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Central Maine Business Brief: Northern Lights Inland Hospital Appoints Tim LeClone as Practice Director

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Northern Lights Inland Hospital has appointed Tim LeClone as its new clinic director. Lecrone has been the patient access manager at Inland for the past three years, according to a news release from the Waterville-based hospital.

Prior to joining Inland, he was Director of Wellness and Athletics at Unity College and Chief Operating Officer of Alfond You Center. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Maine at Orono.

UScellular Donates $30,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Waterville

UScellular has announced a $30,000 investment in Greater Waterville Boys and Girls Clubs to provide educational opportunities and experiences to local youth. The company has invested in Greater Waterville Boys & Girls Clubs to support K-12 science, technology, engineering, math and academic enhancement programs, according to a company news release.

The STEM learning and experiences offered are designed to prepare students for their future careers. According to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Youth Outcomes survey, a Boys & Girls Clubs youth shows far greater interest in pursuing her STEM career than her peers across the country. (52% vs. 27%).

This year’s funds will help clubs create maker spaces by purchasing equipment, supplies and tools to increase hands-on engagement and STEM creation. The club will also purchase 3D printers and materials and use the funds to support field trips.

“We hear from parents and students that they think STEM is good for their future careers, but 48% of students and 41% of parents do not fully understand the opportunities that a STEM education presents.” said Area’s Tabatha McKay. New She is the Vice President and General Manager of her UScellular in England. “The Greater Waterville Boys & Girls Club gives us this critical access so we can build a future of bright, passionate tech leaders.”

Ken Walsh, CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Waterville, said: “We know that shaping the future of young people starts with giving them access to their potential.With UScellular’s commitment, we open the door for today’s youth.”

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Tourism Council elects board officers

The Kennebec Valley Tourism Council has elected board officers for a one-year term from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.

They include Mike Guarino, owner of Maine Wilderness Tours, as chairman. Jackman’s mayor, Cheryl Nadeau, as vice-chairman. Kimberly N. Lindloff, president and CEO of the Midmain Chamber of Commerce and executive director of the Central Maine Growth Council, is serving as treasurer, according to a news release from the council.

Kristina Cannon, Executive Director of Main Street Skowhegan, will continue to chair the Marketing Committee.

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KeyBank announces Raymond Kelly’s November retirement

Raymond T. “Chip” Kelly, market president and commercial sales leader at KeyBank, has announced plans to retire at the end of November after more than 30 years as a commercial banking leader in Maine. Colby After graduating from his college, Kelly began his professional career as a prep school teacher and coach before switching to banking, joining Shawmatt Bank in Boston in 1985. He spent 13 years as a commercial banking leader at Bank of America in Portland before joining Key in 2005. He was named market president of his KeyBank in 2018, according to the bank’s news release.

Under his leadership, KeyBank has directed more than $436 million to communities in Maine through the bank’s National Community Benefit Plan, which was established in 2017. These investments focus on affordable housing, mortgages, small business financing, and transformative philanthropic efforts targeting workforce development, education. Safe and critical areas for underserved communities. Kelley is an active member of the community, participating in numerous boards and associations, with a particular focus on developing local economies and emerging new industries throughout Maine. These organizations include North Atlantic Venture Capital Corp., Maine International Trade and New England Ocean Cluster. He also serves on the board and treasurer of Maine and Co., Maine Technology Institute, and Piper Shores.

KeyBank’s New England Commercial Banking Executive said: james burger. “He is a consummate banker and relationship builder who has driven significant growth in our commercial banking portfolio during his tenure.” and work with Kelly over the coming months to influence a smooth leadership transition.

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Thomas University Hires New Athletic Trainer

WATERVILLE — Thomas College Athletics has hired Thomas Marshall as its new Athletic Trainer.

Marshall joins Head Athletic Trainer Kirsten Keating on the college’s sports performance team.

“We are excited to have Thomas join our department,” said Athletics Vice President Christopher Parsons, according to a news release from the university. We are excited to have a new member join us.”

Marshall recently served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Colby College. He holds his athletic training certificate, is licensed in Maine and Pennsylvania, and is certified in ImPACT, CPR, and First Aid. He holds a Master of Science in Advanced Clinical Practice and Athletic Training from the University of East Stroudsburg and a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of New England.

“I am very excited to work for Thomas,” said Marshall. “I look forward to sharing my knowledge and helping Thomas’ student-athletes become the best versions of themselves on and off the field.”

Marshalls started with Thomas on Monday.

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Day’s Jewelers Welcomes New Vice President of Merchandising

Day’s Jewelers of Waterville has hired Julie Collins as Vice President of Merchandising at its corporate headquarters. She previously worked as a jewelry and watch buyer for Day’s. She has been with the company since 2002, when she started working as her manager in the company’s Auburn office. She turned to her manager in the Manchester, New Hampshire office and worked as an inventory manager at the corporate headquarters. In her ten years, she has shopped in a variety of categories including jewelry, watches, gold and silver fashion and gift items. Collins holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She and her husband Mark recently built a new house in Sydney where they live with their two sons.

Julie was hired as Day’s Jewelers’ new vice president of merchandising on July 14th and took over on July 25th. This is a great industry with so many people willing to share their knowledge and experience. She is extremely excited to lead an incredibly strong and experienced merchandising team. “

In her new role, Collins will provide leadership, guidance and training to 10 Day’s Jewelers employees within the merchandising division. This department handles the acquisition, quality control, distribution and security of all products purchased or developed by the company. Additionally, she oversees her $15 million inventory of Day’s and her relationships with more than 200 gem and fine jewelry suppliers around the world, including her DeBeers, the world’s largest diamond mining company. responsible for maintaining Above all, Julie will ensure that Day’s offers the best jewelry style and quality in the industry so that Day’s can continue to seamlessly provide the best possible service to its valued customers.

Kathy Corey, the company’s former vice president of merchandising, bought Day’s Jewelers with her husband Jeff Corey in 1988 and has been instrumental in the company’s success ever since. Although she is no longer employed by the company, she continues to serve on the Days Jewelers Board of Directors.

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