Raffa was all smiles at his "Welcome to Auburn" party.

Raffa was all smiles at his “Welcome to Auburn” party.

Paul Raffa, Commercial Lending Officer for Hometown Bank, has been located in the Auburn branch located at 569 Southbridge St. (Heritage Plaza). Raffa joined Hometown Bank in 2012, and has been working in the Oxford branch until this move.

Raffa is responsible for the origination and underwriting of new commercial loans.  He has several years of commercial lending and business development experience, most recently with Southbridge Credit Union in Southbridge. He is an accomplished senior marketing professional with broad retail and business marketing experience.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Framingham State College in Framingham , MA and is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration at Nichols College in Dudley, MA.

Raffa is also 2009 recipient of the Worcester Business Journal ‘s 40 Under 40 award, president of Sturbridge Community Business Associates, and a member of the executive committee for the bicentennial committee in his home community of Millbury.

The bank joined with the Auburn Chamber of Commerce to host a welcome party this past Tuesday evening at the Auburn Branch.  About 45 members of the Chamber, along with Hometown Bank employees and other local guests joined in the festivities which included food and amazing cupcakes made by Auburn branch teller, Heather Cortis (The Cupcake Girl).  

Hometown Bank has offices located in Athol, Auburn, South Lancaster, Oxford , Sturbridge and Webster.