Bangor Savings Bank Hosts Community Innovation Competition

Bangor Savings Bank, a NEC member, organized a community event encouraging collaboration and competition to generate ideas to improve the city.

Community members eager to participate were split into five groups to develop proposals that were judged by a five-person panel representing the city. City councilors hope that this unique approach could not only help improve their city, but also become a model for innovation for other cities around the state. The proposals will be presented for an online community vote in October and the winner will receive a specially-designed clock from Higgins Fabrication.

Sean Faircloth, a Bangor City Councilor stated, “A lot of great ideas for our community come from the citizens of the community and that’s really what this is about. So, people can go to the Bangor innovative neighborhoods Facebook page, just sign in there and say ‘hey, I want to join a team and get involved’ because when people turn in their draft it’s an opportunity to say here’s a way that you can improve this idea or I’ll help you work on the draft for it whatever the case may be.”

The New England Council commends Bangor Savings Bank for facilitating community-led progress in Bangor. Read more on Maine’s WABI5.

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