People and Business: Feb. 10

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The Scarborough Kiwanis Club recently presented Hero of the Quarter Awards to Jessica Balogh, a live-in student firefighter/EMT, and Gerry Pineau, a per diem firefighter and EMT.

Tracy A. Davis of Urban Dwelling, an interior design firm in Portland, has been awarded the 2016 People’s Choice Award for residential design from the American Institute of Architects, an association of architects, allied professionals and others. Davis was honored for her work on “Summer Serenity,” a private residence in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

The Institute for Family-Owned Business is accepting nominations to honor Maine firms that demonstrate excellence in family involvement, business success and commitment to employees, customers and community with the Maine Family Business Awards. An online nomination form and more information are available at or by contacting the Institute at 798-2667. The deadline is March 11.

Giving Back

Project Canopy, a cooperative partnership between the Maine Forest Service and GrowSmart Maine, announced Bath and the Bath Water District were among the recipients of 2015 Project Canopy Assistance Grants totaling $134,916. Planting grants were awarded in Hallowell, Scarborough, Topsham and Yarmouth.

Oakhurst Dairy’s annual egg nog holiday fundraiser raised $21,963 this past holiday season for The Salvation Army of Northern New England. Since the program was founded in 1999, $280,000 has been donated, representing a total of 5.6 million containers of egg nog sold. Five cents of every Oakhurst egg nog container sold gets donated.

Mondays matter at the Westin Portland Harborview: every Monday, 5 percent of the food sales in the hotel’s Congress Squared restaurant will be donated to a Maine nonprofit. Beneficiaries for the first six months are: February, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association; March, Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland; April, Maine Farmland Trust; May, Maine Public Broadcasting Network; June, Equality Maine; and July, Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine.

New ventures

Gorham Savings Bank is pioneering a new type of banking technology at Portland’s Munjoy Hill location. Interactive Teller Machines combine the convenience of an ATM with the option of a personal, tailored experience of working with a teller at a branch. The machines allow customers to access and deposit funds as they might at an ATM, and also call on a remote teller, who will appear on screen and provide assistance with more specialized transactions.

Hires, promotions, appointments

A promotion ceremony was held last month at the Augusta State Airport to promote Maj. Donald Godfrey, of Yarmouth, to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Godfrey has been a member of the Civil Air Patrol since joining the Cumberland County Composite Squadron in Portland in 1998. He is a search and rescue mission pilot with more than 2,500 hours flight hours.

Maine Cancer Foundation announced the organization’s new executive officers and board members: Chip Harris, president; Matt Jacobson, vice president; Peter Rinck, Secretary; Jay Collins, treasurer. Additions to the board include Matt Libby, Sarah Mayberry, Julia Munsey, Thomas Openshaw and Caroline Zimmerman.

GrowSmart Maine, a statewide nonprofit with offices in Portland, announced Rachel Bouvier, Ph.D. and the Hon. Ted Koffman were elected to its board of directors.

Timothy Verreault, senior vice president of operations for Evergreen Credit Union, will serve as the credit union’s interim CEO, effective immediately. Verreault replaces Tucker Cole, who recently accepted another position after 19 years with Evergreen.

Officers were elected to the Southern Midcoast Chamber’s Board of Directors at the “The Big Night Out” annual meeting Jan. 15 at the Midcoast campus of Southern Maine Community College: Matt Barbour, chairman; Amanda Leland, 1st vice chairman; Kevin Clark, 2nd vice chairman; Bob Langworthy, treasurer; and Barbara Rapoza, secretary. The following new members were elected to the Board of Directors: Ross Nova, Michelle Curtis, Nick Favreau, Jake Korb, Paul Clark IV, Andrew Sturgeon, Dan Chuhta, and Eric London.

Maine Media Workshops + College appointed five new members to its board of directors: Robert Fitzpatrick, Len Gulino, Theo Kalikow, Roger Mandle and Grafton Nunes.

DeAnn Lewis, of South Portland, was promoted to assistant vice president at the Saco branch of Saco & Biddeford Savings. Saco & Biddeford Savings also has branches in Scarborough and South Portland. 

The Council on International Educational Exchange, a nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization with offices in Portland, announced the following promotions: Jill Sady to vice president and chief of staff to the president and CEO; Matthew Redman, vice president for High School Study Abroad, Teach, and TEFL; and Kathleen Goodwin to vice president for marketing and communications.