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An Exceptional Group of Graduates

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Jun 23, 2017 3:28:03 PM

This past week the Machias Savings Training Center came alive with the sounds of children, lively conversation and the traditional pomp and circumstance for a group of non-traditional, yet extremely exceptional, adult learners.

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Topics: Community Involvement

Future Promises Delivered

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on May 26, 2017 3:10:41 PM

Future Promises Job Fair, one of Machias Savings Bank’s signature youth-oriented initiatives, had 21 schools, in Washington and Hancock Counties, busing in over 1,000 grade-schoolers this past April. Last week, 20 of them were awarded a $250 scholarship to be put towards college, or even starting their own business one day.

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Topics: Community Involvement

MSB and MMHS Partner for Workforce Development through Personalized Education

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on May 19, 2017 2:20:55 PM

Gage Garrison is enjoying high school, maybe for the first time in a long time. A junior enrolled in Machias Memorial High School's new Alternative Education Program, Gage is literally getting off the bus in the morning at Mid-Town Auto in Machias to start his school day.  He is learning a mechanics trade while completing his high school education.  Thanks to a recent $30,000 contribution from Machias Savings Bank, next fall Gage and his classmates will have a new classroom for their program on the MMHS campus and capacity for others students to participate.

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Topics: Community Involvement

Baking with a Purpose.

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on May 11, 2017 3:04:20 PM

Owning a small business is both rewarding and challenging on any given day.  Imagine if you were just 14 years old.

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Topics: Community Involvement

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