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MDI Hospital Business Friends Society


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MDI Hospital is excited to introduce our newly established Business Friends Society. With more than 500 small businesses on this island, our goal is to create a strong support system through collaboration and community as we continue to strive for success in our unique rural and seasonal environment. Thank you to all those who have joined so far!

This list is current as of October 31, 2017. To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of the MDI Hospital Business Friends Society, visit our Business Friends Benefits page or contact Lani Naihe in the Office of Advancement at  288-5082, ext. 1421.

Meet our Business Friends
October 10, 2017

West Street Café has a brand new building and is back and better than ever this season. The landmark eatery on West Street in Bar Harbor long ago outgrew their

October 2, 2017

“At Machias Savings Bank, we’re not just an ordinary community bank. We are a true community bank dedicated to the concepts of community banking and service to

September 30, 2017

“I never expected to come here, and yet here I am,” says Hatsana Phanthavong, owner of Siam Orchid Restaurant, with a smile and a laugh. “You have to remember w

September 28, 2017

“I’ve really been impressed with the quality of care and management of [the Hospital] as a sustainable business.” —Michael Boland It was during a two-week biolo

September 18, 2017

Michael Gilfillan can’t imagine living anywhere other than Mount Desert Island. “It really has everything that you could ever want,” he says. An MDI native, Mic

September 1, 2017

“Starting a business, I knew how to do two things: I knew how to make pizza, and I knew how to show movies. That’s how the idea was hatched for Reel Pizza,” sai

January 3, 2017

It was while attending an alternative high school in Worcester, MA that Liz Cutler first had the idea that she could do anything she wanted, even create her own

June 28, 2016

Often when people are looking to buy or rent property, the first question they ask their realtor is if there is a school and a hospital in close proximity. Acco

June 20, 2016

Jordan-Fernald Funeral Home is the only funeral home on Mount Desert Island. It has been owned and operated by five generations of Fernalds since 1860, and offe

April 18, 2016

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is proud to be available year round for its customers. Since its founding in 1887, BHBT has been a critical part of the economic flo

April 17, 2016

Stephen Stanley, born and raised on Mount Desert Island, is proud to own a business here. As an electrical contractor, he explains, “We get to see things on the

November 16, 2015

Kevin and Jessica DesVeaux feel honored to be business owners on Mount Desert Island and see giving back as a way to show their appreciation to their community.

November 12, 2015

The First started as a small community bank in the early 90’s. Upon shaking hands in his interview, Tony McKim, current President and CEO, felt like this was th