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Tuesday July 7, 2015

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    People on the Move - Thursday Jul 02, 2015 | 8:00 am

    Financial news

    NEW HIRES SIS Bank has hired Brenda Keene as vice president, branch administrator. Keene will oversee the day-to-day operations of all nine SIS branches. She began her career at Key Bank in Portland, where she rose to vice president branch manager. She then worked at Kennebunk Savings, where she became senior vice president, director of retail delivery and administration. Infinity Federal Credit Union has hired Ryan Wing as director of […]

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    Heart at Work - Monday Jun 29, 2015 | 8:30 am

    What happens when you take a leap of faith?

    I’ve seen several clients recently who took a leap of faith around their work, so I decided the topic was blog material. While in each scenario, the circumstances surrounding the leap were unique; each person experienced a similar outcome. Take for example, the person who, after many years as a master teacher, quit teaching, even though he did not have a specific job or even a concrete alternative option in […]

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    The Startup Line - Friday Jun 26, 2015 | 11:04 am

    The entrepreneur’s guide to flow and peak performance

    It turns out entrepreneurship is a lot like adventure sports — at least when it comes to neurobiology. When looking at what’s happening in the brains of serial entrepreneurs, it turns out they’re chasing the same thing as big-wave surfers and free solo rock climbers — peak performance, or what’s called “flow,” according to Steven Kotler, co-founder of the Flow Genome Project. He gave the Maine Startup and Create Week keynote address on […]

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    On the Job - Thursday Jun 25, 2015 | 3:32 pm

    “Workcationland”?

    First, there was the vacation. Then, with the great recession came lots of talk of the “staycation.” Take the kids to that local museum you’re always vowing to go to, set up the beach chairs and tent in the backyard, or dive into a binge session of Netflix. Not quite the same as an old-fashioned family “vacation,” but way better than nothing (and way less expensive). But now, there’s a […]

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    The Startup Line - Wednesday Jun 24, 2015 | 5:00 am

    Know your ‘why,’ and other lessons of social entrepreneurship

    Donato Tramuto never considered the term “social entrepreneurship” when he entered the healthcare industry approximately 30 years ago. But he didn’t need labels to do what he did. Tramuto, an Ogunquit resident, is founder and CEO of Massachusetts-based Physicians Interactive, a seven-year-old company that is nearing $100 million in sales, and founder of Health eVillages, a global nonprofit that brings state-of-the-art mobile technology with embedded medical content to the most remote areas of the world. He […]

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    People on the Move - Tuesday Jun 23, 2015 | 12:00 pm

    Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence names new administrator

    Peggy Farrington was named the new administrator at Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence in Portland, effective July 1. Farrington has extensive experience in healthcare administration and a track record of instituting and employing innovative programs focused on providing compassionate, quality care for residents. She has served as interim administrator since January. Susan McDonough, vice president of strategy and system development for Covenant Health, which manages the facility, said in a press release […]

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    People on the Move - Monday Jun 22, 2015 | 2:00 pm

    Nicole Avery named executive director of Cancer Community Center

    Nicole Avery was hired as executive director of the Cancer Community Center in South Portland. Avery has been involved with the center for the past six years. She served in numerous capacities including trustee, president of the board, and a volunteer support group facilitator. Avery has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit work. She previously served as vice president of development for the United Way of Central Maryland, where […]

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    The Startup Line - Monday Jun 22, 2015 | 1:47 pm

    Field thins for startups vying to compete on Maine’s version of ‘Shark Tank’

    Greenlight Maine, the weekly TV show loosely modeled on ABC’s popular reality TV show, “Shark Tank,” has released the names of the startups and their founders who have passed the first hurdle and been named a quarterfinalist. Portland Media Group announced the show earlier this month, then began accepting short video pitches from entrepreneurs who wanted to compete on the TV show, which is set to air its first episode on Sept. 12 […]

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    People on the Move - Monday Jun 22, 2015 | 8:15 am

    Mainers On the Move

    NEW HIRES Judiann Ferretti Smith was named executive director of the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership. Smith, of Yarmouth, held key leadership roles at Spurwink for the past 18 years. She currently serves as vice president of strategy and government relations at Spurwink. She succeeds James Harnar, who retired in May following a 30-year career in Maine’s health sector. Community Credit Union has hired Cheyenne Davis as a member […]

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