Northwest Bank Welcomes North Tonawanda Community to Newly Renovated Payne Avenue Branch

June 28, 2022

North Tonawanda, New York— Northwest Bank, a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, recently held a grand reopening event for its Payne Avenue office in North Tonawanda, NY. After over a year of remodeling to improve the customer experience, Meaghan Sowinski, Payne Avenue office manager, welcomed customers, business partners and Northwest Bank colleagues to a ribbon cutting celebration with City of North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tylec.

“Since 1960, this building has housed many banks that have been instrumental in providing financial wellness to our community in North Tonawanda,” said Meaghan. “Northwest is honored to continue this history and we look forward to being an integral part of meeting our customers’ financial needs for years to come.”

Northwest Bank’s investment is part of its dedication to making a difference in the places where their employees live and work. It is Northwest’s hope that this commitment to the North Tonawanda community will help contribute to improving financial wellness among its neighbors, resulting in a better, more equitable future for the community.

A donation was also made by the Payne Avenue office to Glory Be to Kids, a local organization whose mission is united in the belief that there is no greater cause than that of a child. Glory Be to Kids strives to make a difference in the lives of children in need by combining their love of children with their love of sports to raise funds through various events. Each year, a different local children's charity is chosen as a recipient of the year’s donations. You can learn more about Glory Be to Kids on their website:

About Northwest Bank

Founded in 1896 and headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania, Northwest Bank is a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, employee benefits and wealth management services. As of April 19, 2022, Northwest operates 142 full-service community banking offices and eight free standing drive-through facilities in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Indiana. Northwest Bancshares, Inc.’s common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (“NWBI”). Additional information regarding Northwest Bancshares, Inc. and Northwest Bank can be accessed online at