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Bank earns 2019 ‘Best Places’ nod

HOULTON, Maine — Katahdin Trust Company was recently named as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine. 

“We are extremely proud to receive the Best Places to Work in Maine designation two years in a row,” said Jon Prescott, Katahdin Trust president and CEO. “I would like to thank all of our employees for everything they have done to make Katahdin Trust a successful and great place to work. We are fortunate to have such an incredible team.” 

Creating an innovative culture that both values and rewards employees remains a top priority for the company. Once a month, the bank celebrates “Fun Friday” and rewards employees with various treats, logo gear or other surprises. 

Employees are encouraged to donate for a cause and dress casually every Friday. “Casual Because We Care” employee donations support a selection of non-profit organizations throughout Maine. 

The Best Places to Work in Maine awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management – Maine State Council and Best Companies Group. Partners endorsing the program include Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, and Maine HR Convention. 

The 2019 Best Places to Work in Maine list honors 100 companies in three size categories: small (15-49 U.S. employees), medium (50-249 U.S. employees) and large (250-plus U.S. employees). 

This statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Maine, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. To be considered for participation, companies must: have at least 15 employees working in Maine; be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity; be a publicly or privately held business; have a facility in Maine; and be in business for a minimum of one year. 

The Best Places selection process, managed by Best Companies Group, consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience, which was worth about 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final rankings. 

Katahdin Trust was recognized at the Best Places to Work in Maine awards ceremony on Oct. 2.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Maine program, visit or contact Jackie Miller at 717-323-5237.

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