A Message from our President

Brian W. Thompson
President and Chief Executive Officer


Commerce Bank is the largest independent banking company in the Worcester area. In an era of banking consolidation, we remain a professional, financially strong, local banking institution, attentive to the needs of the citizens and businesses in our area.

Our success has not gone unnoticed. Commerce Bank has garnered a number of accolades recently.  We have been

  • Recognized as 2012 Corporate Citizen of the Year by the Worcester Business Journal
  • Voted “the Best Bank in Worcester” in 2011 by Worcester Magazine readers
  • Noted as the number-one SBA lender in Central Massachusetts for many years
  • Received the highest rating from BauerFinancial, known as the nation’s bank rating service for its unbiased and independent ratings.
  • Named a “Blue Ribbon Bank” by Veribanc, Inc. -- the oldest national accolade presented by private sector analysts to recognize highly rated banking institutions that demonstrate exceptional attention to safety, soundness and financial strength

Our commitment to community begins at our front door. We now own our corporate headquarters, the historic Slater Building on Worcester’s Main Street.  Our employees support local organizations with their time and talent, and Commerce Bank endorses their work with more than $200,000 in community donations and sponsorships every year.

I invite you to learn more about Commerce Bank and how we can help you achieve your financial goals.