9/21 Gulf of Maine Pairings Event, 5:30 pm - 7:30 p.m:
Join us Wednesday, September 21st, at Cellardoor at The Point for our second 4 course food and wine pairing event. Chef Craig Williams, owner of Churchill Events will be preparing an exquisite one-of-a-kind feast featuring the best seafood Maine has to offer, paired with Cellardoor wines. Our Pairings 101 classes will help you hone your tasting and pairings skills and give you the confidence to match wine with food at every meal.
9/30 VinFest 2016 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm:
We’re thrilled to announce that our annual event, VinFest, will be hosted at the site of our new tasting room on Thompson’s Point in Portland, ME! Tickets go on sale August 22nd at noon through Brown Paper Tickets and will sell out.
On Friday September 30th, we’ll be denouncing the Eighteenth Amendment as our forefathers did – with bathtubs of booze. Join us in Portland to be transported to the industrial era Roaring Twenties for an unforgettable evening of fine dining and live entertainment. All flappers, gangsters, and bootleggers 21 years of age and older are invited to join the fun!
VinFest 2016 will feature a multi-course dinner prepared by Chef Abigale Avey of Trillium Caterers with live entertainment from Wavelength, America’s Got Talent winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and Portland’s very own DJ Jon.
10/2 Pairings at the Point 1 pm - 4 pm:
On Sunday, October 2nd, join us for Pairings at the Point: An afternoon of indulgence, tasty treats and perfectly paired bites! Guests will be treated to a decadent array of stationed and passed food and beverage pairings presented by Trillium Caterers. Oyster and champagne is only the tip of the pairings iceberg – bubbles, wine, beer or bourbon – your pairings wish is our command. Tickets go on sale on August 22 promptly at 12:00PM and will be sold exclusively through BrownPaperTickets.com.
On Thursday, July 21 at 2 PM, the Greater Portland CareerCenter will begin a new regular workshop for employers:
Recruiting Strategies for Employers in a Tight Job Market
Many employers are frustrated that they are unable to attract qualified candidates to meet their employment needs, and they struggle to retain employees.
The goal of this Workshop is to bring together employers from different sectors to share best practices, explore creative solutions and learn about CareerCenter resources that can assist employers and employees. The topic will be a general overview of the workforce and broad solutions to the problems.
These solutions will be the basis for future workshops. Seating is limited so please call RuthAnne Haley at 822–3354 to reserve a space.
Junior Achievement's 30th Annual Golf Classic is September 19
Junior Acheivement's 30th Annual Golf Classic will take place on Monday, September 19th at Martindale Country Club in Auburn, ME. The event brings together businesses from across Maine for an 8:15 am shotgun start, followed by a Live Auction all to benefit JA.
Junior Achievement of Maine is a statewide nonprofit organization that is dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through hands on programs taught by business volunteers from the community. All of our programs are free to all teachers in Maine and our goal is for students to make the connections between what they are learning in school to their future career path.
Event Details The world renowned Thomas Heywood returns to the Kotzschmar Organ!
The internationally acclaimed organ virtuoso Thomas Heywood enjoys an outstanding reputation as one of the world’s finest concert organists. German critics have hailed him as the “Ironman der Orgel” (Ironman of the Organ).
An "acknowledged master," Thomas Heywood has traveled over 750,000 miles performing solo concerts on the most celebrated pipe organs across the globe. He has an ever-growing repertoire of over 5,000 works and was the first Australian musician in history to live as a professional concert organist.
Also a talented and prolific transcriber, Heywood’s published solo concert organ arrangements of the most famous classical and romantic music are performed by organists around the world.
Kotzschmar Konversation at 6:30pm in the Rehearsal Hall, September 20
MEREDA Hosts Annual Lewiston/Auburn Fall Networking Social
PORTLAND, August 22, 2016 - After the summer break, make plans to join the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) at Baxter Brewing Co. in Lewiston on September 22 from 5-7 pm for its Annual L/A Fall Social. Located in the historic Bates Mill, Baxter Brewing currently distributes its flavorful and unique craft beers statewide in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire & Vermont.
MEREDA's networking events attract key players in Maine's real estate industry. Come enjoy great food, Maine-made beer, and lively conversation with colleagues, friends and other industry professionals. A great forum to put a face with a name as well as make new business connections!
Interested in learning about the brewery? A guided tour will be available fifteen minutes before the event at 4:45 pm.
Registering for this Event: Your RSVP is requested by September 15th. Payment is expected at the time of registration. No refunds will be granted to anyone who registers, but fails to attend or who cancels after September 15th.
Ticket Prices: Members: $25.00 per person Non-Members: $35.00 per person
Prices increase by $10 after September 15.
MEREDA's Annual Lewiston/Auburn Fall Networking Social is sponsored by NAI The Dunham Group and Platz Associates. Visit www.mereda.org to register online.
Dinner at Chipotle to benefit the Center for Grieving Children 5-9PM September 26 Chipotle, 195 Kennebec St Suite 1, Portland ME 04101
Is there any greater combo meal than tacos with a side of giving back? Grab the gang and join the Center for Grieving Children on September 26, 2016 for tacos, burritos and guac (oh my!) at the new Chipotle located at 195 Kennebec St, Suite 1, Portland. From 5-9pm present the linked flyer http://www.cgcmaine.org/uploads/2016%20Food%20and%20Fundraiser%20Flyer.pdf (printed or on your mobile phone) and Chipotle will donate 50% of your purchase to the Center. Now that’s what we call a taco night! Supporting the Center has never been easier or more delicious! For more information, contact Carly Bouchard 207-775-5216 or email@example.com
Institute for Family-Owned Business When: Thursday, September 29, 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. (8-8:30 a.m. registration & networking; 8:30-10:30 a.m. workshop) Where: Husson University, Southern Campus, 340 County Road, Westbrook, ME 04092 Remote access available to dial-in. Must have hi-speed Internet access and a camera on your computer to connect and dial-in remotely. Cost: Members – Complimentary; Future Members - $25 in person; Remotely - $15 (Continental breakfast included at Husson University location) Register & RSVP at: http://fambusiness.org/event-2261965
As part of our overall programming theme for the year “Succession Planning in the 21st Century: A bridge to Successful Transitions” this workshop is the final in our Succession Planning Educational Series. The series consists of three seminars/workshops all at Husson University that all fall under the umbrella of Succession Planning. The first program was on Succession Planning 101: An Integrated Planning Model for the Family Business presented by Jane Hilburt-Davis and the second covered Awareness, Communication & Conflict Resolution in Succession Planning: The Game of Ten Played by Stephen Barton and Elizabeth Reuthe.
The final program today builds off research by White Horse Advisors that shows that 96% of business owners agree it’s important to have a transition strategy. Yet only 13% have a plan that is current and written. It is critical for families and businesses to plan for the inevitable transition, regardless of the outcome. This program will help them see their way clear of the reasons why planning isn't done and discuss several different outcomes in general terms. The program will help business owners identify important issues to consider in a transition, tools to help and possible outcomes.
We will give an overview of and answer questions about succession options including a family transition, ESOP and worker Co-op conversion. We will discuss how to plan for a successful family transition and what options this provides for the business. Next we’ll look at what a worker Co-op is (and isn’t!), how a transaction takes place, management succession options, potential tax benefits to the seller and the newly formed worker Co-op, and give several examples of Maine firms that have converted to worker Cooperatives.
For our final option we will discuss the ins and outs of ESOPs: What is it? How does it work? Will it work for me? Your take always will be to understand different ways ESOPs are structured (and why), characteristics of successful ESOPs and what drive the value in an ESOP.
Our goal of this program is for audience members to have a basic, nuts-and-bolts understanding of a range of options (structures and processes) for sustaining a family business when a principal is planning retirement, for possibly transitioning to a Co-op or an ESOP ownership option. We will cover basics and give relevant examples and leave as much time for audience discussion as possible. We will also have guest speakers who are owners who have gone through each type of transition option.
Our program will be facilitated by Seth Webber who will lead this discussion on how to successfully transition a family business within your family, to a Co-op or to an ESOP versus an outside sale.
Living a Life of Joy with Patch Adams and Northeast Hearing and Speech
On Friday, September 30, Northeast Hearing & Speech Center will bring Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams to Hannaford Hall in Portland to speak about Living a Life of Joy. Proceeds support our charitable, clinical programs for disadvantaged children & parent education.
Event Details Wednesday, October 5, 2016 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM Portland Museum of Art *The event is free of charge, but we ask that you please RSVP at the link provided. Note, lunch will be served.
While Arctic shipping routes are opening up new opportunities for businesses internationally, travel and transportation through the region and its near freezing water creates new challenges and needs for innovative technologies. This free symposium, in partnership with the Marine and Oceanographic Technology Network (MOTN) and in coincidence with The Arctic Council Plenary Sessions, will provide insights into developing industry and other standards for arctic and high latitude operations.
The half-day event will include a keynote presentation from Captain Andrew Norris, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.), Emeritus ADM Papp Professor of Maritime Security at the U.S. Naval War College; as well as panelists invited from the U.S., Canada and Iceland (so far) engaged in three panel discussions on operational challenges and need for technologies, development of technologies and standards for marine operations in the high latitudes, and Arctic opportunities.