FARMINGTON — The Maine district workplace of the U.S. Small Enterprise Administration offered Franklin Financial savings Financial institution with the SBA District Director Award throughout a digital ceremony Dec. 3.
This award was acquired in recognition of the efforts taken by Franklin Financial savings to enormously improve the usage of SBA packages within the financial institution’s lending portfolio. Derek Hayes, senior vice chairman of Business Lending had this to say concerning the staff’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 12 months. I’m additionally immensely happy with our workers, who’ve labored tirelessly to assist our enterprise group entry much-needed capital in 2020,” in line with 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 identical aim. For over 150 years, the staff at Franklin Financial savings Financial institution has been offering assets to begin, develop, and protect native companies
Hannaford expands ‘Gas Youngsters at Faculty’ pantry initiative to Maine’s group schools
SCARBOROUGH — Hannaford Supermarkets introduced Wednesday an enlargement of its ‘Gas Youngsters at Faculty’ pantry initiative to Maine’s group schools with a donation of $35,000 to ascertain and broaden pantries in any respect seven group faculty campuses. The donation shall be used for startup and buildout of pantry and storage areas in addition to meals prices.
Primarily based on analysis carried out with Preble Road in Portland, system officers estimate that not less than 40% of scholars enrolled on the schools are meals insecure.
“This beneficiant donation not solely helps preserve these meals pantries stocked, it offers for freezers and fridges that can permit these meals pantries to supply a variety of meals choices for years to come back,” stated Maine Neighborhood School System President David Daigler, in line with a information launch from Hannaford. “Our college students can’t be taught in the event that they’re hungry. These meals pantries, lots of them student-run, are a crucial useful resource for our college students and their households.”
Greater than $15,000 of the donation shall 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 Neighborhood School, Japanese Maine Neighborhood School, Kennebec Valley Neighborhood School, Northern Maine Neighborhood School, Southern Maine Neighborhood School, Washington County Neighborhood School and York County Neighborhood School. 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 group partnerships at Good Shepherd Meals Financial institution.
The donation is part of Hannaford’s $1 million dedication to ‘Gas Youngsters at Faculty’ pantry initiative launched in November 2019 to ascertain 90 college 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 pupil, we hope that being hungry or excited about the place their subsequent meal will come from just isn’t one in every of them. It’s our hope that Gas Youngsters at Faculty, at our group schools, will take away a barrier for college kids who’re making an attempt to enhance their lives and shore up their future,” stated Sherri Stevens who leads group relations for Hannaford Supermarkets. “Hannaford has a protracted custom of nourishing our communities. And, this donation is yet another manner we might be counted on.”
Maine School of Well being Professions selects alumnus, Ken Albert, for board management
LEWISTON — Now in its 129th 12 months of providing distinctive well being professions training, Maine College of Health Professions has introduced that MCHP alum, Ken Albert, RN, Esq., and chief government officer of Androscoggin Residence Healthcare and Hospice has accepted the position of MCHP board chairman.
“Ken has been an amazing asset to the faculty’s management since he first joined our board in 2017,” stated Dr. Monika Bissell, MCHP president, in line with a information launch from the faculty. “I couldn’t be happier about Ken’s appointment as chair. He’s a robust group 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 route 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 Legislation with honors in well being regulation. He has been the CEO at Androscoggin Residence 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 crucial 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 School the place he taught Authorized Points in Well being Care Administration.
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