Bar Harbor Bank & Trust celebrates its 135th anniversary

Vermont Business Magazine Bar Harbor Bank & Trust celebrates its 135th anniversary as a leader in banking, financial services and wealth management in northern New England. The Bank was incorporated on March 4, 1887 in Bar Harbor, Maine, where it is still headquartered. Bar Harbor has branches in central Vermont and the Upper Valley.

“We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone and incredibly proud of the success that has been achieved over 135 years,” said Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “It is humbling to consider that the Bank not only persevered through world wars, pandemics and significant economic events, but thrived and became one of the largest community banks in northern New England. We are honored that generations of northern New Englanders have chosen us as their trusted advisor and financial services provider, and we look forward to serving many generations to come.

The Bar Harbor Banking and Trust Company was established in 1887. It was the first official banking institution located on Mount Desert Island. The Bank’s success in Bar Harbor led to the opening of a second location in Northeast Harbor, Maine, in 1914. As it grew, the Bank continued to expand its operations, adding two other sites on Mount Desert Island and several sites along the coast of Maine. . Today, the Bank offers more than 50 branches and 90 ATMs in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

In addition to its professional success, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has had a significant social and economic impact on the communities it serves. The Bank has donated millions of dollars to local nonprofit organizations over its 135-year history, and thousands of Bank employees have served as leaders and volunteers for various organizations advocating for civic causes. and social.

To celebrate its 135th anniversary, the Bank is holding a raffle to give away $135 gift cards to the winners of a raffle that can be entered at any branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust during the week of February 28 to March 4. Visit www.barharbor .bank/anniversary for full contest rules.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating more than 50 locations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has over $3.6 billion in assets. As northern New England’s leading community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 888-853-7100. FDIC member.

Source: Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

Shawanda H. Saldana