People and Business
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gets challenge grant
PORTLAND — Mercy's McAuley Residence, a transitional housing and life skills program for women and children in crisis, has received a $25,000 challenge grant from the Gendron family of Portland.
John, Charles, Edward and Helen (Champagne) Gendron have pledged to match every gift up to a maximum of $25,000 for the Movin' On Fund to help women after they leave the program.
FAME award goes
to Industry & Energy
PORTLAND — The Finance Authority of Maine recently recognized Industry & Energy Associates' contribution to Maine's business economy with the Business at Work for Maine Award.
IEA is headquartered in Portland and provides engineering, project management and start-up services for businesses in the energy sector.
Charter Oak Capital
PORTLAND — Kathryn Dobrowolski of Yarmouth was hired by Charter Oak Capital Management as vice president and senior financial advisor.
She was previously vice president of Acadia Trust, a subsidiary of Camden National Bank.
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PORTLAND — Three attorneys have joined the Portland office of law firm Drummond Woodsum.
Brianne Martin of Portland is a member of the trial services group and will focus in school law, municipal law, employment matters and general commercial litigation.
Christopher Stevenson of Cape Elizabeth joined the business services group, focusing on tax law. Stevenson is a CPA with four years in public accounting.
Jordan McColman of Portland is also a new member of the business services group, focusing on corporate and business law.
BRUNSWICK — Dr. Catharine M. Cadigan of Mid Coast Medical Group Adult Care in Bath, recently received the 2008 Laureate Award from the Maine Chapter of the American College of Physicians.
The Laureate Award is given to physicians who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in medical care, education or research.
In addition to her practice in Bath, Dr. Cadigan is the outpatient internal medicine clerkship director of the Maine Practice Network and is a clinical instructor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Booker joins Portland
PORTLAND — Portland Downtown District has hired Katie Booker as administrative assistant and special projects coordinator.
Booker previously worked for WPXT and WPME.
Lapchick Creative designs
PORTLAND — Lapchick Creative designed an advertising campaign for the Amtrak Downeaster that won five national AdWheel Awards.
The awards were presented to Amtrak Downeaster at the annual American Public Transportation Association meeting in recognition for excellence in advertising and marketing.
Allen & Selig Realty
NORTH YARMOUTH — Allison Pilitsis has recently joined Allen & Selig Realty of North Yarmouth and Bath as a real estate consultant.
Pilitsis has been a real estate consultant for more than two years. Previously she was a business owner working with Fortune 500 companies in the hospitality and travel industry for 13 years.
Holt named manager
at CMP in Brunswick
AUGUSTA — Central Maine Power Co. appointed Don Holt of Lewiston manager of the electric transmission company's Brunswick service center.
Holt has been employed by CMP for 33 years. The Brunswick service center covers communities from Yarmouth to Waldoboro.
Tilson Technology to
offer HIPAA services
PORTLAND — Consulting company Tilson Technology Management now offers HIPAA privacy and security compliance services for health care clients.
The HIPAA compliance services will including trainings, assessments, project management and compliance oversight.
PORTLAND — Verrill Dana promoted Gretchen Johnson of Portland to marketing manager.
Johnson was hired as the marketing assistant for the law firm in 2006 and was previously promoted to marketing coordinator.
Berry Talbot Royer
FALMOUTH — Todd J. Desjardins of New Gloucester was hired as a senior audit manager by certified public accounting firm Berry Talbot Royer.
Desjardins has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and is a certified fraud examiner with experience in forensic accounting and fraud deterrence.
juried art award
KENNEBUNK — Scarborough artist Chris Beneman received an honorable mention for her painting "Scarborough Marsh" at the Pastel Painters of Maine exhibit held at River Tree Arts in Kennebunk.
The Pastels Painters of Maine holds annual juried exhibitions throughout the state each year.
president of FBES
SACO — Ken Barber of Cape Elizabeth was elected president of the board of directors of the Ferry Beach Ecology School.
Barber is the assistant vice president for underwriting at UNUM and has served on the FBES board since 2006.