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Central Maine business briefs: Red Cross Northern New England Region welcomes new CEO

Stephanie Couturier is the new regional chief executive officer of the American Red Cross’ organization’s Northern New England Region. As of Monday, Couturier oversees all Red Cross service delivery, fundraising and external relations throughout New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, according to a news release from the American Red Cross.

Stephanie Couturier Photo courtesy of the American Red Cross

“I am proud and humbled to have been selected for this promotion by senior leaders of our national organization,” said Couturier, according to the release. “The work of the Red Cross has a positive, meaningful impact on the communities it serves. I am committed to leading our group of dedicated and talented volunteers and staff who deliver the mission of the Red Cross in Northern New England every day.”

Couturier brings 14 years of direct nonprofit, community relations, fundraising and event planning experience to the role. She became interim CEO in April,

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Central Maine business briefs: Marshall Communications launches Crisis Communications Division

Marshall Communications, an award-winning public relations and marketing agency based in Maine, has launched a crisis communications division, in conjunction with retired Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland. The new division will provide clients with communications planning in advance of crises, as well as assistance during times of major events, according to a news release from the Augusta-based agency.

After more than three decades with Maine Public Safety, McCausland will serve as a communications specialist for the Marshall team. He will be available for media training, crisis communications and planning, and spokesperson and executive training and coaching before and during ongoing events. Most notably, McCausland and Marshall plan to team up to provide assistance and guidance to businesses; local, county and state government; and organizations and groups. The move shows the continued growth and innovation of Marshall Communications, which celebrates 30 years of business in April 2021.

“Having

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North County Business Briefs, Sept. 24

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UnitedHealth Group hosts virtual job fair

Optum, a health services company and part of UnitedHealth Group, will host a virtual job fair from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday for customer service representatives to support its HouseCalls business. Interested candidates are encouraged to register online at uhg.hr/HousecallsJobFair to learn more about the openings before the job fair. The positions will be based at the Optum office in San Diego. HouseCalls is a program that offers people a yearly wellness visit with a licensed clinician from the comfort of home. The clinician helps coordinate care with a patient’s primary care provider or specialists, conducts health screenings and provides education on managing chronic conditions.

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City updates source for local jobs

The city of Carlsbad recently refreshed its Life In Action website, which includes links to local jobs. The website first launched in 2017 to support the city’s industries and connect them to

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Business Briefs: Dallas YMCA Launches Racial Equity and Innovation Centers

The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas has received a $100,000 grant from Reliant to create Racial Equity and Innovation centers in nine Dallas YMCA locations. The funding will support the centers, as well as the Catalyst Initiative, the Y’s response to COVID-19.  

“It is consistent with the Y’s mission that we will lead in conversations about racial injustice and demand change in our communities,” said Curt Hazelbaker, president and CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. “At this time, we are called to do more. We must look closely at the present, and demand a reality where race does not dictate health, longevity, safety, or well-being. We are grateful Reliant is joining us in our efforts to enact real change across North Texas. When we come together, we can and will make our communities better.” 

The centers will work to help combat racial inequities in the community, with the ultimate

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Amy Moyner is the new Executive Director of Downtown Partners, Inc. for the Greater Burlington Partnership

Moyner began her role on Aug. 24. Moyner has experience in communication, public relations and management with emphasis on retail, marketing, sales and training.

Moyner grew up in Burlington, graduated from Burlington High School, earned her AA from SCC and her BA from the University of Iowa.

Her credentials include Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Greenbelt, Scrum Master and Agile for Business Analysis.

Moyner and her family have been living in the Chicago area for several years and are in the process of moving back to Burlington.

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WEST BURLINGTON — Great River Medical Center is the recipient of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. 

GRMC was recognized for meeting specific criteria

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Lubbock business briefs: Reddy Vineyards nominated for award, Chamber continues COVID-19 series – Business – Austin American-Statesman

Reddy Vineyards nominated for Go Texan award

Reddy Vineyards has been nominated for the 2020 Go Texan People’s Choice Gallery and online voting is open now through Sept. 16.

The Brownfield vineyard was founded in 1997 and is one of the largest vineyards in the High Plains with 400 acres. Reddy Vineyards was nominated this week for the Texas Works Awards.

“As an authentic, estate grown, sustainably farmed and 100% Texan wine label, we’re honored to be a member of the Go Texan program,” said Eric Sigmund, chief operating officer of Reddy Vineyards. “Grape growing in the Texas High Plains has been a lifelong passion for the Reddy family.”

Voting is open now until Sept. 16 at midnight for Texas residents. Voters can submit an entry one time every 24 hours, and the winner takes home $5,000.

For more information or to vote, visit www.texasworksawards.com.

Cotton Court Hotel names executive

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Central Maine business briefs: Franklin Savings Bank hires credit risk officer

Franklin Savings Bank has appointed Amy Hebert to the role of commercial credit risk officer, according to a news release. Throughout her career, Hebert has gained an extensive amount of exposure in virtually all aspects of the commercial banking world, including compliance, lending and credit analysis.

Amy Hebert

“The combination of Amy’s varied experience and thoughtful, professional approach align well with the culture at Franklin Savings Bank, and we believe she’ll be a strong addition to our team and play an important role in our future growth,” said Senior Vice President, Director of Commercial Lending Derek Hayes in the release. “She takes pride in the commercial needs of the communities we serve, just as we all do.”

Hebert earned a master’s degree in business ethics and compliance from New England College of Business as well as a Bachelor of Science in business administration and management from the University of Southern

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