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New Hires

Coastal Naturopathic Center in Falmouth recently hired Dr. Sarah Kotzur to its integrative medical practice. She is currently the president of the Maine Association of Naturopathic Doctors.

Fluid Imaging Technologies Inc. recently hired Damon Pawlak. He will be responsible for providing application and technical support to the firm’s FlowCAM customers all over the world.

Hobbs Funeral Home recently added Joseph H. Blais to its staff as an apprentice funeral director. Previously Blais worked at Blais & Hay Funeral Home in Westbrook. His duties at Hobbs will include assisting with funerals, administrative duties, helping with arrangements, driving, and assisting with the daily operations of the funeral home.

Elaine Scott recently joined Perry & Banks Integrated Sales and Marketing as the director of account services and public relations. In her new role, she will help foster future prospects, manage existing clients and play a key role in branding and public relations endeavors.

The Maine Women’s Lobby and Maine Women’s Policy Center recently welcomed Eliza Townsend to its staff as the new executive director. With her she brings decades of public policy leadership experience, four terms in the Maine State House of Representatives, experience as the executive director of the Maine League of Conservation Voters & Maine Conservation Voters Education Fund, as well as being the former Commissioner of the Maine Department of Conservation.

Andrew Jones recently joined certified public accounting firm Macdonald Page & Co LLC as an IT Audit Supervisor for the South Portland office. Jones received a business administration degree from Husson College in 2002 and has since been developing programs to ensure compliance with technology systems, policies, and procedures in accordance with industry guidelines and regulations, federal and state laws, and technology risk polices.

Bangor Savings Bank recently hired Danielle Donnini as assistant vice president, payroll development officer for the greater Portland area. She graduated from Salve Regina University and will work out of the bank’s Brighton Avenue branch.


The Maine National Guard has promoted the following individuals: Barrett Strout of Portland, SSG; Henry Bindbeutel of Portland, SPC; Shawn Weaver of North Yarmouth, PFC; and Grace Miller of Portland, PV2.

Bath Savings Bank recently promoted Justin Dionne and Tyler Zamore, both of Brunswick. Dionne, who began his career as an intern in Bath Savings’ loan department, is now a consumer lender at the Bath Branch. Zamore has been promoted from customer service representative to consumer lender at the Brunswick branch.

Sea Bags, a green manufacturing company in Portland, recently promoted Jessica DiBiase of Falmouth to custom design associate. They also promoted Portland resident Lisa Cebrian to retail manager. Cebrian will now oversee operations in Portland and at the corporate flagship store in Freeport. Additionally, Jennifer DeChant has been promoted to the public relations manager position.


Julia Furtado recently won the Miss Maine 2011 pageant and will be moving forward to compete in the Miss America Pageant which will be aired on Jan. 14, 2012 on ABC. Furtado is a sophomore majoring in applied exercise science at the University of New England. For winning the Miss Maine competition she will receive an $8,000 scholarship and a minimum of a $3,000 scholarship for her participation in the Miss America Pageant.

Playwright MK Wolfe received a $1,000 grant from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust to help her promote the production of The Christmas Bride, a holiday musical based on Charles Dickens Christmas Story. She plans to use the grant for promotional expenses including paid advertising.

Briggs Advertising of Bath recently won gold at the Ad Club of Maine’s Broderson Awards Show. The award was given for website design – for profit to recognize the Gifford’s Ice Cream website; it was the only gold awarded in this category.

Dr. Caitlin Morrisroe of Absolute Health Chiropractic recently won Chiropractic Practice of The Year. She was selected based on her demonstration of compassionate care, community involvement, and providing a credible and professional role model to colleagues and other health care professionals.

DeLorme was recently named an International CES Innovations 2012 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its inReach Satellite Communicator. Products considered for this award are judged by a panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering in cutting edge consumer electronics products across 32 categories. inReach is DeLorme’s new personal communication device that offers affordable, two-way satellite messaging and SOS emergency communications from anywhere in the world through the Iridium network.

Moody’s Collision Centers was recently awarded the North American Collision repair industry’s FIT Sustainability Award. The award was created to promote a leadership role and unique contributions that the collision repair industry is making to generate a more sustainable future. It is awarded to collision shops whose business model centers on eco-friendly practices.

Coffee By Design recently announced the winners of its Rebel Blend Fund for 2011. The Maine-owned coffee company distributed a total of $4,500 to Spectrum Players, Mayo Street Arts’ Children’s Puppet Workshop, and Sebastian Meade’s Maine’s Robot Revolution. The grants are funded by sales of Coffee By Design’s best-selling Rebel Blend Coffee.

Becky McKinnell, president and founder of iBec Creative in Portland, was recently announced the winner of the Stevie Award for Women in Business – Best Young Entrepreneur. She is the first person in Maine to bring home this award.

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