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New Hires, Promotions and Appointments

Harbor Technologies LLC, a Brunswick-based manufacturer of marine composite materials, has hired Robert M. Yurglich Jr., of Cumberland, as chief financial officer. Yurglich most recently served as business development manager for an accounting firm in Denver. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of South Florida, and is a graduate of Eckerd College.

Norton Insurance Agency, based in Cumberland, recently hired Helen Williams as a personal lines customer service representative. Williams has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, and most recently served with Cross Insurance in Augusta. She will work directly with The Brennan Agency and The Davis Agency, both affiliates of Norton.

Carlos Ortiz, of South Portland, has joined the Fontaine real estate agency as a sales agent in its Scarborough office. Ortiz is a veteran of the U.S. Army, in which he served as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. He also has served as a firefighter for many years.

Brian R. Chick, a resident of Portland, recently joined certified public accounting firm Macpage LLC as a senior associate. Chick holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Maine at Farmington, and earned a master’s degree in accountancy from the University of Southern Maine in 2011. Macpage is headquartered in South Portland and operates three other offices, including one in Portland.

Drummond Woodsum, a Portland-based law firm, has hired attorney Kasia S. Park as a member of its trial services group. Park, who graduated from the University of Maine School of Law in 2013, previously practiced at another Portland law firm, Pierce Atwood.

Ian M. Gilbert, of Portland, has joined the Portland law firm Bernstein Shur as a tax associate in its business law practice group. Previously, Gilbert served as a tax manager at Deloitte Tax LLP, in Boston. He earned a J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, an L.L.M. in taxation from the Boston University School of Law and an undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire.


Mid Coast Hospital, in Brunswick, presented awards to nearly 150 employees for their years of service at a reception on May 28. Sue Dentico, a maternity care nurse, and Gerard Poliquin, with the hospital’s environmental services department, were the longest-serving honorees; both have worked for 40 years at Mid Coast. Twenty-seven employees were recognized for service of at least 25 years, and more than half of the honorees have worked for the hospital at least 10 years.

Top prize in the Top Gun Showcase, an annual competition in business entrepreneurship, was awarded June 3 to Rapport, a Portland-based developer of software that tracks energy conservation and environmental sustainability efforts for small businesses. Chief Executive Officer John Rooks and Chief Operating Officer Justin Jaffe delivered a presentation before a panel of judges and an audience of nearly 300, before being awarded the $10,000 first prize. The competition is coordinated by the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development.

Tony Calcagni has been elected a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, as a member of its class of 2015. Calcagni heads the real estate practice of Verrill Dana, a law firm with headquarters in Portland.

The Cape Elizabeth office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently named Jennifer DeSena as “broker of the month” for May in recognition of outstanding sales achievement. DeSena, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and DePaul University College of Law, has lived in Cape Elizabeth for over 21 years.


A $350,000 grant from the Maine Department of Corrections was recently awarded to LearningWorks, a Portland-based provider of education services for at-risk youth, immigrant communities and low-income families. The grant, announced by Gov. Paul LePage at a June 3 press conference, supports LearningWorks’ Youth Building Alternatives program, which helps high-school dropouts improve their reading and math skills.

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