Central Maine business briefs: Augusta-area disaster response, restoration businesses recognized


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Augusta-area disaster response, restoration businesses recognized

Anthony Wolverton, owner of SERVPRO of Augusta/Waterville, received the Millionaire’s Gold award during the SERVPRO’s 53rd annual convention from July 5 to 9 at the Hilton Anatole Dallas in Dallas, Texas.

This top performing entrepreneur joined a group of more than 1,050 franchise owners in attendance. The event also recognized 58 SERVPRO entrepreneurs who surpassed a million dollars in revenue for the first time in the past business year, according to a news release from SERVPRO.

“It’s exciting and satisfying to recognize this type of exceptional performance,” said Rick Isaacson, CEO of Servpro Industries, LLC, “particularly in this difficult business environment. At a time when there seemed to be more challenges than solutions, these teams of dedicated remediation specialists continued to provide reliable, prompt, professional fire and water cleanup and restoration, mold mitigation, and remediation services to home and business owners in their communities when they needed help. My sincere congratulations to these outstanding entrepreneurs.”

Golden Pond Wealth Management welcomes new members

WATERVILLE — Chelsey Oliver has joined Golden Pond Wealth Management as a relationship manager.

She comes to the company after five years as a math teacher at Messalonskee Middle School. She grew up on Messalonskee Lake and now resides in Oakland. She is a soccer coach at the middle school and hosts a podcast for teenage girls called “Light The Way.” Oliver also volunteers for the ShineOnCass Foundation, according to a news release from the financial planning firm.

Skowhegan Savings hires two new employees

Skowhegan Savings welcomes Aaron Rich to the bank’s commercial lending team as a vice president, commercial lender and announces the promotion of Angel Quick to vice president treasury and business services officer, according to a news release from the institution.

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Native of Vermont, Rich comes to the bank with more than 16 years of banking experience, including People’s United Bank and Kennebunk Savings. He looks forward to working with a community focused Maine bank to assist the local businesses with their commercial lending needs in the southern Maine area out of the bank’s Portland Business Center.

“We’re pleased to welcome Aaron to our commercial lending team,” said Greg Legier, vice president and regional commercial banking manager of the bank’s Portland Business Center. “He has vast experience in commercial lending throughout New England, that we know will be an asset to our business customers, and we look forward to him joining the Portland community.”

A graduate of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, Rich always enjoyed vacationing in Maine and moved here permanently a year ago. In previous positions, he was active in his community and looks forward to doing the same in the greater Portland area. Rich resides in Kennebunk with his wife and children.

Angel Quick Submitted photo

Quick has been promoted by the bank to vice president of treasury and business services officer. She will assist the bank’s business customers with their deposit needs statewide. Most recently, Quick was an assistant vice president community banker in central, eastern and northern Maine. She started with the bank in 1999 as a teller and has held several positions within the bank in customer service and branch management.

“As a community banker, Angel has always provided our mortgage customers with the utmost level of customer service and we expect no less from her in her new role as she works closely with our commercial lending team and 12 branches to assist our business customers with their deposit relationships,” said Dan Tilton, senior vice president of sales and customer service.

Quick is the chair of the Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis, a member of the Town of Corinna Budget Committee and a corporator of the Plummer Memorial Foundation. She lives in Corinna with her husband.

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Kennebec Savings Bank hires senior vice president and chief human resources officer

AUGUSTA — Kennebec Savings Bank President and CEO Andrew Silsby recently announced the hiring of Kris Avery as senior vice president and chief human resources officer.

Avery joins the bank with more than 25 years of comprehensive human resources experience in financial services, higher education, and the airline industry. Most recently, she served as chief human resources officer and associate vice president for Saint Joseph’s College, where she oversaw the development and execution of the college’s human resources strategy. She has also served as the senior vice president of Human Resources at the Financial Institutions Service Corporation, where she was responsible for leading all human resources activities and managing the client relations function, according to a news release from the bank.

“I am delighted to be part of the Kennebec Savings Team and serve our employees in this HR leadership role,” said Avery. “The bank has a long history of investing in its people as an employer of choice. This opportunity allows me to strategically enhance the human resources function in alignment with the business plan while focusing on recruitment and retention, building the talent pipeline, and shaping the future of our workforce to support the continued growth of Kennebec Savings Bank.”

Avery holds dual certifications at the Senior Professional level in Human Resources, as SPHR through the Human Resources Certification Institute, and as SHRM-SCP through the Society for Human Resources Management. She is a board member of Northeast Delta Dental and the Delta Dental Plan of Maine where she chairs the Corporate Governance Committee. She also serves on the board of the SHRM Maine State Council. Avery was inducted into Maine’s Human Resources Hall of Fame in 2011 and was recognized as Maine’s 2010 Human Resources Leader of the Year.

“We are pleased to welcome Kris to the Kennebec Savings Bank team,” said Silsby. “Our employees are fundamental to our success, and Kris’s deep experience and expertise in driving successful human resource strategies will be a valuable asset to the bank.”

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