Aroostook Pageant Market, a collaboration between Micmac Farms, the Presque Isle Farmers Market, and the town of Caribou, held a pageant market occasion on Jan. 11 on the Micmac Farms constructing in Caribou.
Editor’s be aware: The next is the primary of two articles highlighting among the high enterprise tales from 2020. This text highlights occasions from January to June. The second installment will probably be printed Jan. 6.
Aroostook Pageant Market, a collaboration between Micmac Farms, the Presque Isle Farmers Market, and the town of Caribou, held a festival market event on Jan. 11 at the Micmac Farms building in Caribou. The occasion celebrates native farmers, crafters and artisans all through the area.
Reno’s Household Restaurant, based by Renaud “Reno” Corriveau in 1965, celebrated their fifty fifth anniversary of creating one-of-a-kind pizzas for individuals from Aroostook County and past.
Playtime Adventures, a leisure facility in Caribou filled with trampolines, arcade video games, and a myriad of actions for younger youngsters, already saw more than 1,000 visitors just weeks after holding a soft opening in early January.
The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation presented the Dahlgren-Skidgel Farm of Hope with a $2,500 check to help with the group’s annual electrical energy prices. The four-cabin facility is operated by United Veterans of Maine in Caribou and homes homeless veterans and their households.
The Maine Department of Labor held two meetings in Presque Isle for former employees of Sitel, a nationwide name middle that closed its doorways on Oct. 31, 2019, leaving roughly 100 staff with little time to seek for new jobs.
Pat’s Automotive, a business on Main Street in Caribou, celebrated 60 years of business. All through that point, the enterprise has continued to remain within the household with Patrick Belanger’s son Wayne, his spouse Mary Lee, and their Scott working the complete service station and storage.
Burger Boy reopened with a new owner and a fresh coat of paint in early March. Dustin Mancos, a Caribou native who additionally owns Winnie’s in Presque Isle, bought the restaurant across the begin of the brand new 12 months, and stated that working Burger Boy has been a private dream for almost a decade.
The Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce Buyer Service Award for February went to Bechard’s Grille in Caribou.
With latest state and federal orders to shut non-essential companies and limiting entry to others, Caribou City Council discussed offering assistance to local businesses as they struggled to remain afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Caribou City Council discussed a one-time stimulus package that might give every full-time worker $500 price of present playing cards to native companies and every everlasting part-time worker a card for $250 in an effort to assist each staff and companies amid the pandemic.
A buyer expressed interest in purchasing Caribou’s former Sitel building on Sweden Avenue, which closed on Oct. 31, 2019, based on Caribou Metropolis Supervisor Dennis Marker.
Caribou City Council unanimously awarded a North Main Street mill and fill treatment project to local business Soderberg Construction for $338,675 throughout a gathering held by way of the Zoom app.
Cary Medical Center announced that it joined the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, a motion to enhance well being look after older adults, contributing to a objective of 20 % of U.S. hospitals and well being techniques changing into age-friendly by 2020.
Cary Medical Center transitioned from a private security firm to an in-house security force with the objective of enhancing affected person and employees security. The transfer follows a number of months of program analysis, together with the enter of entrance line employees and senior management.
City Council unanimously approved a one-time $40,000 stimulus package for metropolis staff within the type of present playing cards to be spent at native companies.
Cary Medical Center announced that the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved the hospital for in-house COVID-19 testing as the primary hospital with such a designation. The state nod implies that individuals examined at Cary may have outcomes inside hours versus three days, because the outcomes are decided on the Caribou hospital.
Local real-estate developer Dana Cassidy purchased the former Sitel building in Caribou, which closed its doorways final October. Cassidy stated he couldn’t but announce any particular plans for the positioning on the time, however that he was talking to 2 leases.