People and Business

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Giving Back

People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, has awarded $2,500 to Project Feed in Portland, an emergency food pantry  staffed entirely by volunteers. The grant will be used to provide food to more than 6,000 individuals and families in need in the Greater Portland area.

Scarborough Terrace Assisted Living has honored a nonprofit and a senior volunteer with its Senior Service Award. Bud Hanson, 84, a senior volunteer who donates his time to many organizations, including Scarborough Community Services, was presented a $500 check. Scarborough Community Services was also presented a $500 check.

The Root Cellar ministry recently received a $3,600 grant from the Cumberland County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to purchase the equipment necessary to expand the Job Roots program. The entry level job training program serves residents in the East End of Portland.

Curtis Friends, a membership-supported nonprofit organization that raises funds for programming and special projects at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, has made a second gift of $10,000 to the Curtis Friends Endowment Fund to support the ongoing operations and longevity of the library.

New Hires, Promotions and Appointments

The Maine Red Claws announced that Dajuan Eubanks has been named the franchise’s president.

Alison Ferris has been selected to organize the the Portland Museum of Art’s 2015 Biennial. The PMA invited Ferris to curate the exhibition independently, drawing on her deep knowledge of Maine’s artist community as well as the art history of the region.

Jacob Gardner joined Gowen Power Systems as a Lead Generator technician. Gardner comes to Gowen Power as a certified Maine journeyman electrician and is taking courses toward his limited master electrician license.

Josh Benthien, Denine Leeman, Eric Urbanek, Kim Volk, Jeffrey Packard and June Usher were elected to the 2014-2015 board of directors of Portland’s Downtown District.


Goose Pond accepted the 2014 Best of Cumberland Center Award for Gift Shops on June 12 . Recognized as a favorite in Cumberland’s community, Goose Pond has been open for over 20 years in their current location at 176 Gray Road, West Cumberland.

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses presented its Best of JOGNN Award to Pamela Kinney Tozier for her article entitled, “Colostrum Versus Formula Supplementation for Glucose Stabilization in Newborns of Diabetic Mothers.” JOGNN is an internationally ranked scientific and technical journal published bi-monthly by the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy invited George Allen, an associate professor at the University of New England College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice, to participate in its 2014-2015 AACP Academic Leadership Fellows Program.

Set in Motion

Casco Bay Wealth Advisors formally celebrated the successful launch of its new firm with an open house at its offices in Brunswick and Portland. The firm was founded at the end of 2013 by six financial advisers, previously with Northeast Financial Services, with a focus on helping to manage all aspects of their clients’ financial lives.

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