Portland Regency Hotel 20 Milk Street Portland, ME
Buffet Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:00 AM Program: 8:00- 9:00 AM
As many Maine communities continue to experience a boom in housing development, public curiosity about the inner workings of the development process has elevated. What's driving decisions like site selection, target markets, and design choices? Make plans to join MEREDA for breakfast on December 8th at the Portland Regency Hotel in Portland as developers, Jonathan Culley of Redfern Properties and Ethan Boxer-Macomber of Anew Development share their approaches to Housing Development through case studies of recently completed projects.
This is the second installment in our development series! We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a very interactive and informative session. Please come to the event prepared to ask questions!
E2Tech Forum & Holiday Reception: Wake Up! A Convenient Forum on Climate Change & RGGI
The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is driving clean energy innovation in the Northeast while enabling states to achieve their climate goals cost effectively. RGGI's market-based system reduces carbon pollution from power plants and invests its revenues for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, including more than $50 million in Maine programs alone. These dollars leverage tens of millions more to help residents and businesses save money through weatherization and other improvements to their homes, buildings, and factories. RGGI's nine states are currently reviewing the program and considering changes to further cut emissions by 2030. With the right policy framework in place, we can achieve significant emissions reductions while continuing to grow the economy and create jobs. With the wrong adjustments, we may fall further behind in developing the technologies needed to slow climate change, achieve energy security, and transform our economy. This forum, on December 8th, examines RGGI's cap-and-trade system and how it works; evaluates RGGI's performance so far; looks at the role RGGI plays in achieving state greenhouse gas reduction and energy savings goals; and weighs revisions and alternatives for the future. Speakers Include:
Kathleen Meil – Marketing & Customer Relations Manager, Evergreen Home Performance
Peter Shattuck – Director, Clean Energy Initiative, Acadia Center
E2Tech Holiday Reception Our Annual E2Tech Holiday Reception will take place immediately following the forum. Come explore the cool new Cloudport co-working space, E2Tech's new office location!Relax and celebrate the holiday season while catching up with old friends and networking with new connections.
Next Gen Holiday Social to Learn about our Peer Advisory Groups & Sign up for 2017!
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. Given these statics the IFOB has created several Next Generation Peer Advisory Groups.
Join us, on December 8th, for our “Next Gen Social Mixer” to meet with the IFOB executive director, Catherine Wygant Fossett , Janet Cole Cross of Cole Cross Connections (who leads these groups) and fellow Next Geners to learn about these programs. Janet created and facilitates these groups in order for members to learn and grow from each other. Sharing her perspective as a 3rd Generation in her family’s business (Cole’s Express), she first worked outside then inside and also consulted to Maine family businesses and now she coaches the Next Generation.
Peer advisory groups are small, confidential discussion groups of about 8-10 members that meet regularly and are facilitated by one or more local family business advisors. The group allows individuals to share experiences and learn from each other in a safe and open environment. These groups are for those actively working in a family business or who are interested in joining the family business, are IFOB members and in non-competing businesses. Ideally, only one member of a family will be in each peer group.
Members self-direct their topics exploring family business subjects of mutual interest, provide accountability and feedback, define issues of importance for each member, and discuss what to do (and not to do) in day-to-day interactions among family, owners, employees, and board members in order to make family leadership a competitive advantage.
Below is a breakdown of the proposed Peer Advisory Groups for 2017 based on levels of experience in a family business. These groups generally meet six times a year starting in January. For more information contact Catherine Fossett at email@example.com or 207-798-2667.
NEXT GENERATION: Intermediate – Next Generation members who are working in positions with limited or new management exposure in the family business. Or who have recently joined their family business or are thinking of starting a career in their family business.
NEXT GENERATION: Senior - This group is made up of Next Generation members who are working at the mid-management responsibility level in their company i.e. department managers / area managers.
NEXT GENERATION: Executive - Next Generation members who are working at the top management levels within their company i.e. Vice President, President, CEO, CFO levels.
Join us on December 13, 2016 from 4:30-7:00PM at Rising Tide Brewing Company. We will host a reception in the tasting room and tours at 103 Fox St. Portland, ME 04101. There is no charge to attend, but we are accepting donations for Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. Donations will be accepted at the door in any denomination.
Let’s Jingle and Mingle Please join the Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Catherine Wygant Fossett, the executive director, on December 14th at 5 pm for an evening of appreciation for your support and commitment to the Institute for Family-Owned Business.
Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided. A cash bar will be available for those who wish to purchase beverages containing spirits. Join the holiday celebration to network with fellow family businesses and sponsors.
The Institute for Family-Owned Business is a non-profit organization committed to supporting, strengthening and empowering family-owned businesses throughout the state of Maine. The Institute serves family business owners, executives and employees through a wide range of continuing education programs, networking opportunities and consulting services. The Institute is a comprehensive resource for family-owned business.