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GSB Hires Senior Credit Officer

Gorham Savings Bank, a premier southern Maine community bank, has hired Josh Steirman as Senior Credit Officer.   Steirman most recently worked as a commercial bank examiner and team leader for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Prior to that, Steirman worked as a Senior Bank Examiner for the Massachusetts Division of Banks.   “We...

GSB Adds Experience and Expertise with New Hire

Gorham Savings Bank, a premier southern Maine community bank, has hired seasoned Commercial Lender Nicholas Weightman, CRC®, to join its commercial lending team. Weightman was recently Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer at TD Bank. His experience ranges from tax-exempt financing, SBA, CRE and construction loans, to interest rate derivatives, acquisitions, and public company sales and...

Building On Last Year’s Success

AEC Women’s Basketball Returns To Portland Gorham Savings Bank has partnered with MaineHealth as presenting title sponsors for the America East Conference Women’s Basketball Championship in 2018. Portland will host the tournament at the Cross Insurance Arena for the second consecutive year. Thousands of fans attended three sessions of quarter and semifinal games last season....

An Easier Way To Pay In Stores

Introducing Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay! Enroll your Gorham Savings Bank MasterCard® Debit Card and spend less time at the checkout. Google Pay, Samsung Pay and Apple Pay allow you to use your debit card directly from your compatible mobile device. Your card number is never stored on your device, and when you pay,...

Introducing the GSB Community Board Room

The GSB Community Board Room in Handy’s Market on Main Street in Yarmouth is now open! It can be reserved for community and business related meetings. There is no cost to use the room. Private Room with Large Board Room Table (sits 10-12) Capacity of Approximately 20 55″ Flat Screen TV with Cable Wi-Fi and...

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 Adopts New Tagline, Brand

Banking is Believing is unveiled as new company mantra and customer promise GORHAM, Maine, June 7, 2017 — Gorham Savings Bank is proud to announce that it has adopted a new comprehensive brand and tagline. On Tuesday, the bank replaced its incumbent tagline A Breath of Fresh Banking with the new line, Banking is Believing....

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 2017 Finalists Announced!

Five early-stage Maine businesses have been selected as the finalists of Gorham Savings Bank’s annual LaunchPad small business competition. From an applicant pool of over 130 businesses, Good-To-Go, Jellux, North Spore, STARC Systems and UniteGPS rose to the top and will move onto the next round – a live pitch competition to be held the...

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...

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...

Welcome To Our Newest Corporators

Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to welcome Arthur Batson III, Danny Bouzianis, Michael Cianchette, and Kristine Delano as Corporators of the Bank. All are talented and distinguished individuals who are passionate about making a difference in their communities and in their industries. Comprised of 100 local community members, Corporators serve as the Bank’s goodwill ambassadors...

Saving More Than Goals

In 2015, we formed a unique partnership with the Portland Pirates called Saves for Charity in support of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. Every time a Pirates goalie makes a save during a home game, we donate $10 to The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Last year, during the inaugural season,the program...

A Letter from the President

Gorham Savings Bank is dedicated to improving your financial well-being. We know that no two Mainers have the same banking needs, goals, or the same preferences. That’s why we want to hear from you! Soon our research team will be emailing you a link to our online customer survey. We ask that you take 15...

Congratulations to Gorham’s Greatest 2015!

Employees, Laura Mingione and Samantha Croteau were recently presented with the 2015 Gorham’s Greatest Customer Service Award. This prestigious award, now in its 4th year, is given annually to two individuals who are role models of the Bank’s five Tenets of Customer Service. The peer-nominated candidates were carefully reviewed by a selection committee giving special...

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...

Cybercrime This Holiday Season

A few friendly security reminders this holiday season.   Online Shopping If you’re like a lot of other holiday shoppers this year, your purchases started long before Cyber Monday. Use caution when shopping online and avoid anything that seems too good to be true.   Postal Deliveries Beware of alerts sent via email or text...

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...

New GSB Express Office Opens on Munjoy Hill

Gorham Savings Bank opened its newest Video Teller Machine 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...