"The wonderful world we live in was made for us to enjoy, and we are expected to be good stewards of it. But our responsibilities go much further, for we also are expected to be kind and loving stewards in caring for our fellow travelers during our life journey. That stewardship is rooted in unselfishness and our willingness to sacrifice for others."
The Maine Savings Milo branch sponsors one of the prizes for the Schoodic Lake Fishing Derby
Mackenzie Pelletier (who is also a Maine Savings member!) landed the second place for largest fish in the 16 and under age group.
Here's Beth Beals awarding the prize - $25 in gold coins - to Mackenzie.
Good evening, Milo.
In our ever growing phone scam list, I was told of a new one that has been circulating around the area. People have been receiving calls from persons identifying themselves as IRS Agents. They will inform you that either they need your bank account and routing number to deposit your refund OR that you owe the government on your taxes. They will ask for bank information so they can just withdraw the money to save you the time.
These scammers tend to prey upon our older generation, who are more predisposed to being trusting and are more likely to give out this information.
No government agency, especially the IRS will contact you directly and ask for your personal information like bank account or Social Security Number.
Don't be fooled by the area code that displays on your screen. There are programs that can generate fake phone numbers and make it appear that the call is coming from places like Ohio and Washington DC.
It is that time of year when opportunists will try to use tax season as a means to get your money. Protect yourself by making sure you don't give out your personal information. No reputable business or government entity will ask you for it.
More information as it is received.
Bangor Savings Bank's 2014 Community Matters More voting ends soon. If you have already voted, thank you! If you haven’t voted yet, we need your help.
We are looking to you, our community, to tell us how best to distribute $100,000 to Maine charities. Winners will be announced in April.
A total of 68 grants will be awarded to the nonprofit organizations listed on the Community Matters More ballot and to the top 20 write-in recipients. The organizations in each of the eight regions (including write-ins) that get the most votes will receive $5,000 each. The remaining 60 organizations will each receive $1,000.
To vote for your favorite nonprofits, visit Community Matters More or stop by any of our 57 branches statewide.
Cast your votes today because the voting period ends February 28, 2014.
A complete list of voting guidelines and eligibility requirements for write-in nominations are available at www.bangor.com/cmm.
Bangor Savings Bank Foundation