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Positions on Pending Legislation The

Public Policy Committee of Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce came up with the following positions, which align with our 2014 White Papers. Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce has taken the following three positions on pending legislation of the 126th legislature:

Legislation Tracker Concerned about the workings of state government? Want to find out about legislation from the 126th Legislature’s 2nd Regular session? The State’s Web site lets you do just that. Track the progress and scheduling online at: maine.gov/legis/lio/publications.htm

LD 1641, An Act To Amend the Workers’ Compensation Laws as They Pertain to Employee Representation Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce is opposed to LD 1641, An Act To Amend the Workers’ Compensation Laws as They Pertain to Employee Representation. Although the fiscal note on this bill is zero, we fear an undue burden will be placed upon business. LD 1698, An Act To Streamline the Work Permitting Process for Minors and Conform Allowable Places That Minors Can Work to Federal Law Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce is in support of LD 1698, An Act To Streamline the Work Permitting Process for Minors and Conform Allowable Places That Minors Can Work to Federal Law and applauds the cooperative spirit in which this bill was crafted. LD 1710, An Act to Retain Call Centers in Maine Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce is opposed to LD 1710, An Act to Retain Call Centers in Maine. We believe that this will essentially deter any new call center investment in our state, while serving as threatening to all call centers already in Maine.

Ezhaya Scholarship Application Deadline Friday, April 25, 2014 Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce region high school seniors who will be attending an accredited New England college or university are eligible and invited to apply.

Learn more and download the application at www.MidMaineChamber.com

Tues., Mar. 4

8:00 AM

Business Expansion & Retention Chamber Boardroom

Thurs., Mar. 6 12:00 PM

Information Services Committee Applebee’s

Fri., Mar. 14

7:30 AM

Public Policy Committee Chamber Boardroom

Fri., Mar. 21

7:30 AM

Executive Committee Chamber Boardroom

Tues., Mar. 25 4:00 PM

Taste of Waterville Committee Chamber Boardroom

Wed., Mar. 26 8:00 AM

Membership Services Chamber Boardroom

Fri., Mar. 28

Board of Directors Chamber Boardroom

7:30 AM

March 6: Meet the Reps 5:30-7PM at Hampton Inn Waterville 425 Kennedy Memorial Dr., Waterville Join Mid-Maine Chamber and KV Connect for Meet the Reps, a chance to interact with your representatives at the local, state, and national level in a casual setting. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Christian at prog.asst@midmainechamber.com.

March 13: Business Breakfast Series 7:15-9AM at Thomas College Summit Room, Spann Student Commons “Connecting Students to the Workforce” with Craig Larrabee, president & CEO of Jobs for Maine’s Graduates. To register, visit www.midmainechamber.com or e-mail Christian at prog.asst@midmainechamber.com.

March 19: Business After Hours 5:30-7PM WorkReady Partners Waterville Public Library, 73 Elm St., Waterville Join us for networking and much more! This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other business professionals! Remember your business cards. No registration required. Join us!

March 2014 InTouch Newsletter  
March 2014 InTouch Newsletter  

The March 2014 edition of Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce's newsletter, InTouch.

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