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People and Business

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People and Business

New Hires, Promotions and Appointments

Mid Coast Health Services appointed Linda A. MacMillan as associate director of development. She will coordinate development activities for services offered by Mid Coast and will oversee annual giving initiatives. MacMillan’s was previously  vice president of marketing at People’s United Bank and director of development at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Along with expertise in marketing, communications and development, she has more than 20 years experience in multiple industries including nonprofit organizations similar to Mid Coast Hospital.

Portland's Choice Realty hired Michelle Donald as a sales agent. Donald lives in Freeport and is a graduate of Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. 

Rosa Mojdehi joined All About Women, a specialty practice within Mercy Health System of Maine. Mojdehi graduated from McGill University Medical School in Canada and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Mojdehi received her undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. She is certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Terry Gray joined the staff of the Mercy Pain Center,  after serving as a physician leader and partner in a large multi-state anesthesia practice in southern New England. He was also on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine. Gray earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Connecticut. He received his medical degree from the University of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine. Gray completed his residency in anesthesia and a later fellowship in multidisciplinary pain management at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Anesthesiologists.

The law offices of Bohan Mathers hired Harry Bee and Peter J. Somerville to the firm’s Portland-based intellectual property practice. Bee will serve as an intellectual property paralegal, having worked as a paralegal in trademark and copyright matters for 19 years. Somerville will be a patent case manager, with nine years of experience in that discipline.

Good Deeds

The Freeport-based Wolfe’s Neck Farm teen agriculture crew is growing more than two acres of produce using sustainable farming methods. More than 1,000 pounds of fresh produce has been delivered to local food banks and the crew anticipates donating 4,000 pounds more before the season’s end.

Employees from the Mortgage Network, Inc. Westbrook and Portland offices spent Aug. 10 on ladders installing siding at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland’s newest duplex construction project on Hummingbird Lane. They worked side-by-side with a mother and son who will be moving into the duplex this fall. The Hummingbird Lane project consists of two triplexes and one duplex, creating affordable housing for eight Maine families. 

People’s United Bank invested $300,000 in the Genesis Community Loan Fund.  The money supports the nonprofit’s efforts to help Mainers achieve safe, stable and affordable homes and to help underserved Maine communities create needed childcare centers and health clinics. People’s United Bank’s has invested a total of $450,000 with GCLF.

Recognition

Bruce Balfour was named broker of the month at the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Cape Elizabeth. A resident of Cape Elizabeth, Balfour has been in the real estate business since 1996.

Ian Engelman and Jim Damicis of the Scarborough Kiwanis Club were presented the Walter Zeller Fellowship award, which honors individuals for their outstanding work in the community and in their Kiwanis Club. Damicis and Engelman, both sponsor the Wentworth School Builders Club, assist the students with many fundraisers and special community projects throughout the school year, like Operation Cupid, which sent gifts and supplies to service men and women overseas.

Expansions

On Sept. 9, WTMW News 8 anchor Tracy Sabol and meteorologist Roger Griswold will begin weekday afternoon broadcasts at 5 p.m. The addition means WMTW News 8 will deliver more than 30 hours a week of local news.

New Ventures

RedZone Wireless, an Internet service provider based in Rockland, launched a new Internet service to greater Portland and the islands of Casco Bay, with speeds to 50 megabits per second.