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September 15, 2021

M&T Bank is a bank for communities. Communities of builders. Communities of dreamers. Communities of achievers.

There is one community we at M&T have paid particular attention to during the past 16 months of the Covid-19 pandemic – the business community. Through the federal Paycheck Protection...

September 29, 2021

While we continue to deal with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, one positive outcome is the soaring numbers of dog adoptions from people in need of comfort and companionship.

Growing up, I was absolutely petrified of dogs both big and small. I would never have guessed...

November 3, 2021

In the business world, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed many gaps in service and tested what we thought was true. The foundation of many businesses has felt the weight of the pandemic’s impact on our economy – and, unfortunately, in some cases...

November 9, 2021

As the son of a first-generation coffee farmer, I grew up in Colombia knowing exactly where my organic food and coffee came from. My family instilled the importance of serving the local community through quality products and transparency.

I moved to the tri-state area in the 1980s with a deep longing to bring these values to my new country. Chasing the true American Dream...

December 14, 2021

I spent much of my childhood in a button factory in Rochester, New York. Not just any button factory, a world-renowned factory run by my legendary grandfather. I always dreamed of carrying on my family’s legacy but there was one problem...

January 24, 2022

As the pandemic continues and economic uncertainty remains, M&T Bank’s Minority- and Women-Owned Business Banking Team continues to work tirelessly providing opportunities for the historically underserved to help small business owners achieve their dreams. Our current climate offers...