William G. Morgan Award 2003
Established in 1885, a decade before the sport of volleyball was invented, Holyoke's
Peoples Bank has always prided itself on serving the families and businesses of Western
Peoples (as it is more commonly known in the community) proclaims itself as "a full-service, strong community bank which exists solely for the benefit of our customers", but it is in fact much more than that.
A community leader throughout its history, the bank's corporate and management leadership is deeply involved in the community's charitable causes and has been a major supporter of the non-profit organizations which do so much to improve the quality of life in the region.
Since the founding of the Volleyball Hall of Fame, Peoples Bank has also taken a strong position of leadership regarding the Hall and its programs. From sponsorship of major events to offering guidance through its officers' membership on the Hall's Board of Directors and Committees, the bank has been a major factor in the Hall's growth and development.
The Volleyball Hall of Fame is pleased to award the 2003 Morgan Award to Peoples Bank for its service to the community and the Hall of Fame.