The First opens second branch in downtown Rockland
Rockland — The First, N.A. has opened a second banking office in Rockland at 63 Union St. In addition to the bank’s 132 Park St. branch, which opened in September 2001, there is now a downtown location to serve customers’ banking needs.
The First now has 15 branch locations in four Maine counties, from Wiscasset to Calais.
“I am pleased to announce the opening of our second Rockland office. We are proud to be enhancing our commitment to the people who live and work in Rockland, and we are also delighted to welcome two new members of management and four staff employees into our banking family. I encourage everyone to stop by and say hello to our team at 63 Union St.,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Daigneault in a news release.
Jake Miller has joined The First as vice president and branch manager of the 63 Union St. branch. Miller began his career in banking in 1998 after receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine Farmington. He joined MBNA in Card Services and worked in the Camden, Rockland and Belfast offices for more than eight years. In July 2006, Miller went to work for Bank of America as the branch manager of its Rockland location where he has been for the past six years. Miller is a native of Camden and currently resides in St. George with his wife Laura and four sons, Silas, Sam, Zeke and Ezra. He enjoys volunteering in his community and spending time with his family.
Alicia Costa has joined The First as assistant branch manager of the 63 Union St. branch. Costa started her career in banking in 1999 as a teller with Fleet Bank. She worked her way up through a variety of customer service positions, and in 2006 she joined Bank of America. Alicia is a Union native and currently lives in Warren with her husband Terry, one dog and four cats.
Completing the 63 Union St. team are: Viktorie Mathiau, customer service representative; Lacey Wilshire, customer service representative; Phoebe Carlson, Vault Teller; and Doria Morrison, teller.