Central Maine Business Files: Daniel Wildes Becomes New President of Sheridan Construction


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FAIRFIELD – The Sheridan Construction Corporation, now in its 75th year of providing design and construction services in Maine, has announced that Daniel Wildes will now serve as the company’s president. In addition, Wildes became the owner of the Sheridan companies.

The succession of management and ownership follows the recently announced retirement of Mitchell Sammons.

Wildes was previously Executive Vice President, managing construction operations since 1989. He graduated from the Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering and Construction Management.

Summit Natural Gas of Maine donates $ 10,000 for home heating assistance

YARMOUTH – To help pay for the costs of heating the home this winter, Summit Natural Gas of Maine is distributing a total of $ 10,000 to the Kennebec Valley Community Action Program and the towns of Cumberland, Falmouth, Yarmouth and Clinton.

These funds will be used to help low-income families who are having difficulty paying their heating bills.

“Keeping our customers safe and warm is our top priority,” said Matt Jacobson, director of sales and marketing at Summit, according to a press release from the company. “We are seeing rising energy costs nationally and globally as this winter approaches. … We are seeing that families in our communities are not spared by the change in energy prices. That’s why we can’t wait to do our part to help our customers and community members who need a little extra help keeping their homes warm this winter.

Summit’s parent company, Summit Utilities Inc., is committed to helping its communities stay warm this winter and has pledged a $ 30,000 donation to help families cover the costs of heating their homes. home in its service territories across the country.

Summit urges customers who are struggling to pay their bills this winter to call customer service as soon as possible to learn more about payment assistance options, including payment plans, budget billing, discounts on l energy efficiency and information on heating assistance programs offered by the state and municipality. . For more information, customers should call 800-909-7642 or visit Summitnaturalgasmaine.com.

Mainebiz seeks nominations for its Business Leaders of the Year award program

PORTLAND – Mainebiz is accepting nominations until January 31 for the Mainebiz Business Leaders of the Year awards program. For over 20 years now, Mainebiz has recognized the exceptional performance and contributions of business leaders who set the standard for doing business in Maine.

Each year, the awards program recognizes three business leaders for their outstanding performance, and the winners are categorized into three categories: large business (100+ employees), entrepreneur / small business, and not-for-profit.

• The candidate is the CEO or executive director of their company or organization.
• The candidate’s company or organization has experienced a significant achievement in 2021 and / or celebrated a milestone. Examples are building a new facility, introducing a new product, receiving a major industry award, establishing a record turnover, achieving a major acquisition, the successful completion of a major change / change in their business or the celebration of a big anniversary.
• The candidate and his company operate in a socially responsible manner and are active in community service.
• The leader is innovative and shows creativity in business.

To nominate a Maine business leader, visit their website at Mainebiz.biz/nominations and complete the electronic nomination form. Applications close on Monday, January 31.

The rewards program is sponsored by Northeast Delta Dental and Skowhegan Savings Bank.

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Walt McKee Teaching Harvard Law School Essay Program

McKee Law announced that attorney Walt McKee has been invited to be a faculty member for the 2022 Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy program.

The Harvard program takes place annually in January and offers advocacy classes to students at Harvard Law School. McKee joins a faculty of teaching the country’s top litigators, who are invited annually from across the country to teach in the highly intensive program.

McKee is an experienced litigator, having tried more than 200 criminal and civil jury trials, according to a firm press release. Over the past decade, McKee has been listed in Best Lawyers in America as well as New England SuperLawyers. He has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell and is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers. McKee sits on the boards of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is a past chair of the Maine Ethics Commission.

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Kennebec Savings Bank promotes Heather Knowles to Assistant Vice-President

AUGUSTA – Andrew Silsby, President and CEO of Kennebec Savings Bank, recently announced the promotion of Heather Knowles to Assistant Vice President and Controller. In his role, Knowles is responsible for maintaining a well-controlled accounting and financial system that accurately reflects the financial condition of the bank.

She was a summer intern while attending university before joining the bank full time as a financial assistant in 1998.

“Heather rose through the ranks from summer intern to controller due to her great ability to track and manage the bank’s finances,” Silsby said in a bank press release. “She is a valuable asset to our team.

“Kennebec Savings Bank is a great place to work and I look forward to pursuing my career in a place where personal and professional growth is encouraged,” Knowles said.

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Kary Franchetti appointed Senior Director of Practice Operations

FARMINGTON – Kary Franchetti, MBA, CMPE, FAB, has been appointed Senior Director of Practice Operations at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Franchetti arrives at Franklin from Maine Medical Center, where she has enjoyed a long and successful career as Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.

Franchetti received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and administrative science from Colby College, followed by a master’s degree in business administration and a graduate certificate in practice management from the University of Southern Maine.

She also holds a certificate as a medical practice executive from the American College of Medical Practice Executives. And, last year, she participated in the Healthcare Executive Development Fellowship Program with the Advisory Board in Washington, DC.

In his new role, Franchetti is responsible for providing leadership and direction in the planning, direction and coordination of the practice operations of Franklin Health. As a member of the Franklin Memorial Hospital leadership team, she will assist in the implementation of strategic planning and business development efforts and assist in their implementation.

“Growing up in Livermore Falls, joining Team Franklin feels like going back to basics,” Franchetti said, according to a press release from the hospital. “I am delighted with this opportunity to lead ambulatory services in a community close to my heart. “

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