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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...

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...

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...

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.