MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (Feb. 1, 2024) – Thrive Support & Advocacy, a nonprofit empowering youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Central Massachusetts, has announced that longtime community partner Main Street Bank is the recipient of the 2024 Standing Ovation Award.

“Main Street Bank is so much more than a financial partner for us,” said Thrive President and CEO Sean Rose.  “They’re volunteers and sponsors.  They recently fulfilled holiday wish lists of 12 of our families.  Whatever we need – for business or for our community – they always come through.”

Pictured, from left, are Patrick Lydiard, Relationship Manager, Main Street Bank; Tracy Bartucca, Assistant Vice President Mortgage Operations Manager, Main Street Bank; Stephen Maintanis, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Team Leader, Main Street Bank; Sean Rose, President and CEO, Thrive Support & Advocacy; Jennifer Berube, Senior Vice President Cash Management, Main Street Bank; Stacey Forrest, Chief Operating Officer, Thrive Support & Advocacy; and Jamie Conaghan, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Digital, Main Street Bank.

Thrive has been a client of Main Street Bank, and its predecessor Marlborough Savings Bank, for more than 20 years.  The bank has been a key partner in the nonprofit organization’s recent expansion, financing mortgages for two new residential properties in Worcester County.  Additionally, the lender manages numerous business and representative-payee accounts.

“Our relationship with Thrive goes beyond mere transactions; it is a shared journey in making a significant difference in the community,” said Stephen Maintanis, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending Team Leader at Main Street Bank, and Thrive’s dedicated lender.  “We’ve not only partnered but enjoyed every step of working together to provide the necessary financial solutions for Thrive’s growth and success.”

This is the fifth Standing Ovation Award presented by Thrive.  It was created in 2020 as a celebratory initiative to recognize outstanding and supportive stakeholders that share the organization’s mission to empower people to succeed in their community.

“It’s a true privilege to be recognized with the Standing Ovation Award.  By collaborating with organizations like Thrive, we help provide the essential tools and support necessary for success, which in turn uplifts the entire community,” added Ellen Dorian, President and Chief Operating Officer at Main Street Bank.  “Our work with Thrive is not just about financial support; it’s about creating a place where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and succeed.”

About Thrive Support & Advocacy

Thrive Support & Advocacy has been empowering youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to lead active and self-directed lives since 1973.  The Marlborough-based nonprofit supports more than 1,200 individuals and families living in the Worcester County and Middlesex West regions of Massachusetts, providing recreational and social initiatives for youth and adults, community residences, and individual and family supports.  For more information, visit

About Main Street Bank

Main Street Bank is a locally run, independent mutual savings institution serving the Metrowest and northern Middlesex communities of Massachusetts.  Employees of Main Street Bank are united under a culture that strives every day to contribute to our communities by providing customer-focused, innovative products and services for individuals, families, local businesses, and community organizations since 1860, with particular attention to education and financial wellbeing.  With locations in the Metrowest and north Middlesex regions, Main Street Bank provides an extensive array of financial services and products for all personal and business life stages.  To learn more, visit