People & Business: April 20

Thos. Moser celebrates 50th anniversary

On Feb. 2, 1972, Tom and Mary Moser resolved to walk into an unsure future by commencing Thos. Moser home furniture firm, with no idea their consumers would just one day contain presidents and popes.

Thos. Moser founders Tom and Mary Moser are celebrating the company’s golden anniversary this yr. Alongside with a few presidents and two popes, Thos. Moser has made furniture for private residences and universities. Contributed

“We had no unique explanation to think we could realize success, but I experienced to make things out of wood. It was as easy as that,” reported Tom Moser, who still left a placement as a Bates University professor to begin Thos. Moser.

Over the many years, it has designed and developed household furniture for the George W. Bush Presidential Center and the Ronald Reagan Library, alongside with a lectern desk for Invoice Clinton. Thos. Moser also crafted ceremonial seating for Pope Benedict XVI‘s check out to the White Home in 2008 and Pope Francis‘ go to to Philadelphia in 2015. The enterprise also developed a chair for the New York Community Library and home furnishings for Harvard, Yale and Duke universities.

“In the 50 many years due to the fact our begin, much has altered in the environment,” mentioned Aaron Moser, chairman of Thos. Moser, but timeless designs are however crafted with delight from the highest top quality resources using standard woodworking approaches.

Due to the fact 1987, Thos. Moser has operated out of a 90,000-square-foot workshop in Auburn, with nearly 70 craftsmen and craftswomen and showrooms in Freeport, Boston, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco.

Thos. Moser likens its powerful root procedure of household, companions, colleagues and consumers to that of the American black cherry tree, which they harvest in the Allegany Plateau to make a lot of their sustainable household furniture, together with walnut from the Missouri riverbanks.

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Open for company

Optima Dermatology & Professional medical Aesthetics opened a new practice in Scarborough April 18, at 71 U.S. Route 1, with plans  to construct a new condition-of-the-artwork facility close by in Portland. The follow will be led by board-qualified skin doctor Daniel Cuozzo, DO, FAAD, who has been serving sufferers for extra than 25 years.

Recognition

Evergreen Credit Union received the Smaller Company Administration District Director Award in recognition of the credit union’s endeavours to boost the use of SBA courses and obtain to programs like the Paycheck Security Method. In the course of fiscal calendar year 2021, Evergreen CU presented more than $2.3 million in 504 loans and above $9 million in PPP loans, and as a outcome, was ranked to start with among the all Maine credit unions.

Granted

Obtaining Our Voices, the grassroots nonprofit business marshaling survivor voices to crack the silence of domestic abuse, has been awarded $10,000 by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation. The grant is earmarked for the Get Out Remain Out Fund that empowers females to get out and keep out of dangerous personal lover cases, and get and preserve their young children harmless as properly.

Save the date

Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce will host PROPEL, the “young professionals” board, at its 1st in-particular person networking occasion for 2022 at Growing Tide Brewing Business at 103 Fox St. in Portland.

Tickets for the “Spring Again Into Networking” occasion at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, are available through Eventbrite. Early fowl admission is $10. Tickets at the doorway are $15 and evidence of COVID-19 vaccination is expected for entry. The celebration is open up to the community and light appetizers and bar support will be accessible.

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