Environmental consulting firm opens in Scarborough

Maine certified geologist Donald C. McFadden of Portland has established Black Point Environmental, LLC, at 5 Woodrock Drive, Scarborough. The environmental consulting firm offers services to consultants, aggregate producers, engineers, lending institutions, law firms, commercial real estate brokers and general industry, ranging from desktop reviews to full-scale hydrogeologic investigations. The firm specializes in environmental risk, compliance and aggregate resource management. For more details, call 329-4007, fax (888) 891-2196, e-mail [email protected] or go to www.blackpointenvironmental.com.

Wooden-boat builder launches new website

Great Harbor Boatworks, a family-owned boat-building operation in Southwest Harbor, has launched a new website at www.greatharborboatworks.com. The business designs and builds custom wooden boats and offers a full-service maintenance yard. For more information, call Paula Mahony at 797-0147.

Katahdin Trust celebrates newest Bangor office

Katahdin Trust Co. held a ribbon cutting recently to officially open its newest full-service office at the Broadway Shopping Center, Bangor. The office is the first of the bank’s planned expansion in the Bangor area. It has commercial loan offices in Bangor and Scarborough and 14 branches throughout Aroostook and northern Penobscot counties.

Westbrook engineering firm SGC acquired by Senergy

Senergy Alternative Energy, a division of the global diversified energy services company Senergy which is headquartered in the United Kingdom and Europe, has acquired the engineering firm SGC Engineering LLC of Westbrook. The acquisition presents an opportunity for both companies to expand their complementary technical expertise to develop conventional, alternative and renewable energy sources across the globe. Senergy, founded in 2005, has experience in broad oil, gas and alternatives while SGC, founded in 2008, delivers solutions to utilities and independent energy project developers, particularly in power transmission and distribution, gas transmission and wind power developments. For more information about SGC Engineering LLC, call Mark P. Girard at 347-8100.

Drouin Dance Center moving to space in Dana Warp Mill

Drouin Dance Center of Westbrook has moved to a new, 6,000-square-foot, second-floor space in the Dana Warp Mill, 90 Bridge St., Westbrook. The center offers classes in a variety of dance styles for all ages, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, Irish step and musical theater. For more details, visit www.drouindancecenter.com or call 854-2221.

Real-time, interactive site guides you on island trails

Maine Island Trail Association has launched a new online version of its Maine Island Trail publication. The interactive site allows access to more content, in real time, including weather and tide information, nautical charts, put-in and pump- out locales and regional histories. Located at www.guide.MITA.org, the new site is offered in a limited version for non-members, while a $45 membership fee grants full access to more than 185 trail sites. For more details, call 761-8225.

Eliot marine contractors settle into 857 Main St. office

Riverside and Pickering Marine Contractors of Eliot have moved into a new, larger office space along the Piscataqua River waterfront pier at 857 Main St. The Pickering division oversees a range of residential and commercial jobs involving marine access structures, including floating docks, piers, wharves, ramps and pile driving. The Riverside division specializes in marine transportation and logistics such as leasing out marine equipment, including barges, cranes and tugs. Salvage and specialized operations, such as offshore anchor handling and recovery projects, also are covered. For more details, call (603) 929-0490 or go to www.riversideandpickering.com.

Springborn Staffing website offers interactive portals

Springborn Staffing of Portland has launched its new website at www.springbornstaffing.com. The site offers interactive portals for employees and customers and many added features. The placement agency fills temporary positions and offers temporary for hire and executive search services.

Freeport hotel finishes first phase of renovation project

The Comfort Suites Hotel at Freeport has finished the first phase of a $1 million, two-phase renovation project. The Choice Hotel property has renovated suites on two floors, installing new carpets, wall coverings, built-in glass room partitions and furniture. The hotel recently was nominated for the Property Excellence Award by Choice Hotels. For more details, call Myra Hopkins, Freeport Merchants Association, at 865-1212.

Hospital’s physical therapy branch opens new location

Penobscot Bay Medical Center’s outpatient physical therapy department has opened a new location in the Waldoboro Fitness Center on Winslows Mills Road, Route 32. Patients may ask their primary care physician to call 593-5500 for an appointment. For more information, go to www.pbmc.org.

Association creates website about wind power in Maine

The Maine Renewable Energy Association has launched www.windforme.org, an online resource for wind power information in Maine. The site is a clearinghouse for information about wind power in the state, with resources provided on development of the industry and its growing role as an energy resource. The site is coordinated by MREA, in collaboration with and input from individuals and organizations focused on economic development, environmental sustainability, public health, and community advancement.

Brunswick is latest location for Tractor Supply Co. store

A new Tractor Supply Co. store has opened for business at 24 Farley Road, Brunswick. The retail farm and ranch supply store chain has been operating in Maine since 2007. The new, 19,097-square-foot space includes a sales floor and support service space. A fenced-in exterior space offers a display area for fencing, sprayers and livestock equipment. The store employs 15 full- and part-time employees. For more details, go to the website at www.TractorSupply.com.

Maine Technology Institute on web, Facebook, Twitter

The Maine Technology Institute has launched new web and social media sites to engage entrepreneurs, investors, business development partners, policy leaders and others conducting business in the state.

The website address is www.mainetechnology.org, and the organization can be found on Facebook, Twitter and Linked-In at mtimaine.

Electric car charging station set up at visitors’ center 

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce announced the installation of one of the area’s first electric car charging stations. Located at the Chamber’s Trenton Visitor Information Center, the new charging station is presented in partnership with Bangor Hydro.

The 110-volt outlet, situated on a dedicated parking space that is painted green, is available free of charge, 24/7, for visitors and locals with an electric vehicle.

Greater York chamber offers MyChamberApp! space

The Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce is offering free MyChamberApp! space for members to list their business information to be accessible to iPhones, Droids, BlackBerrys, iPads and users of mobile devices. The App is a free download for all residents, visitors and members. For more details, go to www.gatewaytomaine.org and click on the MyChamberApp Logo to download. For more details, call Holly Roberts at 363-4422 or e-mail [email protected]

Skowhegan Savings adds branch office in Jackman

Skowhegan Savings has acquired the Border Trust Co. of Jackman, officially transitioning the site into its 10th branch office on Aug. 20. The purchase was announced in April, with all customer bank accounts transferred to Skowhegan Savings. The branch will continue to be led by Betsy Guay and her local team, who will work with Skowhegan Savings’ Branch Manager Nanook Tuefferd. The agreement allows Border Trust to focus on its central and midcoast Maine markets, with its headquarters in Augusta. Skowhegan Savings is based in Somerset County and has several other branches along the Route 201 corridor. For more details, call (800) 303-9511.

Officials gather for launch  of Brewer Medical Center

Representatives from the Greater Bangor Area Chamber of Commerce and state officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony officially opening the Brewer Medical Center at 735 Wilson St. on Aug. 30 . The center is open daily, offering family medicine, extended care services for seniors, and walk-in care from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends. Also available are a pharmacy, psychiatric care, mental health counseling, physical and occupational therapy, podiatry, wound care, X-ray, lab work, care management and patient education initiatives. For more details, call 992-9200, ext. 403.

Web startup, WMTW-TV team up on weather news

Portland-based startup MaineNewsSimply.com has partnered with WMTW-TV (Channel 8) and its First Warning Weather Team to deliver a more comprehensive, up-to-date weather information package, including video casts, live Doppler radar, weather alerts, seven-day forecast, tidal charts, travel delays and a sky cam. Launched in May, MaineNewsSimply.com is the state’s first website to provide a unified source of news and information from more than 30 Maine newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations. The content is updated throughout the day and available to readers on other platforms, including mobile and e-newsletter.

Freeport businesses invited to receive mobile website

The Freeport Merchants Association invites local Freeport businesses to take advantage of the latest marketing technology and enter the mobile commerce market. A collaborative development between Pulp+Wire and Mowbi, two Portland-based design, web and mobile firms, will allow all FMA members to receive a free one-page mobile website to list their business and make that information available to mobile device users. For more details, go to www.FreeportUSA.com or call Myra Hopkins at 865-1212