Kennebunk Savings supports local pantries
KENNEBUNK – Kennebunk Savings hailed 2021 with $ 27,000 in donations to local pantries and meal programs. Their annual donations for the year totaled over $ 1 million in donations and grants. Last year, the community bank celebrated its 150th anniversary.
“We are always aware that times of celebration for some can be stressful for others,” said Bradford C. Paige, President and CEO. “And while we work to alleviate food insecurity in our communities year round, it’s kind of a tradition here to go to great lengths during the holidays. Recipients of the 2021 seasonal donations include Community Outreach Services, Footprints Food Pantry and Cross Roads House.
“We are very grateful for this generous gift from Kennebunk Savings,” said Wildolfo Arvelo, Executive Director of Cross Roads House. “Their continued support for the work we do at Cross Roads House will help some of the most vulnerable people in our community get back on their feet and move from homelessness to their own homes. “
“Footprints Food Pantry is supported by the generosity of our community,” said Megan Shapiro-Ross, Executive Director of the organization. “The donation from Kennebunk Savings fuels our ability to provide fresh, quality protein and a variety of dairy products to local families as we continue to focus on reducing the impact of hunger in our community.”
The bank’s Community Promise campaign, which began in 1994, is an annual investment in the local community. At least 10% of the bank’s annual profits are donated each year to local associations. “We always believed we were stronger together,” said Paige. “We have been invested in this community for a century and a half and we are very proud to be here.
Families seeking help this winter can dial 211 to be connected to many useful services, including financial assistance, domestic violence help, treatment and recovery resources, health care, care. mental health care or assistance with heating and utilities.
Piscataqua Savings Bank announces brand refresh
PORTSMOUTH – Piscataqua Savings Bank has announced that it has completed the refresh of its brand, introducing a new visual identity. The new brand has been developed to reflect the bank’s commitment to the community, its foundation of financial strength, and its growth and evolution over time.
Joan Gile, President and CEO of Piscataqua Savings Bank, said, “Our core values continue to be the Bank’s priority as we look to the future. We understand the importance of staying relevant and constantly adapting to the needs and wants of our clients. The bank’s brand refresh reflects this – that we go up with the tide while staying the course.
The bank’s brand refresh includes an update to its well-known logo. The new logo retains references to the Bank’s rich history and its place in the Seacoast community, updating the brand’s appearance while retaining some of the tradition that befits Seacoast’s oldest local bank. To coincide with the brand refresh, Piscataqua Savings Bank has updated its website, interior signage, warranties and all communications. A complete website redesign will follow in summer 2022.