Monday, October 16, 2017

Bar Harbor Bankshares Employees Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

On October 2, 2017 the employees of Bar Harbor Bankshares in Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire dressed “Casual for a Cause” to support hurricane relief efforts.  Employees were invited to dress casual that day by making a contribution of $5.00.  The Bank matched the funds donated by employees.  A total gift of $5,578 is being sent to the American Red Cross to support those impacted by the recent hurricanes. 

“While we are a true community bank and appreciate the people and places we call home, we also recognize the current needs of our neighbors and friends in communities across the globe affected by the recent hurricanes.  Families and businesses in the southern parts of the US and Caribbean are in great need of resources and tools to rebuild,” said Curtis Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bankshares.  “I am pleased to have provided this opportunity for our employees to express their care and concern.  Together we are able to make difference for those facing difficulty.”

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT: BHB) is the parent of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust with more than $3 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank serving the financial needs of its customers for 130 years. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust provides a full range of financial services through its 49 branch locations in all three Northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust was named one of the 2017 Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to  Member FDIC.


(left to right) Jack Frost and Sarah Catanese of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust present a ‘Casual for a Cause’ donation check to Gordon Stitham, American Red Cross of Northern and Eastern Maine Board Chair.  These funds for hurricane relief were donated by employees and matched by the Bank.