“Everything these days is automated but when you walk into a Needham Bank branch the tellers know who you are, management knows who you are and you get a level of comfort from that.” – Andrew Stein
Andrew Stein and John Walczyk started as college roommates but are now co-owners of several community pharmacies including Birds Hill Pharmacy in Needham. From learning the ins and outs of owning a business to navigating their company through a pandemic, Needham Bank has been by their side with helpful advice and solutions.
When Andrew and John were first looking to acquire Birds Hill Pharmacy, they turned to Needham Bank for help with financing. Andrew recalls it being an easy decision thanks to the many similarities he felt that Birds Hill Pharmacy and Needham Bank share. Birds Hill Pharmacy is an independent pharmacy that prides itself in the local service provided to patients, and comparably, Needham Bank is a local bank where we deliver top customer service in the community.
Andrew feels specifically appreciative of the service Birds Hill Pharmacy received during the pandemic. He says that Needham Bank remained understanding through the tough times and even helped them secure additional funding when it was needed. In return, he held several COVID vaccine clinics at Needham Bank to help vaccinate front-line retail employees and dropped off hand sanitizer made at his company to Needham Bank branches through the drive-thru teller lines.
Now, Andrew and John have expanded their banking relationship with us and now use Needham Bank for specific day-to-day operations—showing what great can come from a symbiotic relationship.