People & Business: March 23

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Recognition

Phyllis Harmon of Earle W Noyes & Sons Moving Specialists in Portland, was one of 10 people honored with the annual Heart of Quality award by United Van Lines.  The award was created to recognize move coordinators throughout the van line who provide customers with exceptional service.

Transitions

Rae Fasulo Media & Marketing of Yarmouth is now overseeing print and broadcast media planning and strategy for Yarmouth-based Vreeland Marketing clients. Creative will still be managed directly through Vreeland, while new clients, placements and buys will be handled by Rae.

Greg Farr, CIO of RollEase Innovation Center in Brunswick, and senior vice president of RollEase Acmeda, Inc., will retire effective June 30.

The owners of Dave’s Small Engine Repair are planning to open a new business in April on Middle Road in Cumberland.

Hires, Promotions, Appointments

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. announced that the board of directors has unanimously chosen Betsy Biemann as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer and Keith Bisson as its new president. Coastal Enterprises is a mission-driven lender and investor specializing in rural economic development in Maine and the U.S.

Central Maine Orthopaedics  and OA Centers for Orthopaedics, divisions of Spectrum Medical Group, have added Dr. Matthew Perkowski to their teams. Perkowski specializes in interventional pain medicine and the non-surgical management of spinal disorders.

The Maine Irish Heritage Center in Portland has named P. Vincent “Vinny” O’Malley as the Center’s interim executive director. The son of Irish immigrants from County Galway, O’Malley grew up in Portland’s West End.

Vets First Choice, a provider of veterinary pharmacy, prescription management and compliance marketing services, announced that David Ball has joined the company as director of Business-to-Business Marketing and Sales Enablement.

Patricia Taggart of West Bath, Andrea Martin of Yarmouth and Kathy Reed of Brunswick have been promoted to the position of vice president at Bath Savings Institution.

John L. French and Justin E. French have joined the law office of Ranger & Copeland in Brunswick.

Liana Zaborowski is a new merchant at Sea Bags, the Maine-based designer and manufacturer of handmade items from recycled sails. 

Kelly A. Donahue has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Group at Verrill Dana’s Portland office.

Portland law firm Perkins Thompson announced that Sara Moppin was recently elected as a shareholder and director of the firm. 

Tiffany Hampton has joined The Rob Edgerley Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Realty in Portland as Chief Operations Officer. Stacey Schuler-Cannon has also joined the team as lead listing specialist.

The Manufacturers Association of Maine has appointed five people to its Board of Directors: Chairman Clint Strout, president of Client Performance Solutions; Vice Chairman Robin Goodwin, CEO, of Montalvo; Treasurer Holly Ferguson, a principal at Albin, Randall, & Bennett; Director Andy Nichols, CEO, Elmet Technologies; Director Elaine Scott, principal, Skyeboat Marketing.

John Leonard, president and CEO of The MEMIC Group, has been named to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s New England Advisory Council for a two-year term. MEMIC is a Portland-based regional workers’ compensation specialty insurer.

Giving back

The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, has awarded $6,500 to The Opportunity Alliance’s Keep ME Warm Fund, an emergency heating assistance program.

Nosh Kitchen Bar and Slab Sicilian Street Food in Portland have partnered with The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital for the month of March by contributing a minimum of $10,000 or 5 percent of their sales to the hospital.

Milestones

Pet pharmaceutical company Putney, Inc., which focuses on the development and sale of generic prescription medicines for pets, celebrated 10 years of growth and achievement since it was founded by Jean Hoffman.

Perkowski

Biemann

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