Finz Seafood and Grill, Salem
Established in 2001
Sea Level Oyster Bar, Salem
Established in 2015
George Carey, Owner
Finz restaurant has been a dining favorite in the North Shore since it opened its doors in 2001. It serves a variety of delicious flavors with views of the Salem Wharf. Finz’s great success has led owner, George Carey, to expand to with an additional restaurant, Sea Level Oyster Bar. Like Finz, Sea Level serves tasteful dishes with views of the Atlantic.
George Carey came to Beverly Bank in 2011 to finance Finz and then returned later in 2014 to finance Sea Level. Mr. Carey has been a long time customer of Beverly Bank and since joining he has been able to flourish with not one, but two successful businesses.
George Carey says Beverly Bank is a great bank to work with. He states, “Beverly Bank is a very responsive bank. They are aggressively competitive with other banks in the area.” Mr. Carey has worked with Beverly Bank for 13 plus years. “Through good times and bad times Beverly Bank has been there to support me with my small businesses. We went back to Beverly Bank when financing Sea Level Oyster Bar because we knew they were able to support our needs.”
Beverly Bank is always committed to providing financial solutions to the people and businesses in our market.
George Carey at his restaurant Finz Sea Level Oyster Bar
Airtight Weatherization, Beverly
Established in 2011
Jim Fortin and Jeremy Fitzgerald Co-owners
Our weatherization business was taking off and we needed to buy another truck to keep up with demand as more - and larger - projects continued to come in. I asked my bank about a loan and was told, “We don’t do that,” according to Jim Fortin.
It took no time at all for the new business owners to realize it was time for a new bank. “One that was interested in the same thing we were – growing our business,” added Jeremy Fitzgerald. “We needed a bank that would work with us - helping us determine the right products and services and give us advice on how to streamline the process, he said. In the year and a half they’ve been business customers at Beverly Bank, Air-tight Weatherization has grown from just one truck and one work crew, to five trucks and four crews.
“We Work With You” is Beverly Bank’s tagline. “But to us it’s a lot more,” said Fortin. “It’s what Beverly Bank does for Air-tight Weatherization every day. They work with us to help find the banking solutions that make sense for our business.” What’s right for one business may not be ideal for a different type of business. “I’ve banked with big banks and felt virtually invisible. At the risk of sounding corny, at Beverly Bank everybody knows my name. And it’s a great feeling to know my bank is on my side,” added Fortin.