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Greg Dufour to Chair MBA

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CEO Overnight14Greg Dufour, left, president and CEO of Camden National Bank and Camden National Corporation was elected MBA chair at the 121st Annual Meeting June 20 at the Brunswick Hotel & Tavern. He accepted the gavel from outgoing chair Rick Vail, president and CEO of Mechanics Savings Bank.  Brad Page, president and CEO of Kennebunk Savings Bank, was elected vice chair. Elected to the Executive Committee were: Scott D. Conant, president, Damariscotta Bank & Trust; Sterling Kozlowski, district president, Key Bank; Patricia Weigel, president, Norway Savings Bank; Lawrence Barter, president, Machias Savings Bank; Paul Andersen, president, Androscoggin Bank; Curtis C. Simard, president, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust; and Glenn L. Hutchinson, president, Bath Savings Institution.  Richard J. Vail, president, Mechanics Savings Bank, will serve on the committee as immediate past chairman.

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MBA Legislative Recap Seminar

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LegRecap2014Bills related to banking and other state regulations were highlighted at the Legislative Recap Seminar June 26. Shown are presenters, left to right: Bill Kany, Saco & Biddeford Savings; Will Lund, Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection; Kathy Keneborus, MBA; and Charlie Soltan, Soltan Law.

 

MBA Marketing Committee

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Marketing2014The Marketing and Communications Committee held its spring meeting June 25 at the Augusta Civic Center. Guest speaker Jess Wallace of Vreeland Marketing & Design spoke on LinkedIn for Business, and Kevin Fay of Critical Insights outlined the steps for implementing a customer satisfaction survey. Amy Rollins of the First, N.A. chairs the committee.

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Directors Forum 2014

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Vail BaldacciThe 2014 Directors Forum drew 155 directors and senior officers to hear a morning session on strategic challenges by Jeff Reynolds of the Darling Consulting Group. Former Gov. John Baldacci (shown in the photo with MBA chair Rick Vail) kicked off the meeting with remarks on economic and business development in Maine.  Click on the link below for Jeff Reynold's presentation:

Managing the Winds of Change …and a Community Bank Balance Sheet in 2014

Trust and Wealth Management Conference 2014

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Lisa RideoutLisa Rideout of Norway Savings Bank is shown welcoming  98  attendees and vendors to the 2014 Trust & Wealth Management Conference May 7. The conference was a full day of presentations covering legal developments, retirement planning, fixed income outlook, elder services and regulatory trends. Rideout is chair of the Association’s Trust & Wealth Management Committee.  Click on the links below for speaker presentations:

Ehling Economic & Fixed-Income Outlook 
JPMorgan Guide To Retirement 
JPMorgan Social Security Insights
Judith Shaw Investment Suitability

 

Economic Outlook Conference

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EconomicSummit2014Federal Reserve Bank of Boston president Eric Rosengren, left, is shown with MBA vice chairman Greg Dufour of Camden National bank before Rosengren addressed MBA’s Economic Outlook Conference April 16. More than 160 senior officers, directors and commercial customers of member banks across the state were in attendance. Fed vice president and economist Robert Triest followed Rosengren’s presentation with an economic outlook for Maine and New England.  Click below to view presentations.

Eric Rosengren Power Point  
Robert Triest Power Point

 

Bank Expo 2014

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Web Bank-Expo2014The 22nd Annual Bank Expo April 10 combined 18 educational workshops, a CEO luncheon, 55 exhibitor booths and great door prizes. It also drew more attendees than ever before. Shown in the photo is Grand Prize winner Pattie Bernier of Bath Savings as she accepts an iPad Air from Allen Cornwall of Systems Engineering, sponsors of the prize. Check our Facebook page for more pictures.

 

Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation Conference

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More than 110 bankers attended MBA’s training session on preventing financial elder exploitation on February 11. The session rolled out a program for detection and prevention of financial abuse that was created cooperatively by MBA, The Bureau of Financial Institutions, Maine Office of Securities, Adult Protective Services, Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging, and others. According to the Federal Reserve’s 2010 Survey of Consumer Finances, people over 50 years old control over 70 percent of the nation’s wealth. A 2011 MetLife survey revealed that senior financial abuse was estimated to have cost victims at least $2.9 billion in 2010.

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CEO Midwinter Meeting 2014

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CEOMidwinter2014Political analysts Ethan Strimling, left, and Phil Harriman kicked off the 2014 CEO Midwinter Meeting February 6 with a lively debate on Maine politics and upcoming elections. The two former state senators represent the conservative and liberal points of view via television, radio and newspaper columns. Other guest speakers were Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, and Maine State Economist Amanda Rector. Click here for Amanda Rector’s slides.

 

MBA Offers Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation Conference for Its Member Banks

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