Business

  • First Donation

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Employees of The First Bancorp recently donated a check in the amount of $554.84 to the Safe Family Exchange, Inc. (SAFE). The funds were collected by First employees in exchange for the privilege of dressing casually each Friday. All 14 branch offices and First Advisors, the investment management and trust division of the bank, participated in a monthlong fund-raiser.

  • Realtor Goes Green

    Realtor Goes Green

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Matthew August Morehouse, an associate broker, realtor and co-owner of Mount Desert Island Real Estate, has recently earned the foremost green designation for real estate professionals, becoming Down East Maine’s first certified EcoBroker.

  • Bank Reports Income

    BAR HARBOR — Bar Harbor Bankshares has announced net income of $2.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, compared with $2.0 million for the first quarter of 2008, representing an increase of $673,000, or 34.5 percent.

  • Hotel Plan Is Debated

    BAR HARBOR — A debate is shaping up over how high developer Tom Walsh would be allowed to build his proposed five-star West Street hotel, should the project gain planning board approval.

  • Business/Professional Brief

    Architectural Digest features a home built by Bellows Woodworks of Hancock in the June 2009 issue. The home, an elegant and sophisticated take on the classic Maine Shingle Style cottage, features custom-made doors on recessed hinges, walls of natural Douglas Fir with exposed edges, and built-in bookshelves requiring precision cuts and joinery.

  • Business/Professional Brief

    Architectural Digest features a home built by Bellows Woodworks of Hancock in the June 2009 issue. The home, an elegant and sophisticated take on the classic Maine Shingle Style cottage, features custom-made doors on recessed hinges, walls of natural Douglas Fir with exposed edges, and built-in bookshelves requiring precision cuts and joinery. Though new, the

  • Business/Professional Brief

    U.S. Cellular recently promoted Billy Gilbert to direct sales manager for New England. In this position, Gilbert’s responsibilities will include overseeing seven direct business-to-business sales representatives and support specialists.