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.


Five early-stage Maine businesses have been selected as the finalists of Gorham Savings Bank's annual LaunchPad small business competition.  From an applicant pool of over 130 businesses, Good-To-Go, Jellux, North Spore, STARC Systems and UniteGPS rose to the top and will move onto the next round – a live pitch competition to be held the evening of Tuesday, June 6 at USM’s Hannaford Hall in Portland.

There, in front of a live audience, an independent panel of judges will decide which of these small-but-promising Maine businesses will be awarded the...



The University of Maine athletics department and Learfield today announced a partnership with Gorham Savings Bank to bring UMaine football back to Portland, Maine for the first time since 2005.

The first game of the partnership will be UMaine’s annual Jeff Cole Memorial spring scrimmage, held at Fitzpatrick Stadium on Saturday, May 6 at 4 p.m. The Black Bears will return to Portland for a regular season date with Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) opponent Delaware on Saturday, Nov. 4.

"We are very excited to play our annual Jeff Cole...

  The application period for GSB's LaunchPad competition opens March 15


Gorham Savings Bank is now accepting applications for its fifth annual LaunchPad business competition. In the competition, the premier Maine event of its type, promising early-stage small businesses will compete for a $50,000 grant prize from the Bank. The entry period opens on Wednesday, March 15 and closes on Saturday, April 15 at 5:00pm. Entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies can enter via an online application at, and no formal business proposals or...



Cyber criminals often send fradulent email or text messages, or call and claim to be from Microsoft, Apple, your anti-virus company or internet provider. They may even setup fake online pop-ups with warning messages to call and get the "issue" fixed. They offer to help solve your computer problems, or sell you a software license.

Once they have access to your computer, they could retrieve your online banking usernames and passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive personal or financial information.

Remember: Microsoft, Apple, your anti-...


Please be aware that as tax season ramps up, so does tax-related fraud. Businesses across the country have reported receiving spoofed emails from their CEO, CFO, or HR Manager requesting W-2 information.

“CEO Fraud” is a scam in which cybercriminals spoof company email accounts and impersonate executives to try and fool an employee in accounting or HR into executing unauthorized wire transfers, or sending out confidential tax information. The best defense against this type of fraud is the telephone. Recipients should call the sender to confirm if it is legitimate. Any...



Gorham Savings Bank Expands Financial Literacy Program for Maine High Schools


“Raise your hand if you want to become a financial expert over the next year?” Gorham Savings Bank CEO, Chris Emmons, asked Gorham High School Juniors and Seniors at an assembly kicking off the Gorham...



Gorham Savings Bank Fulfills “Winter Wishes” for Local Children

Every year the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine depends on the kindness and dedication of the greater Portland community to ensure children of all ages have a gift to unwrap at its annual holiday parties.


Through a program created by Gorham Savings Bank called Winter Wishes, community members and bank employees respond to children’s wishes from greater Portland Clubhouses...



The Gorham Savings Bank Maine Marathon Gives Back to Local Children’s Charities 

In front of a crowd of volunteers, runners, friends and sponsors, including several representatives from title sponsor Gorham Savings Bank,...



Gorham Savings Bank is committed to educating and protecting our customers from fraud throughout the year, but especially during Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. Learn how you can stay secure by looking out for these common online scams and taking a few extra precautions to prevent cyber crime from happening to you.



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Pine Tree Council Check Presentation, October 2016

Gorham Savings Bank CEO Chris Emmons (right) presents a check with the Bank’s $15,000 pledge to Horace Horton of Drummond & Drummond, LLP and the Pine Tree Council, BSA (left).


           Gorham Savings Bank has pledged to donate $15,000 over three years to the Pine Tree Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Camp Hinds Project. The historic Camp William Hinds on Panther Pond in Raymond hosts summer training...