Cordes named 2017 DOVE Award recipient

FARMINGTON — Jodi Cordes, Franklin Community Health Network director of provider recruitment and volunteer services, has been awarded the 2017 Director of Volunteer Excellence, or DOVE, Award for her outstanding contributions and her continued excellence in the volunteer administration field and beyond. She has been involved with volunteer management for over five years.

Cordes was recognized by the Maine Society Directors of Healthcare Volunteer Services during the Allied Professionals Societies Recognition Luncheon on June 22 at the Maine Hospital Association’s Summer Forum at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.

Cordes received her master’s degree in instructional technology from Towson University and bachelor’s degree in business education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She is certified as a human resources administrator.

Cordes was the society’s hospitality chairwoman from 2013 to 2015 and is its current scholarship chairwoman. As the education chairwoman for New England Association of Directors of Healthcare Volunteer Services, she was instrumental in planning and leading an educational conference held in May and hosted by the association. She also was the recipient of the association’s Team Star Award at its spring conference.

Winthrop man chosen for state manufacturing board

Greg Boyd has been elected to the Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership board of directors, the business and technical assistance program announced last week.

Boyd is president and CEO of Alternative Manufacturing Inc., located in Winthrop. AMI provides a wide range of electronics manufacturing and support services to original equipment manufacturers across a diverse range of high-tech industries throughout the Northeastern U.S. and Canada.

Founded in 1989 and 100 percent employee owned Maine-based AMI’s work can be found worldwide in building security systems, solar energy equipment, aircraft instrumentation, industrial laser controls, LED lighting, industrial weather stations, and a host of emerging products from high-tech startups.

An active Rotarian, Boyd serves on the Kennebec Valley United Way Board and the Central/Western Workforce Development Board.

The Maine MEP is a program of the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development and an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology under the U.S. Department of Commerce. Through MEP, manufacturers have access to more than 2,000 manufacturing and business professionals whose job is to help firms make changes that lead to greater productivity, increased profits and enhanced global competitiveness.

Loubier joins Day’s Jewelers as marketing coordinator

WATERVILLE — Day’s Jewelers has announced the arrival of Amanda Loubier as marketing coordinator.

After graduating from the New England School of Communication with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing communications, she began a career in marketing at Pine State Beverage Co. and Spectrum Generations before joining Day’s. Loubier also is known for her work as a photographer at Amanda Noel Photography and Makeup, her work as a pageant coach, and coaching the cheerleaders at Waterville High School.

In her position at Day’s, Loubier will be creating in-store marketing materials, including case displays, show window displays and posters for Day’s seven stores; creating mailings; overseeing the company’s co-op program with its vendors; coordinating in-store and community events; and overseeing the company’s bi-monthly employee newsletter. She also will play a hand in digital marketing, including the company’s website,, as well as its Facebook page and other social media outlets.

Registration open for Oct. 19-20 land trust tour

The Kennebec Land Trust, along with the Maine Tree Foundation and Local Wood Works Initiative, invites architects, builders and designers to the Designing for Maine Tour on Oct. 19 and 20, according to a news release from the land trust.

This tour is an opportunity for professionals to learn how to get locally sourced wood into their specifications and onto their job sites with ease. The tour will visit a timber harvest, the Hancock Lumber Mill, Longfellow’s Cedar Shingles, public reserved lands, the Robbins White Pine Plantation and Sampson Flooring.

Guests scheduled to be on the tour include Ken Laustsen, biometrician and expert in sustainable forestry, of the Maine Forest Service; Lloyd Irland, expert on wood markets, of the Irland Group; Kate Dempsey, executive director of The Nature Conservancy; and Ethan Bessey, of E.D. Bessey Lumber Products.

Event registration is open. For more information, go to the land trust website:

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