Special Sections

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Funeral & Estate Planning

Consider the various investment alternatives

By Brandpoint on March 05, 2014, at 9:50 a.m.
Many investors are taking more control of their financial future by investing in alternatives to the stock market, including real estate, land, promissory notes, oil and gas. Sue Jensen of New York grew frustrated after watching her life savings take a hit year after year in the stock market. A …
Funeral & Estate Planning
Nathaniel S. Putnam, Esq. is an attorney with Eaton Peabody.

Estate Planning 101 for the family camp

By Nathaniel S. Putnam, Esq. on March 05, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
Many families have the good fortune of owning a vacation property or “camp” near one of Maine’s countless lakes, rivers, or other scenic destinations. A camp has often been in the same family for multiple generations and serves as the connection that solidifies relationships between siblings, cousins, and more distant …
Funeral & Estate Planning
This example of laser etching on black granite portrays a classic image of Portland Head Lighthouse. For full customization of a memorial, words, illustrations, and photos can be into the stone.

Personalized memorials recall those who have passed

By David M. Fitzpatrick, BDN Maine Special Sections on March 05, 2014, at 9:41 a.m.
When you talk about granite monuments, the word “trendy” isn’t quite right. It isn’t like headstones have yearly models like the latest sports cars or smartphones, after all. But what people are doing to personalize those monuments is what makes them so special. Not too many years ago, choices were …
Funeral & Estate Planning
This particular keepsake melds a lasting memory of a loved one — a thumbprint — and a heart-shaped pendant. Known as a Thumbie, this keepsake has been laser etched with a decedent’s thumbprint.

Remembering loved ones through personalized services

By David M. Fitzpatrick, BDN Maine Special Sections on March 05, 2014, at 9:37 a.m.
Of all the trends in the funeral industry, in recent years there has been a major shift in how the services are done. Today, they are becoming more and more personalized, with loved ones taking active roles in making those services celebrations of life. “They are selecting a form of …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

Fusion: Bangor: Strengthening the power of community through young professionals

By Annie Collins on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:59 p.m.
The mission of FUSION:Bangor is straightforward: to connect young residents in the Bangor region to each other and the community. The importance of FUSION’s efforts is undeniable. A population of connected, motivated and civically engaged young professionals — the future leaders of the Bangor region — driving our community forward, …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

Membership Committee: More membership growth for 2014

By Betsy Vickery on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:54 p.m.
Membership in 2013 saw a coming together of our existing members, being more involved in our community, and the addition of 97 new members to the fold. Unfortunately, with the economic climate the way it is, we did see a significant number of businesses close or shave down their budgets …
The Bangor Region Chamber mourned the unexpected loss of its chair, M. Jane Irving, in August. A vice president at Bangor Savings, Jane was a committed leader for the Chamber and the community. Among her accomplishments was securing a lease for a new, permanent headquarters for the Chamber. All the Chamber family extends its condolences to Jane’s family, friends and coworkers.

A committed leader

on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:52 p.m.
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
State Se. Edward M. Youngblood of Brewer has been named the recipient of the 2014 Catherine Lebowitz Award for Public Service.

State Senator honored for work accomplished in Legislature

By Brian Swartz, Special Sections Editor on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:44 p.m.
The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce will present the 2013 Catherine Lebowitz Award for Public Service to Edward M. Youngblood, well known for his 30 years at Bangor Savings Bank (from which he retired as a senior vice president) and his term as the Chamber’s president. Youngblood will be honored …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Steve Pound has been named the 2014 recipient of the Arthur A. Comstock Professional Service Award.

Professional service spans local, regional, and state levels

By Ardeana Hamlin on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:41 p.m.
The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce has selected Dr. Steve Pound who grew up in Millinocket and now resides in Greenville to receive the Arthur A. Comstock Award. The award recognizes an individual who personifies generous spirit, donating over an extended period of time his or her expertise to improve …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

Community Service Award: City of Bangor

By David M. Fitzpatrick, BDN Maine Special Sections on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:37 p.m.
The city of Bangor has been named this year’s winner of the Community Service Award, but the award extends far beyond just the municipal entity. It’s in recognition of the city staff, the city council, and the voters who made possible the Cross Insurance Center, which has become a symbol …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Frederick “Fritz” Oldenburg has been named the Volunteer of the Year for his work in advocating the concept of angel investing.

Volunteer of the Year: Angel investors ‘ambassador’ earns Chamber volunteerism award

By Ardeana Hamlin on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
The Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce will present its Volunteer of the Year Award to Dr. Frederick “Fritz” Oldenburg at its annual awards ceremony. Oldenburg, who retired two years ago after 33 years in doing acute pulmonary medical care in Bangor hospitals, said he was a little embarrassed to be …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
Cerahelix co-founders Karl Bishop (standing, left) and Susan McKay watch as Project Scientist Tyler Kirkmann makes the Cerahelix-patented DNA ceramic coating. Kirkmann is using a temperature- and humidity-controlled environmental chamber.

Bion and Dorain Foster Entrepreneurship AwardOrono firm develops nano-filtration membrane

By Dale McGarrigle on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:28 p.m.
ORONO – A microscopic product soon could have a major impact on filtration systems. Cerahelix of Orono is home to the helix NFM, short for nano-filtration membrane, which is based on a patented process that uses DNA to make a nano-ceramic coating to provide faster filtration at high purity. “Our …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
Dan Coffey is the president and CEO of Acadia Hospital.

Non-Profit of the Year Award: Acadia Hospital honored for its approach to empowerment

By Debra Bell on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:24 p.m.
For nearly 22 years, Acadia Hospital has helped people of all ages struggling with a variety of issues. From pain treatment to chemical dependency to mental health issues, Acadia Hospital is a trusted resource for people to receive help. Their work advocating and caring for inpatient and outpatient clients in …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
Hollywood Casino is the recipient of the 2014 Business of the Year Award.

Business of the Year: Hollywood Casino

By David M. Fitzpatrick, BDN Maine Special Sections on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:20 p.m.
For its tireless contributions to the region — in support of local businesses, in extensive charitable giving, and in financial contributions that have played a major role in Bangor — the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce has named Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Casino the recipient of its Business of the …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
Miles Theeman, a vice president and chief sales and marketing officer with Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, is an unabashed Bangor booster.

Bangtor booster champions the Queen City at every opportunity

By Brian Swartz, Special Sections Editor on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:17 p.m.
Passionate about Bangor, Miles Theeman has championed the Queen City at every available opportunity since arriving here from his native Lubec many years ago. And for working ceaselessly to improve Bangor, he will receive from the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce the prestigious 2013 Norbert X. Dowd Award. “Rarely does …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

Building Bridges

By Matthew McLaughlin on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:09 p.m.
Since the early 2000s, Building Bridges has existed to build lasting relationships between educators and businesses in the Bangor region. Thanks to the program, hundreds of teachers, administrators, career counselors and workforce specialists have gained insight into the business makeup of their local communities. This is accomplished through behind-the-scenes tours …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

2013 Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Membership

on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:08 p.m.
304 Stillwater Avenue Furniture • 93.7 The Wave Radio A A Body In Knead • A.A.Randall & Sons • A-1 Safe Storage • AAA Northern New England • AACom • AARP Maine • Acadia Auto Auctions • Acadia Benefits • Acadia Clinical Research • Acadia Hearing Center • Acadia Trust …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

Business Action Committee: Establishing the Bangor Regional Investment Forum

By John Simpson on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3:02 p.m.
It is the mission of the Chamber’s Business Action Committee to “advance the Chamber’s tactical initiatives in promoting growth and development in its service area, including the Chamber’s collaborative efforts with other economic development entities in our region.” For 2013, we stayed focused on a small number of initiatives that …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

Government Affairs Committee: Volunteer leaders tackled diverse issues in 2013

By Dennis Marble on Jan. 24, 2014, at 3 p.m.
A very engaged group of volunteer leaders on the Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Committee tackled a diverse set of issues in 2013. Much of our focus was on Augusta, where a new dynamic took hold. Democrats swept into the majority with the 2012 election after two years where Republicans controlled both …
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce

Bangor Region Leadership Institute: Training future community leaders in real-word applications

By Ed Troscianiec on Jan. 24, 2014, at 2:48 p.m.
Another year, another great class! BRLI continues to grow in depth and scope each year while working to make the learning experience rich and memorable for everybody. The best and brightest of the Bangor Region compete for inclusion in this program, which keeps the experience tangible and personal. Constant attention …