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Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in partnership with its employees and directors donated $12,340 through the Bank’s Community Commitment program during 2017. The non-profit organizations receiving these funds included: MDI Community Campfire Coalition, Deer Isle and Stonington Fire Departments, Born to Fly, Brunswick Landing YMCA, SPCA of Hancock County, The Ark Animal Shelter, Arise Addiction Recovery, Grace Academy, Harrington Elementary School PTSG, The Big House, Southwest Harbor Playground Renovation Fund, Lubec Fire Association and Acadia Community Association.

Each week, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust directors and employees, in exchange for being able to dress casually on Fridays, voluntarily contribute to a fund that disburses gifts monthly to local charitable organizations. This employee-driven donation program is called Community Commitment. The Bank matches the employee donations, doubling the amount given to the chosen organization. Each month the employees at a different bank location get to choose the recipient of these contributions.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT: BHB) is the parent of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust with more than $3 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank serving the financial needs of its customers for 130 years. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust provides a full range of financial services through its 49 branch locations in all three Northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust was named one of the 2017 Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to Member FDIC.

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