Ronald Rosenstein Assumes Board Leadership

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Ron Rosenstein-Board of Directors CMHC

The Board of Directors of Northwest Community Bank recently elected Ronald S. Rosenstein Chairman of the Board. Ron had previously served as Vice Chairman. Subsequently, he also was elected Chairman of the Board of Connecticut Mutual Holding Company, of which Northwest Community Bank is a member.

Ron became a director Northwest Bank for Savings in 1988 and was involved in its evolution to Northwest Community Bank. Through the years, he has served in many committee capacities at the bank. Ron was a private attorney in Winsted and has been active in the Winsted community and the region nearly forty years. He is currently a board member of Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.

He is a co-founder and past president of the Winsted Area Child Care Center and a past president of the United Way of Northwest Connecticut. Ron served as chairman of the Winchester Ethics Commission and was a member of Greenwoods Scholarship Foundation. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Winsted and a recipient of the Paul Harris Award.

Ron and his wife, Ruth (Rudy), reside in New Hartford. Northwest Community Bank is a mutually owned state-chartered bank, headquartered in Winsted, Connecticut since 1860. In addition to Winsted’s Main Office, the bank has branches in Avon, Granby, New Hartford, and Torrington; and an academic branch at Northwestern Regional High School in Winsted.

Nate Samara Receives New Leader in Banking Award

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(WINSTED, CT, January 25, 2017) … Nathan Samara, Vice President, Connecticut Mutual Holding Company recently received the Prestigious 2017 New Leaders in Banking Award from the Connecticut Bankers Association and Connecticut Banking magazine. The award was created to honor up-and-coming stars of the Connecticut banking industry.

Nate Samara joined Connecticut Mutual Holding Company in 2011 as a Network Administrator, was promoted to AVP and IT Manager in 2013, and was promoted to VP in 2015. Nate holds Basic Electronics and Tactical Data Systems certificates from the U.S. Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in California. He is a Microsoft Certified Professional and holds three certificates from the Computing Technology Industry Association.


Nate served in the USMC Reserves for 8 years. He held a US Government Secret security clearance, and was honorably discharged with a rank of Sergeant. He has been instrumental in implementing various forms of new technology at CMHC. Nate’s information security background and military training have helped Connecticut Mutual Holding Company strengthen systems and protect data.

Stephen Reilly, CMHC President and CEO, states, “Connecticut Mutual Holding Company is proud of Nate’s service to his country, as well as his dedication to our company. He continues to impress us with his dedication, knowledge and leadership. Nate is patient and thorough when introducing new technology, and well respected by his coworkers. He is a strong leader and an integral part of our future success.”

Northwest Community Bank, Litchfield Bancorp and Collinsville Savings Society are the three partners in the Connecticut Mutual Holding Company, originally founded in 2001. The holding company allows the three banks to share their combined strength and resources to develop new services, grow market share and develop new services to assist clients.