About the James J. Byrnes Awards for Excellence Program
The James J. Byrnes Awards for Excellence program was established during the bank's Sesquicentennial Celebration in 1986 as a means of sharing its success with community members who have helped to enrich the quality of life in Tompkins County. In 2014, the Awards for Excellence program was renamed the James J. Byrnes Awards for Excellence to honor the retirement of Jim Byrnes, a longtime Ithaca resident and leader of Tompkins Financial Corporation.
We are so excited to announce that we have been voted as the Best Bank (Gold winner) and Best Home Mortgage (Silver winner) in this year's Finger Lakes Favorites. We are truly humbled and grateful for our Central New York communities.
On Saturday, August 21, we celebrate National Senior Citizens Day. On this day, we should all take a moment to let the seniors in our lives know how much we appreciate them. They are our parents, grandparents, and mentors, and they have set the foundation for much of the important work we do each and every day. One way we can honor our seniors is to do our part to protect them from scammers. Unfortunately, scammers target our nation’s seniors at alarming rates. We encourage you to talk to the seniors in your lives about telephone and letter scams. These scams are a form of elder abuse, and are all too common.
Tompkins County School Nurses Named July Community Hero of the Month
In partnership with the Tompkins Chamber, we have named Tompkins County School Nurses as the July 2021 recipients of the Community Hero of the Month Award, which recognizes individuals from Tompkins County who have significantly impacted our community.
The Show Must Go On: Supporting the Arts as We Turn the Corner on COVID-19
An Op-ed by Greg Hartz published on June 22, 2021 by the Ithaca Times.
Nominations are open for James J. Byrnes Awards for Excellence
Nominations are now being accepted for Tompkins Trust Company’s 2021 James J. Byrnes Awards for Excellence, an annual program that recognizes outstanding individuals and volunteer-based non-profit organizations for their contributions in Tompkins County.
Jessica Gosa from Foodnet Meals on Wheels Named Community Hero of the Month
In partnership with the Tompkins Chamber, we have named Foodnet Meals on Wheels Executive Director, Jessica Gosa, as the June 2021 recipient of the Community Hero of the Month Award, which recognizes individuals from Tompkins County who have significantly impacted our community.