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Rebecca Winslow Named Senior Vice President, Director of Sales

Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Rebecca Winslow to Senior Vice President, Director of Sales. In her new role, she will assume responsibility for the strategic management and performance of the Bank’s branch network and direct sales teams.

Winner of $30,000 LaunchPad Award – Bixby & Co. of Rockland

After presenting their business idea to a live panel of judges as part of the Live LaunchPad event, Bixby & Co. of Rockland was chosen as the $30,000 winner. Kate McAleer, founder of Bixby & Co., will use the $30,000 to purchase capital equipment to prepare for a national launch.

LaunchPad Semifinalists Selected!

The semifinalists for the 2014 LaunchPad program have been selected. Congratulations to these twelve Maine entrepreneurs!  Visit our website March 18th – 27th to view their business ideas and vote!

Bank Volunteers Help to Improve Household Financial Stability

Gorham Savings Bank was recognized for its five-year commitment to the community by United Way of Greater Portland and the Greater Portland CA$H Coalition (CA$H). Gorham Savings Bank employees have dedicated at least 2,000 volunteer hours to help improve household financial stability at CA$H free tax preparation events since the partnership began.

MTI & BxG to present $5,000 technology award to one LaunchPad semifinalist.

Maine Technology Institute (MTI) and Blackstone Accelerates Growth (BxG) will present a Technology Award of $5,000 worth of services to one LaunchPad semifinalist that shows the best use of technological innovation as the basis for creating a new business in Maine.

An Interview with Pika Energy, Winner of Gorham Savings Bank’s LaunchPad 2013

I caught up with Pika Energy’s Director of Business Development, Andrew Hickok, for an update since receiving $30,000 from the 2013 LaunchPad competition. I also asked what advice they would give to this year’s LaunchPad applicants. Note, the entry period for LaunchPad 2014 ends February 14th at 11:59pm, E.S.T.

Welcome Newest Board Member Paula Silsby

Gorham Savings Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Paula Silsby to the board of directors.

FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH – What about when co-workers show up with super human enhancement?

The tech industry is buzzing about making us super human, without giving much thought to what will happen if super human computer enhanced people start living among us.

BAD NEWS – Who knew that NJ State employees could cause a major traffic jam?

While most people were wrapped up in the atrocious behavior of the New Jersey state employees, and how much NJ Governor Christie knew or didn’t know, I was thinking, “You mean to tell me a bunch of pranksters in State government have the power to bring traffic into New York Cit

GOOD NEWS – The car dashboard quickly becoming one big computer screen.

Think of all you see when you look at your car dashboard. You have gauges, buttons, and switches. There are knobs that turn, pull, and click. Each meter has its own place – the odometer, speedometer, tachometer, thermometer, clock, and fuel gauge.