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Giving Back

Casco Bay Wealth Advisors, headquartered in Portland, has established a charitable giving program to assist local nonprofit organizations. In December, the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, of Brunswick, was named the first beneficiary of the charitable funding. MCHPP received $1,000 as well as donations of food and volunteer time from the firm.

Grants

Crossroads, an addiction and behavioral health care provider based in Scarborough, was recently awarded a $4,000 grant from the Gannett Foundation. The grant will help fund a scholarship that supports treatment of financially needy clients at Crossroads’ Back Cove Residential Program in Portland.

On the Grow

Words@Work, a marketing firm formerly based in Portland, has relocated to the Lunt Professional Building in Falmouth. The office complex, once the site of an elementary school, is at 74 Lunt Road. Words@Work celebrated the move with a Jan. 21 ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by over 50 people, including Falmouth Town Manager Nathan Poore and Chris Hall, chief executive officer of the Portland Regional Chamber.

Fontaine Family, an Auburn-based real estate agency ranked among the state’s top 15 in sales closings, has opened an office in Scarborough. The privately owned firm marked the opening of its second location, at 432 U.S. Route 1, with a celebration on Feb. 12 featuring comedian Bob Marley.

Hatch on Maine, a boutique retailer offering antiques, gifts and unusual vintage items, recently opened at 96 Maine St., Brunswick. The shop sources much of its goods from local artisans, according to Dustan Larsen, who co-owns Hatch with Hannah Beattie. The two have operated a similar store, Hatch on Orr’s Island, for the past three summers.

New Hires, Promotions and Appointments

The Environmental Health Strategy Center, a Portland-based nonprofit group that promotes human health and safer use of chemicals, recently appointed Mark Hyland to its board of directors. Hyland has served with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for 28 years, most recently as director of its Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management.

Mercy Hospital has hired Steve McDonnell as its new chief financial officer. McDonnell comes to Mercy from Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., and previously served in financial management roles at George Washington University Medical Center and Indiana University Medical Center. A certified public accountant, he holds an M.B.A. from American University and is a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Paula Banks, of Cape Elizabeth, has been named executive director of Cape Memory Care, a specialized care facility for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory impairments. Banks, a licensed social worker and certified geriatric care manager, previously operated a home-care business and worked as a consultant. Cape Memory Care is at 126 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.

The Maine Women’s Fund, a nonprofit foundation working to advance women’s and girls’ economic security, has hired Kelly Fitzpatrick Martin as operations manager, and Anne Saer Driscoll as finance and human resources manager. Martin, of South Portland, most recently served as office manager and events manager at the Maine Cancer Foundation. Driscoll is an accounting professional whose previous experience includes serving as chief financial officer of the League of Conservation Voters in Washington, D.C. Both women will work out of the Fund’s Falmouth office.

Legacy Properties, of Sotheby’s International Realty, has hired Julie Galvin as senior vice president of the luxury property firm’s Portland office. Galvin, of Cape Elizabeth, has worked in real estate since 1993. In addition to holding a broker’s license, she is a certified real estate appraiser.

Recognition

Gunnar Hubbard, principal in the Portland office of international architecture firm Thornton Tomasetti, has been named a member of the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows. Hubbard, who also leads the firm’s Sustainability Practice, has helped complete more than 100 projects and serves on the board of directors of the AIA Maine chapter.

The Cape Elizabeth office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently selected Erin Haber as its Broker of the Month for December 2014, and Mary Walker as Broker of the Month for January. A resident of Cape Elizabeth, Haber has been with the real estate agency since 2009. Walker, of South Portland, has been a licensed broker since 1982, and previously worked for the Maine State Housing Authority.

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