Alfred Hynes, an accomplished chef with over 25 years experience, was appointed executive chef at Black Point Inn.

Lise Baratta, who has more than 30 years of experience in the food service and hospitality industry, was hired as food and beverage manager at Black Point Inn.

Jasmin Nicholson of Saco was hired as laundry and dish room supervisor at Party Plus Rentals in Biddeford.

Jamie Thompson joined Kennebunk Savings Bank as vice president in corporate lending. He was recently associated with TD Bank in Beverly, Mass.


Gregory Iverson was promoted to president of Pacific Pride Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wright Express Corporation.

Lynn Howe of Arundel was promoted to vice president, corporate lending team leader, at Kennebunk Savings Bank. She began working for the bank in 1998 as a commercial lender.


Amy Alward received the Chairman’s Conference award for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitable business growth as an Allstate exclusive agency owner.

Dawn Doak, of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, received the American Network of Community Options and Resources’ 2010 Direct Support Professional of the Year in Maine.

Howard Dana was recognized by the American Bar Association as one of two winners of its “ABA Day 2010 Grassroots Award.” He is a retired Maine Supreme Judicial Court associate justice who serves as counsel at Verrill Dana in Portland.

From the 2010 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards:

Eileen Danforth of Lewiston was named Outstanding Volunteer of the Year. She has served in multiple volunteer roles at Central Maine Medical Center.

Emily Fitch of Portland was named Outstanding National Service Volunteer, having logged more than 2,500 hours of volunteering this past year.

Frank Wallace of Cape Neddick was named Outstanding Public Sector Volunteer of the Year. For 12 years, he has volunteered more than 1,000 hours each year mentoring students, planning curriculum with teachers and problem solving with the administration in one of the four York schools.

Bijou Umuhoza of Portland was named Youth Volunteer of the Year. A high school student, she dedicated 1,000 hours last year to the Ubuntu Ministry, the Center for Grieving Children, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the NAACP Youth Council.

Sue Bowie of Central Maine Medical Center was cited for Excellence in Volunteer Administration. She grew the volunteer program from 25 to 187 adults.

Lebanon Rescue Department received the Outstanding Nonprofit Award.

UNUM received the Corporate Volunteerism Award. Last year, its 546 employees gave 35,522 hours to support education, disability awareness, health and wellness and arts and culture.


Phillip Grondin Jr. has been elected to The Salvation Army, Portland Corps Advisory Board. He is assistant chief financial officer at RJ Grondin & Sons and manager of Grondin Holdings LLC.

Amy Lalezari was named president of the Maine Interior Design Association.


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