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Marcel B. Poulin named to Coldwell Banker International President's Circle
- 3/23/17 by Marcel Poulin
Marcel B. Poulin of Lewiston, an agent with Coldwell Banker Millett Realty of Auburn, has qualified to join the company's International President's Circle. This prestigious membership has been awarded to the top 8 percent of all sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker system. This award was recently presented at the annual Coldwell Banker breakfast meeting held at the Hilton Riverside in Auburn. For your real estate needs, please contact Marcel at 207-795-9672 or at his email address which is .

Lean Management Summer Course at USM LAC

Lewiston, ME - 3/14/17 by Dan Philbrick Course will teach how to apply Lean principles
The University of Southern Maine's Lewiston-Auburn College will be featuring a course entitled "Lean Management this summer. The course begins May 24hrs and runs through Aug. 16 with week of July 4 off. The course is scheduled for Tuesdays, 5:30-8 pm.

This is an introductory course in applying Lean principles and methods in transactional environments including front/back office manufacturing, non-profits organizations, healthcare, IT, education, and government. Students will learn basic Lean principles and methods and have an opportunity observe, practice, and apply principles and methods learned. Good college writing skills required. Practical application project included.

Instructor: Walter E. Lowell, Ed.D, CPHQ, CCI-P

For more information, please contact Betty Robinson call 753-6550

Good Shepherd Food-Bank Announces Recipients of 2017 JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award
Auburn, ME - 2/15/17 by Clara McConnell Celebratory Gala will be Held in Portland on May 4Albert Lepage, Chairman, and Andy Barowsky, President and CEO of Lepage Bakeries, bakers of Barowskys, Country Kitchen, and Sunbeam Breads, will receive the 2017 JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award at a gala dinner on May 4 at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine. Comedian Bob Marley will provide entertainment throughout the evening. Each year Good Shepherd Food-Bank selects an award recipient in honor of its founder, JoAnn Pike. This year the Food-Bank is inviting the community to join in honoring two outstanding leaders, celebrating the organizations 30th anniversary, and supporting its mission of ending hunger in Maine. Maine has the 9th highest food insecurity rate in the nation. Fifteen percent of Maine households lack access to adequate amounts of nutritious food and one in five Maine children are at risk of hunger. The Food-Bank serves more than 600 partner agencies throughout the state, feeding more than 36,000 people each week. Through its network, the Food-Bank is able to distribute $8 worth of food for every dollar donated. This celebration will serve as a signature opportunity to raise funds needed to eliminate hunger in Maine communities. Sponsors for the event include Hannaford Supermarkets, Maine Credit Union League, Poland Spring, TD Bank, RBC Wealth Management, Lepage Bakeries, St. Marys Health System, and Pro Search. For information about sponsoring this event please visit www.feedingmaine.org and click the link at the top of the page for the 2017 JoAnn Pike Humanitarian Award Dinner or contact Christine Force at cforce@gsfb.org or (207) 782-3554 ext. 1724. For statistics on poverty and hunger, media inquiries, photos, or interview requests, please contact Clara McConnell at cmcconnell@gsfb.org or (207) 782-3554 ext. 1707. About Good Shepherd Food-Bank The largest hunger relief organization in Maine, Good Shepherd Food-Bank provides for those at risk of hunger by soliciting and distributing surplus food to more than 600 partner agencies. Since 1981, the Food-Bank has partnered with individuals, businesses and farmers to alleviate hunger and build community relationships. During fiscal year 2015-2010, the Food-Bank distributed 12 million pounds of food to families and individuals throughout Maine. Web site: www.gsfb.org. Phone: (207) 782-3554. Facebook: www.facebook.com/feedingmaine Twitter: www.twitter.com/feedingmaine ###

Androscoggin Bank Names Pasquale F. Maiorino
Chairman of the Board of Directors

Lewiston, Maine - 1/26/17 by Heather Bowman
Lewiston, Maine – January 26, 2017 – Androscoggin Bank today announced that Pasquale F. Maiorino is now chairman of the board of directors. Maiorino was previously vice chairman.

Elected Corporator in 1980 and Director in 1989, Maiorino is an active member of the Bank’s Board. He is Chair of two committees and a member of several others. Maiorino’s distinguished career and considerable experience in law and finance made him a valuable member of the Androscoggin Bank Board of Directors. His contribution as Chairman of the Board of Directors is much anticipated and will be extremely valuable to the Bank’s continued success.

Androscoggin Bank CEO, Steve Closson said, “Pat is well suited for the new role and I’m looking forward to working with him on many important strategic issues now and in the future.” Androscoggin Bank President, Paul Andersen agreed, “Pat is a great choice to be Chairman. He has been an instrumental member of the Board for over twenty years. While he is committed to continuing the great tradition of Androscoggin Bank and community banking, he is also looking toward the future as the financial services industry evolves.”

Maiorino stated that he was honored to be such an integral part of the Androscoggin Bank leadership team, “It’s been a pleasure to work with such a highly skilled senior management group. I’m looking forward to the future and accomplishing the many goals we have set forth in our strategic plan. The Bank is poised to become a leader in the industry as we evolve from a traditional Bank to a broader financial services institution.”

A Maine native and graduate of Portland High School, the University of Maine and the University of Maine Law School, Maiorino served as a bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston; was a partner in a private law practice; and was involved as a principal and managing partner in key Lewiston real estate development projects. He has served on the Board for a number of area non-profits and community groups over the years including the Boys and Girls Club, The Public Theater, Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce, Martindale Country Club and Central Maine Healthcare Corporation.


About Androscoggin Bank
Founded in 1870, Androscoggin Bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, governments, non-profits, and municipalities. Androscoggin Bank currently serves communities throughout central, southern and mid-coast Maine with branch locations in Lewiston, Auburn, Portland, Brunswick, Gray, Jay, Lisbon Falls, Livermore Falls, South Paris and Turner.

For more information, visit www.androscogginbank.com.

For further information, contact:

Christine Conrad Suzanne Hodgson
Androscoggin Bank Perry & Banks
207-784-9164 207-761-5957
cconrad@androscogginbank.com shodgson@perrybanks.com

Androscoggin Bankcorp Reports Results from Annual Meeting
Lewiston, Maine - 1/26/17 by Heather Bowman
Lewiston, MAINE – January 25, 2017 – Outgoing Board Chairman Dermot T. Healey welcomed the Board of Directors, Corporators and employees to the 141st annual meeting of Androscoggin Bancorp, Mutual Holding Company (MHC), held at the Ramada Conference Center in Lewiston on January 25, 2017.

Bank Chief Executive Officer, Steven A. Closson, reported that at year-end, Androscoggin Bank’s loan portfolio totaled $565 million, and the bank reported a $3 million increase in capital reserves while still lending $200 million to local businesses. Also at year-end, total deposits were $502 million and assets were $692 million, representing increases of roughly7 percent and 3 percent respectively.

Completed strategic initiatives during 2010 include the implementation of new software to improve customer service and human resources administration. The Bank enhanced its online banking product adding peer-to-peer payments and improved eStatements, which allow customers to receive their bank statements online. The Bank was also named a “Best Place to Work in Maine” for the second year in a row.

In 2010, Androscoggin Bank continued its focus on community by donating more than $200,000 to many nonprofit organizations across the state. Bank employees participated in many local events -- including raising over $13,000 at the Dempsey Challenge to benefit the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing at Central Maine Medical Center, and Camp Sunshine’s Pumpkin Fest, which benefits the Camp’s program to help children with life-threatening diseases and their families spend a fun few days outdoors every year. In addition, Androscoggin Bank’s MainStreet Foundation was able to give funds to a number of organizations that help at-risk youth and their families including Lewiston Housing Authority, Community Concepts and many others.

As Closson and Paul Andersen, Bank president and COO, stated in their annual letter, “Our community support continues to go way beyond our business and retail customers,” they said, noting that the Bank’s “relationship with our various communities and our role in helping communities thrive” are key to Androscoggin Banks continued success.

About Androscoggin Bank
Founded in 1870, Androscoggin Bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, governments, non-profits, and municipalities. Androscoggin Bank currently serves communities throughout central, southern and mid-coast Maine with branch locations in Lewiston, Auburn, Portland, Brunswick, Gray, Jay, Lisbon Falls, Livermore Falls, South Paris and Turner.

For more information, visit www.androscogginbank.com.

For further information, contact:

Christine Conrad Suzanne Hodgson
Androscoggin Bank Perry & Banks
207-784-9164 207-761-5957
cconrad@androscogginbank.com shodgson@perrybanks.com

Greg Connors joins Androscoggin Bank as Assistant Vice President, Business and Government Services Officer
Lewiston, Maine - 12/6/10 by Heather Bowman
Androscoggin Bank is pleased to announce that Greg Connors joined the bank as Assistant Vice President, Business and Government Services Officer. Connors has over 20 years of experience in assisting businesses and municipalities achieve their financial goals.

Previously, Connors worked at the Maine Municipal Bond Bank administering loan programs that provided financing for local governments’ eligible capital projects. In addition, Connors worked in the banking industry serving retail and small business customers.

Connors is a graduate of the University of Maine’s School of Business and has taken graduate courses at the Muskie School of Public Service.

About Androscoggin Bank:
Founded in 1870, Androscoggin Bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, governments, non-profits and municipalities. Androscoggin Bank currently serves communities throughout central, southern and mid-coast Maine with branch locations in Lewiston, Auburn, Portland, Brunswick, Gray, Jay, Lisbon Falls, Livermore Falls, South Paris and Turner

For more information, visit www.androscogginbank.com.

Chris Perry joins Androscoggin Bank as
Vice President and Regional Market Manager

Lewiston, Maine - 12/2/10 by Heather Bowman
Androscoggin Bank announces that Chris Perry has joined the bank as Vice President and Regional Market Manager for the Portland/Gray branches. Chris will be instrumental in assisting consumers and small business with simple to complex banking and finance needs in his region. His hire is part of Androscoggin Bank's ongoing mission to provide customers with top-of-industry access to expertise and customer service.

Prior to Androscoggin Bank, Chris worked as a bank manager, developing and managing account portfolios, residential mortgages, investments, and insurance.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine, where he received his degree in Business Administration in 2005.


About Androscoggin Bank
Founded in 1870, Androscoggin Bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, governments, non-profits and municipalities. Androscoggin Bank currently serves communities throughout central, southern and mid-coast Maine with branch locations in Lewiston, Auburn, Brunswick, Gray, Jay, Lisbon Falls, Livermore Falls, South Paris, Turner and Portland.

For more information, visit www.androscogginbank.com.

Security Shredding, Inc. Earns National Accreditation
Greene, Maine - 9/30/10 by Donald Morin National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) granted Security Shredding, Inc. of Greene their highest level of certification. Greene, Maine – Security Shredding, Inc., a document destruction company based in Greene, Maine, has achieved the National Association for Information Destruction’s highest level of accreditation and is now NAID Certificated. Owned and operated by Donald J. Morin, Security Shredding has been providing data destruction services since 1990.
The criteria outlined for the NAID Certification program stemmed from increasing State and Federal laws and regulations designed to protect the integrity of confidential personal and corporate information. Mr. Morin commented that, “The NAID Certification has allowed us to add another level of quality customer service and piece of mind for our clients. To be certified we had to prove that our operation is in compliance with current laws and regulations, which takes the burden of that proof off of our customers.” Current laws that require written information and protection policies and procedures include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Financial Services and Modernization Act (GLB), the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), the Red Flag Rule, and various state data protection laws.
While membership in NAID is open to all document destruction companies which meet certain standards, the NAID Certification Program is offered to members in good standing wishing to seek a higher level of accreditation. The certification program established standards for a secure destruction process and thoroughly reviews all aspects of the destruction company’s operations including facility and transportation security, employee hiring and screening, operational destruction processes, and insurance. Certified companies prove that employees have undergone background checks, that they have and follow written security and operational policies, that access to confidential materials is restricted at all times, that containers and vehicles protect information from unauthorized access during transport and processing, and that there is an audit trail and documented chain of custody for all materials collected on behalf of their clients. In addition to a stringent certification process, NAID Certified companies also undergo periodic, unannounced site audits.
Mr. Morin comments that “Our philosophy at Security Shredding has always been to exceed industry standards for measures of confidentiality.” Three specific corporate practices that exceed even NAID Certification standards are the companies turn-around time in destroying materials once they reach the plant-based shredding facility, the company’s policy against sub-contracting to other providers, and the degree to which their equipment destroys documents. “Security Shredding’s equipment destroys documents to an end product that sifts through a ¾” screen,” Morin explains. “Strip shredding or the use of a larger screen might lead to a faster production process, but we’ve chosen equipment that allows us to ensure ultimate confidentiality – without a doubt.”
Security Shredding, Inc. is one of only four NAID Certified companies based in the state of Maine.

Advanced Dentistry's Annual "Dentistry with a Heart Day"
Auburn, Maine - 4/26/10 by Robert Limoges May 14, 2010   8am-4:30pm

Each year, Dr. Robert Limoges, Dr. Kevin Connelly and their staff close their office at 220 main street, Auburn and donate their time and services to anyone who otherwise cant afford dental care. Last year the line started around 4am on a freezing February morning. This year marks the 6th annual event in which anyone is welcome. This is a first come, first serve event and no appointments are made ahead of time. Dr. Limoges has moved the event from Febuary to May due to the freezing tempatures during Febuary. The office will offer free cleanings, fillings and simple extractions. Other local offices will be participating as well.  Dr Helmkamp, Dr. Bernardy "Riverview Dental" to name a few.
Dr. Paul Triggiani of Lisbon, did their "Dentistry with a Heart Day"  earlier this month.

Center for Digital Learning Moves to USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College

Lewiston, ME - 4/9/10 by Dan Philbrick Ribbon Cutting held with Former Governor Angus King and USM President Selma Botman
The Maine International Center for Digital Learning (MICDL), the non-profit founded by former Maine Governor Angus King to support teaching and learning practices that often involve the use of digital media, is moving to USM's Lewiston-Auburn College under an agreement signed on April 7.

King, USM President Selma Botman, USM Lewiston-Auburn College Dean Joyce Gibson and others signed the agreement during a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College. President Botman thanked King and the Center staff and volunteers "for your inspirational work in ensuring that the wonders of technology are harnessed in support of teachers and students."

With the signing, MICDL will move from its current location on USM's Portland campus to Lewiston. USM's Lewiston-Auburn College has a long-standing working relationship with K-12 schools in the region, and is the home of College for Me-Androscoggin, a community-wide collaborative working to double the number of college-educated citizens in Androscoggin County.

A goal of the Center is to advance "...how technology can be utilized most effectively to transform education,” said King at the ceremony. “This is urgent work." The move to Lewiston-Auburn College, added King, will allow the Center to focus on what he called "the four P's." They include a plan to significantly increase outreach to education in this region, a partnership with local schools and community organizations. "The fourth," he said, "is passion because you have to care. That informs everything else."

The move allows MICDL to become an active partner in providing enhanced educational and professional development opportunities for teachers, students and adult learners in south-central Maine, which in turn promises to support success in post secondary education. In particular, the Center plans to build on the community partnerships and create a parallel network of middle and high schools in the area that is focused on the use of technology and digital resources in teaching and learning.

MICDL was founded in 2008 by former Maine Governor Angus S. King Jr., who initiated Maine’s 1-to-1 laptop program, and Bette Manchester, director of that program for its first seven years. The state laptop program, officially known as the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI), began in 2001. By the 2015-2010 school year, the MLTI program was providing 1-to-1 laptops to all seventh and eighth grade students, and more than 50 percent of the high schools. In addition, several Maine high schools have 1-to-1 computing programs outside of the MLTI program.

One of three campuses of the University of Southern Maine, USM LAC plays an especially distinctive role in addressing the higher education needs of Androscoggin County through its broad-based interdisciplinary bachelor and graduate degree programs, which feature a nationally-recognized core curriculum, face-to-face and online courses, internships, research and community service projects, and study abroad opportunities.


Budget Document Technology Acquires PRC Technologies

Lewiston Maine - 2/23/10 by Jamie Ouellette
Effective February 5, 2010 PRC Technologies is officially part of Budget Document Technology. Moving forward as one company, this acquisition offers increased resources, products and services to clients.

PRC Technologies, www.prctec.com, has been a Maine-based company providing printer supplies and service for all major manufacturers since 1992. PRC is also an authorized Hewlett Packard Business Partner, provides clients with web based ordering, a recycling program, and offers the environmentally friendly SoyPrint line of toner supplies.

Budget Document Technology, www.bdtme.com, was established in 1989 and maintains offices in Lewiston and Bangor, and is locally owned by Thomas G. Ouellette and Steven J. Ouellette. BDT is a fully authorized dealership marketing Konica Minolta and Kyocera digital imaging products, offers managed print services and software solutions for document storage and retrieval.

As one company, clients will continue to be serviced by a Maine-based company with a team of over 20 individuals who will work to provide them with the on-going commitment that they have always received, expected, and deserved.

FISC Solutions Promotes Melissa Pratt to Senior Vice President of Finance
Lewiston, ME - 2/12/10 by Jenny Caron FISC Solutions is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Melissa Pratt to Senior Vice President of Finance.

Melissa joined FISC in June 2001 as Controller and was promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2006. Prior to joining FISC, Melissa was employed by a national health insurance company, as a Financial Analyst. She has a B.S. in Accounting from Bentley College and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. She currently serves on the Advisory Board Chair for the United Valley American Red Cross. Melissa is also a member of the Institute of Management Accountants.

In her role, Melissa is responsible for the management of the finance area of the company and provides strategic financial leadership and supports the evaluation, planning and implementation of corporate strategic initiatives and organizational budget.

Business News from Maine Bank & Trust
Portland, ME - 1/14/10 by Linda MacMillan Robert J. MacMath is Financial Advisor at Maine Bank & Trust
Portland, ME. Peoples Securities, Inc., a subsidiary of People’s United Bank, is pleased to announce that Robert J. MacMath has joined People’s Securities as a financial advisor located at Maine Bank & Trust.

Mr. MacMath comes to us from BancNorth Investment Group in Portland and has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He is a licensed Investment Representative with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and holds his Series 7, 63 and 65. He is also a licensed life and health insurance representative.

He received his BA from Widener College, Chester, PA, his Certificate of Advanced Study in Financial Planning from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA, and his certification as a
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor from the College of Financial Planning in Greenwood Village, CO.

A resident of Portland, Mr. MacMath serves on the Steering Committee for STRIVE in South Portland.

Women on the Move Alternative Board meeting at NEXT Level Business Coaching on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 from 9:00 to 17:00 am.
Auburn, ME 04212 - 10/20/09 by Freddie Collins

The Women On The Move Alternative Board is designed to bring together a group of dynamic women business owners, like you, who meet once a month to improve their businesses.

This alternative board format is a confidential forum in which owners of non-competitive businesses meet regularly through trusted facilitators to share wins, share problems, explore solutions and encourage each other to keep going.

Each session will be facilitated by Kurk Lalemand , LPBC, and Jaime Tardy , Business Coach . Your coaches will be responsible to ensure each person gets the opportunity to participate fully, that everyone is held accountable for their action items and that the impact of WOTM is, in fact, a driving force in the lives of the participants!

Join us for our Demonstration Meeting on November 5th , 2015 from 9:00 am to 17:00 am at our office at 146 Main St., Auburn to gain an understanding of how this group can help your business.

Since this is the very first Women On The Move Alternative Board meeting, this is open to everyone for FREE. Please note that due to space, it will be closed once we reach 20 people so RSVP now, call 376-3239!

Details on Women On The Move Alternative Board:
Group will meet twice a month for 2 hours at 146 Main Street in Auburn.
Time; Friday morning from 9:00 am to 17:00 pm. The duration of this group will be 4 months (with an option to extend) and will begin on January 8, 2010.
Total Cost $ 150.00 per month.

To join the group, bring a check for the first month's tuition to enroll in the Women On The Move Alternative Board at the Demonstration meeting. There are only 10 openings available!

Androscoggin Bank Employees Raise over $5400 for the
American Cancer Society

Lewiston, Maine - 8/10/09 by Heather Bowman Lewiston, MAINE - August 5, 2015 - At the 2015 Relay for Life, Androscoggin Bank employees raised over $5,400 for the American Cancer Society. The total amount raised was third highest out of 63 teams in the Androscoggin region. Employee Bert osselin raised over $2,000 and walked in the Relay for 10 hours!

“We are proud to participate in the Relay for Life. We honor those who have battled cancer by supporting the valuable research and programs of the American Cancer Society”, said Carrie Lacasse, Vice President and team organizer.

Androscoggin Bank employees have raised over $17,000 for the American Cancer
Society.

Androscoggin Bank welcomes two new officers to the Real Estate Trust and Investment Services Team.
Lewiston, Maine - 8/10/09 by Heather Bowman Androscoggin Bank is pleased to announce that Erin Ehrlenbach Collins and Rodney Cote, CTFA, have joined the Trust and Investment Services Team.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Erin and Rod to the Trust and Investment Team,” said Mary Leavitt, Senior Vice President and Managing Trust Officer. “They will provide our clients with exceptional guidance on issues relating to trusts, planned giving, investment management accounts, estates, and guardianships."

Erin Ehrlenbach Collins, Vice President and Trust Officer, has more than ten years of experience specializing in the areas of trust administration, estate planning and settlement, planned giving and financial planning including business development and managing client relationships. Previously, she was Assistant Vice President and Wealth Management Officer at Maine Bank & Trust Company in Portland. Collins holds a Bachelors Degree in Finance from Bentley College. Currently, she participates in a number of community activities such as Junior Achievement and the United Way of Greater Portland’s Campaign Cabinet where she serves as the Finance and Insurance Division Chair. Erin is also a board member of the Maine Estate Planning Council and a member of the Maine Planned Giving Council.

Rodney Cote, CTFA, Vice President and Trust Officer, has more than twenty years experience in Private Banking and Wealth Management. Previous to working for Androscoggin Trust and Investment Services, Cote served as Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer at TD BankNorth in Lewiston and as Assistant Vice President and Relationship Manager at Institutional Investment Solutions in Portland, Maine. He has an Associates Degree from Northern Maine Community College and completed the Trust Certification Program at the New England School of Banking – Williams College. Rod has also achieved his Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) through the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICBA).

Androscoggin Bank announces Leslie K. Martin Scholarship Recipient
Lewiston, Maine - 8/10/09 by Heather Bowman Lewiston, Maine - Androscoggin Bank announced the 2015 recipient of the Lesley K. Martin Memorial Scholarship is Amy Morin. A graduate of Lewiston High School, Morin has been involved in the community throughout her youth. Prior to high school, she was a junior coach for Youth Cheering League. Most recently, she volunteered at Camp No Limits in Rome, Maine. Camp No Limits is an overnight camp for children who are coping with limb loss. The camp is a place for the children, as well as their families, to meet other children with the same disability. “The children at Camp No Limits taught me not to take what I have for granted”, Morin said. She continued, “The children were extremely ambitious to try new things and it inspired me to be a little less wary and to not be afraid to fail in my attempts”.

Academically, Morin achieved excellence at Lewiston High School while participating in extra curricular activities including Captain of the Swim Team, Cheering, National Honor Society and the Blue Crew. Morin also holds a job at Sam’s Italian Food Shop. In the fall, she plans to attend Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania to attain a five year master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

The Lesley K. Martin Scholarship is awarded annually and recognizes a Lewiston High School student who has shown leadership in extracurricular activities, community involvement and has an interest in continuing his/her education. 2015 marks the eighth year that Androscoggin Bank has awarded the $1000 scholarship.


Thomas Zuke, CPA, Joins Androscoggin Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Lewiston, Maine - 8/10/09 by Heather Bowman Androscoggin Bank, a community leader in financial services, announced today that Thomas J. Zuke, CPA, has joined the Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Zuke brings significant executive leadership and more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance.

“I’m very pleased to add someone with Tom’s expertise and experience to our senior staff” said Steven Closson, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“His knowledge will contribute to achieving the strategic objectives of the Bank,” said Paul Andersen, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Zuke acquired his Accountancy Degree at Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts and is a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining Androscoggin Bank, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Martin’s Point Health Care. Previously, Zuke served as Director of Fiscal Services at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, New Hampshire and Senior Audit Manager specializing in bank audit examination at Baker Newman & Noyes in Portland

Lewiston MAINEiacs latest draft pick - Absolute Marketing & Design
- 6/22/09 by Maureen Aube Lewiston, Maine --- June 19, 2015. The MAINEiacs have partnered with Absolute Marketing & Design, out of Lewiston, Maine to provide marketing services and support for all of their corporate partnership events during the 2015-2010 season.



As the MAINEiacs embark on their 7th season, one of their top priorities is to reconnect with the Lewiston Auburn community, and they have chosen Absolute to assist them with this effort. The MAINEiacs want to develop closer relationships with the people and businesses of the Lewiston Auburn area, and feel that the team at Absolute reflects that same desire.



Don MacAdam, MAINEiacs President & Head Coach, commented “We feel really good about this upcoming season and our partnership with Absolute. We are making a long term commitment to Lewiston Auburn and we really want to engage the community. Absolute is the perfect partner, their goals and ideals are aligned with ours and they will be able to provide us with all of our back-office marketing and event support services.”



The MAINEiacs are making some major changes this season and rebranding the entire organization. This season is a new beginning, and they want to put their best foot forward.



“We are very excited about our partnership with the MAINEiacs”, stated Jeff Taplin, Absolute’s Chief Marketing Officer. “We are very supportive of the businesses in this community and we want to see them flourish. Our relationship with the MAINEiacs will allow us to further that. The MAINEiacs are dedicated to this community and we want to assist them in building relationships that are good for everyone.”



Absolute Marketing & Design is a Sales & Marketing firm located in Lewiston Maine. Absolute provides a full range of marketing services that include graphic design, corporate identity, brand building, website development, direct marketing, event planning and promotional products.



The Lewiston MAINEiacs are a member of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and are starting their 7th season in Lewiston. They are headquartered at the Collisee Building in Lewiston, Maine.

FISC Hires New Programmer
- 6/16/09 by Tiffany LeBrun  
Lewiston, June 15, 2015 – FISC Solutions, an outsourcing service provider located in Lewiston, Maine, is pleased to announce the appointment of Larry White to the Information Technology staff.

Larry joined FISC Solutions June 4, 2015 as a Programmer, bringing more than 6 years of information technology experience. His more recent position was at Northern Data Systems as an Application Developer where he developed and customized code for various platforms. During this time he also owned his own business, LW Design, as a freelance web programmer, which involved hosting, graphic and logo design, inventory and content management systems, and transaction processing.

Larry attended Colby College, the University of Maine, and was most recently a student at the University of Southern Maine in Portland where he has been taking Computer Science and Education courses to complete his degree.

Larry resides in New Gloucester, Maine with his family, Bethany, Amber and Troy.

About FISC
Headquartered in Lewiston, Maine with offices in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, FISC has provided services and solutions to financial institutions, corporations and non-profits for more than 30 years. The company designs and implements full-service outsourcing solutions that make the operations of financial, insurance, government, not-for-profit, and other organizations more efficient and more affordable. FISC’s core services include item processing and electronic clearing, software solutions, loan servicing, lockbox and disaster recovery services. In addition, FISC offers comprehensive statement and invoice printing, delivery, design and management. For more information, visit www.fiscsolutions.com or call 1.888.433.4924.

ATTORNEYS FROM BRANN & ISAACSON NAMED EDITORS OF EMPLOYMENT LAW LETTER

Lewiston, ME - 5/21/09 by Melanie Turner Peter Lowe and Dan Stockford, partners at Brann & Isaacson, are the new editors of the Maine Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter focusing on employment law issues for Human Resources professionals and managers of Maine businesses and organizations. The newsletter is published by M. Lee Smith Publishers, and this specialist law publisher partners with leading employment lawyers in every state to provide a newsletter focused on state and federal employment laws. For further information about the newsletter, please contact Peter at plowe@brannlaw.com.

Peter is also a frequent speaker on employment law topics, and this month he presented a workshop at the Maine HR Conference titled “It’s None of Your Business…Or Is It?”, which focused on personal employee conduct and its impact on the workplace.

FISC Solutions Becomes a Sponsoring Organization of ECCHO
Lewiston, ME - 5/19/09 by Nicole Bergeron ECCHO provides an approved rule set for electronic image exchange that has been adopted by all FISC clearing partners and ensures that FISC clients will have avenues and recourse for issues such as disputed items, and returns.FISC Solutions has become a Sponsoring Organization of the Electronic Check Clearing House Organization (ECCHO). This membership allows FISC clients the opportunity to become Sponsored Members of ECCHO and take advantage of the protection offered by the ECCHO rules for Electronic Check Presentment and Image Exchange, thereby reducing their potential risk.
ECCHO provides an approved rule set for electronic image exchange that has been adopted by all FISC clearing partners and ensures that FISC clients will have avenues and recourse for issues such as disputed items, and returns.

“We believe becoming a sponsoring organization of ECCHO will only strengthen FISC’s image exchange program,” said Jill Parker, Senior Vice President of Operations. “FISC is committed to a secure and reliable network and service platform that our customers can benefit from.”

Banks created ECCHO in 1990 as a cooperative venture to encourage the use of electronics to enhance the check collection system. ECCHO’s primary activities can be divided among three functions: 1) rules development and maintenance, 2) industry education and 3) industry advocacy.

About FISC
Headquartered in Lewiston, Maine with offices in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, FISC has provided services and solutions to financial institutions, corporations and non-profits for more than 30 years. The company designs and implements full-service outsourcing solutions that make the operations of financial, insurance, government, not-for-profit, and other organizations more efficient and more affordable. FISC’s core services include item processing and electronic clearing, software solutions, loan servicing, lockbox and disaster recovery services. In addition, FISC offers comprehensive statement and invoice printing, delivery, design and management. For more information, visit www.fiscsolutions.com or call 1.888.433.4924.

 


THE CHAMBER
Business Service Center at KeyBank Plaza
415 Lisbon Street
PO Box 59
Lewiston ME 04243-0059

Tel: 207.783.2249
Fax: 207.783.4481