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Bar Harbor –Josh Yarbrough, Curtis Simard, and Lisa Parsons, of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust present a sponsorship check to Kathleen Miller of Mount Desert 365 for the Mount Desert Business Boot Camp & Pitch Competition happening March 7-10, 2019 in Northeast Harbor.

The Mount Desert Business Boot Camp & Pitch Competition includes a an intensive, 38 hour business skill development workshop for 10 participating business owners, and culminates in a pitch competition at the Neighborhood House in Northeast Harbor on March 10 at 4:00 PM.  The public is welcome to attend the Pitch Competition where the Boot Camp participants will compete for $10,000 in prizes.  For more information, go to the Mount Desert 365 page on Facebook.

“We are thrilled to sponsor the Mount Desert Business Boot Camp & Pitch Competition for the second year.  It is such an amazing educational opportunity for business owners.  This positive and energetic program truly helps local businesses grow and others get started,” said Curtis Simard, CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.

This event is hosted by Mount Desert 365 in partnership with the Mount Desert Chamber of Commerce and COA Professor Jay Friedlander.  Mount Desert 365 is a community-based organization dedicated to promoting long-term economic vitality of the town of Mount Desert, Maine, through expansion of sustainable year-round residential communities and economic revitalization of commercial districts.  For more information, go to

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets.  As a leading Northern New England 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.  Member FDIC.

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