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Friday March 6, 2015

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    People on the Move - Tuesday Mar 03, 2015 | 12:00 pm

    Safe Passage (Camino Seguro) hires two, promotes one.

    Yarmouth-based nonprofit Safe Passage (Camino Seguro) recently added two people to staff and promoted one. Nancy Thompson joined the team as database and capital campaign coordinator. Her role will be to support their capital campaign and the database needs of Safe Passage’s development and outreach programs. Thompson previously served as a donor relations specialist at the Maine Cancer Foundation. She brings 30 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations both […]

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    People on the Move - Monday Mar 02, 2015 | 5:00 pm

    Financial services news

    NEW HIRES The First Bancorp has hired Tony McKim as president and chief executive officer of the company and its wholly-owned banking subsidiary, The First, N.A. McKim joined the company as executive vice president, chief operating officer and member of the board of directors in 2005. He assumed the title of president and COO in 2014. A native of Eastport, McKim is involved in several non-profit and banking related associations […]

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  • The Startup Line - Friday Feb 27, 2015 | 11:37 am

    Deadline looms to compete for LaunchPad’s $30K purse

    For all those entrepreneurs who have been procrastinating or paralyzed by doubt, this is a final reminder to enter the fray. The deadline to enter the third annual LaunchPad business plan competition and vie for its $30,000 prize is only two days away. The competition, sponsored by Gorham Savings Bank, gives Maine entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their business plans before a panel of experienced judges. The ultimate winner, who will be determined […]

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    On the Job - Thursday Feb 26, 2015 | 12:29 pm

    Hollywood Takes On Equal Pay …And It Isn’t Pretty

    Full disclosure: I did not watch the Oscars. There were a variety of reasons I missed it: We don’t have cable and our TV antenna seems to only work on clear, sunny days; the Oscars don’t really get going until past my bedtime; I somehow failed to see any of the movies nominated this year for Best Picture; etc … But as always, I enjoyed the post-mortem the next day. […]

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    Heart at Work - Wednesday Feb 25, 2015 | 12:05 pm

    The right way to network

    “Networking”—it’s an overused and widely misunderstood “must do” job search strategy these days.   Anyone who is looking for a job has probably heard that most open positions are not advertised in traditional ways and the key to any successful job search is “networking”. After all, we’re told, “people hire people they know, or people who are referred to them by people they know.” So networking carries a lot of […]

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    People on the Move - Monday Feb 23, 2015 | 1:00 pm

    Mainers On the Move

    NEW HIRES Tony Bragalone joinedLandry/French Construction as a site superintendent. Bragalone brings 10 years of experience managing the construction of health care projects while working for the firm Robins & Morton. Jess Townsend was named director of operations for the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland. Townsend will manage the organization’s daily facility operations, community services and program offerings, and its animal intake and adoption program. Previously, she joined Washington […]

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    Making Cents - Sunday Feb 22, 2015 | 7:03 pm

    Two more cents: thank you for reading

    I’ve been writing this blog for just over a year, and it has been an incredible experience for me.  It has allowed me to discuss financial literacy with a wider audience, given me the chance to rediscover writing, and opened the door to hundreds of great discussions with readers.  I still enjoy doing the blog, but, as always, everything has a cost, and at this time I need to shift […]

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    On the Job - Friday Feb 20, 2015 | 5:45 pm

    The Weather Outside Is Frightful—But My Boss Says If I Don’t Show Up For Work…

    I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know when I say that this has been a winter unlike any other in recent memory. Eastport has been hit with 99 inches of snow in 20 days—numbers of biblical proportions. Closer to home here in Portland, snowfall stands at 80 inches, or far above normal for this time of year. From my office windows, I can see Casco Bay frozen over—the […]

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    The Startup Line - Thursday Feb 19, 2015 | 11:21 am

    Portland’s Tilson Technology raises $2.2M in Series B round

    Tilson Technology Management, a Portland-based IT services firm that builds telecommunications networks (think: putting up cell towers and laying fiber), has raised $2.2 million in a recent investment round, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Tilson raised the Series B round from Rand Capital Corp. and Maine’s own CEI Ventures. While this is Rand’s first investment in Tilson, it’s a follow-on investment for CEI Ventures, a Portland-based venture capital firm affiliated […]

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