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$100K CDBG for Fairfield
Moves town closer to downtown revitalization By Joshua Reny
pality, should conform to a broader regional development strategy. Whether we are talking about The Town of Fairfield is moving one step closer trail networks, housing, workforce development, toward a long-term goal of Downtown Revitaliza- business parks, infrastructure investments, or retion. In May the town received development of commercial properties, news that it had been selected for the resulting economic benefits are a $100,000 Community Developnever isolated within a single municiment Block Grant for commercial pality. building façade improvements. One of our greatest challenges is to The grant funds will be leveraged shift the mindset of those who still with additional downtown TIF believe that the term “local economy” revenues of roughly $50,000. The is synonymous with “municipal boundgrants will require a one-to-one ary.” Although businesses compete in match in private investment. the local market, from a regional perThe town also learned that spective our true economic competitors the former Gerald Hotel, which are across oceans, not within a 10had been previously owned and minute drive. I suspect the majority of operated as Northern Mattress the business community, especially and Furniture, has completed Fairfield’s Gerald Hotel manufacturing, has already made this phase one of its application to be in its glory days mental leap, but there are still many listed on the National Register of who have yet to cross over. Municipal Historic Places. With the building placed on the governments certainly play a role in setting the Register, a future developer will be eligible to environment that enables economic prosperity, earn significant tax credits for redevelopment. whether through taxation, incentives, code enThese projects may be specific to Fairfield, but forcement, or public infrastructure. But it is the they are of part of a greater effort and vision business community and entrepreneurs who truly shared by neighbor communities throughundertake economic development and create jobs. out central Maine and the Kennebec Valley. As such, it is important that the private sector As a region, we must work collaboratively on assume a leading role in establishing priorities and articulating the needs of our regional economy. economic restructuring in order to position ourselves for the new economy. Economic development is an effort that spans political boundaries Continued on Page 2 and planning and public projects, in each munici-
2011 Spring Clean-Up Friday, June 10 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. At Eagle Rental Waterville Industrial Park To register see yellow flyer INSIDE
Inland Family Care, a family practice of Inland Hospital, opened its doors May 16 in a renovated section of the former Ames Department Store in The Concourse. For the full story, see our Spotlight article, Page 8
Highlights in this Issue: P. 2: From the President’s Chair P. 3: Member Events Calendar P. 7: Member People P. 8: Member Spotlight — Inland Family Practice
Two new staffers join Mid-Maine Chamber Two new staffers, Christian Savage and Robyn Loubier, have joined the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce. The new hires expand the staff to four full-time employees, increasing the chamber’s ability of meet the growing needs of its active membership, said Kimberly Lindlof, president and CEO. Both will play an integral part in coordinating all of the chamber’s events including monthly Business Breakfasts and Business After Hours, as well as all major events: Continued on Page 2
50 ELM STREET, WATERVILLE, ME 04901 • TEL: (207) 873-3315 • FAX: (207) 877-0087 • E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB SITE: www.midmainechamber.com • Bart Stevens, Chair of the Board • Kimberly N. Lindlof, President & CEO
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s June approaches, I am happy to report that the traffic at our new location is everything that we had hoped for — which makes us super-busy. Again, if you haven’t brought your brochures and business cards into our Visitors’ Center, than you really should. It is a free memBowdoin Photography ber benefit. The Taste of Greater Waterville will be experiencing some significant changes this summer. Castonguay Square will be closed down for new landscaping improvements, so we will be shifting the Bite Booths up to Appleton Street in front of Care & Comfort. Vendor Booths will be where the Downtown Farmers’ Market is located and Children’s Events — well, the committee is trying to figure out where everything will fit without displacing much parking. On that note, we will continue to have the shuttle running from Waterville Senior High School to the Concourse for your convenience. If you have any questions about the Taste, contact Robyn or Christian in the office, or this year’s cochairs Gary Poulin and Shawn Michaud. Please take a moment to welcome Christian, Robyn and Glenn to our Chamber. I hope that you have a fun and prosperous summer.
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New Hires Continued from Page 1 the Annual Awards Dinner, Business-toBusiness Showcase, Chamber Golf Classic, the Taste of Greater Waterville, and the Super Raffle Dinner. Savage fills the position of program assistant, formerly held by Katie Hoskins. A graduate of the University of Southern Maine, he earned his Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Marketing. He participates in the Waterville Food Drive and Walk for MS. He lives in Skowhegan with his wife Erin, son Noah, and daughter Grace. Robyn Loubier will assume duties for the
newly created position of Business Development Assistant with a focus on social media. Loubier holds a masters degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Emerson College in Boston and a bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Southern Maine in Portland. She is a member of KV Connect, the greater Waterville area's young professionals networking group. They join Glenn Turner who was hired as the chamber’s Communication Representative in March. Turner was a former editor with the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal.
Fairfield Continued from Page 1 I believe Fairfield and many other municipalities throughout the region are prepared to be proactive and willing partners with business and entrepreneurs to do what is necessary to create a business-friendly environment, promote smart growth planning and strategies, and pursue resources that incentivize economic expansion. There are positive things happening
in all of our towns, whether it’s a new business start-up, housing project, mill redevelopment, or downtown revitalization. All of these should be a source of pride for every one of us, regardless of which municipality we call home. Joshua Reny is the town manager of Fairfield and may be reached at email@example.com or 453-7911.
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June 1: An open house will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday above Silver Street Tavern, 2 Silver St., Waterville. Charlie Giguere will unveil the apartments he has renovated
Website tracks Legislature If getting your arms around the daily happenings in the legislature is a challenge for you, check out a new Web site designed to track the State Legislature's work to improve Maine's business climate. MaineisOpenforBusiness.com is a central hub for the ongoing discussion of reform measures necessary to get Maine's economy back on track. The Web site kicks off featuring video from recent public hearings on regulatory reform, as well as aggregated news and information about economic reform legislation. In addition, the site includes an area where Mainers can submit to the Senate President and House Speaker their ideas for improving Maine's business climate.
June 2: at 7 p.m. Prof. Bruce Rueger of Colby College will discuss “Geologic influences on Benedict Arnold’s March to Quebec, 1775 ” at the Union Church in Belgrade Lakes. The lecture examines how a planned lightning raid up the Kennebec turned into a long arduous trek because of unfavorable geography. June 4: 15th annual Paddle for Pine Tree Camp featuring a two-hour trip around North Pond, Rome. The event is family-oriented and appropriate for all ages, skill levels and abilities. Participants will enjoy a celebratory barbecue and live music following the trip. All money raised through the event will help Maine children and adults with disabilities attend Pine Tree Camp this summer. FMI: www.pinetreesociety.org or call 443-3341 June 4: the 15th Annual Meeting of the Unity Barn Raisers will be held at the Unity Community Center, 32 School St., Unity. Lunch will feature local products and live music by the local band, Dog Wants Out. Suggested donation for lunch, $515. FMI: Tess at 948-9005. June 5: Salvaged Art: Artist and Community Workshop, 12-4 p.m. Barrels Community Market. Work with artists Krisanne Baker and Heidi Pomerleau. The artworks will then be exhibited at the Pugh Center at Colby College for the months of June and July. Free, open to all ages. Preregistration required — 859-5613. June 7: United Way of Mid-Maine Annual Breakfast Meeting, 7:30-9 a.m. Colby College, Parker-Reed Room, Schair-Swenson-Watson Alumni Center. Free, reservation required: Diane Wright, 873-0686; firstname.lastname@example.org June 11: Waterville Sunrise Rotary 4th Annual Mini-Golf Tournament 10 a.m. at Gifford's Famous Ice Cream, Silver Street, Waterville. Pro-
Tom Davis, SKILLS, Inc., leads May’s Business Breakfast series on nonprofits in changing economy. June’s breakfast at Thomas College features Laura Thibodeau on Conflict Management. Sign up today. See the blue insert. ceeds benefit the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter and Hardy Girls, Healthy Women. Play begins 10 a.m.; cost $10 per player or $40 per team Each player will receive an event T-shirt. Special prizes will be awarded for the top two teams. KV Connect is forming teams for this event. FMI: contact Nikki, email@example.com. June 15: Free ice cream social and presentation by Art Ray on “Waterville - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” at the REM Forum 6:30–8 p.m., 93 Main St. FMI contact REM at 873-4444 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grow business while you sleep A “Lunch and Learn” session sponsored by MECD is scheduled at USM Portland June 15 to help you understand how to tame social media marketing (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, websites) with the use of video. Learn how to make authentic videos -- that speak from the heart -- while creating your marketing advantage. Discover what to do (and not do) based on the latest statistics and video data. The session will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. in Wishcamper Room 102. Reservations are strongly encouraged to assure adequate space and seating. FMI: http://www.mced.biz/ news.html#events.
Road Association workshop June 17-19: 2011 Trek Across Maine from Sunday River to Belfast, a 180 mile ride across the state to support American Lung Association. Overnight accommodations are provided at the University of Maine at Farmington and at Colby College. FMI: Gale Auclair 624-0302 or email@example.com; http:// biketreknewengland.org. Continued on Page 7
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Forming road associations will be the focus of workshops in Belgrade next June 24 led by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and local Soil & Water Conservation Districts. The workshops are free and open to the public and will be at the Center for All Seasons in Belgrade. To RSVP, contact Kristin Feindel of the Maine DEP at firstname.lastname@example.org. 287-5586.
The Institute for Family-Owned Business was so impressed with Day's Jewelers of Waterville it awarded them an Honorable Mention. Day's was cited for sticking by their “well honed all-in-one marketing strategy” that encompasses a communications and education process involving the owners, employees, and customers. Also noted was its third generation plan that includes a process for eventual separation of ownership and leadership. Kennebec Valley Community College is eligible for a $1 million Aspen Prize. KVCC is one of Above, Mark Ford, Jim, Kathy, and Jeff 120 community colleges (out of the more than Corey of Day’s Jewelers at the 12th annual 1,100 community colleges in the country) chosen to Maine Family Business Awards held at the vie for the first $1 million Aspen Prize for CommuSable Oaks Marriott last month. nity College Excellence. The colleges were chosen for their strong outcomes in several areas, including student persistence and degree completion. cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher will be awarded a merit scholarship equal to the amount of the tuition increase for the coming academic year. The scholCongratulations to Messalonskee High School arship will be awarded in addition to any other System for receiving a $500,000 Stimulus Funds grant on a $3,638,749 project, which will connect a scholarships already part of a student’s financial aid. President George Spann said “Thomas College new wood chip boiler with three schools and the is committed to helping our students excel, while at bus garage through a series of super-insulated the same time helping to keep a Thomas education pipes. affordable.” FMI: Jeannine Bosse, Director of Student Financial Services, SFSdir@thomas.edu Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) will host its 16th annual fund-raising golf tournaDelta Ambulance has received the “Pro Patria” ment on Monday, June 20 to raise money for the award, which is given to one employer deemed to needs of students at the College.The event will be have provided “exceptional support” of Guard or held from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Waterville Reserve members through practices or personnel Country Club. FMI: Kimberly Sheff at 207-453policies. Delta was honored May 14 when Gov. 5020 or email@example.com. Paul LePage joined representatives of Maine ESGR in recognizing 14 Maine employers that offered Downtown Waterville Farmer’s Market is up “outstanding support” for employees serving in the and running for another season. Located in The Maine National Guard and Reserve. Concourse along Appleton and Main Streets the summer market opened the first Thursday in May With the help from a grant from Colby College and and will continue until the last Thursday before the hard work of Professor Maple Razsa and Thanksgiving. “volunteer extraordinaire” Chuck Lakin, Barrels Community Market has installed a film screening Thomas College has announced a new Guaranteed and music area in its downstairs event space. Tuition program for its students. Effective immediKennebec Messalonskee Trails volunteers will ately, full-time undergraduate students earning a
provide guided trail walks of varying fitness levels on trails in the Waterville area several days a week throughout the summer and fall. There is no charge for the walks, part of the new Prescription for Nature program to encourage trail walking as a way to be active and prevent or manage chronic disease. FMI: 861-3292 or www.kmtrails.org Take a Seat for the Waterville Opera House and become part of its future. The fundraising program to support renovations provides you a chance to name a seat with your contribution. Gifts will be matched one to one by the Harold Alfond Foundation. FMI: 873-000 or www.operahouse.org. Five hundred and twenty one students graduated May 21 when Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) held its 41st Commencement Exercises at the Augusta Civic Center.The graduating class was the largest in the College’s history, with students from 24 programs marching before a capacity crowd. John Dalton, president and CEO of Inland Hospital was the keynote speaker for the event. Thanks to our many talented members, the MidMaine Chamber has its needs met when help is required. During May, computer problems were expertly addressed by A2Z Computers and Virtual Dimensions. And when we needed new photos of our staff, Bowdoin Photography was there to answer the call. Thank you!
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‘Deficit reduction needed now By Thomas J. Donohue A recent announcement by Standard & Poor’s that it was cutting the outlook on our nation’s long-term rating from stable to negative for the first time in 70 years was a cold, hard reality check—we need to get our fiscal house in order sooner, rather than later, or suffer the consequences. The immensity of our fiscal crisis is daunting. We are already $14 trillion in debt. On our current trajectory, we’ll add another $7.2 trillion in the next 10 years. By that time, we could be paying nearly $1 trillion per year just to pay the interest on the debt. Without serious deficit and debt reduction, we face spiraling inflation and interest rates, lower productivity growth, and a lower standard of living. Last year, feeling the political pressures of an election year, President Obama appointed the bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to propose a deficit reduction plan. Shortly after the elections, the panel put forward a credible blueprint. However, earlier this year, the president essentially ignored the commission’s recommendations and the will of the voters when he released a budget proposal calling for more spending, higher taxes, and bigger government. Congressional Republicans, true to their election promise, have stood firm in their demands for less spending, successfully pressing for $38 billion in cuts from current fiscal year spending. In addition, they endorsed House Budget
Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s long-term deficit reduction plan, which includes needed tax and entitlement reform. The details of this plan can be debated, but at least it recognizes the seriousness of our unfolding debt crisis. President Obama is now trying to show the American people that he, too, is serious about deficit reduction. But his newly hatched alternative is heavy on tax increases and light on spending cuts and entitlement reform specifics. The president is now barnstorming the country, attacking the Ryan plan and framing the debate in clearly political terms. We can, nevertheless, take some encouragement in the fact that the debate is now joined. Thanks to the insistence of the voters and the courageous steps of the bipartisan deficit commission and Rep. Ryan, we are starting to see the great lumbering machinery of government in Washington beginning to move. The debate will be long and rancorous and the outcome far from clear. One key question that needs to be answered is, Are the American people really serious about reining in government and controlling deficits, including making modest, phased-in changes to time-honored entitlements? Or will they punish elected officials and candidates who try to bring genuine change and real fiscal reform to our nation? We’ll see! Thomas Donohue is president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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Supporting Employee Health is Good for Business! Contact Amber Desrosiers, MBA Program Director P: (207) 873 0686, E: firstname.lastname@example.org Disclaimer: LIVE HEALTHY is a program of United Way of Mid Maine, and serves Albion, Benton, Belgrade, Fairfield, Oakland, Rome, Sidney, Vassalboro, Waterville and Winslow. Planned Approach to Community Health (PATCH) is a Healthy Maine Partnership and provides funding for LIVE HEALTHY through a contract with United Way of Mid-Maine.
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uccessful and effective worksite wellness programs are comprehensive in nature and combine policy with environmental supports, awareness/ education and behavior change interventions. The Maine Leadership Group for Worksite Wellness (MLGWW) Criteria for Worksite Health Promotion has 58 standards related to designing wellness programming and interventions that encompass 11 topical areas. This month, we will look at the standards for health insurance and tobacco control. Health Insurance Not all employers provide health insurance benefits to their employees, but for those that do, the MLGWW criteria includes five standards related to health insurance. Four of the standards are policy related, while the fifth relates to awareness and education. The policy standards are: • Encouraging employees to have a primary healthcare provider or PCP • Including appropriate preventive services in the
insurance coverage. This is also now a requirement under the federal healthcare reform law • Periodic review of the preventive services utiliza-
tion data to better target employee marketing, awareness and education efforts • Employers will make a conscious effort to elimi-
nate or reduce barriers to employee and dependent use of health and wellness related health insurance benefits The awareness and education standard directs employers to institute a multi-channel communications program to make employees aware of and Continued on Page 6
Tammy’s Tips for Businesses Virtual Tax Workshop
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The IRS Virtual Small Business Tax Workshop (http://www.tax.gov/virtualworkshop/) is an easy to use interactive video presentation intended to help small business owners learn about their federal tax rights and responsibilities. This online resource is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. The workshop consists of nine stand-alone lessons that can be selected and viewed in any sequence. A bookmark feature makes it possible to leave and return to a specific point within any lesson. The lessons are: Lesson 1 - What you need to know about Federal Taxes and your new business Lesson 2 - How to set up and run your business so paying taxes isn't a hassle Lesson 3 - How to file and pay your taxes using a computer
Lesson 4 - What you need to know when you run your business out of your home June 10 Fri. Lesson 5 - How to set up a retirement plan for yourself and your employees June 10 Fri. Lesson 6 - What you need to know about federal taxes when hiring employees/contractors Lesson 7 - How to manage payroll so you with- June 16 Thurs. hold the right amount from employees June 22 Wed. Lesson 8 - How to make tax deposits and file your payroll taxes Lesson 9 - What you need to know about FedJune 24 Fri. eral Unemployment Taxes (FUTA) Tammy Rabideau is the Coordinator of the Waterville Public Library Business & Career Center. 680-2611, email@example.com, http:// www.watervillelibrary.org/departments/business/
• The provision of appropriate signage addressing tobacco use
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encourage them to use available preventive benefits and services. Tobacco There are seven standards related to tobacco programming and interventions. Four of the standards are policy related, while the other three are related to environmental support, awareness/education and behavior change. The policy standards relate to: • Having a policy that meets or exceeds the requirements of Maine state law (constitutes two policies)
• The provision of awareness and education
opportunities to employees • Employees are provided the opportunity to
receive tobacco cessation counseling, coaching and coordinated risk management In the next segment, we will look at the programming and intervention standards for physical activity and nutrition/weight management. If you would like a copy of the MLGWW criteria document, feel free to contact me.
• Including tobacco cessation benefits in any health insurance coverage provided
• Providing information about community based tobacco cessation resources
• The remaining three standards address:
Bill McPeck is a Certified Worksite Wellness Program Consultant and Director of Employee Health and Safety for Maine State Government. Contact Bill at 287-6783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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2011 Business Breakfast Series 7:30-9 a.m., Thomas College June 8: Conflict Resolution: Beyond the Rock and the Hard Place. Laura Thibodeau , owner and president of Springborn Staffing will present six easily learned techniques for smoothing office conflicts and dealing with hostile or uncooperative co-workers.
June 15: Business After Hours 5:30-7 p.m. Hospice Volunteers A 50/50 raffle, sponsored by Belgrade Lakes Resources, LLC., and door prize drawing will also take place.
Timber Trading Group Contact: Mark A. Gosline PO BOX 2175 Waterville, ME 04903 Phone: 660-9017 email@example.com No Limit Custom Ink, LLC Contact: Cameron McKay 59 McGrath Pond Road Oakland, ME 04963 Phone: 659-3751
Three Mid-Maine Chamber interns, Aris Bergeron of Moscow, Carly Dalton of Wiscasset and Cassandra Lynn Ingrassia of Kennebunk, received their bachelor degrees during Thomas Collegeâ€™s 117th Commencement on May 14. Above, a smiling Carly Dalton, shares the moment with Kim Lindlof. Paramedic Kirk Andert has been promoted to Field Supervisor by Delta Ambulance. Kirk began his EMS career in 2002 with Central Lincoln County Ambulance Service as an EMT-B. Since that time Kirk has risen to the ranks of CCEMT-P, joined Delta in May of 2009 and is currently in pursuit of his Associates Degree in Paramedicine.
Mike Leslie has been promoted to general manager in the Downeast Energy Waterville office. Leslie, who is from Richmond, has been with the company for six years and was most recently the general manager in the Lisbon Falls office. In his role, Leslie will be responsible for managing the employees of the Waterville office and day- today operations. The Waterville Business and Professional Womenâ€™s Club has new officers for 2011-2012. Installed were : Treasurer, Mary A. Hammond of
Albion; Secretary, Sally Ann Parks of Hinckley; Vice President, Marilyn V. Ladd of Oakland; and President, Robin Cameron of Whitefield. The Waterville BPW Woman of the Year Award was presented to Kimberly N. Lindlof, president and CEO of the Mid-Maine Chamber and a member and past president of the Waterville BPW.
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Calendar Continued from Page 3 June 23: Register for the Healthy People's upcoming breakfast forum and networking opportunity at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, 361 Old Belgrade Road, Augusta. The "Revitalize Your Workforce" forum will feature Bruce Cryer president and CEO of HeartMath, LLC. Forum, 7:30-11 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. FMI: Laura 6267255; firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 24: Drawing from the Collections Artists' Reception from 2-4 p.m. Visitors may talk with the artists about their work and inspiration and learn more about the other resources and work at L.C. Bates. L. C. Bates Museum, Good-Will Hinckley School, Route 201, Hinckley. The exhibit runs through Oct. 15. FMI: 238-4250, email@example.com, www.rem1.org/remnet/detail.html?id=1284.
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In addition to primary care services, Inland is in discussions with Kennebec Behavioral Health to housed the Ames Department store on The Conoffer mental health services at the location. course has been sitting empty. On May 16, that “We are proud to improve access to primary changed. care in a convenient location and pleased that we Now the space next to the Dollar will be contributing to the overall health of our Store is home to Inland Family Care, community by being part of a vibrant downtown a family practice of Inland Hospital. area,” said John Dalton, Inland president and CEO. Family Physician John Bonney, MD and Family Nurse Practitioner The additional traffic downtown will be huge Jennifer Penney, FNP are the first noted Shannon Haines, executive director of Waproviders in the new space. Inland is currently terville Main Street. “We are tremendously excited recruiting for several more healthcare providers to about Inland’s decision to invest in downtown join the staff. The practice is expected to see about Waterville, and we strongly believe that the prac150 patients a week to start, growing to 400 a week tice will positively impact the downtown district as new practitioners are added. The practice uses through both job creation and increased foot trafan open scheduling concept so patients can be seen fic.” quickly and not weeks or months down the road. On a recent tour of the new practice, Kimberly
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Lindlof, president of the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce commented, “It is wonderful to see the space being used again after so many years. It’s sure to help attract more businesses downtown.” Inland invested about $1.5 million to renovate the 12,500 square foot office space. Sheridan Corporation of Fairfield was the general contractor for the project. Watch for an open house at the new business later this summer. For more information about Inland Family Care, please call 873-1036. “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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.