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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>
10/29/2018
 
Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s 30th annual community food drive, Food for Good, is underway. Join us at the Hannaford grocery store on Cottage Street in Bar Harbor on Friday, November 2 from 11:00AM – 1:00PM. I-95 (95.7 FM) radio will be there, broadcasting live. Read more>
10/19/2018
 
Lebanon, New Hampshire – Barry Rotman (center) of Upper Valley SCORE receives a sponsorship check from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees Meghan Wilkie (left) and Marion Steiner (right). These funds will be used to mentor those interested in starting businesses and deliver educational workshops to business owners who want to establish or grow their business. Read more>
10/15/2018
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Join Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in giving the gift of healthy food to our neighbors in need. The 30th annual “Food for Good” community food drive is being held October 29-November 16, 2018. Bring nonperishable food donations to your local Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branch and receive a “Food for Good” reusable grocery tote, while supplies last. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has 49 branch locations spanning Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. All food donations go to the food pantry located in the town where they are collected, directly benefiting friends and neighbors in each community; 36 food pantries in total from Lubec, Maine, to Brandon, Vermont. Read more>
10/15/2018
 
Concord, New Hampshire–Bar Harbor Financial Services is pleased to welcome Carl Ellis, Financial Consultant. Carl helps individuals achieve their personal financial goals by reviewing their current financial situation and suggesting appropriate solutions based on their risk tolerance, investment experience and time horizon. Working from the Charter Trust Company office at 90 North Main Street in Concord, New Hampshire, Carl serves clients throughout southern New Hampshire and can be reached by calling 978-290-2295. 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>
10/11/2018
 
Nashua, New Hampshire – At left, Jack Frost, VP Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust presents a $20,000 contribution to Jay Minkarah, Executive Director of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC). This pledge was made by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust through the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority’s L5 Capacity tax credit program. It was awarded it to the NRPC to help build economic development planning programs in response to member community needs in the town of Wilton, New Hampshire.  Read more>
 
10/3/2018
 
Portland and Bar Harbor, Maine – Daryl Wentworth and Joe Delano have joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Commercial Lending team with the opening of a newly created commercial loan office in Portland, Maine. Mr. Wentworth will lead a team of lenders including Mr. Delano who will focus on serving the banking needs of middle market companies and real estate projects throughout Bar Harbor’s footprint in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Mr. Wentworth and Mr. Delano will be located in our new office in Portland, Maine with the address to be announced in the coming weeks.  Read more>
9/20/2018
 
South China, Maine – Sarah Sachs has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Vice President, Team Leader - Residential Lending Group, Maine. Working from the Bank’s South China branch, Sarah will lead and drive the Mortgage Lending Officer team for the state of Maine and continue to enhance the Bank’s mortgage product offerings. To contact Sarah, please call 888-853-7100 x11113 or visit her office at 368 Route 3 in South China.  Read more>
9/18/2018
 
Hanover, New Hampshire - Michael Kiess and Tom Roberts of Vital Communities received a $2500 sponsorship from Meghan Wilkie and Teri Minelli of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. These funds will be used to sponsor the fall Business Leaders Housing Breakfast being held on October 26th where more than 100 people will gather for a housing update and to discuss solutions to the shortage of affordable workforce housing in the Upper Valley region.  Read more>
9/17/2018
 
Woodstock, Vermont – Scott Nichols has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Vice President, Regional Relationship Manager, working from the Bank’s retail office at No. One Bond Street in Woodstock, Vermont. With his strong financial knowledge and high level of customer service, Scott provides effective financial solutions to businesses in the area using commercial banking products such as commercial real estate mortgages, business lines of credit and treasury services.  Read more>
9/14/2018
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Gary Allen, Race Director of the Mount Desert Island Marathon, receives a sponsorship check from Lisa Parsons and Steve Gurin of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust for the 17th annual event scheduled for Sunday, October 14, 2018. The race starts in Bar Harbor and finishes in Southwest Harbor, passing all four of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s branches on Mount Desert Island. This year 2,000 race participants are expected, which will bring many to Mount Desert Island as the summer season wanes.  Read more>
9/12/2018
 
Williamstown, Vermont – Amy Chamberlin has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager of the Williamstown office located at 20 Methodist Lane. In this role, Amy 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 Williamstown area. She is especially skilled at recommending financial solutions to meet customer needs and explaining banking services in an easy to understand fashion. Read more>