Mike & Stephanie Concannon - C Salt Gourmet Market

Mike and Stephanie are pursuing their dream of opening a gourmet market with the help of Biddeford Savings. Successful print brokers, Mike and Stephanie always dreamed of owning a high-end market and deli sandwich shop. When just the right piece of land became available, they jumped on it with the bank’s support. “We talked with two other banks but quickly realized that Biddeford Savings was a friendlier bank we could grow with,” notes Mike. “They not only helped with financing, they helped us develop the business plan and had great ideas for the building. Biddeford Savings is truly a local bank. They’re a good fit for us!”

John Story, owner of L-A Harley Davidson in Lewiston, Maine

John Story - L-A Harley Davidson

Whether it be for personal banking or business banking, they are always there. I can pick up the phone and they’re there. It’s like having your own personal banker. I don’t think there is another bank that I’ve had any experience with that cares about their customers and wants their customers to be successful the way Mechanics does.

Mike Spang - Spang Fuel

“I’ve been banking with Biddeford Savings for well over 30 years. The relationship started through my mother-in-law, Pat Duranceau, who worked at the bank for many years. You could say I married into the bank! We started with a savings account, added a checking account, then got our first mortgage through them. They’ve grown with our family. Their customer service is excellent – I know every one of the tellers by name and they know me too! Biddeford Savings has always been there for us – our family and our business. It’s good, solid, local banking.”

Peter Ruby - Sabattus Disc Golf

They understand the value in the relationship that is so important to a small business. I had spoken with various lending institutions and Mechanics Savings was by far the most personable and easy to work with. They wanted to develop a banking relationship and not just be a lending institution.

Working with a local community bank made all the difference in the world. Mechanics Savings could see my passion; they believed in what I was doing and how I was going to do it. They really have the local Maine feeling of what it takes to run a small business and understand what we’re up against.

Travis Blake - Southern Maine Remodeling, Inc. & Southern Maine Skylights

When Travis started his businesses in his home in May of 2012, he dreamed big but knew he needed the support of a banking business partner to make his dreams reality. “I needed more than a checking and savings account, I needed a bank that was committed to helping me realize my dreams,” he says. “The bank that I had at the time didn’t even return my calls.” That’s when Travis turned to Biddeford Savings. “Biddeford Savings was responsive, energetic and excited about what I wanted to do,” he adds. Travis’ vision included a commercial space where he could showcase his work. When he found a building, Biddeford Savings was there to pull everything together and make the purchase happen. “I’m excited for the move and a future made possible with the support of Biddeford Savings. They’re always accessible and positive. Their first comments are usually, ‘Let’s see how we can do it.’ Their support means everything to me.”

Peter Drews, DDS, MAGD, owner of Drews Dental Services, P.C. in Lewiston, Maine

Peter Drews, DDS, MAGD - Drews Dental Services, P.C.

We are a local business and appreciate what it means to serve the community. We have very high customer service standards that focus on the relationship with our patients. We bank with Mechanics Savings because they share the same philosophy.

Mechanics Savings is genuinely invested in supporting a growing local economy, and as a “neighborhood bank”, they fully appreciate and understand the needs and challenges business owners and leaders are faced with.