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New Chip Cards Coming Soon

New Chip Cards Coming Soon Your Gorham Savings Bank debit card will soon come with an embedded chip, providing you with enhanced security when paying in a store or using at an ATM. Now you can shop with peace of mind knowing that the embedded chip encrypts information to increase data security when paying through […]

People Pay

People Pay is a quick and easy way to send and receive money. All you need is an e‑mail address or mobile number and you can send money to almost anyone safely and securely, anywhere in the U.S. Easily send money to your child away at college, your niece for a birthday gift, or your […]

New GSB Express Office Opens on Munjoy Hill

Gorham Savings Bank opened its first GSB Express office at 118 Congress Street, Munjoy Hill, in Portland. The new location features the newest in banking technology – the Interactive Teller Machine (ITM). While it can be used as an ATM, its digital technology allows Gorham Savings Bank employees to assist customers remotely. In addition to […]

Chris Claudio Joins Gorham Savings Bank Board of Directors

Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Claudio to its board of directors. Christopher Claudio is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Winxnet in Portland. Winxnet is an IT outsourcing and consulting firm with offices across New England and the Southeast. His primary responsibilities include corporate strategic direction, business development […]

Flowfold Wins $30,000 in Gorham Savings Bank’s LaunchPad Competition

Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to announce Flowfold as its third annual LaunchPad Competition winner. LaunchPad was created to help fund the growth of a Maine business. It not only celebrates great business ideas, it also provides the resources to help bring these ideas to life. Flowfold was named this year’s winner after a live, […]

“Saves for Charity” – A special evening at the Portland Pirates

This season, Gorham Savings Bank teamed up with the Portland Pirates for the inaugural Saves for Charityinitiative. For each save made by Pirates goaltenders at home this season, Gorham Savings Bank made a $10 donation to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. At the final regular season home game this past weekend, GSB’s Chief Banking Officer, […]

Public voting now open for LaunchPad competition

A panel of independent judges recently selected ten Maine businesses from a pool of 88 applicants to vie for a $30,000 cash award in Gorham Savings Bank’s third annual LaunchPad business plan competition. The community is now being asked to vote for the entrepreneur they believe will best utilize the funds to help grow their […]

Tax Season and Cybercriminals

Cybercriminals are always looking for ways to extort your money and tax season is no exception. These scammers use high pressure tactics in hopes that you will respond – a voicemail message left on your home phone claiming that the IRS is filing a law suit unless you call a number in Washington D.C., or […]

Congratulations Gorham’s Greatest 2014

Employees, Karen Gaudette and Lily Hanstein were recently presented with the 2014 Gorham’s Greatest Customer Service Award. This prestigious award is given annually to two individuals who are role models of the Bank’s Tenets of Customer Service. The peer-nominated candidates were carefully reviewed by a selection committee giving special focus to their commitment to internal […]

LaunchPad Business Competition is Underway!

Gorham Savings Bank is giving away $30,000 to help fund the growth of a Maine business! One of the biggest barriers for entrepreneurs can be the lack of funding. LaunchPad not only celebrates great ideas but provides the resources to help bring these ideas to life.   Maine business owners, creators, inventors, and entrepreneurs can […]

Winter Wishes a Huge Success for Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine

This week, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine will host their annual holiday parties and by the kindness of their community, hundreds of Club members, young and old, will have a holiday gift to unwrap. The Winter Wishes program through Gorham Savings Bank was able to collect 230 presents for Clubhouses in Sagamore Village, […]

GSB Promotes Several Employees

Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan Laliberte, Julie Viola, Jane Cirone, Katherine Damon, Lisa Thomas, Lisa Hughes and Jessica Burbank.   Susan Laliberte Vice President, Retail Loan Processing and Underwriting Manager. Laliberte has 30 years of experience in residential lending and will be responsible for the day to day operations […]

Keeping a Watchful Eye During the Holidays

You decided to brave the Black Friday crowds. You’ve been waiting in line at for hours to purchase a must have video game for your son, finally make it to the checkout counter, swipe your card, and the transaction is declined. GASP! What!? I don’t understand. A phone call to your card issuer reveals that […]

Maine Marathon Donates More Than $50K to Robbie Foundation

Gorham Savings Bank was host to the Maine Marathon check presentation on November 6th. That evening a check of more than $50,000 was given to members of the Robbie Foundation.   The Robbie Foundation is a non-profit organization bridging the gap for children with developmental disabilities by funding adaptive equipment, assistive technology and therapy treatment […]

Jere G. Michelson Joins Gorham Savings Bank Board of Directors

Jere G. Michelson, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Libra Foundation, was elected to the Gorham Savings Bank board of directors.   Michelson’s responsibilities include oversight of all financial aspects of the Libra Foundation’s interests. He was previously a member of the management group at Baker Newman Noyes and concentrated his practice […]

Daniel Hancock Named Cash Management & Business Development Officer

Daniel Hancock Named Cash Management & Business Development Officer Daniel Hancock was recently named Regional Vice President, Cash Management & Business Development Officer. Dan, previously Regional Vice President, Senior Business Officer, has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. In this new role, he will expand his business development efforts, which […]

GSB Employees Support Bank’s Wellness Initiative

We had another successful growing season at the Bank’s Operations Center this past summer. For the 2nd year, Operation Center employees planted a vegetable garden behind the building on Gray Road in Gorham.   The garden is one of the ways employees are helping to support the Bank’s wellness initiative and it’s a great way […]

Welcome Marie Morin – Senior Business Officer in Kennebunk

Marie Morin was recently hired as Vice President, Senior Business Officer for our newest location in Kennebunk. Prior to joining Gorham Savings Bank, she was Vice President, Retail Market Manager at Kennebunk Savings Bank. Marie has over 14 years of banking experience and is a current member of the Kennebunk Rotary Club.

Rebecca Winslow Named Senior Vice President, Director of Sales

Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Rebecca Winslow to Senior Vice President, Director of Sales. In her new role, she will assume responsibility for the strategic management and performance of the Bank’s branch network and direct sales teams. Rebecca has over 25 years of experience in retail banking and business development, […]

Gorham Savings Bank at The Color Run

The Color Run has become one of the Bank’s most anticipated volunteer opportunities! This year, there was an amazing outpouring of support from more than 25 employees who volunteered to help with registration, water stations, and the coveted position – throwing color!   We can certainly understand why they call it “The Happiest 5K On […]

GSB Employees Help Raise Nearly $80,000 for Rippleffect

On May 16th and 17th, GSB employees joined nearly 80 other daring adventurers to go Over The Edge, rappelling 13 stories down the side of one of Portland’s tallest buildings: One City Center.President and CEO Chris Emmons kicked off the fundraising event on Friday, May 16thalongside Bill Caron of MaineHealth.   Jack Lufkin, Dan Hancock, […]

Winner of $30,000 LaunchPad Award – Bixby & Co. of Rockland

After presenting their business idea to a live panel of judges as part of the Live LaunchPad event, Bixby & Co. of Rockland was chosen as the $30,000 winner. Kate McAleer, founder of Bixby & Co., will use the $30,000 to purchase capital equipment to prepare for a national launch. The award will help improve […]

Announcing the Five Launchpad Finalists

One hundred and thirty Maine entrepreneurs submitted an application to the 2014 LaunchPad program. An independent panel of judges spent countless hours reviewing each submission, and ultimately selected twelve semifinalists to compete. Nearly 9,000 public votes were cast, and the results are in.   These five finalists will pitch their idea at the live LaunchPad […]

LaunchPad Semifinalists Selected!

The semifinalists for the 2014 LaunchPad program have been chosen. Congratulations to these twelve Maine entrepreneurs! Visit our website March 18th – 27th to view their business ideas and vote! Biovation, Boothbay Bixby & Co., Rockland Chimani, Yarmouth Double Blue Sports Analytics, Orono Eepybird Studios, Buckfield Flowfold, Peaks Island Garbage to Garden, Portland Introspective Systems, […]

Bank Volunteers Help to Improve Household Financial Stability

Gorham Savings Bank was recognized for its five-year commitment to the community by United Way of Greater Portland and the Greater Portland CA$H Coalition (CA$H). Gorham Savings Bank employees have dedicated at least 2,000 volunteer hours to help improve household financial stability at CA$H free tax preparation events since the partnership began. The announcement was […]

MTI & BxG to present $5,000 technology award to one LaunchPad semifinalist.

Maine Technology Institute (MTI) and Blackstone Accelerates Growth (BxG) will present a Technology Award of $5,000 worth of services to one LaunchPad semifinalist that shows the best use of technological innovation as the basis for creating a new business in Maine. The MTI / BxG Technology Award will be based on the innovativeness of the […]

Announcing the Promotion of Eric Andrews, Cheryl Brandt, Julie Case and Jeremy Clough.

Announcing the Promotion of Eric Andrews, Cheryl Brandt, Julie Case and Jeremy Clough. Eric Andrews, chief banking officer. Andrews will be responsible for several lines of business, including residential and consumer lending, retail banking, small business banking, credit and collection functions, and cash management. Prior to joining Gorham Savings Bank as chief risk officer in […]

An Interview with Pika Energy, Winner of Gorham Savings Bank’s LaunchPad 2013

I caught up with Pika Energy’s Director of Business Development, Andrew Hickok, for an update since receiving $30,000 from the 2013 LaunchPad competition. I also asked what advice they would give to this year’s LaunchPad applicants. Note, the entry period for LaunchPad 2014 ends February 14th at 11:59pm, E.S.T. For complete details, rules, and entry […]

Welcome Newest Board Member Paula Silsby

Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Silsby to the board of directors.   Paula D. Silsby (Portland) has joined the Gorham Savings Bank board of directors. Now retired, Silsby is active in the community, adjunct professor at University of Maine School of Law, and a corporator at Gorham Savings Bank. […]

And the Anything is Possible winner is…

Last week, on a cold December morning, Gorham Savings Bank President & CEO Chris Emmons surprised Lydia Pinard of Gray-New Gloucester Middle School with the news that she won $1,000 for her class in the Anything Is Possible poster contest. Lydia was being recognized at a “Student of the Month” assembly, so it was the […]