Small Businesses Celebrate Bangor Saving's Bank

VEAZIE- Several area small businesses came out to celebrate one Maine bank's willingness to lend, and support state commerce.
The Small Business Administration recognized Bangor Saving's Bank  for its leadership in loaning to "mom and pop" businesses.

There are nearly 150,000 of them in the pine tree state, comprising 97% of all employers in Maine.
Several of the business owners on hand for today's program said Bangor Saving's helped them make their ideas a reality.

Moe's Original BBQ, Pack Baskets of Maine, and Qualey's Granite and Quartz joined in celebrating the achievement.
Bangor Saving's has loaned more than  $2 billion across Maine over the past four years.
Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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