Katahdin Trust Rewards Employees for Years of Service and Names Top of The Mountain Award Recipient
HOULTON – Katahdin Trust, a community bank serving northern Maine and the greater Bangor and Portland areas, recently hosted a company-wide virtual employee appreciation event to honor employees for their hard work and their dedication. During the event, employees who celebrated a milestone year with the Bank were honored and the recipient of the Bank’s Community Commitment Award was announced.
âOur greatest asset is our people,â said Jon Prescott, President and CEO of Katahdin Trust. âTo honor and recognize the accomplishments and dedication of our employees to the Bank, we hold a celebration every year. Although this year’s event was virtual, our employee engagement team managed to create a fun program for everyone to enjoy. I couldn’t be more proud to recognize a team that is committed to exceeding customer expectations every day.
The following employees have reached a milestone anniversary and have been recognized for their accomplishments ranging from five to 30 years of service. As a reward for their years of service, Katahdin Trust offers recognized individuals the choice of additional days off or a cash gift based on their years of service.
30 years of service: Joe Clukey, Presque Isle and Tori Barber, Presque Isle.
25 years of service: Crystal Parent, Eagle Lake; Leslie Gardner, Patten; Mindi Yates, Patten, and Virginia Hartin, Patten.
15 years of service: Allissa Given, Patten; Katie Hill, Houlton; Miranda Wotton, Houlton; Robin Palmer, Houlton; Richard Schmidt III, Patten; Sue Fox, Presque Isle; and Tory Delano, Presque Isle.
10 years of service: Adam Bither, Presque Isle; Amy Turner, Presque Isle; Billi Griffeth, Presque Isle; Devin Rolph, Scarborough; Janet Lane, Bangor – Springer Drive; Pamela Ward, Houlton, and Sunny Flannery, Hampden.
Five years of service: Angela Butler, Bangor – Springer Drive; Ann Madore, Eagle Lake and William Lucy, Bangor – Springer Drive.
âAn important part of our Bank’s mission is that we will improve the quality of life in the communities we serve,â added Prescott. âAs a team in 2020, even with restrictions in place due to the pandemic, we have dedicated over 2,600 hours to volunteer work. Using their time and talents, our employees have enriched 129 organizations and nonprofits in our communities.
The Top of the Mountain Community Commitment Award was created to recognize each year a Katahdin Trust employee who has raised the bar of the company’s standards for commitment to the communities they serve. This year’s recipient is Melissa Dahlgren, Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager and Retail Services Officer for the Bank’s branches in Fort Fairfield and Mars Hill.
âMelissa has given many hours of volunteer service to various local organizations in her community,â Prescott said. âMelissa, thank you for all you have done for the Bank and your community. “
Dahlgren joined Katahdin Trust in 2008 as a cashier in Presque Isle. Throughout her tenure, she has served as a branch service representative, customer service representative and retail services assistant. In 2020, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager and Head of Retail Services, and still holds that position today.
Throughout her time at the Bank, Dahlgren has volunteered with organizations such as Momentum Aroostook, United Way of Aroostook, and the Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce, where she is treasurer of their executive committee.
Katahdin Trust is grateful to these employees and their impressive dedication to the mission of the company, their community members and the growth of their local communities.
If you are interested in joining the Katahdin Trust team, please visit katahdintrust.com/careers.
Founded in 1918, Katahdin Trust is a Houlton, Maine-based community bank with over $ 941 million in assets that provides financial services to individuals and businesses from 16 branches in northern Maine and the greater Bangor and Portland with a suite of digital banking solutions. The bank has nearly 180 employees and in 2020 was named one of the best places to work in Maine for the third year in a row and recognized for the past two years as one of the top 200 community banks in the country. by American Banker magazine. . Katahdin Bankshares Corp., parent company of Katahdin Trust Company, common shares are listed on the over-the-counter (OTCQX) markets under the symbol KTHN. Learn more about the Bank at www.katahdintrust.com and follow Katahdin Trust on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.