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12/5/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust recently presented donations totaling more than $10,000 to local non-profits from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. The recipients of the Q3 2019 contributions are: Downeast Community Partners in Ellsworth, Maine; Turning Points Network in Claremont, New Hampshire; and Everybody Wins! Vermont in Montpelier, Vermont. Read more>
12/3/2019
 
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 2019, the Bank has donated more than $400,000 to approximately 450 nonprofit organizations throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. This includes more than $40,000 donated through the employee-driven giving program, Casual for a Cause. Read more>
12/2/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank &Seven Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the organization’s success during the bank’s annual all-employee meeting. 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>
11/29/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is kicking off its second annual Holiday Toy Drive on Monday, December 2. New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at any Bar Harbor Bank & Trust from December 2 through December 13. All the toys collected will be donated to local nonprofit organizations throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Read more>
11/26/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust collected more than 3,000 food items during the bank’s 31st Annual “Food for Good” Food Drive. Between October 21 and November 22, 2019, customers and employees dropped off non-perishable food items at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust branches to help our neighbors in need. The collected items were then delivered to over 30 food pantries across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Read more>
11/25/2019
 
Portland, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust received the “Lender at Work for Maine Award” from the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), which recognizes the Bank's increased lending activity in partnership with the agency and in support of Maine businesses. This year, the Bank and FAME partnered on 20 loans totaling approximately $5.1 million, creating 39 new jobs and retaining an additional 112 jobs in Maine. Read more>
10/22/2019
 
Claremont, New Hampshire - Nicole Reynolds has been promoted to Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s Claremont office located at 345 Washington Street. In this role, Nicole oversees the functions of the branch, provides leadership to her team, builds relationships within the Claremont community, and delivers outstanding service to customers. Read more>
10/11/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is hosting their 31st Annual Food for Good Food Drive beginning October 21 through November 22, 2019. Non-perishable food items are being collected at all bank branches to benefit local food pantries throughout Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Join us is helping our neighbors in need by visiting your local branch with a donation for the collection bin. Cash donations are not being accepted. Read more>
10/10/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Rebecca Gagné has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Assistant Vice President, Treasury Support Manager. In this role, Rebecca leads the Bank’s Treasury Support team in meeting the day-to-day needs of cash management customers. This team provides technical support and training for electronic banking services to commercial customers. They onboard new customers and provide timely responses to customer service requests. Read more>
10/4/2019
 

Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to be a Silver Sponsor for the 2019 Mount Desert Island Marathon. This year’s race is being held on October 20, starting in Bar Harbor and ending in Southwest Harbor, passing by all four of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s branches on Mount Desert Island. Read more>

9/25/2019
 
Topsham, Maine – Luke Cote has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Loan Originator (NMLS#1422205) to help individuals in Midcoast and Southern Maine own the home of their dreams. To contact Luke, please call 888-853-7100 x11292 (office), 207-576-7511 (cell), or visit his office at 2 Main Street, Topsham. Read more>
9/18/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Jennifer Seekins has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Senior Vice President, Treasury Services Sales Manager. Initially working from the Bank’s Hampden, Maine, office, Ms. Seekins will lead the Treasury Services Group in providing commercial banking customers with Cash Management and Merchant Services solutions to help them save time, prevent fraud, increase productivity, and maximize earnings on working capital. Read more>
8/22/2019
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Thank you to all who participated in Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s first annual School Supply Drive held from July 22 through August 16, 2019. A total of more than 3,500 items were collected at branch locations across Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont which included notebooks, folders, glue sticks, pencils, and more. Read more>
8/16/2019
 
Manchester, New Hampshire – Congratulations to Rebeka Aherrera, Yakeline Arambula, Lydea Rowell, Tamara Sarazua, Logan Harper, and Brianna White, 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>
8/8/2019
 
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 second quarter 2019 and tallying employee votes for non-profit beneficiaries, the following organizations each received a generous gift: Hancock County Technical Center in Ellsworth, Maine; Waypoint in Manchester, New Hampshire; and Vermont Jump$tart Coalition in Montpelier. Read more>
8/6/2019
 
Bradford, New Hampshire – Colleen Paquette has been promoted to Branch Relationship Manager I at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. In addition to this promotion, she is now serving as Branch Relationship Manager for two New Hampshire locations: 115 East Main Street in Bradford and 975 Route 103 in Newbury. In this role, Colleen is responsible for training and developing the branch staff and providing day-to-day branch operations support, which includes staff management, business growth and development, and delivering outstanding customer service. Colleen looks forward to strengthening her relationships with the residents and business owners in both of these communities. Read more>
7/30/2019
 
New London, New Hampshire – Christopher Blais has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Vice President, Community Banking Relationship Manager, working from the Bank’s office at 321 Main Street in New London. Serving the Central New Hampshire region, Christopher uses his creativity, knowledge, and experience to identify the financial needs of small business owners and match them with the best solution. Christopher can be reached by calling 603-865-6116. Read more>
7/26/2019
 
Nashua, New Hampshire–Bar Harbor Financial Services is pleased to welcome Biren Patel, Financial Consultant, Infinex Investments, Inc. Biren helps individuals and families navigate the different phases of their financial life cycle, from wealth accumulation to distribution and preservation. He serves those living in communities throughout Southern New Hampshire, working from an office located at 188 Main Street, Nashua. Biren can be reached by calling 978-427-5353 or 1-888-853-7100 x11271. Bar Harbor Financial Services provides access to 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>
7/26/2019
 
Andover, New Hampshire – Kayla Chandler has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager I at the Andover branch located at 7 Lawrence Street. In this role, Kayla is responsible for providing excellent customer service and leading her team to do the same through continual training and skills development. She is focused on creating a friendly and welcoming environment for customers and employees alike. Read more>
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>