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David Quimby

Maine native named account exec in Florida office

Bangor Daily News on July 29, 2014, at 5:16 p.m.
Varney Agency welcomes David Quimby, account executive, to the Tampa, Florida, office. David is responsible for establishing new personal and commercial client relationships in Florida. David brings more than 15 years of sales experience to Varney Agency. He first began working for the Varney family in Maine, then became co-owner of …
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Leadership changes at Institute for Family-Owned Business

Bangor Daily News on July 29, 2014, at 4:51 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Catherine Wygant Fossett, for three years executive director of the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce, brings the same title to her new post with the Institute for Family-Owned Business, a Maine non-profit. Wygant Fossett replaces Gina Weathersby, the Institute’s executive director since 2011, who is relocating to her native Newnan, …
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Baker Newman Noyes promotes nine, hires one

By Julie Harris on July 29, 2014, at 12:48 p.m.
BOSTON, Mass., MANCHESTER and PORTSMOUTH, N.H., and PORTLAND, Maine – Baker Newman Noyes, one of the nation’s top 125 accounting and consulting firms, recently shared news of promotions and a new hire across its four offices. New hire: Reid Butler, CPA, MSA, of North Conway, New Hampshire, was hired as a senior …
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Maine Development Foundation has new intern

Bangor Daily News on July 28, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
The Maine Development Foundation is pleased to welcome its newest intern, Elyse Doyle, to its team.   Elyse will join Maine Development Foundation for the remainder of the summer, and brings excellent skills in economic analysis and additional exciting energy to the team. Elyse is from Gray,  and is working toward her Masters of Arts in Economics …
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Michelle LeBlanc

Michelle LeBlanc joins Kemp Goldberg Partners

Bangor Daily News on July 28, 2014, at 2:04 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Michelle LeBlanc is a social media specialist with over seven years of experience in the field. She comes to Kemp Goldberg Partners by way of New York City, where she was previously part of the team at Kwittken + Company. Her experience ranges from B2B to B2C, …
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Consumers for Affordable Health Care names executive director

Bangor Daily News on July 28, 2014, at 10:37 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine —  The Consumers for Affordable Health Care  Board of Directors has selected current Associate Director Emily Brostek as the organization’s new executive director. “Emily Brostek has all the right skills to lead CAHC into the future, and build on the strong foundation established by Joe Ditre, the organization’s …
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Laurie A. Noel

Laurie Noel named VP of personal lines at Cross Financial

Bangor Daily News on July 28, 2014, at 10:31 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine – Cross Insurance, a subsidiary of Cross Financial Corp., and one of the largest independent insurance providers in New England, announces that longtime employee Laurie A. Noel recently was named Vice President of Personal Lines for Cross Financial Corp. Noel, whose primary responsibility is to focus on the profitability and …
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Evelyn Silver

Silver is the New Chair of the EMHS Board

By Karen Cashman on July 28, 2014, at 10:05 a.m.
Brewer, Maine – (July 28, 2014) – Evelyn S. Silver, PhD, a retired senior advisor to the president at the University of Maine, has been elected chair of the EMHS Board of Directors. The election was during the EMHS annual meeting held June 11 at EMHS Home Office in Brewer. …
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Standing in front of the Eastport Arts Center

Eastport Arts Center announces new Development Director

By Devon Kelley-Yurdin on July 25, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
The Eastport Arts Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah A. Smith as part-time Development Director. This new position involves working with board members and volunteers to secure broad-based fundraising goals for the organization, whose mission is to stimulate and nurture an appreciation of the visual and performing …
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Gary Poquette

Penobscot Valley Hospital names new CEO

Bangor Daily News on July 24, 2014, at 4:10 p.m.
LINCOLN, Maine – The Board of Directors at Penobscot Valley Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Poquette as Chief Executive Officer. Poquette most recently served as Chief Executive Officer for Wyoming Medical Center/Niobrara Health & Life Center in Lusk, Wyoming. He also has served as Chief Executive Officer for The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, New Hampshire. …
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Aaron Anker (left) and Nat Peirce (right).

Grandy Oats Granola to move to larger facility in Hiram

Bangor Daily News on July 24, 2014, at 2:58 p.m.
BROWNFIELD, Maine — Grandy Oats Granola, 100 percent organic granola made since 2001 from a large historic barn in Brownfield, Maine, has outgrown its current location and will be moving to an unused schoolhouse in Hiram, Maine. Grandy Oats Co-President Aaron Anker said the company was committed to retaining all …
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Shannon Kinney named a top ‘Local Digital Innovator’

By Dream Local Digital on July 23, 2014, at 11:09 a.m.
Shannon Kinney, founder and client success officer at Dream Local Digital, has been named a top “Local Digital Innovator,” by the Local Media Association, recognizing the best and most innovative organizations and people in the local media industry, globally. The Local Media Association represents more than 2,200 local news outlets globally, …
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PCHC Dental Center welcomes new dental residents

Bangor Daily News on July 23, 2014, at 11 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Community Health Care  is pleased to announce that four new General Practice Dental Residents have joined PCHC Dental Center, under the direction of Philip Higgins Jr., DMD Chief Dental Officer and General Practice Residency Director. General Practice Dental Residents Mark Franklin, DDS, Owen Johnson, DDS, Peter Levandoski, …
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Diane Jackson

Diane Jackson joins Maine DECD as business account executive

Bangor Daily News on July 23, 2014, at 10:36 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul R. LePage on Wednesday welcomed Diane Jackson of Oxford to his team of business account executives within the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development. “Diane is a terrific addition to our team,” said Gov. LePage, in a press release. “She has owned and operated a small …
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Dan Isdaner and Family with the 2014 Meritorious Award.

Camp Mataponi Director Wins Major Award

By Amy O'Connell on July 23, 2014, at 10:28 a.m.
The American Camp Association, New England (ACA New England) has awarded Dan Isdaner of Jupiter, Florida, Co-Owner and Director of ACA Accredited Camp Mataponi in Naples, ME, the organization’s 2014 Meritorious Service Award. This award is presented each year to a member of the camp community for admirable service and …
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Drs. Lorenz and Jodi Schielke began 
providing radiology services at CRH in July.

CRH Announces Two New Radiology Physicians

By Travis DeeDee on July 22, 2014, at 1:58 p.m.
Calais Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. Jodi Hiland Schielke and Dr. Lorenz Schielke to the Radiology Department. Drs. Schielke relocated to the Calais area via Connecticut, but the area is not new to Dr. Jodi Schielke. She is a local graduate of Woodland High School and very excited …
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Paul Letalien

Baker Newman Noyes announces Paul Letalien as director of healthcare consulting practice

By Broadreach Public Relations on July 21, 2014, at 3:58 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine, MANCHESTER and PORTSMOUTH, N.H., and BOSTON, Mass. – Baker Newman Noyes, one of New England’s largest accounting and advisory firms, announced Paul Letalien as director of the firm’s healthcare management consulting practice. Letalien, who previously served in this role during the firm’s founding in 1995, will once again oversee …
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Gary LaPlante

Gary LaPlante named director of operations for Corrections

Bangor Daily News on July 21, 2014, at 12:25 p.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gary LaPlante has been named director of operations at Maine Department of Corrections. According to a statement by Commissioner Dr. Joseph Fitzpatrick, LaPlante started his MDOC career more than 25 years ago as a guard at Maine State Prison in Thomaston. He has served as a sergeant, correctional investigator …
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Greg Dufour, president and chief executive officer of Camden National Bank, congratulates award winners at this year’s Stakeholder Appreciation Event held on June 18 at the Augusta Civic Center. Pictured left to right: Dufour, Penny Johnson, Tena Wallace, Cindy Dines, Angie Snow, Danny Jackson, Betsy Maguire and Susan Van Allen.

Camden National Bank honors employees at appreciation event

By Kim Ratner on July 21, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.
CAMDEN – Camden National Bank celebrated and honored the extraordinary efforts of its employees at the company’s Stakeholder Appreciation Event, held at the Augusta Civic Center on Wednesday, June 18. The annual event draws hundreds of employees from the bank’s 44 locations across the state and recognizes exceptional commitment to …
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Camden National Bank hires Bangor Region commercial lender

Bangor Daily News on July 18, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — Tim Nightingale, executive vice president and senior loan officer for Camden National Bank, is pleased to welcome Brent A. Folster to the position of vice president, commercial lending. With offices in Bangor and Old Town, Folster will serve the Bangor region and report to Steve Thomas, senior …
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