Central Maine Business Reports: Minnesota Port Company Visits Dock Guys in Winslow

A 77-foot display trailer from Wave Armor floating docks from Maple Lake, Minnesota. photo sent

WINSLOW — Dock Guys was visited Monday by a 77-foot show trailer for Wave Armor floating docks in Maple Lake, Minnesota. The nationwide touring platform was opened on the sides to showcase Wave Armor’s best products, according to a press release from the company.

Chris Bilodeau, owner of Dock Guys, and his knowledgeable staff asked questions as Mike Jacobsen, sales manager for Wave Armor Territory, spoke about each product.

“Thanks to this visit, I got specific advice for one of our clients who uses a Wave Armor product,” said Bilodeau. The Dock Guys team received installation training, tips and advice.

Dock Guys, as a full line distributor, sells Wave Armor’s Rotomolded Poly Floating Docks, along with their PWC and Boat Ports and Island floats. The world’s first pontoon dock is introduced, capable of floating a 7,000-pound pontoon boat on the water.

The Bilodeau family has been designing, building, installing, maintaining and disposing of waterfront systems since 1986. Bilodeau continues to evolve the family business while maintaining the same trademark craftsmanship and reliability in the Mid-Maine lakefront community.

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Dr. Jeffrey Lynds Joins Farmington Family Practice

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital welcomes Jeffrey Lynds, MD, a family medicine physician providing patient care at Farmington Family Practice, according to a hospital news release.

In addition to family medicine, Lynds’ professional interests include sports medicine, point-of-care ultrasound, hospital medicine, and medical education and clinical teaching.

Lynds completed his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, followed by a three-year family medicine residency at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston.

Most recently, Lynds provided full spectrum family medicine for all ages at Swift River Family Medicine in Rumford. He also serves as an assistant professor of clinical practice for third and fourth year medical students at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

“I believe in a partnership with my patients, with a good relationship and a clear understanding of mutual goals, which drives good patient care and ensures a long-term, effective clinical relationship,” said Lynds.

Franklin Savings Bank Promotes New Officers

FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings Bank has announced the promotions of three officers: Katie Deming to Farmington Branch Manager, Jennifer Merrill to Rumford Commercial Loan Officer and Seth Noonkester to Rangeley Assistant Branch Manager, according to a bank news release. .

“We are pleased to recognize the hard work and achievements of these three rising stars,” said Human Resources Director Kelsea Pinkham. “These promotions are well deserved. We look forward to your continued success in your new leadership positions.”

Deming will continue to provide customers with impeccable service on warehouse items while coordinating the ongoing training and development of his customer service team. She has worked at the bank for 11 years and is familiar with the bank’s deposit products and services.

Merrill will begin his role serving business clients in the area. He has worked closely with FSB lender Rich Allen and looks forward to providing his own clients with next level service. Businesses in the Rumford/Bethel regions are encouraged to reach out and explore ways Jennifer, Rich and Franklin Savings Bank can support them in achieving their financial goals. Merrill has been with the bank for more than 20 years.

Noonkester took up his new role after joining the bank in early 2021. Prior to joining the bank, he managed Titcomb Mountain in Farmington. She brings a great management style to the bank and is quickly learning the ropes from current and longtime local Branch Manager, Leeanna Wilbur.

Martin’s Point presents award to Senior Planning Center

A special awards ceremony was held to thank the many Senior Planning Center agents. They were AEP’s Best for 2022 for a Martin’s Point Generations Advantage General Agent.

Anthony “Tony” G. Arruda, founder of the Senior Planning Center, said, “I am very proud of our many professional Medicare health plan agents throughout Maine. When I started the Senior Planning Center many years ago, I had no idea that we would lead Medicare health plans in so many ways. It is a great feeling to receive this award from Martin’s Point. Senior Planning Center and Martin’s Point are major players in Maine, providing high quality local service to their clients.”

“Our agent partners throughout Maine have enabled this growth, with special recognition to our new locations in Belfast and Sanford. More important than the award from Martin’s Point, which is a great honor, is that every week our team of professionals has helped seniors save money and get better benefits with their Medicare health plans. Our mission to help seniors has come true. Many thanks to Martin’s Point and we look forward to many more years of working together.”

The Senior Planning Center has represented Martin’s Point for many years and represents all major Medicare health plans. Today, Senior Planning Center has agents throughout Maine with locations in Farmington, Skowhegan, Rumford, Presque Isle, Belfast, and Sanford.

Maine State Credit Union donates $100,000 to help send Mainers to college

AUGUSTA – The Maine State Credit Union Board of Directors recently voted to donate $100,000 to the Normand R. Dubreuil Scholarship Fund at the Maine Community College System and the Maine Maritime Academy. Since its inception, the credit union has funded the endowment with more than $230,000 and has helped more than 135 Maineans work toward their associate and bachelor’s degrees, according to a news release from the credit union. credit.

“Normand would be thrilled to learn that Maine State Credit Union has helped so many Mainians have the opportunity to go to college,” said Tucker Cole, CEO and President of Maine State Credit Union. “He was always one to give back to the community and to others; what a great way to honor him.”

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Maine State Credit Union created the scholarship fund in 2020 at the Maine Community College System and Maine Maritime Academy. Its purpose is to provide Mainers with the ability to pursue higher education. The schools award the scholarships to Maine residents each year. Scholarship recipients are studying a variety of careers such as criminal justice, nursing, plumbing and heating, automotive technology, engineering, and more.

Dubreuil was president and CEO of Maine State Credit Union for more than 30 years. During his tenure, he built a learning organization and gave his employees access to internal training and external learning opportunities through a tuition assistance program.

Dubreuil’s belief in the power of education was a legacy that the Board of Directors wanted to share with the people of Maine through the scholarship fund.

“Maine State Credit Union has a reputation for helping Mainers,” said George Lapointe, president of Maine State Credit Union. “Normand was always helping people. The board wanted to honor Norm and stay true to the credit union’s mission; this scholarship endowment fund checked all the boxes.”

Dubreuil’s legacy continues to thrive internally as Maine State Credit Union’s culture evolves and grows as a learning organization. In 2021, employees received more than 2,000 hours of internal training.

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