Pittsburgh-based baked goods supplier Smiley Cookie has finalized an agreement with five new independent regional sales representatives: Jon Wendinger, representing Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota; dual team Wayne Burden and Roberta Reiss, representing Northern New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine; Mark Thieleke, representing North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia; Penny Hughes, representing Florida; and Vince Bagwell, representing Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama.

Maine's Portland Herald Press recently published an article about lead promotional products distributor Geiger. In it, they cover the company's history dating back to 1878, its business practices, the company's move from New Jersey to Maine, and how the business has helped the local community.

My dad walked the Appalachian Trail. Yep, the whole thing from Georgia to Maine, all 2,175 miles of it. Over the course of months he battled the elements, the brutal terrain, and his own mind and body. And with every battle waged, slowly but surely he conquered each hurdle placed before him.

Augusta - The chemical Bisphenol-A also called, BPA could top Maine's worst of the worst toxic chemicals list. In Augusta Thursday the board of environmental protection (BEP) heard from dozens of people who support the ban of BPA in children's products. If banned it would be Maine's first "priority chemical" under the kid-safe products act of 2008. While the ban got a lot of support Thursday, some think it needs to be expanded even more to eliminate BPA in food packaging. Michael Belliveau is the executive director of the Environmental Health Strategy Center. Belliveau says, "This won't be a

K & R Precision Specialties announced the hiring of Jennifer Mason as sales manager for the Northeast including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

St. Charles, Illinois-based Warwick Publishing Company home of Warwick and Winthrop-Atkins announced the addition of Ron Remer and Dan Pigott from the Big East Sales Team as representatives in the Northeast region.

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