BREWER — On Monday, Jan. 31 Tony C. McKim,pPresident and CEO of First National Bank, a subsidiary of The First Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNLC), announced the opening of a Brewer branch at 5 Parkway South. Brewer is First National Bank’s second branch in Penobscot County, joining their Bangor location.

Brewer is a full-service branch offering personal and business banking services along with a complete line of investment services from First National Wealth Management, a division of First National Bank. Prior to opening, First National Bank obtained all required legal and regulatory approvals.  

First National Bank’s opening day ribbon cutting and welcome to the city presentation by the Brewer City Council. Courtesy of First National Bank

FNB’s Maria Ikwugwalu has been promoted to assistant branch manager in Brewer. Ikwugwalu joined the bank in 2016. FNB welcomes banking consultants Ashley Grow, Christy Hart and Tyler Williams to the Brewer team. 

“With today’s ribbon cutting we officially open our second Penobscot County branch,” stated McKim. “Our new Brewer branch provides added convenience for our current customers and we look forward to meeting Brewer area residents in our new location.”

First National Bank presenting the Christine B. Foundation with a $5,000 donation toward their nutrition assistance program benefiting patients with cancer and their families. From left, First National Bank’s VP Regional Manager Courtney Brehaut, President and CEO Tony C. McKim, AVP, Senior Business Development Officer Kristen McAlpine, Christine B. Foundation’s founder and Executive Director Matt Dexter, and First National Bank’s Assistant Branch Manager Maria Ikwugwalu. Courtesy of First National Bank

First National Bank kicked off its grand opening with a ribbon cutting and $5,000 donation to the Christine B. Foundation to help support their nutrition assistance program. The Brewer City Council also presented FNB with a welcome key plaque. The bank will host its grand opening week Jan. 31 through Friday, Feb. 4 with giveaways and the chance to enter-to-win gift cards to some of your favorite local Brewer businesses while supplies last. 

With the addition of Brewer, First National Bank now operates 18 branches in Lincoln, Knox, Waldo, Hancock, Washington, and Penobscot counties. For more information about First National Bank, call 1-800-564-3195 or visit