New TJMaxx store to open in Augusta

T.J.Maxx, an off-price retailer with more than 1,000 stores in 49 states and Puerto Rico, will be re-locating Thursday to the Marketplace at Augusta, according to a news release from the company.

A grand opening is set to run from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. that day. Reusable bags will be given to the first 500 customers.

The store will be at 80 Stephen King Drive in Augusta. It is moving there from the Capitol Shopping Center. Regular hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

In celebration of its new location, T.J.Maxx plans to present a $10,000 donation to Bread of Life at the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday.

ReVision Energy converts to employee ownership

New England-based ReVision Energy, a regional solar power company, has converted to 100 percent ownership by an employee stock ownership plan trust, according to the company.

The company’s three co-founders chose the ESOP option after a rigorous three-year exploration of various strategies to ensure ReVision Energy’s long-term economic and environmental sustainability.

In 2015 ReVision Energy became a certified B-Corp, signifying that the company is operated with a goal of creating maximum positive impact rather than just focusing exclusively on maximizing shareholder returns. Other notable B-Corps include Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, King Arthur Flour and Patagonia, which all share in common a “triple bottom line” business philosophy of people, planet and profits.

The company has more than 200 employees today operating out of five locations in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. In addition to designing and installing solar electric systems and solar hot water systems, ReVision Energy also specializes in battery storage, electric vehicle charging stations, heat pumps and microgrids. Its Maine locations are in Liberty and Portland.

AFC donates money, aid to Travis Mills Foundation

Marc Lacasse, president and CEO of AFC, announced that AFC has donated $25,000 to the Travis Mills Foundation for use at its veterans retreat in Rome, according to a news release from the company.

Former Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, founder of the foundation, accepted the check on the retreat’s behalf. The foundation used the money to buy golf carts, which military personnel and their families use to get to the activities and facilities at the retreat. In addition to the check, AFC facilitated the donation of some needed equipment, such as a cooling system, then installed it.

The retreat hosted 57 veterans and their families from 23 states and four service branches this past summer. The opportunity enabled those families to have a fun and relaxing week with all the accommodations needed for service members who have injuries resulting from their military service.

MaineGeneral, Inland achieve ‘A’ patient safety ratings

MaineGeneral Medical Center, in Augusta and Waterville, and Inland Hospital, in Waterville, have earned an “A” rating in the biannual Leapfrog Group patient safety survey, according to the hospitals.

The grade uses 27 measures of publicly available data on patient safety and quality.

Inland said it is among only 59 hospitals in the nation, of 2,632 surveyed, to achieve straight A’s in the survey since it started in 2012.

The Leapfrog Group created the Hospital Safety Grade to assess hospital safety and encourage patients to choose a facility accordingly. Safety grades are released annually in April and updated in October as hospitals report newer data. The grades are based on 30 performance metrics, including use of computerized physician order entry, a patient’s perception of information communicated by doctors and nurses, and infection rates.

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