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    People on the Move - Thursday May 28, 2015 | 11:00 am

    Thursday’s On the Move

    NEW FACES The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce has hired Nancy McKechnie as its new executive director, Most recently, McKechnie was employed as the deputy director of workforce development with Eastern Maine Development Corporation in Bangor. She is a former elementary school teacher, small business owner and operator, and has served in various community and economic development roles. Jeffrey Gleason joined the YMCA Camp of Maine as its new executive […]

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    Heart at Work - Thursday May 28, 2015 | 9:15 am

    What is your longing?

    I’m continuously touched by my clients’ poetic and poignant statements expressing their struggle and desire to find work that aligns with who they truly are. In a whisper of a voice a client said: “I have a yearning.” Hearing those words, I responded with an empathetic sigh and leaned in to hear more of what she had to say. What followed was an explanation about an intense desire to reclaim […]

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    The Startup Line - Wednesday May 27, 2015 | 5:55 am

    Portland named a top destination for young college grads

    What draws young college graduates to a new city? Are economic opportunities the driving force? Or is it a decision driven by a city’s quality of life? The American Institute for Economic Research, a nonprofit, non-partisan research institute, wanted to find out. To do so it created an index to determine the key factors in a young college grad’s decision to move, and the top destinations they’re choosing. The short of it: Portland, […]

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    People on the Move - Tuesday May 26, 2015 | 1:00 pm

    Portland Buy Local hires brand ambassador

    Jennifer Thompson joined Portland Buy Local as a brand ambassador. Thompson, of Portland, becomes the sole paid employee of the organization. In this role, she will provide support to business members and outreach to the general public about the importance of supporting independent businesses. Thompson also serves as program manager for the Portland Farmers’ Market. She previously served as administrator for the former Casco Bay Tech Hub. “We are thrilled to have […]

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    On the Job - Friday May 22, 2015 | 3:32 pm

    The thrill is gone; did Deflategate taint Pats Super Bowl victory?

    For the last week, we’ve been inundated with coverage about Deflategate and the NFL’s decision to suspend golden boy quarterback Tom Brady for four games, fine the Patriots $1 million, and take away two top draft picks. In case you somehow missed it (and if you did, you must be still stuck in a snowbank left over from last winter), last week the NFL announced the results of an investigation […]

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    The Startup Line - Thursday May 21, 2015 | 7:23 am

    Boston startup community rallies around Matt Lauzon, the Maine native at the center of the sexual abuse controversy in Biddeford

    Matt Lauzon, the Biddeford native on a mission to seek justice from the former Biddeford police officer he says sexually abused him when he was a teenager, has received an upswell of support from an unlikely group. Well … unlikely if you aren’t aware of Lauzon’s day job. Rallying around Lauzon and his cause are members of Boston’s startup community, of which Lauzon is an active and well-known member since having launched two Boston-based startups since moving there […]

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    People on the Move - Thursday May 21, 2015 | 4:00 am

    Thursday’s On the Move

    NEW HIRES Gorrill Palmer expanded its staff with two engineers. Asher Anderson and Christi Holmes joined the firm’s land development group. Anderson joined as a construction inspector. He graduated from Central Maine Community. Holmes joined as a design engineer. She graduated from the University of Maine in 2010, where she was a founding member of Engineers without Borders. Sevee and Maher Engineers, Inc., an engineering consulting firm in Cumberland, hired […]

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    People on the Move - Tuesday May 19, 2015 | 8:00 am

    New hires, promotions

    NEW HIRES Kristen Schwindt-Brown, M.D., joined the staff and faculty at the Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency in Lewiston. Brown served an internship and residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She held numerous clinical positions at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Steven Plourde has joined Norway Savings Bank as vice president, compliance officer. Plourde brings more than 16 years […]

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    Heart at Work - Monday May 18, 2015 | 6:05 am

    The Paradox of the Comfort of Crowds

    An interesting dynamic often occurs with new clients. They may sign on, initially because their current job search isn’t working. They have a traditional resume, one that lists, in chronological order, the responsibilities of the positions they’ve held over the years. They may have posted this resume on job boards and used it in applying for positions of interest they’ve come across on the boards or company websites. They’ve waited for […]

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