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Here’s where we talk about what’s going on at Gorham Savings Bank and in our community. When we come across an interesting story about someone, someplace, a business, or an event, we will bring it to you. We will also post important information such as alerts concerning fraud, or tips on ways to navigate through financial challenges.
Dot Bank
10.25.17

Exclusive URL extension gives customers an enhanced level of security

 

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Gorham Savings Bank transitioned its website URL from “GorhamSavingsBank.com” to “GorhamSavings.bank” on Monday, Oct. 30.

Dot-bank TLD (top-level domain) extensions are only available to verified financial institutions that are chartered and supervised by a state or national government agency; and to use one,...

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Security Day
10.16.17

Community invited to properly dispose of sensitive documents

 

On Saturday, October 21, large SecureRMS shredding trucks will be rolling in to Gorham Savings Bank’s Scarborough and Gorham branches.

 

As part of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the bank is inviting the community to protect themselves from fraud and identity theft by stopping by its Scarborough or Gorham branches from 9:00am to noon to properly dispose of sensitive but no-longer-needed documents. This might include copies of tax returns, bank statements, voided checks, employee pay stubs,...

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System Upgrade
10.05.17

We will be closed on Saturday, October 14, 2017, to implement a system upgrade, allowing us to improve efficiencies and better serve our customers.

To complete the upgrade, systems including Online Banking, Mobile Banking, TouchTone Teller and Interactive Teller Machines will be unavailable beginning at 6:00pm Friday, October 13th until 7:30am Monday, October 16th.

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09.13.17

Equifax Data Breach

Equifax, one of the three largest credit reporting bureaus, recently identified a data breach potentially impacting more than 140 million U.S. consumers. The incident transpired from mid-May through July of this year.

Here are some important facts you should know to protect yourself.

What Information Was Compromised?

The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and in some instances, driver’s license numbers.

What Can Hackers Do With My Information?...

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07.27.17

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 presented to the company as part of Gorham Savings Bank’s Emerging Idea Award.

New to LaunchPad this year, the Emerging Idea Award is a $10,000 grant prize that comes with an additional $10,000 worth of in-kind marketing, business...

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06.07.17

 

PORTLAND, Maine —June 7, 2017 — 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 the first line of all-natural dehydrated gourmet meals catering to active adventurers. Designed to vastly elevate the trail food experience, each meal is handmade by nationally-recognized chef...

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06.07.17

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. The change was born of an effort to more deeply and accurately articulate the bank’s culture, the nature of its customer relationships, and what it uniquely stands for among southern Maine financial institutions.

The bank chose the new tagline at the...

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05.19.17

 

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 p.m. The Black Bears will return to Portland for a regular season date with Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponent Delaware on Saturday, Nov. 4.

"We are very excited to play our annual Jeff Cole...

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05.18.17

 

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 evening of Tuesday, June 6 at USM’s Hannaford Hall in Portland.

There, in front of a live audience, an independent panel of judges will decide which of these small-but-promising Maine businesses will be awarded the...

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03.15.17
  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 15 and closes on Saturday, April 15 at 5:00pm. Entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies can enter via an online application at gorhamsavingsbank.com/launchpad, and no formal business proposals or...

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