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Thank You For Your Leadership!

With one more board meeting to go for our fiscal year, a huge thank you for the MASSIVE contributions of board members who have guided CFTEA through the last six years. Thank you to our outgoing board members: * Marcia Benner, SHRM-SCP of First National Bank * Lisa Engel of Wells River Savings * Marjorie McAvoy of Maine Community Bank * Katrina Randlett of New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp * Lisa Venezia-Holt of athPower CFTEA would not be the organization that

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Welcome to New Council Member, Melissa Tinker!

CFTEA Council Spotlight Melissa Tinker, Human Resources Coordinator Community National Bank CFTEA is thrilled to welcome Melissa Tinker to the CFTEA Regional Advisory Council. Melissa’s extensive experience and background as well as her continued support of CFTEA provide the needed insights to improve educational programs and services for the CFTEA Board of Directors. Reflecting on joining the council Melissa shared, “Over my nearly 22-year banking career, I have completed several CFTEA courses, and earned certificates and diplomas. Joining the CFTEA

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Spotlight: Today’s Teller Academy – Androscoggin Bank

Lewiston, Maine is the heart of Androscoggin Bank. It also happens to be home to many of Maine’s immigrant, refugee, and asylum-seeking families. For many of these families the journeys they have taken to realize a safe home and space in our community is heart-wrenching. Beyond that, once here they find themselves adapting to a new language, new cultural challenges, attempting to find secure and stable employment, and navigating a new reality – all while missing their original home. Our

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CFTEA earns 2024 Seal of Transparency

It’s official! CFTEA has earned the highest seal of recognition for the fifth year – the Platinum Seal of Transparency with Candid (formerly GuideStar)! Candid is the largest source of nonprofit information nationally. To receive the 2024 Platinum Seal, CFTEA shared extensive information including qualitative facts about our goals, strategies, and capabilities. Only about 5% of nonprofits in the United States achieve this level of recognition annually.  The Platinum Seal is another tool for demonstrating our transparency to our community

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Welcoming New Council Member, Valerie Hale

CFTEA Council Spotlight: Valerie Hale, Retail Banking Trainer, Kennebunk Savings   A huge round of applause for CFTEA’s newest council member, Valerie Hale! CFTEA Regional Advisory Council members provide key insights into the needs of the community and provide professional expertise with diverse perspectives. They are truly CFTEA champions! Council members are always invited as observers to board meetings and may look to become board members.   Valerie is a long-time CFTEA student with numerous awards who looks for ways to give

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Welcome to New Council Member, Sarah Porter!

CFTEA Council Spotlight:  Sarah Porter, Retail Talent Development Business Partner Norway Savings Bank A huge round of applause for CFTEA’s newest council member, Sarah Porter! CFTEA Regional Advisory Council members provide key insights into the needs of the community and provide professional expertise with diverse perspectives. They are truly CFTEA champions! Council members are always invited as observers to board meetings and may look to become board members. Sarah’s personal experiences bring a wealth of insight. “I have taken many CFTEA courses

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2023 CFTEA Making A Difference Award Winner

Natalie Campbell of Camden National Bank has been awarded the CFTEA 2023 Making a Difference Award. The award is based on innovative thinking and inspiration. As an active council member, Natalie eagerly shared ideas on how CFTEA course searches could be improved and expanded through the use of tags. Not everyone searches for courses the same way or uses the same words. Previously course searches were done by searching on course names. This didn’t always give back the expansive results

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Spotlight on Success: Jean Moffatt

Spotlight on Success: Jean Moffatt First National Bank In April 2001, Jean started her career at the Wiscasset branch of First National Bank. She is currently working as a Senior Banking Consultant. First National Bank not only offers CFTEA courses as opportunities for growth but also makes the process easy and encourages me to take them. Over the years, Jean has taken several courses. As she looks back at her career, what courses impacted her the most? “Classes like “A

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2023 CFTEA Making A Difference Award Winner

Pete Joslin of Northeast Credit Union has been awarded our 2023 Making a Difference Award. The award is based on innovative thinking and inspiration. This year is all about making connections. Pete supported CFTEA through attending community non-profit events put on by the Northeast Credit Union Foundation.    This has led to a number of great connections, conversations, and opportunities. When board members find the right fit for CFTEA in their organizations and community that is a huge win. This type of

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2023 CFTEA Spotlight Award Winner

Our annual Spotlight Award recognizes board leaders who provide an outstanding contribution to the organization and community. The award is usually provided to new board members, however, Melissa Greene of Union Bank received this award through her work with HireAbility Vermont and actively making connections with the end goal of attracting new employees to the banking industry in the State of Vermont. The goal has been to provide access to education and learning opportunities to attract and retain new employees

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