Bangor Savings Bank’s Boothbay Harbor branch opened in Meadow Mall on May 23 with a complete renovation of the former Key Bank office. The work lasted four months and included major energy upgrades.
Seeking to achieve a more contemporary feel, Jaclyn Fish, Vice President of Bangor Savings and Head of Community Relations, explained: “(The) renovation included insulating the space to modern energy codes, all new plumbing fixtures, new energy efficient windows, LED lighting, and a new highly efficient cold weather heat pump HVAC system with energy recovery ventilation.
General contractor Landry/French Construction created the redesigned space which includes heavy use of glass in the offices, more windows and higher ceilings.
The new branch is the bank’s 59th in Maine. “The branch is conveniently located near Route 27, providing an accessible location to further support the financial well-being of our customers,” Fish said. The other branches in the region are in Damariscotta and Brunswick.
“We are thrilled to demonstrate our continued commitment to families and communities in the region and to thank them for the important work they do,” said Fish.
The bank recently donated $28,000 to six local nonprofits that support health and wellness, basic needs, and arts and culture. Boothbay Area Health Center, Boothbay Area YMCA, Opera House and Boothbay Area Land Trust each received $5,000 and Boothbay Area Ambulance Service and Council community resources each received $4,000 in donations, Fish said.
Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager Tracy Warlick and a team of four provide business and personal banking services at the branch with the lobby and drive window open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. p.m. and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. In the weeks since opening, Warlick said he saw a mix of customers, both longtime and new.
She also said that Bangor Savings has a unique program offering payroll and human resources services to small businesses. The branch is looking to hire a part-time employee, a job according to Warlick “ideal for a retiree or someone looking for their mother’s hours.”
Warlick is a Woolwich resident originally from North Haven. She is a graduate of Husson College and, after working in the family business, has worked in banking for six years.
“It’s about building relationships,” she said when asked about running the local branch.