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Camden National Bank is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Leaders & Luminaries Awards to celebrate outstanding nonprofit board members

Camden, Maine, July 22, 2021 – Camden National Bank announced that it is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Leaders & Luminaries Awards, a program which started in 2011 to celebrate the importance of effective nonprofit board leaders in our community. Between now and September 24, 2021, the bank is seeking nominations for passionate board directors who are responsible for advancing their organization’s mission and impact. Four winning awardees will be named, and $20,000 in total grants will be made to their respective organizations.

“Through our Leaders & Luminaries program, we’ve been able to celebrate nearly 50 nonprofit board directors and donate more than $175,000 to their respective organizations,” said Renée Smyth, Chief Experience & Marketing Officer at Camden National Bank. “It’s an honor to recognize such impressive, inspiring volunteers who are bringing their passion and vision to our communities, and we’re delighted to open nominations for the 2021 awards.”

All nominations are due September 24, 2021. A selection committee, including three independent community members and two executives of Camden National Bank, will review all nominations, and the awardees will be celebrated in the fall. The selection committee is dedicated to making sure the awardees reflect Camden National Bank’s values of fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in our communities.

The Leaders & Luminaries Awards are made possible by Camden National Bank, through The Bank of Maine Foundation. For more details, eligibility requirements, and the nomination form, please visit:

About Camden National Bank

Camden National Corporation (NASDAQ:CAC) is the largest publicly traded bank holding company in Northern New England with $5.1 billion in assets and approximately 600 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. The Finance Authority of Maine has awarded Camden National Bank as "Lender at Work for Maine" for eleven years, and Camden National Corporation received a 2020 Raymond James Community Bankers Cup award, placing it in the top 10% of community banks. Comprehensive wealth management, investment and financial planning services are delivered by Camden National Wealth Management. To learn more, visit Member FDIC.