The First announces promotions, Rockland anniversary

DAMARISCOTTA — Daniel R. Daigneault, president and CEO of The First N.A. and its parent company, The First Bancorp, recently cited several staff promotions at the Rockland office of The First, which is about to celebrate its 10th year in operation.

Beth Moore has been promoted to branch manager of the Rockland office. Moore was hired by The First in September 1997. She began as a teller in the bank’s Waldoboro branch and was promoted to customer service representative and then loan assistant during her time in that office. Moore has also worked in loan operations, mortgage processing, and the bank’s phone center. She became Rockland Branch Supervisor in April 2010 and was promoted to branch manager earlier this year. Moore has earned various banking certificates through the Center for Financial Training, and she is a graduate of the Northern New England School of Banking.

Shannon Wenners came to The First in May 2008 as a teller in the Damariscotta office. She took on additional responsibilities there as teller trainer, customer service representative, and Saturday Supervisor. Wenners was promoted to Rockland Branch Supervisor in April 2011. Wenners has earned a Supervisor Certificate from the Center for Financial Training, and she is currently enrolled in the Northern New England School of Banking.

Rounding out the branch leadership team is Jim Tribou, who now serves as the Rockland area business relationship officer. Tribou was hired as the bank’s Waldoboro Branch Manager in March 2009. He was promoted to business relationship officer in October 2010, and he moved to Rockland this spring. Tribou graduated from Husson College in Bangor, where he earned both a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Business Management. He recently graduated with honors from the New England School of Financial Studies at Babson College.


The First opened the doors of its Rockland office on Sept. 25, 2001. To celebrate 10 years of service to the Rockland community, The First will be hosting a Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the office at 132 Park St. The following week, there will be an in-branch celebration with cake and punch for all customers to enjoy on Sept. 22 and 23.

Local healing arts practitioner has new Camden space

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