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A closer look at LD 1333 market as a whole. So, in a community rating system, the insurance company will calculate the aine is among the leaders in health care costs risk of the entire pool of participants, rather than the individual, when calculating premiums. per capita. Several attempts have been made to control costs and increase quality, but have ultiLD 1333 provides for changes in the banding mately been unsuccessful. These efforts removed of individual and small group health insurance competition and protected providers from natural policies. While Maine is not leaving the commueconomic factors, which resulted in high prices. nity-rating model, it is expanding the model. Modeled after several successful programs, LD Under current rules, the maximum rate differen1333 is an attempt to bring competition back to tial an insurance company can charge is 1.5: 1. health care in Maine, reduce the regulatory burWhat this means is now a 60-year-old person can den on health insurance companies, and lower only pay 1½ times what a 20-year-old person costs to everyone in Maine. pays for coverage. Under the new system this is expanded so a 60 year old may pay up to 3 times The Community Rating Law that of the 20 year old. This system was originally “Community rating” is a concept typically created based on the theory that if you average only connected with health insurance. The conthe rates of the 20 year old and 60 year old, both cept dictates that the health insurance providers offer their policies within a given territory to each age groups will pay the same premium as a participant at the same premium (price). This is a healthy 40 year old. However, this has not been contradiction to the usual pricing mechanism for the outcome. Since the 60-year-old on average will have 4-5 times more usage than the 20 year insurance referred to as “risk rating,” which old, the cost to a healthy 20 year old has become would adjust premiums based on risk associated prohibitive. They simply can’t afford to purchase with health, claims history, and/or particular bea health insurance policy. The outcome has been haviors of the insured. In a community rating system, risk factors cannot be applied to the indi- a greater cost to everyone. There is evidence to support expanding the vidual, but only to the policy presented to the community rating ratios as a means to effectively control costs. North Dakota for example, which is Highlights in this Issue: geographically similar to Maine, has a 5:1 rating and our neighbor in New Hampshire has a 4:1 P. 2: From the President’s Chair rating. P. 3: Member Events Calendar This law also allows for the further expansion P. 7: Member People of the rating from a 3:1 ratio to a 5:1 ratio, over

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Wednesday, August 3 Downtown Waterville 11:00 AM—11:00 PM See inside for food menus, entertainment schedule, sponsors and more!

Street-side Dining Children’s Activities Live Entertainment Beer Garden 5:00-11:00 PM

Yes, We’ve Been Branded!! The city of Waterville has a new brand. It’s a subtle, colorful logo that promotes the community’s character, and it’s popping up everywhere -- on banners, in ads and Web sites. The result of a “branding initiative,” the new symbol was made possible with funding from the city government, Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, Waterville Development Corp., Waterville Main St., Central Maine Growth Council and KVCOG. A committee was formed and it hired Arnett Muldrow

Consultants, of Greenville, SC, known nationally for their work in community and economic development, marketing and branding. Last November the final brand was unveiled at a public meeting attended by more than 75 community members. The presentation included the new city logo and brand statement, “Converge and Create.” The presentation also showed ways in which the new logo and brand statement can be incorporated into Web sites, used in advertising, signage, tourism initiatives, brochures/directories, etc.

A style guide has now been completed and can be downloaded, along with graphic resources, at the City of Waterville Web site http://www.watervilleme.gov/departments/brand/index.php.

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From the President’s Chair It gives me great pleasure to introduce Darryl Sterling to Bowdoin Photography you. Darryl is the new executive director of the Central Maine Growth Council beginning July 6. He has an impressive background in economic development, most recently working for the benefit of Richmond. He strikes me as a real go-getter, and I'm eager to work with him toward the betterment of our region. If you would like to reach Darryl to introduce yourself and welcome him, his phone number is 680-7300 and the Central Maine Growth Council will be housed within the Chamber (Danielle's old office on the left as you enter). InTouch will feature an article from Darryl on his views of the future prospects for our region once he gets his feet under him! Welcome Darryl. The Taste of Greater Waterville is experiencing many changes this year. Please note that Castonguay Square is closed down this year so the Taste Committee has moved the Bite Booths to Appleton Street in front of Care & Comfort. The vendor booths have moved to the sidewalk where the Farmers' Market typically is. Children Events will either be in the corner of The Concourse across from the former Glo location. Lastly, we will be featuring a fresh slate of all new bands to the event in order to highlight a variety of talent. We hope that you find our selections pleasing! Enjoy the remainder of the summer.

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Continued from Page 1 time - if the federal law is changed to permit such ratings. The bill also does not allow for ratings based on health status however. Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Assoc. Estimates indicate between 1,000 and 2,000 Mainers are chronically ill and considered high risk in terms of cost. One of the protections provided for in LD 1333 is the Guaranteed Access Reinsurance Association. This is an association of insurance companies, not a government entity, whose purpose is to spread the cost of high-risk people amongst all covered people. The association will be funded with a fee of no more than $4 per month per each covered person. These fees will create a pool of funds that will be used to help pay the health expenses for high-risk people in Maine who have individual policies. By statute, there is no opportunity for funds to shift out of this pool or to use the money for any other purpose besides insuring high-risk people. New Hampshire and Mississippi have both deployed similar models.

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Buying Insurance Across State Lines Susan Strasburg, Graphic Artist LD 1333 will allow carriers that are permitContact: Susan Strasburg ted to transact business in Connecticut, Massa40 Central Ave. chusetts, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire to Waterville, ME 04901 also offer insurance plans in the state of Maine starting Jan. 1, 2014. All companies transacting Phone: 465-5895 business under this provision will be required strassyb@live.com to meet certain criteria (including reserve and capital requirements) and comply with most of Maine’s laws. This is a provision created solely Rules 750 and 850 for the purpose of increasing competition and LD 1333 repeals Maine Rule 750, which reducing cost to Maine’s insured. was burdensome for insurance companies and Short-Term Insurance HMOs requiring annual filing and maintenance Under this new law, short-term policies can of multiple policies that ultimately no one now be renewed for up to 24 months where as wanted – or purchased. The outcome ended up adding more cost to everyone’s health insurpreviously they were only renewable for 12 months. This can give consumers more options ance policies. for renewing policies for longer periods and Rule 850, which dictated maximum travel can be an important option for people who are distances to obtain services, was also repealed. between employers. Continued on Page 3

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The winning teams in the Mid-Maine Chamber’s 2011 Golf Classic were, left photo, First Net, Zimba/PFBF: Bill Fitch, Mike Fitton, Reg Perry, Ron Loubier. Right photo, First Gross champs: Skowhegan Savings, Joey Joseph, John Kimball, Rick Whalen and Rick Forsley.

July 8: Civil War Images free talk by Earle G. Shettleworth, Prescott Building, Good WillHinckley, Route 201, Hinckley. FMI: Deborah Staber 238-4250 or lcbates@gwh.org. July 10: 2nd annual 1/2 Marathon 5K Run-orWalk sponsored by PFBF, CPAs to benefit the Make-A-Wish Maine Foundation. Race starts 8 a.m. from PFBF, CPAs, 46 FirstPark, Oakland. Registration fee $35. T-shirt to first 100 paid registrations. Awards and prizes. Water along route and post-race snacks/beverages. On line registration www.pfbf.com or call 8731603. Additional registration July 9, 4-6 p.m. and race day 7 a.m. July 13: CitiFinancial, Inc. is changing its name to OneMain Financial. To celebrate, an office party will be held at noon at 14 Waterville Commons Drive. Members of the Chamber are invited. Food, refreshments, and giveaways. FMI: David Alberico, 873-3276 or david.a.alberico@citi.com

July 16: Clinton Lions Club car show 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Clinton Lions Fairgrounds, 1450 Bangor Road (Rte. 100) Clinton. Admission $2. FMI: clintonlionscarshow.com . Rain date July 17. July 19: Wine tasting, The Last Unicorn, 8 Silver St., 5:30-6:30 p.m. with sommelier Mary Kate Scott. Tickets, $15, should be purchased in advance. FMI: 873-6378 July 23: 42nd Annual Waterville Intown Arts Fest 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Street. FMI: www.watervillemainstreet.org/events.php Aug. 3: Sustain Mid-Maine Coalition will host the Green Expo on August 3 from 4-8 p.m. in conjunction with the Taste of Waterville, downstairs at Barrel's Community Market. Aug. 6: Book signing by Maine author/illustrator Chris Van Dusen, 10 a.m. to noon, Children's Book Cellar, 52 Main St., Waterville. FMI: CBC on Facebook or 872-4543

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The new law has a specific requirement that people cannot be forced to travel for treatment, however, there are provisions that allow for incentives if consumers purchase outside their network. Rule 850, which placed restrictions on travel, essentially protected rural hospitals and providers from competition. If patients did not have to travel then those providers could charge what they wished for services. Eliminating the travel restriction also is expected to open price negotiations with rural hospitals and providers. There is little doubt that the law will change how and where we deliver health care in Maine and it may mean consolidating specialty operations among area providers in certain geographic areas. Wellness Tax Credit LD 1333 also has a provision to provide an employer with a $100 per employee or up to $2,000 maximum tax credit (which ever is less) to small businesses with up to 20 employees to help offset costs of establishing wellness programs. The programs can include behavior modification programs like smoking cessation programs or equipping and maintaining fitness facilities, or providing incentives to employees who regularly exercise. Again, an attempt to lower costs of our health care by reducing our usage through promoting healthy living habits. There is more to LD 1333 and well worth the time investment to read and learn how this will impact you and your business. For this article, the Public Policy Committee sought information from many sources, but most notably this article was created using information distributed by The Maine Hospital Association and Attorney Dan Bernier, lobbyist for Maine insurance agents and brokers.


Page 4 Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG) has received a $1 million Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund grant from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award makes it possible for KVCOG to assist communities and developers with clean-up funds for sites that have evidence of contamination, or that are perceived to be contaminated. KVCOG was one of six Maine grantees that received a total of $2.95 million. The Waterville Opera House is within $100,000 of reaching its $2 million fundraising goal. To help raise the last $100,000, the Alfond Foundation has announced a bonus 3:1 matching challenge grant. For every $1 raised between now and Aug. 1, the Foundation will donate an additional $3 for a total Harold Alfond Foundation commitment of $2.3 million and a total renovation project of $4.3 million. FMI: 873-7000 or www.operahouse.org.for your support! Steve's Appliance has moved into a new store located on the corners of Route 27 and the Pond Road in Sidney, three miles north of the Augusta Civic Center. With this move Steven and Darcy Barrows have introduced several new furniture and mattress lines and continue to display a wide variety of appliance and heater products and have expanded the sales team to include, Forest Duplessis, a longtime mattress expert.

Store Manager Amanda Demers announced Waterville U.S. Cellular moved to 18 Waterville Commons Drive, June 13. Pine View Homes is marking its 56th year as a family-owned business. Since its founding in 1955, it has grown from a furniture and gift store to a company that provides quality affordable homes and a full-time service department that can deliver homes free of charge to any accessible lot in Maine. Owners Mike and Tracy Ayer have remodeled all offices but keep the business in the original homestead of Mike’s grandparents.

Delta Ambulance conducted a ground breaking ceremony at the site of its new base at 29 Chase Avenue in Waterville. This will replace the current quarters in Seton Hospital where they have been housed since 1972. Above, left to right, Mark Johnston, Kennebec Savings Bank, Kim Lindlof, MMCC and Tim Beals, executive director of Delta.

Joseph’s Fireside Steakhouse is now open on the West River Road, Waterville. The restaurant is the Locally owned Jacobs Glass, the commercial diviculmination of six months of work and the realizasion of Windows Plus, used modern restoration tion of a 20-year dream for Kevin Joseph and partmethods, including a chemical-free steam process, ner E. J. Fabian. The new restaurateurs will not be to remove old paint at the renovated Gilman Place in taking reservations for the first few months. FMI: Waterville. Originally built in 1922, the Gilman Pat Goodnow 877-8325 (87S-TEAK). Place building functioned as Waterville High School until 1963 but was in disrepair. Jacobs restored more than 180 window sashes to structural soundness Silver Street Tavern has opened on Silver Street in meeting National Park Service standards. FMI: downtown Waterville. Initial hours are Tuesdaywww.jacobsglass.net Saturday, 4 p.m. to close. Food service will be from 4-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and from 410 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with late night serCapital Area Staffing Solutions, Inc. is opening its vice after that. first branch office, “Bangor Area Staffing Solutions,” in the Stillwater Professional Park, Bangor. FMI: Nettie Kilby, branch manager, 217-6580. Mathieu's Auto Body in Waterville is offering three new services. The company purchased the latest diagnostic equipment for foreign and domestic The Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance vehicles this spring and now provide complete pro(BRCA) has published its Summer 2011 Newsletter. fessional detailing and heavy duty fleet painting. It’s posted at www.belgradelakes.org/news/

A Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant has made it possible for Spectrum Generations to offer free reverse mortgage counseling to all of New England through Sept. 30. FMI: Deborah Thistle, Home Equity Conversion Mortgage counselor 6230764 or www.spectrumgenerations.org. InSphere Insurance Solutions is providing free long-term care and other insurance policy reviews as well as information on LD 1333, the recently passed state health care reform legislation. FMI: Robert Weymouth, 1-800-566-3332 or robert.weymouth@InSphereIS.com. Thomas College’s expansion has begun with the redesign and expansion of the Student Center. This represents the beginning stages of the college’s plan to grow with the increase of students. The center will be completed in time for student arrival this fall. More than 60 golfers hit Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro last month and helped raise $12,500 for Spectrum Generations Muskie Center’s Meals on Wheels program. Kennebec Valley Community College is now accepting applications for its August Northeast Solar Heating and Cooling Instructor Training Program. The Solar Instructor Training Network was launched in 2009 to address a critical need for highquality, local and accessible training in solar system design, installation, sales and inspection.

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Standards and Workplace Wellness By William McPeck

This month we will examine the program standards in the Maine Leadership Group for Worksite Wellness Criteria for Worksite Health Programs as they relate to programs on physical activity, nutrition/weight management and work related stress. Physical Activity The subject of physical activity has four standards, one each in policy, environmental support, awareness/education and behavior change. The policy standard requires the employer to have policies in place that support and offer opportunities for employees to engage in physical activity. For the environmental support standard, the work environment must be modified to support and encourage physical activity. The awareness/ education standard requires worksites to provide opportunities to educate employees and increase their awareness of how physical activity can impact their health. Finally, the behavior change standard addresses providing employees with the opportunity to receive counseling, coaching and coordinated risk management related to physical activity. The criteria document also contains a list of physical activity resources in the appendix.

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Work Related Stress Work related stress involves a total of six standards. Three standards relate to policies, while there is one each in environmental support, awareness/education and behavior change. The three policy standards address: (1) Having guidelines and procedures for addressing work related stress; (2) Offering employees and family members the opportunity to participate in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP); (3) Allowing employees flexible scheduling options; The environmental support standard addresses modifying the work environment to support and Nutrition/Weight Management encourage the management of work related stress. Through the awareness/education standard, emThe subject of nutrition/weight management ployees are provided with the opportunity to gain also has four standards, one each in the areas of education about and to become more aware policy, environmental support, awareness/ education and behavior change. The policy stan- around the impact of stress on employee health and productivity. The behavior change standard dard states that the worksite will have policies in addresses providing employees with the opportuplace that provide guidance and procedures for addressing nutrition and weight management. In nity to receive counseling, coaching and coordinated risk factor management related to workplace the environmental support standard, the work environment is modified to support healthy eating. stress. Through the awareness/education standard, the Next month, we will examine how the stanworksite provides opportunities to educate emdards relate to the subjects of depression, subployees about and to increase their awareness of stance use/abuse and safety – injury risk. the impact of healthy food choices on employee health and weight management. The behavior Bill McPeck is a Certified Worksite Wellness change standard establishes that employees will be provided with the opportunity to receive coun- Program Consultant and Director of Employee seling, coaching and coordinated risk factor man- Health and Safety for Maine State Government. Contact Bill with your questions and comments at agement regarding nutrition and weight management. A list of nutrition and weight management 287-6783 or william.c.mcpeck@maine.gov. resources can also be found in the document’s

he Maine Health Access Foundation and its partners, the Maine Medical Association, Quality Counts, and the Maine Development Foundation, have scheduled a briefing on Maine's new health insurance reform law (Public Law, Chapter 90, LD 1333) that will drive significant changes in health insurance regulations that will affect payers, insurers, health care providers and consumers. To provide information about the impact of the law, a special breakfast briefing will be held Wednesday, July 20, from 8-9:30 am, at the Maine Hospital Association, 33 Fuller Road, Augusta. The briefing will feature five expert panelists who will discuss their analysis of the law and answer questions from participants. The panelists include: Joel Allumbaugh, chief executive officer of National Worksite Benefit Group and director of Maine Heritage Policy Center's Center for Health Reform Initiatives; Jeffrey A. Austin, vice president of Governmental Relations & Communications, Maine Hospital Association; Eric Cioppa, acting superintendent, Maine Bureau of Insurance; Peter Gore, vice president of governmental affairs, Maine State Chamber of Commerce; Garrett Martin, associate director, Maine Center for Economic Policy. Seating is limited so attendees are requested to register in advance using the online registration form at http://mehaf.wufoo.com/forms/health-insurancereform-the-impact-of-ld-1333/. There is no charge.

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New programs for area job seekers By Tammy Rabideau

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eginning in September , Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education is offering new programming for area residents who need assistance with career and job searching, including the technology skills that are needed in today’s world. All of the programs described below will be offered free of charge. The previously reported on career and job search services offered through the Waterville Public Library Business & Career Center continue as well.

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Thursdays, Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6 Four sessions: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3

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Thursdays, Nov. 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8 Computer Based Career Searching These classes are designed for individuals who already have basic computer skills. Students will be guided through the actual job search process including resume and cover letter writing, and the use of websites for career exploration and job opportunity searches. If you are unemployed or simply want to change your employment and you need to learn the best way to find job leads and apply for jobs in a computer based world, this may be the best place to start. •

Four sessions: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Wednesdays, Sept. 14, 21, 28, Oct. 5

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Career Exploration Thinking of making a career change or looking to enter the workforce? In this class you will review your skills, interests, and work experiences and relate them to career options, identify educational and training opportunities, and develop a step-by-step plan to achieve career goals. Open to men and women of all ages and backgrounds. Preregistration is required. Students may register through Mid-Maine Adult Education or Jean Dempster at 1-800-442-2092 or dempster@maine.edu. Limit 20 students. Session One: Mondays, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. WSHS Session Two: Mondays, Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. WSHS For more information, please contact Tammy Rabideau, Business & Career Center Coordinator, Waterville Public Library, 6802611, business@watervillelibrary.org, http:// www.watervillelibrary.org/departments/

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Four sessions: 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Wednesdays, Nov. 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7 Job Seekers Workshop Learn about strategies and resources to find a job, including use of the Internet and networking. Share resume and interview tips. Create your own job search plan. This class is open to men and women of all ages and Basic Computer Skills backgrounds. Pre-registration is required. Learn the basic computer skills that will gain Students may register through Mid-Maine you entrance into today’s technological Adult Education or Jean Dempster at 1-800world. Without these skills it is impossible in 442-2092 or dempster@maine.edu. Limit 20 today’s job market to seek and find employ- students. This is a one session workshop that ment. These four-week entry level computer will be repeated on Mondays, 1-3 p.m., Oct. classes will provide that first step to under17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19 (This workshop will standing how the computer “works” and how also be offered Thursday, July 14, Thursday it can lead to employment opportunities. Aug. 11, and Thursday, Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m.– Limit 15 students. noon at the Waterville Public Library.) • Four sessions: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.,

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Peter Lyford has joined the United Way of MidMaine as Resource Development Coordinator. Peter will be responsible for managing the United Way’s annual campaign appeal, overseeing the agency’s public relations and marketing efforts, developing donor relationships, and coordinating United Way events. Jackie Dupont, director of programs at Hardy Girls Healthy Women, has been awarded the Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) Impact Award. The Impact Awards recognize youth and adults making an impact within their communities and creating positive change. Congrats! Bert Languet, CFP of Golden Pond Wealth Management, was the guest speaker at the May meeting of the Maine Association of Professional Accountants held at the Ramada Inn in Lewiston. Bert is a certitified financial planner and has been with Golden Pond for 15 years. Sam’s Italian Foods has promoted Cory DeVogt to store manager of its location at 270 Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville. Cory, who has been with Sam’s since October 2009 said he was pleased to be managing the Sam’s location in his home town.

Non-Nursing Clinical Excellence Award. Belgrade Regional Health Center has hired Wendi Wainer as its new practice manager. She succeeds the health center’s long-time manager Deborah Rocque who retired from the practice in May. The Maine Heritage Policy Center (MHPC) has selected Joel Allumbaugh of Gardiner as the new director of its Center for Health Reform Initiatives. Joel is considered an expert on health insurance regulations and reform, and has served on MHPC's Board of Advisors since 2009. Dr. Bert E. Mason, DPM , will be providing podiatry services at two practices of HealthReach Community Health Centers - Belgrade Regional and Lovejoy Health Centers. Dr. Mason received a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco.

United Way of Mid-Maine has a new slate of officers. Janice Kassman, Colby College’s Special Assistant to the President for External Affairs has been elected as United Way of Mid-Maine’s chair; Melissa Higgins, Northeast Laboratories as treasurer; Marc Pitman, FundraisingCoach.com as secretary; and Scott Jones, Colby College as Immediate Past Chair. Joining the current Board Pinnacle IT has added Anne-Marie Thibodeau, of Directors is Debbie Byrne,Century 21 Surette programmer, and Jan Pliant, senior programmer/ software engineer to its Waterville office program- Real Estate; Brad Fisher, People’s United Bank; Mary Gomane, Johnny’s Selected Seeds; Rep. ming team. They will be providing expert programming to its expanding list of clients through- Thomas Longstaff; Dr. Gary Mahler, retired eduout the area. Sara Todd, communications special- cator; Courage Osagie, Inland Hospital; and Andy Rhoades, Kennebec Savings Bank. ist, joins Pinnacle IT in its Bangor office and will be providing SEO services to clients, and marketing expertise to the company. Danny and Jane Bolduc, of Higgins & Bolduc Insurance have been selected as United Way of Mid-Maine’s Campaign chairs for the upcoming Inland Hospital has honored two staff members. campaign season. Danny is a retired professional Karen Doczy-Bordi, RN, transfusion/infusion nurse specialist, received the Nursing Clinical Ex- ice hockey player with National Hockey League cellence Award. Russ Claybrook was presented the and World Hockey Association between 1976–84.

Cameron Campbell receives 2011 Ezhaya Scholarship Cameron F. Campbell of South China is the recipient of the 2010 Joseph B. Ezhaya Scholarship. Campbell is a 2011 graduate of Erskine Academy. As a student at Erskine, Campbell was president of the student council, was an Eagle Scout who finished an 85-foot fence and planted gardens, trees and shrubs. He pursued various community service projects including organizing dress-down days by which money was collected for needy families. He plans to continue his post-secondary education at the University of Maine at Orono. The Joseph B. Ezhaya Scholarship fund is given in memory of Joseph Ezhaya, a dedicated community volunteer. The emphasis on this scholarship is placed on citizenship and community service. Requirements include the recipient graduate from a secondary school in the mid-Maine region, and plan to attend a post-secondary school located in New England. Recipients receive $750 towards their education, after successfully completing their first semester with a C-average or higher. The Maine Development Foundation has hired Maggie Drummond to serve as the Program Director for the Maine Employers' Initiative. Maggie is a graduate of Colby College. Her past work includes a range of experiences, most notably, six years at GrowSmart Maine as the Policy Director and later as the Interim President/CEO.


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family and generational photography, baby pictures and pet photos are also offered. Businesses and non-profit agencies are important clients for Little Pictures of Maine. “We offer head shots and other staff photography,” Shawn said. “We take product pictures, from food to furniture, hand-made to high tech, as well as your facilities, equipment, vehicle fleets and real estate. We offer chronological coverage of construction and renovation projects. We photograph seminars, meetings, retreats and other corporate events.”

Little Pictures of Maine are proud supporters of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and offers a 10 percent discount on any of its services to all Chamber members. A 10 percent discount is also available for active duty military and their immediate families. To find out more and see examples of their work visit http://www.littlepicturesmaine.com and http://ltlpicsme.smugmug.com. They can be contacted at 592-1769 or 592-1683 and by email: ltlpicsme@gmail.com. “Business Spotlight of the Month” selection process takes place at every Business After Hours from the door prize drawing. A business cannot be selected more than once every two years, and must be a member in good standing. The more coworkers that attend our BAH’s, the better chance your business will be selected!

166 College Ave., PO Box 215 Waterville, ME 04903-0215 www.az-cpa.com

Have some news you would like to share? Submit a short announcement to the Chamber office by the 3rd Friday of the prior month. Inserts are also available for $125 per month. Call 873-3315 or email info@midmainechamber.com. Disclaimer: The Mid-Maine Chamber’s InTouch newsletter is published monthly as a benefit to members and affiliates. All member news is compiled and submitted solely by our members; therefore, we reserve the right to omit and/or edit as appropriate, and cannot guarantee complete accuracy of all announcements. Sponsorship inserts do not necessarily reflect the position of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce.


Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce presents

Taste of Greater Waterville August 3, 2011 Š 11 AM — 11 PM Major Sponsors:

2011 Restaurant Menu Service begins at 5 PM Cacciatores Sausage Subs- $5 Skewers (Shrimp, Chicken & Veggie)- $5 Meatball Sub- $5 Pasta Salad- $2 Cannoli- $4

MaineGeneral Health Marinated Grilled Turkey & Local Veggie Kebobs with Brown Rice Pilaf, Sautéed Local Green Beans- $8 Haddock Chowder- bread bowl- $8; cup- $4 Strawberry Salad- entrée- $8; side- $4 Maine Blueberry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream- $5 Fruit Salad w/ Lime Yogurt- $4

Pagoda Express Sesame Chicken, Crab Rangoon, Rice & Drink- $10 Szechuan Chicken Lo Mein, Teriyaki, Rice & Drink- $10 Chicken Fingers, Teriyaki, Rice & Drink- $8.50 Crab Rangoon's, Chicken Teriyaki, Rice & Drink- $8.50 Eggroll, Chicken Fingers, Rice & Drink- 8.50

Sponsors

Pete’s Pig Southern BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with One Side- $6.00 BBQ Sampler Platter (Ribs, Pulled Pork Sandwich + Side) - $10 4 Ribs with Side- $8 Pulled Pork Nachos- $6 Sides: BBQ Beans, Coleslaw, Cornbread- $1 each Gourmet Cookies- $2

Amici’s Cucina

Chicken, Broccoli & Penne Pasta- $6 Fresh Fruit Summer Sacchettis- $6 6” Italian Sandwich (Ham, Salami, or Caprese Salad- $5 Veggie)- $2.50 Lemoncello Cake, Tiramisu, Triple Chocolate Cake, Spaghetti Dinner with Meatballs & Bread $5 Cannoli (Strawberry Rhubarb or Regular) - $5 Bottled Water- $1.50 San Pellegrino Water- $1.75 Chips- $.75

Sam’s Italian Foods

The Thirsty Mule

Dress Me Bridal & Catering

Grilled Pizza Slices- Specialty- $2.50; One Topping- $2 Grilled Wings- 6 for $5 Water- $1 Cakes- $2

BBQ Hand Sliced Pork Sandwich- $5 BBQ Cheeseburger- $5 Cheeseburger Basket- $8 BBQ Pork Dinner with Beans & Slaw- $8 Hand Cut Fries- $4 Fried Oreo’s- $3 Fresh Squeezed Lemonade- $3, Bottled Water- $2

Inland Hospital

Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse

Grilled Reuben on Rye- $4 Chili: Veggie or Bison- $3 Fruit Kabobs- $2 Soda/Water- $2

T&B’s Outback Tavern Grilled Marinated Chicken with Oven Roasted Potato Salad- $8 Bourbon Beef Fajita with Homemade Salsa & Sour Cream- $8 Fresh Homemade Coleslaw- $2 Homemade Whoopie Pie- $3 Fresh Squeezed Lemonade- $3

Lobster Roll- $12 Crab Roll- $9 Lobster Stew- Cup- $6; Bowl- $10 Lemonade- Large- $3; Small- $2; Water- $1 Black Raspberry Parfait- $5

Join us in the Concourse Beer Garden at 5 PM for adult beverages and dancing to the great sounds of Rob Burnell, and Hidden Drive band. Sorry, no one under 21 admitted. It’s the LAW!

Patrons Anytime Fitness, Bangor Savings Bank, Bank of Maine, Belgrade Lake Resources, Can Cun Mexican Restaurant, Coastal Med Tech, Inc., Fairfield Drafting & Construction Inc., Framemakers, Houle's Plumbing & Heating, James D. Julia, Jokas’ Discount Beverage, Kennebec Valley Community College, KSW Federal Credit Union, Main Security Surveillance, Phoenix Computers, Sherwin Williams, Silver Street Tavern, Stevens Siding & Window Co., The Last Unicorn, Virtual Dimensions In Kind Sponsors City of Waterville, Cosgrove Agency, Eagle Rental, Hammond Tractor, Huhtamaki, Poultry Products


2011 Bite Menus/Entertainment Schedules Beginning at 11:00 AM Booth 1 – Laurie’s Lunch • Hamburger- $4.50; Cheeseburger- $4.75 • Hot Dog- $2; Chicken Basket- $8.75 • French Fries- small- $3; large- $6

Children’s Events by Silver Street Extension

Booth 2 — Stan’s Fried Dough

Army National Guard Baseball/Football/Basketball Toss…. 11:00 - 8:00 Giant Saber Tooth Tiger Slide………..………………………… 11:00 - 8:00 Castle Bounce House & Obstacle Course……………………. 11:00 - 8:00 Face Painting ……………………………………………………… 11:00 - 5:00 Delta Ambulance Tours………………………………………….. 11:00 - 8:00 V-Town Paintball Range………………………………………… 11:00 - 8:00 CHIP Program…………………………………………………… 12:00 - 4:00 (Public Service by the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation with the assistance of local Masonic lodges ) Great Bamboozler (strolling)…………………………………….. 1:30 - 8:00 Great Bamboozler Show………………………………………….. 3:00 - 4:00 Central Maine Motors Live Skateboarding Event ……………. 3:00 - 9:00

• Fried Dough- $4

Booth 3 — Mei Dream Combinations or Side Orders Available • Chicken Fingers, Chicken Wing & Pork Fried Rice- $6.75 • Chicken Teriyaki, Crab Rangoon, Chicken Finger & Pork Fried Rice- $7.75 • Beef Teriyaki, Egg Roll, Chicken Finger & Pork Fried Rice- $8

Booth 4 — Cappza’s Pizza • • • •

Cheese Pizza Slice- $1.75 Pepperoni Pizza Slice- $2 BBQ or Buffalo Chicken Slice- $2.50 Cookies/Whoopie Pies- $1

Booth 5— Spectrum Generations’ Café Plus

PARKING is available at the Concourse and at the Waterville Senior High School. A free shuttle bus, sponsored by United Insurance, will run from 5-11 PM from the high school to The Concourse by Key Bank drive thru.

• Lobster Rolls- $8 • Muskie Wrap (Chicken, Bacon, Cheese, Lettuce & Tomato)- $5 • Chips- $.75; Chocolate Chip Cookies- $.50

Booth 6 — Boy Scout Troop #436 • Italian Sausage- $4.50

Booth 7— Jin Yuan Chinese Combinations or Side Orders • One Appetizer & Pork Fried Rice- $5.25 • Two Appetizers & Pork Fried Rice- $6.50 • Sides: Egg Roll, Crab Rangoon, Chicken Fingers, Chicken Wings, Chicken/Beef Teriyaki, Chicken Meatroll

Booth 8— The Roost • Chicken Wings in 15 Flavors- $0.50

Booth 9– Taco Bell • • • •

Nacho’s with Beef & Cheese- $3.50 Tacos- 3-$4; 1-$1.50 Cinntwist- $1 Cheesy Nacho’s- $1; Water/Soda- $1

Entertainment Schedule Performer/Event

Location

Green Living Expo Decal Gymnastics WTVL HS Vocal Traction Dance Connection Rob Burnell Leaps N Bounds Central Maine Square Young Americans Dance Center Pat Pepin Project Downeast Brass Hidden Drive

Barrels Market (downstairs) In front of Maine Made & More In front of Maine Made & More In front of Maine Made & More In the Beer Garden In front of Maine Made & More In front of Maine Made & More In front of Maine Made & More In Bank of America Pocket Park In front of Maine Made & More In the Beer Garden

Time 4:00 - 8:00 4:00 - 4:30 4:30 - 5:00 5:00 - 5:30 5:00 - 7:30 5:30 - 6:00 6:00 - 6:30 6:30 - 7:00 6:30 - 8:30 7:00 - 9:00 8:00 - 11:00

Booth 10– Cheryl & Steve’s Homemade Gourmet Fudge • Amaretto Chocolate Swirl, Butter Pecan, Cappuccino, Chocolate, Chocolate Carmel Peanut, Chewy Praline, Chocolate Walnut, Cookies & Cream, Heath English Toffee, Maple, Mint Chocolate Swirl, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter & Chocolate, Pistachio Walnut, Orange Vanilla Swirl, Raspberry Vanilla Swirl, Rocky Road, Tiger Butter- $12 a pound Thank you to the Kennebec Valley Tourism Council and the State of Maine Tourism Marketing Partnership Program and the Maine Office of Tourism for their support!

Vendor Booths American Legion, Are You Ready to Party??, Care & Comfort, Designs by Jackie O, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, LN Clark Inspiration Network, Nancy's Creations & Ed’s Teeth, Sustain Mid Maine, V-Town Paintball

No Pets or Skateboards Allowed, Please

Join REM inside the Center at 93 Main Street for a yard sale that will run from 9:00 AM until 8:00 PM on August 3rd. For other days and times or if anyone would like to donate items for the yard sale, please contact REM at 873-4444.

July 2011 InTouch  

Mid-Maine Chambers monthly newsletter

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