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Donation Check

Gorham Savings Bank was host to the Maine Marathon check presentation on November 6th. That evening a check of more than $50,000 was given to members of the Robbie Foundation.

The Robbie Foundation is a non-profit organization bridging the gap for children with developmental disabilities by funding adaptive equipment, assistive technology and therapy treatment not covered by insurance. By providing such services, they hope to improve the quality of life for children with special needs..

The Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay took place this year on October 5th...

Jere Michelson

Jere G. Michelson, executive vice president and chief financial officer for the Libra Foundation, was elected to the Gorham Savings Bank board of directors.

Michelson’s responsibilities include oversight of all financial aspects of the Libra Foundation’s interests. He was previously a member of the management group at Baker Newman Noyes and concentrated his practice within the firm’s corporate tax department.

“Jere’s skill set and experience will be a tremendous addition to our board,” said Chris Emmons, president and chief executive officer of Gorham Savings Bank. “His...

Dan Hancock

Daniel Hancock was recently named Regional Vice President, Cash Management & Business Development Officer. Dan, previously Regional Vice President, Senior Business Officer, has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. In this new role, he will expand his business development efforts, which were previously focused in the Windham, Waterboro, and Falmouth communities, to grow existing customer relationships and acquire new banking relationships in all areas that the Bank serves. Dan is a graduate of Colby Sawyer College and the New...


We had another successful growing season at the Bank’s Operations Center this past summer. For the 2nd year, Operation Center employees planted a vegetable garden behind the building on Gray Road in Gorham.

The garden is one of the ways employees are helping to support the Bank’s wellness initiative and it’s a great way to demonstrate how easy and fun it is to grow vegetables.

Building on the success of last year, and with a generous donation from Skillins Greenhouses, the garden was expanded. Last year we grew Peas, Cucumbers, String Beans, Tomatoes and Marigolds.


Marie Morin

Marie Morin was recently hired as Vice President, Senior Business Officer for our newest location in Kennebunk. Prior to joining Gorham Savings Bank, she was Vice President, Retail Market Manager at Kennebunk Savings Bank. Marie has over 14 years of banking experience and is a current member of the Kennebunk Rotary Club.

Rebecca Winslow

Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Rebecca Winslow to Senior Vice President, Director of Sales. In her new role, she will assume responsibility for the strategic management and performance of the Bank’s branch network and direct sales teams. Rebecca has over 25 years of experience in retail banking and business development, most recently holding the position of Regional Vice President, Senior Business Officer She is an active member of the community including past president of the Gorham Business Exchange, current member of the Gorham Economic Development Committee...

Finish Line at the Color Run

The Color Run has become one of the Bank’s most anticipated volunteer opportunities! This year, there was an amazing outpouring of support from more than 25 employees who volunteered to help with registration, water stations, and the coveted position – throwing color!

We can certainly understand why they call it “The Happiest 5K On The Planet.” As one employee said, “It’s a fun event for a great cause!

The proceeds from The Color Run benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center.

Chris Emmons Rappel for Rippleffect

On May 16th and 17th, GSB employees joined nearly 80 other daring adventurers to go Over The Edge, rappelling 13 stories down the side of one of Portland’s tallest buildings: One City Center.President and CEO Chris Emmons kicked off the fundraising event on Friday, May 16thalongside Bill Caron of MaineHealth.

Jack Lufkin, Dan Hancock, and Mike Voisine took up the challenge the following day, with all four helping to raise nearly 

$80,000 for Rippleffect, a Portland nonprofit youth and community development program that operates outdoor adventures.


Check Presentation

After presenting their business idea to a live panel of judges as part of the Live LaunchPad event, Bixby & Co. of Rockland was chosen as the $30,000 winner. Kate McAleer, founder of Bixby & Co., will use the $30,000 to purchase capital equipment to prepare for a national launch. The award will help improve quality, manufacturing speed, and consistency of their product, and according to McAleer, “is exactly what we needed to boost our product to the next level.” Bixby & Co. offers organic chocolates blended with dried fruits, nuts, organic brown rice crisps and selected...

Launchpad Logo

One hundred and thirty Maine entrepreneurs submitted an application to the 2014 LaunchPad program. An independent panel of judges spent countless hours reviewing each submission, and ultimately selected twelve semifinalists to compete. Nearly 9,000 public votes were cast, and the results are in.


These five finalists will pitch their idea at the live LaunchPad Competition on April 10th, where a panel of judges will award $30,000 to the winner!

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To everyone who voted for the LaunchPad...