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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>
8/26/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has announced the sponsors for the 27th Annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament, happening September 17-23 at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor. The sponsors are: ABM Mechanical, Inc.; Carroll Harper & Associates; Darling’s; Kathy MacLeod; Lynam Insurance Agency; Lynam Real Estate; Stanley Subaru; The Snowman Group; and Union Office Interiors. The generosity and support of these sponsors make the charitable community event possible. Read more>
8/12/2020
 
Peterborough, New Hampshire - Mike Justason has been promoted to the Branch Relationship Manager for Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s location in Peterborough, New Hampshire. In this role, he 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>
8/6/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine - Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has announced that registration for the 27th Annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament is now open. The event will run Thursday, September 17 through Wednesday, September 23 at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor. Up to 28 teams will golf over the course of a week to compete for top prizes and raise money for the YWCA Mount Desert Island. Read more>
8/4/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees are donating more than $10,000 collected in Q2 from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause, to 14 non-profits serving Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The non-profits receiving donations were selected by and voted on by the employees. Read more>
7/28/2020
 
Williamstown, Vermont – Annette Young has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Branch Relationship Manager for the Bank’s location in Williamstown, Vermont. 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>
7/2/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has named seven high school graduates from Maine as recipients of the Bank’s 2020 Career & Technical Education Scholarship. The $1,500 award is presented to students in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont who attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum and are planning to attend college or a technical school after graduation. Read more>
6/29/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has named seven New Hampshire high school graduates as recipients of the Bank’s 2020 Career & Technical Education Scholarship. The $1,500 award is presented to students in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont who attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum and are planning to attend college or a technical school after graduation. Read more>
6/25/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has announced that Allister Wigglesworth of Bethel, Vermont, is a recipient of the Bank’s 2020 Career & Technical Education Scholarship. The $1,500 award is presented to high school seniors in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont who attended a technical career program as part of their high school curriculum and are planning to attend college or a technical school after graduation. Read more>
6/22/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has awarded $500 scholarships to Mount Desert Island High School 2020 graduates Katherine Hoff, Samuel Keblinsky, and Rachelle Swanson. Established in memory of long-term Bank employees and directors, the scholarships are awarded to local high school graduates each year to help offset the cost of attending college. Read more>
6/17/2020
 
Woodstock, Vermont – Denel McIntire has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Assistant Vice President, Branch Relationship Manager for the Bank’s location in Woodstock, Vermont. In this role, he 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>
6/10/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has made a donation to MaineStream Finance to help the nonprofit organization expand their entrepreneurial classes for small business owners. The gift will also be used for microbusiness technical assistance and succession planning in support of successful entrepreneurial growth in Central and Downeast Maine. Read more>
5/15/2020
 
Newport, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has established a dedicated fund to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations helping the residents of Central New Hampshire and the Upper Valley who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the fund is to help area residents address immediate, basic needs such as the provision of food. Read more>
4/29/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has made donations to two Vermont non-profit organizations to help them deliver their adult education programs remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Central Vermont Adult Basic Education (CVABE) and Vermont Adult Learning (VAL) each received $1,500 donations to provide distance learning technology for low-income, adult education students to continue with their educational programs, which include GED and high school diploma. Read more>
4/27/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is donating the proceeds collected in Q1 2020 from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause, to ten non-profits providing assistance to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. More than $11,000 is being donated through the program, which pools employee contributions collected each quarter and distributes them to non-profits selected by and voted on by the employees. Read more>
4/23/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has established a dedicated fund to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations on Mount Desert Island, Maine, that are helping residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the fund is to help MDI residents address immediate, basic needs such as the provision of food. Read more>
4/13/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has added walk-up teller windows to our Newport, Nashua, and Peterborough, New Hampshire, branches to increase service capacity for customers. To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and accordance with New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu’s “stay-at-home” order, all Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in New Hampshire locations transitioned to drive-up and lobby by-appointment only services last month. These three locations do not have drive-up windows, the Bank built and installed exterior walk-up teller windows to help customers complete their in-person banking transactions in the safest manner possible. Read more>
4/8/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has announced the availability of several online resources that parents can use at home to teach their children about finances. The content, which consists of worksheets, articles, coloring sheets, and more, is geared towards students K-12 and includes content for Spanish-speaking families. Read more>
3/18/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – In an effort to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and consistent with many other banking institutions in our region, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust will temporarily transition all branch services to drive-up only service beginning on March 20. This will allow the Bank to continue to provide full banking services, and in-person visits will be by appointment only in order to enable the Bank to conform to social distancing practices through limiting the number of customers inside at any given time. Read more>
3/11/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust announces the 27th Annual David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament will be played on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor. The fun and friendly competition raises thousands of dollars each year for non-profit organizations supporting the residents of Mount Desert Island, Maine. The money raised from the 2020 tournament will benefit the YWCA Mount Desert Island. Read more>
3/10/2020
 
New London, New Hampshire – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has pledged a $25,000 gift to Colby-Sawyer College. The gift will be used to help the college provide a high-quality educational experience to current and future generations of students. Read more>
3/5/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to be a presenting sponsor for “Maine in the Movies,” a statewide film festival featuring 35 movies set in Maine. The 11-day festival, which runs from March 5-15 in 17 cities across the state, is being held in honor of Maine’s bicentennial. The festival is organized by the Maine Film Center and co-presented with 19 arts and education organizations and independent cinemas. Read more>
2/26/2020
 
Sunapee, New Hampshire – Alison Gaffney has been promoted to Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s location in Sunapee, 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>
2/24/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Caitlin Dunston has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Corporate Counsel at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Since joining the Bank in 2018, she has distinguished herself as an invaluable member of the organization, providing consultation to senior management on legal issues and legal support for all the Bank’s business lines. Caitlin is also responsible for company-wide contractual negotiations and review. Read more>
2/24/2020
 
Manchester, New Hampshire – Charles Seugling has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Regional Market Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. In this role, Charles manages and leads all aspects of retail banking in Southern New Hampshire including business development, customer relations, and employee management. He also works with other business lines such as commercial and residential lending to help customers meet their financial goals. Read more>
2/20/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust recently presented donations totaling more than $9,000 to local non-profits from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. The program pools employee contributions collected each quarter and distributes them to non-profits selected by and voted on by the employees. The recipients of the Q4 2019 contributions are: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick; Emmaus Homeless Shelter; Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity; and Girls on the Run Vermont. Read more>
2/13/2020
 
Bangor, Maine – Beverly L. Veilleux has joined Bar Harbor Trust Services as Senior Wealth Administrator. In her role, she is responsible for the administrative duties of the department, managing client communications, and supporting the Wealth Managers in delivering exceptional services to Bar Harbor Trust Services’ clients. Read more>
2/6/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Audrey Eaton, VP, Mortgage Loan Originator at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has been named as the 2020 Affiliate Member of the Year by the Acadia Council of REALTORS. The award recognizes an Affiliate member who has contributed to the advancement of his/her profession through contributions to the Local Board/Council; educational, business and professional accomplishments; civic and community involvement; and for overall contribution to the betterment of the community. Read more>
2/4/2020
 
Bar Harbor, Maine – Peter Brockelman has joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as Senior Vice President, Middle Market Relationship Manager. Peter is a seasoned commercial lending professional whose primary focus has been commercial real estate. In his role at the Bank, he will develop relationships with commercial owners, operators, and developers across New England. Read more>