People and business: January 12
Mergers and extensions
MittelAsen, LLC and Miller Law & Mediation have joined forces, bringing together eight attorneys from the Portland family to form a new firm, MillerAsen, PA The MillerAsen team consists of the following attorneys: Catherine Miller, Michael Asen, Diane Dusini, Susan Bixby, Jessica Govind, Alex Chaiken, Whitney Lallas, and Nick Galanin. The two firms have over 100 years of combined experience and are known nationally for their experience in the areas of divorce and post-divorce, mediation, estate planning, probate, business creation and business services.
Midcoast Federal Credit Union has expanded its membership base to include Waldo County and all of Cumberland County. The credit union already serves more than 15,400 members in Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties; part of Cumberland County; and the city of Durham in the County of Androscoggin. The non-profit organization has offices in Freeport, Brunswick, Bath, Edgecomb and Thomaston.
Open for business
Stage, a music-themed recreational cannabis store, has opened in Portland’s Old Harbor on the lower level of downtown on Spring Street. The space has been completely renovated and features works by local artist Carter Shappy. The stage will also promote other local artists and events.
The Yellow Tulip Project was one of 16 organizations to receive a share of $ 283,000 from the Welch Charitable Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. YTP received $ 10,000 to expand capacity in Cumberland County and provide COVID-19 relief efforts related to mental health and addiction. The Maine Recovery Fund also received $ 10,000, which will be used to expand programs for people recovering from a substance use disorder, released from jail and jail, new Americans and veterans. back. In addition, funding in the amount of $ 5,612 was provided to Peaks Island Children’s Workshop to install and replace blinds in classrooms and offices.
Hires, promotions, appointments
Maria fox and heather whiting are new partners at Portland-based law firm Murray Plumb & Murray. Fox, who lives in Portland, has practiced employment law for over 20 years. She frequently lectures on employment law and alternative dispute resolution for organizations such as the Maine Association of Mediators and the Maine State Bar Association. Fox has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the STAGES Youth Theater in Portland since 2017 and volunteers as a coach for the Mock Trial team at Casco Bay High School. Whiting’s practice focuses on family law; she has represented children in court as an ad litem guardian. The Falmouth Woman’s volunteer activities include the Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Domestic Violence Panel and the Homeless Legal Aid Clinic.
Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution announced promotions in several departments. Eric Doyon was promoted to senior vice president, director of business loans and services. Doyon started at SBSI in 2004 and was Vice President, Director of Corporate Credit and Credit Manager. Jeff Saint-Laurent was promoted to senior vice president, director of personal loans. St. Laurent joined the loans team 15 years ago. Chad Boucher was promoted to vice president, director of financial operations. Boucher became a member of the bank’s accounting department in 2017. Mike Gauthier was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Chief Information Officer. SBSI has offices in Saco, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland and Westbrook.
Midcoast meetings: January 14-21