General manager

BANGOR — Dawnland LLC announced recently that Bangor native Edward Noonan has joined the company as the general manager overseeing Jordan Pond House, Cadillac Mountain and Thunder Hole operations in Acadia National Park. For information, go to

Founder’s Award

BANGOR — J C. Penney Company Inc. recently honored its top performing stores with the Founder’s Award at a special leadership conference in Dallas on March 25. The Award is the company’s highest distinction for leadership excellence, recognizing top performers from across the company.

At this year’s ceremony, only 104 of approximately 1,060 stores, six out of 52 districts and four out of 14 supply chain facilities received the award, including the JCPenney store located at the Bangor Mall, led by store manager Wendy Jacques.

The Founder’s Award is presented to teams that  excel in the areas of financial performance, customer and client service and business expertise.

Top 1200

BANGOR — Barron’s has announced that UBS Financial Adviser Robert C. Allen of Veazie has been included in Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors list for 2015. He has been ranked No. 2 in Maine on the list.

This list is released annually to recognize financial advisers who have risen to the top in their industry and represent the 1,200 most influential advisers by state.

Allen credits his success to his outstanding investment team in Bangor and a sincere focus on putting clients first.

With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, he is responsible for managing the investment group of Argosy Wealth Management.

Allen received a bachelor’s degree from Bentley College after completing four years in the United States Air Force. In the Bangor community, he serves on several organizations’ boards and advisory committees.

New representative

BANGOR — The Edward Jones firm announced that John Byrne has been named to take over the Edward Jones office at 482 Stillwater Ave. Suite 1. For information, call 947-1841 or email

Device workshop

BANGOR — U.S. Cellular will present a device workshop 9-10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at 33 Mid Mall Boulevard. The workshop is open to everyone, and you don’t have to be a U.S. Cellular customer to attend. To RSVP for the workshop, call the store at 942-5218.

New market

ORONO — A new market has opened in Orono. Layla’s Bazaar is a small grocery that features Mediterranean and Middle Eastern groceries including Halal meat, spices, groceries and gift items, according to a flyer that announced the store’s grand opening on March 20.

Layla’s Bazaar is located at 16 Mill St. in the same building as the Orono Pharmacy. It is open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For information, go to Layla’s Bazaar Facebook page or call 866-0815.

Financial advisers

ORONO — Blair Genther has been promoted in the Orono office of Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. as a financial adviser.

Genther will be part of Harlan, McGillvray, Kallem and Hackmann, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Service Inc., 44 Main St. For information, call Genther at 619-0440.

Also, Justin R. Harlan has become an Ameriprise Financial private wealth adviser. He can be reached at 619-0440 or