The Maine Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced that Katahdin Trust received its 2017 Outstanding Partner Award.

Katahdin Trust Company
Katahdin Trust Company

In addition, Craig Staples, Vice President, Commercial Services Officer, received this year’s SBA STAR Award.

“The SBA Outstanding Partner Award is given to a bank that is a leading SBA lender year after year,” said Amy Bassett, Maine SBA District Director. “Katahdin Trust shows their commitment to SBA lending by originating a significant number of SBA guaranteed loans which enables them to meet the needs of a larger number of existing and new customers.  They deserve a great deal of credit for demonstrating that a community bank can compete for business on a large scale. That effort happens because of a great team and that’s why we were honored to recognize Craig Staples as this year’s SBA STAR Award recipient. His dedication to assisting his small business customers is evident by how closely he works with our staff. He is most deserving of this award.”

“We are very pleased to receive this recognition,” shares Jon Prescott, President/CEO. “One of our goals as a community bank is to support small businesses throughout the State of Maine. They are a cornerstone of a healthy economy and we have an obligation to do all that we can to support their efforts to be successful. Our commitment is demonstrated by officers like Craig Staples, this year’s SBA STAR Award recipient. We are certainly proud of his accomplishment.”

“I am humbled and grateful to be acknowledged in this way,” says Staples. “While this may be an award that recognizes the efforts of one individual, I’d like to thank the incredible team at Katahdin Trust who plays an integral role in the work we do to assist small businesses.”

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