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.

Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Claudio to its board of directors.


Christopher Claudio is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Winxnet in Portland. Winxnet is an IT outsourcing and consulting firm with offices across New England and the Southeast. His primary responsibilities include corporate strategic direction, business development and sales.

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LaunchPad Winner 2015


Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to announce Flowfold as its third annual LaunchPad Competition winner. LaunchPad was created to help fund the growth of a Maine business. It not only celebrates great business ideas, it also provides the resources to help bring these ideas to life. Flowfold was named this year’s winner after a live, high-energy competition on June 18th.


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A panel of independent judges recently selected ten Maine businesses from a pool of 88 applicants to vie for a $30,000 cash award in Gorham Savings Bank’s third annual LaunchPad business plan competition. The community is now being asked to vote for the entrepreneur they believe will best utilize the funds to help grow their business.

The public is encouraged to visit from now through May 15 to view each business summary – describing the product or service, and how they would use the $30,000 award – and then vote for the semifinalist of their choice....


This season, Gorham Savings Bank teamed up with the Portland Pirates for the inaugural Saves for Charityinitiative. For each save made by Pirates goaltenders at home this season, Gorham Savings Bank made a $10 donation to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.

At the final regular season home game this past weekend, GSB’s Chief Banking Officer, Eric Andrews, and Marketing AVP Katie Bellerose, along with Pirates Goalie Mike McKenna presented a check for $10,250 to the Children’s Hospital – who was represented by Matt Parks, Director of...

Online Security

Cybercriminals are always looking for ways to extort your money and tax season is no exception. These scammers use high pressure tactics in hopes that you will respond – a voicemail message left on your home phone claiming that the IRS is filing a law suit unless you call a number in Washington D.C., or a phony IRS phishing email.

Don’t be a victim of fraud – do not call the number, and delete those emails. Remember to never give out personal information to anyone unless you have initiated the contact.

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Employees, Karen Gaudette and Lily Hanstein were recently presented with the 2014 Gorham’s Greatest Customer Service Award. This prestigious award is given annually to two individuals who are role models of the Bank’s Tenets of Customer Service. The peer-nominated candidates were carefully reviewed by a selection committee giving special focus to their commitment to internal and external customer service.

Karen Gaudette, a veteran employee for over 25 years, is the Data and Item Processing Officer at the Bank’s Operations Center in Gorham. She was recognized for her dedication...


Gorham Savings Bank is giving away $30,000 to help fund the growth of a Maine business! One of the biggest barriers for entrepreneurs can be the lack of funding. LaunchPad not only celebrates great ideas but provides the resources to help bring these ideas to life.

Maine business owners, creators, inventors, and entrepreneurs can compete for $30,000 by submitting a viable business proposal via our website,, beginning January 15th. An independent panel of judges will review all applications and select...

winter wishes

This week, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine will host their annual holiday parties and by the kindness of their community, hundreds of Club members, young and old, will have a holiday gift to unwrap.  The Winter Wishes program through Gorham Savings Bank was able to collect 230 presents for Clubhouses in Sagamore Village, Riverton Park, and downtown Portland - just in time for the holidays. Each Clubhouse submitted a wish-list of toys that members asked for and in a few short weeks, the community responded with incredible generosity. The result was a mountain of presents...


Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Susan Laliberte, Julie Viola, Jane Cirone, Katherine Damon, Lisa Thomas, Lisa Hughes and Jessica Burbank.

Susan Laliberte Vice President, Retail Loan Processing and Underwriting Manager.  Laliberte has 30 years of experience in residential lending and will be responsible for the day to day operations of the loan processing and underwriting departments. She is a graduate of the Center for Financial Studies at Babson College and earned a B.S. from University of Maine. Julie Viola Vice President, Business Banking Manager... More

You decided to brave the Black Friday crowds. You’ve been waiting in line at for hours to purchase a must have video game for your son, finally make it to the checkout counter, swipe your card, and the transaction is declined. GASP! What!? I don’t understand. A phone call to your card issuer reveals that your information has been stolen, and your account has been maxed out. You recall a strange phone conversation the week before with someone claiming to be from your bank. You were asked to confirm your SSN and your account number. And you did. Because it was your “bank”, and you trusted...