People and Business: Jan. 11
Marden’s surplus and salvage $100,000 raised and donated Maine’s Children’s Homethe Christmas program. The donation consists of $84,000 from Marden’s customers through the company’s Red Stocking Program and a $16,000 gift from the Marden family. Marden’s has been running the Red Stocking Program for MCH since 2006. MCH provides new clothing, winter supplies, toys, books and games to Maine families in financial need.
Norway Savings Bank of Maine donated over $1 million to nonprofit organizations in 2022, including Tedford case and Central Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick and the following Portland organizations: Wayside Food Programs, Ruth’s Reusable Resources, Preble Street Resource Center and Food Pantry, Maine Works, and furniture friends.
Maria Beth Ranger started a bottle drive at First Tracks Cumberland, raising $3,000 in donation Future for Standardbreds. Ranger’s husband, Bruce Ranger, is a horse racer from New England.
Recruitment, Promotions, Appointments
Jay Beck from Braunschweig was promoted to commercial loan officer Maine Treasury. He previously held a position as an accountant with the agency and previously worked as an analyst at a Portland-based expense management firm.
Andrew Lynch was promoted to chief financial officer Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in Portland. Lynch joined the company in 2018 as financial controller, having previously worked in the financial risk management department at General Electric (GE) Capital Aviation Services.
Sadie Bliss was hired by hay walker as leader of special projects. Gregory Clarke was hired as director of marketing and strategy. Bliss has over 15 years of non-profit art experience in Maine. Clark has 15 years of experience and worked as Marketing Director at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty in Boston. Hay Runner is a women-owned Portland business dedicated to supporting home ownership and maintenance.
Melissa Curran was hired as a customer advisor Broad public relations in Portland. Curran previously worked as a marketing and communications coordinator at Girl Scouts of Maine.
Maine Craft Portland overall winner in Holiday Window Display Contest 2022 in Portland Downtown with the display created by the artist Lisa Pixelley.
Other winners include Lisa-Marie’s Made in Maine for the community election; Still a good thing for the best topic; The fried Dutchman for most original; David Wood Clothing for the best use of the product; The blue lobster because most likely to spread joy; and Letterpress by Gus and Ruby for optimal use of colour.
Open for business
Seadog Brewing Co. opened a new location in Scarborough, sixth in Maine. It is located at 3 Cabela Boulevard and is open seven days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
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