Halliday joins Perry, Fitts, Boulette & Fitton CPAs

Perry, Fitts, Boulette and Fitton CPAs, located in Bath and Oakland, recently hired Gail Halliday as an administrative assistant.

Before joining the team, Halliday was employed as a customer service representative and inventory clerk with Dead River Company for nine years. Before returning to Maine in 2000, she worked for the investment firm, A.G Edwards & Sons in Annapolis, Maryland and Stuart, Florida, as an operations manager/registered senior sales assistant.

Halliday is intrigued by the world of being an administrative assistant. “In my 30-plus years of being an administrative assistant in varied industries, I have always enjoyed making the ‘paperwork’ make sense and organizing an office to run efficiently and productively. It gives me a feeling of accomplishment at the end of the day.”

Gail resides in Oakland. Perry, Fitts, Boulette & Fitton CPAs is a full service accounting firm.

Otis FCU gives more than $6,000 to five food pantries

Otis Federal Credit Union raised a total of $6,755.22 in 2017 for the cause of ending hunger. Fundraisers undertaken by the Credit Union included two 50/50 raffles, a Longaberger calendar raffle, Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day raffles and a planter raffle. The credit union participated in four statewide raffles to benefit ending hunger as well.

Additional funds for Ending Hunger were raised via two book sales, a yard sale and the credit union’s sale of handmade bowl warmers, handmade potholders, grocery totes and movie passes. A $5 donation also was made from every $25 Skip-A-Payment fee assessed on loans.

Due to its fundraising efforts, Otis FCU was able to place in the Top 25 of credit unions in the state for both total donations raised and its amount-per-member donation average. The total money raised was distributed equally among five food pantries.

Kennebec Valley Family Dentistry to hold open house

AUGUSTA — Kennebec Valley Family Dentistry will hold an open house and ribbon cutting event from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Ballard Center, Suite 420, 6 East Chestnut St. Refreshments will be served.

Representatives of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce will assist with the celebration.

The renovated space at the Ballard Center, site of the old MaineGeneral Hospital, offers advantages, including a more convenient location for its patients, said Dr. Peter Guzzetti. The dentistry is in phase III of its capital project, during which equipment will be purchased, and staffing and operational capacities increased, as funds become available.

To RSVP, email [email protected] by June 8.

For more information, contact Bonnie Vaughan at [email protected] or 623-3400.

Viles Arboretum adds collection manager/outreach specialist

The Viles Arboretum recently hired new Collections Manager — Outreach Specialist Kyra Danielowski. Danielowski comes to the Arboretum for the summer of 2018 with the experience to move a significant component of the arboretum’s projects forward.

Supported through grants from Kennebec Savings Bank, the late Elsie Viles and the Betterment Foundation, Danielowski’s focus will be to advance public access and improving all aspects of the visitor experience. Mark DesMeules, executive director of Viles Arboretum said, “Hiring Kyra is another very significant step forward in the overall rebirth of this wonderful resource everyone knows as the Arboretum. She has the focus and skills we need to build greater public use and appreciation through significant attention to our botanical collections, access enhancement and interpretive and educational signage,” according to a news release from the arboretum.

For more information, visit vilesarboretum.org or call 626-7989.

Gifford’s, Governor’s Restaurants join Buoy Local program

Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream and Governor’s Restaurant and Bakery are the newest businesses to join Bangor Savings Bank’s Buoy Local community program.

The Buoy Local coalition of Maine businesses accepting the Buoy Local card, and creating exclusive offers and discounts to reward and attract customers through the new Buoy Local app, continues to grow and strengthen the buy local movement.

More than 370 businesses, from local shops, restaurants, breweries, service providers, accommodations and more, are now part of the Buoy Local coalition.

All six Governor’s locations will accept the Buoy Local card. Gifford’s will accept Buoy Local at the company ice cream stands in Auburn, Bangor, Farmington, Skowhegan and Waterville.

The mobile app tracks points earned when consumers use their Buoy Local card, shows nearby Buoy Local businesses, a card balance and special deals from merchants. Cards can be purchased at Bangor Savings Bank branches in greater Bangor, greater Portland, Camden, Rockland and Belfast, or online at Buoylocal.com.

Compiled from contributed releases