In honor of Memorial Day, Northern Bank branches and the Contact Center will be closed on Monday, May 27. As always, mobile banking, online banking and our ATM network are available to you 24/7.


Big bank services with small bank attention.

When Bruce Patz and Rob Basso of Associated Human Capital Management (Associated HCM) were looking for a bank that offered the cash management services they needed to meet their growing business needs, they turned to Northern Bank.


Rob and Bruce initially met while both were owners of separate branches of a national payroll franchise and forged a strong working relationship. As they became close friends, Bruce and Rob started talking about starting their own business. After selling their respective payroll companies, they opened the doors of Associated HCM in 2006 to provide HR and payroll services to medium-sized businesses.

“As a payroll services company, we manage client funds on a daily basis,” Rob explained “and we were looking for a financial institution that was not only solid, secure and had long-term track record of success, but also had that white glove, personal service.”
“Northern Bank quite honestly checked all the boxes for us,” said Rob. “Not only were they incredibly responsive to all our needs, they also offered us the right rates and a suite of banking services and products, like Cash Sweep, to help us run our business more efficiently.”

“But what really impressed us beyond that,” continued Bruce, “was their attentive service. Like many businesses, we recently applied for a PPP loan through Northern Bank. Our representative at Northern Bank, worked closely with us to get the loan submitted and approved, even calling us at 10 pm one night to talk through some things related to our loan, because we were under an extremely tight deadline. That’s the type of service you just don’t get from most large, full service banks.”

A Growing Partnership

“Rob and I have aggressive growth plans,” Bruce continued. “We’re looking to grow around 30%. As we progress, we’ll certainly talk with Northern Bank about our lending needs. They’ve been a great fit for us and we really appreciate how they personally take care of everything."

“Anytime we need something from Northern Bank, we get what we need.”

About Bruce Patz and Rob Basso

Rob Basso and Bruce Patz have spent their working lives building relationships based on trust, integrity, and customer service excellence. Each has decades of experience in the world of accounting and payroll processing. Rob founded the first Associated HCM branch in 2006, and has grown the business into one of the New York/Long Island metropolitan region’s largest independently owned payroll and HR service providers. Bruce owns and leads the Boston branch, and after 22 years in the payroll industry, Bruce puts his values of transparency and trust to work delivering solutions for clients in a wide range of industries. Bruce’s dedication, hard work, and strong moral compass show in his commitment to helping clients save money and accomplish their goals.

Featured Stories

A complicated process made easy.

Longtime Dunkin’ franchise owner, Mark Cafua, was ready to consolidate his franchise locations to specific geographic areas. Having been a client of Northern Bank’s since 2007, he looked to Northern once again...

Read More

Ready to grow your business?
We're here to help!

Contact our Team to learn more about how Northern Bank can help you realize your goals and dreams.