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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.
07.27.17

Thomaston company utilizes a natural resource native to Maine

American Unagi, a company that harvests Maine glass eels, or elvers, and raises them to market size, was presented with a check for $10,000 on Monday by Gorham Savings Bank CEO Chris Emmons. The $10,000 grant and $10,000 worth of in-kind marketing and PR services was presented to the company as part of Gorham Savings Bank’s Emerging Idea Award.

New to LaunchPad this year, the Emerging Idea Award is a $10,000 grant prize that comes with an additional $10,000 worth of in-kind marketing, business...

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06.07.17

 

PORTLAND, Maine —June 7, 2017 — Good To-Go, a Kittery, Maine-based healthy meal delivery service, has won the 2017 Gorham Savings Bank LaunchPad competition and its corresponding $50,000 cash prize. The company was chosen from among five finalists who pitched their small business concepts Tuesday night to a panel of independent judges in a packed USM Hannaford Hall. Good To-Go is the first line of all-natural dehydrated gourmet meals catering to active adventurers. Designed to vastly elevate the trail food experience, each meal is handmade by nationally-recognized chef...

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06.07.17

Banking is Believing is unveiled as new company mantra and customer promise

GORHAM, Maine, June 7, 2017 — Gorham Savings Bank is proud to announce that it has adopted a new comprehensive brand and tagline. On Tuesday, the bank replaced its incumbent tagline A Breath of Fresh Banking with the new line, Banking is Believing. The change was born of an effort to more deeply and accurately articulate the bank’s culture, the nature of its customer relationships, and what it uniquely stands for among southern Maine financial institutions.

The bank chose the new tagline at the...

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05.19.17

 

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...

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05.18.17

 

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...

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03.15.17
  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 gorhamsavingsbank.com/launchpad, and no formal business proposals or...

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03.10.17

 

Cyber criminals often send fraudulent 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...

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02.03.17

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...

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01.11.17

 

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...

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12.15.16

 

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...

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