2018-09-14 / Community

Business News

Kathy Duca, vice president/managing broker of the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cape Elizabeth real estate office announced that Marc Cardullo has been recognized for outstanding achievement and named Broker of the Month in August 2018 for superior sales.

He has 15 years in the real estate industry spanning mortgage banking to residential real estate.

Rachael Powers, who has been a full-time apprentice at Hobbs Funeral Homes, has passed the Maine State

Board of Funeral Services exams and is now a fully licensed funeral director.

The exams included a written portion on laws and regulations

(she scored a 100) and a practicum.

Powers has an associate degree in funeral services from Mount

Ida College in Massachusetts, graduating in December 2015.

Her duties include meeting with families and making funeral arrangements, attending services and visiting hours, being on call, embalming and continuing to learn various components of funeral service from the Hobbs family and staff.

She completed high school in Lowell, Massachusetts, and was employed in several capacities following college. She makes her home in South Portland.

Lolli & Pops, known for its artisan chocolates, candies and confections, opened its first Maine location at the Maine Mall Aug. 7.

Lolli & Pops has experienced growth since first launching in 2012, quickly expanding to 57 locations and attracting a loyal customer base.

“The true power of brick-and-mortar retail is the ability to deliver an experience where we can connect with consumers both physically and emotionally,” said Scott Burger, CEO of Lolli & Pops. “Our elevated in-store experience has been a key factor in our rapid growth, and we are excited to partner with General Growth Properties in their efforts to delight customers in their shopping centers.”

La Petite École, the only French-English preschool and kindergarten in greater Portland, has moved from Spring Street in Portland’s West End to a new facility in South Portland, the former Casco Bay Montessori School which was purchased by La Petite Ecole, LLC on Aug. 3.

The doors will open Sept. 10 at the new location: 440 Ocean St., South Portland. La Petite École is open for enrollment. A ribbon cutting will be held Saturday, Sept. 8. Visit www.lapetiteecole.org for details.

The school was founded in September 2009 by Marie- Gaëlle Casset-Ford, a native of Paris/Brittany and graduate of Maine College of Art and Lesley College. She established La Petite École with a mission to create a nurturing learning experience with high educational standards so they can awaken to a peaceful, exciting and colorful learning environment.

KeyBank announced that Raymond T. (Chip) Kelley of Cape Elizabeth was named Maine market president, in addition to his current role as commercial sales leader for Maine, New Hampshire and eastern Massachusetts. As market president, Kelley will be involved in the community and will serve as the external executive face of Key. He will also partner closely with Key’s corporate responsibility group to develop and implement a community lending and investment strategy that will enable Key to meet its corporate and social responsibilities.

Macpage LLC out of South Portland has joined Wipfli, one of the top 20 accounting and consulting firms in the United States, effective Aug. 1.

Nearly 100 Macpage professionals will join more than 2,000 professionals at Wipfli. The firm’s two full-service offices in South Portland and Augusta will expand Wipfli’s presence into the New England area of the United States. Moving forward, the firm will do business as Wipfli/ Macpage in New England.

Founded in 1956, Macpage is an accounting and consulting firm.

David Libby, president and CEO of Town & Country Federal Credit Union out of South Portland, announced election of the organization’s officers and members to the board of directors for 2018-2019.

During the credit union’s recent 65th annual meeting, the organization confirmed its board officers. Jane Torres, membership director for Portland Country Club, continues as board chairman; Josh Fifield, senior account executive with Clark Insurance Company was named vice chairman; Anne Connolly, an employee benefits consultant with Benefits Concepts to Completion was elected secretary; and Paul Chamberlain, formerly chief financial officer with Alpha One will serve as treasurer.

In addition, Justin Lamontagne, a commercial broker with NAI The Dunham Group and Paul Chamberlain, were re-elected to the credit union’s board of directors. Town & Country’s board is made up of seven directors elected to three-year terms by the general membership. Kevin Powell, a retired UNUM claims representative, rounds out the remainder of the Town & Country board.

Kathy Duca, manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage real estate office located at 285 Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth, announced that Susan Lelansky has been named Broker of the Month for June 2018 for superior sales.

Lelansky has been a licensed associate since 2000 and lives in South Portland with her husband, Matt.

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