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Three of Maine’s Top Mentors Recognized for Guiding Entrepreneurs

Camden, ME, December 4, 2017 – Last week at the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, sponsor Camden National Bank presented three awards in recognition of 2017 Top Gun mentors. Award winners included Bob Feldman, President of Virtual VP, Chris MacKenzie, EVP of Sales and Marketing for STARC Systems, and Adam Nyhan, attorney at Opticliff Law. Camden National Bank’s President & CEO, Greg Dufour, thanked the three distinguished mentors for their commitment to MCED, entrepreneurial success, and economic development in Maine.

Founded in 1997, Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development (MCED)—recently rebranded to Maine Center for Entrepreneurs—supports Maine’s top entrepreneurs through training, coaching, mentoring, and networking. Hundreds of companies have accelerated with the help of MCED’s support. Camden National Bank is a lead supporter of the organization, and Bank employees have participated as Top Gun mentors, providing expertise, resources, and connections to Maine’s startup leaders. 

Greg Dufour shared, “Camden National Bank supports the work of MCED, and our employees volunteer as mentors because we believe entrepreneurs play a vital role in our state. As Maine’s business bank, we’re committed to providing not only financial support, but also mentoring and expertise to the entrepreneurial community. Business growth, job access, and economic vibrancy are key elements of a thriving community, and we thank this year’s award winners for their demonstrated passion and commitment to Maine entrepreneurs.” 

“Support from service providers like Camden National Bank is vital to MCED’s entrepreneurial training mission,” said Tom Rainey, Executive Director of MCED. “These partnerships provide the real world experience and guidance that entrepreneurs need to avoid common mistakes and increase the chances of success.” 

MCED is now accepting new applications for its 2018 Top Gun program with classes held in Portland, Orono, Brunswick, and Lewiston/Auburn.

About Camden National Bank

Camden National Corporation (NASDAQ:CAC), founded in 1875 and headquartered in Camden, Maine, is the largest publicly traded bank holding company in Northern New England with $4.0 billion in assets and nearly 650 employees. Camden National Bank, its subsidiary, is a full-service community bank that offers an array of consumer and business financial products and services, accompanied by the latest in digital banking technology to empower customers to bank the way they want. The Bank provides personalized service through a network of 60 banking centers, 76 ATMs, and lending offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, all complemented by 24/7 live phone support. This year marks the 8th time Camden National Bank has received the “Lender at Work for Maine” Award from the Finance Authority of Maine. Comprehensive wealth management, investment, and financial planning services are delivered by Camden National Wealth Management. To learn more, visit Member FDIC.