Month: February 2017

Roller Derby in LA

More than just a sport for these women Written by Dan Marios | Photography by Lauryn Hottinger There’s nothing unusual about the day jobs of this select group of women. One works in a children’s library and another is a physical therapy assistant. There’s a resource room teacher, full-time homemaker, a professional photographer, and someone who works with developmentally disabled youth. And for those willing to discuss their age, they are in their mid-20s to mid-30s. When this group finishes their workday, they all become united in the same profession – roller derby skaters for the Androscoggin Fallen Angels,...

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Wolf Cove Inn

Innkeepers Discover Maine; Set Destination for Elopements Written by Dan Marios | Photography by Lauryn Hottinger “We are both technology professionals who as research and development managers and executives have delivered hundreds of new and innovative products to market from speech recognition to video-conferencing to Internet infrastructure to data center operating systems to high performance computing solutions,” state the couple on their website. “In January of 2013, we made the decision to go in a different direction and Roy left the corporate world. Roy’s mission was to completely remodel our Methuen, Massachusetts home to sell. In June of 2013...

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Chamber Champion – Ray Gieger Award Winner

Peter Chalke has been named this year’s Ray Geiger Chamber Champion, a prestigious honor usually given to past board chairs, for service to the chamber itself. But perhaps no one in the community has devoted so much time- 33 years, in fact- to bettering LA than Peter Chalke, the recently-retired CEO of Central Maine Health Care (CMHC). STRONG ALLY “The chamber needs allies – people who take initiative to do something monumental for the community,“ says Chip Morrison, recent past-president of the chamber. “Peter is one of those people.” What Is The Ray Geiger Award? The Ray Geiger Award...

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The world comes to the Poland Spring Resort

Cyndi Robbins – Theresa Samson Award winner The Theresa Samson award honors a successful woman business owner or primary manager, for her business success, career achievements and contributions to the community. Businesses led by women are and will continue to have a noticeable impact on the economy. This annual award helps inspire the continued growth of women leading businesses in our community. The world comes to the Poland Spring Resort Written by Toby Haber-Giasson | Photography by Lauryn Hottinger The Chamber has created a problem for Theresa Samson award winner Cyndi Robbins: cognitive dissonance. She just doesn’t see herself as...

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