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ST. JOHN VALLEY, ASHLAND, and BANGOR, Maine (Aug. 24, 2022) – Acadia Federal Credit Union, with 82 employees and eight branches throughout northern Maine and Bangor, is delighted to announce that they have been named as one of the 2022 Best Places to Work in Maine.

Several of Acadia’s FCU team recently enjoyed a summer picnic at the home of President / CEO David Desjardins.

The process to earn this special distinction is managed by the independent research firm, Best Companies Group (BCG), who specialize in identifying and recognizing great employers.

“We are extremely excited and pleased to be named as one of the best places to work in Maine this year,” said Acadia FCU President / CEO David Desjardins. “Achieving this designation was a group effort at all levels of the organization. I believe it shows Acadia’s dedication to its staff as we strive to fulfill our vision of being an employer of choice.”

The survey competition uses a two-part process, administered by BCG, to determine which companies from across the state will make the list. First, Acadia FCU’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics were evaluated, which was worth approximately 25% of the overall evaluation. Second and most weight-bearing at 75%, all employees of Acadia FCU were surveyed to measure their employee experience.

BCG managed the registration and survey process in Maine and also analyzed the data and determined the final rankings. One of the major benefits of participating in the workplace survey was the actionable, hard-to-obtain data that is gathered by BCG during the survey process. This data is a tremendous help when it comes to employee recruitment and retention.

“Over the last year, our team has been focused on improving the culture at Acadia FCU,” said Joey Cannan, Acadia FCU’s Executive Vice President. “We believe that a strong company culture leads to increased employee engagement, and as such, an improved member experience. It’s important to us that each and every employee understands the value they add to the lives of our members, our communities, and ultimately, each other. In an industry and economy where people have many options as to where they can choose to work, we’re thrilled that our employees choose to be part of our Acadia FCU family.”

The October 17 edition of Mainebiz will feature Acadia FCU and other Maine businesses that made 2022 list. For more information on the Best Places to Work in Maine program, visit or contact Jackie Miller by calling 717-323-5237.


  • Alice Carpenter

    You are truly a great company lead by by an equally great president, Dave Desjardins. My dealings with Acadia were always pleasant and employees were eager to help me. Kudos to each and everyone of you! 👍😍

    • Posted by: Alison Smart

      Thank you for the lovely comment, Alice! We truly value your membership. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us.

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