Camden National Bank celebrated and honored the extraordinary efforts of its employees at the company’s Stakeholder Appreciation Event, held at the Augusta Civic Center June 18.

The annual event draws hundreds of employees from the bank’s 44 locations across the state and recognizes exceptional commitment to customer service and the core values of the organization: honesty and integrity, trust, service, responsibility and excellence.

"Camden National Bank believes in providing meaningful experiences for its customers, and knows that it all starts with our employees whose dedication and energy sets us apart. This annual event lets us celebrate their remarkable accomplishments as well as show our gratitude for their hard work.” said Greg Dufour, president and chief executive officer of Camden National Bank, in a news release.

Awards presented over the course of the evening honored individuals for their commitment to service to customers, fellow employees, shareholders, the community, and the overall success of Camden National. This year’s recipients included: Susan Van Allen (Bangor, Exchange St.), Angie Snow (Auburn), Tena Wallace (Main office, Camden), Betsy Maguire (Stakeholder Development Center), Cindy Dines (Customer Assistance Center), Danny Jackson (Waldoboro), and Penny Johnson (Loan Servicing).

Locals honored:

Commitment to Internal Service: Tena Wallace, personal banker and senior customer service and sales consultant at the main office in Camden, received the Commitment to Internal Service Award to recognize her commitment to the success of her fellow employees. Wallace works through obstacles with a positive attitude and engages the knowledge of others to quickly solve problems and gain consensus in her day to day interactions in assisting fellow employees by improving customer service.

Commitment to the Community: Danny Jackson, senior teller in Waldoboro, received this year’s Commitment to the Community Award for his contributions to the community through a variety of volunteer opportunities. Having volunteered more than 150 hours to five different organizations in 2013, Jackson has shown that he is always willing to give his time and do so with enthusiasm and sincerity.