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InTouch

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER JULY/AUGUST 2013

Join us Wednesday, August 7th, for the

21st annual Taste of Greater Waterville! See menu insert inside!

Highlights in this Issue: P. 2: From the President’s Chair P. 2: Chamber Ribbon Cuttings P. 4: Member Events Calendar P. 6: Increase Facebook Engagement P. 8: Member Spotlight: Veilleux Funeral Home

A full day of food and entertainment for the whole family! Featuring headlining Beer Garden performance by

Rustic Overtones and

the return of elegant dining to the Taste! Purchase your tickets to “the Sit-Down” from the Chamber or a participating restaurant today! See menu insert or visit us online for details.

11:00AM-11:00PM Downtown Waterville For all the information on this year’s Taste, visit us at

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First Park & Kennebec Regional Development Authority Work to Network Our Region By Brad Jackson, Executive Director of First Park

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am very excited about my new role as the Executive Director at First Park. It fulfills a lifelong ambition to practice my craft and a dream of my family to live here in Maine. I have been involved in Community and Economic Development since 1990 – to include directing a similar County level public authority in New York State – the County of Franklin Industrial Development Agency (from 2002 – 2010). Prior to that I was staff to the redevelopment of the Griffiss Air Force Base (part of the 1993 BRAC round) from 1999 – 2002 where I was a Padewan to a Jedi Knight and learned much about the ways of economic development forces. Before this I was involved in land use planning at a county level planning department. Concurrent with this, I was a development

officer for the US Army as a Civil Affairs Officer from 1993-2010. I’ve had several deployments where I functioned in a development capacity in post conflict environments in the Balkans and the Middle East. My last few years were spent in Afghanistan as an international developer providing support to the donor community. I’m looking forward to leveraging my long experience to the benefit of the Kennebec Region and First Park. I have over $1 billion of project experience both public and private. Over the first 90 days the Board has supported my recommendations to engage a new set of enablers that will strengthen our ability to network (vs. market) the region to the wider world. I hope to use these capabilities to not only drive investment into the region but to assist firms with business development

both foreign and domestic. In time I hope to leverage the capabilities of this regional development authority for future regional infrastructure and investment projects. I want to thank the KRDA Board for providing me this wonderful opportunity. We have already conducted our first battle drill in lead development and will hear in several months if we succeeded in securing a meaningful investment for First Park ($40 million investment and 150 jobs). I want to thank the community - and in particular the Chamber and Kimberly - for the turn out in support of this project. This ongoing team effort will be instrumental if we are to succeed. On behalf of my family, I want to thank the entire community and my leadership team for the wonderful reception and support.

50 ELM STREET, WATERVILLE, ME 04901 • TEL: (207) 873-3315 • FAX: (207) 877-0087 info@midmainechamber.com • www.midmainechamber.com Brad Fisher, Chair of the Board • Kimberly N. Lindlof, President & CEO


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From the President’s Chair

Business After Hours Skowhegan Savings & Cappza’s Pizza 92 Main Street, Fairfield September 18· 5:30-7PM

I love all of the out-of-state license plates making their way through town, dining in our restauBowdoin Photography rants, shopping in our stores and staying at our camps, hotels, B&Bs and cabins. It’s hard to calculate the contribution that events like Maine International Film Festival and Colby College Museum of Art,– to name a couple – add to our local economy. Judging by number of planes and jets at the Waterville’s LaFleur Airport, and the aforementioned license plates, I’d say it’s quite substantial. Thank you to all of those who made both of these a reality: staff, volunteers, sponsors and patrons. Our people are a huge part of why I’m bullish on mid-Maine. As you’ll see on the next page, Mid-Maine Chamber has participated in 3 ribbon cuttings in the last month: economic activity is really percolating in our region. I encourage you to please support these businesses. All of this activity has led to increased traffic on our Web site and in our office. If you haven’t replenished your brochures/business cards at the Chamber recently, you may want to check that out – we’ve been busy! Additionally, we’re in the process of updating our Web site so we ask that you update your page on our site as well. Many of you are missing out a free opportunity to promote your business, your events, your open jobs and your hot deals! Your page has Google maps ability as well as other features like linking to your email and Web site. It’s easy and only takes a couple of minutes! st

Please join us at the 21 annual Taste of Greater of Waterville on August 7 (see menu insert—and “like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ tasteofwaterville). It’s going to be extra special this year!

- Kimberly

Sponsored by:

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Many fabulous door prizes, 50/50 raffle & more! Thank you to our 50/50 Sponsor:

Chamber Partners with Members to Celebrate with Ribbon Cuttings In just one month, Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce has partnered with three different businesses to host ribbon cutting ceremonies celebrating a range of new beginnings. If you are planning a ribbon cutting, visit www.midmainechamber.com/pdfs/RibbonCuttingRequestForm.pdf to learn how the Chamber can help.

Aviation Appearance Plus ribbon cutting ceremony at the June 19th Business After Hours.

Holy Cannoli ribbon cutting on June 29th at its new location.

Pine Tree Cellular ribbon cutting ceremony on July 13th.


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Waterville Public Library Business Services By Tammy L. Rabideau, MLS

 WPLBCC provides access to a broad collection of business books and other print Center (WPLBCC) loves to support local resources. businesses and is vigorously committed to supporting the vitality of the local economy.  WPLBCC provides free WI-FI. Some of the business services provided by the  WPLBCC provides access to proprietary Library are as follows. All are free to the pubbusiness databases licensed by the Maine lic. State Library. Once set up, any Maine citizen can access these databases. Contact  WPLBCC offers business workshops faciliTammy Rabideau for assistance in accesstated by business development professioning the business databases listed here: als. Programs range from business start-up http://libraries.maine.edu/mainedatabases/t and expansion, resource navigation, and opic.asp?topic=Business. QuickBooks support. Program attendees receive the added benefit of networking  WPLBCC supports the strength and develwith other small business owners and entreopment of the local workforce by providing preneurs. a number of workforce development services and programs. The Library is actively  WPLBCC hosts mini job fairs showcasing collaborating with many local partners 6-8 local hiring employers, as well as indi(service organizations and businesses) to vidual employer recruiting events. understand and respond to local workforce  WPLBCC distributes announcements of job needs. openings at local businesses to local job seekers on the WPLBCC distribution list.  WPLBCC has a comfortable teaching/learning lab with 12 laptop computers There is no charge for the listing business.

Waterville Public Library Business & Career

and projection.  WPLBCC distributes e-newsletters announcing programs, services and resources. To be added to the distribution list, contact Tammy Rabideau.  WPLBCC can be followed on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/wplbcc and has its own web site: http://www.watervillelibrary.org/departmen ts/business/.  WPLBCC supports networking events that include business sponsorship opportunities. Contact Tammy Rabideau for more information. Tammy Rabideau is Business & Career Center Coordinator at the Waterville Public Library. FMI: 207.680.2611, trabideau@watervillelibrary.org, http://www.facebook.com/wplbcc, http://www.watervillelibrary.org/departments/ business/.

5 Techniques to Increase Facebook Engagement By Tracy O’Clair

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engagement is very important. You will hear people say, “Content is King.” We Facebook marketers like to say, “Engagement is Queen.” By increasing your Facebook engagement, you will also increase your overall reach and value. Here are five easy techniques to increase your Facebook engagement: 1.) Tell people what you want them to do. Don’t be afraid to tell your fan base to sign up for your email newsletter, like the picture of your product, share or comment. Make sure to use clear action statements which will definitely produce results. 2.) Use a variety of post types focusing

on photos. Make sure your status updates include text only, pictures, links and video. You can also combine links with all of the above. Find out what mix works best for your audience and do more of those types of posts. 3.) Entertain your audience. Facebook users come to Facebook to be entertained and to socialize. Don’t let them down. Find ways to entertain your audience while still sticking to your industry and expertise. Focus on creating positive emotions from your audience. These emotions will drive engagement rates. 4.) Post often. To increase Facebook engagement, you need to make sure you are posting on a regular basis. It’s common to post up to four times per day; however, at

least three times per week is recommended. 5.) Be honest and transparent. Facebook fans who are familiar with your brand know your brand’s personality which is often comparable to your company culture or owner’s personality. Stay true to your brand and yourself by showing a little personality in the way you post. If you are a very factual numbers type of person, your status updates should show facts and numbers. Tracy O’Clair is a successful marketer, enthusiastic social media practitioner, and motivated entrepreneur. Owner of TOCmedia, she is also host of Social Media Breakfast Central Maine and Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact.


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July 11-August 24: Common Street Arts and Maine Film Center present Angela Dufresne: Cinema Covers at Common Street Art Gallery. FMI: www.commonstreetarts.com. 2013 Golf Invitational will be held at Belgrade Lakes Golf Club. Tournament is at 1PM and July 16-August 5: Atlantic Music Festival, a benefits Boys & Girls Clubs & YMCA of month-long celebration of classical music perGreater Waterville. FMI on registration & formed by young musicians from around the sponsorship opportunities: kflemworld, takes place at Colby College. FMI: ing@alfondyouthcenter.org. www.atlanticmusicfestival.org. August 3: Family Violence Project Annual July 26: PechaKucha Night, Volume 12, a Yard & Bake Sale from 8AM to 2PM at 83 creative networking event for the entire comWestern Ave., Augusta. Rain date is Aug. 4. munity held at newly reopened Colby College FMI or to donate items: 623-8637 x302 or Museum of Art. Gathering begins at at 5PM; jaimeg@familyviolenceproject.org. museum will be open for viewing. Presentations begin at 7:20PM. FMI: August 5: Susan McConnell Memorial 12th pechakucha.waterville@gmail.com. Annual Swing for Hope & Hospice Golf Tournament will benefit Hope's Place, a program July 27: Thomas College Alumni Association for grieving children & teens by Hospice Volwill host Alumni After Hours at the Dog unteers of Waterville Area. Sponsorships Pound in the Spann Student Commons folavailable. FMI: Paul at 873-1493. lowed by its 2nd annual Pub Crawl. Complimentary appetizers & first round. FMI: 859August 7: REM will host a “yard sale” 9AM1167 or dumontc@thomas.edu. 8PM in REM Forum, 93 Main St., with toys, books, clothing, housewares, furniture and July 29: The Ray Haskell Ford & Major more. FMI or to donate: 873-4444. League Baseball Players Alumni Association

August 17: KV Connect hosts Discover Downtown Waterville: An Interactive Scavenger Hunt. Registration at 11AM at Haines Park on the Concourse. All are welcome to this fun event. FMI: info@kvconnect.org. August 20: Affordable Care Act Workshop with Joel Allumbaugh and Steve Gerlach of National Worksite Benefits Group focusing on minimizing risk of noncompliance. 911AM. FMI and to register: lisa@nwbgroup.com. September 25: Care & Comfort and David Smith, Branch Manager, of Raymond James are hosting an open house with hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine & fun door prizes. 4-6PM at 180 Main Street, Waterville, home to Raymond James’ local offices and Care & Comfort. Representatives from Care & Comfort, Raymond James, Jackson National & RiverFront Investment Group will be available to answer questions. FMI: 872-5300 or 6604506.

Animal Medical Clinic 413 North Avenue, Skowhegan, ME 04976 Reid Gibson· 474-8376 reid@animalmedicalclinic.us· www.animalmedicalclinic.us

Main’s Security 76 Martin Stream Road, Fairfield, ME 04937 Justin Main· 592-6246 justinmain@mainssecurity.com· www.mainessecurity.com

Bangor Daily News 491 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04402 Mark Bergelin· 990-8249 mbergelin@bangordailynews.com· www.bangordailynews.com

Michelina’s Apizza 4 Union Street, Waterville, ME 04901 Marleena Pilla· 859-9950 marleenalee@yahoo.com

C & D Mosher, LLC 364 Nowell Road, Winslow, ME 04901 Dan Mosher· 859-8859 www.cdmosher.com

Tessier Custom Carpentry 167 Lower Mills Road, Madison, ME 04950 Andy Tessier· 474-0729 tessiercarpentry@yahoo.com· www.tessiercarpentrycom

Town of China 571 Lakeview Drive, China, ME 04358 Dan L’Heureux· 445-2014 danl@chinamaine.org· www.china.govoffice.com

Sweet People Productions 139 Western Ave. Apt. 1, Waterville, ME 04901 Erik Thomas· 873-2300 erik@sweetpeopleproductions.com· www.sweetpeopleproductions.com


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The Telephone Association of New England recently inducted Mike Reed, FairPoint Communications Maine state president into its Hall of Fame. Mary Fifield has joined Hardy Girls Healthy Women as Interim President, bringing 23 years of experience providing executive counsel to non-profits. Mary began July 1 and will help steward the search for a permanent president of the organization. Delta Ambulance held its annual employee recognition dinner. Clinical Standards Excellence Awards were awarded to Shon Dixon, Steve Winn, Chip Getchell, Travis Burton, Jane Moore & Dan Mayotte. Peer Recognition Awards went to Jaye Booker, Rory Routhier & Travis Burton. Robby Rice, Doug Hillman, Brad Wing & Jeff Knight received Patient Recognition Awards. Community Relations Awards went to Nick Richards & Gene Hassen. The Silent Hero Award went to Doug Hillman. Finally, Paul Thompson, Dan Brockway, Steve Winn, Kevin Gurney, Tim McClary, Dan Mayotte, Shon Dixon, Mark Derocherr, Rory Routhier, Tim Roy, Alex Johnson, Gary Grass & Jeff Aucoin received Longevity Awards for length of service. Congratulations to all! Good Will-Hinckley’s Maine Academy of Natural Sciences Co-Director Troy Frost received the 2013 Commissioner's Recognition Award for his significant contribution to meeting the needs of children and youth at risk. Troy is the 4th teacher among its current staff to receive this award. Way to go, Mr. Frost!

2013 Unum Maine Teachers’ Hall of Fame Starting 9 has been announced, and a Melissa Hackett is taking over as store manag- whopping 4 of them er at Barrells Community Market. Congratu- were JMG employees: lations, Melissa! Hauns Bassett, Project Reach Specialist at Thomas College alum Joe China Middle School; DeRoche '88 was inducted into Shannon Micklus, Prothe NE Basketball Hall of ject Reach Specialist at Rose Gaffney School; Fame recently as the 1st Lynn MacDonald, JMG Specialist at Lewiston Thomas alumni to have reRegional Technical Center; & Dee Butler, ceived this honor. Woo hoo! JMG Specialist at Houlton High School. Directors of Macpage LLC are pleased to Silver Street Tavern is excited & proud to announce that Alison J. Herrick has been proannounce its new executive moted to Client Service Director. She provides chef Joe Plumstead. Joe was external & internal auditing services to credit previously the chef/owner of unions & banks, as well as advisory services & The Last Unicorn and brings more. Congratulations, Alison! 40 plus years of experience Kudos to Janet Parkhurst of Stained Glass Express who received the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Stained Glass Express was cited for "excellence in business strategy, employee development, community involvement, and customer service." Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges is pleased to welcome new Directors: Sterling Kozlowski, Regional Sales Executive-Market President of KeyCorp’s NE District & Lawrence A. Wold, ME Market President for TD Bank. Congratulations! Heather A. Pelletier recently joined Macpage as Audit Staff. Heather received her B.S. in Accounting and MBA from Thomas College. Meredith L. Schalk recently joined Macpage as an Audit & Accounting Staff Accountant. Meredith received her B.S. in Accounting and MBA from Thomas College. Welcome, Heather & Meredith!

and wisdom to the kitchen. Welcome back, Joe! Century 21 Nason Realty recently announced its 2012 annual Century Golden Award winners. Congratulations to Kim Moxcey, Bart Stevens, Shelly Wehry, Jane Bolduc & Kirsten McQuillan! Alex Gaeth, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, has completed the Kennebec Leadership Institute, a three-month leadership program designed to provide participants the knowledge and skills to become stronger leaders in the community. Bravo, Alex! Two MaineGeneral Workplace Health physicians have become certified as medical examiners qualified to provide physical examinations for commercial motor vehicle drivers. Robert Meyer, MD and Ken McKenzie, MD have completed the coursework and passed the examination to become certified and listed on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s national registry.


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Recently, Thomas College was awarded the Nonprofit Institution of the Year award by the Alfond Youth Center. The award was given in recognition of Thomas's ongoing commitment to youth. Way to go!

Kennebec Behavioral Health announced its 2012 Annual Report is now available online at www.kbhmaine.org. FMI: slefebvre@kbhmaine.org.

Colorgraphics announced expansion with 2 new storefronts in Augusta & Portland. Augusta will be the flagship store and both will offer complete sign solution services. The Sidney production facility will undergo an expansion as well to handle the increased workTree Spirits Winery & Distillery was flow. recently awarded a Double Gold Med- Barrels Community Market is beal at the 13th annu- coming a cooperative! Over the next al San Francisco few months, Barrels World Spirits will transition to this Competition for its new model with plans pear brandy. to have its first annual Central Maine Motors is now servic- meeting and elect a ing RVs! FMI: 872-9211. Board of Directors this fall. Colorgraphics now offers life-size cut -out displays both on rigid board and removable adhesive-backed material. Great for special events and photo opportunities!

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Mid-State Machine Products President Duane Pekar speaks at Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s 2013 Environmental Excellence Awards Ceremony recently. The ceremony was held at Mid-State Machine’s location in Winslow.

Fri., Aug. 16

7:30AM

Executive Committee Chamber Boardroom

Fri., Aug. 23

7:30AM

Board of Directors Chamber Boardroom

Thurs., Sept. 5 12PM

Information Services

Tues., Sept. 10 8AM

Business Expansion & Retention Chamber Boardroom

Upcoming Events September 3: Leading Women’s Luncheon 11:30AM-1PM O’Briens Event Center with guest speaker Senator Susan Collins We are honored to continue our quarterly Leading Women’s Luncheon series in September with guest speaker U.S. Senator Susan Collins. Registration is required; for details, please see Leading Women’s Luncheon insert. September 12: Business Breakfast Series 7:15-9AM Thomas College Consumers for Affordable Health Care: Changes Occurring on the State & Federal Levels that will Affect Small Businesses Mitchell Stein, policy director of Consumers for Affordable Health Care, will talk about the federal small business tax credits available, exchange development in Maine, and rating changes in Maine law. September 18: Business After Hours 5:30-7PM Skowhegan Savings & Cappza’s Pizza 92 Main Street, Fairfield This is a great way to mix and mingle with other business professionals!


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Macpage LLC is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, http://www.macpage.com, featuring updated services menus, artwork by Maine artists & Gone Fishin' gallery. Waterville Senior High School & Winslow High School were ranked 11th and 12th respectively amongst Maine high schools by U.S. News. Way to go, AOS 92! Skowhegan Savings Bank has agreed to buy 5 branches from Camden National Bank, which last year purchased 14 branches from Bank of America. Skowhegan intends to buy Camden branches in Farmington, Kingfield, Phillips, Rangeley & Stratton, according to a joint release from the 2 banks, and retain all employees.

share a GIS-based resource guide for use by Mainers to create exceptional quality of life in their communities. Dr. Charlie Ruff Orthodontics will be having a summer long school supply drive for area schools in conjunction with their Funtown/Splashtown weekly ticket giveaway. Bring in supplies for an exchange of getting your name in for a drawing for 2 Funtown/ Splashtown tickets through August 22!

At a recent U.S. Department of Energy Better Buildings Conference in Denver, Efficiency Maine received two awards for successfully administering Better Buildings Neighborhood Programs. Congratulations to Cianbro Corporation who has landed in AARP's top 50 list of Best Employers for workers over 50.

Publicity Club of New England presented FairPoint Communications with its Bell Ringer Merit Distinction in recognition of AT&T has released its 2012 Sustainability FairPoint’s public service campaign, “Beware: Report. Some of the highlights include: RealScams from Area Code 876,” an outreach & ized annualized savings of $65 million education effort begun last year. through 5,600 energy-reducing projects; more Thomas College graduated nearly 175 stuUnity College announced a slate of campus than 1.3 million pledges to never text while dents in May, making the improvements to be made over the summer. driving through the "It Can Wait" campaign; Class of 2013 the largest The projects will improve energy efficiency, and focused on cell phone recycling, launchin the school’s history. provide students with cutting-edge laboratory ing a Trade-In program and collecting approxCongratulations, graduresearch facilities and equipment, and provide imately 3.1 million cell phones and 1.17 milates! enhanced esthetic appeal on campus. lion pounds of batteries and accessories for The U.S. Small Business Administration reuse or recycling. FMI, www.att.com. Good Will-Hinckley is lookpresented its annual small business awards on ing for the following donaMaineGeneral Health has agreed to expand June 4, awarding District Director’s Awards to tions: Flowering plants; 2x6 its presence at Hathaway Creative Center in Bangor Savings Bank, People’s United and/or 2x4 pieces of plywood; downtown Waterville, adding 30,000 square Bank, TD Bank, & Coastal Enterprises, work boots; beakers, graduated feet of office space and relocating 180 of its Inc., for their work in small business lending. cylinders & flasks; one-piece employees to the facility. In July 2014, emDelta Ambulance sponsored American Lung open-faced auger; sap storage ployees of various offices will be under one Association’s Trek Across Maine Medical container - 500 gallon. FMI: roof on the second floor of Hathaway. Team for the 15th year in June. getinvolved@gwh.org. On June 15, Thomas College hosted more China Dine-ah’s new location, China Dine-ah The Foundation for Maine's Community Col- than 130 incoming students and their families Too, is now open at 363 Route 3 in China! leges has been awarded $150,000 from the at Summer Orientation. Open daily from 11AM-8PM. Call 445-5800. Elmina B. Sewall Foundation of Freeport to MaineGeneral Health CEO Chuck Hays ansupport infrastructure development necessary Commissioner of Labor Jeanne Paquette announced that a purchase and sale agreement to launch an education hub for agricultural nounced that Valley Distribuhas been signed for MaineGeneral Medical sciences at Kennebec Valley Community tors facility in Oakland has Center’s Seton Campus in Waterville. The sale College, located on the site of the former earned the Safety and Health of the property to Waterville Redevelopment Good Will Farm. Achievement Recognition Company I, LLC is expected to close by the Program Award (SHARP). GrowSmart Maine has received a $50,000 end of July, ensuring the property is back on Way to go! grant from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation city tax rolls for fiscal year 2014-2015. for general operations & its work to develop &


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Veilleux Funeral Home Serves Area Families Since 1944 In

1880, what now is Veilleux Funeral Home was the home of the Honorable Cyrus W. Davis who ran the firm of Davis & Smith, an investment business. In 1904, Davis founded and was the principal owner of the Waterville Sentinel, one of Maine’s leading Democratic daily newspapers. During the 1930s, the residence was the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity house for Colby College. In 1944, the building was purchased by Gustave and Eva Veilleux and converted to Veilleux Funeral Home, which has served Waterville families ever since. As a proud member of the Dignity Memorial ® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, Veilleux Funeral Home is devoted to exceeding expectations and providing a standard of service that is 100 percent guaranteed. Although owned by a national chain, TJ Smart, funeral director and location manager, is allowed to manage

the operation like a small, family-owned local business. He and his wife, Kerry, live upstairs in the building along with their two children, Hunter - 12 & Gabby - 10, and are involved in many community organizations and activities, including serving as co-chairs this year of the United Way Fundraising Campaign, which he feels is very important. Along with this facility, TJ manages five other locations for Dignity Memorial located in Portland, Lewiston, Auburn, Lisbon Falls and Redington Funeral Home here in Water-

ville. As a Dignity Memorial provider, they offer exclusive benefits, including National Transferability of Prearranged Services, the Bereavement Travel Program, the 24-Hour Compassion Helpline ® and access to an acclaimed grief management library. As North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services, the Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction. Veilleux Funeral Home is located at 8 Elm Street in Waterville. We welcome you to visit our website, www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com, email us at veilleuxfuneralhome@oxfordnetworks.net or call TJ, Denise, Steve or Jill at 207-8727676 anytime with any questions you may have concerning making pre-arrangements for yourself or for a loved one.

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: 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 Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce.


Elegant Dining on Common Street Happy Hour at 5PM· Dinner served at 6PM Sponsored by

Tickets available from participating restaurants or Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce (873-3315 or info@midmainechamber.com).

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“Think globally. Act locally. Dress casually.” $55 per person First course: Fresh Maine lobster & avocado stack. Second course: Crispy Belgian endive with local grape tomatoes, bleu cheese, apple-curry vinaigrette & toasted walnuts. Third course: Choice of herb poached fresh Atlantic salmon filet with roasted golden beets, pickled Bermuda onions, local grape tomatoes, bed of mixed greens & tzatziki sauce OR pan-seared fresh halibut filet with sautéed patty pan squash, saffron risotto cake, framboise liqueur & fresh Maine raspberry sauce. Fourth course: Fresh Maine strawberry & watermelon terrine with blueberry sauce.

Heritage House Restaurant “Local Foods, Local Elegance” $40 per person

First course: Seafood cocktail with Maine lobster, shrimp & crabmeat. Second course: Locally-sourced mixed garden greens with candied walnuts, pear tomatoes & homemade maple vinaigrette. Served with sweet potato biscuit. Third course: Balsamic charred beef tenderloin, topped with Stilton crumbles. Served with fresh herb fingerling potatoes & fresh vegetable bundles. Fourth course: Fresh berry crepe, Chantilly cream & chocolate drizzle.

Thank you to our 2013 Taste of Greater Waterville patron sponsors: Activity Maine The Bank of Maine Belgrade Lake Resources, LLC Best Western Plus Waterville Cancun Mexican Restaurant Century 21 Nason Realty Fairfield Drafting & Construction Hamelin Furniture Company Hammond Lumber Company Hammond Tractor Houle’s Plumbing & Heating James D. Julia Auctioneers Jokas’ Discount Beverage Kennebec Savings Bank KSW Federal Credit Union Liberty Mutual Insurance Macdonald, Page & Co. Marden, Dubord, Bernier & Stevens Mid-Maine Marine Nale Law Offices Phoenix Computers Plum Creek Silver Street Tavern Stevens Siding & Window Co. Virtual Dimensions Waterville House of Pizza You Know Whose Pub WWW .T ASTEOF W ATERVILLE . COM

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce presents

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 11:00AM-11:00PM Downtown Waterville Made possible by these generous sponsors:

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Bite Menus

Restaurant Menus

Appleton Street—11AM-10PM

Main Street—5PM-9PM

Inland Hospital

Pagoda Express

Sesame chicken & crab rangoons (2) - $10 Kibbee & taboule - $4· Lobster reuben - $3 Szechuan chicken lo mein & beef teriyaki (2) - $10 Bison or veggie chili - $2· Fresh raspberry tart - $2 Chicken fingers (3) & beef teriyaki (2) - $9 Sam's Italian Restaurant Crab rangoon (3) & chicken teriyaki (2)-$9 6" Italian sandwiches - $2.50· Spaghetti dinner - $5 Eggroll w/ chicken fingers (3) - $9 Boston sausage sandwich - $6 Teriyaki (1)· $1.75· Eggroll (1) - $2.50 Meatball sandwich - $6 Chicken fingers or rangoons (3) - $2.50 Meals served with pork fried rice & drink.

Holy Cannoli

Italian pastries - $1.25-$4.99 Meatball sub - $5.95 Assorted lasagnas - $6.95-$7.95

MaineGeneral Marinated grilled chicken quarter - $6 Grilled zucchini or broccoli salad - $2 Roasted fingerling potatoes - $2 Quinoa salad w/ tomato vinaigrette - $2 Fresh berry trifle - $5 Meal deal: Grilled chicken w/ two sides & water - $10

The End Zone Wings - $6· Souvlaki w/ rice pilaf - $8 Side salads: fruit, pasta, Greek, tossed or potato - $2.50 Cookie or brownie - $1.50

Amici's Cucina Stuffed shells, meatballs & marinara - $6 Chicken Florentine flatbread - $6 Amici's Salad: Green beans, fennel, red peppers, onions w/ vinegar and oil - $4 Lemoncello - $5· Chocolate torte (GF) - $5 Blueberry chocolate chip cannoli - $5

Pete's Pig Southern Barbeque

Cappza’s Pizza

Cheese pizza slice—$2 Pepperoni pizza slice—$2.50 Buffalo chicken slice—$3

Stan’s French Fries

French fries: small—$3· medium—$4· large—$7

Mirakuya Japanese Steakhouse Assorted rolls—$4-$12 Calamari—$7· Avocado salad—$5 Pork or veggie gyoza—$5 Tempura cheesecake or ice cream—$4.50

Spectrum Generations Lobster rolls—$10· Chicken wraps—$6 Chips or cookie—$1

New Dimensions Federal Credit Union Popcorn—$2

Pulled pork - $6· Pulled pork nachos - $7 Brisket - $7 · Ribs - $8

Coldstone Creamery

Mainely Brews Restaurant

Ice cream—$4

Lobster stew: cup - $6, bowl - $10 Lobster roll w/ chips - $12 Raspberry parfait - $5 Fresh lemonade: small - $2, large - $3

Weathervane Seafood Crabmeat roll w/ chips - $7.99

Mei Dream Chicken finger, chicken wings, crab rangoon & pork fried rice—$7.50 Beef teriyaki, egg roll, chicken finger & pork fried rice—$7 Beef or chicken teriyaki—$1.75 Egg roll, 2 crab rangoons or 3 chicken fingers—$2

Pat’s Fudge

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Cheeseburger—$3.50· Hamburger—$3 Hot dogs—$1.50· Fudge, assorted—$14/lb

Aucoin Concessions Fried dough or fried oreo—$5 Fresh shakeup lemonade—$3 Fruit smoothies—$4

Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter Cotton Candy—$3· 2 for $5


13 julyaug intouch  

Our special combined edition of InTouch, Mid-Maine Chamber's monthly newsletter, for July & August 2013.

13 julyaug intouch  

Our special combined edition of InTouch, Mid-Maine Chamber's monthly newsletter, for July & August 2013.

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