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Who is Your Covid Hero? Nominate them here

April 6, 2021

This has been a very unique year and because of that we want to honor it with a very unique awards reception on May 13; but L-I-T-E-R-A-L-L-Y we cannot do it without you, and here’s why.

We want to honor those individuals, organizations, businesses and colleagues that helped you get through the only pandemic most of  us has ever experienced, but to do so we need to hear your stories so we can share them.

Each of us could take five minutes and think of probably a dozen individuals that helped you personally since the pandemic began in February/March 2020. 

Who is your Covid Hero?  
   

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Androscoggin Bank Becomes a Certified B Corporation™

April 2, 2021

Androscoggin Bank Becomes a Certified B Corporation

Bank Joins Global Movement that Embraces Transparency in Using Business as a Force for Good

Lewiston, Maine – March 1, 2021. Androscoggin Bank announced today it has become a Certified B Corporation, an accomplishment made by only nine other banks in the U.S. Unlike traditional corporations, Certified B Corporations must meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. They undergo a rigorous assessment of their positive impact on their employees, clients, community, and environment. Other global B Corp™ certified brands include Patagonia, Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation and Cabot Creamery. 

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Maine State Chamber: Supplemental Budget Bill Finally Passes House and Senate with Full Conformity on PPP Loans, Study on FDII

March 12, 2021

From a Maine State Chamber E-mail Alert on March 12, 2021

Supplemental Budget Bill Finally Passes House and Senate with Full Conformity on PPP Loans, Study on FDII

Vote secures $100 million for 28,000 businesses across state

Late Thursday night, the Supplemental Budget bill was finally passed, and is now on Governor Mills’ desk.

In votes of 139-1 in the Maine House of Representatives, and by unanimous vote in the Maine State Senate, lawmakers agreed to full conformity at $100 million on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans taken as a result of the pandemic by tens of thousands of Maine businesses from around the state.  On behalf of the Chamber’s members, we would like to thank the Administration, Democrats, and Republicans for their bipartisan work to secure this outcome.

Passage of the supplemental budget bill on an emergency basis is extremely important to the 28,000 businesses across the state that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic

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Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Employees Donate Nearly $12,000 to Seven Nonprofit Organizations

February 12, 2021

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Employees Donate Nearly $12,000 to Seven Nonprofit Organizations

Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust recently presented donations totaling nearly $12,000 to seven Northern New England nonprofit organizations from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. The recipients of the contributions collected in Q4 2020 are: BROC Community Action, Capstone Community Action, Friends in Action, Island Connections, Knox County Homeless Coalition, Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, and Tedford Housing.

“These nonprofit organizations provide much-needed services to our communities, and the employees of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust are honored to be able to assist them with their efforts,” said Jack Frost, VP Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.

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University of Maine at Augusta Ranked Best Online Programs in three categories by U.S. News and World Reports

January 29, 2021

University of Maine at Augusta Ranked Best Online Programs in three categories by U.S. News and World Reports

UMA ranks in top 100 for Best Online Bachelor’s Degree, Best Online Bachelor’s Degree for Veterans, and Best Online Business Bachelor’s Degree

U.S. News and World Reports ranked the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) in its list of the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs, including separate rankings for Best Online Bachelor’s for Veterans and Best Online Business Bachelor’s Degree. 

“We are very honored to be recognized by U.S. News and World Reports,” said UMA President Rebecca Wyke. “UMA has a 30 year history in distance education and we continually seek to innovate our online programs,” Wyke continued. “With faculty experienced in distance learning modalities…”

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Health Career Scholarships Available for Local Students

January 22, 2021

Health Career Scholarships Available for Local Students

Applications for Herb Paris Health Career Scholarships will be accepted January 15 – April 15, 2021

Brunswick, ME – Applications are now open for the Herb Paris Health Career Scholarship, available to high school students and non-traditional students in our local area who are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.

The scholarship program sponsors Midcoast area students attending college, technical colleges, or other technical training. Each year the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary awards approximately $40,000 in Herb Paris Health Career Scholarships to deserving students. The Scholarship Committee receives more than 30 applications each year, and through a very selective screening process, selects which students to support.

 

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Mid Coast Hospital Administers First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Front-Line Caregivers

December 18, 2020

Mid Coast Hospital Administers First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine to Front-Line Caregivers

Brunswick, Maine – Mid Coast Hospital administered the first vaccinations for COVID-19 to its front-line caregivers today. At 7:30 a.m. Paul LaPrad, MD, became the first care team member at Mid Coast Hospital to receive the vaccine. LaPrad has been a pulmonologist in the community for 25 years, and has been caring for COVID-19 patients at Mid Coast Hospital since March.

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Amtrak Downeaster Celebrates 19 Years Connecting the Midcoast to Boston

December 18, 2020

This week marks the 19th Anniversary of Amtrak Downeaster service between Portland, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts. Since December 15, 2001, more than 65,000 Downeaster trains have operated, transporting more than 7.62 million passengers the equivalent of nearly 658 million passenger miles.  The Downeaster transports a diverse cross-section of riders who travel for a variety of purposes including commuter, college students, senior citizens, school kids on educational trips, sports fans, beach goers and tourists and more.

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Mid Coast Hospital Physician Practices Recognized for Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices

October 23, 2020

Mid Coast Hospital Physician Practices Recognized for Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices

Brunswick, Maine – Let’s Go! has recognized Mid Coast Medical Group–Brunswick Primary Care and Mid Coast Pediatrics with the Site of Distinction award for their commitment to improving children’s health. By following the program’s evidence-based strategies, we’re helping our youngest patients develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime. One of these strategies includes talking with patients and families about healthy eating and active living when they come in for a visit.

“Mid Coast Hospital is committed to providing evidenced-based community health and wellness programs that help to keep our community healthy and well,” said Randee Reynolds, Vice President of Community Health at Mid Coast–Parkview Health. “As part of the Let’s Go! program since its inception, Mid Coast Hospital is dedicated to educating youth in our community on how to establish healthy behaviors that last a lifetime.”

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Mid Coast Hospital Welcomes New Directors

October 9, 2020

Mid Coast Hospital Welcomes New Directors

Brunswick, Maine – Mid Coast Hospital is excited to welcome two new directors to the organization, Alison Lampke, MHA, and Kevin Dumas, PharmD. Lampke has been named Director of Diagnostic Imaging, and Dumas will serve as the health system’s new Director of Pharmacy.

 

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