Description: Join us for a discussion on how electricity distribution technology and business models will change in the future. Brunswick Landing is the ideal location for this conversation, as it has its own power grid, including an anaerobic digester generation facility that is providing electricity to the business park's tenants. Onsite technology partners are collaborating on innovative microgrid solutions to generate green, reliable power using real-time pricing mechanisms. What is the role of enhanced software, traditional utilities, manufacturers, and renewable energy in the electricity sector of the future? And, how will innovation in the electricity sector help inform Maine's energy, environmental, and economic Roadmap to the Future? 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Forum Speakers Include:
Kay Aikin - CEO, Introspective Systems, LLC (technology developer)
Thomas E. Brubaker, PE, CEM - Public Works and Utilities Manager, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (grid owner)
Brian A. Conroy, PE - Director, Network Projects & Initiatives, AVANGRID (electric utility)
Travis Wood - Vice President, Grid Solutions, Franklin Electric (SmartGrid monitor)
ACE (Association for Consulting Expertise) July 21 Program
SHORT VERSION DETAILS Date: July 21, 2017 Place: Portland Country Club in Falmouth Time: Breakfast & Networking: 7:30am - 8:30am Program: 8:30 - 9:30 Optional Roundtable Discussion: 9:30 - 10:30 Topic is: Helping Your Clients Make Decisions
Program: Growing, Protecting and Celebrating Maine's Family-Owned Businesses Presenters: Catherine Wygant Fosset, Executive Director of the Institute for Family-Owned Business Jennifer Nemi, Business Development Manager for Franklin Printing The Institute for Family-Owned Business is committed to supporting, strengthening and empowering family-owned businesses throughout the state of Maine and provides a wide range of continuing education programs, networking opportunities and consulting services.
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LONGER VERSION DETAILS GROWING, PROTECTING, AND CELEBRATING MAINE’S FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES Presented by Catherine Wygant Fossett, Executive Director of the Institute for Family-Owned Business and Jennifer Nemi, Business Development Manager of Franklin Printing Founded in 1994, the Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting, strengthening and empowering family-owned businesses throughout Maine. We strive to be a comprehensive resource for family business owners, executives, and employees. With the support and input of our members, associate partners, and sponsors, we continue to grow and welcome new participants who are availing themselves of our over 40 programs, educational opportunities, and events—more than 1,000 people in the past year alone! We define a family business wherein one owner either shares ownership or works in the business with at least one other family member (contemporaneously or over time) and has a commitment to the continuation of the enterprise. With the often quoted statics of 30 / 13 / 3 percent chance that a business will be passed down to the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation, we know we have our work cut out for us and we’re ready! Catherine Wygant Fossett joined the IFOB in 2014 as its executive director. Prior to joining, she was the executive director of the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce where she oversaw the 50th Anniversary of Windjammer Days, developed the Claw Down Lobster Bite Competition, and annually produced the region’s definitive travel guide. She is a graduate of the Maine Association of Nonprofits’ Executive Leadership Institute. A graduate of Bates College, she has served on dozens of boards including the Advertising Club of Maine, the World Affairs Council of Maine, MidCoast Chamber Council, Mobilize MidCoast Maine Leadership Committee, Maine Sports Commission, and Rotary. She currently serves on the board of the Amputee Association of Maine, the committee for Boothbay Treasures #Giving Tuesday, the Advisory Board for the MWM Maine Women Magazine, and the Boothbay Sea and Science Center Advisory Board. She lives with her husband in Boothbay, and is an avid boater and outdoor enthusiast with a love of great food and local crafts. Jennifer Nemi is a member of the third generation of a family-owned printing business, Franklin Printing in Farmington, Maine. Her grandfather Joseph Nemi started the company in the late 1960’s by purchasing the Livermore Falls Advertiser and Franklin Journal. In the late 70’s, early 80’s Joe’s two sons came on board, Greg and Dick. The business expanded throughout the 70’s and 80’s by continually increasing its commercial printing sales. In 1986, at the urging requests of his sons, Joe decided to sell the newspaper business and focus solely on commercial printing. Over the years Franklin Printing has continued to grow and reinvest its profits into the most advanced equipment in technology. In 2008 it moved into the digital printing business adding another market segment to the mix. Today their services range from offset printing to wide format. Prior to joining the family business, Jennifer attended Endicott College and graduated with a BS in Marketing. After college she stayed in Massachusetts and worked in the marketing/business development field for a large commercial contractor. After tiring of the city life she relocated to Vermont and continued in the same field of construction, doing marketing and business development as well. While in Vermont she ran 2 half marathons and completed the Chicago Marathon. With a strong urge to get back closer to family and the ocean, Jennifer and her boyfriend moved to Maine in the spring of 2015. In the fall of 2015 she transitioned into her role as Business Development Manager for Franklin Printing. She works out of her home office in Portland which is a nice central location to customers. She’s a member of the Next Generation Peer Advisory group and Membership committee at the IFOB and belongs to the Falmouth Connects networking group in Falmouth. In her free time you can catch her skiing at Sugarloaf in the winter and boating or spending time on the beach in the summer. She’s also competing in her first triathlon this July. For more information on the IFOB - Visit www.fambusiness.org
Roundtable: (this is an optional segment following the program meeting) Help your Clients make Decisions. Smart decisions accelerate success. Tough decisions in life & business become easier with tools and strategies. In this Round Table, Angela will share a simple and effective tool that she uses with her clients that clarifies the decision making process. Competent + Confident = Extraordinary. Her mantra, “Smart decisions deliver great results!”
The Facilitator: Angela Chute CLBC, Results Strategist with Authentic Compass Inc. Angela works with motivated people, equipping them as Bold Leaders, Smart Decision Makers and Impactful Change Agents, starting with their most belligerent, inconsistent, and challenging follower…the one in the mirror. Angela brings a unique combination of real world perspectives from the fields of Human Resource Management & Risk Management from both public and private sector to benefit her clients. Angela is a Speaker, writer and Mastermind Facilitator and workshop leader with over 20 years of helping people develop Results based action plans. Authentic Compass’s message is …..There is POWER in a Single Decision. People hire Angela when they are READY to gain clarity, take control, and work LESS with better RESULTS. Authentic Compass Inc offers 3 Development Tracks. 1. Leadership 2. Decision Making 3. Change Agent
Background HR - Human Resource Management - USM Licensed Property and Casualty Producer Maine 2000 CIC - Certified Insurance Counselor National Designation 2005 CLBC - Certified Coach 2014
Join the Women in Family Business from the Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) for this customized series that includes six (6) sessions of instruction and golf with twelve (12) total hours of instruction and golf, greens fees & cart fees, and complimentary beverage (wine or beer) after golf.
Back by popular demand, we'll be led by Matt Gaynor and Nonesuch’s new PGA professional, Jim Fairbanks. We’ll break into small groups based on your ability from beginner to expert and work on techniques to hone your skill at whatever level. If you have clubs, please bring them, if not, we will have plenty to choose from. Afterwards there will be plenty of time for networking and refreshments.
The goal of this program is to offer instruction, golf and understanding of the game in a fun and social environment. One-on-one instruction will be available both on the golf course and driving range and will be set up to meet the specific needs of all individuals.
The 203-acre facility in Southern Maine features a meticulously maintained 18-hole public championship golf course, a modern 2,500 square-foot clubhouse, a full-size practice range and two putting greens, as well as a golf academy with professional PGA Instruction. Their staff is experienced, friendly, and professional.
The club’s namesake, The Nonesuch River, runs directly through the golf course property, creating “wetland areas” which support a variety of plant and animal species. Their maintenance philosophy is to continue to provide an ongoing, thriving wildlife habitat throughout the wetlands and forested areas. Nonesuch is unique in that there is no development on the golf course except for the clubhouse and golf-related amenities. It is truly a golf course situated in its natural environment.
Join us for our Wine and Wrinkle Prevention Night Skin Expert Event Artne Spa located inside the Westin Portland Harborview Thursday July 13th 4-7pm
Discover how to bestow your skin with youth radiance and real beauty Enjoy a little wine and snack while enjoying a complimentary Professional Skin Consultation 10% off Products that evening and gift bags
Action: How to Kick Start Your Succession Plan Panel moderated by Tony Payne with panelists: David Jean, Albin, Randall & Bennett; Timothy Benoit, Perkins Thompson; Jim Lyon, Summit 9 Consulting and Jeannine Pendergast, Spinnaker Trust
Reaction: Best Practices to Manage Taxes Now and in the Future panel led by Baker Newman Noyes and BerryDunn – Wednesday, August 23; 8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Traction: Free Federal and State Resources for Family-Owned Businesses and IFOB Associate Partners / Member Services Showcase including Amy Bassett of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Brian Whitney of the Maine Technology Institute, Nancy Strojny of Portland SCORE, and Commissioner Gervais from the Department of Economic and Community Development – Wednesday, October 25; 8 - 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast and networking, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Program, 10:00 – 12:00 noon IFOB Associate Partner / Member Services Showcase
The first program will address questions such as: what are the obstacles to succession planning, what questions to ask to begin the process and who to turn to for guidance. The goal is for business owners and family members to be better prepared when they begin the succession planning process.
Through a moderated panel, each panelist will share their own unique experiences in helping business owners with their succession plan. The panelists will address key questions that owners need to ask themselves at the outset of the process. The Program will also cover unique transition considerations for family-owned businesses and overcoming obstacles.
Jeannine Pendergast - Vice President, Senior ESOP Client Advisor, Spinnaker Trust A native of Rochester, NY Jeannine began her career in public accounting for companies in all industries, including employee benefit plans. She joined Stewart’s Shops Corp, a company that sponsored a large ESOP plan in Saratoga Springs, NY. As an internal trustee for the plan, she managed the administration of the plan, including internal record keeping; repurchase obligation studies, annual stock valuation analysis, education and advising on day to day operational issues. Jeannine joined the Spinnaker Team in 2015 where she ensures all Spinnakers’ fiduciary obligations are fulfilled and strives to be a trusted resource for all their ESOP clients.
Littler Breakfast Club: Social Media in the Workplace
In the age of technology, organizations have adopted social media as a tool to reach internal and external audiences. When considering the workplace alone, social media can be instrumental in forwarding your organization’s culture; however, it can be a detriment to the environment if the appropriate policies are not put in place to regulate the use of social media platforms.
Join Littler on Thursday, July 20th at the Portland Chamber of Commerce for our next Breakfast Club. We will lead an interactive discussion on Social Media in the Workplace, and how various networking platforms impact the workplace.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 Program: 8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
Location: Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce 443 Congress Street Map
Organization Twitter Account username, if any @comicexpo
Event Details Casablanca Comics presents the 2017 Portland Comic Expo, a one day comic convention featuring comic artists, dealers, cosplay and programming. A full day event for comic fans! Comic books! Dealers! Artists! Cosplay! Programs! Don't miss it!
Admission: $5 Sunday, October 29th, 10am - 5pm Portland Exposition Building 293 Park Avenue, Portland