milford, announced that it has been retained to provide management services to The Refuge located at Sand Springs, a golf course community in Drums, PA.
The Refuge consists of 78 patio homes and is considered a village within the master development of Sand Springs, a master plan new home community blending woodland residential living with the pristine setting of a well-manicured 18-hole championship golf course. Sand Springs also features tennis, nature trails and a country club dining facility.
Said Thomas R. Wilkins, CEO, “The Refuge is a great Association to add to our portfolio of homeowner associations. The community features patio-style homes … gives us a great entry way into Luzerne County. We currently are bidding on a condo mixed-use project in Scranton which would give us Lackawanna County as well.”
NEPA Management Associates manages POAs, townhome communities, and condo complexes in Monroe, Pike and Carbon counties. NEPA is looking to expand into the Lehigh Valley area and to move further into Lackawanna and Luzerne counties in 2015.
Mount Pocono veterinarian attends seminar
Dr. Josehp Valese of the Animal Hospital in Mount Pocono attended Tui Na training at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine near Gainesville, Fla.
Tui Na can be thought of as a combination of acupressure, massage and chiropractics. It is one of the four disciplines of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. The others being acupuncture, herbal medicine and food therapy. Tui Na techniques are very safe and can be readily taught to pet owners to aid in the healing and health care of their pets. This most recent Tui Na class has been the 12th annual class given at the Chi Institute. Veterinarians from across the country and internationally were in attendance.