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People and Business: September 14th

Avesta Honors Core Values ​​Winners

Avesta Housing recently presented four staff members with Core Value Awards each year, recognizing the exemplary service and dedication of its employees.


This year’s winners are: Humanity, Aleesa Larson, Independent Living Team Coordinator, 75 State St. Stewardship, Michael Rayder, Associate Director of Development. Human Relations, Ben O’Brien, Maintenance Technician. and Quality, Cheryl Poulin, Business Applications Manager.

Avesta’s mission is to provide quality, affordable housing for those in need.

Recruitment, Promotion, Appointment


Lucy Hannington is the new Community Outreach Manager for Greater Portland Landmarks. She previously worked at Victoria Mansion as Site Manager and Head of Education.

Carrie Cianshett, Melanie Gilligan, Stephanie Peters Joined Spurwink’s board of directors. Cianchette first got involved with Spurwink in 2018 when he volunteered on Spurwink’s development committee. Gilligan has been a member of Spurwink’s development committee since 2012. Originally from Brunswick, Peters is InterMed’s chief operating officer.


Sailmain welcome Ben Lewis As the new Communications and Operations Director.

Father.Selvaraj Kashi, Portland Peninsula and Islands (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Portland, Sacred Heart/Saint Dominic Parish, Portland, Saint Christopher Parish, Peaks Island, Saint Louis Parish, Portland, Saint Peter Parish, Portland) . He is currently the Rector of the Precious Blood Parish of Caribou.


Hilary Hendricks I am the new Director of Philanthropy and Communications for the Independence Association, a Brunswick-based non-profit organization that helps adults and children with disabilities.


Ocean State Job Lot discount retailer, which operates stores in Falmouth and Bideford, has received a 2022 Sustainability Leadership Award from Business Intelligence Group.

The Sustainability Awards honor those who have made sustainability an integral part of their business and mission. To reduce its carbon footprint, OSJL announced that in 2018 he invested $12 million to replace lighting in all of his stores. The company also launched a recycling program in all of its offices, facilities and stores, making OSJL a net zero waste company.

Hancock Lumber has been named Best Places to Work in Maine for the ninth year in a row, based on a Best Places to Work survey with 95% participation.


Hancock Lumber has announced plans to acquire Madison Lumber Mill, with a projected completion date of September 30.

Based in Madison, New Hampshire, the location will continue to operate under the Madison Sawmill name, and Hancock’s plans will not change Madison Sawmill’s employees, manufacturing systems, customer relationships, or products produced. By adding his fourth plant to the portfolio, Hancock Lumber becomes the largest producer of his Eastern white pine in the United States.