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Barbara Laros Joins FSB

September 12, 2019

Franklin Savings Bank is pleased to announce that Barbara Laros recently joined the bank as VP, Business Relationship Manager.  She will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining business relationships in the Lakes Region.

“Barbara has an extensive background in retail and business banking, having served in similar roles at other banks in the Lakes Region,” said Joe Thornton, SVP, Retail Banking Officer. “She brings expertise in assessing client needs to develop and recommend sound solutions to help them meet their business needs. We are excited to have her on our team.”

Laros brings over 24 years of experience in the banking industry to her role, having spent the majority of her career at Bank of New Hampshire and Citizens Bank. In addition, she has an Associate of Arts degree in business from Somerset County College located in Somerset, NJ.

Locally, Laros is a 2019 Graduate of Leadership Lakes Region and is a member of Altrusa International’s Laconia club. She served as Co-chair of the membership committee for the Lakes Region Board of Realtors Affiliate Group (2013-2015), and is a former Director of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce (2006-2007) and Trustee of the Belknap Mill Society (2005-2007).

Laros resides in Laconia with her husband, Charlie, and rescue dog, Loki.

Laros will be based in the Gilford office located at 11 Sawmill Road and can be reached at 603.455.1429 or via email at

Established in 1869, Franklin Savings Bank is an independent, mutually-owned community bank, offering a full array of commercial lending, personal banking and investment services throughout the Central Lakes Region and southern New Hampshire. Headquartered in Franklin, the Bank has offices in Bristol, Boscawen, Tilton, Gilford, Merrimack and Goffstown, as well as an office in Bedford for business lending. The Bank also offers investment, insurance and financial planning services through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independence Financial Advisors. As a recognized leader in providing the latest in financial services technology, Franklin Savings Bank remains committed to serving the needs of businesses, families and the communities it serves, through a dedicated team of employees, a diverse line of financial products and services, and continued investment in emerging technology.

Since 2009, Franklin Savings Bank has donated over 11% of its net income to charity. Visit to learn more or follow the bank on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

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