Tompkins TrustCo Inc., the holding company of three upstate New York banks, has entered the insurance business by purchasing two agencies in the state.

Austin Hardie Wise Agency Inc. of Attica and Ernest Townsend & Son Inc. of LeRoy are retaining their names under Tompkins Insurance Agencies Inc., a subsidiary created by the acquisitions. James R. Hardie, president of Austin Hardie Wise, has been named president and chief executive officer of Tompkins Insurance Agencies.

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