Page 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.
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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.
Dunkle has previously served as editor of The Republican Journal in Belfast. He has worked as a reporter and photographer in the Midcoast for 15 years.
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