Jackson joins Mount Saint Joseph team

WATERVILLE — Dan Jackson, a registered nurse, has joined the senior leadership team of Mount Saint Joseph Residence and Rehabilitation as director of clinical services. In this role, Jackson will provide clinical leadership and oversight to all clinical and nursing operations for Mount Saint Joseph.

Before joining Mount Saint Joseph, Jackson was a nurse consultant with North Country Associates.

Lamb joins Franklin emergency department

FARMINGTON — Dr. Gail Lamb has joined the medical staff of the emergency department at Franklin Memorial Hospital full time. Since 2008, Lamb has worked at the hospital on an as-needed basis in family medicine, hospital care and the emergency department.

Lamb’s most recent appointment was as an emergency physician at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, where she also was the department’s medical director for three years. While there, she created an osteopathic specialty clinic that is ongoing.

Lamb is board-certified by the American Board Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.

Claveau joins Camden National Bank

CAMDEN — Camden National Bank recently announced the addition of Jean Claveau as vice president, commercial banking officer. Claveau comes to the bank after working in commercial lending at both Bangor Savings Bank and Androscoggin Bank. Earlier in his career, Claveau was retail production manager at Camden National Bank’s office in Rockport.

Claveau is based in Gardiner and will serve the central Maine area in addition to Brunswick, Bath, Lewiston and Auburn. He will be responsible for building strong relationships with businesses to assist them with their commercial banking needs and goals.

Claveau moved to Maine more than 20 years ago and resides in Hallowell with his wife and their daughter. He was past chairman of Cynergy Young Professionals, a division of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, and helped to grow the group in its infancy. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Thomas College and is a certified economic development finance professional through the National Development Council.

Kinney joins Gifford’s Ice Cream team

SKOWHEGAN — Gifford’s Ice Cream is welcoming a new member to its senior management team. Chris Kinney, of Auburn, is joining Gifford’s as the general manager of the family’s five Maine ice cream stands.

His primary responsibility will be to ensure that all five stands operate in a manner consistent with a customer-centric focus, according to the company.

Camden National backs teams in state championships

CAMDEN — Over the past few weeks, Camden National Bank donated more than $10,000 to provide tickets for more than 2,100 high school students to attend and cheer on their boys’ and girls’ hockey and basketball teams as they competed in the state championship finals.

“Our employees look forward to this tradition every year,” said Greg Dufour, President and Chief Executive Officer of Camden National Bank, in a news release from the bank. “Our banking centers across the state follow their teams during the regular season in hopes they’ll be one of the centers making a school donation. We are proud to be able to help build community spirit and provide means for students to support each other in a positive environment.”

In the central region, Messalonskee High School in Oakland sent its boys’ and girls’ basketball teams to the state championship games in Bangor on March 4.

The ticket donation started a chain of good deeds throughout Oakland and the surrounding area. After word spread, businesses were offering to purchase lunches for the teams, and many showed their support with “good luck” signs posted in storefronts across town.

Maine companies sought to host interns

The University of Maine’s Foster Center for Student Innovation in Orono seeks Maine companies to host interns from the Innovate for Maine Fellows program.

Innovate for Maine Fellows connects Maine college students with the companies in the state as a way to grow and create jobs in Maine through innovation and entrepreneurship, according to a UMaine news release. The program is looking for a variety of high-growth, for-profit companies with a focus on innovation.

Host companies can range in size from small startups to major corporations. Interns can work full time or part time during the summer, with the possibility of continuing part time during the academic year.

Emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship, the program prepares students to collaborate with companies on innovation projects that accelerate company growth and provide paid, meaningful, hands-on internship experience. Innovation projects can include work on new products or services, process improvements or projects to scale company growth. Innovate for Maine interns are able to conduct market research, write marketing messages and innovation descriptions, assist with technical work and run “fail fast, fail cheap” experiments, such prototyping and sales forecasting.

Trained innovation experts guide and mentor both the intern and the company for the duration of the project. UMaine handles all recruiting, screening, matching, hiring and initial innovation and workplace training. As part of Maine Accelerates Growth, Innovate for Maine helps companies with matching money, according to company size, to support the cost.

MxG is an initiative to create jobs and economic development in Maine through entrepreneurship and growth. It works with partners to create statewide programs with coordinated, focused activities to accelerate companies, connections and the next generation of Maine entrepreneurs.

The Innovate for Maine program received the Maine Development Foundation’s 2013 Champion of Attraction, Retention and Engagement Award for its work to attract and retain talent for Maine’s workforce.

The application deadline for companies is Friday; the application deadline for interns is Monday.

For more information and applications for the Innovate for Maine program, visit umaine.edu/innovation.

For more information about Maine Accelerates Growth, visit maineacceleratesgrowth.com.

Summit to launch Community Giving drive

Summit Natural Gas of Maine in Yarmouth has launched its 2017 Community Giving and Sponsorship program.

The program provides grants to nonprofit organizations that are in Summit’s service areas the Kennebec Valley, Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth.

Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply by visiting www.summitnaturalgasmaine.com/community-sponsorship.

Past awardees include Literacy Volunteers of Augusta, the Yarmouth Education Foundation, Delta Prime Robotics Team, Free ME from Lung Cancer and the Children’s Center for Early Intervention & Family Support.

Compiled from contributed releases