Our Story

Founded in 1887, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank offering a full-range of financial services for individuals, families, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Featuring 14 convenient branches along the coast of Maine, as well as 35 branches in New Hampshire and Vermont through the Lake Sunapee Bank division, we recognize, appreciate, and support the unique people and culture in the places we call home.

As a company, we value community service, both to raise funds for worthy causes and to foster a spirit of teamwork and a special sense of place in our communities. Our employees volunteer hundreds of hours as members of local non-profit boards, as coaches of youth teams, and as participants in community events. We are immensely proud of their accomplishments and salute them for all they do. 

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT:BHB) is the parent company of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust wholly owns two New Hampshire-based subsidiaries: McCrillis & Eldredge Insurance, Inc., a full-line independent insurance agency; and Charter Trust Company, a trust services and wealth management company. Bar Harbor Trust Services is another subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, with offices in Maine. Bar Harbor Financial Services (a branch of Infinex Investments, Inc.) is an independent third party broker.

Our Mission Statement
Bar Harbor Bankshares, an independent community banking organization, encourages and supports the personal and professional development of its employees, dedicates itself to consistent service of the highest level for all customers, and recognizes its responsibility to be an active participant in, and advocate for, community growth and prosperity.