People and Business: Jan. 19

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Call for Family Business

PORTLAND – Nominations are now being accepted for the 12th annual Maine Family Business Awards hosted by The Institute for Family-Owned Business.

Awards are presented in three categories, Maddy Corson Award for businesses with fewer than 25 employees; The Leon Gorman Award for businesses with more than 25 employees; and the Shep Lee Award for community service.

Any Maine-based business owned or operated by two or more members of the same family are eligible to apply.

The deadline for nominations is Feb. 26, with completed applications due by April 1. Awards will be presented at a May 16 ceremony held at the Marriott Hotel in South Portland.

An independent judging panel will select winners based on the following criteria: business success, positive business and family linkages, contributions to the community and industry, family participation, work environment, communication, and innovative business practices or strategies.

Nominating forms are available online at or by contacting the Institute office at 780-5939.

Portland Museum of Art
educators earn awards

PORTLAND — Two educators at the Portland Museum of Art, Dana Baldwin and Stacy Rodenberger, were recently recognized with awards from the National Art Education Association.

Dana Baldwin, the museum’s Peggy L. Osher director of education, was named the National Museum Educator of the Year by the NAEA.

Baldwin has been the Peggy L. Osher Director of Education at the Portland Museum of Art for the past 18 years. During this time, she has been instrumental in establishing the Bernard A. Osher Lecture series and launching the annual Nelson Social Justice Fund Lecture. She has been project director of 10 National Endowment for the Arts projects at the museum, including the recent project to digitize more than 250 wood engravings by Winslow Homer for a new museum website.

In 2003 Baldwin was named the NAEA Eastern Division’s Outstanding Museum Educator of the Year, and in 2005 she was named Art Advocate of the Year by the Maine Art Education Association.

Also earning an award from NAEA is Stacy Rodenberger, the museum’s coordinator of school programs. Rodenberger was named the National Art Education Association’s 2010 Eastern Division Outstanding Museum Educator of the Year.

Rodenberger has served as the coordinator of school programs at the Portland Museum of Art for 10 years. Highlights of her accomplishments include overseeing the development of three arts-integrated curriculum handbooks, “Looking to Learn: Teaching Across the Curriculum with the Portland Museum of Art,” “ACCESS: Making the Past A Presence with the Portland Museum of Art,” and “Look at ME: Reading Art and Stories in the Portland Museum of Art.” Looking to Learn and ACCESS received national awards from the American Association of Museums.

Baldwin and Rodenberger will both receive their awards at the NAEA annual conference in March in Seattle, Wash.

New Ventures

PolicyOne Research, a data analysis and research company in Scarborough, has merged with Camoin Associates of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and will now be known as Camoin Associates. PolicyOne’s founder, Jim Damicis, will serve as the company’s senior vice president.

Gary Gurney, certified Rolfer, has opened his new office at 83 India St. in Portland, where he shares the space with Wildwood Medicine, a natural health care center. For more information please visit

Larry Stoddard, owner of Distinctive Tile & Design, a distributor of porcelain, stone and glass mosaic tile, has recently opened his fourth retail showroom at 334 Forest Ave. in Portland. Distinctive Tile & Design has showrooms located in Yarmouth, York and Rockland.

Ruth Martin of Falmouth has recently opened The Purple Turtle Gifts & Jewelry located at 100 Gray Road, U.S. Route 100, in Falmouth. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The Purple Turtle features a collection of local artisans’ crafts, including jewelry, candles, soaps, apparel, accessories, and more.

Oasis Health Network has relocated its Free Clinic to a larger office space in the Mid Coast Professional Building, Suite 9/10, at 66 Baribeau Drive in Brunswick. The new space, offered at no cost by Mid Coast Hospital, will accommodate additional clinic volunteers to serve a larger number of people.

The Maine Products Marketing Program, which helps builds recognition for exceptional Maine-made products through its “Maine Made” distinction, has accepted the following businesses into its program: Pure & Simple Soaps of Brunswick, for its handmade, environmentally-friendly soaps; TriPom Chews of Brunswick for its all-natural chew treats for dogs and cats; Coastal Art Glass in Bath, for handcrafted fusion glass jewelry and studio pieces; Lifethereal LLC, of Peaks Island for wallets made out of reclaimed sail cloth; custom sailmaker Maine Sailing Partners of Freeport; and Richard Boyd Pottery in Peaks Island.

The United Voice Community Land Trust, in partnership with the City of Bath and the Greater Brunswick Housing Corporation, recently held a groundbreaking celebration for a new, affordable single-family home that will be built in Bath. UVCLT is building a 3-bedroom energy efficient home for sale to a qualified homebuyer. Funds for this project were provided by the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program, administered by the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.

Advertising executives Mandy Davis and Erica Hebold have partnered to launch E+M Marketing LLC, a Portland-based boutique marketing and advertising firm, specializing in the healthcare, hospitality and education sectors of Maine.

MaineHealth, an integrated healthcare delivery network, has consolidated most of its operations into a single location at 110 Free St. in Portland. Prior to moving into the new 80,000 square-foot office building, MaineHealth had multiple offices throughout Portland. In addition to MaineHealth administrative staff, the 110 Free St. building will house Synernet, the Maine PHO and the Center for Tobacco Independence.

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Atlantic Regional recently held a ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially open its newest branch location at 327 Main St. in Cumberland. This is the fourth branch of Atlantic Regional, a full-service financial institution serving Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties.