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Melissa Denbow Encouraging Community Engagement

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Show Topic:

In this episode of The HR Power Hour, join Tawny Alvarez as she talks with Melissa Denbow, Vice

President Community Experience Manager at Machias Savings Bank.


Tawny and Melissa talk about the work that she has done to help Machias Savings Bank become a key member of the community it serves, and steps other companies can take to communicate the

value of community engagement to its team members.

About The Guest:

Melissa started her career at Machias Savings Bank in October 1995 as a teller, shortly after earning her bachelor’s degree in Business Management.


During the past 28 years at Machias Savings, she has held various positions – Commercial Banker, Branch Manager, Contact Center Manager, and most recently, VP, Community Experience Manager.


While her background is in financial banking and management, her greatest strength is relationship-building and making a difference in the community. She serves on the following boards: Mano en Mano, Junior Achievement, and the Maine Jump$tart Coalition. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys gardening, canning, and spending time with their blended family of 4 beautiful adult children.


Melissa currently resides in Jonesport with her husband, Jeff.