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Member banks collected more than 1,900 coats plus hundreds of scarves, hats, mittens, snowpants, etc.
in theirbranch offices during the Coats for Kids campaign in December!!

Coats for Kids Day December 6


12.6 Coats WebChris Pinkham of MBA presented a check for $8,000 to Major James LaBossiere of the Salvation Army during a live broadcast on Coats for Kids Day December 6. MBA's contribution covers the Salvation Army's cost of storing and transporting coats to all corners of the state.


MBA Emerging Leaders Conference 2014


ELCwebThe 2014 Emerging Leaders Conference drew a record number of 86 attendees to the Samoset Resort November 19 & 20. Member bank CEOs Scott Conant of Damariscotta Bank & Trust, Glenn Hutchinson of Bath Savings Institution and Greg Dufour of Camden National Bank talked about current banking issues during a CEO panel for early bird arrivals. The full day program featured sessions on ALCO, advocacy, project management, generational marketing, communication, team building and controlling your destiny. Shown in the photo are attendees, left to right:  Ivy Heal, Kathy Fournier, Chelsea Sawyer and Jennifer Saunders, all of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.


Directors College 2014


BreimyerCroppedThe 12th Annual Directors College was held October 17 at the Augusta Civic Center, a full day of concurrent workshops led by FDIC examiners and supervisors. Jim Clarke of Clarke Associates gave an introductory keynote presentation, and Fred Breimyer of FDIC (shown in the photo) delivered a lunchtime economic outlook for Maine and the region. Visit our Facebook page for photos.

Below are links to slides from all of the sessions:  

Jim Clarke Keynote Presentation  
Managing the Balance Sheet in Anticpation of Rising Interest Rates  - Jim Clarke, Clarke Consulting 
Risk Management Red Flags - Audra Cast and Michael Leonard, FDIC 
Emerging Technology - James Avery and Daniel Forrester, FDIC 
Market Risk - The Ripple Effect - Gregory Lindenmuth and Gregory Quint, FDIC 
Consumer Protection 2014 - Rodi Adema and Jeanne Lehane, FDIC 
Loan Analysis Case Study - Gregory McCormick and Lawrence Renna, FDIC


MBA’s 121st Annual Convention


Dennis-SnowMBA’s 121st Annual Convention drew 391 bankers, directors and affiliate members for business meetings and networking. Highlights included a presentation by former CIA chief of counterintelligence James Olson on his undercover career; a discussion of national issues by ABA president Jeff Plagge; information on the impact of changing demographics by marketing consultant Kelly McDonald; a panel on credit union realities by Brian Gottlob of PolEcon Research and HarborOne CEO James Blake; an analysis of growth, credit demand, rates and regulatory environment by Sandler O’Neill principal Robert Albertson; and, tips on unleashing excellence by former Disney executive Dennis Snow (shown in the photo right).

Speaker handouts are below:
Brian Gottlob - CU Trends  
Kelly McDonald - Changing Demographics  
Dennis Snow - Lessons from the Mouse  


Greg Dufour to Chair MBA


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 Paige, 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 Barker, 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.

Click here to read the full press release.


MBA Legislative Recap Seminar


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


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.

Linkedin for Business by Jess Wallace


Directors Forum 2014


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


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


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


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