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Dedham Savings’ Horrigan Named “Banker of the Year” by SEED

James Horrigan, Senior Vice President & Team Leader for Commercial Lending at Dedham Savings, has been named “Banker of the Year” by SEED (South Eastern Economic Development) Corporation, according to announcement by Douglas Shaw, Dedham Savings Commercial Lending Executive Vice President.

Stated Shaw, “We couldn’t be more proud of Jim’s impressive accomplishment. He has been key to our growth in the past several years, with his in-depth understanding of the local markets and strong relationships throughout the business community, especially with SEED.”

The award was presented at the recent SEED annual meeting in recognition of Horrigan’s community lending activity in 2022. He closed the most SBA (Small Business Administration) 504 loans with SEED of all its member banks in 2022. On hand to present the award were: Mike Vlacich, SBA New England Regional Administrator; Robert Nelson, SBA Massachusetts District Director; Susan Murray, SEED Executive Director; and Lisa Holmes, SEED Senior Vice President.


SBA was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns; preserve free competitive enterprise; and maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. Since its founding, SBA has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other forms of assistance to small businesses.


SEED Corporation is a non-profit corporation established in 1982 to assist small businesses in the region.  In 40 years, SEED has made loans totaling $436 million, and assisted in the creation of 14,300 new jobs.  Lending programs have also leveraged an additional $878 million dollars of private investment in the region!


Incorporated in 1831, Dedham Savings is one of the oldest banks in Massachusetts still doing business under its original charter. The bank delivers technology-driven solutions in a client-centric way to promote the financial success of the individuals, families, businesses, and non-profit organizations in the communities it serves. Dedham Savings manages $2 billion in assets through full-service locations in Dedham, East Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, and Westwood, Massachusetts.

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