Handmade buckets, pails

Betty-Jane Shreve of Cape Elizabeth has founded the online business Shreve Vintage-Style Waste Baskets, Buckets and Pails to sell her handmade designer metal creations, which can be viewed at www.designerwastebaskets.com.


New marketing, ad firm

After a five-year collaboration, advertising executives Mandy Davis and Erica Hebold have partnered to launch E+M Marketing, LLC, a Portland-based boutique marketing and advertising firm that caters to businesses in the health care, hospitality and education sectors of Maine.

Davis has 15 years of experience working with agencies in Portland and Boston. Hebold has worked as a graphic designer at ad agencies in Maine and California for 10 years.

For more details, call Davis at 210-8149 or go to www.eandmmarketing.com.


BMV moves to Rockland

The Rockland-Thomaston Bureau of Motor Vehicles Office has relocated from Thomaston to 360 Old County Road, Suite 1, Rockland. The move is expected to provide more parking space and better access to customer services. For more details, go to www.maine.gov/sos/bmv or call 624-9000.

MaineHealth buys building

MaineHealth, an integrated health care delivery network, has purchased an 80,000-square-foot building at 110 Free St., Portland, in an effort to consolidate most of its operations and save on operating costs. The business formerly rented multiple offices throughout Portland. Also housed in the building are Synernet, the Maine Physician Hospital Organization and the Center for Tobacco Independence. For more details, call 661-7001.


Economics education

Junior Achievement of Maine is partnering with Presque Isle Middle School to offer JA Economics for Success curricula to Grade 8 students in the spring of 2011. The program partners business volunteers with students to educate them about personal finance and career options based on their individual skills, areas of interest and values.

For more details, e-mail Marcus Barresi at [email protected] or Jamie St. Clair at [email protected]


Insurance group moves

Northeast Bank Insurance Group, which offers insurance and financial services, has moved to 383 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough. An open house is planned for mid-January.

Staffers at the new location include George Gould, Anita Turcotte, Sally Stowell, Matt Vaillancourt, Millie MacDonald and Heidi Villacci. Commercial and residential lending specialists are expected to be added in the coming months.

For more details, call 883-8229 or go to www.northeastbank.com.


Ceremony marks move

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Gillian Perron celebrated a branch office move to 16 Shapleigh Road, Kittery, recently with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Perron is one of the firm’s 12,000-plus financial advisers. The Edward Jones website is www.edwardjones.com.


New ski, snowboard shop

Bethel native, ski industry veteran and master technician Buster Bean has opened BESTunes, a full-service Nordic ski and board shop, at 284 Mayville Road (Route 2), Bethel. The business offers high-performance equipment for competitive skiers and riders, including ski and board tuning, binding mounts and adjustments, boot fitting, stance alignment and custom foot bed services.

BESTunes partners with Montana, a Swiss company that makes leading ski and board tuning equipment, to bring some of the industry’s most innovative technologies to Maine. For more details, call 824-2266 or go to www.bestunz.com.