Firestone Financial Celebrates 55th Anniversary

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Firestone Financial Celebrates 55th Anniversary

The finance company, known throughout the amusement, carnival, fitness franchise, and vending industries, marks its 55th anniversary.

Needham, Mass. - Firestone Financial, a subsidiary of Berkshire Bank, celebrates their 55th anniversary this year. Firestone Financial is one of the top lenders in the amusement, attractions, fitness franchise, and vending industries.

“Firestone has achieved this milestone through the dedication of all our employees and the continued support of our customers, channel partners, and industry associations across all of our lines of business,” said EVP, Chief Operating Officer Michael Smith. “Over the years we’ve stayed true to our roots in amusement and carnival financing while expanding our offerings and building relationships with innovative manufacturers who are constantly working to evolve our core industries.”

“The celebration comes at a unique time,” continued Smith. “Now more than ever we’re dedicated to supporting our customers and guiding them through the current economic crisis as they look to thrive in the new post-pandemic environment.”

Founded in 1965, Firestone Financial was acquired by Berkshire Bank in 2015. They are active in numerous industry associations, including International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), American Amusement Machine Association (AAMA), and National Independent Concessionaires Association (NICA), and are a 3-Star Game Master Sponsor of Amusement and Music Operators Association (AMOA). Firestone attends industry events throughout the year, including the 2020 IAAPA Expo in Orlando, FL scheduled for November 17-20 where they can be found in booth# 1615. 
Founded in 1965, Firestone Financial is a nationwide finance company serving the amusement, carnival, fitness, vending and laundry industries. The Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Bank (Member FDIC). Interested parties can learn more about Firestone Financial at or by calling Firestone Financial at 800-851-1001.

Leah Siporin, Head of Marketing, 617-807-8194, [email protected]
Aaliyah Outlaw, Corporate Communications Manager, 518-925-6027, [email protected]

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