Each fall Mainebiz invites key CEO’s from celebrated Maine businesses to share their personal stories of failure, success, and learning experiences in order to inspire others.
This year’s Topic: Sustaining a stable and successful corporate culture
In today’s economy, market changes, rapid growth, mergers and acquisitions are just some of the challenges that impact an organization’s culture and productivity. Whether you're a new CEO of an organization or president who has been with a company for many years, leadership plays a huge role in developing and sustaining cultures that lead companies to success. Hear personal stories from Maine CEOs who have taken creative approaches to fostering a strong corporate culture in transitional times.
Our panel will include; Carl Chatto, Managing Principal at Baker Newman Noyes; Chris Condon, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Senior Partner of United Insurance; Deanna Sherman, President and CEO of Dead River Company; and Marie Vienneau, President & Chief Executive Officer at Mayo Regional Hospital.
Tickets are $30 and include a plated breakfast. Be sure to arrive at 7:30 so you can network with other business owners, managers and more before the conversation begins! Interested in registering for a table of 10 or becoming a table sponsor? Contact Rebekah Roy at email@example.com for more details.
Featuring conservationist and business leader David Shaw, this is part of Maine Audubon’s Speaker Series. This event is 21+
On the occasion of the historic 2016 centennial celebrations of Acadia National Park and the US National Park Service, David Shaw, founder of IDEXX and Trustee of the National Park Foundation, collaborated with several organizations to launch a ‘second century stewardship’ program.
The program’s goal is to more powerfully engage science in America’s national parks to benefit park stewardship and to encourage public engagement in science through park experiences.
Part of the program was the creation of a 41-minute film, “Second Century Stewardship.” David Shaw will screen the film at this event, and the screening will be followed by a conversation.
Port Resources' "Fleet for the Street" Raffle is Port's effort to decrease reliance on dwindling government funding to meet the needs of those we support with developmental disabilities and/or behavioral health challenges throughout Cumberland and York counties.
Funds help support replacement costs for our residential fleet. Vehicles are used to transport the people we serve to medical appointments as well as engaging them in community activities in Southern Maine.
Only 250 tickets will be sold! 8 winning tickets drawn. Better odds than the lottery!!!
One $5,000 Grand Cash Prize,
Three $1,000 Cash Prizes,
Four $500 Cash Prizes.
Tickets available until November 17th at noon. Drawing on Nov. 17, 2016 at 3pm at Port Resources Central Office (winning ticket holders do not need to be present to win.)
Buy a ticket individually or go in on a chance to win and split the cost with friends, family!
click hereto purchase tickets on our website. On the homepage click on the "support us" button and look for the "Raffle" option.
For more information please call Donna at 207-828-0048 ext 106 or Stu Simon ext 117
"Port Resources is dedicated to empowering people with developmental and behavioral health challenges to live meaningful and fulfilled lives in their communities"
Food and drink provided by Allagash Brewing Co., Dockside Grill, European Bakery, Foreside Tavern, Leavitt & Sons Deli, Maine Craft Distilling, Nina's Variety, OceanView at Falmouth, Ricettas, Rivalries, Town Landing Market, USA Wine West, LLC, and more. October 29, 2016, 7:00-10:00pm The Auditorium at St. Mary's 43 Foreside Road Falmouth, ME
Who: Institute for Family-Owned Business Next Generation What: "From the sidelines, to the front line. Learning to Lead" 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. When: Thursday, October 20; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Includes Food Truck and adult beverages) Cost: IFOB Members – Complimentary; Future Members - $25 in person; Remotely - $15 Register & RSVP at:http://fambusiness.org/event-2200759
Family-owned businesses make up over eighty percent of Maine’s businesses. In any five-year period nearly 40% of family businesses will pass the baton to the next generation. Following our recent mentor/ protégée programs, we asked our Next Gen group what they need to prepare for this transition and found that leadership training is a primary focus. Join us for a panel discussion with our Next Gen senior managers who are all enhancing their leadership skills through an outside coach/consultant to help them as they adjust to their new roles. We'll ask them the following questions:
How and when did you decide you needed a leadership coach / consultant?
How did you choose the one you are working with now?
What have you gained from this relationship?
What would you recommend for others seeking this type of professional development?
What other resources are available?
For the 2nd half of the program, we'll have breakout sessions to further dive into this topic, facilitated by our panelists. We'll also have a fun Food Truck and adult beverages to enjoy. Attendees will have the chance to share their experiences and ask questions along with networking with other businesses. This program is intended to be a discussion about the concept and value of leadership coaching and not a promotion for any particular leadership coach. Individual names will not be discussed. Associate partners are welcome to attend and may indicate on the referral page of the IFOB website, if they offer leadership coaching in their practices. Moderator - Janet Cole Cross, Cole Cross Connections, IFOB Advisory Board Janet Cole Cross is the owner of Cole Cross Connections, LLC, where she coaches young people to follow their unique gifts and passions toward meaningful careers. She has a special interest in mentoring Next Generation family business members. Sharing her perspective as 3rd Generation in her family’s business (Cole’s Express), she first worked outside then inside and also consulted to Maine family businesses. Recently, she has created and facilitates two peer advisory groups for Next generation members, through the Institute for Family-Owned Business, in order for members to learn and grow from each other.
We'll hear from the following panelists all who have pioneered our IFOB Next Gen peer advisory groups:
Lindsay Skilling, Chief Executive Officer, Gifford's Ice Cream, IFOB Board Lindsay Skilling is a fifth-generation ice cream maker and CEO of Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream. With a staff of 41 year-round employees and sales of 1.9 million gallons of ice cream a year, Lindsay’s role includes oversight of operations, staff, five seasonal ice cream stands, and a thriving ice cream factory, which produces more than 100 flavors and distributes to hundreds of large and small retail locations from Maine to South Carolina. Lindsay was born in 1983 in Waterville and received a business degree from Bryant University. She is a wife and mother of two young children. Kimberly Wolak-Garrett, Chief Operating Officer & Franchise Owner, The Wolak Group, IFOB Board Kimberly Wolak-Garrett is a second-generation Franchise Owner and the Chief Operating Officer at The Wolak Group, helping run an organization of almost 100 Dunkin’ Donuts locations, 2,000 employees and several commercial real estate developments in Maine, New Hampshire and New York. Kim has expertise in brand development, operations, marketing and sales in both the film and wine industries while residing in Boston, Los Angeles, Malibu and Napa, CA as well. In addition to her diverse career, she is an active member of the Dunkin' Brands Maine Advertising Committee, Vice Chair for the Dunkin' Brands Maine Franchise Owner District Advisory Council, member of the Dunkin' Brands People Systems Sub-Committee and member of the Dunkin' Brands Sustainability Task Force Committee as well as serving on the board of directors for the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals (MSSPA). Dottie Chalmers Cutter, Vice President - Operations, Chalmers Insurance Group Dottie is the fourth generation of Chalmers to work in the family insurance business. Daughter of Bill Chalmers, she is from Bridgton and is a 2003 graduate of Bowdoin College. She joined the agency in 2005 and is a licensed Maine Property & Casualty Insurance Agent working primarily with small to large business owners. In 2012, she became Personal Lines Manager and is now the Vice President of Operations, overseeing 85 employees in the areas of commercial lines, personal lines, and agency assistance. Dottie has a passion for increasing awareness about insurance as a career in hopes of attracting more young professionals. She works with local area high schools to promote Project InVEST and is responsible for the establishment and recruitment of Chalmers’ internship program. Other interests include skiing, traveling, and spending time with her husband and three young children. Joe Capozza, Vice President, Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center Joe is Vice President and part of the third generation now managing Capozza Tile & Floor Covering Center. He also oversees the operations of its Commercial Projects Division. Joe graduated in 2005 from Bryant University with a BS in Business Administration. From 2006-2009 he worked for Bentley Prince Street, a Commercial Carpet Manufacturer, as a Sales Representative in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. In 2009 he joined the family business as a Commercial Project Estimator & Project Manager and was named Vice President in 2014.
Sponsored by: Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Husson University
PORTLAND, September 27, 2016 - Building new or renovating an existing facility is an expensive endeavor. Whether it is speculative office space, an industrial facility or a mixed use property, construction costs can spiral upward very easily. The potential surprises and unexpected occurrences during the process are enough to keep some out of the market.
Join MEREDA on October 26th for breakfast as Greg Patterson of PATCO Construction and Paul Lewandowski of Lavallee Brensinger Architects discuss how to better understand and manage the construction costs for commercial projects. Discussion topics will include right-sizing the building, the escalating cost of labor and materials and sharing insider knowledge and success stories.
About the Event: October 26, 2016 - 7:30AM to 9:00AM
Pepperell Mill Campus 40 Main Street Biddeford, ME Buffet Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 am Program: 8:00-9:00 am Registering for this Event: Member: $45 pp | Non-Member: $55 pp Prices increase by $10 after October 19
Your RSVP is requested by October 19, 2016. 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 October 19th. Visit www.mereda.org for more information and to register.
This MEREDA "Morning Menu" Breakfast Event is Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank, CES Inc., and Pepperell Mill Campus.
Developing a Winning Marketing Strategy that Attracts Customers
Have you struggled with developing a rock-solid marketing strategy that grows your brand and connects with customers? Learn how growing businesses use various marketing tactics and strategies to grow sales and their customer base. Storiies about successful marketing campaigns will be shared and what makes these campaigns successful. Attendees will learn: - Why knowing your customers is critical to developing a strategy - Who is your ideal customer and developing a persona - Where does your ideal customer get their news and hang out - Develop an actionable marketing strategy that produces results
You, our guests, will work with us to start the discussion about what role we can all play to make Maine a place where everyone has the same opportunities, regardless of race or ethnicity.
MaineCF Board Chair Dighton Spooner and President and CEO Steve Rowe will outline the foundation's vision for a prosperous Maine, one that fulfills MaineCF's core mission: to work with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people.
Register by October 25 $25 per person* Register online By phone: (877) 700-6800, ext. 845 *Tickets for lunch are not tax-deductible. Some need-based tickets may be available. Please email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maine Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth ME 04605 | (877) 700-6800