Nonprofits recognized in Freeport

Camden National Bank joined leaders and representatives from Maine’s nonprofit community for the 2016 Leaders & Luminaries luncheon On Nov. 10. Held during the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) Governance and Leadership Forum at The Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, the annual awards ceremony recognizes and celebrates the impact of the state’s local nonprofits and the leaders who have dedicated themselves to helping their organizations achieve their goals. This year’s grants totaled $22,000 in local nonprofit support which was awarded to six recipients. Four Leaders & Luminaries winners received $5,000 for their nonprofits, and two “Emerging Board Leaders” received $1,000 each for their respective organizations.

The 2016 honorees included:

• Richard Corbin, M.D., of Oasis Free Clinics in Brunswick. Dr. Corbin was recognized for his efforts as a volunteer physician, medical director and board president for Oasis, who worked to ensure the highest quality of care for the organization’s patients and a healthy environment for employees during a difficult transition period.

Through his leadership and a revitalization of the Board, the nonprofit has been able to consistently provide medical services to those in need, expand its offerings, and enter into a new era growth and sustainability.

• Sharon Goguen, M.Ed., of Broadreach Family & Community Services in Belfast. Goguen was recognized for her key role as one of the original founders and a leader for Broadreach for over 30 years. Through her guidance, the nonprofit has received national recognition and has evolved from a local agency focused on early childhood special education programs to a leading organization for family services in Maine.

• Elizabeth McLellan, RN, of Partners for World Health in South Portland. McLellan was recognized for her role as the founder of Partners for World Health and her leadership and guidance in collecting discarded medical supplies from our healthcare system to support those less fortunate and help hospitals in Africa and Asia provide basic health care to patients.

• Allan Teel, M.D., of ElderCare Network of Lincoln County in Damariscotta. Dr. Teel was recognized for playing a crucial role in co-founding the organization and helping to provide low-cost living options for older people unable to live independently in Lincoln County, the oldest county in the country. His commitment resulted in a unique and successful wellness model that now serves 58 low-income residents in seven homes and has been operating successfully for 18 years.

In addition to the four primary awards, the Bank also presented Emerging Board Leader awards to Annemarie Albiston of Aphasia Center of Maine in Carrabassett Valley and Katie Wallace of The Locker Project in Portland.

Winthrop chamber to host shop day

As part of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26, the Winthrop Lakes Region Chamber and local businesses are sponsoring a Progressive Shopping Day in the Winthrop Region, according to a chamber press release.

To participate, pick up a Shop & Eat Local card at businesses in Winthrop, Monmouth, Wayne or Readfield on Nov. 26 or before. Businesses will offer specials or discounts that day and mark the card for customers. At 4 p.m. Saturday, customers who went to at least four businesses will be eligible to put their card in a drawing at Café@130 Main in Winthrop. Several winners will receive gift certificates from participating shops and restaurants.

For more information on Small Business Saturday and Progressive Shopping Day, contact the Chamber at 377-8020, [email protected]

Mainebiz forum meets in Augusta

At the seventh annual Mainebiz Momentum Convention on Nov. 9, business leaders and professionals from across the state convened at the Augusta Civic Center to explore the issues shaping Maine’s economic future and learn strategies for navigating them. This year’s convention featured 38 speakers, 76 exhibitors, and 16 Maine-based food and beverage makers representing the depth and diversity of Maine’s economy.

Throughout the day, Mainebiz U panelists held discussions on such topics as new employment laws, succession planning, recruitment and retention in a multi-generational workplace, exporting Maine brands in a global economy, the new nightmare of data security, startups and funding business growth, and brand-building in the new marketing landscape.

Rounding out the convention was keynote Richard d’Abo, chairman of the board of Icelandic shipping company Eimskip. In 2013, Eimskip relocated its North American headquarters from Norfolk, Va. to Portland, Maine, establishing the city as its U.S. port-of-call. D’Abo challenged Maine businesses to look beyond geographic boundaries and take advantage of its newfound global connections to export unique Maine brands, particularly its world-class food and beverages, to Arctic and northern European markets.

Campbell joins credit union

Maine State Credit Union in Augusta announced that Erin E. Campbell has joined the credit union as the assistant vice president of finance. She will report to Duncan MacKellar.

“We are excited to have Erin on the team,” said Duncan MacKellar, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Maine State Credit Union.” We were lucky to find someone with her skills and talents as well as knowledge of the credit union industry.”

Campbell was previously the chief financial officer at Brewer Federal Credit Union. She has also worked for Macpage LLC as an audit manager. Campbell is joining the team as long-time AVP of finance, Rita Briggs retires after 20 years with Maine State Credit Union.

“Maine State Credit Union is an organization that has an excellent culture, and the employees are welcoming, genuine, and dedicated to making it a great place to work. I am excited to be a part of the team and to work at a credit union with such strong commitment to its employees and the community that I grew up in,” said Campbell.

Campbell lives in Sidney with her husband, Matt. She received her bachelor’s degree in accounting and her MBA from Thomas College. She is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner.

KSB wins employees health award

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care has named Kennebec Savings Bank recipient of the insurance company’s 2016 Health Innovator Award, according to a press release from the bank.

Bank President and CEO Andrew Silsby said the award took into account the varied activities undertaken by bank employees to improve their health.

“All those Fitbit steps we’ve been counting during the year clearly paid off,” Silsby said. Each month approximately 75 of the bank’s 120 employees participate in the program. Together, their efforts have seen monthly totals climb from a starting point of 12 million steps to a high of 18.5 million.

“In addition to counting daily steps,” he said, “our program has included employee flu shots, biometric screenings, individual health risk appraisals, gym memberships, and a host of other activities — all of which will benefit staff both now and well into the future.”

Kennebec Savings Bank is an $850 million state-chartered community bank, part of a mutual organization with 120 employees and offices in Augusta, Waterville, Winthrop and Farmingdale as well as “KSB Anytime” 24-hour electronic banking centers in Manchester, Augusta and Farmingdale.

Firehouse Subs opens in Waterville

Firehouse Subs recently announced the opening of its first location in Waterville at 8 Waterville Commons Drive. The restaurant is open 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily.

A feature of each Firehouse Subs restaurant is the custom, hand-painted mural inside the dining room. The Waterville mural depicts a turn-of-the-century fire truck and firefighters in front of the historic Waterville City Hall.

From contributed releases.

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