A Message from the CEO for 2021
Gratitude is important every day of the year, but at this time, it’s more important than ever.
Last year showed me how fortunate I am to work with a team that refuses to give anything less than 110%. Even in the darkest days of the pandemic, OneGroup’s team rallied beside each other for the sake of our clients. They guided our clients through some of their toughest business decisions to date – helping find impossible answers and providing clarity when little else made sense. Thank you to our experts who selflessly put their schedules and individual priorities aside over and over again to be there for others. Your work made and continues to make real differences.
What’s more, our team’s adaptability continued to bear fruits even beyond the very real and tangible help we gave our clients. OneGroup welcomed 16 new professionals to our family. They were onboarded so successfully that OneGroup was recognized with the CNY Association of Talent Development’s Resilience Pearl Award. We worked closely with our parent company, Community Bank, N.A., to bring our personal insurance, business insurance and HR/benefits services to their employees and customers. Our risk management program now offers the strongest set of expertise and services it’s ever been able to. We gave back to our local charities and never lost focus on our community responsibilities. Despite 2020’s challenges, OneGroup remained strong and resilient.
I’d also like to thank our communities. Our neighbors, local businesses, schools and families – all those who play a role in sustaining our social and economic fabrics – were faced with unique and evolving challenges this year. Your drive, commitment and dedication is truly exceptional.
Most importantly, I want to thank each and every one of our clients. You are the reason we show up every day. You are the reason we do what we do. You inspire us, encourage us and give us purpose. Thank you for your faith in us as we walk these uncertain paths as partners together.
Let’s charge forward this year with the hope of better days to come. Let’s also not lose sight of the many, many blessings we’ve been given. Keep the faith and hold tight to that bold and unshakeable resilience. That’s how we’ll create a better future.
On behalf of all of us at OneGroup, I wish you a happy, healthy and successful 2021.
Chief Executive Officer