Matthew Nartowicz, Chief Retail Officer/Senior Vice President of American Community Bank

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Matthew Nartowicz is the Senior Vice President/Chief Retail Officer of American Community Bank.

Starting his career in retail banking nearly twenty years ago he learned through first-hand experience, holding at one time each of the positions he oversees today.  In his current role, he is responsible for growing and managing all branches of American Community Bank, a Long Island Community Bank based out of Glen Cove.

Matthew was instrumental in bringing the Paycheck Protection Program to American Community Bank. Over the past 2 years, he assisted over 1,000 local businesses with needed funding which has led to many new relationships and an increase in core deposits by 59 million a 46% increase.

Matthew’s contribution extends beyond his role inside the branches. He champions the organization of companywide food and clothing drives in support of local not for profits. Matthew is the current President of the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce, and a former board member and President of the East Northport Chamber Of Commerce.

Matthew also spent time as board member of the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) providing guidance and career direction to Glen Cove students.

Matt Nartowicz has been recognized and awarded by many local organizations for his success in the workplace and his philanthropic work helping Long Islanders in need. His recognitions include Community Banking Hero by Banking NY Magazine; King of New York by Schneps Media; 40 under 40 by Long Island Business News; Community Hero by Glen Cove Herald; 2021 Honoree by The Glen Cove Downtown BID and Business Person of the Year by Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce.

Business Evolving:
There will always be a personal touch in banking but technology is becoming more and more vital to the success of a bank. Customers are more comfortable with online solutions now than ever before and that has been accelerated by the pandemic.

The initial creation of a relationship is still done best person to person but for a successful of that banking relationship, it must include top online banking services.

Services such as mobile banking, text alerts, online person-to-person transfers, wire transfers and online check deposits will only be enhanced in the future.

Advice for other business owners:
Create a network of good business partners that have similar work ethics and drive to be successful. Work together to make everyone’s business a success.

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