Kennebunk Savings is excited to sponsor 2022’s TEDxPortsmouth event, “Hidden in Plain Sight.” The immersive, full-day, sold-out event features inspirational speakers, musical performances, local food, networking and, most importantly, big ideas.

Twelve members of the bank’s leadership development programs will be attending the event. “TEDxPortsmouth represents forward-thinking leadership. Just looking at the slate of speakers this year reflects that clearly,” observed Bradford C. Paige, President and CEO of Kennebunk Savings. “These are innovators, trailblazers, communicators and survivors. Hearing anything they have to say is worthwhile.”

2022’s speakers include geography champion (and high school senior!) Sean Cheng, Black Lives Matter Seacoast vice president Dr. Stephanie Bramlett, and Portsmouth Music and Arts Center co-founder Russ Grazier, Jr., who may or may not bring a saxophone.

“We are so grateful to our sponsors, who have helped us take TEDxPortsmouth from a small gathering in a church basement to one of the largest, most respected TEDx events in the world,” said Kaarin Milne, TEDxPortsmouth’s Co-Producer.

Each year, Kennebunk Savings gives at least 10% of its annual earnings to local nonprofits. The bank is actively involved in work to prevent food insecurity, strengthen early childhood development, and advocate for substance use disorder recovery efforts. The bank’s Social Responsibility Manager, Liz Torrance, said “We focus on initiatives that bring social responsibility to life, and that’s one of the reasons we’re proud to support TEDxPortsmouth. It amplifies public awareness, it sparks conversation, and it convenes community.”