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Hartford Courant Names Chelsea Groton Bank a Winner of the Top Workplaces Award for Eight Years; CEO Anthony A. Joyce III Recognized with Leadership Award

Chelsea Groton Bank has been recognized as a Hartford, Middlesex, Tolland, New London, and Windham County Top Workplaces award winner for eight consecutive years by Hartford Courant Top Workplaces. In addition, Anthony A. Joyce, III, the Bank’s President and CEO, was presented with this year’s Leadership award in the midsize employer category (150-499 employees). Both awards are based solely on employee engagement feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by Energage LLC. The confidential survey uniquely measures 15 culture drivers that are critical to the success of any organization, including alignment, execution, and connection.

Top Workplaces Award winners, Chelsea Groton Bank

“I’m very proud of the committed team we have at Chelsea Groton Bank and honored to be named a Top Workplaces award winner once again,” shared Joyce, President and CEO of Chelsea Groton Bank. “We’re always working to ensure inclusion and equity in every aspect of our business. We participate in this survey each year as one way to gather feedback from our team. It’s gratifying to know that our team members continue to feel committed to the mission of the organization, valued for their individual and collective contributions, and proud of the work they do to support customers each day. And I’m incredibly humbled and honored to be a recipient of the Leadership award. I couldn’t be more proud to lead the dedicated team we have at Chelsea Groton Bank.”

“Earning a Top Workplaces award is a badge of honor for companies, especially because it comes authentically from their employees,” said Eric Rubino, Energage CEO. “That’s something to be proud of. In today’s market, leaders must ensure they’re allowing employees to have a voice and be heard. That’s paramount. Top Workplaces do this, and it pays dividends.”

While Chelsea Groton offers traditional benefits for employees, the Bank also provides team members at every level within the organization the opportunity to partake in a variety of continual education and leadership programs, as well as a wellness program designed with incentives to track and challenge participants in physical, mental, and financial well-being. The One Chelsea diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative, community volunteerism, team building activities, and donation and supply drives have also always been driving factors in bringing the team together.

Leadership Award

Joyce, a lifelong resident of Southeastern Connecticut, stepped into his role as President and CEO in January 2023 with over 40 years of banking experience. He has been a well-respected leader at Chelsea Groton since he joined the team as Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Manager in 2013. He was promoted to Executive Vice President, Senior Loan Manager in 2017, and in 2020, was named Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer.

Joyce is a Trustee of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT and serves on the boards of directors for Hartford Healthcare East Region, Connecticut Bankers Association, and Catholic Charities of Norwich. He is on the finance committees of Hartford Healthcare and the Diocese of Norwich. He formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Backus Hospital, as a member of the Hartford Healthcare Board of Directors, and as the Treasurer for the Norwich Community Development Corporation. Joyce earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, an MBA from the University of New Haven, and is a graduate of the National School of Banking.

In addition to this year’s “Top Workplace” and “Leadership” honors, under Joyce’s leadership, Chelsea Groton has continued to be named “Best Bank” by readers of The New London Day (2015-present), to be listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Banks (2021-present), and to earn a 5-Star “Superior” rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial (1994-present).

About Energage

Energage is a purpose-driven company that helps organizations turn employee feedback into useful business intelligence and credible employer recognition through Top Workplaces. Built on 16 years of culture research and the results from 27 million employees surveyed across more than 70,000 organizations, Energage delivers the most accurate competitive benchmark available. With access to a unique combination of patented analytic tools and expert guidance, Energage customers lead the competition with an engaged workforce and an opportunity to gain recognition for their people-first approach to culture. For more information or to nominate your organization, visit energage.com or topworkplaces.com.