April 06, 2020

Business news

Banking news

Robert Daigle, president and chief executive officer of Camden National Corp., announced that the company has completed the joining of its two banking subsidiaries, Camden National Bank and UnitedKingfield Bank, under the Camden National Bank name.

“UnitedKingfield Bank has been part of the Camden National family since the acquisition of United Bank in 1995 and Kingfield Savings Bank in 1999,” Daigle said, “which has given us the time to create a strong culture throughout our company as well as define ourselves in each of our communities.”

Camden National Corp. traces its roots to the founding of Camden National Bank in 1875. In 1995 Camden National Corp. acquired United Bank in Bangor. Kingfield Savings Bank was acquired in late 1999 and in 2000 was joined with United Bank to create UnitedKingfield Bank.

Camden National Corp. is the holding company for a family of two financial services companies: Camden National Bank, a full-service community bank with 27 banking offices in Maine, and Acadia Trust N.A., offering investment management and fiduciary services with offices in Portland and Bangor.

Business account manager

BANGOR – Robin Wellman has joined the Unicel team as a business account manager for Bangor, Houlton, Presque Isle and surrounding areas.

Unicel is a provider of wireless products and service in primarily rural regions of the United States.

Wellman will be responsible for managing business accounts, including introduction and training for new Unicel products and services, on-site visits and customer service. Before joining the direct sales team, Wellman worked in customer services and as a sales rep for Unicel.

Home decorating

BANGOR – AtHome America Business has announced that seven area residents have started their own businesses selling home-decorating accents: Lisa Martin and Mandy McDonald of Bangor, Ronda Alley of Glenburn, Zetta Fogg of Holden, Lisa Morin and Kelly Hall of Old Town, and Laurie Kenny of Orrington.

Small-business program

BREWER – The city of Brewer will kick off its Small Business Assistance Program 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Muddy Rudder Restaurant. The Small Business Assistance Forum will feature a panel of six experts discussing resources available to small and midsized businesses. Panel members are experts in small-business counseling, financial services, community action programs, insurance and human resources. Detailed information about panel members is available at www.brewerme.org.

The goal is to introduce available resources and to answer questions business owners and entrepreneurs may have. Those questions will help shape the direction of future events in the series.

Deb Neuman, host of “Back to Business” on WVOM 103.9 FM radio, will serve as host.

The event is free of charge and geared toward small-business owners, operators and those thinking of starting a new business in Brewer. RSVP by calling 989-7500, or e-mail tkittredge@brewerme.org.

After the forum, the city will produce a series of workshops addressing in-depth business concerns such as financing, insurance, employee relations or marketing. To ensure that the city is addressing the most pressing needs of its business community, the topics will be based on surveys of business owners who attend the forum.

A quarterly newsletter and a Web site will provide an ongoing stream of information to the business community.

Fusion:Bangor dinner

HERMON – Former Maine Gov. Angus King will deliver the keynote speech at Fusion:Bangor’s annual dinner 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Morgan Hill Event Center.

King will speak to the gathering of business and community leaders united by their commitment to building the buzz for a better future in the Bangor region. Fusion:Bangor’s mission is to create a network of young professionals dedicated to serving its community and serving as its next generation of leaders.

The evening will feature an electronic address by Maine Gov. John Baldacci and the presentation of the Fusion Leadership and Vision Awards.

The Horizon Award will recognize an individual in the Fusion demographic who demonstrates a notable commitment to leadership and civic involvement in the region.

The Fusion Partnership Award will recognize an organization or business that promotes the common good of the Fusion demographic while demonstrating support of its mission to strengthen the region.

The Passing the Torch Award will recognize an individual who is working to better our region and who is engaged in cross-generational support.

The cost for the dinner is $35 each or a table of eight for $250. Tickets to Fusion:Bangor’s annual dinner may be purchased online at www.fusionbangor.com or by calling the Bangor Region Chamber at 947-0307.

Dog training conference

BANGOR – Don Hanson, co-owner and director of behavior counseling and training at Green Acres Kennel Shop, recently attended the five-day Association of Pet Dog Trainers annual conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Hanson attended seminars on canine evolution, the science of dog behavior, aggression, clicker training, the canine ethogram, the biology of emotion in people and dogs and other topics. As a certified pet dog trainer, Hanson is required to accumulate 36 continuing education units every three years.

Hanson presented two lectures at the conference, one on human learning styles and their impact in a training class and the second on marketing.

Mapping staff

BANGOR – KAPPA Mapping Inc. recently welcomed Carol Quimby to its staff as office manager and administrator. Quimby is responsible for project administration, company marketing initiatives and the day-to-day coordination of office tasks.

A graduate of the University of Maine, Quimby brings numerous skills to the job from her extensive teaching career in math and the sciences at the middle school level.

KAPPA Mapping Inc. also announced that production manager Bruce Berry is a certified photogrammetrist, having recently completed the recertification process. Berry has nearly 30 years experience in the surveying and mapping industry.

KAPPA Mapping Inc., 6 State St., provides map production services including flight planning, topographic mapping and orthophotography, to surveyors, planners, land developers and government agencies. For information, call (866) 836-8834 or visit www.kappamap.com.

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