SIS Bank: Message from the President

President's Message - Fall 2018

Crisp air, beautiful foliage and a sweep of updates from your favorite, local bank...what a re-'leaf' that fall is here!

Football is back in season, the weather is getting cooler and soon the days will be getting shorter. While many will take these cues as reason to start heading inside and prepare for hibernation-mode, SIS Bank and our employees are layering up and heading out with new programs and services for our community!

We kicked off the season with our annual Touchdowns for Good campaign. Now in its 5th year, this philanthropic effort in partnership with WBLM-FM of Portland and The Shark of Portsmouth aims to give back to local and deserving non-profits based on the scores of New England’s favorite football team. SIS donates $50 for every touchdown thrown by the Patriots’ quarterback throughout the regular season. Each month, a different charity is aided by this campaign, and this year is no different: the Travis Mills Foundation kicked things off in September and will receive $500! Honor Flight of Maine was been selected for October and received $350; Free Veterans Martial Arts Training has been chosen for November and Wreaths Across America will receive the December donation when the regular season closes. Make sure you check back at the end of each month to see the totals for each organization!

In tandem with our Touchdowns for Good campaign, we are happy to announce our sponsorship of 105.3 The Shark’s “U Pick Em” segment. Every Wednesday, SIS Bank Digital Marketing Assistant Jake Ouellette heads over to The Shark’s studio for a game-selecting challenge. Ouellette pairs up with Shark Morning Show co-host Sarah Sullivan, and the two compete head-to-head against Sullivan’s co-host, Aaron “A-Train” Lapierre, and his partner to see who can correctly pick the winning teams for each week. Only time will tell who rakes in the most points! Through the first 11 games of the season, Team Jake and Sarah have compiled a stunning 9-2 record!

Speaking of raking…the leaves may be falling, but at SIS our CD rates are rising! This time of year is ripe with requests for more options and ways to save. As The Bank that Listens, we are thrilled to announce your chance to rake in some extra savings is here—with our 25-Month CD special. Click here for the details.

And what would a traditional New England fall be without a great harvest? (A harvest of knowledge, that is!) We offer regular free seminars for all SIS Bundle customers, to harvest information on, and improve, your financial and personal wellness. On Tuesday, October 23, SIS Bundle customers are invited to join us for “Can We Talk? Communicating with Health Care Providers.” Contact your local SIS branch if you want to learn more.

Earlier this season, SIS employees rustled up some extra energy for volunteering needs in our communities. It is with great pleasure that I share how successful our Business After Hours networking event in York was (held on September 19), as well as our participation in Sanford’s Great Pumpkin Festival (September 30). The folks in the branch of our main office entered a flamingo and won First Prize for People’s Choice and Second Price for Judges’ Choice. Check out a photo of our entry on www.facebook.com/banksis.

Lastly of mention, but certainly not least, are the travel experiences reaped by our Golden Rewards members as part of their program benefits. Most recently, the group travelled to Virginia Beach for some last-minute rays of sun and warmth. Up next is the annual New York Trip, occurring November 30 – December 4, and the long-awaited day trip to see the Boston Pops perform on December 6.

What a bounty of good news and updates, indeed! Here’s to another autumnal season of success as we reap and sow with our communities.

Best wishes,

Blaine A. Boudreau