Hannaford recognized for LGBTQ policies, support

Hannaford Supermarkets was the only grocery retailer in its five-state region to receive a perfect score by the Human Rights Campaign, Corporate Equality Index for its inclusive, equitable, and non-discriminatory work environment for the LGBTQ community.

“This accomplishment acknowledges the ways we create and promote safe and welcoming environments and support and celebrate our LGBTQ associates,” said Jim Hamilton, Hannaford’s executive sponsor of Hannaford’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. “Many associates have said that they specifically chose to work at Hannaford for that reason – and nothing fills me with more pride than those comments.”

According to the 2019 Corporate Equality Index report, in order for Hannaford to be designated a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ equality,” the supermarket chain  demonstrated that it took “concrete steps to ensure greater equity for LGBTQ workers and their families in the form of comprehensive policies, benefits, and practices.”

Hires, promotions, appointments

Baker Newman Noyes accounting firm announced that Dayton Benway is leading the firm as managing principal. Benway was selected to succeed Carl Chatto as managing principal at the end of 2018 and will continue to serve as director of the firm’s growing health care advisory group.

Jason Lindstrom, CEO of Portland-based Evergreen Credit Union, is the newly elected chairman of the Marketing & Business Development Council for the Credit Union National Association. Lindstrom has been a member of the Council for 10 years, serving on the executive committee for the last six years

Gov. Janet Mills has reappointed Jason A. Oney of Falmouth to the Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees.

University Credit Union in Orono announced the promotion of Portland resident Stephanie Beck to assistant vice president of marketing.

Red Jacket Resorts recently welcomed Nina Thomashow of Portland to its sales team as regional sales account manager.


Dr. Jeffrey Doss of Cape Elizabeth was presented with the highest award a local Scout council can bestow upon a volunteer – the Silver Beaver – during a ceremony on March 23. The Silver Beaver award recognizes adult Scouters who provide distinguished service to their council. Doss reached the Life Scout level of Scouting as a youth in Illinois and is the current president of Pine Tree Council in Maine. He has served for six years as vice president for membership and has been instrumental in the success of the council’s annual Maine Shooting Sports event as well.

The Portland Symphony Orchestra was recognized by the American Psychological Association with a 2019 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award at a ceremony on March 28 in Washington, D.C.

Northern Light Mercy Hospital has been named to Newsweek magazine’s Best Hospitals list. Newsweek’s new hospital rankings are based on patient satisfaction, surveys of health care professionals, and safety and quality measures.


International engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti has acquired Becker Structural Engineers, Inc., a Portland-based firm that specializes in mass timber, parking structures and highway bridge projects.


Author Alexandra Styron was one of the performers that helped raise $100,000 at the “Show & Tell” fundraiser on April 2 to benefit the Telling Room in Portland and its young writers program.

Aetna insurance held a grand opening at 191 Marginal Way in Portland on April 4 in a storefront that will serve Medicare members. Celebrating after at Rising Tide were, from left, Tina Buckley and Juno from Pet Partners, Susan Guerette of Aetna and Trevor Putnoky of Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine.

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