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Sometimes you have to be Selfish to be Selfless.

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Apr 27, 2017 1:00:00 PM

If you visit the Maine Veterans' Home in Machias, you're apt to see Donna Hawkins, MSB's Telecommunication Coordinator, joining a resident for a walk or helping out during a game of BINGO.  Donna has been a special face and companion to the veterans in Machias for the past two years- making visits twice a week and during special events.  Serving at the Home brings relevancy to her life. Both of Donna's children and her son-in-law are veterans of foreign wars and continue to serve their country today.  Also, her husband was a soldier in the Maine Army National Guard. 

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Topics: Community Involvement

Have you heard the buzz?

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Apr 21, 2017 11:35:48 AM

If you have ever smelled a flower, eaten a fresh Maine blueberry or enjoyed a drop of sweet honey, you have a bee to thank! Although small, bees pack a powerful punch when it comes to the survival of agriculture and helping to sustain life on earth.

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Topics: Customer Education

Future Promises Looking Bright

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Apr 14, 2017 11:24:33 AM

Over 1,000 third through sixth graders from 21 schools in Washington and Hancock Counties descended upon the Washington Academy Gardner gymnasium on Friday, April 7th to attend the Machias Savings Bank Future Promises Job Fair.  The students excitedly engaged in hands-on activities with representatives from over 30 area occupations and businesses.

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Topics: Community Involvement

Financial Literacy Helps Write New Chapters

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Apr 3, 2017 3:08:42 PM

Somewhere between the requisite childhood lemonade stand, mowing lawns, and one’s weeklyallowance, and a real job, home ownership and retirement, lies financial literacy. At least that’s the theory. But in practice, and in real life with far-reaching consequences, that is all too often not the case.

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Topics: Community Involvement

What's behind that name tag?

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Mar 15, 2017 2:31:38 PM

Doing what you love and loving what you do. This rings true when we take a look behind the name tag worn by our three highlighted employees who recently celebrated their 30-year Anniversary with MSB.

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Topics: Culture

Promoting Dental Health through Tooth Fairy Board Game

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Mar 1, 2017 3:00:25 PM

From the moment you step inside the office of Brewer Dental Specialty, you know one thing for sure-Dr. Carey Fister is all about kids and all about promoting dental hygiene.  Maybe it’s the bright yellow walls and Disney décor that give away her driving passion.  Or perhaps it’s the way she’s renamed all her dental instruments as Mr. Thirsty, Mr. Bumpy Bumpy, and Mr. Squiggly to entertain and calm young patients.  Whatever clues you pick up, from the toy box to the TVs mounted above each dentist’s chair, it’s all about kids.

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Topics: Community Involvement

What makes a business successful? Exceptional Employees!

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Feb 22, 2017 10:42:49 AM

Having engaged, involved and devoted employees are what make any business successful. We want to give a shout out to the following members of our MSB family who were recently selected for setting an example to us all on how to live, eat and breathe our culture.

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Topics: Culture

Machias Savings Bank Announces New Member to their Board of Directors

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Jan 31, 2017 10:52:51 AM

A man of many business endeavors, Telford Allen, III was recently elected as the newest Director of Machias Savings Bank, Machias Bancorp, MHC and its subsidiaries.

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Topics: Insider

My Resolution.....My Hope for 2017

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Jan 12, 2017 9:03:03 AM

While some of you may have crawled under the covers at your usual bedtime on Saturday night, even more of you gathered with friends and family on December 31st to ring in the New Year and sing the well-known Scottish poem turned song, Auld Lang Syne....

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Topics: Culture

When A Dog Serves A Vet

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Dec 29, 2016 2:09:46 PM

A few short months ago, Larry McManus stopped in to see his banker, Jeanine Mallar, in the Machias office of Machias Savings Bank. Jeanine knew Larry well enough. She knew something was wrong. She could see it in his face.

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Topics: Community Involvement, Culture