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David M. Kallin, an attorney at Drummond Woodsum began a through-hike of the Appalachian Trail with his family April 1. This family adventure of 2,185 miles from Georgia to Maine will conclude at Mt. Katahdin in Maine in October, if all goes to plan. The Kallin family includes two children under the age 10 and their dog. Kallin, whose law practice focuses on land conservation, land use and natural resource law said, “The Appalachian Trail has been a central path in both my family and professional life since my wife and I hiked from end to end in 2002.” Drummond Woodsum is proud to support the Kallin family in this adventure.
Josh Davis and Bruno Tropeano, of The Gelato Fiasco won the 2014 U.S. Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Maine and SBA Region 1. Davis and Tropeano were nominated fby Nat Henshaw of CEI Ventures and will be honored at an SBA celebration luncheon at noon on June 17, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 5 Park St., Freeport.
The Maine Humanities Council and Maine Historical Society awarded five Local and Legendary: Maine in the Civil War grants, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, to Bethel, Livermore-Livermore Falls- Jay, Pittsfield, Rumford and Scarborough to support local history and humanities programs about the Civil War. The grants will allow local organizations, historical societies, libraries, and schools in particular to develop skills, build capacity, expand collaboration with local partners, and use their communities as a laboratory to explore connections between Maine’s Civil War story and national themes and experiences. The communities will receive $2,000 and in-kind assistance from the Maine Historical Society and Maine Humanities Council to develop three projects.
Wright-Pierce has made new hires since Jan. 1 and anticipates continued growth at each office location to support the firm’s expanding client base. Ryan Wadsworth and William Edgar have joined the Portland office.
Baker Newman Noyes announced Carl Chatto was promoted to director of the firm’s audit practice across its four offices. In this new role, Chatto will ensure a continued focus on best practices, adherence to internal controls and the highest level of attention to detail for clients.
Whitney Harvey and Lucy Foster Flight have joined Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty team as vice presidents.
G. Jeffrey Shaw has been named executive vice president at Clark Insurance, an independent insurance agency with offices in Portland, Saco and Windham, as well as Manchester, N.H. Shaw also is a shareholder and director of the agency.
Tedford Housing announced that Nancy Carleton, owner of Carleton Realty in Bath and Wiscasset, was recently elected board president.
BerryDunn has hired staff accountants Matthew Barlion and Rafael Henckel, and tax specialists Nicholas Corrow and Benjamin Williams. Also, senior consultant Miles Smith and consultant Jane Courcy have joined the management and information technology group; senior consultants Ryan Doil, Nicolle Field, Lori Kleckner and Gary Listug have joined the consulting group; and business development associate Laura Pandolfo has joined the management and information technology group and the government consulting group. All will work in the Portland office.
Brunswick-based author Brian Daniels is launching a new book called “Thoughts of an Average Joe.” The humorous book highlights Joe Wright – a lovable curmudgeon who is hopelessly stuck in the 20th century. The official launch event will take place 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Joshua’s Tavern, 123 Maine St., Brunswick.
Elizabeth Moss Galleries, of Falmouth was listed by Louise Blouin Media’s Modern Painters Publication and artinfo.com, a leading authority within the industry, as a “Top 500 in North America.” The publication annually showcases the top players in the art world. Elizabeth Moss Galleries was the only Maine gallery and the only U.S. gallery north of Boston to be included on the list.