BANGOR, Maine — Two individuals and a local weekly publication have been named winners of Fusion Bangor’s Leadership and Vision Awards.
Hillary Roberts, the director of emergency services for the Pine Tree Chapter of the American Red Cross, will receive the Horizon Award, which recognizes an individual within the Fusion demographic who demonstrates a notable commitment to leadership and civic involvement in the Bangor region.
Roberts also is involved with the March of Dimes, the Bangor Humane Society and Hardy Girls, Healthy Women.
The Maine Edge, a free weekly newspaper geared toward a younger audience, won the Fusion Partnership Award, which honors an organization that helps make the Bangor region a better place to live, work and play. Publisher Michael Fern will accept the award.
Attorney Andrew Hamilton of Eaton Peabody in Bangor has earned the Fusion Leadership and Vision Award for championing initiatives that better the region and encourage young leaders. Hamilton practices environmental, land use and municipal law. He is also involved with the Bangor YMCA and Bangor Y, the board of trustees for John Bapst Memorial High School, United Way of Eastern Maine and the Governor’s Board on Executive Clemency.
The awards will be presented Saturday, Oct. 18, at Fusion’s FLAVA III annual gala, which will be held at Bangor International Airport. The evening will feature a keynote address by Col. Jack Mosher, chief of operations for the Maine National Guard. Craig Gunderson, the president of Oxford Networks, also will speak.
For tickets to the gala, go to fusionbangor.com or call the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce at 947-0307.
Fusion Bangor is a business networking group for young professionals.