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7/12/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust invites you to participate in their first annual School Supply Drive from July 22 through August 16, 2019. Collection boxes are available at all branch locations across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont! Please visit your local branch to make a contribution of new school supplies such as: notebooks, folders, glue sticks, pencils, and crayons. No cash donations are being accepted. All donations support students and educators in the communities we call home. Want to know which local school will receive your donation? Just ask a branch employee!  Read more>
7/9/2019
 
Randolph, Vermont – Congratulations to Angelique Sutton, Alivia Reed and Katherine Sawyer recipients of the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Career & Technical Education Scholarship. These three 2019 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>
7/8/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine -- Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB or the “Company”) announced that its banking subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust (“BHBT” or the “Bank”), has signed a definitive agreement to acquire eight branches located in central Maine with approximately $287 million of deposits, $111 million of loans and $284 million of assets under management (as of March 31, 2019) from People’s United Bank, National Association (“People’s”). Read more>
7/3/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Jack Frost of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust presents a check for $10,500 to Jenny Jones of Bar Harbor Food Pantry and Dean Henry of Westside Food Pantry representing the proceeds from the Bank’s 26th Annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament played at Kebo Valley Golf Club on June 12. This year’s tournament benefited the two Mount Desert Island food pantries with event proceeds divided equally between the two organizations, resulting in donations of $5,250 each. Read more>
6/28/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Congratulations to Mount Desert Island High School 2019 graduates Zachary Harvey, Irene Choi, and Derek Collin 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>
6/20/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Congratulations to Seth Welch, Kaylee Bosse, Charlotte Brugman, Carly Pinkham, Alexander Haire, and Lydia Gatcomb, recipients of the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Career & Technical Education Scholarship. These six 2019 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>
6/18/2019
 
Ellsworth, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Chelsea Sawyer to Assistant Vice President, Branch Relationship Manager. Chelsea joined the Bank in 2013 as Customer Service Manager and was promoted to Branch Relationship Manager in 2017. Chelsea serves the Ellsworth community by building and maintaining relationships with individuals and business owners, helping them achieve their financial goals. She coaches her staff to listen and respond quickly to customer needs, delivering beyond best customer service. Read more>
6/14/2019
 
Nashua, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to be the helmet sponsor for the Live United Over the Edge 2019 event on June 27 and 28 at the Brady Sullivan Tower, 1000 Elm Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. Participants will rappel down 24 stories to raise money for the United Way of Greater Nashua and 20 other local nonprofit organizations. The Brady Sullivan Tower is one of the tallest buildings in the State of New Hampshire and houses Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s newest branch location. Read more>
6/14/2019
 
Newport, New Hampshire – Town of Newport administrators Hunter Rieseberg and Jeff Kessler along with Bar Harbor Bank & Trust senior executives Curtis Simard and Marion Colombo cut the ribbon at the newly renovated branch interior at 9 Main Street. Read more>
6/11/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has named Caitlin Dunston as Vice President, Corporate Counsel. Dunston provides consultation to senior management on legal issues, legal support for all business lines, and is responsible for company-wide contractual negotiations and review. Dunston is based in Ellsworth, Maine, at the 135 High Street location. Read more>
6/5/2019
 
New London, New Hampshire – Emily Ricard has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Treasury Services Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. She provides businesses and municipalities throughout New Hampshire and Vermont with enhanced Treasury solutions to help automate their daily banking functions, optimize cash flow and better deploy liquid assets. To learn more about the Treasury Services capabilities of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, please contact Emily Ricard at 603-715-3901. Her office is located at 321 Main Street in New London, New Hampshire. Read more>
6/5/2019
 
Lebanon, New Hampshire – Cara Dyke has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as AVP, Branch Relationship Manager II of two Lebanon locations: 106 Hanover Street and 200 Heater Road. In this role, Cara is responsible for coaching and developing employees, building and maintaining customer relationships, and delivering on customer service expectations while helping customers meet their financial goals. Read more>
6/5/2019
 
Machias, Maine – Steve Richardson has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Vice President, Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS# 889047) and helps borrowers in Downeast Maine with their home loan needs. To contact Steve, please call 888-853-7100 x11241 (office), 207-263-6041 (cell), or visit his office at 41 Main Street, Machias. Read more>
6/5/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Thanks to all who participated in Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s first annual Pet Supply Drive held from May 6 thru May 31, 2019. A total of more than 1400 items were collected at branch locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont and included pet food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, as well as new toys and bedding! Read more>
6/4/2019
 
Hampden, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Torrie Lalime to Assistant Vice President, Internal Audit Manager. Torrie joined the bank in 2017 as Senior Internal Auditor, working with management and outside vendors to complete and report on the bank’s audit plan. She also manages the bank’s compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which requires publicly traded companies to document and test key controls over financial reporting. Read more>
5/30/2019
 
Hampden, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Barbora Higgins to Vice President, Commercial Credit Team Leader. Barbora joined the bank in 2017 as AVP, Senior Credit Analyst, underwriting complex real estate and commercial and industrial loans. With her promotion, Barbora will now manage the commercial credit function in Maine, supervising three other employees. Read more>
5/30/2019
 
Midcoast, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to announce the promotion of Nichole Lee to Branch Relationship Manager II. With this promotion comes the added responsibility of managing two branch locations: 245 Camden Street, Rockland and 368 Route 3, South China. Read more>
5/28/2019
 
Manchester, New Hampshire –Starting June 3, 2019, visit any New Hampshire location of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust to enter a drawing for tickets to see the New Hampshire Fisher Cats play on their home field at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. There will be a drawing each week for four weeks, with five winners per week. Each winner will receive a pair of tickets to an upcoming game. No purchase necessary to enter or win. Read more>
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
 
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>