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Broadreach Public Relations in Portland has hired Taylor Emhart as a public relations apprentice.

Emhart, of Yardley, Pa., will assist with social media, client relations, media relations, and strategic and tactical planning. Emhart is a recent graduate of the University of Maine. She previously interned in the WLBZ-2 newsroom and at the University of Maine Division of Marketing and Communications.

Tony Cox, co-owner of Casco Bay Frames and Gallery, was named president of Portland Buy Local.

Cox serves as chairman and co-founder of Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative. He is also a member of the steering committee for Portland Museum of Art Contemporaries. He previously served as director of community and economic development for the town of Bowdoinham.

Debra Tenenbaum was named secretary of Portland Buy Local.

Tenenbaum, of Portland, owns Front Porch Public Relations where she serves clients ranging from small businesses and arts organizations to film festivals and law firms. Tenenbaum is active with other arts and cultural organizations in the city and volunteers as the communications chair for the Hall School PTO.

Quincy Hentzel was hired as a director at Kemp Goldberg Partners.

Most recently, Hentzel spent 11 years as director of government affairs for the Maine Credit Union League. As an attorney and incoming president of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, she brings a multitude of strong business relationships to the agency. She serves on several boards including the Center for Grieving Children and Community Financial Literacy.

Dan D’Ippolito joined Broadreach as a production manager.

D’Ippolito was previously the marketing manager for Baxter Brewing Co. in Lewiston and the communications coordinator for Brooklyn Brewery in New York.

Brendan O’Rourke joined the law firm Thompson & Bowie, LLP as an associate.

O’Rourke will practice primarily in the areas of civil rights and municipal liability and insurance counseling services. A 2013 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, O’Rourke joins the firm after spending the last year completing a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Joseph M. Jabar, associate justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Danielle Marks was named vice president of Portland Buy Local.

Marks, of Portland, started volunteering with Portland Buy Local five years ago after relocating to Portland from Washington D.C. She helps coordinate member mixers for Portland Buy Local, co-chairs the Indie Biz Awards, and markets B2B conferences and networking events for The Smithers Group in Falmouth.


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Since present supply and demand falls in favor of the IT candidates, it only makes sense for students and anyone who wants to enhance or change their career course to consider the IT avenue. Even in IT, however, there are particular skills and areas of expertise that rise above the rest. If you want to move forward in the IT field, consider these top choices.

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Whenever you send a digital copy of your resume to potential employers, it’s the perfect opportunity to include a video.

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“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.”
William Arthur Ward

Another week is coming to a close. Your organization or company is on track and your employees did a great job, but . . . you have this nagging feeling that you’re missing something important – it seems like that extra spark is missing. Has creative streak taken a back seat? Here are some tips to put innovation back behind the wheel.

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Regardless of what “title” a staffing company gives to their staff, they are essentially “recruiters”. And recruiters are specialists in the business of matching people – each with their unique personality, abilities, experience, etc. to their clients’ open positions and specific needs. Understanding how the recruiting process works will help make the recruiting process work for you.

Important concepts to understand:

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Everybody has lofty goals for work-life balance. Many a blog and even books have been written about the subject, but can we really achieve it and how important is it anyway? The fact is that only you can decide how important it is to you. And, like everything else in life, the priority level you place on it will determine whether or not you can achieve it.

We could give you a list of ten tips on what to do, but that’s already been written and in the end, having all the tips is like building the walls of a home before you lay the foundation.

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Whether you were recently promoted or you walked the management trenches for years, taking time to evaluate and assess your management skills is time well spent. Even world-class athletes keep looking for ways to improve their skills. Consider these tips

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Whether you’re an entry-level employee dealing with overload at work and a family crisis at the same time or a top-level manager wading through office politics to cool the flames of conflict before they erupt into a raging fire, resilience is crucial. Personal resilience is the ability reach deep inside yourself and grasp the strength to overcome an obstacle – to stand up again when you fall. It is the key that helps us not only to face a highly challenging situation, but also to prosper and grow in spite of it, or maybe, because of it.

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Customizing your resume to fit each position you are applying for is no longer an options for serious job seekers. Many employers and staffing companies are using an applicant tracking system (ATS). If you want your resume to rise to the top, it needs to fit the criteria – the key words – the system is seeking. Even if someone is physically going through resumes, they give 5-7 seconds for the first glance. Your resume had better have the right words, titles, etc. popping out or it will join the slush pile. Need some help customizing your resume? Follow these 6 steps.

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Strategic Thinking is an effective valuable tool for assessing the past and the present, and then creating a viable plan for the future. It is the art of applying both innovation and intentional thought processes to make connections between initial ideas, the plans, and the people acting upon them. The professional climate is constantly changing. Being able to see past “what you’ve always done” and considering the new approach is a crucial key to strategical thinking.

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“Networking is fundamental to how I run my business and how I create relationships. I love Networking because it has given me so many amazing opportunities and experiences in my life and I have met some incredibly inspiring and nurturing individuals with the advent of social media. I learn something each day with every connection. Networking is something we all can use. Networking is something we all need. Networking is something we can all improve upon.” Bobby Umar