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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>
8/31/2018
 
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 from April through June, and tallying employee votes for non-profit beneficiaries, the following organizations each received a generous gift: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire, and Safeline, Inc. in Vermont.  Read more>
8/31/2018
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – At a recent event hosted by Bar Harbor Trust Services, a well-known and revered, multi-generational Bar Harbor family donated more than $1.2 million to four non-profit organizations in Bar Harbor. At the event, the Cough family was celebrated and recognized for their contributions to our community.  Read more>
8/30/2018
 

Newport, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is excited to renovate the interior of their office located at 9 Main Street in Newport. The work commenced on Monday, August 20 with an expected completion date of March 2019. A complete interior makeover of the branch lobby is planned, transforming it into a bright, modern and inviting space. During renovations, branch operations and office hours will remain the same without interruption. Read more>

8/27/2018
 
Concord, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees, Jim Pratt, Jarmila Silva, and Deb Johnson present a donation to Rosemary Heard, President and CEO of CATCH Neighborhood Housing. To be paid over three years, this $7,500 pledge is for the CATCH “Your Home” Capital Campaign. This leadership gift will help CATCH reach its goal of raising $1 million. The purpose of the capital campaign is to purchase, renovate and unite CATCH offices.  Read more>
8/22/2018
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Congratulations to Esme Freeman, Lillyann Limeburner, Hailey McCabe, Willow Newman, Jakob Rogers, and MacKenzie Snowdon, recipients of the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Career & Technical Education Scholarship. These six 2018 high school graduates attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum, and were awarded the scholarship based upon their academic success and determination to further advance their education and vocational skills. Please join us in congratulating these young people as they prepare for their future careers. Read more>
8/22/2018
 
Concord, New Hampshire – Congratulations to Mercedes Allain, Aharon Chesler, Lexie Grenier, Jackie Seminara, Mia Sturtevant, and Thomas Tague-Bleau, recipients of the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Career & Technical Education Scholarship. These six 2018 high school graduates attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum, and were awarded the scholarship based upon their academic success and determination to further advance their education and vocational skills. Please join us in congratulating these young people as they prepare for their future careers.  Read more>
8/22/2018
 
Peterborough, New Hampshire – (left and right) Kevin McElhinney, AVP, Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in Peterborough presents a donation check to Margaret Nelson, Executive Director at The River Center Family and Community Resource Center. This contribution is a sponsorship of the Center’s Money Matters program, which provides free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and free Money Coaching. The Tax Assistance program is for low/moderate income individuals and families. Money Coaching is open to adults of all ages. Both programs serve to increase financial stability for community members. So far this year, over 450 people have been helped through the Money Matters program. Read more>
8/9/2018
 
Randolph, Vermont – Congratulations to Sasha Chacon, William Clark and Bailee Wheeler, recipients of the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Career & Technical Education Scholarship. These three 2018 high school graduates attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum, and were awarded the scholarship based upon their academic success and determination to further advance their education and vocational skills. Please join us in congratulating these young people as they prepare for their future careers. Read more>
8/9/2018
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Congratulations to Mount Desert Island High School 2018 graduates Takanao Ishimura, Alicia Norberg, and Dorothy LeMoine on receiving Bar Harbor Bank & Trust named scholarship awards of $500 each. Over the years Bar Harbor Bank & Trust established scholarships in memory of long-term Bank employees and directors. For many years these scholarships have been awarded to local high school graduating seniors to help offset the cost of attending college. Read more>
7/20/2018
 
Brandon, Vermont – Bernie Carr, Executive Director of the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce accepts a sponsorship check from Melissa Case, AVP, Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Park Street location in Brandon. The Bank is a major sponsor of the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce summer concert series, Music at the Riverbend.  Read more>
7/20/2018
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Greg Dalton, Curtis Simard, Lisa Parsons of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust present a check for $5,500 to Clara Baker and Alison Beane of Island Housing Trust representing the proceeds from the Bank’s 25th Annual David R. Harding Memorial Charity Golf Tournament played at Kebo Valley Golf Club on June 12. This year’s tournament benefited the Island Housing Trust. Read more>
7/17/2018
 
Ellsworth, Maine – Jack Frost and Chelsea Sawyer from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust present a donation check to Katie Freedman of Healthy Acadia. These funds will provide scholarships for students in Washington County to attend the DownEast Teen Leadership Camp this summer, helping to make DETLC accessible to all youth. Read more>
7/17/2018
 
Newbury, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to join the 2018 Community Partnership Program at The Fells Historic Estate & Gardens. At the $2500 membership level, these funds will be used to underwrite programs of education to under-served and at-risk children, offering scholarship and volunteer opportunities to promote team building and leadership. Read more>
7/10/2018
 
Newport, New Hampshire – Doug Stewart joins Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Senior Vice President of Human Resources Operations & Total Rewards. HR operational areas being overseen by Doug include employee data management, employee/manager self-service platforms, payroll, and reporting and analytics. When it comes to total rewards, Doug will design and deliver compensation, benefits, and equity programs that drive up employee engagement. His overarching mandate is to provide the best possible employee experience. Read more>
6/28/2018
 
Concord, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Pratt, to Senior Vice President, Regional Business Banking Team Leader for the Bank’s Central New Hampshire region. Working from the Bank’s retail office at 8 Loudon Road in Concord, Jim is responsible for enhancing and growing the Bank’s commercial banking presence in the Central New Hampshire region, which includes core markets such as Newport, New London, and Concord. Jim will manage a commercial banking team, working collaboratively to provide 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>
6/22/2018

Jayne Straight joins Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager - Bethel, VT

Bethel, Vermont – Jayne Straight has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager for the Bethel/Royalton branch located at 1583 VT Route 107 in Royalton. In this position, Jayne will lead the branch team in providing a high level of service to customers, helping them simplify their financial lives and achieve their personal goals. Read more>

6/18/2018

Lori Belding joins Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as VP, CRA Officer

Randolph, Vermont – Lori Belding has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, as Vice President, Community Reinvestment Act Officer. In this role, Lori will ensure that the bank meets the credit and community service needs of the communities in which it operates, by guiding and analyzing the bank’s lending, charitable giving and community volunteer efforts. The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was enacted by Congress in 1977.  Read more>

6/18/2018

Results - 25th Annual Bar Harbor Bank & Trust David R. Harding Memorial Charity Golf Tournament

Bar Harbor, Maine –The 25th Annual Bar Harbor Bank & Trust David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament was held at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor on June 12, 2018. The proceeds from this year’s tournament benefit the Island Housing Trust in Bar Harbor. The tournament was supported generously by many local businesses and individuals through sponsorships, donations and participation. The tournament winners (and their scores) are as follows: Read more>

6/14/2018

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Teaches Children to Save

Bradford, New Hampshire and Deer Isle, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust participated in the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation’s national Teach Children to Save program this spring. Close to 20 Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees taught savings lessons in more than 30 classrooms, reaching well over 500 students. Read more>

6/14/2018

Jarmila Silva joins Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as AVP, Branch Relationship Manager - Concord

Concord, New Hampshire – Mrs. Jarmila Silva has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as AVP, Branch Relationship Manager for the Concord branch located at 8 Loudon Road, Suite 4. In this position, Jarmila will lead the branch team in providing helpful financial solutions to customers by suggesting the right products and services to meet customer needs thereby simplifying their financial lives.  Read more>

6/6/2018

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust's Catherine Faucher promoted to Branch Relationship Manager - Andover, New Hampshire

Andover, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Catherine (Catie) Faucher to Branch Relationship Manager at the Andover branch located at 7 Lawrence Street. Catie’s leadership of the branch team will increase their effectiveness in assisting customers with their financial problems, recommending suitable product and service solutions to help them save time and money. Read more>

6/4/2018

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Sponsors the New World Festival at Chandler Center for the Arts

Randolph, Vermont – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased donate $2,500 to the 26th annual New World Festival hosted by Chandler Center for the Arts on September 2, 2018 held on Main Street in Randolph. This Festival celebrates Vermont’s Celtic and French Canadian heritage with traditional – and sometimes not so traditional – music and dance. On Labor Day enjoy this popular Festival with dozens of performers playing in six venues for fun from noon to midnight. Read more> 

5/25/2018

25th Annual David Harding Memorial Golf Tournament - June 5 - Tournament Sponsors Announced

Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust invites you to play in the 25th Annual David Harding Memorial Golf Tournament on Tuesday, June 5 at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor. Hosted by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, the proceeds from this charity tournament benefit the Island Housing Trust. Read more>

5/22/2018

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust donates to Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

Deer Isle, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to donate $2,000 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. This gift will help fund the summer internship position at the Fab Lab, which provides employment for a resident of the local area. Read more>

5/21/2018

Sarah Catanese receives "Sparks Award" from the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce

Bar Harbor, Maine – Sarah Catanese, Vice President at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, received the “Sparks Award” from the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce at their annual meeting on May 17. The Sparks Award is presented annually to a graduate of Leadership Hancock County who has exhibited exemplary leadership initiative in Hancock County. Since her 2012 graduation from Leadership Hancock County, Sarah has continued to be involved deeply with Leadership Hancock County, as well as other emerging community initiatives. She was in on the ground floor as Union Square was taking shape; i.e. the “young professionals” arm of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce. Sarah also gave of her time and talent to help shape an emergent vision for Leadership Hancock County 2.0. Read more>

5/18/2018

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust donates iPads to Newport Recreation Department

Newport, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to donate $2,250 worth of iPads to the Newport Recreation Department. The iPads will be used for a variety of activities, including Boot Camp, Day Camp education, and as a coaching tool for local youth sports. Read more>

5/18/2018

Mynor Aldana joins Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as AVP, Branch Relationship Manager - Nashua

Nashua, New Hampshire – Mr. Mynor Aldana has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as AVP, Branch Relationship Manager for the Nashua branch located at 115 Daniel Webster Highway. In this position, Mynor 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> 

5/16/2018

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announces Promotions

Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of three employees. Susan Albee has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Branch Relationship Manager in Machias. Andrew Somes has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Branch Relationship Manager in Winter Harbor. Nichole Lee has been promoted to Branch Relationship Manager in South China. Read more>

5/8/2018

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust donates to Newport Senior Center

Newport, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to make a donation $5,000 toward the Newport Senior Center fundraising goal of $650,000 for the expansion of the Center’s main facility and upgrades needed to meet code requirements which have an expected completion date of August 2018. Read more>

5/8/2018

Emily Ricard appointed as Treasury Services Sales Representative at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

New London, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce Emily Ricard’s appointment to Treasury Services Sales Representative. Working from the Bank’s centrally located Main Street office in New London, Emily will provide area businesses and municipalities throughout the Bank’s core markets of Newport, New London, and the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont with enhanced Treasury solutions to help automate their daily banking functions, optimize cash flow and better deploy liquid assets. Read more>

5/3/2018

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announces Beneficiary for annual Charity Golf Tournament

Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s 25th Annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament will benefit Island Housing Trust. The golf tournament will be played on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor. For more information, call Nataleigh Flint at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust 667-0660 x11022. Read more>

5/3/2018

Robert Kier joins Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager in New London

New London, New Hampshire – Robert Kier has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, as Branch Relationship Manager of the New London branch at 321 Main Street. In this role, Robert will lead the branch team in providing a high level of customer service and building mutually rewarding relationships with community members of the New London area. Read more>

5/1/2018

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust makes a gift to the Cobscook Community Learning Center

Lubec, Maine – Recently, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust made a $12,000 gift to the Cobscook Community Learning Center (CCLC). This contribution capped-off the Center’s $1 million campaign for the new building at the Heartwood Campus with matching funds from the Alfond Foundation. Read more>

4/17/2018

Charles Seugling joins Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as VP, Regional Market Manager

Concord, New Hampshire – Charles William Seugling IV has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, as Vice President, Regional Market Manager for the Southern New Hampshire Region. In this role, Charles will provide direct, local leadership and support for branch managers, ensuring the delivery of a superior customer experience. Branches under his management include: Concord, Nashua, Peterborough, Hillsborough and Milford. Read more>

4/11/2018

Bar Harbor Bankshares Announces Senior Vice President Promotions

Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bankshares, is pleased to announce the promotion of four employees to the title of Senior Vice President: Kimberly Nason, Lara Horner, Lorraine Ivers and John Williams. Read more>

3/26/2018

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Provides Funding for MDI High School Robotics Team

Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust made a $2,500 contribution to the Mount Desert Island High School Robotics Team to help defray the cost for the team to participate in the World Competition, April 24-28 in Kentucky. Read more>