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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

3:45 pm , 11/25/2014 Springborn Staffing

As Thanksgiving Day approaches,
Our blessings we recall;
The things we are most thankful for,
We recollect them all.
You are really special,
In all you say and do.
You made a difference in our lives;
We’re thankful now for you.
Joanna Fuchs

3:08 pm , 11/18/2014 Springborn Staffing

“The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

4:36 pm , 11/11/2014 Springborn Staffing

Working in a dysfunctional office is stressful and often prompts employees to look elsewhere, but what if you are the office manager? Leaving may not be an option and, to be brutally honest, you are the responsible party – leaving may only mean taking it with you. This is not to say that you are the dysfunctional person, but rather that, as manager, you are responsible for setting the tone. It is your “job” to recognize and correct dysfunction.

5:00 pm , 11/04/2014 Springborn Staffing

In our global economy, cultural barriers in the workplace become more common every day. The insight to recognize these problems and the wisdom to deal with them in affirmative, productive ways is essential for HR professionals, management staff, and your entire workforce. Cultural barriers are both verbal and nonverbal.

1:08 pm , 10/28/2014 Springborn Staffing

Every company continuously needs to adapt to the rapid advancement of technology. The needs and preferences of employers, their staff, and their clients/customers are constantly changing. Any given industry’s ability to make these changes and continue to grow is dependent upon the leadership. It takes leaders who are aware of the changing landscape and are willing to shift their approach and policies accordingly. Leaders who follow these keys:
Recognize our Knowledge Economy

3:27 pm , 10/21/2014 Springborn Staffing

Authenticity: a key to professional growth. Before we can discuss it, however, we need to understand it. Authenticity is not a professional word for the me-ism of dumping any and every thing you think about any and every situation – the in-your-face blast of your views about any and every subject – the regurgitation of any and every intimate detail of your life in the office, at the water cooler, or on your social media sites. Authenticity begins with the ability to be honest with yourself.

4:24 pm , 10/14/2014 Springborn Staffing

From management to entry-level, in professional and industrial situations, individuals come from various backgrounds and life situations. They have various temperaments and personality traits. There are introverts and extroverts. From baby boomers to millennials, they have different attitudes and expectations. There is going to be workplace conflict. The answer is dealing with promptly and effectively. Following these eight keys will give you a head start.

3:17 pm , 10/07/2014 Springborn Staffing

We live and work in a world of Me-ism. Too often the focus is on what I want, how I want it, when I want it. Whether it’s a business or an individual, when acknowledgement of, and appreciation for, a job well done is expressed, the ripple effect can be immeasurable. When a business takes time to show appreciation to their employees, the ripple effect often spurs respect for their name, increases their productivity, and ultimately, fosters success.

3:27 pm , 09/30/2014 Springborn Staffing

Investing in your community reaps many rewards. It builds your local community, provides for those in need, and inspires other individuals and businesses to do likewise. As an added blessing, it not only promotes a positive public image and encourages trust; it often results in company growth. Taking specific steps to invest in your community is a great way to both give back to those who have supported your business, and pay forward.

6 ways to show your community that you care:

4:07 pm , 09/16/2014 Springborn Staffing

Are you struggling to fill positions? Do you feel like your competitors are snagging the top talent? Is turnover hurting your bottom line? It’s time to revamp your hiring strategies.