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Camden National Bank now accepting 2023 Leaders & Luminaries nominations to honor outstanding nonprofit board members

Camden, Maine, June 28, 2023Camden National Bank announced today that nominations are now open for the 2023 Leaders & Luminaries Awards. The annual awards honor four outstanding nonprofit board members who go above and beyond to dedicate themselves to strategic leadership and advancing their organizations, with a total of $20,000 in grants available.

“We have no shortage of exceptional nonprofit organizations that work tirelessly to empower and strengthen our communities,” said Renée Smyth, executive vice president and chief experience & marketing officer at Camden National Bank. “Behind each nonprofit is a committee of caring, altruistic, and passionate board members that deserve recognition for their leadership efforts and expertise.”

Nominees can be submitted online at, which also includes eligibility requirements and additional details. The nomination process will remain open until September 15, 2023.

Awardees will be chosen by a special selection committee that includes three independent community members and two Camden National Bank executives. The committee will ensure each board member reflects Camden National Bank’s values of honesty & integrity, responsibility, trust, excellence, service, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to recognize incredible individuals and support the wonderful work they undertake,” Smyth said. “Each grant is not just an investment in a worthy nonprofit, it’s an investment in our future.”

Since 2011, Camden National Bank has honored 58 board members across Maine by awarding a total of $220,000 to their respective nonprofits.

The winners in 2022 included Amy Ford, treasurer of the board for Portland Community Squash; Timothy Griffin, board chair for The Dempsey Center for Quality Care in Lewiston; Kylie Hinkley, trustee and treasurer of the board of trustees for the Peabody Memorial Library in Jonesport; and Lissa Widoff, treasurer of the board for Waldo Country Bounty in Belfast.

About Camden National Corporation
Camden National Corporation (NASDAQ: CAC) is the largest publicly traded bank holding company in Northern New England with $5.7 billion in assets and was proudly listed as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine in 2021 and 2022. Founded in 1875, Camden National Bank is a full-service community bank dedicated to customers at every stage of their financial journey. With 24/7 live phone support, 57 banking centers, and additional lending offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Camden National Bank offers the latest in digital banking, complemented by award-winning, personalized service. To learn more, visit Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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