Marshall Communications, an award-winning public relations and advertising and marketing company primarily based in Maine, has launched a disaster communications division, together with retired Maine Division of Public Security spokesman Steve McCausland. The brand new division will present purchasers with communications planning prematurely of crises, in addition to help throughout instances of main occasions, in line with a information launch from the Augusta-based company.
After greater than three a long time with Maine Public Security, McCausland will function a communications specialist for the Marshall workforce. He might be accessible for media coaching, disaster communications and planning, and spokesperson and govt coaching and training earlier than and through ongoing occasions. Most notably, McCausland and Marshall plan to workforce as much as present help and steerage to companies; native, county and state authorities; and organizations and teams. The transfer exhibits the continued development and innovation of Marshall Communications, which celebrates 30 years of enterprise in April 2021.
“Having somebody of McCausland’s caliber and expertise on my workforce is an incredible level of delight for me,” mentioned Marshall, founder and CEO of Marshall Communications, within the launch. “For 3 a long time Steve spoke for the Maine State Police, State Hearth Marshal’s Workplace and Maine Drug Enforcement Company. I’m happy to have the ability to supply disaster communications planning, teaching, and coaching providers, in addition to ‘spokesperson for rent’ providers in partnership with Steve. There isn’t any one in Maine who is healthier certified for this work.”
“It was solely a yr in the past that I used to be in Farmington to help with the main points of one of many worst explosions in Maine historical past,” mentioned McCausland, within the launch. “Now in retirement, I nonetheless have the need to assist organizations face disaster conditions in speaking clearly and concisely with the media. Nancy approached me about 5 years in the past to ask me about becoming a member of her workforce, and now that I’m retired, I wish to proceed to share my information and expertise with this new partnership.”
Alliance acknowledges Effectivity Maine Belief as 2020 Star of Power Effectivity
The Alliance to Save Power has introduced the Effectivity Maine Belief because the winner of the 2020 Star of Power Effectivity Award, celebrating its management in useful electrification, weatherization and different profitable applications in Maine, in line with a information launch from the alliance headquartered in Washington, D.C.
“As we glance to the way forward for vitality effectivity, we all know that methods reminiscent of useful electrification might be vital for saving customers cash, making a extra resilient grid, and lowering carbon emissions,” mentioned Clay Nesler, interim president of the Alliance to Save Power. “Effectivity Maine Belief is forward of the sport, displaying us how we will convey new alternatives to the desk to attain actual grid advantages. We’re thrilled to acknowledge their work.”
Because the impartial administrator of Maine’s effectivity applications for the previous decade, the belief has supported tens of 1000’s of effectivity tasks yearly throughout the state which have saved customers and companies between $1.5 billion and $2 billion in lifetime vitality prices. Its work led Maine to turn out to be the primary state within the nation to convey to scale useful electrification of heating in buildings. These strong useful electrification methods have helped the state advance its aggressive local weather targets whereas decreasing month-to-month heating payments. The Belief additionally has centered on serving to low-income households overcome excessive vitality burdens by means of enhanced incentives and considerably prolonged program advantages to hard-to-reach sectors.
“We all know we want useful electrification at a large scale all through the U.S. within the subsequent 10 to twenty years,” mentioned Michael Stoddard, govt director of the Effectivity Maine Belief, in line with the discharge. “The sustained, fast development in Maine’s warmth pump gross sales is highly effective proof that the correct mix of incentives and advertising and marketing can play a pivotal function in reaching that transition, whereas creating jobs and lowering carbon emissions. This award is a validation of the strategic decisions Maine has made on electrification and the tireless work of tons of of small companies that market and set up warmth pumps and different environment friendly applied sciences in our state. On their behalf, we’re deeply honored to obtain this award and hope it’ll result in many extra discussions about how these applications will be scaled up throughout the nation.”
The alliance will have fun the belief’s award throughout a digital reception in early December.
Gardiner Federal Credit score Union delivers college provides space elementary colleges, Boys & Women Membership of Kennebec Valley
Every summer season, Gardiner Federal Credit score Union holds a faculty provide drive for space colleges. The colleges, in flip, make sure that they get into the arms of scholars who want them.
Kelly Marie, advertising and marketing coordinator for Gardiner FCU mentioned, “Not each household has the cash for the various issues college students want. Too typically academics and faculty directors dig into their very own wallets to fill the gaps. That is our method of serving to,” in a information launch from the credit score union.
Due to the generosity of members of the credit score union and the neighborhood, members of the credit score union workers had been capable of ship two dozen again packs and baggage, filled with provides to 5 space elementary colleges and to the Boys & Women Membership of Kennebec Valley.
Whether or not college students are studying from dwelling, within the classroom, or within the after college homework assist provided on the Boys & Women Membership, they nonetheless want provides to do their classes. “We weren’t positive what to anticipate this yr, as a result of pandemic. Some households are actually struggling, so we had been overwhelmed by the beneficiant donations we acquired,” Marie mentioned.
The workers on the credit score union donated $200, which the credit score union matched, to assist fill the luggage. Donations had been additionally made by Reny’s and the Gardiner Hannaford location.
Most years Kirby the Kangaroo ®, the youngsters’s financial savings mascot, accompanies the workers on deliveries and poses for footage with kids. This yr, workers members Stephanie Peppard and Wendy Roberts, masked up and made deliveries to high school and membership personnel.
Summit Utilities Inc., dad or mum firm of Summit Pure Gasoline of Maine, lately was named as one of many 2020 Finest Locations to Work in Maine. The awards program was created in 2006 and is a venture of the Society for Human Useful resource Administration — Maine State Council and Finest Firms Group. Companions endorsing this system embrace Mainebiz, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Maine HR Conference, in line with a information launch from Summit, which relies in Yarmouth.
“At Summit, we’re a stronger firm as a result of we honor and embrace our variations. Like many firms, the challenges we face due to COVID-19 are demanding and unprecedented. By placing our individuals first and understanding their wants throughout this troublesome time, we’ve been capable of rise above these challenges and strengthen our firm tradition that places our clients, workforce members and communities on the coronary heart of all we do. Amid a worldwide pandemic, it’s a nice honor to be named the most effective locations to work in Maine and a real testomony to our total workforce that has labored so onerous to supply clear, secure and dependable vitality options to the individuals of Maine,” mentioned Kurt Adams, president and CEO of Summit Utilities, Inc., in line with the discharge
This statewide survey and awards program was designed to establish, acknowledge and honor the very best locations of employment in Maine. The 2020 Finest Locations to Work in Maine checklist is made up of 84 firms in three dimension classes: small (15-49 U.S. workers), medium (50-249 U.S. workers) and huge (250+ U.S. workers). Summit Utilities Inc. is ranked within the massive employer class.
Firms from throughout the state entered the two-part course of to find out the Finest Locations to Work in Maine. The primary half consisted of evaluating every nominated firm’s office insurance policies, practices and demographics. The second half consisted of an worker survey to measure the worker expertise. The mixed scores decided the highest firms and the ultimate rankings managed by the Finest Firms Group might be introduced on Oct. 19.
Summit Pure Gasoline of Maine gives pure gasoline service to many Maine communities in and across the Kennebec Valley, Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth.
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