FARMINGTON — The Maine district workplace of the U.S. Small Enterprise Administration introduced Franklin Financial savings Financial institution with the SBA District Director Award throughout a digital ceremony Dec. 3.
This award was obtained in recognition of the efforts taken by Franklin Financial savings to tremendously improve using SBA applications within the financial institution’s lending portfolio. Derek Hayes, senior vice chairman of Industrial Lending had this to say in regards to the group’s success, “We’re grateful to obtain the SBA’s District Director Award as a result of it confirms the religion so many small enterprise house owners have positioned in Franklin Financial savings Financial institution throughout a really turbulent yr. I’m additionally immensely pleased with our employees, who’ve labored tirelessly to assist our enterprise neighborhood entry much-needed capital in 2020,” based on a information launch from the financial savings financial institution.
The mission of the U.S. Small Enterprise Administration is to make the American dream of enterprise possession a actuality. Franklin Financial savings Financial institution shares this similar purpose. For over 150 years, the group at Franklin Financial savings Financial institution has been offering sources to begin, develop, and protect native companies
Hannaford expands ‘Gas Children at Faculty’ pantry initiative to Maine’s neighborhood faculties
SCARBOROUGH — Hannaford Supermarkets introduced Wednesday an growth of its ‘Gas Children at Faculty’ pantry initiative to Maine’s neighborhood faculties with a donation of $35,000 to ascertain and develop pantries in any respect seven neighborhood school campuses. The donation can be used for startup and buildout of pantry and storage areas in addition to meals prices.
Based mostly on analysis performed with Preble Avenue in Portland, system officers estimate that a minimum of 40% of scholars enrolled on the faculties are meals insecure.
“This beneficiant donation not solely helps maintain these meals pantries stocked, it offers for freezers and fridges that may enable these meals pantries to offer a spread of meals choices for years to return,” stated Maine Group Faculty System President David Daigler, based on a information launch from Hannaford. “Our college students can’t study in the event that they’re hungry. These meals pantries, a lot of them student-run, are a vital useful resource for our college students and their households.”
Greater than $15,000 of the donation can be used for meals and the remaining funds will go towards fridges, freezers, with renovations at 5 of the seven of the campuses, together with Central Maine Group Faculty, Japanese Maine Group Faculty, Kennebec Valley Group Faculty, Northern Maine Group Faculty, Southern Maine Group Faculty, Washington County Group Faculty and York County Group Faculty. The universities will work immediately with Good Shepherd Meals Financial institution on preparatory and operational logistics, together with meals security coaching and inspections and meals purchases.
“By eradicating boundaries and bringing meals proper to the place folks already are and thru people they already belief is such a win-win,” stated Shannon Coffin, vice chairman of neighborhood partnerships at Good Shepherd Meals Financial institution.
The donation is part of Hannaford’s $1 million dedication to ‘Gas Children at Faculty’ pantry initiative launched in November 2019 to ascertain 90 faculty meals pantries throughout the northeast, together with 30 in Maine. Since then, all 30 school-based meals pantries have been established at Head Begin preschools throughout the state in partnership with Good Shepherd Meals Financial institution.
“With all of the pressures and calls for of being a university scholar, we hope that being hungry or interested by the place their subsequent meal will come from will not be one among them. It’s our hope that Gas Children at Faculty, at our neighborhood faculties, will take away a barrier for college kids who’re attempting to enhance their lives and shore up their future,” stated Sherri Stevens who leads neighborhood relations for Hannaford Supermarkets. “Hannaford has a protracted custom of nourishing our communities. And, this donation is another manner we might be counted on.”
Maine Faculty of Well being Professions selects alumnus, Ken Albert, for board management
LEWISTON — Now in its 129th yr of providing distinctive well being professions schooling, Maine College of Health Professions has introduced that MCHP alum, Ken Albert, RN, Esq., and chief government officer of Androscoggin Dwelling Healthcare and Hospice has accepted the position of MCHP board chairman.
“Ken has been an incredible asset to the faculty’s management since he first joined our board in 2017,” stated Dr. Monika Bissell, MCHP president, based on a information launch from the faculty. “I couldn’t be happier about Ken’s appointment as chair. He’s a powerful neighborhood advocate, a seasoned well being care skilled, a extremely efficient CEO, and MCHP alum. His experience, expertise, empathy and enthusiasm will assist the faculty proceed on its trajectory of unprecedented success. We’re grateful for his service and enthusiastic about our future with him on the helm.”
Albert, a 1986 graduate of the faculty’s nursing program, will lead the faculty’s eight-member board, which is charged with serving as stewards of MCHP. Trustees have authority to information the affairs of the establishment by setting strategic path and having normal management and supervision of the faculty’s enterprise.
Along with his MCHP diploma, Albert moved on to earn a Bachelor of Science diploma in nursing on the College of Southern Maine, magna cum laude, and a level of Juris Physician from the College of Maine Faculty of Regulation with honors in well being legislation. He has been the CEO at Androscoggin Dwelling Healthcare and Hospice since 2016. Previous to becoming a member of Androscoggin, he was the primary ever nurse appointed to function the director and chief working workplace of the Maine Middle for Illness Management & Prevention.
Albert’s background is wealthy in medical expertise, together with 17 years of scientific follow in emergency and intensive care settings. Moreover, he spent 5 years as a touring vital care nurse working in metropolitan, rural and tribal communities throughout the US. He additionally served for a number of years as an adjunct college member at New England Faculty the place he taught Authorized Points in Well being Care Administration.
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