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Lake Shore Savings Honors Former Board Chair

From left are: Kevin M. Sanvidge, chairman of the board, Michael E. Brunecz, Cynthia Brunecz and Daniel Reininga, Lake Shore president and chief executive officer.

Lake Shore Savings Bank unveiled the renamed “Michael E. Brunecz Administration Building” in recognition of Michael E. Brunecz, former chairman of the bank’s board.

Brunecz served Lake Shore as chairman from 1993 to his retirement in 2013, helping guide the institution through its significant period of growth. Daniel Reininga, Lake Shore’s president and CEO,, stated that “the effectiveness of the board and success of the bank have been greatly influenced by Mr. Brunecz’s visionary leadership and steadfast commitment to Lake Shore’s approach to “Putting People First” by helping its employees, energizing its employees, respecting its shareholders, and serving its community”.

Brunecz, an avid golfer and fisherman, stated he was “humbled by the honor and shares this recognition with his wife of 62 years, Cynthia,” with whom he counts 10 children, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Born in Cleveland, Brunecz moved to Chautauqua County with his family. A graduate of Jamestown Community College and Case Western University, in 1969 he became the owner of Office Concepts, a family owned and operated retail and wholesale office furniture company.

Brunecz stated the area “was a great place to raise a family,” so it was only fitting that he was joined by his family for the ribbon cutting ceremony in Dunkirk. Also present were Reininga; Gary Winger, former board chairman; Kevin Sanvidge, current board chairman; as well as board members and employees of Lake Shore.

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc. is the mid-tier holding company of Lake Shore Savings Bank, a federally chartered, community-oriented financial institution headquartered in Dunkirk. The bank has 11 full-service branch locations in Western New York, with five locations in Chautauqua County and six locations in Erie County. The bank offers a broad range of retail and commercial lending and deposit services. The company’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market as “LSBK.” Additional information about the company is available at www.lakeshoresavings.com.

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