NBT Bank executives and local officials celebrated the opening of their newest building in Norwich with a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday. Joe Staggliano, executive vice president and chief information officer says the new building at 49 South Broad Street expands NBT Bank’s Norwich campus to a total of 5 buildings.

He added that the facility was needed to provide more space for the rapidly growing NBT Bank staff.

The bank currently employs nearly 1,700 people. Nearly one third of those work at the Norwich campus.

Also representing NBT Bank at the ribbon cutting were Sr. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michael Chewens, along with Norwich mayor Joseph Mauriano and Commerce Chenango president and CEO Steve Craig.