Legacy, Your Future
bank was founded nearly a century and a half ago by a group
of hard working Mainers with
an ambitious vision for the future and a genuine
interest in seeing the region prosper. As the mighty
waters of the Kennebec River and sturdy White Pine forests
with the promise of economic opportunity, these men and
women realized that through hard work, frugality, and
sturdiness of character, prosperity would be achieved.
were hard in those early days. It wasn’t uncommon for people
to work from sun up
to sun down, six to seven days a week. The bank gave
the people of the Kennebec Valley a safe place to keep
hard earned money and secure credit. It also encouraged
them to save for the future and pursue bigger dreams.
Coburn, a founding father of Skowhegan Savings and Maine's
30th Governor, was one
of the Kennebec Valley’s early success stories. Coburn
was a struggling farmer and logger who earned extra money
teaching school in the winter. From these meager beginnings,
he and his brother Philander went on to establish A.
and P. Coburn, one of the most prosperous lumber and land
in New England. Through determination and progressive
thinking, Coburn and those that followed in his footsteps
a legacy that defines our bank and the regions it serves.
things have changed a bit since the days when lumbermen
ran logs down the river,
Skowhegan Savings still stands for service, integrity
and commitment to community – the same values that helped
like Abner Coburn attain success and the same values
that continue to create opportunity for the Kennebec Valley
and its people. Like the Kennebec River, Skowhegan Savings
has stayed true to its course.
Savings has helped many generations of Maine families achieve
dreams, and our dedication to
building strong communities remains steadfast.