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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

On Stage with Junior Achievement

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Nov 28, 2016 5:41:40 PM

Gaven, Brookelyn, Tia and Ethan, sixth grade students from Rose M. Gaffney Elementary school in Machias, Maine, took the stage with poise and confidence at Junior Achievement's recent Hall of Fame North Banquet hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor.  Led by their financial literacy volunteer, Melissa Moffett, and standing before a crowd of over 350 people, they each held signs representing a topic they were exposed to and became passionate about through lessons taught by Machias Savings Bank.

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Topics: Community Involvement

12 Nonprofits Improving Life in Maine

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Nov 2, 2016 2:55:05 PM

At Machias Savings Bank, we are committed to supporting non-profit organizations and activities that advance community development and improve the quality of life in our Maine communities.  This year, we awarded 12 Community Development Grants totaling $50,000 to projects or services that either create or retain jobs, revitalize communities within our service area, provide affordable housing, or offer programs designed to assist low-to-moderate income individuals and families.

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Topics: Community Involvement

A.C. Inc: Creating Vision and Value in Beals Island, Maine.

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Aug 12, 2016 11:25:02 AM

Beals Island, a push-pin off the Bold Coast of Maine, measures about five square miles. 

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Topics: Community Involvement

Farm-to-Table Takes a Leap in Houlton

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Jul 15, 2016 2:30:31 PM

The farm-to-table movement took a literal leap forward when Took A Leap Farm opened The Vault in Houlton this past February. Located in a former bank on Main Street, the new fine dining restaurant features a tasty array of locally grown, brewed and crafted  produce and products, including cheeses from owners Rob Lawless and Kathryn Harnish's farm down the street.

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Topics: Community Involvement

Our 2016 Scholarship Winners

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Jun 24, 2016 8:28:10 AM

With a diploma in hand and the world at their feet, our 2016 scholarship winners are ready to dive into the next chapter of their lives.  

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Topics: Insider, Community Involvement

Exceptional Presque Isle:  Worth Investing In

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Jun 22, 2016 2:57:21 PM

On Monday, June 27, we're opening the doors to a new facility complete with high tech innovations, iPads for instructional use, and a Keurig coffee bar to make our friends in Presque Isle feel right at home.   There are floor-length windows in every office to brighten the day with sunshine and capture the amazing beauty of the County. We also wanted the new branch to fit in, so we've accented with tongue and grove pine on cathedral ceilings and featured artwork by local artist Paul Cyr.  

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Topics: Community Involvement

Forces for Good: Unsung Heroes Fight Hunger in Lubec, with Lobsters on National Lobster Day

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on Jun 17, 2016 12:32:16 PM

Hunger has a name and a face. It's not just a concept. It's an actual person. The marketing team from Machias Savings Bank got the unique opportunity to meet many of these people at the Lubec Food Pantry this past Wednesday, June 15.  Some were young and some were old, individuals struggling to manage oil bills, prescription costs and to put food on the table.  Unfortunately, food is sometimes the optional item in that list of needs. 

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Topics: Community Involvement

Boat Loans Build Communities

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on May 23, 2016 3:12:09 PM

When a new boat launches in Cutler, Maine, it's cause for a town celebration.  Cars line the banks of the harbor, filled with onlookers, and children play on the sand beach near the boat ramp.  Everyone gathers round in anticipation as the new boat makes its maiden voyage from land to sea.

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Topics: Community Involvement

Future Promises Fair Fuels Aspirations

Posted by Machias Savings Bank on May 18, 2016 3:46:30 PM
Meet Ethan. He's an aspiring movie director.  We met him for the first timeat our Future Promises Job Fair.  Creatively inspired by the sights and sounds, he was almost bouncing off the walls.  "The second I walked in the fair, I loved the WABI5 booth.  The man let me use his camera a little.  He was really descriptive and very nice."

His essay, chosen as an award winner, gets him one step closer to making his dreams a reality.

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Topics: Community Involvement