Franklin Savings Bank opens Business Center in Ellsworth

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Amanda Look, Derek Hayes and Nicole Lovely.

Amanda Look to lead commercial lending efforts at new location

130 Oak Street, Suite 9, Ellsworth
207-610-5068 or (toll-free) 1-844-317-0942

Amanda Look has joined Franklin Savings Bank as Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer. In this capacity she leads the bank’s new Business Center in Ellsworth.

Look is joined by Nicole Lovely, Business Services Administrator. Both are working with Derek Hayes, Director of Commercial Lending at Franklin Savings Bank.

Look brings a wealth of banking experience to this new role, and will begin providing service to customers in Hancock and Washington County immediately.

The Franklin Savings Bank Business Center will focus on providing highly responsive and personalized commercial lending and electronic deposit solutions to the area’s business customers.

“Amanda has significant depth in both commercial loan and deposit services gained through serving the needs of the area’s business customers for more than a decade. Her specific experience in commercial real estate and marine lending gives her a unique understanding of local markets and the needs of its customers.” said Derek Hayes, Franklin Savings Bank’s Director of Commercial Lending.

Franklin Savings Bank is a top-rated bank with a 148-year history of serving communities in western and central Maine. This new venture expands the bank’s footprint to the coast and with it, its time-tested philosophy of blending common sense decision-making with a priority of making banking easy.

“I look forward to showing the customers of Downeast Maine what Franklin Savings Bank can offer; and Amanda is the perfect person to do that. We pride ourselves on building strong customer relationships by simplifying the process for our business partners,” said Peter Judkins, President and CEO of Franklin Savings Bank. “Opening an office in Ellsworth led by someone with Amanda’s commercial banking experience and market expertise provides us with a great opportunity to grow in Maine. We’ve experienced superior results in our current markets and are excited to leverage that success to serve commercial customers in the greater Ellsworth area.”

“Supporting our business clients is very important to me. They want to know they can reach me when they need to,” said Look. “When it comes to building customer relationships, Franklin Savings Bank and I have the same understanding: Each business customer is unique and its banking package must be hand-crafted to reflect that.”

Look earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Colby-Sawyer College and is pursuing her master’s in business administration with a concentration in leadership at Southern New Hampshire University. She is also a graduate of the Northern New England School of Banking.

Franklin Savings Bank is a community bank serving Western and Central Maine since 1868. Since 1999, Franklin Savings Bank has maintained top rankings as the “Strongest Bank in Maine” by Weiss Ratings and continues to receive top 5-star rankings from both BankRate.com and BauerFinancial.com. The Bank has been named a Best Places to Work in Maine.