John Wright of Wells has been hired as sales manager for SymQuest in the Portland area. He previously served as sales representative for Canon Business Solutions in the Boston area.


Charles Carter has joined Belle Fete Events and Catering’s culinary staff. As executive chef with extensive catering experience, he will be responsible for directing the department.


Jay Prindall has been hired as service manager in Downeast Energy’s Brunswick office. He most recently worked for 20 years as project manager for L.L. Bean.


Laura White has joined the Saco law firm of Smith, Elliott, Smith & Garmey as an associate. She will practice out of the firm’s Portland office, concentrating on personal injury, medical malpractice and employment law.


Danielle Burke has been named manager of the KeyBank’s Bangor Key Plaza branch. She previously was sales manager for Maine Savings and has also worked as branch manager for Bank of America.


Elsa McGary has been appointed account manager for FISC Solutions. She most recently worked for a marketing firm based in Portland.


Dr. Harry Robert Braeuer has joined Southern Maine Veterinary Care. He has concentrated on small-animal practice, with special interests in preventive care, orthopedic surgery, ultrasound and emergency medicine.


Joline Hart has been appointed Franklin Community Health Network vice president of human resources. For the past 23 years, she served as director of human resources for the Portland School System.


Dr. Stephen Simons has been named director of Levey Day School in Portland. He most recently served as director of education at Congregation Mishkan Tefila in Chestnut Hill, Mass.


Betty Dix, human resources manager at Maine Bank & Trust, has assumed expanded responsibilities. She is in charge of all human resource activities for all retail employees in Maine and all bank administrative functions for Maine Bank & Trust in Portland and Merrill Bank in Bangor.


Keith Gray, a volunteer in Yarmouth, has been honored with the 2010 Citizen Volunteer of the Year Award by the Maine Recreation and Parks Association. He has dedicated his time to the Yarmouth Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts since 1997, as well as to the Yarmouth booster groups for softball, basketball and hockey.


The Libby Family, of Libby’s Sporting Camps in Ashland, has received the 2010 Hall of Fame Tourism Award from the Maine Tourism Association. Established in 1890, Libby Camps has remained in the family for five generations, providing 120 years of hunting and fishing experiences.


Fluid Imaging Technologies of Yarmouth has earned the 2010 Maine International Trade and Investment Award as Exporter of the Year. This award recognizes the company as the Maine-based manufacturer that has most consistently demonstrated a commitment to international trade through increased exports of an innovative product.


Thrive System of Care received the National Association of Social Workers Maine Chapter 2010 Agency of the Year award. The organization was chosen for the work it does to improve the lives of Maine people.


Bill Jenks earned recognition with a Presidential II award at the Home Instead Senior Care annual international meeting. The award is presented for superior sales and service satisfaction.


Thomas Chappell has received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award from Harvard Divinity School. A 1991 graduate of the school, he is co-founder of Tom’s of Maine and was recognized for being a socially conscious entrepreneur, environmentalist and philanthropist.


Sarah Davis, a senior at Bates College, received the Maine Campus Compact’s Heart and Soul Award for her participation in programs that help integrate new immigrants and refugees into the Lewiston-Auburn community.


Elizabeth Eames, associate professor of anthropology at Bates College, was honored with the Donald Harward Award for Faculty Service-Learning Excellence. The award recognizes her work of integrating community or public service into the curriculum.HOW TO


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