A Lewiston company plans to add up to fifty jobs in Pittsfield.Argo Marketing Group is moving into the former GCS call center in Somerset Plaza.The plan is to immediately hire twenty customer care agents and another thirty within two months.Owner Jason Levesque says they’re already accepting applications.”We’re looking for someone with a cheerful disposition, we want people to be happy here, that’s why we’re remodeling the entire facility now, we want them to love their job, love their consumers, love their customers and be part of the Argo family this isn’t a job, it’s a career,” he said.For more information, visit argomartketinggroup.com.The Pittsfield facility is scheduled to open January 2nd.
This December 25th will be a dual celebration for Joshua Parker.Besides being Christmas, it’s also the Guildford man’s 28th birthday.This year, Parker has extra reason to celebrate.As Joy Hollowell tells us, it’s truly a miracle he’s alive today.++++Joshua Parker was driving home last September.
Think you have the best chili or chowder around?Fire fighters in Rockland are challenging you to a cook off.It all happens Monday, December 19th at Trackside Station on Union Street in Rockland.Amateurs as well as professionals are being invited to enter their best recipes.Members of the public get to pick the winning taste.The event is a fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.The cook off goes from 5 to 8 p.m.Anyone interested in entering the contest should call Carl Anderson at 831-9323.
Environmentalists are expressing a mixture of worry and relief as a study panel wraps up its review of possible changes in Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission.The panel on Thursday finished its work on a report that stemmed from a bill to abolish LURC.RESTORE: The North Woods and the Natural Resources Council of Maine said they’re relieved the report does not recommend doing away with the agency, which regulates development in Maine’s vast unorganized lands.But the council opposes giving agency oversight to county officials, saying they lack statewide perspective to properly manage development.RESTORE says some of the recommendations could “emasculate” the agency and that they fail to increase public accountability for land-use decisions.(The Associated Press)
A customer service and marketing company in Lewiston, Maine, plans to expand and add up to 50 jobs.Argo Marketing Group says it has acquired the former GCS call center in Pittsfield and plans to hire 20 customer care agents immediately, followed by 30 more within two months.The company said Thursday that more growth is planned after that.CEO Jason Levesque says the expansion will give the Pittsifeld-Newport economy a local boost while allowing the company to tap into the area’s highly skilled and dedicated work force.(The Associated Press)
Help Keep ME Warm has shattered their original goal of raising a $140, 000 dollars thanks to a big check from an anonymous donor.Last month, Pat LaMarche of the Pulse Radio Show, camped out in a hobbit hole to raise funds for LIHEAP.The heating assistance program has seen some severe cuts in the past couple of months.The community donated over $25,000 dollars, which Stephen King matched.Then this week, an anonymous donor from out west called, wanting to make a $50,000 dollar donation and have Stephen King match it.King did, and that brought the total collected for LIHEAP funds to just over $240,000 dollars.