New website for mappers

Kappa Mapping of Bangor has launched a new website: www.kappamap.com.

The firm provides aerial photography, photogrammetry and digital mapping services to clients across a variety of markets, including architects, engineers, surveyors, utility firms, municipalities and airport planners.

Kappa Mapping is the 2009 recipient of the MAPPS Small Projects Excellence Award.

Agency has new office

Learning Disabilities Association of Maine has opened a new location at 179 Main St., Suite 410, in Waterville.

For more details, call (877) 208-4029 or 861-7824, fax 861-7823 or e-mail [email protected]

Lighthouse Imaging sold

Lighthouse Imaging Corp., an award-winning designer and manufacturer of medical optical devices, has sold a controlling interest in the company to ANANIA & Associates Investment Co. LLC (AAI), a Maine-based investment fund.

Technology entrepreneur Mark Waite will serve as Lighthouse’s chief executive officer. For more information, please visit www.lighthouseoptics.com.

Bookstore to help sick kids

The Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of HomeHealth Visiting Nurses’ third Books ReVisited bookstore at 477 Congress St.

The store is a volunteer program of HHVN that sells donated books to support home health care for seriously ill children. It has stores in Biddeford and Sanford. All three locations are seeking volunteers and book donations.

For more details, call (800) 660-4867 or go to www.homehealth.org.

EnviroLogix acquired

EB Analytics, Inc., a subsidiary of Ensign-Bickford Industries Inc., has acquired EnviroLogix Inc., a Portland-based developer and manufacturer of rapid QuickStixTM and QuickScanTM agricultural test kits and readers.

While the terms of the transaction were not released, EnviroLogix Inc. founder and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Ferguson said the acquisition offers an opportunity to accelerate new product development in immuno- and molecular diagnostic core businesses. For more details, go to www.envirologix.com or call 797-0300.

JobMount, Jobg8 partners

JobMount, a job board software product of Aspen Technology Labs, has announced a partnership with Jobg8 of Portland.

Aspen Technology Labs is a full-service job board and career site software agency that creates and provides websites for job boards, career centers and recruitment.

JobMount’s websites offer turn-key solutions, customization, design, SEO and job-wrapping services. For more details, go to www.Jobg8.com or www.jobboardmount.com.

Tilson, Tidewater merge

Tilson Technology Management and Tidewater Wireless have merged in a move that is intended to allow the two Maine-based independent consulting companies to take on several new projects in the Northeast in the wireless site acquisition and construction management industry.

Tidewater is a site development company that caters to national and regional mobile phone carriers and their affiliates across the Northeast. Tilson is a Portland-based technology project and program management company, with offices in New York and Switzerland, that specializes in managing large technology projects in IT and telecom utilities worldwide.

Tidewater Wireless founder Todd Lamoureaux will serve as director of wireless and telecommunications for Tilson.

For more details, call Eliza Mathias at 591-6427, ext. 250, or 272-2295.

UCU opens sixth branch

University Credit Union has opened a sixth branch on the University of Maine at Presque Isle Campus Center. The space features a public area with a state-of-the-art shared branching kiosk that allows credit union members in the shared branching network to complete normal business transactions after hours.

A branch manager will be on site to assist members, and a computer station will allow access to all of UCU’s online services.

For more details, go to www.ucu.maine.edu.

Blog addresses elder law

The law firm of Perkins Thompson of Portland has created a blog dedicated to addressing legal issues in Maine elder law and estate planning. Attorney Phil Hunt is the author of the site. Hunt is the firm’s director and chair of its trust and estates. He has practiced estate planning and tax law for more than 30 years. The link is www.perkinsthompson.com/blog.

For more details, call 774-2635 or e-mail [email protected]

Two businesses welcomed

Sanford-Springvale Chamber Ambassadors Committee recently welcomed two new businesses.

The Tractor Supply Co., a retail farm and ranch store chain, has opened at 1770 Main St. in South Sanford. And Chasse’s Antiques & Collectibles, owned and operated by Donald and Sandra Chasse, has opened at 82 Elm St. in Springvale.

Port Canvas in Portsmouth

Port Canvas Co. recently opened the Port Canvas Collection shop at 33 Deer St. in Portsmouth, N.H.

Port Canvas was established in Kennebunkport in 1968 and offers customizable duffle, tote, sports, travel, business and handbags and director’s chairs. For more details, call (603) 436-3211.

UMS fiber optic network leased

Maine Fiber Co. Inc. has signed a multimillion-dollar, 20-year agreement with the University of Maine System to lease a 1,100-mile, high-capacity, open-access fiber optic network connecting all UMS campuses around the state.

The initiative supports broadband for secondary education, institutional research and collaboration with public and private research institutions throughout the United States. The network was made available via a $25.4 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant from the National Telecommunication and Information Administration, which funded the Three Ring Binder middle mile fiber optic project.

The fiber network is expected to be completed by late 2012. For more details, go to www.mainefiberco.com.