People & Business: March 16

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New England Mobile Showers, a portable shower trailer business based in Portland, was one of 10 businesses featured in the U.S. Small Business Association’s National Resource Guide, and the only small business from Maine.

American Civil Liberties Union of Maine has chosen Deirdre M. Smith to receive the 2016 Justice Louis Scolnik Award. The award will be presented at a celebration April 28 at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport. Smith is professor of law and director of the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic at the University of Maine School of Law.

McDonald’s General Manager Arthur “Buddy” Suttles was selected for the Fred L. Turner Award at a management training course at McDonald’s Hamburger University in Illinois. The award is the given to the overall top performer achieving the highest academic scores on exams. Suttles was also one of four students who made the dean’s list of the 114 attending the week-long session. Since November 2014, Suttles has served at the McDonald’s located at 154 Pleasant St., Brunswick.

The Portland Water District’s Industrial Pretreatment Program was recently selected by the EPA for a 2015 Regional Industrial Pretreatment Program Excellence Award.  The staff was recognized by EPA’s New England Office for exceptional work in inspecting, permitting and sampling of industrial users that discharge industrial waste into the PWD’s collection system.

Bernstein Shur announced its pro bono and volunteer service awards. The Sumner T. Bernstein Pro Bono Award was given to Talesha Saint-Marc, who provided legal services to victims of domestic violence, including a custody trial for a mother and son. The Barnett I. Shur Civic Award was bestowed upon The Sunshine Committee, a group of Bernstein Shur staffers who raise funds, collect donated goods and raise awareness for the needy. David Soley was honored with the Maine Supreme Court’s Katahdin Counsel award for his service to ACLU and Maine Homeless Legal Clinic.

Hires, promotions, appointments

Katherine Lehman has been named the new executive director of Bowdoin International Music Festival. An accomplished violinist, Lehman has served as the director of the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, a teaching festival held on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

SailMaine is has hired Charlotte Kinkade as the new program director. SailMaine is a nonprofit community sailing center based in Portland that provides affordable access to the water through sailing and educational programming.

Ellie Tucker has been named the new chef/manager SchoolHouse Cafe and Harpswell Coastal Academy in Harpswell.

Maine Medical Partners, an affiliate of Maine Medical Center, announced that Diana Goodman M.D. has joined Maine Medical Partners Neurology as a neurohospitalist.

Carol Treacy has been hired as the therapy manager at New England Rehabilitation Hospital of Portland.

Grant funding

The Center for Grieving Children was awarded a one-year grant from United Way of York County totaling $8,475. The funding will help the Center provide a range of bereavement peer support groups for children, teens and adults.

The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, has awarded $3,500 to Island Institute, which works to sustain Maine’s island and remote coastal communities. The grant will fund the Island Scholars Network, which provides support, guidance and advice to students and their parents regarding post-secondary education.

Lucas Tree donated a pickup truck to Furniture Friends of Portland, a nonprofit furniture bank.

New Ventures

New England Cancer Specialists of Scarborough has partnered with Tufts Medical Center’s Center in Boston, as well as Cancer MoonShot 2020 project. Through the affiliation with Tufts, patients will have access to complex treatments such as bone marrow transplants, second opinions, or access to innovative clinical trials. The Cancer MoonShot 2020 program is exploring a new paradigm in cancer care with the goal of developing a vaccine-based immunotherapy to combat cancer by 2020.

Rossignol’s Hair Shoppe, at 57 Maine St. in Brunswick, celebrated the new business with a ribbon cutting and grand opening last month.

The Pittman-Morrison Post No. 7738 in Bath recently celebrated its 50th anniversary of service, for which it was honored by state Sen. Linda Baker, R-Sagadahoc, with a legislative sentiment. From left are Commander Ken Lambert, Mike Hart, Don Hill, John Kennedy and Baker.