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GSB Maine Marathon Selects Five Maine Nonprofits As 2019 Beneficiaries

Over $100,000 will be donated to local nonprofits again this year Bob Dunfey, the volunteer race director for The Maine Marathon and Steve deCastro, president and CEO of Gorham Savings Bank, title sponsor since 2010, announced today that Eastern Trail Alliance, Rippleffect, Girls on the Run, WinterKids and Portland Community Squash are the five primary […]

The Application for LaunchPad is Now Open

Local entrepreneur Ford Reiche joins as an event judge in this year’s business competition Gorham Savings Bank is now accepting applications for its seventh annual LaunchPad small business competition. In the competition, the premier event of its type in Maine, promising small businesses will compete for a $50,000 grant from the bank. The application opens today […]

3 Simple Ways to Start Saving Today

If you lost your job today, how long would you be able to cover expenses without taking on debt? If you answered, “not long,” it’s time to start saving for the unexpected. Most people start saving to cover at least three months of living expenses. If this doesn’t seem attainable to you, don’t worry. It’s […]

Wish Tree Program – November Wishes Granted

79 Maine families and individuals were recipients of community member wishes totaling $150,000. The initiative, called the GSB Wish Tree, was conceived and implemented as a way to give back to the community as the bank marks its 150th anniversary. The bank received an overwhelming number of wishes, bringing to light the many challenges Mainers […]

Wish Tree Program – September & October Wishes Granted

Gorham Savings Bank granted 14 wishes in September and October totaling nearly $20,000 as part of its 150th anniversary Wish Tree program. With a goal of granting $150,000 worth of wishes in 150 days, the latest wishes granted included lumber for an elderly Standish woman whose neighbor wanted to build her a porch, eye exam […]

Wish Tree Program – July & August Wishes Granted

Gorham Savings Bank granted 20 wishes in July and August totaling $20,000 as part of its 150th anniversary Wish Tree program. With a goal of granting $150,000 worth of wishes in 150 days, the first and second round of wishes fulfilled included snow plow service this winter for a working single mother in Waterboro, plane […]

GSB to Celebrate 150 Years by Granting $150,000 Worth of Wishes over 150 days

Gorham Savings Bank, in celebration of its 150th anniversary, announced it will grant up to $150,000 of wishes over 150 days as part of a community giving program called Wish Tree.   Putting their own spin on the age-old tradition, the Bank placed a Wish Tree in each of their branches and is inviting customers […]

Community bank works to help Maine entrepreneurs be more financially confident

15 small businesses including North Spore Mushroom Company, Two Fat Cats Bakery and Tito Masonry & Construction recently participated in a new five-part workshop series created to help Southern Maine entrepreneurs better understand their businesses’ financials. The program, called Forward with Funding, was created by Gorham Savings Bank along with seasoned business coaches Michelle Neujahr […]

Gorham Savings Bank Announces Finalists for $50,000 LaunchPad Grant

Gorham Savings Bank, a leading Southern Maine financial services institution, has selected five Maine businesses as the finalists of its annual LaunchPad small business competition. From an applicant pool of over 180 businesses, American Roots, Bangs Island Mussels, Blue Ox Malthouse, North Spore, and Wallace James Clothing Co. rose to the top and will move […]

$50,000 LaunchPad Competition Enters its Sixth Year

The 2018 application period for Gorham Savings Bank’s LaunchPad competition opens March 15. Gorham Savings Bank will begin accepting applications for its sixth annual LaunchPad small business competition on March 15. In the competition, the premier event of its type in Maine, promising small businesses compete for a $50,000 grant prize from the Bank.   […]

GSB Presents Emerging Idea Winner with $10,000 Grant

Thomaston company utilizes a natural resource native to Maine American Unagi, a company that harvests Maine glass eels, or elvers, and raises them to market size, was presented with a check for $10,000 on Monday by Gorham Savings Bank CEO Chris Emmons. The $10,000 grant and $10,000 worth of in-kind marketing and PR services was […]

Gorham Savings Bank Announces Winner of $50,000 LaunchPad Grant

Good To-Go, a Kittery, Maine-based healthy meal delivery service, has won the 2017 Gorham Savings Bank LaunchPad competition and its corresponding $50,000 cash prize. The company was chosen from among five finalists who pitched their small business concepts Tuesday night to a panel of independent judges in a packed USM Hannaford Hall. Good To-Go is […]

UMaine, GSB Announce Portland Football Partnership

The University of Maine athletics department and Learfield today announced a partnership with Gorham Savings Bank to bring UMaine football back to Portland, Maine for the first time since 2005. The first game of the partnership will be UMaine’s annual Jeff Cole Memorial spring scrimmage, held at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Saturday, May 6 at 4 […]

GSB’s LaunchPad Enters Its Fifth Year

THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR GSB’S LAUNCHPAD COMPETITION OPENS MARCH 15 Gorham Savings Bank is now accepting applications for its fifth annual LaunchPad business competition. In the competition, the premier Maine event of its type, promising early-stage small businesses will compete for a $50,000 grant prize from the Bank. The entry period opens on Wednesday, March […]

Education Is the Greatest Investment

Gorham Savings Bank Expands Financial Literacy Program for Maine High Schools “Raise your hand if you want to become a financial expert over the next year?” Gorham Savings Bank CEO, Chris Emmons, asked Gorham High School Juniors and Seniors at an assembly kicking off the Gorham Savings Bank Financial Scholars Program.   The Gorham Savings […]

The Power of a Community

Gorham Savings Bank Fulfills “Winter Wishes” for Local Children Every year the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine depends on the kindness and dedication of the greater Portland community to ensure children of all ages have a gift to unwrap at its annual holiday parties.   Through a program created by Gorham Savings Bank […]

Going the Extra Mile

The Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon Gives Back to Local Children’s Charities In front of a crowd of volunteers, runners, friends and sponsors, including several representatives from title sponsor Gorham Savings Bank, organizers of the 2016 Maine Marathon celebrated the nonprofit beneficiaries of their 25th annual race.   At the ceremony, Grahamtastic Connection and the […]

Investing in Our Future

Gorham Savings Bank CEO Chris Emmons (right) presents a check with the Bank’s $15,000 pledge to Horace Horton of Drummond & Drummond, LLP and the Pine Tree Council, BSA (left). Gorham Savings Bank has pledged to donate $15,000 over three years to the Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Camp Hinds Project. The […]

Fluid Farms Wins $50,000 LaunchPad Grant!

At the conclusion of an inspiring live pitch competition held Tuesday at the University of Southern Maine’s Hannaford Hall, a panel of three independent judges selected Fluid Farms of Dresden as the winner of Gorham Savings Bank’s 4th Annual LaunchPad Competition. The winner was presented with a $50,000 Gorham Savings Bank grant. In front of […]

One Standout Local Business Will Win $50,000!

THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR THE 2016 LAUNCHPAD COMPETITION BEGINS APRIL 1ST We have increased the prize for our annual business competition, LaunchPad, from $30,000 to $50,000. The program, now in its fourth year, is designed to help fund the growth of a promising, early-stage Maine business. The entry period for this year’s competition starts on […]

GSB Rallies the Community in Support of “Winter Wishes”

Gorham Savings Bank’s “Toy Mountain” thanks to the employees, customers and community members that donated to the 2015 Winter Wishes program Last week, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine held their annual holiday parties. Through Gorham Savings Bank’s Winter Wishes program and the kindness of the community, hundreds of members of all ages […]

GSB Helps “Shave” A Little off the Top

Jack Lufkin, Regional Business Banking Officer, Gorham Savings Bank (left) and Ray Hepler, Resource Development Assistant, Preble Street (right) with Gorham Savings Bank’s donations   Preble Street is a hub of programs for Greater Portland’s most vulnerable and underserved residents. Gorham Savings Bank helped ‘raze’ awareness of one of the least donated and most needed […]