AUGUSTA — Kennebec Financial savings Financial institution’s Govt Vice President & Chief Working Officer Craig Garofalo has been elected to the Unbiased Neighborhood Bankers of America Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for neighborhood banks.
“I’m honored to be elected to characterize our trade and assist share the optimistic story of neighborhood banking with policymakers,” Garofalo mentioned, based on a information launch from ICBA. “Neighborhood banks like KSB are trusted, relationship-based lenders that ship personalised service and invaluable monetary experience to native shoppers and entrepreneurs. We drive optimistic financial prosperity each nationally and at residence.”
“I’m happy that the ICBA has acknowledged and tapped into Craig’s abilities to additional help neighborhood banking in Maine and the nation,” mentioned Andrew Silsby, president and CEO of Kennebec Financial savings Financial institution.
Along with serving to form and advocate ICBA’s nationwide coverage positions and applications, Garofalo’s duties embrace being a liaison between unbiased neighborhood bankers in Maine and ICBA workers and management in Washington, D.C. He can even work to recruit new members to ICBA.
ICBA is the one group devoted completely to selling the pursuits of regionally operated neighborhood banks and financial savings establishments.
“Craig is a devoted neighborhood banker who is extremely revered in his neighborhood and by his trade friends,” mentioned ICBA Chairman Noah W. Wilcox, president and CEO, Grand Rapids State Financial institution. “We’re delighted Craig has generously supplied his time and invaluable skilled abilities to the service of the neighborhood banking trade.”
OTIS Federal Credit score Union donates $5,000 to Jay Historic Society
JAY — OTIS Federal Credit score Union has donated $5,000 to the Jay Historic Society at 14 Outdated Jay Hill Street in Jay. These funds shall be used to help with restore prices of the society’s Holmes-Crafts Homestead Constructing. Sills and beams all through the construction have deteriorated on account of age and water injury, based on a information launch from the credit score union.
The entire price of the mission is estimated to be $30,000.
The Holmes-Crafts Homestead, a Federal Type residence constructed within the early 1800s, was the residence of James Starr, one of many first settlers to the world and a distinguished native lawyer, surveyor and politician. The homestead is now owned by the society and homes vintage instruments, a group of historic books, granite-related gadgets, a rustic retailer and furnishings referring to the city.
“We’re excited to supply this donation to assist with the historic society’s restore efforts. It is very important protect and share data on the historical past of our city, and we’re grateful to the neighborhood members that take part in these efforts. This donation will help them within the total price to this very huge mission,” mentioned Kim Turner, president and chief government officer of OTIS Federal Credit score Union, of the donation.
The society, which was organized on Jan. 20, 1972, is devoted to preserving and sustaining the native historical past of the city of Jay. The homestead was entered into the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations in 1973.
Lajoie Brothers increasing to Brunswick space
AUGUSTA — Lajoie Brothers, a family-owned and operated development administration agency in Augusta, is increasing to the Brunswick space. Lajoie Brothers has been based mostly in Augusta since they opened in 1962. They may proceed to function out of the capital metropolis, however have acknowledged the necessity for an extra mid-coast hub, based on a information launch from the agency.
Lajoie Brothers helped construct the framework of many communities in central Maine and are excited to develop.
“Lajoie Bros. has labored on many development tasks within the Mid-Coast Area in recent times, and in so doing has loved watching the world develop and prosper,” mentioned Joe Lajoie, vp, based on the discharge.
The enterprise has accomplished quite a few tasks in Brunswick together with a Wayfair Name Heart, Quick Eddies Automotive Wash and Sunray Animal Clinic. At present, they’re close to completion on a Dunkin’ and Bar Harbor Financial institution & Belief, along with their new location.
The agency’s new workplace is positioned at 2 Admiral Fitch Drive and is now open.
Sabrina Jandreau joins Central Maine Development Council as improvement coordinator
Sabrina Jandreau has been employed as improvement coordinator by the Central Maine Development Council, a public-private collaborative regional financial improvement partnership.
Jandreau, a graduate of Gordon Faculty, shall be answerable for supporting the execution of financial and neighborhood improvement tasks and applications put forth by the council.
“I’m honored to have the chance to work for the expansion council. As a life-long resident of central Maine, being able to return residence and work for a company that helps the betterment of small companies and total neighborhood improvement is humbling,” mentioned Jandreau, based on a information launch from the council.
Jandreau brings earlier expertise as a strategic planning and enterprise improvement intern for Northern Gentle Well being’s residence workplace in Brewer.
She graduated in Could with a Bachelor of Arts diploma in political science, economics, and regulation. Her background in learning financial improvement and public coverage will help the expansion council’s financial improvement plan, which facilitates the implementation of each private and non-private investments and tasks.
“Central Maine Development Council is worked up to have Sabrina be a part of our dynamic workforce throughout a time by which we’re scaling our group and shall be launching a regional accelerator initiative,” mentioned Garvan Donegan, director of planning, innovation and financial improvement, based on the discharge. “Sabrina’s work shall be critically vital to persevering with to advance our improvement pipeline, gasoline our organizations progress, and ship on our mission of cultivating a sturdy native and regional economic system.”
Summit named on of Greatest Locations to Work for second yr in a row
YARMOUTH — Summit Utilities Inc., mother or father firm of Summit Pure Fuel of Maine, just lately was named as one of many Greatest Locations to Work for the second yr in a row. Mainebiz together with the Society for Human Useful resource Administration — Maine State Council and Greatest Firms Group just lately introduced the rankings. Summit ranked eighth within the massive employer class (250-plus workers within the U.S.), based on a information launch from Summit.
“We’re extraordinarily honored to be named among the best locations to work in Maine for the second yr in a row,” mentioned Kurt Adams, president and CEO of Summit Utilities Inc. “At Summit, we honor our variations. We embrace one another, and we’re stronger as a result of we do. The challenges COVID-19 delivered to the forefront had been demanding. Nonetheless, by understanding the wants of our individuals we had been capable of constantly adapt to supply secure, clear and dependable power options to our communities. As an organization, we are going to proceed to put money into strengthening our firm tradition that encourages excellence, fosters variety and thrives on kindness and innovation.”
Firms from throughout the state entered the two-part course of to find out the Greatest Locations to Work in Maine. The primary half consisted of evaluating every nominated firm’s insurance policies, practices and demographics. The second half consisted of an worker survey to measure the worker expertise. The mixed scores decided the highest firms and the ultimate rankings had been managed by the Greatest Firms Group.
Summit Pure Fuel of Maine gives pure fuel service to many Maine communities in and round Kennebec Valley, Cumberland, Falmouth, and Yarmouth.
Compiled from submitted information releases. For extra enterprise briefs, go to CentralMaine.com.
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