Press Release February 4 2011

SOLVAY BANK EMPLOYEES "GO RED"


Syracuse, N.Y. February 4, 2011


In an effort to raise the awareness of the devastating effects of heart disease among women in the Untied States, the employees of Solvay Bank celebrated National Wear Red Day. In all 8 locations, Solvay Bank employees wore business-casual red clothing to bring to mind and show concern for themselves, coworkers, friends and family member who may be affected by heart disease. Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in America and is often called the silent killer.


"Over 80% of the Bank's 150 employees wore red," reported Valerie Bartran, Vice President of Human Resources for Solvay Bank. "We raised over $400 through our Go Red activities today," said Bartran. The Bank will have a team of employees that will participate in April's Heart Walk.


Founded in 1917, Solvay Bank is the oldest independent commercial bank headquartered and operating in Onondaga County and is committed to providing its customers with the very best in financial products and customer service. Solvay Bank has a Main Office located at 1537 Milton Avenue in Solvay and seven branches conveniently located in Fairmount, Camillus, Liverpool, Cicero, North Syracuse, downtown Syracuse and Westvale. Solvay Bank also owns a full service general insurance agency, Solvay Bank Insurance Agency, Inc. The Solvay Bank Web site can be found at www.solvaybank.com.


For more information, please contact Karen Zarach, Vice President of Business and Marketing Strategies at (315) 484-2213.