Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Announces Michael Douglass as Winner of the Bank’s Honor a Frontline Hero Contest

Bar Harbor, Maine (July 9, 2024) – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has selected Michael Douglass of Grantham, New Hampshire, as the winner of the Bank’s Honor a Frontline Hero Contest, a campaign that gave community members the opportunity to nominate a frontline hero who they feel deserves recognition for their impact in the community. Douglass is an operating room nurse at New London Hospital and a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve.

As the winner of the contest, Douglass received $1,000. The Bank also made a $1,000 donation to Claremont Christian Academy, the nonprofit organization of Douglass’s choice.

“The Honor a Frontline Hero Contest gave us the opportunity to highlight an individual that truly makes a difference,” said Joseph Schmitt, Senior Vice President, Director of Communications and Chief Marketing Officer at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “We were overwhelmed by the number of amazing nominations we received. Michael is a deserving recipient of this recognition, and we’re grateful for the impact he makes in service to our community.”

Douglass has served as a registered nurse for 25 years. He received his training at New Hampshire Community Technical College and spent the first 12 years of his career working in pediatrics and pediatric oncology. Since 2011, he has served as an operating room nurse in New London. In addition, Douglass has been a member of the U.S. Army Reserve since 2008. His most recent deployments include a stint in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic and two tours in the Middle East. Douglass and his wife Claire have two daughters - Bethany and Faith.

The Honor a Frontline Hero Contest was created as an opportunity for the Bank to acknowledge the frontline heroes who provide the services critical to the health, safety, and vitality of the community. To be eligible, nominees had to be currently employed in one of the following categories: teachers or professors; firefighters; federal/state or local law enforcement; medical providers; nurses, EMTs; and active or former military personnel. Nominees were also required to be residents of Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $4 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 subsidiary Bar Harbor Wealth Management. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.


Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees present Michael Douglass, winner of the Bank’s Honor a Frontline Hero Contest, with a check.Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees present Michael Douglass, winner of the Bank’s Honor a Frontline Hero Contest, with a check. Pictured from left to right: Charles Seugling, SVP Regional Market Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust; Michael Douglass; Faith Douglass; and Kelly Spiller, VP Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.