A part of the Groton community since 1854, Chelsea Groton Bank is embarking on a complete renovation and reinvention of its Groton headquarters and bank branch on Poquonnock Road.
The bank’s new headquarters will feature a complete, inside-and-out rethinking of the workplace, as well as a reinvented branch designed around delivering an extraordinary customer experience in an environment conducive to learning and collaboration.
Chelsea Groton strives to be an innovative financial services company that inspires its employees, customers, and communities to achieve their full potential. When the building renovation is complete, the headquarters will reflect that, inside and out. It will be an exciting and inspiring place for the more than 200 members of the Chelsea Groton team to learn, collaborate and go the extra mile for customers every day.
“Our headquarters will remain right here in the middle of Groton – as it should,” said Tony Joyce, President and CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank. “We’re thrilled to be a part of the revitalization of our town center and to make this very important investment in the place where we live and work. We’ve learned that when we put our time, money, and passion into our local communities, everyone succeeds. We’re excited for the community to really take advantage of this new building, with large video conferencing rooms for personal enrichment programs and public gatherings, and a reinvented branch designed with learning, mentoring and collaboration in mind. We’re thrilled to be able to provide our community with this powerful combination of exceptional people, service, and technology, in a space designed to encourage and strengthen personal relationships.”
Phase I of the Groton branch reinvention is complete. Customers and community members are encouraged to stop by to see the new layout and enjoy the comfortable spaces for conversation, video screens to call in subject matter experts from across the organization, and continued access to coin counting and safe deposit boxes.
For additional flexibility and convenience, the location also features one walk-up Video Banking ATM (VBM) in the tower, accessible from the upper parking lot, and two drive-up VBMs in the lower parking lot, accessible through a new entrance on Poquonnock Road. The machines can be used as regular ATMs by inserting a debit card. If you’d like to enjoy the full Video Banking experience, tap the screen to be face-to-face with a local ChelseaLIVE video banker who can handle most transactions that could occur inside the branch. Video bankers can be reached through these machines at all Chelsea Groton locations and the ChelseaLIVE Video Banking app during extended hours (Monday – Friday 8am – 7pm; Saturday 9am – 3pm).
Additional amenities will be available to customers and community members later this year when Phase II of the project is complete. Phase II includes a larger branch space, complete with knowledge bar, additional gathering and community spaces, and more.