BEDFORD — Primary Bank announces the addition of two team members to their growing organization.

Shilpi Mehrotra joins Primary Bank as vice president, Commercial Loan Officer and Christine Sorice as Commercial Loan Assistant. Both bring extensive commercial lending, underwriting, and relationship management experience.

“Primary Bank is excited to welcome Shilpi and Christine to our lending team," said Bill Stone, Primary Bank president and CEO. "Their experience in commercial lending and operations will be vital to our success as we expand to meet the growing needs of the local business community. We are thrilled to have them join us to help businesses thrive and grow in our community."

Shilpi will be based out of Primary Bank’s newest branch at 23 Crystal Ave in Derry which opened this past March. Shilpi most recently worked as vice president Commercial Relationships Manager of Northway Bank, where she focused on lending relationships in Southern New Hampshire. Her previous experience includes Portfolio Manager at Northway Bank, Senior Credit Analyst at People’s United Bank, Commercial Credit Analyst and Business Development Manager at TD Bank. Shilpi’s career started in Retail Banking at Citizen’s Bank. She serves on the Board for the March of Dimes, Mentor at City Year, and member of the Queen City Rotary Club. Shilpi earned her MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. She currently lives in Londonderry with her husband and two children.

Sorice was a Commercial Loan Coordinator at Service Credit Union where she was responsible for loan closings and on-going support for the Business Services Department. Her 20 years of banking experience includes Suspense Coordinator and Final Documents Specialist at Regency Mortgage, Commercial Banking Specialist at Hampshire First Bank, Commercial Loan Administrator at TD Bank, AVP, Customer Sales and Service Manager at Bank of NH, and Branch Manager at Triangle Credit Union. Christine earned her B.S. in Psychology at Plymouth State University and her M.S in Experimental Psychology at the University of Hartford.

Primary Bank is a New Hampshire state-chartered, FDIC-insured bank. The locally-owned and operated community bank is known for its pursuit of keeping dollars local to support local businesses and strengthen the New Hampshire economy. Primary Bank delivers a wide range of financial services for businesses and individuals throughout Southern New Hampshire. For more information visit

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