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415 Lisbon Street, PO Box 59 Lewiston, ME 04243-0059 Phone: 783-2249 Fax: 783-4481 Website: Email: January 15, 2009 Chamber Breakfast Program: Economic Forecast for 2009 Speaker: Professor Charles Colgan University of Southern Maine Hosted by: Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch Spotlighters: Austin Associates Affordable Exhibit Displays Downeast Energy Sebago Technics Ursus Media Group Sponsors:

Come join us and help plan The Chamber’s two big social events of the Year!

Not Your Normal Formal May 1st


Maine Grains and Grapes Festival June 20th

Both of these committees will meet 4 to 5 times before the events. Please call Chip at 783-2249 or email him at

Be Remembered...Send Out Cards 8 June Avenue, Lewiston Nancy Brown 837-7430 Success in today’s world requires ingenuity, a positive attitude and the ability to build lasting relationships with clients, prospects, and employees. You must be able to STAND OUT from the crowd. Would you like higher customer retention? More referrals? A thriving business even in today’s tough economic climate? If you said YES then don’t delay, call today. Using our unique program, Nancy will coach your business or organization on how to Be Remembered, Recognized, and Raved about! Cindy Sullivan Mary Kay Cosmetics 36 Mountain View Drive, Minot Cindy Sullivan 966-3204 or 577-5539 Are you feeling overworked, overstressed, and wish you could get whisked away for some you time? For a relaxing 45 minutes in Cindy’s home or yours, she will customize a skin care routine just for you. Looking for a way to improve morale and increase productivity in your office or workplace? Cindy can whisk your staff away for a half hour to 45 minutes and make them feel refreshed, rejuvenated and appreciated all at no cost to you. Need an updated look? Trying to “re-create” your image. Cindy can help you accomplish that by teaching you the magic of makeup. She is “color certified” and keeps up with the new color trends. Could you get excited about getting compliments everyday about how young and refreshed you look all the time? How old you are is your business, but how old you look is her business. Cindy has been building her Mary Kay business for nine years. She has a BS in Speech Communications with a double concentration in Public Relations & Advertising and a Master in Public Administration. Not only does she bring education and experience to your Mary Kay experience, she brings personalization and heart.

Christina M. Dingus MetLife Inc 59 East Avenue 2nd Floor, Lewiston Chris Dingus 786-2943 Chris is a Financial Services Representative and began with MetLife in April of 2008. As a former Financial Consultant with Bangor Financial Services, Chris has over 6 years experience in the industry and adds depth to the MetLife team. Chris is well suited to offer guidance in topics ranging from protection products to legacy planning. A lifelong Maine resident, Chris graduated with an Honors degree in Financial Services from the University of Maine (Augusta). She enjoys canoeing, hiking, camping, horseback riding and snowmobiling. Recently, Chris joined the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, which is involved in equine rescue. eWaste Recycling Solutions, LLC 100 Bark Mulch Drive, Auburn Mike Doran 449-1709 What happens to all the old TVs and computers that people and businesses dispose of every day? If it was disposed of responsibly, chances are it went to eWaste Recycling Solutions of Auburn. eWaste Recycling Solutions, LLC (ERS), was founded in 2008 and is locally owned and operated. Municipalities and businesses partner with ERS because they provide safe and environmentally sound disassembly, consolidation and transportation services for recycling and disposal of electronic devices, computer and television monitors, as well as many other products categorized as e-waste under local, state and federal law. With a new 10,000 square foot recycling center, centrally located in Auburn, they have the only Maine based consolidation facility of companies approved by the Department of Environmental Protection. The management team has over 25-years combined experience in the electronics recycling industry.

Hurricane's Cafe & Deli 682 US Rt 202, Greene Joe and Kirsten Shovilin 946-3354 Hurricane's Café & Deli in Greene has been a family owned and operated restaurant since opening in 2005. They pride themselves in utilizing the highest quality ingredients and using as many fresh, local and seasonal items as possible. They offer gourmet & specialty foods in a casual environment, where it’s easy to get reasonably priced, quality food in the midst of a busy day. Hurricane’s offers a variety of gourmet salads, specialty sandwiches and paninis, as well as hot and hearty daily "Blue Plate Specials". At least ten varieties of fresh homemade soups, including their award-winning haddock chowder, are available daily for dine-in or take-out. A full breakfast is served all day, with favorites including specialty omelets, benedicts and other gourmet selections. Fresh cakes, pies and other sweets are baked daily. A variety of catering options for all types of occasions are also available. Party platters are perfect for casual social gatherings and office events and can be picked up or delivered to your home of office. Hurricane’s also caters on location and is available to pass hors d'oeuvres for a cocktail party or to serve a buffetstyle or sit-down meal with a beer and wine bar. Leonardo & Co., P.A. 316 Center Street, Auburn Jeffrey Leonardo 782-9018 Leonardo & Company is a modern tax and accounting firm dedicated to servicing privately held companies in Maine. Focusing exclusively on small business, they avoid the distractions that come from servicing large companies. Small business owners are never expected to take a back seat to big business clients. Therefore, Leonardo & Company will be working hard on your behalf to provide the attention, direction and dedication you deserve. Concerns about financial and business matters can weigh heavily on your mind. Leonardo & Company will treat your concerns with the professional care and keen sense of urgency that they deserve.

Movable Feast 40 Hillcrest Avenue, Lewiston Pam Starbird Beliveau 783-4148 Janet Blakeley, Klara Tammany, and Pamella Starbird Beliveau are pleased to announce the creation of Movable Feast an interfaith resource for Mainers who desire to seek, share, and encourage others on their spiritual journeys. These women joined together two years ago to cultivate spiritual direction services in Maine, offer retreats, workshops, and quiet days. They offer individual and group spiritual direction services as well. They organize a twice yearly gathering for spiritual directors, and their noted speakers have included Bates and Boston College professors and nationally distinguished authors. They further maintain conversation with the spiritual community in Maine through their newsletter, Sustenance. Later this month they will publish the Maine Directory of Spiritual Directors with Additional Listings for Pastoral Counselors, Therapists, and Others Who Nurture the Spirit. Phoenix Photography 43 Davis Avenue, Auburn Alfreda M. Fournier 782-4348 Phoenix Photography offers quality portraiture which memorializes life's celebrations and important benchmarks for individuals, partners, families, and groupings. Alfreda also produces scenics and macros which capture the experience of being at a tropical location, within New England's mountains, woods, and waters, or in a peaceful flower garden. Her images provide the opportunity to esthetically enhance one's living or work environment, and her specialty is black and white photography, where she strives to capture unique characteristics distinctive of the subject that color cannot fully achieve. She does also offers color. Alfreda is a member of the Maine Professional Photographers Association with 36 years experience photographing newborns, children, special needs individuals, adults, pets, and motorcycle riders along with their prized motorcycle. She works from my home and travels to her client's natural setting to fulfill their photographic needs. Products include prints, albums, matted and/or framed images.

Residence Inn by Marriott 670 Turner Street, Auburn Brooks Johnson 777-3400 The Residence Inn by Marriott is the leading extended stay hotel. Their goal is to provide their guests with a warm and friendly atmosphere that offers the comforts of their own home. They are dedicated to delivering superior customer service and making every stay a memorable one. Their attention to detail and focus on customer satisfaction truly places them in a league of their own. The Residence Inn of Auburn anticipates opening in the spring of 2009. Their elegant 100 suites and studio style rooms will be the perfect accommodations for their extended stay travelers. Their amenities include: kitchen, fireplace, complementary breakfast, wireless internet, pool and fitness facility, business center, grocery services, sport court, meeting room, comfortable environment, and much more...Welcome to the Residence Inn of Auburn and Welcome Home! Select Physical Therapy 690 Minot Avenue, Auburn Katie Holmes 783-3450 Select Physical Therapy is part of Select Medical Corporation's Outpatient Division, a nationally prominent, locally driven provider of outpatient physical therapy with approximately 965 locations in 37 states and the District of Columbia. Their highly respected clinical team provides preventative and rehabilitative services, that maximize functionality and promote well-being, by developing individualized treatment plans to help achieve each patient's specific goals. They specialize in physical therapy, work conditioning, aquatic rehabilitation, low back care and senior wellness as well as provide athletic training services to local professional sports teams, colleges, universities and high schools.

Announcements January 20 January 22-23 January 22 January 29 January 30 Jan 30 –Feb 8 February 4 February 10 February 12

YPLAA Beer Tasting Dinner at Fuel Chamber Seminar – Managing Your Business in a Challenging Economy BAH at Pinette & Lynch Funeral Home Chamber Annual Dinner and Awards Night YPLAA Networking at Winter Carnival at Lost Valley Auburn Winter Festival, Brown Bag on GIS Systems Making the Most of your Non-profit Advertising $$$, Non-profit series, The Chamber Chamber Breakfast at The Ramada

Come Join Us for Breakfast and Volunteer for Thank You Day February 19th Marco’s 7:30 am to 8:15 am It’s Fun…Upbeat…Easy…and A Great Way to Meet other Business People! Send your form today to

January 2009 New Member Intros  

January 2009 New Member Intros