People & Business: Nov. 23

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Recognition

Dr. Rockwell F. Davis, a Brunswick dentist, was honored by the International College of Dentists, USA Section, for his leadership, commitment and service. Davis recently traveled to Denver to be welcomed as a fellow into the organization. The International College of Dentists was established in 1928 to encourage and support professional leadership, competence, ethics, outreach, advancement of the knowledge of dentistry, and service. Davis has been a member of the Brunswick community for more than two decades. In addition to his dental practice, he has served as president of the Maine Dental Association. For the past 15 years, he has served as a clinical examiner for the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments. The CDCA is responsible for conducting the pre-licensure exams for dental and dental hygiene candidates in 27 states. 

Kelly Reardon, who works at Epic Image Salon in Yarmouth, completed a prestigious exam in Boston to become one of only eight American Board Certified Hair Colorists in Maine.

Soft Trac, LLC, of North Yarmouth, announced that Nonprofit Software Consultant Jeron Comeau has completed her Microix certification training. Soft Trac is a consulting firm that helps nonprofits identify and resolve their financial and fundraising needs.

Giving Back

The following Verrill Dana attorneys were recently recognized at the 2016 Maine Supreme Judicial Court Katahdin Council Recognition event at the Cumberland County Courthouse for completing 50 or more hours of pro bono service last year: Tawny L. Alvarez, Scarborough; Heidi A. Bean, South Portland; Braden M. Clement, Yarmouth; Seth S. Coburn, Cumberland; Jonathan M. Dunitz, South Portland; James G. Goggin, Falmouth; Nora R. Healy, Freeport; Rita S. Heimes, Portland; Marie J. Mueller, Portland; Stephen B. Segal, Portland; Spencer R. Thibodeau, Portland; Mathew J. Todaro, Cape Elizabeth; and John W. Van Lonkhuyzen, Yarmouth.

The Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger again partnered with Brenda Davis, one of the state’s leading ending hunger advocates, who covered the state on foot to raise awareness about the problem of hunger in Maine. Recently, the tour made a nine stops in the greater Portland area, including Cumberland, Falmouth, Portland, Scarborough and South Portland, where the campaign presented checks to a food pantry in each of those communities. Collectively, the contributions will enable the pantries to purchase nearly $12,000 worth of food and supplies at Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Bank of America has donated $45,000 to Portland Adult Education to support classes for new Mainers seeking their first job in the United States. The donation – $15,000 per year over three years – will go to support the New Mainers Resource Center.

Hires, promotions, appointments

Colleen Mancini was promoted to Chief Financial Officer at Macpage LLC, a Certified Public Accounting firm with offices in South Portland.

Town & Country Federal Credit Union announced that Brittany Roma Eaton of South Portland has been promoted to collections manager.

Perkins Thompson announced that Emily T. White joined the Portland law firm.

New Ventures

Morgan Stanley announced the formation of the Prichard Weston Group, led by Lance M. Prichard, a senior investment management consultant of Falmouth, and Financial Advisor Tammy L.M. Weston of Cumberland, in the firm’s Wealth Management office in Portland.

Save the date

The Convention + Visitors Bureau is hosting a Member Mixer Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Spare Time Entertainment, 867 Riverside St., Portland. A team-building game of laser tag will be held 4-5 p.m., followed by hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar from 5-7 p.m. There is no fee for CVB members to attend; register at http://conta.cc/2fFtksO.

“Real Estate Development 202: Housing Development Demystified- A Look Behind the Veil,” is being offered by Maine Real Estate & Development Association 7:30-9 a.m. Dec. 8, at Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk St. Presenters include real estate developer Jonathan Culley, owner of Redfern Properties, and former Portland city planner Ethan Boxer-Macomber, who will talk about the inner workings of the development process. Visit mereda.org to register.

Lift360’s next Leadership in Action Breakfast on Dec. 14 will focus on housing development in Maine. A talk from 7-9 a.m. at Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland will be led by panelists Jonathan Culley of Redfern Properties, Susan Morris of NewHeight Group, and Erin Cooperrider of Community Housing of Maine. Discussion will focus on how developers work to connect with the neighborhoods hosting their development proposals. Tickets are on sale at lift360.org/programs-service/breakfast-series/.

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