Beacon Business News, April 28, 2011

Posted April 25, 2011, at 10:06 p.m.

Development awards

CAMDEN — The Maine Technology Institute board of directors recently approved new development awards for companies developing innovative technologies in Maine. The most recent round of development awards totals $897,000, with a matching contribution by each recipient to the project. The award recipients in this round are working in Maine’s composite materials and information technologies sectors.

Awards were announced for:

WindFloat Maine LLC in Camden, which received $500,000 for its Wind Turbine Platform. MTI’s Development Award investment will be matched by $500,000.

Bank staff helps out

CAMDEN — The Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League welcomed 17 volunteers from Bank of America offices in Belfast on April 18. They came loaded with cat food, dog food, treats, toys, cleaners, cat box litter and blankets and then spent three hours raking winter debris from around the shelter, cleaning out flower beds, spreading mulch, cleaning and painting the outside cat rooms and dog kennels, and removing plastic covering from dog kennels.

Drive One benefit

BELFAST — Quirk Ford of Belfast and Ford Motor Company are teaming up Saturday, May 14, to raise money for Belfast Area High School with the annual Drive One 4 UR School event.

Local residents can stop by Quirk Ford of Belfast, 244 Main St. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, to test drive a new Ford vehicle. For every test drive, the car dealership will donate $20 to the school’s International Travel Boosters Club.

Volunteers needed

BELFAST — The Belfast Chamber of Commerce needs volunteers to man its chamber office and greet visitors during the summer. Volunteer for as little as a two-hour shift. If available, contact the chamber.

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