Camden, Maine, December 22, 2020 – The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) presented Camden National Bank with the “Lender at Work for Maine” award at its December 17th virtual board meeting. The award category is reserved for lenders with assets of $1.5 billion and above, and this is the bank’s eleventh time as a FAME awardee. Over the past year, Camden National Bank partnered with FAME on 30 loans totaling approximately $3.8 million, helping to create and retain 408 Maine jobs.
“We’ve been honored to receive the FAME award for several years in a row,” said Ryan Smith, Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking at Camden National Bank. “Especially this year, the recognition represents our commitment as a community bank to supporting local businesses, jobs, families and communities—not only throughout the pandemic crisis, but for Maine’s long-term prosperity as well.”
FAME is a quasi-independent state agency that provides financial solutions that help Maine people achieve their business and higher education goals. FAME helps to create a Maine workforce that with good-paying jobs by focusing on the nexus of economic and educational development.
“We are pleased to honor our partners who help to make Maine’s economic and educational futures brighter, especially during these challenging times,” said Bruce Wagner, FAME’s Chief Executive Officer.
Earlier this month, Camden National Bank also received 2020 Customer Experience (CX) Leader awards from leading independent research firm, Greenwich Associates, in both U.S. Retail Banking and U.S. Commercial Small Business Banking—highlighting the bank’s outstanding commitment to Maine businesses and local jobs.
About Camden National Corporation
Camden National Corporation (NASDAQ:CAC) is the largest publicly traded bank holding company in Northern New England with $5.2 billion in assets and approximately 650 employees. Camden National Bank, its subsidiary, is a full-service community bank founded in 1875 in Camden, Maine. Dedicated to customers at every stage of their financial journey, the bank offers the latest in digital banking, complemented by personalized service with 58 banking centers, 24/7 live phone support, 68 ATMs, and additional lending offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. For the past three years, Camden National Bank was named a Customer Experience (CX) Leader by leading independent research firm, Greenwich Associates. In 2020, it received awards in two CX categories: U.S. Retail Banking and U.S. Commercial Small Business Banking. The Finance Authority of Maine has awarded Camden National Bank as "Lender at Work for Maine" for eleven years. Comprehensive wealth management, investment and financial planning services are delivered by Camden National Wealth Management. To learn more, visit CamdenNational.com. Member FDIC.