People and Business

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Giving Back

Bon-Ton raised $3,119 with its “Christmas in July” shopping event to kick off the Portland Press Herald Toy Fund Drive. The event was held at the Bon-Ton store in The Maine Mall on July 31, and raised funds to provide toys for children during the holiday season. The store donated 20 percent of the day’s sales to the fund.

New Hires, Promotions and Appointments

Maine Boys to Men, a Yarmouth-based nonprofit group that provides education and assistance to boys and those who help raise them, has hired Matt Theodores as executive director. Theodores, a board member of the group, was previously a group facilitator for the Center for Grieving Children.

Bath-based Burgess Computer, which provides information technology support and design, has promoted Andy Hanson from network engineer to service team lead. In addition, Tamara Lilly has been promoted from service coordinator to business support specialist.

The law firm of Eaton Peabody has hired Erica Johanson as a litigation attorney in its Portland office. She was previously a law clerk in the U.S. District Court of Maine, and holds a law degree from Boston College.

Competitive Energy Services, a strategic energy consulting firm headquartered in Portland, has recently hired Linda Hyatt as a pricing and products manager. Hyatt was previously employed by BlueTarp Financial in Portland.

Sebago Technics, a South Portland-based engineering firm, has recently hired the following as engineers and technicians: Keith Gray, Aaron Hunter, Jordan McAdams, Paul Ostrowski, Samantha Perro, Cassandra Quintal and Dylan Stuart.

The Iris Network has hired Robert Marcroft as resident services manager at the Iris Park Apartments, a low-income residential facility designed specifically for people who are visually impaired or blind. Prior to joining The Iris Network, Marcroft provided case management and advocacy services at Preble Street Veteran Housing Services.

Norton Insurance Agency, of Cumberland, has hired Katie Piper as a personal insurance account executive. Nicole Goodrich has joined the agency as a commercial lines producer.

Randall B. Hobbs, grandson of founders Frank Hobbs Sr. and Elizabeth Hobbs, has been named to the staff of Hobbs Funeral Home, of South Portland, as a practitioner trainee. His father, Jeffrey Hobbs, is president and owner. Randall Hobbs is a South Portland resident who graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School and Roger Williams University. He is working at the home while completing his degree in funeral service at Mount Ida College.


All nine outpatient centers of Martin’s Point Health Care have achieved the highest level of “patient-centered medical home recognition” from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The Level 3 recognition distinguishes health care organizations that embody medical-home principles by using technology and teamwork to improve care, enhance patient satisfaction and reduce cost. This is the first time the centers in Brunswick, South Portland and West Falmouth have been so honored.

South Portland restaurant David’s 388 received an Achievement of Excellence Award at the American Culinary Federation’s national convention, held last month in Kansas City. The award recognizes food-service establishments that exemplify a commitment to excellence and a passion for the culinary arts.