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3/2/2021

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is currently accepting applications from high school seniors for the Bank’s Career Technology Education Scholarship. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021. Read more>
2/25/2021

Rockland, Maine - Rebecca French has been promoted to Branch Relationship Manager for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s location in Rockland, Maine. In this role, she leads a team of banking professionals to provide solutions and guidance to help individuals, families, and businesses in the community meet their financial goals. Read more>
2/11/2021

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust recently presented donations totaling nearly $12,000 to seven Northern New England nonprofit organizations from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. The recipients of the contributions collected in Q4 2020 are: BROC Community Action, Capstone Community Action, Friends in Action, Island Connections, Knox County Homeless Coalition, Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, and Tedford Housing. Read more>
1/27/2021

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s employee giving program, Casual for a Cause, recently surpassed the $100,000 mark of total donations made to nonprofit organizations since the program launched in 2018. More than 53 organizations across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont have received donations through the program. Read more>
1/12/2021

Nashua, New Hampshire - Joanne Tercho has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Vice President, Portfolio Manager. In this role, she will work with her colleagues in Commercial Banking on new loan requests, manage existing loan relationships, and help connect Northern New England businesses with products and solutions that will help them meet their financial goals. Read more>
1/7/2021

Bangor, Maine - Tim Kelly has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Residential Lending Team as Assistant Vice President (AVP), Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS#560782). In this role, he will be helping individuals and families in the Greater Bangor Region find the right financing solutions for their homes. Read more>
1/5/2021

Bedford, New Hampshire - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has opened its new, full-service branch at 3 Kilton Road in Bedford, New Hampshire. The branch is open six days a week and brings the Bank’s signature community banking experience, personalized services, and modern banking technology to the residents and businesses of Bedford. It is the Bank’s 21st branch location in New Hampshire and one of 54 Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branches available throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Read more>
12/29/2020

Newport, New Hampshire - Jessica Hooper has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS#1070226). In this role, she will be helping individuals and families in the New Hampshire communities of Newport, New London, Sunapee, Grantham, and Claremont find the right financing solutions for their homes. Read more>
12/17/2020

Bangor, Maine - James Lacasse, Vice President and Community Banking Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, has been named as the recipient of the US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2020 STAR Award for the Maine District Office. The award is given by the Maine District Office to an individual who consistently goes above and beyond for their customers and in support of the SBA’s programs and services. Read more>
12/15/2020

Hanover, New Hampshire - Lynne Ford, Vice President & Wealth Manager at Charter Trust Company, a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, has been named a member of the American Bankers Association’s 40 Under 40 in Wealth Management, class of 2021. The honor recognizes wealth management and fiduciary professionals who are committed to the highest standards of achievement at work and in their communities. Read more>
12/14/2020

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Trust Services, is pleased to announce the 2020 grant recipients from the Hattie A. & Fred C. Lynam Trust. The Lynam Trust, which is managed by Bar Harbor Trust Services, was established to support charitable, religious, and educational organizations that are particularly beneficial to and advantageous for the people of Mount Desert Island. The Lynam Trust makes grants, typically ranging from $500 to $5,000 to nonprofit organizations located on Mount Desert Island. Read more>
12/11/2020

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust today announced that Zelle is now live in its online banking platform, Bar Harbor Online, and mobile banking app, Bar Harbor Mobile. Zelle is an easy way to send money directly between almost any U.S. bank accounts, using just an email address or mobile phone number. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is offering the service fee-free to its online and mobile banking members. Read more>
12/10/2020

Brunswick, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust recently made donations totaling $3,000 to Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA) and People Plus - Brunswick Area Teen Center (BATC). The funds will be used to support activities for underserved youth residing in the Brunswick, Maine, area. Read more>
12/7/2020

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust recognized twelve employees during the Bank’s Employee Appreciation Week for their outstanding contribution to the organization’s success in 2020. The peer-nominated awards recognize employees whose behavior exemplifies Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s core values of Communication, Professionalism, Initiative, Quality, Positivity and Teamwork, which guide the actions of all employees and set the expectation for customers. Read more>
12/3/2020

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees recently presented donations totaling more than $11,000 to seven Northern New England nonprofit organizations. The donations were collected during Q3 2020 through the Bank’s employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. The program allows Bank employees to dress casually on Fridays in exchange for a contribution to a pool of funds collected during each quarter. The employees then select and vote on the nonprofits to receive their contributions. Read more>
12/2/2020

Lebanon, New Hampshire - Sean McIntyre has joined Bar Harbor Trust Services as Vice President, Regional Relationship Manager. In this role, he will be responsible for developing relationships with business owners in the Upper valley and matching them with the best solutions to meet their financial needs. Read more>
12/1/2020

Bar Harbor, Maine - In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announces the year-to-date results of its charitable giving programs. From January through November 2020, the Bank has donated more than $488,000 to nearly 400 nonprofit organizations throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Read more>
11/23/2020

Bedford, New Hampshire - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust today announced that it is opening a new, state-of-the-art branch location in Bedford, New Hampshire, on December 28, 2020. The branch, located at 7 Kilton Road, will bring the Bank’s signature community banking experience, personalized services, and modern banking technology to the residents and businesses of Bedford. It will be the Bank’s 21st branch operating in New Hampshire. Read more>
11/18/2020

Lubec, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has pledged a $25,000 gift to support the Town of Lubec’s Safe Harbor Project. The gift, which will be paid out over a three-year period, will be used to maintain harbor upgrades the Town of Lubec will make using federal grant funds. The upgrades include a public boat landing and breakwater and will improve the access to the working waterfront for more than 150 commercial fisherman and shellfish harvesters. Read more>
11/5/2020

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is asking the community to join the Bank in its efforts to support local food pantries on Mount Desert Island and in the Greater Ellsworth area this holiday season. Read more>
10/30/2020

Brunswick, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust was joined by officials from the Town of Brunswick and Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the Bank’s new branch, located at 148 Bath Road in Brunswick, Maine. Read more>
10/22/2020

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust will donate $6,000 to several Northern New England nonprofit organizations on behalf of the Bank’s customers. The Bank hosted a poll during its Customer Appreciation Week, held virtually October 12-16, to give the public an opportunity to vote for a nonprofit in their region that has been impacted by COVID-19 and could benefit from a donation from the Bank. The organizations that received the most votes are: The American Red Cross of Northern New England, Clara Martin Center, Girls Inc., and Healthy Acadia. Read more>
10/20/2020

Concord, New Hampshire - Kimberly DeSchuiteneer has joined Bar Harbor Trust Services as Senior Vice President, Retirement Plan Coordinator. In this role, she will be responsible for helping new and existing customers in Maine and New Hampshire with employer-sponsored retirement plans including 401(k), 403(b), profit sharing, and defined benefit plans. Read more>
10/14/2020

Newport, New Hampshire - Raelene Robinson-Garrow has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Vice President, Mortgage Underwriting & Processing Manager. In this role, she oversees the Bank’s Mortgage Underwriting and Processing teams, which are responsible for evaluating mortgage applications from prospective homebuyers and existing homeowners looking to refinance a home or apply for home equity and construction loans. Read more>
10/8/2020

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has announced that more than $6,000 was raised for the YWCA Mount Desert Island during the 27th Annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament. The event is a tribute to longtime member and chairman of the board of Bar Harbor Bankshares, David R. Harding, and recognizes Mr. Harding’s generous support of charitable organizations and his legacy of community involvement. Read more>
10/6/2020

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust will host its annual Customer Appreciation Week during the week of October 12-16. To adhere to safety precautions in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all of the Customer Appreciation Week activities will take place virtually on the Bank’s Facebook page. Read more>
9/23/2020

Manchester, New Hampshire - Misty deRochemont has been promoted to Branch Relationship Manager for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s location in Manchester, New Hampshire. In this role, she leads a team of banking professionals to provide solutions and guidance to help individuals, families, and businesses in the community meet their financial goals. Read more>
9/21/2020

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust was recently named a recipient of the Independent Community Bankers of America’s (ICBA) 2020 National Community Bank Service Award for extraordinary efforts to help small businesses, consumers, and their communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more>
9/17/2020

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Trust Services has extended the application deadline for the 2020 Hattie A. & Fred C. Lynam Trust grant to Friday, October 16, 2020. The grants are awarded annually to nonprofit organizations serving Mount Desert Island residents. Bar Harbor Trust Services, which manages the Lynam Trust, is extending the deadline to give more time to organizations who have been overwhelmed by the increased demand for services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more>
9/9/2020

Brunswick, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announced that it is opening a new, state-of-the-art branch in Brunswick, Maine, on October 26. The branch will be conveniently located at 148 Bath Road in the Cooks Corner Shopping Center and will feature a lobby, drive-up services, 24-hour ATM, night drop, and more. Read more>
9/3/2020

Bar Harbor, Maine - Stephen Murray has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Vice President, Treasury Sales Officer. In this role, he will provide commercial banking customers in Southern New Hampshire with Cash Management solutions to help them save time, prevent fraud, increase productivity, and maximize earnings on working capital. Read more>