First Colebrook Bank, of Colebrook, Concord, Amherst and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, recently named Wayne Frizzell the recipient of the Bill Bromage Community Service Award for 2007. The award is given to honor the memory of former bank President and CEO Bill Bromage.
"Interestingly, Wayne came to First Colebrook Bank just three years ago from the grocery industry," says President and CEO Jim Tibbetts. "It was the perfect training ground to learn the importance of delivering quality service and responding to customers' inquiries and needs. Wayne also manages people exceedingly well and offers very effective guidance in the development of employees. He attends regular Colebrook Chamber of Commerce meetings, and like Bill Bromage has always been involved in community activities in addition to his various banking responsibilities. This past year, with Wayne's tireless assistance, over $4,500 was raised for the Two Rivers Ride for Cancer, a non-profit organization that assists cancer patients in the North Country. He sees what needs to be done and does it, without a need for publicity, and never hesitates to help out."
The Bill Bromage Community Service Award is given to a First Colebrook Bank employee who demonstrates selfless community service in honor of the accomplishments and community service that Bromage exemplified. Frizzell worked on the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Concord as well as the Fireman's Poke Run and annual car wash for the Colebrook Fire Department. During his 20-year tenure with the department, where he is a first responder, he has served as Warden and also President of the Colebrook Fireman's Association.
Frizzell is Vice President of the Colebrook Booster Club, and Trustee and Treasurer for Trinity United Methodist Church. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Colebrook Downtown Development Committee and helped with the local Harvest Fair as well as Clean Up Colebrook Day. Frizzell has volunteered in the snack shack for all local high school varsity basketball games and helped organize homecoming festivities for the soccer teams. He delivered the food for the Colebrook Academy Class of 2007 and worked on this year's senior class chemical-free event.