Happy Holidays: A Message from Patrick Primerano

Dear clients, partners and friends,

As I sit down to write this message and wish you all a safe and healthy holiday, I am reflecting on how fortunate we all are. We all have things to be thankful for this holiday season, and there is lots to look forward to in the year ahead.

2020 has been quite the year. The COVD-19 pandemic has challenged all of us to think and work differently. While it was a tough year, I am happy to report that we are all doing well, and our teams at NBIN have remained focused on supporting the growth and transformation of your businesses.

Like most of you, our teams continue to work from home with the exception of a small skeleton staff that is in office each week. Thanks to technology, this year we were able to stay connected with all of you through phone, video, social media and our webcasts. The pandemic greatly accelerated the speed of technological innovation around the world, and we will continue to invest in new digital systems to support you and your clients.

In the absence of being able to gather and celebrate the holidays, NBIN is embracing the season by giving back to those in need, and we encourage you to do the same. This December, we made a donation of $30,000 to the End Hunger Fund, to support Canadian charities that provide food to those in need. It has been a tough year for all and an even harder year for those in need.

With the very recent rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine, we are looking forward to 2021 and hopefully reconnecting with you all in person. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it will be safe for us to gather soon.

We have been fortunate to work with all of you during this unprecedented time. Thank you for your continued trust and partnership.

Wishing you and your families a peaceful holiday and happy new year,

... Patrick Primerano
National Bank Independent Network
Tel: 416-868-7194