Skowhegan Savings foundation awards $25,000 for Jackman health center work

JACKMAN — The Skowhegan Savings Bank Charitable Foundation recently awarded Penobscot Community Health Care a $25,000 grant to support renovation of the Jackman Community Health Center at 376 Main St., Jackman, the awardee anounced in a news release.

The funding will support overall building upgrades, including utility and energy-efficiency improvements.

The Jackman Community Health Center serves more than 1,000 patients, with almost 4,000 patient visits anually, and is the only primary care provider within 50 miles. The center offers family medicine, dental hygiene, pharmacy services, x-ray, acute care, mental health, and substance abuse services. The practice joined Bangor-based Penobscot Community Health Care in February 2014.

Kennebec Valley Council of Governments hires economic development specialist

FAIRFIELD — The Kennebec Valley Council of Governments announced Dec. 7 that Cary Tyson is the organization’s new community economic development specialist.

Tyson joins the council with a long history of community and economic development. Most recently, he served as program officer for community and economic development for the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, where he led its award-winning Uncommon Communities community development program. He also has a background in downtown revitalization, historic preservation and microenterprise.

Cary joins KVCOG as it is celebrating 50 years of service in regional economic development and planning in Kennebec, Somerset and western Waldo counties

Perry, Fitts, Boulette & Fitton CPAs hires new senior accountant

OAKLAND and BATH — Perry, Fitts, Boulette, and Fitton CPAs located in Oakland and Bath, recently hired John Massey as a senior accountant, according to the firm.

A Waterville native, Massey double-majored in accounting and business management at Merrimack College in Andover, Massachusetts. He then went on to earn his master’s degree in business management. After graduating, Massey began his career at a public accounting firm in Boston, where he worked four years before returning home to Maine.

Massey, who lives in Waterville, will help individuals and businesses with tax planning and preparation at the firm’s Bath and Oakland offices.

Corey promoted to vice president of store operations at Day’s Jewelers

WATERVILLE — Joseph Corey has been appointed Day’s Jewelers vice president of store operations.

Corey most recently was the manager of the Day’s store in Manchester, New Hampshire. In his new position, he will be responsible for oversight of all seven of Day’s stores, including training and career development for more than 100 store employees.

Corey, a native of Winslow, is the son of Kathy and Jeff Corey, the company’s owners. He is a graduate of Winslow High School; attended the University of Maine, in Orono; and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University. In 2006, Corey was first hired by Day’s as a service specialist in the South Portland store. He completed Day’s Management Training Program in 2009, later was hired as assistant manager of the Manchester store and was promoted to manager of that store in 2012. Joseph Corey; his wife, Sarah Beth; and their son, Cameron, will be moving from Candia, New Hampshire, to Scarborough.

Joseph Corey also represents the jewelry industry on a national level. He serves on the board of advisors for JCK Las Vegas, the largest jewelry trade show in the United States. He also represents Jewelers of America in Washington, D.C., on issues important to the jewelers across the nation.

Compiled from contributed releases

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