Groundbreaking at Pratt Dealership

Celebrating the groundbreaking at Pratt Dealership stemming from a new agreement with Chrysler are (left to right) Sean Daye, Assistant VP of Commercial Lending at Machias Savings Bank [MSB], dealership owner Ian Pratt, and Sam Polonsky of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [FCA]. Pratt selected MSB to finance the project because all interest paid goes to supporting local jobs. Describing MSB as a Washington County-based institution, Daye said that the expansion itself will benefit the region. “This will be a lot of good jobs for the area, particularly the Calais community.” Speaking on behalf of FCA, Polonsky said that the group is very excited to welcome Pratt to the FCA family. “We think they’re going to do great things here.” (Photo by Lura Jackson)