2009 P.A.C.E. Business Person of the Year
The Life of Phil...
Older people will remember Phil as a teller at Plaistow Bank & Trust, in the early 70’s, where he climbed the organization ranks to ultimately become President in 1992. At that time he was the youngest bank president in New Hampshire, and there were a lot more banks.
Philip Plante of Ocean Bank
In 1995 Phil & Dave Gauron embarked upon plans to establish Homestead Community Bank on Main Street in Plaistow. Homestead ultimately opened as Community Bank & Trust in 1996. Phil has remained at this location for 13 years while the bank has under gone several recent acquisitions. Today, this location is an office of Ocean Bank, a Division of People’s United Bank.
Today Phil is completing his sixth year as a Board member for the Center for Life Management. This organization provides mental health services to the towns in the PACE catchment area, as well as Salem, Derry, Windham, Pelham, and Chester. As Board Chair he has helped guide the organization through a bond issue and the construction of a new 28,000 square foot consolidated facility in Derry, eliminating the need for 3 other older properties.