Kozak & Gayer names new shareholders at Augusta office

Kozak & Gayer has named two new shareholders, Michael A. Burian and Taylor D. Fawns, at its Augusta office.

Burian, of Lewiston, advises clients on a broad range of general health law matters, while Fawns, of Portland, advises clients on a broad range of general health law matters, according to a news release from the firm.

Burian is experienced in providing advice and counsel on matters involving health insurance law and regulatory compliance, health care privacy and security, and health care contracting. Fawns represents health care providers before professional licensing and regulatory agencies and in health law litigation. He has experience advising clients on health care contracting, regulatory compliance and policy development.

More information on the firm’s new shareholders is available on the firm’s website, www.kozakgayer.com.

Dentist Vyacheslav Dmytruk joins Bingham Area Dental Center

Vyacheslav Dmytruk will join the team at Bingham Area Dental Center beginning Wednesday to provide general dentistry, according to a news release from the business.

He will work two days a week, Wednesdays and Fridays, until Tamar Diamond returns in the spring.

Dmytruk earned a doctorate of dental medicine at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2014 and has been providing comprehensive oral health care in central Maine since graduating. He brings experience in providing dentistry to geriatric, pediatric and special care needs populations. Previously, he completed a bachelor of science degree at University of Maine in Orono, in 2008.

Dmytruk will join hygienists Marie Doucette and Jacquelyn Watson-Arsenault to provide oral health care to people of all ages. At the health center, Patricia Nurse and Carol Eckert offer medical care. The center serves more than 2,500 people from Bingham, Caratunk, Embden, Moscow, Pleasant Ridge, Solon and surrounding towns each year. Bingham Area Health Center is part of HealthReach Community Health Centers, a group of 11 Federally Qualified Health Centers in central and western Maine.

Crisis & Counseling Centers to join nonprofit day at State House

Crisis & Counseling Centers of Augusta will be at the 13th annual Maine Nonprofit Day at the State House on Jan. 14.

Nonprofit Day, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hall of Flags, provides an opportunity for nonprofits and government to assert their commitment to working together in order to creatively, efficiently and effectively serve the people of Maine, according to a news release from the nonprofit group.

Crisis & Counseling Centers serves individuals with behavioral health needs, including mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring concerns. The nonprofit agency is the sole provider of crisis services for Kennebec and Somerset counties, administering 24-hour services to those in need. The agency also offers mental health and substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families.

For information, call the Maine Association of Nonprofits at 871-1885 or visit nonprofitmaine.org/nonprofitday. To learn more about Crisis & Counseling Centers, call 626-3448 or visit crisisandcounseling.org.

Maine Technology Institute awards grants to local companies

The Maine Technology Institute recently approved eight new grant applications in December, totaling $82,763 in awards to entrepreneurs from across Maine.

The awards aim to advance new product and process development in aquaculture and marine technology, composite materials, environmental technologies, information technology, and advanced technologies for forestry and agriculture, according to a news release from the institute.

This round of MTI awards leveraged $101,070 of matching contributions from the award recipients.

Kennebec River Biosciences Inc., of Richmond, was awarded $20,000 through the business accelerator grant program, with a match amount of $24,560.

Alba-Technic LLC, of Winthrop, received a kick-starter award of $4,990 with a match of $5,000.

MTI is a publicly financed, private, nonprofit organization created by the Legislature in 1999 to stimulate research and development activity leading to the commercialization of new products, processes and services in the state’s seven targeted technology sectors. MTI programs are either loans, equity investments, or grants designed to enhance the competitive position of those sectors and increase the likelihood that one or more of these sectors will support clusters of industrial activity and create quality jobs across Maine.

Compiled from contributed releases

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