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CNB Celebrates George W. Hamlin, IV

October 18, 2023

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust (CNB) held the first of two events to celebrate and honor the countless contributions of George W. Hamlin, IV former CNB President and CEO.

Employees gathered for a reception in Mr. Hamlin’s honor October 18, 2023, at the bank’s Basin Park Office. In September, Mr. Hamlin announced he was stepping down as Chairman of the Boards of Canandaigua National Bank and Trust (CNB), Canandaigua National Corporation (CNC) and Canandaigua National Trust Company of Florida (CNTF). 

Mr. Hamlin retires after 45 years at CNB, three decades of which he served as both President and CEO. Under his leadership CNB experienced transformational growth, expanding from Ontario to Monroe County while still maintaining its high level of customer service and dedication to CNB employees.

In addition to his distinguished banking career, Mr. Hamlin has also served several non-profit and professional organizations, most notably: URMC, Thompson Health, Mercy Flight, The Eastman School of Music, The Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Bristol Valley Theater, The New York Bankers Association, American Bankers Association, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, CMAC, Canandaigua Area Development Corporation, and the New York Wine and Culinary Center.

A community celebration in honor of Mr. Hamlin is planned in Canandaigua for October 26, 2023.