SIS Bank: Message from the CEO
CEO's Message — Summer 2017
The signs of summer are upon us bringing with it a feeling of new beginnings. Here at SIS that concept of new beginnings is no stranger to us as we always have something new and exciting happening at the bank. I am actually one of the highlights of the list of changes to the bank!
After a long career in banking, I have decided to retire effective the end of 2017. My time at SIS has been exciting and rewarding but now it's time to plan for the future.
Over the past few months, the SIS Board of Directors has gone through a deliberate process of choosing my replacement and with much thought and discussion, have decided to promote from within, naming Executive Vice President Blaine Boudreau as the next President of SIS Bank. Blaine will assume the role of President as of July 1st, while I stay on as CEO through the end of the year. Blaine will then be named President and CEO beginning the first of the year. I am excited for Blaine and his promotion is certainly well deserved. As a native of Sanford and a well-experienced community banker, Blaine is the right fit for SIS and the community values that it holds.
However, I don't want my retirement announcement to take away from the many great things that have taken place at SIS and the exciting things to come. Recently, the bank rolled out two brand new banking bundles of products and services, the RockIt and Silver Lining. They join the likes of our already well-established Golden Rewards program and Veterans bundle to help serve you while matching your financial lifestyle. Our employees have done a wonderful job with decorating the branches to help spread the word, displaying fun rocket figures, clouds, sun and symbols of patriotism to represent each bundle.
These bundles give you more than just a bank account. They provide access to many of our wonderful online services and features that will help support you on a day-to-day basis. Our Silver Lining, Veterans and Golden Rewards bundles even offer special discounts on local attractions – just another great offer for our customers.
Our blog has taken on a fun, but unique approach, as our new blog mascot is none other than an adorable furry favorite – a dog. Our customers and employees participated in naming our mascot “Cache” and he will soon be sharing his thoughts about what is happening at SIS along with what is happening in the digital age of banking. Furthermore, our dedication to community support will continue on, with a donation being made to the Animal Welfare Society in Cache's name.
For me, summer also means getting outside and being active, catching a sports game – anything to soak up the summer weather. Once again SIS has proudly sponsored the Sanford Mainers baseball team, a summer collegiate baseball team that plays throughout New England with college athletes from all over the country. Each year our employees gather at one of these games to put work aside and enjoy each other's company, all while enjoying the nation's favorite pastime. The SIS Game night is on July 26th, so we hope to see you there!
Our time spent in the community certainly doesn't stop there. Our employee donation program continues to make us proud. Two of our randomly chosen employees picked Young Life of Greater Sanford and the York County Shelter Program to receive $500 each. We also participated in the Cupcake Wars which brought together organizations from all over the community for a fun and friendly battle of making and decorating cupcakes, with proceeds from the event going to a new Intergenerational Learning Center designed for child care and adult care services for seniors – a first of its kind in York County.
Though this may be my last letter as President of SIS, I am excited to see what the future holds and I want to once again say thank you for being a part of the SIS family. It has been a pleasure to help serve you all.
Mark T. Mickeriz