NEW HIRES

Janice de Lima joined Norway Savings Bank as an assistant vice president, commercial portfolio manager.

De Lima has 12 years of commercial lending experience at financial institutions in Maine and California. Most recently, de Lima spent 18 years as director of inventory management at L.L. Bean.

 Portland-based Benchmark Residential and Investment Real Estate welcomed the following agents to its team: James Walsh, Bruce Bornstein, Danielle Smith Bruce, Erik Carlson, Joshua Caron and Scott Huska.

Walsh comes to Benchmark after co-founding and operating Weichert Realtors – Waterglen Group of Portland for seven years. He previously worked for RE/Max by the Bay.

Bornstein has more than 25 years of experience as a Realtor, investor, multi-unit owner and property manager. He lives in Portland.

Bruce previously worked at Seaside Partners and led the purchase, sale, renovation and interior design of several historic commercial buildings in the Portland area.

Carlson has more than 12 years of experience with building and property management, multi-unit rentals and leases, and investing in property. He lives in Portland.

Caron, of South Portland, owns and manages several multi-units properties.

Huska, of Portland, has experience building successful businesses.

 Catherine Wygant Fossett was recently named executive director of the Institute for Family-Owned Business.

Fossett is an experienced traveler and a Bates College graduate. She previously worked for Hewins Travel and Hurley Travel Experts. She also served as executive director of the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce for the past three years.

 Patrick Horne was hired as night city editor for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. He replaces Jeff Ham, who recently took on a new role as night Web editor.

Horne has extensive experience editing and supervising reporters at various news organizations. Most recently, he was an editor with The Associated Press in New York. His resume includes stints as the overnight sports supervisor and weekend sports enterprise editor at the AP in New York; the Sunday editor and assistant sports editor at the Providence Journal; a copy editor and columnist at The Record in Hackensack, New Jersey; and news editor and Sunday editor at the Tahoe Daily Tribune in California.

 Michael Hallee joins the Morning Sentinel as an advertising account executive and media consultant.

Hallee brings nearly five years’ of outside sales experience to the newspaper. He was previously the territory manager for Pride Sports, a company specializing in golf accessories. Prior to that, he worked for New Dimension Homes as a senior designer with sales responsibilities.

 Sea Bags has opened its third retail location in Cape May, New Jersey. It’s the first location outside Maine. Sea Bags hired Alex Carleton to re-create its retail experience there.

He previously worked as L.L. Bean Signature’s creative director.

 Andrea Reising joined the Portland Museum of Art as a production coordinator and project assistant.

Reising most recently worked as operations manager at the School of Visual Arts. She has also worked as a digital photography instructor and a photography technician.

 SeniorsPlus, at 8 Falcon Road, in Lewiston, welcomed three new employees.

Jessica Bickford, Kim Cheney and Brittany Ridge joined SeniorsPlus as EIM care coordinators.

PROMOTIONS

 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland promoted Chris Clemens to construction site supervisor.

Clemens was previously Habitat’s ReStore driver and store associate, a position he held since April.

 Kevin Gove was promoted to chief content officer for Nancy Marshall Communications.

Gove, of Bowdoin, joined the agency in 2002. Most recently, he was an account executive.

AWARDS

 Shannon Kinney, founder and client success officer at Dream Local Digital, was named a top “Local Digital Innovator” by the Local Media Association.

The award recognizes individuals who have improved their company’s digital value through innovation, risk taking, use of new technology, distribution methods and effective marketing.

Founded in early 2009, Dream Local Digital has served more than 20,000 small businesses in workshops, with online marketing strategy development, and the management of social media, search and content marketing campaigns.

BOARD APPOINTMENTS

 Joe O’Neil and Gines Satchi joined the board of directors for WinterKids, a statewide nonprofit organization in Portland.

O’Neil is the chief operating officer at Portland Pie Co. and has been with the company for eight years.

Satchi is the assistant director at Camp Runoia in Belgrade.