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People and Business: Oct. 20

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People and Business: Oct. 20

Sweetser offers 24-hour
mental health 'Warm Line'

SACO — Sweetser was recently awarded a contract from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services to provide a statewide Intentional Warm Line, IWL.

The IWL - the first of its kind in the nation - is a phone support service for adults who are living with mental health and/or substance use issues.

Phones will be answered by peer support specialists who are also dealing with similar issues.

The statewide toll-free Warm Line can be reached at 1-866-771-9276 and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information about the Intentional Warm Line, call Warm Line Supervisor Simonne Maline at 373-4336.

Mid-coast chamber
presents biz awards

TOPSHAM — The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber recently held its Seventh Annual Awards and Recognition Gala.

Receiving the Business of the Year Awards are Cook's Lobster House of Harpswell, large business; Thomas Point Beach of Brunswick, small business; and Coastal Enterprises, Inc., of Wiscasset, nonprofit. The New Business Venture of the Year Award was presented to the Captain Daniel Stone Inn of Brunswick.

Individuals recognized for their personal, business, and community service accomplishments are Robert "Bob" Davis, who received the Citizen of the Year Award, and Matt Rice, who was presented with the Rising Star - Young Professionals Award.

Other awards included the Chairman's Award, which was presented to the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, and the Chamber Volunteer of the Year Award, presented to the 2010 SMMC Membership Committee.

The night's most significant honor, the Harry C. Crooker Lifetime Achievement Award, was given to Herbert Paris, president and CEO of Mid Coast Health Services, in recognition of his consistent contributions to his community and beyond.


New Hires, Promotions

The Portland Museum of Art has added two new directors to its staff. Elizabeth Jones will serve as the director of visitor experience, and will lead the Museum’s admissions, cafe, store, and visitor information staff. Christina Razzi was named the director of institutional giving, responsible for managing fundraising programs for foundation, corporate, and government funders, as well as exhibition sponsorship and program support. Additionally, Lauren Silverson was promoted from associate registrar to registrar at the Portland Museum of Art. Silverson has been with the Museum since 2002.

Dick Lucas, formerly president of KeyBank of Maine, has joined RE/MAX By The Bay realty company.

Legacy Publishing Company, publisher of personal development products for families has promoted Fran Potvin of Portland to the position of manager of human resources and organizational development. Potvin began her tenure with Legacy in 2001 as a customer service representative.

HealthInfoNet, a nonprofit working to advance the use of health information technology to improve patient care quality, recently hired two new employees at its Portland office. Kimberly Bustamante of Poland has joined the nonprofit as manager of administration and finance. Wendy Flynn of Portland has joined HealthInfoNet as a project manager.

Janet Ledoux recently joined Drummond Woodsum’s paralegal team as a real estate paralegal in the firm’s Portland office.

KeyBank has made the following new hires: Steven M. Byrnes was named assistant vice president, team leader, business banking, for Key's southern Maine market, based in Portland. Gary Chavoustie has been named an executive for the Maine Key@Work program, the workplace banking program for KeyBank. Chavoustie will be based in Brunswick. Robert Nadeau of Scarborough has been named relationship manager, business banking, responsible for business lending and developing and growing business relationships based in Portland. At KeyBank's Falmouth branch, Philip A. Giordano was recently hired as the branch manager.

Jordan Scott of South Portland was recently promoted to bar manager of The Corner Room Kitchen & Bar. Scott has worked with owner/chef Harding Lee Smith since May 2009 and has nearly 15 years of bartending and hospitality industry experience.