Rosemont Market & Bakery opening new location

Rosemont Market & Bakery is opening its seventh location early this summer. Contributed / Rosemont Market & Bakery

Rosemont Market & Bakery has just come aboard as the newest tenant at Thompson’s Point in Portland, with a projected opening date of early summer.

The grab-and-go market with seating for the lunch crowd will occupy one-half of the space, with a full-service wine bar occupying the large existing bar area.

With the upcoming opening of the Children’s Museum at Thompson’s Point, Chris Thompson and Jed Troubh said they sought a tenant that could provide a healthy, family-friendly food option that would complement the existing businesses on campus.

“Not only did Rosemont Market & Bakery fit the bill, its robust and intentionally curated wine program possessed the potential to make excellent use of the large wine bar formerly occupied by Cellardoor Winery,” Thompson and Troubh said in a prepared release.

And the winners are …

A celebration to recognize the 2021 Imagine Portland winners, sponsored by the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be held virtually June 9.

The winners, which were announced April 30, include cPort Credit Union, given The Champion Award in recognition of its work to strengthen the foundation of the Portland region through racial and social justice.


Rivalries sports pub and restaurant was the recipient of The Catalyst Award, presented to an individual or business that reinvented its organization to adapt to the changing world and pivoted its business model.

The Collaborator Award was bestowed upon United Way of Greater Portland for reaching across/within industries to build alliances and partnerships that positively address community challenges.

The Creator Award, presented to a person or organization that started a new business or initiative during the pandemic, was given to Cooking for Community.

The Advocacy Volunteer recognition was awarded to Felicia Knight of The Knight Canney Group.

The award is presented to a person whose advocacy work for the Chamber helped improve the regional business community.

To register for the event and for more information, see


Hires, promotions, appointments

An organization that provide education and support throughout pregnancy and the early years of parenting has hired its first executive director.

Kate McCarthy joins co-founders Leah Deragon and Emily Murray to lead Birth Roots, first established in Portland 17 years ago.

Before her work with Birth Roots, McCarthy was executive director for the World Affairs Council of Maine. A graduate of Colby College and the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, McCarthy has been working in the nonprofit sector in Maine for the past 14 years.

The Maine Community College System welcomes Kossi Gamedah as the newest member of the board of trustees. Gamedah, of Falmouth, is senior vice president of retail operations for Goodwill Northern New England. He previously served as regional director of retail operations for Dollar General Corporation for Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.


Dale Carnegie Maine is pleased to announce that Carrigan Denny-Brown has joined the team as a performance consultant. Denny-Brown is a graduate of Boston College with over 12 years of experience in sales and management. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and studies at Oxford University before moving on to Harvard University.

Tara Kelly will join Maine Preservation as the new executive director in June.


Kelly brings more than 10 years of experience in historic preservation, nonprofit management, policy and advocacy initiatives, public and education programming and fundraising. For the past five years she has served as the vice president of Policy & Programs of The Municipal Art Society of New York, a 128-year-old advocacy organization that promotes historic preservation, urban planning and public art in New York City.


South Portland Land Trust recently named Michelle Smith as the organization’s new program coordinator. Smith previously served as communications and marketing director for Maine Audubon and, earlier in her career, as communications manager and spokesperson for Goodwill of Northern New England.