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‘Doing Business in a Digital World’ business breakfast hosted by Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce

Community Author: MacKenzie Young
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Contact: pr@thomas.edu

WATERVILLE  – Kennebec Savings Bank president and CEO Andrew Silsby will speak about doing business in a digital world at Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s December Business Breakfast 7:15-9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at 180 West River Road.

Silsby will discuss the importance of building and maintaining customer service in today’s digital world.

Silsby is president & CEO of Kennebec Savings Bank, a long-standing community bank that supports the Central Maine region’s economic and community development, while providing customers a great banking experience. Kennebec Savings Bank is a $1.1 billion state-chartered community bank, part of a mutual organization, with a team of 140 employees. With locations throughout Maine in Augusta, Farmingdale, Waterville, Winthrop and Freeport, Kennebec Savings Bank has been serving area residents since 1870.

Silsby worked up through the ranks in banking, starting as a teller in 1986 and performing nearly every job function in banking over the past 33 years. He knows the bank inside and out and feels uniquely qualified to lead this institution that’s so important to the community.

Silsby’s long-term vision is of a vibrant, attractive and successful region with opportunities for young people to put down roots and start a family. With such a strong community bank, the region will have the necessary capital it needs to facilitate growth and expansion.

As a hands-on leader, Silsby enjoys rolling up his sleeves and pitching in wherever he is needed, in both the bank and the community. He is involved with multiple area nonprofit boards, such as the Chamber of Commerce, the Colonial Theater University of Maine at Augusta Board of Visitors and many other organizations.

Hard work with a can-do spirit and a great love of our community, mixed with tremendous sense of optimism for the future are the drivers that make Silsby the leader he is today.

Silsby lives in Manchester with his wife and enjoys all that the great Maine outdoors has to offer.

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce holds monthly informative presentations on a variety of educational business topics at Thomas College’s Spann Student Commons. The cost of the Business Breakfast is $18 for members, $25 at the door and for non-members. Breakfast is included with the reservation.

To register, e-mail Cindy@midmainechamber.com or call 207-873-3315.

The sponsors for the Business Breakfast are: AT&T; People’s United Bank; Cross Employee Benefits; Nicholson, Michaud & Company; O’Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips, LLC; print media sponsor Morning Sentinel, a division of MaineToday Media, Inc. and radio sponsor MIX107.9.

About Thomas College: Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Thomas College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs ranging from business, entrepreneurship, and technology, to education, criminal justice, and psychology. Its Guaranteed Job Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is built on students’ academic, career, and leadership preparation. Thomas is also home to the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation and the Center for Innovation in Education. In 2017, Money Magazine ranked Thomas 23rd of all colleges and universities in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 15 percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit thomas.edu or MacKenzie Riley Young at pr@thomas.edu or 207-859-1313.

About Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce: is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advocating for business prosperity and regional economic improvement.  Its region includes the towns of Albion, Belgrade, Benton, Branch Mills, Burnham, China, Clinton, Fairfield, Hinckley, Oakland, Rome, Shawmut, Sidney, South China, Thorndike, Unity, Vassalboro, Waterville, Weeks Mills and Winslow.  For more information on the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, including how to become a member, call 207-873-3315 or visit midmainechamber.com.