Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Sponsors Vital Communities' Business Leaders Housing Breakfast

Hanover, New Hampshire (September 18, 2018) - 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.
“We welcome Bar Harbor Bank & Trust to the region and we greatly appreciate their commitment to community service and support,” said Tom Roberts, Executive Director of Vital Communities.
“Vital Communities’ effort to advance affordable housing options, including workforce housing, makes a difference to those in the Upper Valley. The Housing Breakfast is an outstanding opportunity to educate business leaders on the challenges being faced throughout the region,” said Teri Minelli, VP, Mortgage Loan Originator at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.
Founded in 1993, Vital Communities brings together citizens, organizations and municipalities to address issues where an independent voice and regional approach are essential. They facilitate community-based solutions to community-defined quality-of-life and sustainability challenges in three core programmatic areas: energy, economy, and social capital. For more information, go to:
Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating 49 branch locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.5 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 1-888-853-7100. Member FDIC.