2021 marks Kennebunk Savings’ 150th anniversary, and as our traveling road show celebration comes to Portsmouth this week bringing giveaways, prizes and more, we have cause for additional festivity! That’s because our Portsmouth branch is also having an anniversary this year as we celebrate its 10th year in operation, marking a full decade since the Bank expanded into New Hampshire to improve our service to the seacoast and its surrounding communities.

“It’s a wonderful thing to be a part of the Portsmouth scene,” said Carlos Maldonado, Vice President, Retail Experience Manager. “The trials and tribulations of the past year have, I think, really only demonstrated what a creative and resilient community this is.”

“It is hard to remember a time when we did not feel a part of, and invested in, the state of New Hampshire,” said Bradford C. Paige, President and CEO. “When Kennebunk Savings expanded across the river in 2011, we were already serving customers in the seacoast area. Actually crossing the state line was an easy decision.  Our next closest branch, in Kittery, is only three miles away, but we loved the idea of bringing added convenience and service to existing and new customers in the greater Portsmouth area.  And we did that by opening our Maplewood Avenue, Portsmouth location.”

“It means a lot to me to be part of this community,” said Dory Polanco, Assistant Manager of the Portsmouth branch. “It’s a hard-working place where everyone takes pride in what they do. It’s a busy city, but people take time to slow down and help each other.”