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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.   YOU USED THE $30,000 LAUNCHPAD...

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...

LaunchPad Taking Flight Again Soon – An Update from Last Year’s Winner, Pika Energy

As both a spectator and (frequently) self-proclaimed intellectual I can attest that last year’s Launchpad competition was an engaging presentation of innovation and salesmanship. Besides the inescapable backdrop of competition, LaunchPad offered us an inspiring glimpse of progressive Maine business, human interest stories, and infinite more reasons I belong in audiences and not on stage....

GSB NEWS – A New Way to Login to Business Bill Pay

We are modifying the way you login to Business Bill Pay on Saturday, October 12, 2013. There will be an interruption in service for approximately an hour that day, however we are not able to pinpoint the exact time the update will take place.   WHAT’S NEW? We are upgrading the way Business customers access...

GSB NEWS – Oh, the pleasure of depositing a check with your phone.

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN DEPOSIT A CHECK WITH A SMARTPHONE?   HOW? It’s easy, really, especially after you’ve done it once. Download the GSB Mobile App. Use the DEPOSIT button at the bottom of your mobile screen, and follow along. After you complete your deposit you will receive a “Deposit Received” email and soon...