Friday, April 18, 2014
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Scott Simons, principal; and Austin Smith, principal and project manager, received the award last week in Worcester, Mass. Phase 1 of the renovation was completed in April of 2010.
• Leigh Ingalls Saufley, the first female chief justice of Maine’s highest court, was selected as the 2013 winner of the Sampson Center Catalyst for Change Award. She is the seventh winner of the annual honor given by the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine at the University of Southern Maine.
Chief Justice Saufley was recognized for her work in refocusing the state’s court system to better deal with domestic violence and family law. She was also instrumental in strengthening the special adult and juvenile drug courts and pushed the state Legislature to establish a separate business court and increase the number of judges. She co-chairs the Juvenile Justice Task Force, which is a partnership of the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, Maine’s Court System and the University of Maine Law School.
• Denise Taaffe, of Baker Newman Noyes; and Tony Payne, of Clark Insurance, were selected as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the University of Southern Maine’s Board of Visitors.
Taaffe, of Scarborough, is a certified public accountant and an alumna of USM. She is a principal and director of the audit practice at Baker Newman Noyes in Portland.
Payne, of Falmouth, is the business development director for Clark Insurance in Portland.
• Nancy Marshall Communications recently hosted a social media marketing boot camp at the Senator Inn & Spa in Augusta for professionals to learn how to create social media marketing strategies.
The boot camp, sponsored by Mainebiz, was led by the firm’s interactive marketing manager, Matthew Rideout, and account executive Whitney Moreau. They shared tools, techniques and information on how to enhance social engagement, increase website traffic, and boost sales through popular platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and Vine.
The session also included a personal branding presentation given by Nancy Marshall, chief executive officer of the marketing firm.
• Skowhegan Savings announced Tuesday that it acquired Camden National Bank’s five Franklin County branches located in Farmington, Kingfield, Phillips, Rangeley and Stratton.
The transaction closed on Oct. 4 and each of Camden National Bank’s five branches opened as Skowhegan Savings. With the acquisition, Skowhegan Savings now has 15 branches serving Somerset, Kennebec, Penobscot and Franklin counties.