Page named executive director for Rockland Main Street, Inc.

By Daniel Dunkle | Mar 03, 2014
Gordon Page has been named executive director for Rockland Main Street, Inc.

Rockland — Gordon Page Sr. started his first day on the job Monday, March 3 as the new executive director of Rockland Main Street, Inc.

Page was hired to replace Lorain Francis, who served in the position for five years before taking a job with The Maine Development Foundation in December.

Page is the owner/operator of Gordon Page Marketing & Public Relations. He also served as vice president and director of Passenger Operations for Maine Eastern Railroad for seven years.

He served 13 of the past 14 years as a member of the Board of Directors for the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce, leaving the board in December.

Page said he is looking forward to doing some good in the community, helping people and local businesses as part of this new job.

He noted that his predecessor, Francis did a lot of fine work. He said the goal is to continue that work and enhance the efforts of the organization.

Rockland Main Street Inc. Board of Directors President Paul Benjamin echoed this sentiment March 3. He said Page will bring new ideas and fresh insights to Main Street Inc.

Rockland Main Street, Inc. is a national nonprofit program working to sustain a vibrant downtown through historic preservation, economic restructuring, promotion, design and organization. Its goals are to protect the community's sense of place, create jobs, generate new business, and bring investments to the local economy.

Comments (15)
Posted by: Richard Rockwell | Mar 05, 2014 08:48

Congratulations, I'm looking forward to an even more vibrant  Main Street  with your involvement....



Posted by: Cathy Ansart | Mar 05, 2014 08:42

Congratulations Gordon!  Awesome news!

 



Posted by: Wayne Keiderling | Mar 05, 2014 05:38

CONGRATULATIONS GORDON  !!!   I am sure you will do a excellent job.



Posted by: Charlene French | Mar 04, 2014 21:00

Congratulations Gordon!



Posted by: Ed Glaser | Mar 04, 2014 16:39

Good choice, and good luck. We can't just look to the past to find out where we are going, so keep your heart in Rockland's past but keep your eyes to the future.

 



Posted by: Sumner Kinney | Mar 04, 2014 13:03

The leadership of Rockland Main St has made an excellent choice for their new executive director. 



Posted by: Shari M. Closter | Mar 04, 2014 11:32

Congratulations, Gordon! You will accomplish great things for our community.



Posted by: Dan Bookham | Mar 04, 2014 11:20

Outstanding news- congratulations Gordon!



Posted by: Mary Lowell | Mar 04, 2014 11:11

Congratulations...Gordie...you will do great things !!!



Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Mar 04, 2014 09:43

Good luck bringing the fish packing business back. Last I knew the fish had been pretty well depleted. The only fish Rockland will dock is a species called "tourist".



Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Mar 04, 2014 08:48

Well Gordon, once again you do us all proud! I know you want good for all, but do not forget our roots on the ocean and include the blue collar worker by bringing fish packing, etc.-jobs back to the waterfront. Jobs bring the museums and downtown stores more money. What goes around comes around. Blue collar workers pay taxes, buy houses, support the downtown stores. Enough said!

Mickey McKeever



Posted by: Walter Guptill | Mar 04, 2014 07:59

Congratulations Gordon!



Posted by: Kate Miller | Mar 03, 2014 19:26

YYYYYYEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!  LUCKY MAIN ST!!!

 



Posted by: Don White | Mar 03, 2014 18:06

Gordon, Rockland Main Street is fortunate to have you at the helm.

Don White



Posted by: Brian Tarbox | Mar 03, 2014 17:23

Congratulations, Gordon! You will do good work for Rockland Main Street, Inc.



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Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette and news director for Courier Publications. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, who also works for Courier Publications, and two children.

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