07/02/2012 Ellsworth Opening at 125 High Street
Ellsworth, Maine — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust's new financial Center at 125 High Street in Ellsworth is opening for business on Monday, July 2.
The new full-service branch features a five-person customer service counter, several offices for staff, a vault holding safe deposit boxes, two drive-thru lanes, plus a third lane housing a free-standing, drive-up ATM. Banking hours in the lobby continue to be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday ‐ Wednesday, and till 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Drive-up hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday ‐ Thursday and till 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Saturday hours are 9:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon for both the lobby and the drive-up.
The friendly branch staff, including Regional Vice President, Christopher Young; Branch Relationship Manager, Jody Warren; Personal Banker, Marlene Lloyd; and Customer Service Representatives, Jennifer, Theresa, Jen, and Gabriella are ready to help customers with their financial needs.
"This multi-phase renovation and reconfiguration plan of our entire Ellsworth campus is now complete, providing fresh new facilities focused on customer convenience and ease of access," said Joseph Murphy, President and CEO. "The new branch features a large lobby with vaulted ceiling and a lot of natural light pouring in. Customers will appreciate the new traffic flow pattern and easy parking. We are very pleased to make this investment in our Ellsworth facilities, demonstrating our deep commitment to the greater Ellsworth community."
The north side of the building is the retail branch where Customer Service Representatives, a Personal Banker, and Managers will be available to assist customers. Penny Carter, VP/Retail and Residential Lending will have an office here as well. The south side of the building offers convenient access for business customers to meet with their banker, before or after conducting their bank transactions. Business Bankers, Will Hatt, Sam McGee and Jim Lacasse will have offices in the new branch, along with Commercial Lending Assistant, Carol Marshall. The 135 High Street building continues to house Bar Harbor Financial Services and Bar Harbor Trust Services staff with close, easy access.
"Our customers and the general public have expressed so much interest in this project as it has been proceeding. We are so excited to be opening this new banking facility. Combining both retail and business banking under one roof is a really great design, offering a high level of convenience through integrated service delivery," said Cheryl Mullen, SVP/Sales and Marketing.
The public is invited to a Customer Appreciation Day/Open House at the new location July 27 and all are welcome to stop by any time beginning July 2.
With the opening of the new branch, the bank's temporary location in the Ellsworth Shopping Center next to Reny's, including the drive up and ATM, will be closed.
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, celebrating 125 years of service, is a community bank with more than $1 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, they offer a full range of financial services and products for families, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Maine with more than a dozen locations along the coast. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares (AMEX:BHB) and is named one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Maine. For more information call 207-288-3314 or go to www.bhbt.com