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ALMA Bank was an active exhibitor and participant at the recent Trade Brooklyn trade show held on 4/2/14 at the NY Marriott / Brooklyn Bridge. The Trade Brooklyn event is the largest B2B trade show in Brooklyn, brining together premier businesses from Brooklyn and adjoining boroughs of NYC.

Show participants included local Brooklyn-based businesses, national corporations, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, government agencies, business advocacy and media. “The event captured the high energy of the Brooklyn business community,” commented Nellie Pirano, an ALMA Bank Relationship Manager in attendace.

“With three ALMA Branches serving Brooklyn, our bank is an integral part of the local business community. Our strong commitment service allows our business banking customers to focus on building their business, rather than dealing with banking related problems” commented Kostas Notias who works out of the Brooklyn region.  “We live and work in the communities we serve, and genuinely care about the customers we know so well.”


The ALMA Bank team at Trade Brooklyn Business Show: Kostas Notias, Roman Sharts & Dino Venetsanakos.

Despite cold and inclement weather conditions, over two dozen ALMA Bank employees proudly marched in the 2014 Greek Independence Day parade on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Sunday, March 30, 2014.

The annual event is a steadfast tradition, and represents the largest gathering of Greek-Americans outside Greece itself, and celebrates orthodoxy, Hellenism and freedom.

March 25th marks the official revolution celebration by the Greek state, dating back to the Greek War of Independence fought by Greek revolutionaries between 1821–1832 against the Ottoman Empire, with assistance from Russia, the UK, and France.

ALMA Bank proudly acknowledges its roots and actively supports the NYC area Greek community, to help preserve Greek heritage now and for the future of Hellenism for generations to come.


ALMA Bank Senior Vice President Panos Stogioglou, Secretary General for Gender Equality, Hellenic Ministry of the Interior Vasso Kollia, and acclaimed international singer Alkistis Protopsalti.

ALMA Bank recently hosted a charity event on 3/14/ 14 entitled “Sound Colors of Greece” featuring acclaimed Greek singer Alkistis Protopsalti held at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. Proceeds from the event went to “FLOGA” – the Pan Hellenic Parents Association of Children with Cancer.


Alkistis Protopsalti performs at the Metropolitan Museum’s Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium in NYC.

The event was a collaborative effort with the Office of the Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras, Greek Ministry of Tourism Olga Kefalogiamnni and General Secretariat for Gender Equality – Vasso Kollia, who attended the performance.

The event was scheduled to coincide with and support the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting in NYC – whose mission is to promote greater gender equality worldwide. ALMA is a proud supporter of CSW and the efforts of General Secretary Kollia.


ALMA Bank Chairman Kirk Karabelas and President George Katsianuis.

ALMA Chairman Kirk Karabelas and President George Katsianuis commented “By helping to promote the great work of the UN CSW in evaluating progress on gender equality, identifying challenges and setting global standards we are proud to recognize the progress Greek society has made in embracing women at the highest levels of business, art, government and society in general.”

ALMA Bank embraces it roots by supporting the Greek and Greek-American communities they serve. From local churches to schools, community centers and youth organizations ALMA is dedicated to promoting literacy, music appreciation, healthy living and sports programs for children and adults alike. FLOGA was selected as the beneficiary of the event because they support the same tenants of CSW and ALMA Bank: dignity, strength and empowerment for all.

ALMA Bank continues its growth and expansion across the tri-state area with the opening of a new full-service branch located at 1133 Main Avenue in Clifton, NJ, effective 9/19/13.

The three-story branch features a 24-hour full-service walk-up ATM, night deposit box, safe deposit boxes, accessibility services and ample free parking. The branch is supported by an experienced team from ALMA, including Relationship Manager Margarita Pappas, who has more than 20 years of banking experience.

“We are very pleased to announce the opening of our new branch in Clifton. Our decision to expand into Passaic County is part of ALMA Bank’s continued commitment to providing outstanding personalized service and convenience to our customers,” said ALMA Bank President, George Katsiaunis.

ALMA Clifton NJ Branch Grand Opening

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