Message from the President
President’s Message — October 2021
Crisp air, beautiful foliage, and a sweep of updates from your favorite, local bank…what a re-‘leaf’ that fall is here!
Football is back in season, the weather is getting cooler, and the days are getting shorter. While many will take these cues as reason to start heading inside and prepare for hibernation-mode, all of us at Partners Bank are happy to be out and about again in the community.
The big news for Partners Bank is that our new Kingston, New Hampshire, branch is now open! Kelly Hutchinson is the Market Manager of our new branch and the staff are up and running and getting the word out in the Kingston area about the products and services we provide. We held a grand opening event on October 1st that included a food truck, Frank FM radio van, giveaways and prizes including a complete tailgating package with 4 tickets to a game in Foxboro, a Yeti cooler, Webber grill, and more. The winner of our package happened to be there when his name was called and he was a true football fan and thrilled to win the prize package.
Giving back to the community is a big part of what we do at Partners Bank and in the last few months we have donated and sponsored many events in our communities. Of note was the Kingston Brewfest and the Kingston Days 3-day festival where we staffed a table and had giveaways throughout the event. Grahamtastic Connection received a donation as part of the Sanford Mainers Home Run Hits. We are a supporter of the Spotlight Sponsorship Program of the Sanford Performing Arts Center. As part of that sponsorship, we have requested that each month 10 tickets will be given away for each performance. For more information on the Sanford Performing Arts Center, visit http://www.sanfordpac.org/.
We are already thinking about 2022 and have pledged to be the Primary Sponsor in 2022 for the South Berwick Strawberry Festival.
The Employee Donation program is another way that Partners Bank gives back. Each month an employee is chosen to select a nonprofit that will receive $1,000. In the past few months, we have selected Cassie Dunn who chose the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, Amanda Fitzgerald who picked Safe Haven cat rescue in Wells where she found her cat Gigi to add to her family, and Chantal Upton elected the North Berwick Athletic Association (NBAA).
Lastly of mention, but certainly not least, is the travel program for our Golden Rewards members. During COVID, we heard from many of our Golden Rewards members that they were looking forward to travelling again with the group as part of their program benefits. Most recently, the group went to Cabbage Island for a lobster bake, Stowe Vermont for a 3-day trip which included a dinner cruise on Lake Champlain, and a Fall Foliage day trip.
Coming up, Golden Rewards has plans to take a day trip to Meredith, New Hampshire, on the Hobo Train; a 10-day trip to Branson for a Holiday Show Extravaganza; a day trip to enjoy a cover band show called Yesterday Once More; and to get into the holidays, they will attend the Sicilian Tenors Christmas Amore show.
That’s just 2021 – there are trips being planned in 2022 including a Hawaiian Island trip that will be hosted by our own Jackie Roberts. Click here for more information on the Golden Rewards program and the trips planned.
What a bounty of good news and updates! Here’s to another autumnal season of success as we reap and sow with our communities.