PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire –
The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth recently named Bangor Savings Bank its 2019 Large Business of the Year during the chamber’s annual dinner and awards ceremony.
Bangor Savings Bank president and CEO Bob Montgomery-Rice accepted the award from Chamber Collaborative Chief Collaborator Valerie Rochon.
“We are proud to be part of Portsmouth and the larger Seacoast community. I could not be more pleased with the impact our team has made here,” said Montgomery-Rice. “And, I want to thank each of our customers and the many community members who have embraced Bangor Savings and our You Matter More culture.”
Bangor Savings Bank opened a loan production office in Portsmouth two years ago, and began personal banking in the spring of 2018 when the company acquired the former Granite Bank location in the city.
Since that time, they have added a second branch on Bow Street, and local nonprofits have benefitted from the bank’s Community Matters More grant program and its annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive. Last winter, employees surprised and delighted people around the city with “One Thousand Acts of Kindness” by randomly paying for gas, covering the cost of an outdoor activity, bringing donations to a homeless shelter and local humane societies, and paying for someone’s washing and drying at a laundromat.
Bangor Savings Bank offers retail banking to consumers as well as comprehensive commercial, corporate, payroll administration, merchant services, and small business banking services to businesses. The bank, founded in 1852, has 58 branches in New Hampshire and Maine. Bangor Savings Bank is an equal opportunity employer. Lean more online at www.bangor.com