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Downtown Portland Corp.
names business awards
PORTLAND – The Downtown Portland Corporation recently presented its annual business awards to Richard Berman, Pierce Promotions and Ready Seafood in recognition of their contributions to developing Portland’s downtown.
Real estate developer Richard Berman, known for Bayside developments including Unity Village and The Chestnut Street Lofts, received the 2008 Economic Development Achievement Award.
Pierce Promotions, a national marketing firm representing TD Banknorth, Burger King, People Magazine and Discovery, earned the 2008 Business of Year Award.
Ready Seafood of Hobson’s Wharf earned the 2008 Small Business of the Year Award in recognition of its entrepreneurial efforts, including the innovative marketing campaign “Catch a Piece of Maine.”

Fiddlehead opens new
facility in Scarborough
SCARBOROUGH – Fiddlehead Center for the Arts recently opened a new facility at 383 U.S. Route 1.
The center offers visual and performing arts and science classes for preschool through grade 12, as well as adult classes.

Kate Lowry Designs
opens in Falmouth
FALMOUTH – Kate Lowry Designs is now offering consultation services for home staging and redesign.
Lowry, a Falmouth resident, is a certified stager and redesigner. She works with real estate agents to prepare a property for sale and directly with homeowners who want to give their home a new look.

Paradiso Salon and Spa
holds cancer benefit
PORTLAND – Paradiso Salon and Spa recently hosted an evening of complimentary spa services for cancer patients at its third annual Cancer Awareness Night.
The event was coordinated with the Cancer Community Center of South Portland and included guest hostesses Michelle Dawn Smith, Miss Teen Maine International 2008, and RaeAnne Seubert, Miss Maine United States 2008.

Credit union donates
to Wayside Soup Kitchen
SOUTH PORTLAND – Town & Country Federal Credit Union recently donated $1,000 to the Wayside Soup Kitchen of Portland to help provide Thanksgiving dinner for people served by its Food Rescue Program.
The funds were raised as part of the credit union’s Campaign to End Hunger in Maine.

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Cormier earns energy
realty designation
YARMOUTH – Chris Cormier, an associate broker with Re/Max Heritage, has earned his energy smart real estate specialist designation.
Cormier, a resident of Yarmouth, has been in the real estate business for 13 years and has worked with Re/Max for the past six years.

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

Megan Brackett of Falmouth recently joined Weichert Realtors Waterglen Group.
Brackett, a newly licensed sales agent, graduated from Southern Maine Community College with a bachelor’s degree in business.

Attorneys Chelsea E. Fournier and Anthony R. Ten Haagen, both of Portland, have joined Preti Flaherty as associates in the firm’s Portland office.
Fournier will practice in the business law group with a concentration in business planning and intellectual property law.
Ten Haagen will practice in the health law and litigation groups with a concentration in medical malpractice defense.

The Maine Bar Foundation recently hired Meghan Smith of South Portland as the campaign coordinator for its Campaign for Justice.
Smith will coordinate the campaign’s efforts to raise money for six legal aid providers throughout Maine.

Anne Theriault of Falmouth recently joined the Portland office of Keller Williams Realty as a broker.
Theriault has 11 years of experience in the real estate industry.

AWARDS

Shipyard Brewing Company recently won a silver award for its Pumpkinhead Ale at the European Beer Star competition held in Nuremberg, Germany.
The brewery was one of 16 U.S. breweries to be honored with an award at the international competition.

The Maine Tobacco Free Hospital Network along with the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout recently recognized Mercy Hospital with a Gold Star Award for adopting exemplary tobacco-free policies.
To qualify for the award, hospitals must adopt at least 8 of the 10 steps of the network’s standards of excellence.
BOARD APPOINTMENTS
Maurice A. “Cito” Selinger III of Freeport was recently elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association.
Selinger practices real estate, commercial and corporate law with Portland’s Curtis Thaxter law firm.

The Compass Project recently named new members to its board of directors.
Heidi Hansen of Cape Elizabeth and Gloria Melnick of Falmouth joined the board as new members.
Beth Ansheles of South Portland was recently named treasurer of the board.
The Compass Project works with at-risk youth in the greater Portland area.

The College of the Atlantic has named Wing Goodale of Falmouth to its board of directors.
Goodale is a senior research biologist at the BioDiversity Research Institute in Gorham, where he directs the Coastal Bird Program.
He also serves on the Maine Board of Environmental Protection and the Falmouth Shellfish Committee.

 

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