People and Business
Christmas on the Cape coming
The Cape Business Alliance’s third annual Christmas on the Cape on Dec. 7 will include family activities at 13 businesses from 2-6 p.m., including a scavenger hunt. Singer Rick Charette will perform at 4 p.m., and the tree lighting in front of the Cape Elizabeth Public Safety building is at 6:15 p.m. Also included are a visit with Santa Claus at Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic, holiday card making at Shore Things, Christmas cookie decorating at Re/Max Oceanside and Letters to Santa at Tara Home and Gift. At Coastal Wellness Family Chiropractic, staff from Alewives Brook Farm and Jordan’s Farm will help families make of reindeer food. Scavenger hunt forms can be picked at one of the participating businesses beginning Nov. 25, or at the start of the event. Call Janel Voelker at 799-9355 or Vicki Kennedy at 799-7600, or go to the Cape Business Alliance’s Facebook page for more event information.
Local business partners with residents to express thanks
During its Customer Appreciation Days, OneMain Financial at 19 Hannaford Drive in Scarborough will provide an opportunity to participate in the annual Holiday Mail for Heroes program, sponsored by American Red Cross. The program allows Americans to show their gratitude and best wishes to veterans and their families by signing and sending holiday cards. OneMain Financial will provide and mail holiday cards through Nov. 30.
Scarborough Kiwanis Key Club members helped their neighbors Nov. 16 by raking leaves at homes of elderly or handicapped Scarborough residents. Those residents who needed the free help signed up through fliers that were sent out by Scarborough Community Services. As many as 40 club members went out in groups to the residences in Scarborough and then took the leaves to Broadturn Farm for composting.
New Hires, Promotions and Appointments
Cumberland County hired Gary James as the new director of regional assessing. James will manage the newly created Cumberland County Regional Assessing Office. This new program originated after town officials in Cumberland, Yarmouth and Falmouth sought an assessing office for municipalities that have contracted with Cumberland County.
Sharon A. Sudbay, of Portland was elected to a two-year term as chief volunteer officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine’s board of directors. Sudbay, who learned to swim at the flagship Portland Boys & Girls Clubhouse, has served on the board for 13 years, including eight as chair of the resource development committee. She is an associate at Mitchell Tardy Government Affairs and provides public affairs counsel, as well as stakeholder communications and outreach planning to businesses and organizations.
Six attorneys from Perkins Thompson, P.A. have been named in the 2013 New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars directories. Listed as Super Lawyers are: Philip C. Hunt, J. Gordon Scannell Jr., Fred W. Bopp III and David B. McConnell. Listed as Rising Stars are Dawn M. Harmon and Sara N. Moppin.
Portside Real Estate Group,founded by Dava Davin and Mark Small in Falmouth, celebrated its first year in business. In its first year, Portside has risen to become one of the top 10 agencies (of 150 agencies) for volume sold year-to-date in Cumberland County, third in Cumberland County for independent/non-franchised agencies, and the top-ranked buyer team in Cumberland County for units sold year-to-date.
Attorney Terry Garmey, principal at Terry Garmey & Associates in Portland, has earned the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell. Garmey was recognized as “AV Preeminent” for 2014, meaning his peers ranked him at the highest level of professional excellence. Garmey is the only lawyer from Maine to have been invited to join the Inner Circle of Advocates, an organization comprised of the top 100 plaintiff lawyers in the nation.