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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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12:36 pm , 02/24/2015 Springborn Staffing

Social media is today’s communication. Whether Facebook, LinkedIn, Google accounts, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other online connections, social media creates 24/7 relationships – something we both love and hate. Using social media tools is essential to business and, to many people, it’s a significant part of their occupation. Just as etiquette is an important part of face-to-face communication, it is also an important part of social media. In fact, the rules of etiquette for social media follow the same principles your grandmother taught.

10:28 am , 02/18/2015 Springborn Staffing

Performance reviews are often viewed as a necessary evil; considered at worst, a battle and at best, a total waste of time. With a change of attitude, however, and adequate preparation, a performance review can be a tool for professional growth.

10 tips for turning your review from a nightmare to a dream

11:53 am , 02/10/2015 Springborn Staffing

Performance reviews tend to be the bane of HR job responsibilities, but when they are approached and conducted with the right attitude, they can be a positive part of your company’s growth strategy. Regardless of your company’s method/approach, you can improve your effectiveness with these basic guidelines.

5:03 pm , 02/03/2015 Springborn Staffing

Even the most introverted among us desires friendship and positive interactions with others. Building positive relationships in our professional life can be as necessary as it is in our personal life. In fact, studies reveal that people who develop strong healthy work relationships are more engaged in and more satisfied with their jobs. Professionals who build and maintain good relationships with their customers, suppliers, and other key stakeholders are more successful.

4:58 pm , 01/27/2015 Springborn Staffing

Last week we discussed the value of having a mentor and the incredible tool is is in personal and professional development. We discussed how and where to find a mentor, what to expect, and the mentees personal responsibilities. This week we will focus on the mentor. Mentoring is a wonderful opportunity to help someone grow. Yes it requires commitment, but it also proves beneficial not only to the mentoree, but to the mentor.

3:19 pm , 01/20/2015 Springborn Staffing

Mentoring – one-on-one training, advising, and inspiring- is an incredible personal development tool, which benefits and empowers both the mentor and the mentored. In a successful mentoring relationship, both individuals experience both personal and career growth. In fact, many businesses and organizations are discovering the value of creating a mentoring program within their ranks.

5:01 pm , 01/13/2015 Springborn Staffing

We’ve all read the stories of the underdog sports team, who came together under an inspiring coach and attained the impossible victory. The same principles that achieve remarkable success apply in business. Inspiring leadership and powerful teamwork fosters incredible success. So, what are these principles?

3:18 pm , 01/06/2015 Springborn Staffing

Employers are responsible for creating a safe and secure workplace, including an environment free from sexual harassment. Preventing harassment is easier than dealing with it, or the resulting lawsuits. Follow these tips to keeping your company free from the destruction sexual harassment causes.

9:41 am , 12/30/2014 Springborn Staffing

You finally landed the job of your dreams – or at least the one that is closest to it. You want to stay there until you decide to climb over the fence to greener pastures. Include job security in this year’s list of resolutions – nothing complicated – just basic attitudes and actions that ensure your boss will never want you to say goodbye.
I resolve to:
Exceed expectations. I will accomplish this by
• Arriving on time, and being willing to stay late when the occasion requires it.

2:34 pm , 12/23/2014 Springborn Staffing

Regardless of religious preferences, most people celebrate Christmas and enjoy gift exchanges. Finding the perfect gift can be a stressor, however, especially for the friend or family member who has everything they need. Why not try the gift of “giving”? Giving of yourself and your time. I know – you’re already stretched and need to squeeze 36 hours into 24 as it is, but that’s just another reason to give the gift of “giving” – it forces you to take a break from your hectic schedule and get a little rejuvenation yourself.