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Economic Outlook Conference


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


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.


Bank Expo Conference April 10, 2014


Cover Expo Brochure 2014 Page 1We are pleased to offer MBA's BANK EXPO 2014 on April 10 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland.

In its 22nd year, this educational conference and trade show will offer concurrent breakout sessions throughout the day--18 workshops in all. This year we have specific tracks of workshops for these areas: Operations, IT, Security and Compliance

Click on the Expo cover photo for the complete program brochure.
Click here for the Banker Registration Form 

Click here for all Exhibitor Information and Forms


Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation Conference


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


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.


2013 HEAF Scholars


MBA is pleased to announce the names of the HEAF scholars for 2013. The HEAF scholarship fund, administered by MBA, was founded in the 1950’s as the Higher Education Assistance Foundation. Recipients are pursuing business-related studies at Maine colleges and are selected by faculty on the basis of high academic standing. MBA congratulates:

Michael Preble Central Maine Community College
Chandra Cooper Eastern Maine Community College
Audrey Lee Ray Husson University
Gregory Perry Kennebec Valley Community College
Annette Derry Northern Maine Community College
Tabitha McPheters Southern Maine Community College
Sophie Marie Creegan St. Joseph's College
Jordan Hoyt Thomas College
Jennifer Kilgore University of Maine at Augusta
Jessica Madore University of Maine at Fort Kent
Janelle Tinker University of Maine at Orono
Anna Pomerleau University of New England
Michael Yeaton University of Maine at Farmington
Lisa Seeley University of Maine at Machias
Kalli Cote University of Maine at Presque Isle
Michael Havlin University of Southern Maine

MBA Legislative Coffees


BangorLegislators and bankers gathered at bank branches across Maine for coffee and conversation during MBA’s annual Legislative Coffee outreach. Coffees were held in 11 locations and included informal conversations about banking issues as well as the presentation of several of MBA’s HEAF scholarship awards. Shown at the Bangor Coffee in this photo are, l to r:  Yellow Light Breen, Bangor Savings Bank; Sen. Ed Youngblood; Jeremy Daigle, The First, N.A.


MBA Offers Preventing Elder Financial Exploitation Conference for Its Member Banks




Bank Branches Collect Coats for Kids


Coats 4MBA is sponsoring Coats for Kids Day for the third year in a row, and 20 member banks across Maine are joining Shaw’s and Hannaford Stores in collecting gently used coats at their locations through the end of the year. The coats are cleaned by Pratt Abbott Cleaners and transported by the Salvation Army to needy families throughout Maine. Last year MBA banking offices collected 1450 coats. December 7 marks the kickoff day for Coats for Kids collection, with live television broadcasts and social media reminding the public to bring in their coats.

These members are collecting coats in their banking offices:

Androscoggin Bank  
Auburn Savings Bank Kennebunk Savings
Bangor Savings Bank Machias Savings Bank
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Mechanics Savings Bank
Bath Savings Institution Northeast Bank
Camden National Bank Norway Savings Bank
Damariscotta Bank & Trust      Rockland Savings Bank
Franklin Savings Bank Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
Gorham Savings Bank SIS Bank
Katahdin Trust Company Skowhegan Savings Bank
Kennebec Federal Savings The First, N.A.

MBA 2013 Image Ads


MBA has created two 30-second TV spots that will air through the beginning of June on WCSH in Portland, WABI and WLBZ in Bangor, and WAGM in Presque Isle. The ads will reprise in October. The faces on the ads are employees of member banks. One ad has a theme of community and the other touches on lending to homeowners and businesses. Our thanks to the bankers who allowed us to use their faces and to the Marketing & Communications Committee for creating the concept.  Click on the 2013 image ads below to view:

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