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Event Details The all NEW Waypoint is located in the Embassy Suites by Hilton near the Portland International Jetport. This locally owned and operated restaurant offers a variety of menu items for people of all ages. From seafood to pizza, burgers and steak, you'll discover this travel themed dining experience to be one of the best values just outside of the Old Port. Make Waypoint a stop along your next journey!
The Portland Boxing Club presents its 104th event on Saturday, November 11 at the Portland Expo. The 8-round Main Event will feature Portland Boxing Club’s pro middleweight Russell Lamour Jr vs John Thompson of Newark, NJ (17-3) vying for the vacant IBA North American Middleweight Championship. Tickets at Bruno’s Restaurant, Merrill Auditorium and www.Porttix.com.
Sean Wilkinson of Might + Main presents Tourism Talks: GETTING CREATIVE FOR LOCALS SEASON
Based on watching dozens of clients weather season after season—through long winters and muddy springs—we’ll talk about creative ways to draw in locals and encourage loyalty while reinforcing your brand. With real life examples, some light self promotion, fair to middlin' jokes, and no mentions of Groupon.
Please join us for the 2017 A Light on the Point featuringrenowned Portland-area chefs from Central Provisions, David's Restaurants, Evo, Lolita, Piccolo, Sur Lie, and UNION working with SMCC culinary arts students to create and prepare an array of creative fare. The evening also includes a VIP cocktail reception - only 75 tickets available - featuring the area’s top mixologists from Portland Hunt & Alpine Club and Fore Street and oysters from Eventide. A Light on the Point celebrates the many partners who help Southern Maine Community College students earn college degrees, join the workforce, and become community leaders. Proceeds support SMCC students and the SMCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs. The 2017 Light on the Point highlights SMCC's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Programs. Our special honoree for the evening is the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Casco Bay Culinary Association for its long time support of SMCC students and the region’s culinary industry and entrepreneurs. We hope to see you on November 8 to celebrate SMCC's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Programs and to honor the ACF Casco Bay Culinary Association and all of the community partners who support SMCC students. Click here for more information
Association for Consulting Expertise, Nov 17 Program
Program: Lisa DeSisto - The Bright Future of Newspapers
While the demise of printed newspapers has been predicted since the dawn of the web, MaineToday Media CEO/Publisher will share her vision of why the future for newspapers, particularly in Maine, finally appears bright. Lisa willl describe the evolving business model and importance of delivering quality journalism across all platforms.
Please join us on November 17 for this unique view into today's newspaper industry.
Location: Portland Country Club, Falmouth Time: Networking 7:30-8:00am Breakfast 8:00-8:30am Program 8:30-9:30am
Lisa DeSisto is the Chief Executive Officer of MaineToday Media, Maine’s largest media company, which publishes the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel and The Coastal Journal. MaineToday Media also operates a distribution and printing facility in South Portland. Since joining MaineToday Media in 2012, Ms. DeSisto has led a turnaround strategy for a company that was on the brink of bankruptcy. Hired by then-owner Donald Sussman, Ms. DeSisto assembled a strong management team and executed a strategy built around delivering quality journalism on all platforms. The technology infrastructure of the newspapers/websites was upgraded to enable website redesigns and implementation of a digital paywall. Ms. DeSisto focused efforts on expanding the revenue base of the company with the creation of a robust events strategy, expansion of digital revenue products and a value-based circulation pricing initiative. In June 2015, the company was sold to Reade Brower, a mid-coast Maine entrepreneur, and Ms. DeSisto led a smooth transition to the new ownership. In December 2016, the company installed a new printing press at the printing facility in South Portland and will continue to print its newspapers and earn new revenue from commercial printing work. In August 2017, Ms. DeSisto became CEO of the Sun Media Group based in Lewiston Maine which publishes the Lewiston Sun Journal, the Forecaster/Current newspapers, seven weekly newspapers and a variety of specialty magazines. Before joining MTM in November 2012, worked in a variety of leadership positions at The Boston Globe. She served as Chief Advertising Officer for The Boston Globe and General Manager for Boston.com. She spent most of her career at The Boston Globe as the VP/General Manager of Boston.com directing the site’s development into the most visited local media website in New England. She joined Boston.com as marketing manager just two days after the site’s launch in 1995. Before joining the Globe, she held marketing positions at The Boston Phoenix, Boston Magazine and WRKO Radio. She is a 1985 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In 2006, she was named Online Innovator of the Year by the Newspaper Association of America. She is the President of the Maine Press Association and proudly serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine and the Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation. She mentors a group of high school sophomores through the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute for Girls. Since moving to Maine in 2012 with her family, she has become a hobby farmer raising alpacas and goats.
Link for event or registration camdenconference.org
Panel discussion tackling whether the press is being fair to President Trump. With top journalists from Boston Globe, Toledo Blade, Denver Post and Press Herald. Includes member of Globe's Spotlight team, subject of Academy Award-winning Best Picture of 2016.
Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery is hosting a Holiday Gingerbread House Competition
Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery is hosting a Holiday Gingerbread House Competition and is seeking bakers to enter the competition; sign-up for the competition begins today through November 30, 2017. Gingerbread houses will be on display at Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery in Union for their annual Holiday Open House, Saturday and Sunday, December 9th and 10th, 11 am to 5 pm. Proceeds from the competition will go to the baking program at the Mid-Coast School of Technology. The public will have a chance to vote for their favorite. Gingerbread houses will be judged based on originality, overall appearance, choice and use of materials, and difficulty of design. Winner will be selected based on people’s choice in combination with industry professional critique. Rules for the competition are as follows: 1. Individuals only, no groups 2. Entry must be constructed within 30 days prior to competition 3. Entry must be original - no gingerbread kits. 4. Entry must have all MAJOR components, such as walls and roofs, constructed of gingerbread (no graham crackers, cookies, etc.). 5. All components must be edible. 6. Foil or plastic wrapped candies must be unwrapped; lollipops cannot have paper or plastic stems. 7. NO perishable food items can be used in the making of an entry. 8. Entries must be freestanding and attached to a plywood base measuring no larger than 24" L x 24" W. 9. The plywood base must be completely concealed with an edible product; however, the sides of the base do not have to be concealed. 10. Structure must be the dominant feature of the entry and be in a holiday theme. 11. All entries must be delivered to Sweetgrass in completed form on Friday, December 8, 2017, 9 am to 5 pm. 12. Judging will take place Dec 9th and 10th 13. All entries will be judged on Originality, Overall Appearance, Choice and Use of Materials and Difficulty of Design. 14. Winner will be selected based on people’s choice voting in combination with industry professional critique. 15. Participants must register for the competition by November 30, 2017. Email email@example.com There is no cost to enter or attend the event. Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery 347 Carroll Road, Union ME 04862 207-785-3024 www.sweetgrasswinery.com
Animal Refuge League's Annual Open House is December 2!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the ARLGP! Don’t miss our annual Holiday Open House event on Saturday, December 2nd from 10am-2pm at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland’s Arthur P. Girard Adoption Center. Kick-off the holiday season with the ARLGP! Shop our annual Holiday Open House for your trees, wreaths, kissing balls and holiday greens. We’ll also have a variety of hand-crafted gifts (knitted wear, pottery and more!) for the humans on your list, as well as a large quantity of pet gift baskets for your four-legged family members. And, help us Stuff the Subaru with our friends from Pape Subaru! Bring in a donation of pet food or toys and help us fill our pantry shelves for the winter months. All proceeds from our Holiday Open House support the ARLGP and the more than 4,000 animals we provide shelter and care to annually.
The IFOB and our family-business members have had quite a fabulous year, so come celebrate! Please join the Board of Directors, Advisory Board, and Catherine Wygant Fossett, the Executive Director, for an evening of appreciation for your support and commitment to the Institute for Family-Owned Business. Warm up with delicious hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and a cash bar which will be available. Reservations are required!
December 14, 2017 Portland Regency Hotel, 20 Milk Street, Portland, ME Register Here Join MEREDA for breakfast on December 14 at the Portland Regency Hotel for a vibrant discussion about the future of our built environment.