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5/23/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust presented employee awards at their annual Chairman’s Dinner and Celebration on the evening of May 21 at the Bar Harbor Club in Bar Harbor, Maine. The event is dedicated to recognizing, appreciating and motivating leadership throughout the company. The Chairman’s Award was presented to Lisa Parsons, SVP Regional Market Manager for Mount Desert Island, Maine, and Joe Scully, SVP Director of Security, Technology, and Infrastructure working in Hampden, Maine. Read more>
5/17/2019
 
West Lebanon, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce Marion Steiner as AVP, Community Banking Relationship Manager. In her new role, Marion helps local small businesses be successful by listening to their goals and responding quickly to their needs with suitable financial solutions, including commercial loans and cash management services. Her office is located in West Lebanon, serving the Upper Valley area of New Hampshire and Vermont. Marion can be reached by calling 603-865-6150. Read more>
5/17/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine –Bar Harbor Bank & Trust invites you to play in the 26th Annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament on Tuesday, June 4 at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor. Hosted by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, the proceeds from this charity tournament benefit both Bar Harbor Food Pantry and Westside Food Pantry. Read more>
5/16/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Katie Briggs, Senior Human Resources Operations Specialist at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has earned her Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation. The CPP designation is offered through the American Payroll Association, an organization dedicated to helping payroll professionals advance their careers. The CPP designation is designed for those who handle payroll functions or payroll management. Read more>
5/16/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to present donations from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. After pooling all contributions from employees and directors collected during first quarter 2019,and tallying employee votes for non-profit beneficiaries, the following organizations each received a generous gift: Junior Achievement of Maine, Upper Valley Haven in White River Junction, and Capstone Community Action in Vermont. Read more>
5/14/2019
 
Newport, New Hampshire – Terri Raymond has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, as Vice President, Regional Market Manager for the Central and Upper Valley New Hampshire Region. In this role, Terri provides direct, local leadership and support for branch managers, ensuring the delivery of a superior customer experience. She manages 15 branch locations from Bradford to Hanover, as well as the Bank’s Customer Service Center. Read more>
5/13/2019
 
Hillsborough, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Shelley Griswold to Assistant Vice President, Branch Relationship Manager II and Area Staff Coordinator. Shelley joined the Bank in 2006 as a teller and gradually assumed positions of increased responsibility over the years including, Customer Service Representative and Loan Specialist. In her current role as Branch Relationship Manager, Shelley builds strategic ties within the local community to help individuals and business owners with their financial needs. In addition, she oversees all branch operations and coaches her team in providing the highest level of customer service. Read more>
5/13/2019
 
South China, Maine – Sally Garand has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Vice President, Community Banking Relationship Manager, working from the Bank’s office at 386 Route 3 in South China, Maine. Serving the Midcoast region from Rockland to Topsham, Sally builds relationships with local small business owners to help them be successful. She listens to their goals and responds quickly to their needs with suitable financial solutions. Read more>
5/13/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Curtis Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, is pleased to announce the 2018 grant recipients from the Hattie A. & Fred C. Lynam Trust managed by Bar Harbor Trust Services. The Lynam Trust was established to support charitable, religious, and educational organizations which are particularly beneficial to and advantageous for the people of Mount Desert Island. Since 2009 the Lynam Trust has been making grants, ranging from $500 to $5,000, to non-profit organizations located on Mount Desert Island. Read more>
5/8/2019
 
Newport, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Alison DiPaola to Vice President, Human Resources Business Partner. She joined the Bank in 2013 as Employee Services Specialist, working with payroll and benefits. A year later Alison transitioned to a workforce development role and since then has worked in various positions related to recruitment, workforce planning, and employee relations. Read more>
5/7/2019
 
Woodstock, Vermont – Ryan Tremblay has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as AVP, Mortgage Loan Originator. Working from the Bank’s Woodstock branch, Ryan helps people buy the home of their dreams by arranging financing for first time homebuyers, growing families or someone downsizing, second homes, a re-finance or new construction. To contact Ryan, please call 802-234-7334 or visit his office at One Bond Street in Woodstock. Read more>
 
5/6/2019
 
Newport, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has made a pledge of $100,000 to support the planned Newport Community Center capital campaign. Bank President & CEO Curtis Simard announced the pledge last week after a meeting was held with members of the new Center’s planning committee. Read more>
5/3/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine –Stanley Scooters and Darling’s are each sponsoring a hole-in-one contest at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s 26th Annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament on June 4 at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor (rain date is June 12). Read more>
5/1/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Josh Yarbrough has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Vice President, Community Banking Relationship Manager, working from the Bank’s office at 82 Main Street in Bar Harbor, Maine. Serving the Mount Desert Island community, he helps local small businesses be successful by listening to their goals and responding quickly to their needs with suitable financial solutions, including commercial loans and cash management services. Read more>
4/29/2019
 
Newport, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s renovation of the interior of the office located at 9 Main Street in Newport is now complete. The new and improved branch opened its doors to customers on Monday, April 15, 2019. The renovations consisted of a complete interior makeover of the branch lobby, transforming it into a bright, modern, and inviting space while also honoring the rich history of the building. Read more>
4/26/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust invites you to participate in our first annual Pet Supply Drive from May 6 through May 31, 2019. Collection boxes are located at all of our branch locations across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont; more than 50 locations! Please visit your local branch and make a contribution of unopened pet food, litter, cleaning supplies, new toys, and bedding. No cash donations are being accepted. All donations benefit local, non-profit animal shelters or humane societies. Want to know which shelter will receive your donation? Just ask a branch employee! Read more>
4/4/2019
 
Nashua, New Hampshire – Tiffany Law has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Vice President, Community Banking Relationship Manager, working from the Bank’s office at 188 Main Street in Nashua, New Hampshire, serving the southern New Hampshire region. She is excited to be involved in the greater Nashua community helping small business owners with all of their financial needs. Read more>
4/4/2019
 
Hanover, New Hampshire – Jennifer Eastman has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager II of the Hanover, New Hampshire, office located at 68 South Main Street. In this role, Jennifer creates and fosters relationships with employees, customers, and community members, helping them reach their short and long term goals. Read more>
4/4/2019
 
Nashua, New Hampshire – Cathy Donaher has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager III of the Nashua, New Hampshire, office located at 188 Main Street. In this role, Cathy will use her management and leadership skills to further develop the branch team in meeting the financial needs of customers. Read more>
 
4/4/2019
 
Manchester, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has named Jaime Frederes as its Senior Vice President and Director of Residential Lending. Frederes is responsible for the overall bank leadership, franchise growth, and business-line profitability of the Residential Lending division throughout the Bank’s footprint of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Frederes’ office is located at 1000 Elm Street in Manchester, New Hampshire. Read more>
4/1/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is celebrating national Teach Children to Save Day on April 12, sponsored by the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation. Geared toward grades K-8, Teach Children to Save is a national program that organizes banker volunteers to help young people develop a lifelong savings habit, putting them on a path to becoming smart money-managing adults. If you are interested in having a Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employee teach a savings lesson at your school, or to a local community group, please contact Zoe Zalta, Marketing Coordinator at 888-853-7100 x10519. Lessons can be taught any time of year.  Read more>
4/1/2019
 
New London, New Hampshire – (Left to right) Winifred DeMille of New London Barn Playhouse (NLBP), Steve Ensign and Martha Bristol who are affiliated with both NLBP and Bar Harbor Bank & Trust (BHBT), Terri Raymond, Marie Pelletier, and Elliott Hale of BHBT, Keith Coughlin of NLBP, Mike Hannon of BHBT and Jody Cooper-Rubin of NLBP celebrate Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s donation to the New London Barn Playhouse! This gift from BHBT and its subsidiary, Charter Trust Company, supports the Barn’s Youth Theater Camp Tuition Forgiveness Fund, giving students from low and moderate income families the opportunity to pursue their interest in the performing arts. Read more>
3/30/2019
 
Winter Harbor, Maine – (Left to right) Andrew Somes of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to present a donation to Mike Summerer, Anna Woolf, and Mary Laury of Schoodic Arts for All. This gift will help support 2019 programming for local students on the peninsula. Read more>
3/29/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the 26th Annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament will benefit two Mount Desert Island nonprofits, Bar Harbor Food Pantry and Westside Food Pantry, with the shared purpose of eliminating food insecurity in our local community. The golf tournament will be played on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor. For more information, visit www.barharbor.bank/golf. Read more>
3/26/2019
 
South Royalton, Vermont – Bert Blais has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager of the South Royalton, Vermont office located at 52 Railroad Street. In this role, Bert leads the branch team in simplifying the financial lives of customers by recommending products and services that not only solve problems but bring added value to their banking relationship. Read more>
3/7/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Josh Yarbrough, Curtis Simard, and Lisa Parsons of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust present a sponsorship check to Kathleen Miller of Mount Desert 365 for the Mount Desert Business Boot Camp & Pitch Competition happening March 7-10, 2019 in Northeast Harbor. Read more>
2/26/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to present donations from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. After pooling all contributions from employees and directors, collected during fourth quarter 2018, and tallying employee votes for non-profit beneficiaries, the following organizations each received a generous gift: Healthy Acadia’s DownEast Teen Leadership Camp (Machias, ME), Friends Program, Inc. (Concord, NH), and Vermont Institute for Natural Science (Quechee, VT). Read more>
2/26/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the availability of a $1,500 scholarship for high school graduating seniors who are going on to college. The scholarship is for income eligible applicants who have attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum. There is the potential for 15 awards of $1,500 each. From qualified applicants, one student may be chosen per technical center in the geographic region outlined below. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2019. Applications are available at any branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust and can also be found online by clicking here.  Read more>
2/8/2019
 
West Rutland, Vermont – Thelma Magi has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager of the West Rutland, Vermont, office located at 484 Main Street. In this role, Thelma will continue to develop the talent of the branch team so they can be most effective in helping local community members meet their financial needs.  Read more>
 
2/5/2019
 
Newport, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan Ohlson to Assistant Vice President, Compliance Analyst. Susan joined the Bank in 2007 as a Commercial Lending Assistant. In 2011, she was promoted to the Compliance Department as a Compliance Monitor. In her current role as Compliance Analyst, Susan actively works with department managers instituting procedures and controls to prevent compliance errors and continually monitors and tests adherence to applicable laws and regulations recommending corrective action as needed. Read more>
1/25/2019
 
Blue Hill, Maine – (Left to right) Janet Lewis, Executive Director of Healthy Peninsula receives a donation from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees, Melinda Crippen, Heather Brackett and Sara Lane. This gift sponsors the Magic Food Bus, a long-term seasonal project now in its 8th year, bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to people of all ages at no cost. With these funds, Healthy Peninsula will be able to advance this program to ensure food resources are getting to those who are most in need and provide an opportunity for students to participate in summer reading by taking home donated books. Read more>
1/25/2019
 
Manchester, New Hampshire – (Left to right) Steve McMahon of the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester was on hand as Marion Colombo and Curtis Simard of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust present a generous donation to Diane Fitzpatrick of the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, joined by John Mercier of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. The presentation of this gift on January 25 culminates a week of grand opening festivities at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s new branch at 1000 Elm Street in Manchester. Read more>
1/17/2019
 
Ellsworth, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Carissa Look to Vice President, Quality Assurance Manager. Carissa joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in 2015 as Quality Assurance Department Manager. With a background in banking and management, Carissa leads her team to ensure proper policies and procedures are in place and being followed for effective management of customer deposit and loan accounts. Carissa is a graduate of Hampden Academy as well as the Northern New England School of Banking. She both lives and works in Ellsworth. Read more>
1/17/2019
 
New London, New Hampshire – Elliott Hale has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager II of the New London, New Hampshire office located at 116 Newport Road. In this role, Elliott will lead the branch team in simplifying the financial lives of customers by recommending products and services that not only solve problems but bring added value to their banking relationship. Read more>
1/17/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Jayme DeMers to Vice President, Retail Delivery & Strategic Initiatives. Read more>
1/14/2019
 
Topsham, Maine – Erinn Rossignol has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager of the Topsham office located at 2 Main Street. In this role, Erinn leads the branch team in providing a high level of customer service and builds mutually rewarding relationships with residents and business owners in the southern midcoast Maine region. Read more>
1/8/2019
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Employees Donate to Local Non-Profits through 'Casual for a Cause' Program 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to present donations from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. After pooling all contributions from employees and directors, collected during third quarter 2018, and tallying employee votes for non-profit beneficiaries, the following organizations each received a generous gift: Next Step Domestic Violence Project in Maine, Second Growth in New Hampshire and BROC Community Action in Vermont. Read more>
12/31/2018
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is grateful for all of the toys donated to the Bank’s first annual Holiday Toy Drive which concluded on December 21. So many customers and community members dropped off new children’s toys at their local Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branch. All Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branches in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont participated, collecting more than 1,260 toys in total. Read more>
12/14/2018
Northeast Harbor, Maine – Members of the Mount Desert Police Department delivered a “truck load” of toys to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Northeast Harbor branch as a contribution to the Bank’s first annual Holiday Toy Drive. Their generous donation is most appreciated. These toys will be donated to the Maine Seacoast Mission’s Christmas Program. The Bank’s toy drive concludes on Friday, December 21. Read more>
12/13/2018
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Seven Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the organization’s success during the bank’s annual all-employee meeting.
• Dennis Borcuk, Systems Engineer in Newport, New Hampshire received the Salisbury Service Award.
• Jack Frost, Director of Community Giving in Ellsworth, Maine received the Communication Award.
• Erica Dancosse, Staff Accountant in Newport, New Hampshire received the Professionalism Award.
• Catie Faucher, Branch Relationship Manager in Andover, New Hampshire received the Initiative Award.
• Brian Jacobs, VP/Information Reporting Manager in Hampden, Maine received the Quality Award.
• Sally Fuller, Personal Banker II in Rockland, Maine received the Positivity Award.
• Marion Steiner, AVP/Branch Relationship Manager in Lebanon, New Hampshire received the Teamwork Award. Read more>
12/13/2018
 

Manchester, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust representatives, John Mercier, EVP Chief Lending Officer; Marion Colombo, EVP Director of Retail Delivery; and Curtis Simard, President and CEO were joined by Joyce Craig, City Mayor; Arthur Sullivan, Owner of Brady Sullivan Plaza, and Michael Skelton, President and CEO of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce for the ribbon cutting on December 13 of the Bank’s newest branch at 1000 Elm Street, Suite 101 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Read more>

12/7/2018
 
White River Junction, Vermont – (Left to right) Andrew Grimson from Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity receives a donation from Vreni Gust and Teri Minelli of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. This gift is a sponsorship of the Falala Follies happening on December 7 at the Briggs Opera House. Proceeds from this event will go towards building a new home for a family of four in Sharon, Vermont. Read more>
12/7/2018
 
Montpelier, Vermont – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to make a donation to the Vermont Chamber Foundation for The Vermont Futures Project, a data-driven initiative to secure Vermont’s economic future. Read more>
12/7/2018

Ellsworth, Maine – (Left to right) Chelsea Sawyer and Tim Tunney of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in Ellsworth present a donation Jo Cooper of Friends in Action. This gift will help fund transportation and social programs for older adults and those who are disabled. Read more>
12/7/2018

Ellsworth, Maine – (Left to right) Jacklyn Sinclair, Assistant Branch Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in Ellsworth presents a donation to Bob Stuart of Maine College Circle. The mission of Maine College Circle is to help more students make more of the opportunity of higher education, with a special focus on rural Maine communities. They pursue this mission by supporting better, earlier, and equal access to information on the opportunity of education, particularly higher education. For more information visit: www.mainecollegecircle.org. Read more>
12/7/2018
 
White River Junction, Vermont – (Left to right) Sharon Miller-Dombroski and Yee-Wah Brabant of Green Mountain Children’s Center receive a donation from Nicole Dexter and Teri Minelli of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. This donation will help fund the Center’s curriculum enrichment STEM Initiative (STEM: Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) for all the children they serve. This initiative will support the children’s overall development and school success by making connections to their world with STEM investigative tools. Their learning will be enhanced by implementing this program around the child’s “Sense of Place,” focusing on outdoor environments. Read more>
11/30/2018
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce their first annual Holiday Toy Drive starting December 10, 2018. You are invited to bring a children’s toy to any branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust from December 10-21, 2018. All Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branches in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are participating.  Read more>
11/30/2018
 
Nashua, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Hawkes, to Vice President, Regional Banking Team Leader for the Bank’s Southern New Hampshire region. Working from the Bank’s retail office at 188 Main Street in Nashua, Michael and his team of experienced Commercial Bankers are committed to assisting companies achieve their financing goals. Michael’s 20 years of experience lending to a vast variety of industries has afforded him the opportunity to provide effective and unique financing solutions to companies and real estate operators of all sizes. Read more>
11/30/2018
 
Manchester, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is bringing a true community bank to Manchester, with the opening their newest branch office on December 10 at 1000 Elm Street, Suite 101; ground floor of the Brady Sullivan Plaza. Branch hours will be Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. This full service branch in downtown Manchester will be staffed by Kat Raycraft, AVP Branch Relationship Manager, Misty DeRochemont, Personal Banker, Laurel Hansen, VP Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS#691188), and John Mercier, EVP Business Banking and Treasury Services. To call the branch, please dial 603-656-0350. Read more>
11/30/2018
 
Rockland, Maine – Jennifer Mazurek has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Senior Vice President, Retail Banking Operations and Treasury Support Manager. With an office at the Bank’s Rockland branch, Jennifer supports the day-to-day operations of the branches, making sure the right systems and processes are in place to provide outstanding customer experiences, while complying with banking regulations. Read more>
11/27/2018
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust concluded their 30th annual “Food for Good” community food drive on November 16, 2018. This year the event took place in over 50 communities across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Prior to the Thanksgiving holiday, more than 5,000 food items were collected and delivered to 36 local food pantries spanning from Lubec, Maine to Brandon, Vermont. Read more>
11/20/2018
 
Milford, New Hampshire – Tina Brown has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager of the Milford office located at 32 Elm Street. She enjoys establishing relationships with individuals, including business owners, and presenting financial solutions to help them achieve their goals. Read more>
11/20/2018
 
Bradford, New Hampshire – Kelsey Woods has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager of the Bradford office located at 115 East Main Street. In this role, Kelsey provides leadership to the staff and a high level of service to customers. Read more>
11/20/2018
 
Topsham, Maine – Beth Wood has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Vice President, Compliance Manager. Working from the Bank’s Topsham branch, Beth helps coordinate the Bank’s overall compliance management system. She oversees the work of team members, monitors and responds to new and changing regulations, and ensures policies and procedures are up to date so banking operations run smoothly. Read more>
11/15/2018
 
Manchester, New Hampshire – Kat Raycraft has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as AVP, Branch Relationship Manager of the Manchester office set to open on December 10, 2018 at 1000 Elm Street. She will lead the branch team in providing a high level of customer service by recommending the appropriate financial solutions to help customers meet reach their goals. In addition, Kat specializes in working with small business owners to help them achieve their plans for growth.  Read more>
11/13/2018
 
West Lebanon, New Hampshire–Bar Harbor Financial Services is pleased to welcome Jared Petrizzi, Financial Consultant. Jared helps his clients achieve their financial goals by providing sound investment advice as well as non-FDIC insured products. He serves communities throughout the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. His office is based in West Lebanon at 83 Main Street and can be reached by calling 603-409-4599. Bar Harbor Financial Services provides investment and retirement planning services for individuals and businesses, education funding solutions, and life and long term care insurance to help manage risk. Read more>
11/13/2018
 
Claremont, New Hampshire – Philip Juanes has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager of the Claremont office located at 345 Washington Street. In this role, Philip will lead the branch team in providing a high level of customer service and building mutually rewarding relationships with all community members in the greater Claremont area.  Read more>