!!! 2012 PROFILE

Profile 2012

SUN MEDIA GROUP presents Profile 2012, our annual snapshot of the businesses and organizations that provide innovative and important services to our communities. Here you will find business profiles that provide a look at a company's or organization's products and services, key contact informatio...

Charming surprises at Willow Tree Primitives

“We have everything from grunge primitive to country primitive, as well as the entire line of Willow Tree Angels,” said Kathy Frost, proprietress of Willow Tree Primitives, at 850 Main Street in Lewiston. From the street, Willow Tree Primitives appears to be a quaint little sho...

Roopers Beverage and Redemption: The Beverage Place

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Roopers Beverage and Redemption. In 1992, Steve Roop had a dream and acted on it. Crammed into 1,000 square feet of space, Roopers Beverage and Redemption became a reality. And it all started with one part-time employee, a limited inventory an...

Passion for dentistry: Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Helping their students find “the same passion and commitment” to dental health shared by all those involved with the instructional program of Family and Cosmetic Dental Assisting (F&CDA) is a sentiment about which Angela Additon and Amanda Sasseville are in total agreement. The in...

The Center for Advanced Dentistry says: Relax! You're at the dentist's office!

For many people, the notion that sitting in the dentist’s chair might be the most relaxing experience of their whole day would be unthinkable. In fact, many people neglect proper oral health because they are so worried about a session with a dentist. The Center for Advanced Dentistry, on ...

Monmouth Federal Credit Union

It was November of 1953 when six people each bought $5 shares in a venture that became Monmouth Federal Credit Union. That very modest start led to a steadily growing community-based institution with branches in its hometown and in Greene. Margie Gagne, president, said the credit union&rsq...

Community Credit Union: Still on the leading edge

When Donna Steckino came to Community Credit Union in 1979, the institution offered its members basic Passbook Savings Accounts, Christmas Clubs and Loans. That’s all! After nearly 33 years, Steckino will be retiring in May from a credit union that now provides a full range of retail fina...

Poirier Associates

Retirement is still quite a few years away for Marc Poirier, but he has good reason to believe the financial services business he founded 40 years ago will be in good hands when that time comes. Poirier's son, Joe, at 26 years of age, is well equipped to take over the family financial services bu...

USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College offers Lean Leadership Certificate

The University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College (USM LAC) and the Leadership and Organizational Studies (LOS) program are rising to meet the needs and challenges of a changing world. The Lean Leadership Certificate, a credit-bearing undergraduate certificate geared toward people ...

Earrings and Company

Known as “the place down the street and down the stairs” from L.L. Bean in Freeport, Earrings and Company on Mechanic Street is “not just an ordinary jewelry store,” said owner Carrie McBride. “We’re much more than earrings.” On display in the colorful sh...