We're seeking nominations for the 17th annual Business Leaders of the Year!
Every year Mainebiz recognizes three business leaders for outstanding performance — two companies large and small and one non-profit. Mainebiz seeks nominations from the business community to help us identify potential honorees.
*A CEO or executive director at his/her company or organization.
*A leader who has helped the company or organization achieve a significant accomplishment in 2016 and/or celebrated a major milestone.
*A leader who operates his/her company in a socially responsible manner and is active in community service.
*A leader who is innovative and shows creativity in their business decisions.
Nominees chosen will be featured in the March 20th issue of Mainebiz and will be honored at the annual Business Leaders of the Year reception on May 11th at the Portland Country Club.
E2Tech January Forum: Maine DEP Commissioner Paul Mercer & Senior Management Team
E2Tech is excited to host Maine's Air, Land, Water, and Waste leaders from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. to discuss environmental and regulatory challenges and goals in the year ahead. What are the trends in environmental quality? What regulatory actions are making a difference and what's new on the horizon? What are emerging contaminants and issues of concern? We are also interested in how the DEP assists businesses through the state regulatory maze to promote jobs and businesses in the environmental services sector. Maine Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Paul Mercer will introduce all members of DEP's Senior Management Team (including Regional Office Directors), their responsibilities at the agency, and their priorities for the coming years. Senior management will then be available to field questions and to obtain input from attendees.
Dave Burns, Remediation and Waste Management Bureau Director
David Madore, Communications Director
Tina Zabierek, Policy Director
Bill Longfellow, Innovation and Assistance Director
Marybeth Richardson, Southern Maine Regional Office Director
Susanne Miller, Eastern Maine Regional Office Director
Nick Archer, Northern Maine Regional Office Director
Junior League of Portland, ME Hosts SOLD Film Screening to Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking
PORTLAND, Maine (January 13, 2017) – To raise awareness of the global epidemic of human trafficking in support of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Junior League of Portland, Maine, will host a free screening of the film, SOLD. The film, which is based on true stories, narrates the experience of Lakshmi, a 13-year-old survivor of human trafficking.
WHEN: Thursday, January 19, 2017 6:00-9:00 p.m. WHERE: The University of New England Alumni Hall* Newberry Room 716 Stevens Ave. Portland, Maine
* Complimentary parking is available behind Alumni Hall.
In 2016, the Junior League of Portland, Maine launched a partnership with the Maine Freedom Project to support our issue area of reaching youth at risk. Together, the organizations are working to educate the local community on the prevention of sexual exploitation and trafficking in the greater Portland area.
About SOLD SOLD is a narrative, feature film adaptation of the globally acclaimed novel by Patricia McCormick. Based on true stories, SOLD, is the story of Lakshmi who journeys from a pastoral, rural village in Nepal to a gritty brothel/prison called Happiness House in Kolkata, India. Through one extraordinary girl’s story, SOLD illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, which affects millions of children around the globe every year. Globally the average age of a trafficked girl is 13, the same age as the girl in the film. SOLD is a call to action, and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit.
About the Junior League of Portland, ME The Junior League of Portland, ME is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League of Portland, ME reaches out to women of all races, religions, and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism. To learn more, please visit us at www.jlpmaine.org and find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jlpmaine.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland
Over 700 of the state's leading real estate experts are expected to attend MEREDA's TD BANK sponsored Signature Event. This annual conference attracts hundreds from Maine's real estate, construction, finance, architecture, legal, engineering, tourism, and economic development communities, the largest gathering of commercial real estate professionals in Maine.
Each year, MEREDA assembles some of Maine's top real estate leaders to provide the annual Economic Overview and Outlook on Maine's economy, along with the popular Market Overview by property type focusing on both Commercial and Residential Forecasts. Attendees gain valuable insights on the state of the economy and what lies ahead in the coming months for the real estate industry.
Registrations are now being accepted. Register now for this must-attend event.
Continuing Education Credits: This course has been APPROVED for 4.0 Hours of Real Estate Broker, Appraiser, Legal, and Architect Continuing Education Credits.
In this full day conference, Verrill Dana’s Labor & Employment attorneys will provide updates on recent legal developments and many of the resources needed to succeed in 2017. Starting with the 2016 Year in Review, the event will cover an array of important topics and best practices for HR professionals, managers and business owners. Held at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel on January 26 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, breakfast and lunch are included, followed by a fun networking gathering at the Top of the East.