Maine Community Bank Hires Sam Rotondo, Assistant Vice President, Residential Loan Officer

Westbrook, Maine — January 8, 2024 — Maine Community Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Sam Rotondo as Assistant Vice President, Residential Loan Officer. Rotondo is responsible for originating residential mortgage loans and will be serving Greater Portland and Brunswick.

“I am looking forward to being in a position to best help my clients and the community in my new role at Maine Community Bank,” says Rotondo.

He comes to Maine Community Bank with several years of experience as a loan officer. Most recently Rotondo held the position of Mortgage Loan Officer at Androscoggin Bank.

Rotondo earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Southern Maine. He resides in Portland and in his spare time enjoys golfing.

About Maine Community Bank

Maine Community Bank began as a collaboration between two of the longest-standing community banks in Central and Southern Maine, Biddeford Savings and Mechanics Savings. Maine Community Bank supports both personal and business customers throughout Central and Southern Maine with competitive services, financial assistance, and the friendly, local experience that is at the core of everything they do. They have branches in Auburn, Biddeford, Brunswick, Kennebunk, Lewiston, Scarborough, Waterboro, Westbrook, and Windham.

Maine Community Bank Helps Food Pantries Address Food Insecurity in Maine

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westbrook, Maine – December 28, 2023 – According to data from Feeding America, 1 in 10 Mainers face hunger; and of those, 1 in 7 children. To help alleviate hunger issues in the community, Maine Community Bank is taking decisive action. Through the Biddeford and Mechanics Savings Foundation, Maine Community Bank is donating $30,000 to 12 different organizations focused specifically on food insecurity.

To address this very serious problem, the Foundation has pledged individual donations of $2,500 each to 12 different organizations working to curb hunger. These include:

Good Shepard Food Bank

High Street Congregational Church Food Pantry

Biddeford Food Pantry

Community Outreach Services Food Pantry

Mid Coast Hunger Prevention

Saco Food Pantry

Scarborough Food Pantry

Stroudwater Christian Food Pantry

Trinity Jubilee Center

Waterboro Food Pantry

Westbrook Food Pantry

Windham Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

Each of the 12 hunger relief agencies provide essential services in partnership with food pantries, meal sites, senior and health centers, and schools across all 16 counties in Maine. MCB’s donation will provide 100,000 meals to needy Mainers.

“Your support assists us in our mission to help our neighbors who are in need. Your generous support makes it possible for our organization to exist and to make the community a great place to live,” said Jean Liden for Cleo Smith, director of Waterboro Food Pantry.

About Maine Community Bank

Biddeford Savings and Mechanics Savings have been financial partners with the people of Central and Southern Maine for the past 150 years. To help carry out their commitment to the communities they serve, the two banks merged on January 1, 2020, becoming divisions of Maine Community Bank. The merger expands the lending capacity, product offering, and branch service areas, while keeping all decision-making at the local level. They have branches in Auburn, Biddeford, Brunswick, Kennebunk, Lewiston, Scarborough, Waterboro, Windham, and Westbrook.

About the Biddeford and Mechanics Savings Foundation

The Biddeford and Mechanics Savings Charitable Foundation was created in July of 2020 and is structured to give back to the communities in a larger, more enduring way. The Foundation’s mission is to help individuals and families in the bank’s local communities meet their basic needs and achieve financial empowerment.

Maine Community Bank Hires Jeanette Garvilles as Vice President, Senior Business Banker

Westbrook, Maine—May 1, 2023—Maine Community Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jeanette Garvilles as Vice President, Senior Business Banker. Garvilles is responsible for promoting Maine Community Bank in the small business community and will be based in the Biddeford Main Street Branch.

“I am looking forward to working closely with the clients in my portfolio and getting to know each business owner and any key people in their business, as well as growing her portfolio and bringing new clients to MCB.” says Garvilles.

She comes to Maine Community Bank with 26 years of banking and small business lending experience. Most recently Garvilles held the position of Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager/Small Business Lender for Bangor Savings Bank.

Garvilles attended Quinnipiac College/University for two years and then transferred to the University of Southern Maine where she earned her Associates Degree in Business Administration. She resides in Saco with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys the four seasons of Maine – snowmobiling, hiking, skiing, and boating.

About Maine Community Bank

Maine Community Bank began as a collaboration between two of the longest-standing community banks in Central and Southern Maine, Biddeford Savings and Mechanics Savings. Maine Community Bank supports both personal and business customers throughout Central and Southern Maine with competitive services, financial assistance, and the friendly, local experience that is at the core of everything they do. They have branches in Auburn, Biddeford, Brunswick, Kennebunk, Lewiston, Scarborough, Waterboro, Westbrook, and Windham.

Maine Community Bank Hires Cecilia Estrada as Assistant Vice President, Residential Loan Officer

Westbrook, Maine—May 1, 2023—Maine Community Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Cecilia Estrada as Assistant Vice President, Residential Loan Officer. Estrada is responsible for originating residential mortgage loans and will be based in Westbrook.

“I believe people do three huge things that change their lives; they get married, have children, and buy a home,” says Estrada. “I love that I get to be a part of the home buying process. It is a great wealth creator for families.”

She comes to Maine Community Bank with more than 30 years of experience in Mortgage Lending. Most recently Estrada held the position of a Mortgage Loan Officer for Key Bank.

Estrada resides in Old Orchard Beach. Her grandparents were immigrants from Mexico. They believed that owning property was one of the single most important privileges of being American. “I love being able to help others achieve the Great American Dream!”

About Maine Community Bank

Maine Community Bank began as a collaboration between two of the longest-standing community banks in Central and Southern Maine, Biddeford Savings and Mechanics Savings. Maine Community Bank supports both personal and business customers throughout Central and Southern Maine with competitive services, financial assistance, and the friendly, local experience that is at the core of everything they do. They have branches in Auburn, Biddeford, Brunswick, Kennebunk, Lewiston, Scarborough, Waterboro, Westbrook, and Windham.