• KidsPeace Celebrates Employee Appreciation Week

    ELLSWORTH — The Graham Lake Campus for KidsPeace New England in Ellsworth recently celebrated Employee Appreciation Week, Sept. 28-Oct. 2.   The weeklong list of activities planned by the management team for all staff members included an ice cream social, a dessert cook-off, awards ceremonies, a staff barbecue and a specially cooked breakfast for late

  • Saunders Honored as Downeast BPW Woman of the Year

    ELLSWORTH — To recognize the achievements of American working women, Business and Professional Women’s Foundation celebrates National Business Women’s Week during the third week of October. Since 1928, National Business Women’s Week has honored the contributions of working women and employers who support working women and their families.   The Downeast Business and Professional Women

  • Business/Professional Brief

    The Blue Hill Co-op’s outgoing board president, Gail Bartlett, was recognized this summer at the Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.   Bartlett received the Howard K. Bowers Fund Cooperative Board Service Award in recognition of her many years of service to the board and the co-op. The national award is given

  • Retailers Take Part in Alcohol Seller Training Session

    BLUE HILL — Fifteen retailers from eight businesses gathered at the Blue Moose in Blue Hill on Sept. 29 for a half-day alcohol seller training.   Taught by former Liquor Enforcement officer Frank Lyons, the training prepared alcohol retailers to deal with customers such as minors and other high-risk sales. Retailers learned about the three

  • Swan Launches Historic Homes Group

    BAR HARBOR — Kimberly Swan, president and designated broker of The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty has announced the launch of the company’s new niche marketing group, Historic Homes of Maine.     “We saw a need for more of a specialization in this segment of the Maine real estate market and focused on responding

  • SBA Loan Aids Gallery

    MOUNT DESERT – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved a $19,400 Economic Injury Disaster Loan to the owners of Smart Studio art gallery in Northeast Harbor to help cover losses resulting from the fire that destroyed several Main Street buildings and caused smoke damage to the gallery on July 29, 2008.   Loans

  • Ecotourism Definition Discussed

    BAR HARBOR — The future of ecotourism was discussed by a panel of local experts during a session that was part of the Acadia Night Sky Festival on Sept. 17.   In a session at College of the Atlantic, panel members discussed the benefits and pitfalls of ecotourism. Last weekend’s festival was held up as

  • Business/Professional Briefs

    RainWise Inc. of Bar Harbor, one of the leading manufacturers of weather monitoring systems in the United States and abroad, has been awarded a manufacturing contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service.   RainWise has developed a special upgrade kit for the over 2,500 precipitation gauges located throughout the country. The

  • Camden is Tops

    CAMDEN — Camden National Corporation has been named the 11th best performing mid-tier bank in the nation by USBanker magazine. As well, for the seventh consecutive year, Camden National Corporation has been ranked among the top 100 publicly traded mid-tier banks nationwide. Camden National Corporation, the parent company of Camden National Bank and Acadia Trust,

  • BHBT All-Stars

    BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Bankshares, the parent company of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, has announced that Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P., a prominent national research and financial advisory firm, has selected BHB for inclusion in its Sandler O’Neill Sm-All Stars – Class of 2009, which includes only 30 financial institutions nationally. The objective