Wednesday July 30, 2014
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Wednesday July 30, 2014

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    People on the Move - Tuesday Jul 29, 2014 | 9:30 am

    Banking Industry News

    Daryl Wentworth, Hilary Laramore-Jones Join Northeast Bank Daryl Wentworth joins Northeast Bank as chief commercial officer of its community banking division. Wentworth, a native of Farmington, spent the last 17 years with RBS Citizens. He was responsible for new business development and the management of a portfolio of middle market manufacturers, distributors and service companies. Prior to joining Citizens, he worked for KeyBank for five years on the middle market […]

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    On the Job - Tuesday Jul 29, 2014 | 9:24 am

    It’s About Time: EEOC Issues New Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines

    For the first time in three decades, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has just issued new guidelines on pregnancy discrimination. First, a disclaimer. I’m due to have a baby next month, so it’s possible I might have a somewhat heightened interest in this topic. But in the end, these new regulations affect everyone – whether you’re planning to have a child yourself, you’re close to someone who is pregnant, […]

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    People on the Move - Tuesday Jul 29, 2014 | 8:00 am

    Grandy Oats Granola to move its operation to Hiram

      Grandy Oats Granola announced plans on Monday to move its operation from a large historic barn in Brownfield to an unused schoolhouse in Hiram. Its new facility will be located on an 8.5-acre property and schoolhouse off Route 5 on the Saco River. Grandy Oats bought the 10,600-square-foot schoolhouse for $175,000 and plans to add another 2,000-square-foot warehouse and loading dock. The expansion plan also calls for a new […]

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    People on the Move - Tuesday Jul 29, 2014 | 8:00 am

    Burgess Advertising & Marketing adds two; Kemp Goldberg Partners hires one

    Danielle Robinson joined Burgess Advertising and Marketing as a production and workflow manager. Robinson, of Gray, has 10 years of marketing experience. Most recently, she worked as the marketing team lead at PowerPay. She is a University of Maine graduate with a degree in communications and a minor in public relations.     Christina Hill joined the firm as a graphic designer. Hill, of Kennebunk, is a graduate of the Maine College […]

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    Making Cents - Sunday Jul 27, 2014 | 9:03 pm

    Oh, You Crazy Stock Market, You

    The performance of the stock market is now part of our daily conversations.  This is partly due to increased media coverage over the years and partly because more of us have (or at least feel like we have) a stake in the markets.  And now with the DJIA and other indices reaching all time highs, the big question is “Will it continue?”  This is complimented by related questions such as […]

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    The Startup Line - Friday Jul 25, 2014 | 9:41 am

    Westbrook’s Pika Energy receives DOE grant, total outside funding surpasses $2 million

    The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $700,000 to Pika Energy, a four-year-old energy startup in Westbrook, to help it improve the performance and manufacturing process for its residential-scale wind turbines. The grant brings the total outside funding the company has received to more than $2 million. “The new DOE funding is great news because it enables us to make our products even more cost effective and more powerful,” Ben […]

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    On the Job - Thursday Jul 24, 2014 | 10:31 am

    Arbitrate This! Arbitration Agreements Strip Employees of Their Rights

    I’ve never shopped at American Apparel before, but my daughters do. It’s an American success story. When I went to the company’s website, I found out that in less than 20 years, American Apparel went from a start up to employing over 10,000 workers in 285 stores in more than 20 countries around the globe. The company says all the right things. That it makes and designs much of its […]

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    Heart at Work - Thursday Jul 24, 2014 | 9:00 am

    Are you headed for burnout?

      It’s a term that’s bantered around a lot these days. But, what is burnout, really? Herbert Freudenberger, a German-American psychologist first coined it in 1974. It’s broadly defined as “physical or mental collapse caused by overwork or stress”. If you are asking yourself “Could this be me?” here’s a self test to help you determine if you are among the many Americans who are exhibiting signs of burnout. Americans […]

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    On the Job - Tuesday Jul 22, 2014 | 9:12 am

    Ban the Box: Opening Up Employment Opportunities For Ex-Offenders

    In Washington DC, where an estimated one in every 10 residents has a criminal record, the chances of getting a job after serving time are about to get a lot better.  Thousands of ex-offenders find that even after they’ve paid their debt to society, they keep getting penalized, because employers routinely screen out applicants who have a criminal history.  But the DC City Council just passed a law that would […]

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