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People & Business

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People & Business

Appointments

Girls on the Run-Maine, a new nonprofit organization that uses the power of running to inspire preteen girls to be joyful, healthy and confident, has announced its board of directors. The Girls on the Run-Maine Board of Directors includes Megan Staton Tumavicus, board chairwoman; Sarah Russell, vice chairwoman; Rob Fast, secretary; Allison McBrierty, treasurer; John Rogers, and Sean Sinclair, Hildy Ginsberg, Coreen Lauren and Jill Dube Hart.

Awards

Rebecca Peters, an eight-year team member at the LongHorn Steakhouse in South Portland has been presented with LongHorn’s top honor for local restaurant employees, the Team Member of the Year Award. This award recognizes local team members nationwide that demonstrate outstanding results. Peters is one of just four team members selected this year from the thousands of team members at the more than 390 LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants in North America.

The University of New England recently awarded the Deborah Morton Award to Susan A. Carlisle, Donna Lee Litchfield Cheney, Chief Brenda Commander and Wendy J. Wolf. The award, first presented in 1961, was the first annual award in Maine to honor women’s achievements. It is specifically for those who have achieved high distinction in their careers and public service or whose leadership in civic, cultural or social causes has been exceptional. This year’s scholarship recipients are UNE students Jennifer E. Goodell and Nicole M. Herrick of UNE’s Dental Hygiene Class of 2013.

Designation

Jane and Garry Smith, from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage were recently recognized as being in the Top 1,000 Sales Associates in the NRT system for the second quarter of this year. There are 41,000 agents representing NRT companies nationwide and this is the second time the Smiths have achieved this designation.

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center’s Main Laboratory received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists. St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Lab is one of 7,000 CAP-accredited facilities worldwide. The CAP accreditation process is designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients by thoroughly examines the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and overall management.

Good Deeds

As part of its 150th anniversary celebration, Verrill Dana gave 150 Portland kindergartners backpacks stuffed with books, pencils, paper, scissors and other necessities. L.L.Bean donated the backpacks. Longfellow Books donated the books. And through an internal collection drive, Verrill Dana employees donated the rest. United Way is facilitating drop-off and will manage the relationship between the law firm and the school districts.

Officials from Bangor Savings Bank presented a $10,000 check to Hall Elementary School Principal Cynthia Remick to help cover the costs of replacing items that teachers and students lost in the Sept. 17 fire at the school.

New Location

Port Resources, a major provider of services to Mainers with developmental, behavioral and mental health challenges, recently opened it's new headquarters, training center and mental health clinic at 280B Gannett Drive, South Portland. Port Resources is one of the larger social service agencies in Maine and employs several hundred individuals. It serves nearly 100 individuals, in two dozen group homes, and hundreds more through community-based programs.

New Hires and Promotions

TD Bank, has promoted Alicia K. Greer to treasury management officer in Portland. An assistant vice president, she is responsible for servicing and growing the bank’s treasury management program in central and southern Maine. Greer has six years of experience in banking operations and cash management sales. She joined TD Bank in 2006 as a deposit operations clerk and later served as a customer care specialist before her most recent position as an ACH Supervisor.

Verrill Dana recently announced that Christopher S. Lockman joined the firm’s bankruptcy and creditors’ rights group. He will serve clients from Verrill Dana’s Portland office. Lockman joins Verrill Dana from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania where he served as a law clerk. Lockman earned his law degree from Duquesne University Law School and holds a bachelor's degree from Allegheny College.