Becky Akers and Jeff Stuard were hired at Port City Flooring as sales consultants. Both have more than 15 years of experience in the flooring industry.


Michael Pritchett has joined WBRC Architects, with offices in Portland, Bangor and Florida, as director of the healthcare studio. He has 22 years of experience.


Michael Burian of Portland has joined the New England regional health law practice of Kozak & Gayer P.A. He recently graduated from the University of Maine School of Law, where he was a research editor of the Maine Law Review.


Leslie Brancat has been named chief executive officer of Portland Community Health Center. She has decades of experience and most recently worked as president and chief executive officer of Community Counseling Center.


Joanne Jordan has joined Broadreach Public Relations as production coordinator. She was previously special events and community relations manager of the Maine Cancer Foundation.


John Leggett and William Buxton have joined Digital Research Inc., a Maine-based full-service marketing research firm. Leggett joins as a research director. He previously worked as managing partner for Slipstream Group LLC. Buxton joins as a research assistant and has master’s degrees in sociology from the University of New Hampshire and in sociology and psychology from the College of the Holy Cross.


Joanna Tourangeau, Matt Upton and Peter Felmly have been elected as the newest shareholders of Drummond Woodsum. Tourangeau joined the firm in 2009 after practicing for eight years at another prominent Portland law firm. Upton has been representing schools, cities and towns for nearly 20 years. Felmly joined the firm in 2003, having advised school districts and other public entities throughout the state on a full range of legal matters.


Jesse Frederick has become an associate of Enterprise Engineering Inc. He is a registered professional mechanical engineer who joined the firm in 2004.


Dr. David Dixon has had a student residence house named for him. Dixon House on Wilton Road in Farmington is for third-year medical students working at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Dixon was honored for his work advocating the hospital’s involvement as a rural training site with the Maine Medical Center/Tufts Medical School partnership.


Writ, a literary magazine published annually featuring the work of Southern Maine Community College students, recently received a national award from the Community College Humanities Association. The magazine received second place in the Eastern Division of the contest.


Camden Harbour Inn was featured in The London Times as 10th among the Twenty Great Inns for Autumn New England Getaways. The article described the inn as “a sleek Manhattan-style boutique hotel.”


Michael Mirisola, Elaine Kelley and Lee Chick were recognized at the Maine Emergency Nurses Association’s annual meeting for their accomplishments as emergency department nurses at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford. Mirisola was recognized as Nurse Educator of the Year. Kelley received the Nursing Leadership Award. Chick received Nursing Provider of the Year Award.


Peoples Choice Credit Union was named one of the 2010 Best Places to Work in Maine.


Rinck Advertising received two Golden Arrow Awards at the Maine Public Relations Council’s 20th annual awards ceremony. The company received first place in the category of special events and took home a Silver Award in the category of audio visual.


Kimberly Twitchell of Cumberland Center has been elected a board member to the Maine Real Estate & Development Association. She is a commercial real estate manager of the commercial real estate group at TD Bank.