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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.

Careers

2:50 pm , 07/28/2015 Springborn Staffing

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

7:28 pm , 07/21/2015 Springborn Staffing

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.

10:04 am , 07/14/2015 Springborn Staffing

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.

5:44 pm , 07/07/2015 Springborn Staffing

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.

4:07 pm , 06/30/2015 Springborn Staffing

“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

5:31 pm , 06/23/2015 Springborn Staffing

You’ve and your staffing company have invested time and money recruiting the perfect candidate for your open position. In fact, actual cost of replacing an employee can equal 150-200% of the salary tied to the position. In spite of that, 20% of new hires leave within 45 days, and you have to start the process over again. Partnering with the right staffing agency makes a significant difference, but don’ overlook the key you hold in your hand – quality intentional onboarding.

4:11 pm , 06/16/2015 Springborn Staffing

More and more companies are using contingent workers and, according to the 2014 Global Analysis of the Contingent Workforce Index (CWI), estimates expect the growth to continue, predicting as many as 64.9 million in the contingent workforce in the United States by 2020. While there is a down side to everything, there are multiple benefits of joining the “temp” ranks.

5:17 pm , 06/09/2015 Springborn Staffing

Polishing your resume? Don’t forget your volunteer work and experience. Many candidates brush it aside because they weren’t paid for their services, but experience is still experience. Furthermore, including a repertoire of volunteer activity reveals strength of character and indicates your compatibility to company culture. Your volunteer experience can be especially relevant for recent grads who have the education, but haven’t had time to build experience or for those who are re-entering the workforce after an extended leave of absence.

6:07 pm , 06/02/2015 Springborn Staffing

Millenials are the workforce of today. Although the actual numbers vary from one report to another, everyone seems to agree that the millennial’s population is now the largest. As Baby boomers retire, millennials are running the ship. Yes, Gen Xers, lie between the other two, but they lost out, having been born in the shorter time period, and during the time that the average family size was shrinking. All this to say, that if you want to create a strong connection between your employees and your company – a connection that creates retention, it’s time to engage Millennials.

1:26 pm , 05/26/2015 Springborn Staffing

LinkedIn – at 300 million members and growing – is the leading social networking site for professionals. LinkedIn company pages offer a can’t-miss opportunity for your company to promote services and share important updates with people in your field. It’s a plus for your company and your partnering staffing firm when you need top talent. Best of all? It’s free and easy.

Here are 5 quick guidelines to get you started:

1. Write a summary that sticks