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Greater Waterville Region Guide to Better Living in Mid-Maine

Albion Belgrade Benton Burnham Clinton Fairfield Hinckley Oakland Rome Sidney Shawmut Thorndike Unity Vassalboro Waterville Winslow


Table of Contents Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce 2012-2013

A Bit About Us Area Profile & Fingertip Facts ............... 35 Calendar of Events ................................... 17 Churches/Places of Worship............... 46-47 Cities & Towns ........................................ 3-8 Community Services Directory ............... 31 Congressional Contacts ...................... 32-33 Financial Assistance ............................ 42-45 Hunting & Fishing Guide ........................ 16 Letter from the President .......................... 2 Maine Facts .............................................. 28 Member Directory .............................. 62-69 Mid-Maine Chamber Directors .............. 71 Mid-Maine Educational System .......... 9-10 Mid-Maine Map .................................. 36-37 Points of Interest ................................. 18-19 Public Libraries ........................................ 11 Quarry Road Recreation Area ................ 25 Recreational Opportunities ................ 20-24 Registration/Licensing ............................. 29 Restaurants Listing ............................. 49-52 Sponsor Index ........................................... 72 Transportation .......................................... 48

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Greetings!

Welcome to Mid-Maine

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hether you are planning a visit or considering relocation to our region, this guidebook has been designed to give you an overview of our area. It’s a great place to relocate or to start a business! Foreign Direct Investment magazine ranked Maine’s quality of life as the best in the nation in its 2004/2006 “U.S. Cities and States of the Future” issue. Those of us who live here know why. Our schools and hospitals are second to none. The crime rate is remarkably low. Our region supports two fine hospital systems and a host of medical-related businesses, four colBowdoin Photography leges and several manufacturing facilities. Our natural resources abound. We are bordered by the Belgrade Lakes (inspiration for On Golden Pond), China Lake, and the mighty Kennebec River, which is world renowned for its brown trout fishing. We are also home to outstanding and affordable golf courses, such as the Waterville Country Club and Natanis. Snowmobiling and cross country ski trails are plentiful. Kennebec Messalonskee Trails has miles of recreation trails with further trail development on-going in several communities, and the Quarry Road Recreation Area in Waterville offers snowmaking and grooming for great conditions all season. Colby College offers a bird arboretum and an outstanding museum of art that by 2013 will be the largest in the state. Exciting business opportunities flourish within our region. The mixed-use redevelopment of the Hathaway Shirt complex in Waterville is flourishing. When completed, this project will not only produce economic benefit to the entire area, but also symbolize our shift to the new economy. FirstPark, located in Oakland off Interstate 95, is the vision of 24 communities that have come together to form Maine’s premier technology park. This Verizon Smart Park features state-of-theart fiber optics and self-healing telecommunications systems in a campus-like atmosphere. Winslow is home to Northeast Laboratories as well as an expanding Lohmann Animal Health, one of the largest poultry vaccine producers in the world. Waterville has been recognized as one of the best places to raise a family. Alfond Youth Center, a multi-million dollar Boys’ and Girls’ Club/YMCA complex, a first of its kind collaboration, is a world class recreation center that includes two indoor pools. We are embracing and developing the “creative economy” in our area – from local artisans to a one-of-a-kind Opera House, the focus of a $4.3 million renovation. Please consider the benefits of visiting or relocating to our pristine corner of New England. (I think that it’s the best place on earth!)

Warm regards,

Kimberly N. Lindlof President and CEO Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce info@midmainechamber.com www.midmainechamber.com (207) 873-3315


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WATERVILLE - The Heart of Mid-Maine L ocated on the banks of the Kennebec River, Waterville is home to a mix of shops and restaurants as well as two colleges, Thomas College and Colby College. A Main Street Maine community, Waterville takes great pride in its downtown, which is home to seven structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to many shops and one-of-a-kind eateries. Waterville is easily accessed with two exits off Interstate 95 as well as Route 201, which touts a national, historic byway and is part of the Kennebec-Chaudiere Corridor. Visitors to Waterville will enjoy numerous arts and cultural amenities, including the magnificent Waterville Opera House, Colby College Museum of Art, Redington Museum and Railroad Square Cinema. Waterville hosts a year round calendar of outstanding events, such as the Maine International Film Festival, Waterville Intown ArtsFest, Taste of Greater Waterville, Harvest Fest

and Downtown Waterville Farmers’ Market. Shoppers will find a wide array of products, including upscale women’s clothing, home furnishings, jewelry, Maine-made products, art, toys and books, and much more. Dining options are equally as diverse, offering authentic Lebanese and Mexican cuisines, Asian specialties, eclectic American fare, delicious pub food, barbeque, and fresh seafood, great bagels, sandwiches and coffee. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight over the miles of hiking trails located throughout the City and its neighboring communities, including the newly developed Quarry Road Recreation Area, which also provides cross country skiing in the winter months. The Kennebec River also offers spectacular fishing and boating opportunities. www.waterville-me.gov/


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WINSLOW Located on the east bank of the Kennebec River across the bridge from Waterville, Winslow is a town rich in history and pride. Settlers arrived in the early 1700s and built their homes around the protective “Fort Halifax” on the confluence of the Sebasticook and Kennebec Rivers, major routes in transporting food, goods, and more settlers. The Winslow Fort Halifax Blockhouse, formerly the nation’s oldest wooden structure of its type, was rebuilt from some of the timbers of the original Blockhouse that was swept down the Kennebec River by raging flood waters on April 1, 1987. Winslow has a population of approximately 8,000 and provides excellent commercial, industrial and residential opportunities. Johnny’s Selected Seeds, one of the world’s top rated seed catalog companies, is open for business on Benton Avenue in Winslow. Mid-State Machine Products, one of Maine’s largest manufacturers of specialty machinery is favorably located on Route 201. Lohmann Animal Health is located on Route 137 and is a leading manufacturer and supplier of poultry biologics for the U.S. and international vaccine markets. A stable, council-manager government has operated under a Town Charter since 1969.

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Winslow has successfully maintained one of the more attractive property tax rates in the area and can boast an excellent educational system, outstanding athletic programs, and some of the finer recreational facilities in the state. Winslow is a warm, friendly, progressive community and an excellent place to call home. www.winslowmaine.org

OAKLAND - Gateway to the Belgrade Lakes O akland, neighboring Waterville to the west,

is the gateway to the well-known Belgrade Lakes. Three major bodies of water in the Belgrade Lakes chain dominate the landscape, providing many opportunities for water-related activities. The attractiveness of the lakes makes it easy to see why the town has one of the largest concentrations of summer camps for children in all of Maine. Oakland was originally settled as “West Waterville,” but early inhabitants soon tired of being west of anyone, as the historians tell it, and incorporated under their own name in 1883. It was soon apparent that the town’s tumbling Messalonskee Stream

would draw industries to take advantage of this considerable source of water power. A front runner in recognizing environmental issues, Oakland was one of the first towns in the state to build a municipal sewerage treatment facility. Among attractions is the Memorial Hall on Church Street, built by Civil War veterans, and the Octagon House on Summer Street at the northerly end of Messalonskee Lake. Private homes range from stately New England classics to cape and ranch homes. Oakland is a beautiful place to reside and raise a family. Continued Page 5


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BELGRADE — Mid-Maine’s Lake Country Just 10 miles west of the city of Waterville is the beautiful region known as the Belgrade

Lakes. The town of Belgrade was incorporated in 1796, as the 102nd town of the Province of Maine in the Common wealth of Massachusetts. The name was chosen by John Vassal Davis who admired Belgrade, Yugoslavia, when he visited there as a representative of the East India Company. By the late 1880s, the region was discovered by vacationers and by the early 1900s, large numbers of tourists arrived by steam train. Today, tourists still enjoy the breath-taking beauty of this magnificent region. The Belgrade Lakes include the towns and villages of Belgrade, Belgrade Lakes, North Belgrade, Smithfield, and parts of Rome, Sidney, and Oakland; as it was some eighty years ago, is still a most popular place to visit, vacation, or live. Great Pond, the largest of the lakes in the region, was the inspiration for the play and movie, “On Golden Pond.” www.belgrademaine.com

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The town has a reputation for some of the finer schools in the entire state and for its fiscally conservative municipal government. Preparing for the future, Oakland has a comprehensive plan to promote organized development and a full range of municipal services, including curbside parking. Because of its proximity to Interstate 95 and prime development areas, Oakland

was selected as the site for FirstPark - Maine’s Premier Technology Center. Billed as the first of its kind in Maine, this high tech park provides suitable locations for the emerging businesses of the 21st century. Once complete, First-Park will provide 2,500 direct jobs and an equal number generated by ancillary businesses. www.oaklandmaine.us


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FAIRFIELD First settled in 1771, the town of Fairfield has some of the most beautiful historic sites recorded in the National Historic Register. The Cotton-Smith History House and Museum is located at 42 High Street, and is home to the Fairfield Historical Society. Other architectural jewels include the Lawrence Public Library, Connor-Bovie House and the Amos Gerald House. Fairfield (pop. 6,700) is known as an important crossroads and is the point of intersection of two of the largest transportation corridors in the state, U.S. Route 201 and Interstate 95. Along Route 201 is an “Antiques Corridor,� with several antique stores and world class auction halls. Fairfield is home to many thriving businesses and with 55 square miles also contains large areas of developable land. The town has a substantial urban residential and historic downtown district and several quaint unincorporated villages that contribute to its charm and character, including Fairfield Center, Hinckley Village and Shawmut Village.

Fairfield is home to Kennebec Valley Community College and the Maine Academy of Natural Science at Good-Will Hinckley. Fairfield is a fine community in which to live and work, with all the recreational and cultural amenities the region affords. www.fairfieldme.com/town/visitors.php

BENTON B enton is located on the east bank of the Kennebec River, across the three bridges from Fairfield. The area was first settled in 1763 and incorporated as Sebasticook on March 16, 1842. The name was changed to Benton in 1850. With a park and walking trails, Benton offers the pleasant feeling of small town closeness combined with easy access to all the benefits of the total mid-Maine community. www.bentonmaine.info www.FoxFoto.us


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SIDNEY Sidney is a fast growing community noted for

having one of the lower tax rates in Kennebec County. Surrounding the town to the east is the Kennebec River and to the west is Messalonskee Lake, where the headquarters for the famed New England Music Camp is located. The lake is also surrounded by summer resorts and cottage colonies. Both Messalonskee Lake and the Kennebec River have public boat access within their borders. Several other smaller ponds make up a nice rural setting. Centrally located is the Town Office, Grange Hall, Transfer/Recycling Facility and the Public Works Department. The James H. Bean School, K-6 grades, has been recognized by the State of Maine as a leader in

efficiency and education. The district is distinguished by having had two National Educator Milken Award winners, both from Sidney. Located in three strategic areas are the Town Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, serving the needs for all fire and rescue. Access to neighboring towns and cities, such as Waterville and Augusta, are Routes 23, 27, 104, and Interstate 95. I-95 makes this town a prime location for industries because of its own entrance and exit ramps. The rest of the community is a rural atmosphere made up of farming, small business. www.city-data.com/city/Sidney-Maine.html

ROME Rome is located in the heart of the Belgrade

ALBION Albion, population 2,041, remains a typical

chain of lakes. There are fishing, sailing, and swimming opportunities to be enjoyed in any of the seven lakes of this 150-square mile lake region. A popular 40-mile canoe adventure takes paddlers through the lakes chain. Rome was first settled in 1780 and originally named West Pond Plantation. The town was incorporated in 1804. Rome is an attractive community in which to settle. www.city-data.com/city/Rome-Maine.html

Maine small town. Founded in 1804, its proud history boasts ties to Elijah Lovejoy, America’s first martyr to freedom of the press. Albion’s central village, excellent elementary school, library and health center provide focus on family. With proximity to the greater Waterville area, it has ideal small business potential as demonstrated by the growth of Johnny’s Selected Seeds. www.albionme.com/

BURNHAM Burnham is bordered by the Sebasticook

CLINTON Clinton, located five miles north of Fairfield,

River on one side and is known as the “Home of Lake Winnecook.” One of the streams running through Burnham gave the town its original name of Twenty-Five Mile Plantation. The Town was incorporated in 1824. Burnham is home to both industry and artisans, such as Pride Manufacturing and Burnham Shaker Products. The town offers a public boat launch, town beach, golf course and a Veterans’ Memorial Park honoring local recipient of the Medal of Honor, Corporal Carl Goodblood. www.city-data.com/city/Burnham-Maine.html

is bounded on the west by the Kennebec River and on the east by the Sebasticook River. The town was first settled in 1775 and incorporated in 1795. Because of the Clinton I-95 interchange, the town is attractive to industrial development. Clinton is a diversified midMaine community with pleasant residential areas, beautiful rural land, small fabrication factories, the largest dairy industry in the state, and premier nine-hole golf course. Clinton is home to the extremely popular annual Clinton Lion’s Club Agricultural Fair. www.clinton-me.us/


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Vassalboro Vassalboro stretches from the east bank of the Kennebec River to the west shore of China Lake. It is the home of farmers, woodsmen and commuters to Waterville and Augusta. Settled in 1760 and incorporated in 1771, Vassalboro is located on Routes 32 and 201. Vassalboro has frontage on a major river (the Kennebec) and on four lakes and ponds, resulting in outstanding recreational opportunities. Vassalboro is home to Duratherm Window Company, York Spiral Stair, and has some of the larger dairy farms in the area. It is also home to Natanis Golf Course, a 36-hole public course, one of the largest north of Boston.

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Unity Unity is located on Routes 9 and 202 and was

incorporated June 22, 1804. It is the home of Unity College, which specializes in environmental sciences and outdoor recreation. The college has an art gallery, lecture and concert series, and an excellent library with a children’s loft, all of which are open to the public. Unity is located on the shores of Lake Winnecook, a fine place to boat, fish and swim. A public boat ramp and ample parking available gives easy access to the lake. Also located on the shores of Lake Winnecook is the “Field of Dreams” Athletic Complex. The Complex has a walking path, several ball fields, picnic tables, and an excellent playground with all new equipment. The Snowduster’s Snowmobile Club maintains several snowmobile trails throughout the town for winter fun. Unity is home to Unity Raceway, a local summer favorite of stock car

fans. It is located on Route 139 and is open from mid-spring to late fall. Every fall, the popular Common Ground Fair attracts thousands of people to witness and enjoy the delights of homemade ice cream and natural food. Unity’s attractions make it an allseasons place to work and play. www.unityme.org

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he town of Thorndike was established in 1819. It is a quaint little village with a population of 712. Miles of winding rural roads capture breathtaking views. The small community is famously known for the “Gordon Hill Murders” that took place June 16, 1873. The courts handed down a guilty

verdict and a sentence of hanging was carried out. Later, a letter arrived claiming the wrong man was hanged; someone else committed these gruesome murders. Because of this trial, capital punishment was ended in the state. www.thorndikeme.com


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AOS 92: Waterville, Winslow, Vassalboro Albert S. Hall – 27 Pleasant St., Waterville; 872-8071; Harriet Trafford, Principal George J. Mitchell – 58 Drummond Ave., Waterville; 873-0695; Allan Martin, Principal Mid-Maine Technical Center – 3 Brooklyn Ave., Waterville; 873-0102; Mark Powers, Director Waterville Junior High – 100 West River Rd., Waterville; 873-2144; Carole Dodge, Principal Waterville Senior High – One Brooklyn Ave., Waterville; 873-2751; Don Reiter, Principal Winslow Elementary – 285 Benton Ave.,

Waterville High School –MMTI photo Winslow; 872-1967; Kyle Price, Principal Winslow Junior High – 6 Danielson St., Winslow; 872-1973; Kevin B. Michaud, Principal Winslow Senior High – 20 Danielson St., Winslow; 872-1990; Doug Carville, Principal Vassalboro Community (K-8) – 1116 Webber Pond Rd., Vassalboro; 923-3100; Dianna Gram, Principal Superintendent of Schools Eric Haley – 25 Messalonskee Ave., Waterville; 873-4281 http://www.aos92.org/

RSU 18: Belgrade, China, Oakland, Sidney, Rome Atwood Primary – 19 Heath St., Oakland; 465-3411; Jennifer McGee, Principal Belgrade Central – 158 Depot St., Belgrade; 495-2321; Cathy Gordon, Principal China Middle (5-8) – 773 Lakeview Dr., S. China; 445-2065; Carl Gartley, Principal China Primary (K-4) – 763 Lakeview Dr., S. China; 445-4471; Carl Gartley, Principal James H. Bean – 2896 Middle Rd., Sidney; 547-3395; Nancy Reynolds, Principal

Williams Elementary – 55 Pleasant St., Oakland; 465-2965; Kathy Harris-Smedberg, Principal Messalonskee Middle – 33 School Bus Dr., Oakland; 465-2167; Mark Hatch, Principal Messalonskee High – 131 Messalonskee High Dr., Oakland; 465-7381; John Moody, Principal Superintendent of Schools Gary Smith – 41 Heath St., Oakland; 465-7384 www.rsu18.org

SAD 49: Albion, Benton, Clinton, Fairfield Albion Elementary – 20 School St., Albion; 437-2616; Lori Lee, Principal Clinton Elementary – 75 Morrison Ave., Clinton; 426-2181; Steve Soule, Principal Benton Elementary – 68 School Dr., Benton; 453-4240; Suanne M. Giorgetti, Principal Fairfield Primary – 63 High St., Fairfield;

453-4220; Lori Lee, Principal Lawrence Junior High – 7 School St., Fairfield; 453-4200; Roberta Hersom, Principal Lawrence High – 9 School St., Fairfield; 453-4200; Pam Swett, Principal Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dean Baker - 41 West St., Fairfield; 453-4200 www.msad49.org


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SAD 3: Thorndike, Troy, Unity Mt.View High School Unity Elementary – 84 School St., Unity; 948-3881; Laura Gabriel, Principal Monroe Elementary – 36 West Main St., Monroe; 525- 3504; Matthew Faragher Houghton, Principal Morse Memorial – 25 School St., Brooks; 7223636; Matthew Faragher Houghton, Principal Mount View Elementary – 573 Mount View Rd., Thorndike; 568-7541; Carol McGovern, Principal Mount View Junior High – 575 Mount View

Rd., Thorndike; 568-7561; Martha Witham, Principal Mount View High – 577 Mount View Rd., Thorndike; 568-3255; Cheri Towle, Principal Troy Central – 733 Bangor Rd., Troy; 9482280; Laura Gabriel, Principal Walker School – 33 Main St., Liberty; 5894208; Glen Widmer, Principal Superintendent of Schools Heather Perry – 84 School St., Unity; 948-6173 www.mvhs.sad3.k12.me.us

Mid-Maine Area Private Schools *Glenn Stratton Learning Center at Good Will-Hinckley – Route 201, Hinckley; 238-4200; Troy Frost, Educational Services Director; www.gwh.org *Kennebec Montessori School (Ages 3-5 primary, 1st – 3rd grades) – 38 Sheridan Dr., Fairfield; 453-6055; Rebecca Green, Head of School; www.kennebecmontessori.org *Helping Hands Trade School – 410 China Rd., Winslow; 873-0011; Kimberly Crawley, Director; www.helpinghandstradeschool.com *St. John Regional Catholic School (Pre-K 6th grades) – 15 South Garand St., Winslow; 872-7115; Claudette Massey, Principal; www.stjohnschoolwinslow.org *Mount Merici School (Nursery School-6th grades) – 152 Western Ave., Waterville; 873-3773; Susan Cote, Principal; www.mountmerici.org Temple Academy (Pre-K-12th grades) – 60 West River Rd., Waterville; 873-5325; Denise LaFountain, Principal; www.templeacademyme.org

Good Will-Hinckley Let’s Talk About Language School – 31 Temple St., Waterville; 207-873-0432; Steve Buchsbaum & Gina Coppens, Directors; www.letstalklanguageschool.org


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Public Libraries Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce 2012-2013 ALBION: Albion Public Library 18 Main Street – 437-2220 www.albionme.com/library.htm BELGRADE: Belgrade Public Library 1 Center Drive – 495-3508 www.belgrade.lib.me.us CLINTON: Brown Memorial Library 53 Railroad Street – 426-8686 FAIRFIELD: *KVCC Library 92 Western Ave – 453-5004 www.kvcc.me.edu/library Lawrence Public Library 33 Lawrence Avenue – 453-6867 www.fairfieldme.com/library OAKLAND: Oakland Public Library 18 Church Street – 465-7533 www.oaklandlibrary.net UNITY: Dorothy W. Quimby Library 90 Quaker Hill Road – 948-3131 www.unity.edu/library VASSALBORO: Vassalboro Public Library 930 Bog Road – 923-3233 www.vplibrary.org

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Waterville Public Library WATERVILLE: *Colby College Miller Library 150 Mayflower Hill Drive – 872-3444 http://libguides.colby.edu *Thomas College Library 180 West River Road – 859-1204 www.thomas.edu/library *Waterville Public Library 73 Elm Street – 872-5433 www.watervillelibrary.org WINSLOW: Winslow Public Library 136 Halifax Street – 872-1978 www.winslow.lib.me.us Area code throughout Maine is 207. *Denotes MMCC Member


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Chartered in 1813, Colby is the 12th-oldest independent liberal arts college in the nation. Before World War II trustees voted to move the College from downtown Waterville to Mayflower Hill, which was purchased for Colby by residents of the city. The move was completed in the 1950s, and more than 60 buildings have been built on the 714-acre campus. Alumni now number more than 25,000 and live in all 50 states and some 75 other countries. Today Colby’s 1,800 students come from virtually every state and more than 60 nations. Colby has been recognized as one of America’s most international campuses and as a leader in environmental and sustainable practices. Many hundreds of students are engaged in the community through the Goldfarb Center, Colby Cares About Kids, Sustain Mid-Maine, the Colby Volunteer Center, and other programs.

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See what a difference a Dayʼs makes 205 Main Street • Waterville, Maine (207) 873-0755 • 1-800-244-DAYS Email: sandy@daystravel.com Website: www.daystravel.com Other Offices in Skowhegan & Augusta


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C ome enjoy some of the best fishing and hunting in the eastern United States. With over 6,000 lakes & ponds, 32,000 miles of streams & rivers, and 17 million acres of forestland Maine is second to none for hunting and fishing. MidMaine is at the heart of it all. Come take advantage of our abundant resources.

www.FoxFoto.us HUNTING Maine boasts of 600 or more 200-pound bucks tagged each November. Bear hunting is the finest in the east, and the state offers a fall moose season, chosen by lottery, unmatched in hunter success anywhere in the nation.

FISHING Fishing opportunities abound with nearly one million fish stocked in open water annually. Mid-Maine fish include: brown trout, brook trout, lake trout, rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, splake, togue and northern pike. Contact the mid-Maine regional biologist at (207) 547-5314 for more information on lakes in the mid-Maine region. Licenses and regulation booklets are available at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for hunting and recreational fishing on inland waters. Costs vary by class, purpose and residency. Licenses are also available at municipal offices, fishing and hunting camps, various sporting goods stores, and at Wal-Mart*, 80 Waterville Commons Drive, Waterville. *Denotes MMCC Member

For more information, contact the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041 www.maine.gov.ifw • (207) 287-8000


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Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce 2012-2013 FEBRUARY Fairfield Chocolate Festival Vassalboro Fire Department Ice Fishing Derby, Vassalboro Winter Carnival, Belgrade & Waterville MARCH Mid-Maine Chamber Annual Awards Dinner Waterville Humane Society Cat’s Meow Dance World of Women’s Wellness, Waterville APRIL Business-to-Business Showcase MAY Memorial Day Parade: Albion, Oakland, Unity, Waterville Seize the Mic Waterville Humane Society Bus to Boston Waterville Humane Society’s Pet-a-thon Youth Day of Caring, Fairfield JUNE Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival Chamber Golf Classic Concerts in the Park, Fairfield National Trails Day, regionwide Waterville Humane Society Book & Plant Sale JULY Albion Firemen’s Field Day & Chicken BBQ Belgrade 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Winslow 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Concerts in the Park, Fairfield Fiddlers’ Convention, Littlefield’s Farm, East Benton Hardy Girls/Healthy Women Golf Tourney Hospice Hullabaloo Auction & Flea Market Lion’s Fun Festival, Oakland Maine International Film Festival, Waterville Missoula Children’s Theater, Waterville Open Farm Days, Hinckley Waterville In Town Arts Festival AUGUST Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival Senior Appreciation Day, Fairfield Taste of Greater Waterville Winslow Blueberry Festival Franco-American Festival, Waterville Mt. Merici Mineral and Gem Show, Waterville SEPTEMBER Clinton Lions’ Agricultural Fair Common Ground Fair, Unity Chamber Super Raffle Dinner Show

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Taste of Greater Waterville Morning Sentinel’s Cooking Show Hill ‘n the Ville, Head of Falls, Waterville Sunrise Rotary Stevenson Award OCTOBER Harvest Fest, Waterville Inland Hospital Pops Concert Oktoberfest, Belgrade Lakes Waterville Humane Society’s Craft Fair Waterville Humane Society’s Trip to Quebec Colby College Orchestra Concert, Waterville Corpus Christi Harvest Dance, Waterville Parade of Lights, Waterville Passion for Fashion, Waterville Vassalboro Fire Dept. Hunters’ Breakfast Waterville Humane Society’s Bus to Boston DECEMBER Christmas Stroll, Belgrade Lakes Christmas Tree Lighting in Fairfield Colby’s Service of Carols and Lights Christmas Fair, St. John Catholic School Kringleville, Waterville


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Places of Interest Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce 2012-2013

*College Museum of Art – The largest art museum in the state; known for its American art collection, the art museum is open to the public at no charge. Hours 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (207) 872-3936 www.colby.edu/museum *Redington Museum and Apothecary – Museum offers a local historical collection of furniture, Civil War and Indian relics, children’s room, period rooms, and a 19th century apothecary. Located at 62 Silver Street in Waterville. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day. (207) 872-9439 www.redingtonmuseum.org *L.C. Bates Museum – Located on the 2,400acre Good Will-Hinckley campus in Hinckley on Route 201. Open April 15 through November from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Children’s Saturday Morning Workshops available. (207) 4534894 www.gwh.org/lcbates Railroad Square Cinema – Showing a variety of alternative and foreign films, Railroad Square MMCC Photo Glenn Turner Cinema offers movies for all tastes and ages. Waterville Two-Cent Bridge (207) 873-6526 www.railroadsquarecinema.com Flagship Cinemas – Neighborhood theater that features stadium seating, digital surround sound and a comfortable atmosphere. (207) 873-7801 www.flagshipcinemas.com *Sparetime Recreation – Offers bowling, rock and bowl, and leagues. Located on West River Road in Waterville. (207) 873-3739 www.sparetimerec.com *Alfond Youth Center – The Youth Center offers pools, gym, climbing wall, club athletics, computer lab and teen center. Located on North Street in Waterville. (207) 873-0684 www.aplaceforkidstogo.org *Fort Halifax and Park – Built in 1754, Fort Halifax is the oldest fort in the United States. Visitors may bring picnics, play in the large field area, and fish along the Kennebec River. Located on Bay Street in Winslow. Blueberry Hill – Located in Belgrade, provides a scenic look of the Belgrade Lakes Chain. *Locomotive 470 – Located in Waterville at the Maine Central Railroad Yard on College Ave. Lombard Tractor – Displayed on Front Street in Waterville. *Waterville Two-Cent Bridge – Built in 1903, this bridge was the first to connect the riverdivided communities of Waterville and Winslow. This structural rarity stands high above Ticonic Falls on the Kennebec River. *Benton Family Fun Park – The fun park offers go-karts, mini golf, ice cream, arcade, and NASCAR racing collectibles. Located at 269 Benton Neck Road, Route 139 in Benton. (207) 453-7933 www.bentonfamilyfunpark.com *Gifford’s Famous Ice Cream – Offers homemade ice cream, miniature golf and batting cages. Located at 170 Silver Street in Waterville. (207) 872-6631 www.giffordsicecream.com *North Street Playground, Pool and Water Slide – Located on North Street in Waterville. The pool is open from 1 p.m to 4:30 p.m. daily, also open evenings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Whitewater Rafting – Experience Class IV and V rapids on the Kennebec River. Contact *Magic Falls Rafting Company at 1-800-207-RAFT or *North Country Rivers at 1-800-3488871. *Denotes MMCC Member


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*Waterville Opera House – A magnificent turn-of-the-century theater located in the historic Waterville City Hall building in downtown Waterville. The Opera House offers a variety of arts presentations. (207) 873-7000. Above, an artist rendering of the set wing opening in 2012. www.operahouse.com Golf Courses – *Waterville Country Club – 18 hole golf course located on the Country Club Road in Oakland. (207) 465-2838 www.watervillecountryclub.com. *Natanis Golf Course – 36 hole golf course located in Vassalboro. (207) 621-3561 www.natanisgc.com. Belgrade Lakes Golf Club – 18 hole golf course located in the Belgrade Lakes region. (207) 495-4653 or visit www.BelgradeLakesGolf.com. Cedar Springs – 9 hole golf course located on the Bog Road in Albion (207) 437-2073. Clinton Golf Course – 9 hole golf course located on the Hill Road in Clinton (207) 426-8795. Pine Ridge Public Golf Course – 9 hole golf course located on the West River Road in Waterville. (207) 873-0474. *Kennebec Messalonskee Walking Trails – Located off of Cool Street in Waterville, Front Street in Winslow, West River Road in Waterville, Colby College in Waterville, Benton Ave in Winslow, Kennedy Memorial Drive in Waterville. (207) 873-6443 www.kmtrails.org FMI: page 36 Field of Dreams Park – Offers walking trails, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, playground and swimming access. Located on Route 202 in Unity. Berry Picking – Beaudoin Farms, Clinton (207) 426-8131; Underwood Farm, Benton (207) 4536800. Apple Orchards – Enjoy apple picking, fresh cider and homemade goods at various orchards in mid-Maine. Brown’s Orchards (207) 923-3529; Lemieux’s Orchards (207) 923-3518; Manter’s Orchards (207) 872-6078; Schartner Farms (207) 568- 3668; The Apple Farm (207) 453-7656. Water Access – Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Canoeing, Kayaking: Lake Winnecook in Unity, China Lake in China, Webber Pond in Vassalboro, Kennebec and Sebasticook Rivers running through mid-Maine, North Pond, East Pond, Great Pond, Salmon Lake, McGrath Pond and Messalonskee Lake in the Belgrade Lakes Region. Each has boat launch access. Call (207) 287-3821. Campgrounds/Cottages/Bed & Breakfasts – *Alden Camps (207) 465-7703; *Belgrade Lakes Four Season Cottages (207) 495-9217; *Belgrade Lakes Resources (207) 873-1772; *Belgrade Reservation Center (207) 495-2104; *The Pleasant Street Inn (207) 680-2515; Countryside Campground (207) 873-4603; Giordano’s Camping and Recreation (207) 873-2408; Green Valley Campground (207) 923-3000; Pressey House (207) 465-3500; Unity Marina Campground (207) 948-6253; Wings Hill Inn & Restaurant (866) 495-2400. *Denotes MMCC Member


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Maine offers fun activities for both visitors and residents. No matter what your interests may be, you will find something of interest to you, whether it be battling the mighty Kennebec, walking down Main Street or just relaxing for the day at a lake. You will find fun in every season. Springtime has the sweet smell of maple sugar camps boiling up their brew. Schools begin their spring concerts and competitions in tennis, softball, baseball, and track. Waters are great for freshwater fishing, canoeing, kayaking, boating, swimming, sailing, water skiing, jet skiing, and camping on the hundreds of lakes, rivers and streams that speckle the midMaine region. With the habitat of our area, it’s a great place for bird watching as they migrate back from winter territories. Hiking trails can be found at French’s Mountain in Rome or Oxbow Nature Preserve in Waterville. There are numerous KennebecMessalonskee Trails. Colby College’s entire campus is designated as a wildlife management area and 128 acres have been set aside as an arboretum and trail for walking and nature study. For the outdoor folks and history buffs, explore Good Will-Hinckley’s campus. The campus features the L.C. Bates Museum with Arboretum and forest walking trails. Also visit

Fishing opportunities abound the historic Moody Memorial Chapel. For those history buffs, you can visit Redington Museum and Apothecary. Thomas College and Colby College offer art museums featuring pieces from local and famous artists.


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If walking or bird watching doesn’t suit your needs, you can always go for a picnic at Fort Halifax Park. Visit Field of Dreams Park in Unity for some fun that the whole family can enjoy. Summertime offers a great opportunity for white water rafting adventures on the Kennebec River. Contact Magic Falls Rafting Company and North Country Rivers to sign up for your adventure today! There are many different camps that children can attend. The Alfond Youth Center hosts the Central Maine Basketball Camp, Camp Tracy, Karate Camp, Climbing Camp, Baseball Camp, Summer Golf Camp, and Summer Gymnastics Camp. Thomas and Colby Colleges hold softball, soccer, basketball, and cheerleading camps. If these aren’t the type of camps you’re looking for, the New England Music Camp has students who perform concerts that are open to the public or Maine Golf & Tennis Academy offers lessons.

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For outdoor activities, you can find tennis courts that are scattered throughout the area, including the Colby College campus and indoor at Champions Fitness Club. Parks and playgrounds that feature soccer fields, baseball diamonds, bike trails and basketball courts, can be found in Fairfield, Winslow, Waterville, Oakland, and Unity and in most towns in the mid-Maine Region. Fairs, craft shows, parades, and celebrations occur throughout the year.


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The Taste of Greater Waterville, held the first Wednesday in August, is a spectacular event. Downtown Main Street is shut down, restaurants serve the best cuisine that mid-Maine has to offer, and bands and musicians entertain the crowd under the stars. A year round attraction, the Kennebec-Chaudière International Corridor is a tourist route rich in history and culture with heritage that links the providence of Quebec to the state of Maine. Bicycling is another great summer activity that midMaine has to offer. It’s a great way to take a look at the beautiful scenery, with our bike-friendly roads and shared-use paths. Benton Family Fun Park offers a place to go-kart, mini golf and much more. If it’s ice cream, batting cages or and mini golf you prefer, try Gifford’s Ice Cream for some old fashioned favorites.

To take you away from the summer heat, try visiting one of the many lakes or pools that are in the area. The pool facilities are located at the Morton Brody Playground, the Alfond Youth Center, Best Western Plus, Fireside Inn & Suites, and Hampton Inn. If you’re looking for lakefront rentals, try Belgrade Four Season Cottages, Alden Camps and Belgrade Lakes Resources. There is also an abundant number of lakes, ponds and rivers that are accessible for swimming. Autumn in mid-Maine is well known for it’s beauty and probably the most beautiful time of the year to visit. All of summers green foliage fades away to the bright brilliant colors of red, orange, and yellow leaves. The air turns crisp and clear and harvest time comes. It’s a great time for tourists to come and pick their own fresh apples and pumpkins and to taste the homemade goodness of freshly baked


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apple pies. Fall also reveals the best hunting areas around with over 22,000 any-deer permits awarded annually. Hunt for wild-turkey, ruffed grouse, upland game and waterfowl. In wintertime, there’s still so much you can do, but make sure you bundle up. Snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, iceskating, and ice-fishing are just some of the fun activities you can enjoy. Indoor and outdoor rinks are accessible at both Colby College in Waterville and Sukee Arena in Winslow. Snowmobile trails are extensive in Fairfield, Winslow, and the outskirts of Waterville. Visit www.mesnow.com for an area snowmobile trail map. Sledding is popular among both young and old. Both Pine Ridge Golf Course and Colby College offer excellent places for sledding. Ice fishing is another activity that you can enjoy throughout the area. The various waterways area offers a wide range of fish species.

Mid-Maine offers plentiful ice fishing tournaments in the area as professional anglers and amateurs battle for the heftiest catch. If you encounter an unfavorable weather day, go to one of mid-Maine’s great indoor facilities. There are many health facilities in the area. They offer a variety of indoor tennis, racquetball, and basketball courts, aerobics, weight rooms, pools, saunas, massages, yoga and physical therapy programs.


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These facilities can be found at Champions Fitness Club, Anytime Fitness, Best Western Plus, Weight Room Fitness Center, and All Pro Sports Center. We offer many everyday, all day activities that are great for families or friends. You can go to Sparetime Recreation for bowling fun. There’s always Flagship Cinemas or Railroad Square for a good movie, and the Christian Savage photo Waterville Opera House if you’d rather watch a play. We also have many bars, nightclubs, sports bars and taverns spread throughout the area for a night on the town. If you are looking for a chem-free nightclub, Champions Fitness Club offers one. If you are interested in college level ball, visit Thomas College, Unity College and Colby College. Post Grad basketball can be found at MCI in Pittsfield. Sport rivalries run strong in

With its beautiful scenery, peaceful atmosphere and all its offerings, mid-Maine is a great place to visit. There is so much here that you don’t have to worry about anyone being disappointed. our region, so every game promises to be exciting and action-packed. If you are more interested in shopping, we have downtown Waterville that offers a variety of small specialty shops and outstanding restaurants that appeal to everyone.

For more information contact the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce at: 207-873-3315 E-mail: info@midmainechamber.com Web site: www.midmainechamber.com


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QUARRY ROAD RECREATION AREA John Morton (Morton Trails, LLC) has designed more than 7.5 miles of trails of exceptional beauty and variety, winding through the woods between upper Main Street and Messalonskee Stream. The multi-use, four-season Recreation Area has a lot to offer. The 4.5km River Loop Trail is 16-18’ in width with a 4' wide gravel path around the entire perimeter designed for walking and mountain biking. The trail offers beautiful views of the stream, impressive hemlock and pine stands and leads to an enormous open field at the base of what was the old Colby ski slope. The 7.5km Hillside Trail is a bit more challenging. Designed for competitive Nordic skiing, the trail is 20-30' in width with several steep climbs and thrilling descents. The entire trail network has been designed for multiple uses including skiing, snowshoeing, mountain biking (both single and double track), walking, and running. For more information including grooming reports please visit our website at www.waterville-me.gov/departments/parks or by calling Waterville Parks and Recreation at 680-4744. Additional information can be found by visiting the Friends of Quarry Road website: www.quarryroadrecarea.org For more information about Nordic ski programming, please contact Central Maine Ski Club: www.centralmaineskiclub.org.

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. . . is recognized as one of the healthiest states in the nation: summer temperatures average 70ºF and winter temperatures average 20ºF. . . . is about 320 miles long and 210 miles wide, with a total area of 33,215 square miles, about as big as the other five New England states combined. . . . consists of 16 counties with 22 cities, 424 towns, 51 plantations, and 416 unorganized townships. . . . has one county (Aroostook) so big (6,453 square miles) that it covers an area greater than the combined size of Connecticut and Rhode Island. . . . boasts 6,000 lakes and ponds, 32,000 miles of rivers and streams, 17 million acres of forestland, over 5,000 miles of coastline, and 2,000 islands. . . . abounds in natural assets: 542,629 acres of state and national parks, including the 92mile Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Acadia National Park (second most visited National Park in the United States), and Baxter State Park (location of Mount Katahdin and the northern end of the Appalachian Trail). . . . has one mountain that is approximately one mile high: Mount Katahdin is 5,268 feet above sea level. . . . claims America’s first chartered city: York, 1641. . . . has 65 lighthouses, including Portland Head Light commissioned by George Washington. . . . is America’s largest wild blueberry growing state, raising 98 percent of the lowbush blueberries in the United States. Potatoes rank third in acreage and third in productivity nationally. . . . is nationally famed for its shellfish, harvesting 70 million pounds of lobster in 2006. The combined total of all shellfish and fin fish harvested annually is more than 200 million pounds. . . . has an extensive transportation network: 33 commercial airports; two international jetports - Bangor and Portland; 22,389 miles of highway; 257 miles of interstate highway; 1,481 miles of rail transportation; four interstate bus carriers; two primary cargo ports - Portland and Searsport; two secondary cargo ports - Eastport and Bucksport; year-round state ferry service to six offshore islands; international ports of entry - 15 by land, two by water (Bar Harbor and Portland) and two by air (Portland and Bangor).— Source: Maine State Gov. and Maine Office of Tourism

STATE CAPITOL: Augusta POPULATION: 1.3 million GOVERNOR: Paul LePage STATE GEMSTONE: Tourmaline STATE FOSSIL: Pertica Quadrifaria STATE ANIMAL: Moose STATE CAT: Maine Coon Cat

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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES The legal age for purchase of alcoholic beverages in Maine is 21. Licenses to sell or serve such beverages must be obtained from the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages, 8 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333. (207-287-3721). Local permission to operate such establishments must be obtained from the town or city office in the community where the business will reside. Alcoholic beverages, including beer and wine, are sold at licensed agencies, grocery, and convenience stores.

AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION AND LICENSING Registration of motor vehicles and issuance of drivers’ licenses are performed by the Secretary of State, Motor Vehicle Division in Augusta, Maine (207-624-9000). Local residents can register vehicles at their City Hall or Town Office. Driver licenses can be renewed at The Center located at 93 Main Street, third floor, in Waterville from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the first Monday and second and fourth Fridays of each month. www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/.


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FIRE & POLICE – 911 POISON CONTROL CENTER – 1-800-222-1222 Adult Abuse/ Neglect 1-800-624-8404 Alcoholics Anonymous 1 1-800-737-6237 Child Abuse/Neglect 1-800-452-1999 Child Protective Services 1-800-452-1926 Consumer Protection: 207-626-8849 Attorney General (Consumer Protection Division) Attorney General (Investigative Division) 207-626-8520 Better Business Bureau 508-652-4800 Consumer Credit Counseling 1-800-539-2227 Division of Disease Control 207-287-6582 Department of Environmental Protection 1-800-452-1942 Doctor Locator 1-312-464-5000 Food Stamps Hotline (State) 1-800-452-4643 Kennebec 1-800-452-1926 Somerset 1-800-452-4602 W. I. C. 207-287-3991 Fuel Assistance: Kennebec 207-859-1500 Somerset 1-800-542-8227 Disability Rights Center 1-800-452-1948 Internal Revenue Service 1-800-829-1040 KVCAP/Demand Response (Transportation) 207-873-2122 Kennebec Valley Behavorial Health 207-873-2136 Legal Services 207-622-4731 Long Term Care Ombudsman Program (Elderly) 1-800-499-0229 Maine Business Information & Assistance (in-state) 1-800-872-3838 Maine Business Information & Assistance (out-of-state) 1-800-541-5872 Maine State Housing Authority 1-800-452-4668 Maine State Police Barracks 1-800-452-4664 Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals 1-800-482-7447 Sexual Assault & Support Center 1-800-871-7741 Social Security Administration 207-872-2723 or 1-800-772-1213 United Way Mid Maine 207-873-0686 United Way Get Connected 211 Veterans’ Services (Maine) 207-872-7846 or 1-800-827-1000


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Sen. Olympia Snowe (R) http://snowe.senate.gov/public/

Sen. Susan Collins (R) http://collins.senate.gov/public

Washington DC Office 154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-1903 Phone: (202) 224-5344 Fax: (202) 224-1946 Toll-Free in Maine: (800) 432-1599

Washington DC Office 413 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Phone: (202) 224-2523 Fax: (202) 224-2693

Augusta Office Edmund S. Muskie Federal Building 40 Western Avenue, Suite 412 Augusta, Maine 04330 Phone: (207) 622-8292 Fax: (207) 622-7295

Augusta Office 68 Sewall Street, Room 507 Augusta, ME 04330 Phone: (207) 622-8414 Fax: (207) 622-5884

Rep. Chellie Pingree (D)

Rep. Michael Michaud (D) http://michaud.house.gov/

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Washington DC Office 1724 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-6306 Fax: (202) 225-2943

Washington DC Office 1318 Longworth HOB Washington, D.C. 20515 Phone: (202) 225-6116 Fax: (202) 225-5590

Waterville Office 108 Main Street Waterville, ME 04901 Phone: (207) 873-5713 Fax: (207) 873-5717

Maine Office 2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 304 Portland, ME 04101 Phone: (207) 774-5019 Toll free: 1-888-862-6500 Fax: (207) 871-0720

Maine Legislature Maine Senate 3 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0003 (207) 287-1540 in-state toll-free message line 1-800-423-6900 TTY line: (207) 287-1583

Maine House of Representatives 2 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0002 (207) 287-1400 http://www.maine.gov/legis/


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Area Senators DISTRICT 18 – Rome Sen. Thomas B. Saviello (R) 3 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333 287-1505 Fax: 287-1527 SenThomas.Saviello@legislature.maine.gov www.FoxFoto.us

DISTRICT 23—Burnham/Thorndike/Unity Sen. Michael D. Thibodeau (R) 3 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333 287-1505 Fax: 287-1527 SenMichael.Thibodeau@legislature.maine.gov DISTRICT 24—Oakland/Sidney/Vassalboro Sen. Roger J. Katz (R) 3 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333 287-1505 Fax: 287-1527 SenRoger.Katz@legislature.maine.gov

DISTRICT 25—Albion/Benton/Clinton/Unity/ Waterville/Winslow Sen. Thomas H. Martin, Jr. (R) 3 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333 287-1505 Fax: 287-1527 SenThomas.Martin@legislature.maine.gov DISTRICT 26—Fairfield Sen. Rodney L. Whittemore (R) 3 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333 287-1505 Fax: 287-1527 SenRodney.Whittemore@legislature.maine.gov

Area Representatives DISTRICT 29—Clinton/Pittsfield Rep. Stacey Allen Fitts (R) 2 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0002 287-1440 Fax: 287-1449 safitts@midmaine.com DISTRICT 45—Burnham/Thorndike/Unity Rep. Ryan R. Harmon (R) 2 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0002 287-1440 Fax: 287-1449 RepRyan.Harmon@legislature.maine.gov DISTRICT 54—Winslow/Benton Rep. Susan E. Morissette (R) 2 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0002 287-1440 Fax: 287-1449 RepSusan.Morrissette@legislature.maine.gov DISTRICT 55—Albion/Benton/China Rep. H. David Cotta (R) 2 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0002 287-1440 Fax: 287-1449 RepDavid.Cotta@legislature.maine.gov DISTRICT 58—Vassalboro Rep. Karen D. Foster (R) 2 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0002 287-1440 Fax: 287-1449 RepKaren.Foster@legislature.maine.gov

DISTRICT 76—Waterville/Oakland Rep. Henry Beck (D) 2 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0002 287-1430 Fax: 287-8338 RepHenry.Beck@legislature.maine.gov DISTRICT 77—Waterville Rep Thomas R. W. Longstaff (D) 2 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0002 287-1430 Fax: 287-8338 RepThomas.Longstaff@legislature.maine.gov DISTRICT 78—Sidney/Oakland Rep. Robert Nutting (R) -Speaker of the House 2 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0002 287-1430 Fax: 287-8338 RepRobert.Nutting@legislature.maine.gov DISTRICT 83—Belgrade Rep. Dennis L. Keschl (R) 2 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0002 287-1440 Fax: 287-1449 RepDennis.Keschl@legislature.maine.gov DISTRICT 84—Fairfield/Rome Rep. John J. Picchiotti (R) 2 SHS, Augusta ME 04333-0002 287-1440 Fax: 287-1449 RepJohn.Picchiotti@legislature.maine.gov


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Waterville Government: Mayor, City Manager, City Council – 680-4200 Population: 15,368 Tax Rate/$1,000: $24.65 Utilities: Electric Power/Water/Sanitary Services Land Area: 12 Square Miles Winslow Government: Town Manager, Town Council – 872-2776 Population: 7,800 Tax Rate/$1,000: $15.50 Utilities: Electric Power/Water/Sanitary Services Land Area: 33.63 Square Miles Oakland Government: Town Manager, Town Council, Town Meeting – 465-7357 Population: 5,959 Tax Rate/$1,000 $13.50 Utilities: Electric Power/Water/Sanitary Services Land Area: 23 Square Miles Fairfield Government: Town Manager, Town Council – 453-7911 Population: 6,654 Tax Rate/$1,000: $19.20 Utilities: Electric Power/Water/Sanitary Services Land Area: 55 Square Miles Clinton Government: Town Manager, Selectmen, Town Meeting – 426-8511 Population: 3,500 Tax Rate/$1,000: $14.54 Land Area: 38.7 Square Miles Albion Government: Board of Selectmen, Town Meeting – 437-2900 Population: 2,035 Tax Rate/$1,000: $13.50 Land Area: 41.5 Square Miles Unity Government: Board of Selectmen – 948-3763 Population: 1,939 Tax Rate/$1,000: $11.10 Land Area: 43.9 Square Miles Vassalboro Government: Town Manager, Selectmen – 872-2826 Population: 4,495 Tax Rate/$1,000: $10.00 Utilities: Electric Power, Water, Sanitary Services Land Area: 51.6 Square Miles

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A number of financial incentives are available to assist healthy expansion minded firms in the mid-Maine region through federal, state and local initiatives. Emphasis is placed on production-oriented, permanent jobs being created or retained. Financing is generally for long-term, fixed assets, although working capital loans can be facilitated under some programs. Grants are also available to individuals and firms for the development of new, high technology products or services.

FAME Finance Authority of Maine The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) is a quasi-independent state agency that provides innovated financial solutions to help Maine citizens pursue business and educational opportunities. FAME’s unique mission is to focus on both business and higher education – to strengthen Maine’s economy by developing well capitalized businesses and skilled employees. To meet the financing needs of Maine’s business community, FAME offers a wide array of business financing products, ranging from traditional loan insurance programs for banks helping businesses, to direct loans for businesses needing credit availability to get over a financial hurdle, to Maine state tax credits for investments that individuals make in dynamic, growth-oriented, manufacturing or exportrelated firms. For more information on FAME’s products and services, visit our Web site at www.famemaine.com or contact us at: 5 Community Drive • PO Box 949 • Augusta, Maine 04332-0949 1-800-228-3734 • 207-623-3263 • Fax 207-623-0095 • TTY 207-626-2717

KENNEBEC VALLEY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS The Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG) supports and expands the capabilities of the region’s local governments to provide economic development opportunities. KVCOG, founded in 1967, serves 68 municipalities and their 175,000 residents in Kennebec, Somerset and western Waldo counties. KVCOG provides a broad range of services: Planning, Technical Assistance, Community Development, Economic Development, Business Counseling, Business Attraction, Business Finance, and Marketing in cooperation with its members and regional partners. KVCOG is the US EDA Economic Development District coordinator and the State-charted Regional Planning and Development District for Kennebec, Somerset and western Waldo counties.


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Programs & Services: Economic and Community Development • EDA Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Funding and Finance • Revolving Loan Funds (4) of $4.5 million for financing to businesses • Grant-writing assistance to local governments • Community development projects Business Development Assistance • Counseling • Business Plan Development • Cash Flow Projections • Financial Structuring Environmental and Land Use Planning Assistance, Downtown Revitalization and community Development to municipalities For more information contact Ken Young, Executive Director: KVCOG • 17 Main Street • Fairfield, Maine 04937 Tel: (207) 453-4258 • Fax: (207) 453-4264 • www.kvcog.org

CENTRAL MAINE GROWTH COUNCIL CMGC is the leading public/private non-profit catalyst and resource for economic development in Central Maine; dedicated to fostering a robust regional economy through successful collaborative partnerships among businesses, governments, academic institutions, arts/cultural agencies, hospitals/ service sectors, labor/workforce, and residents in the communities of Waterville, Oakland, Winslow, and Fairfield. The benefit is a highly desirable place in which to enjoy an outstanding work/life balance. Welcome to Maine’s Commercial/Industrial Hub. CMGC offers the following: • Connecting public/private sectors with resources • Information conduit for businesses seeking to expand and relocate • Promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, and integrated marketing • Partnering schools: Colby College, Thomas College, and Kennebec Valley Community College • Cultural and recreational amenities in revitalized downtown to Converge & Create • Ready workforce and tailored training opportunities • One of largest labor markets in Maine • Real estate options for all business needs • Site selection matching • Extensive transportation system • Expansive telecommunications network • Providing CFO - “Cash Flow Oxygen” • Business WOWF! Factor (Waterville, Oakland, Winslow, Fairfield) For more information contact Darryl Sterling, Executive Director: 50 Elm Street • Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 680-7300 • fax (207) 877-0087 dsterling@centralmaine.org • www.centralmaine.org


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WATERVILLE MAIN STREET Waterville Main Street is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with a volunteer Board of Directors. In 2001, Waterville was designated as one of the first four Main Street Maine communities in Maine designated by the National Main Street Center through the Maine Downtown Center. The National Main Street Center is a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and now involves more than 2,000 towns and cities throughout the country. WMSt is staffed by a full time executive director and a part time administrative assistant. Main Street communities follow a comprehensive and incremental approach to downtown revitalization. Four key committees (Organization, Design, Promotion and Economic Restructuring) bring together a broad cross section of volunteers to design and implement work plans in each area. Shannon Haines, Executive Director • June L’Heureux, Adm. Assistant 177 Main Street, Waterville, ME 04901 • 207-680-2055 • Fax: 207-680-2056 www.watervillemainstreet.org • info@watervillemainstreet.org

MAINE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER The Maine Small Business Development Center (Maine SBDC) helps small businesses succeed. Maine SBDC provides confidential, comprehensive business management assistance, training and information services to Maine’s micro and small business community. Maine SBDC is a partnership program of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development, the University of Southern Maine (USM), and leading hosting economic and/or community development corporations. Administered by the USM School of Business, Maine SBDC currently operates a network of servicecenters and outreach offices conveniently located throughout the state. Maine Small Business Development Center 17 Main Street • Fairfield, ME 04937 Tel. (207) 453-4258 • Fax (207) 453-4264 www.mainesbdc.org


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WATERVILLE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION The mission of the Waterville Development Corporation is to further, encourage, and assist with the location, settlement, resettlement, or expansion of manufacturing and other business, educational, or cultural enterprises in the City of Waterville and to implement any of the City’s economic development action plans consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The Waterville Development Corporation was instrumental in the sale and development of the former Hathaway factory building and is actively engaged in the marketing of the development and public use of the Head of Falls property. The Waterville Development Corporation will continue to look for venues to retain and expand existing businesses while at the same time working with other local development groups to attract new economic growth to the area. Mike Roy • One Common St., Waterville, ME 04901 • 680-4204 • fax 680-4207

SCORE COUNSELORS TO AMERICA’S SMALL BUSINESS SCORE is the premier, free business counseling and mentoring service in the country. For over 40 years, there have been more than 10,500 retired and working business professionals who have volunteered to help a new generation of small business owners start and grow their companies. Thanks to their volunteer base, SCORE has been able to continue to keep all services free of charge. As a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE operates in cooperation with the SBA to provide information vital to your success, including counsel on financing options, business planning, sales and marketing, operations, human resources and more. SCORE can help by: • Providing a one-to-one business consultation. • Matching you with a business professional who meets your specific needs. • Traveling to your place of business for onsite counseling. • Teaming with other counselors to provide you with specialized assistance. SCORE Augusta Chapter 68 Sewall Street • Augusta, ME 04330 • (207) 622-8509


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Advent Christian Blessed Hope Church, 10 Pleasant St., Waterville Assemblies of God Calvary Temple, West River Rd., Waterville Baptist Burnham Baptist Church, Troy Rd., Burnham Clinton Baptist Church, Spring St., Clinton First Baptist Church, Park St., Waterville Getchell Street Baptist, Getchell St., Waterville Hopeful Ministries Winslow Baptist, Hopeful Dr., Winslow Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, Marston Rd., Waterville Knox Ridge Baptist Church, Belfast Rd., Thorndike Oakland United Baptist, Church St., Oakland Second Baptist Church, Water St., Waterville Waterville First Baptist, Elm & Park Sts., Waterville Waterville Second Baptist, Water St., Waterville West Sidney Baptist Church, Pond Rd., Sidney Bible Belgrade Bible Church, 744 Augusta Road, Belgrade Quaker Hill Christian Church, Quaker Hill, Unity Catholic Notre Dame Roman Catholic, Silver St., Waterville Sacred Heart Church, Pleasant St., Waterville Saint Helena’s, Belgrade Lakes Saint John The Baptist, Monument St., Winslow Saint Joseph Maronite Catholic Church, Appleton St., Waterville Christian Albion Christian Church, Main St., Albion Fairfield Christian Fellowship, Main St., Fairfield East Benton Christian Church, East Benton Rd., Benton

872-9498 872-2084 487-5094 426-2211 872-5741 872-6047 873-0531 872-7021 568-3760 465-7828 873-1929 872-5741 873-1929 547-3466 495-2200 491-5080 872-2264 872-2281 872-2373 872-8515 437-2329 453-2605 453-6120


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Mid-Maine has numerous means of transportation to suit business exchange and tourist needs. Interstate 95 bisects the mid-Maine region conveniently, offering five exits and on-ramps that lead to various mid-Maine communities. Mid-Maine’s central location makes points of interest and trade easily accessible through the area’s highway system. We like to say “we are a hop-skip-and-a-jump to the door of endless opportunity” because Waterville is approximately 75 miles from Portland, Maine’s largest city; 50 miles from Bangor, Maine’s “Queen City;” 35 miles from coastal Maine, a major tourist attraction; and 70 miles from the western Maine ski mountains and Sugarloaf USA. Approximately one-half of the population of Maine lives within a 50-mile radius of the region. The area is a commercial, cultural, industrial, medical, and recreational center for 150,000 people. The locale is serviced by Robert A. LaFleur Municipal Airport (www.watervilleairport.org). The airport accepts corporate and general aviation aircraft landings. Airlink, located at the airport, offers

flight training, scenic flights and air charters. Maine Central Railroad offers freight transportation, and two nearby major deep-water seaports provide water transportation. Vermont Transit/Greyhound Bus Line serves the region with a depot in Waterville 207-872-5000. Kennebec Valley Transit provides transportation services for all individuals 207-8775677 along with The Kennebec Explorer (www.kennebecexplorer.com), which provides low-cost and convenient community bus service for Augusta, Waterville, and nearby communities. Several car rental agencies and taxi companies service local residents and tourists alike. The Bangor International Airport (BGR) is only a one-hour drive north from Waterville and offers a broad range of convenient services, great connections to major cities on major carriers, easy terminal access, and low costs for services such as parking. Air service is also provided by Cape Air at the Augusta Airport. Whether your needs include a daily car rental or extensive freight shipping, we’ve got your transportation covered!


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18 Below • Raw Bar • Grill • Lounge Amazing Fare, Pleasing Atmosphere, Correct Service 18 Silver St. • Waterville, ME • Exit 130 off I-95

207-861-4454 Amici’s Cucina Italian Cuisine 137 Main St. • Waterville, ME www.amiciscucina.com

207-861-4440 Buen Apetito Mexican Cuisine 4 Chaplin St. • Waterville, ME http://buenapetitorestaurant.com

207-861-4649 Cacciatores Italian Steakhouse & Seafood Grille New Location, Hours & Menu! 29 Main Street • Fairfield, ME www.cacciatores.com

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Cancun Mexican Restaurant Mexican Restaurant 14 Silver St. • Waterville, ME www.cancunwaterville.com

207-872-7400 Cappza’s Pizza Waterville’s Finest Pizza—Delivery Service Available 10 Waterville Commons • Waterville, ME • Exit 130 of I-95

www.cappzaspizza.com

207-873-7770 Eric’s Restaurant • Spirits • Banquets Serving Breakfast & Lunch • Voted Best Caterer 2010 & 2011

105 College Avenue • Waterville, ME http://ericsrestaurant.net

207-859-8761 Heritage House All Fresh Foods Served in a Romantic 18th Century Home

182 Rt. 201 Skowhegan, ME • Exit 133 off I-95 www.hhrestaurant.com

207-474-5100 Joseph’s Fireside Steakhouse Great Food, Great Smiles and Great Service! 99 West River Road • Waterville, ME www.jfs.me

207-87-STEAK Lobster Trap & Steakhouse Seafood at its Best overlooking the Kennebec River!

21 Bay Street • Winslow, ME www.lobstertrap-seafood.com

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Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse Enjoy first-rate food in Waterville’s first Brewhouse One Post Office Sq• Waterville, ME • Exit 130 off I-95

www.mainelybrews.com

207-873-2457 Ming Lee Chinese Restaurant The Area’s Finest Szechuan & Mandarin Dishes 365 Main St. • Waterville, ME www.mingleerestaurant.com

207-873-2828 O’Brien’s Irish Restaurant & Pub Waterville’s Best Kept Dining Secret 375 Main St. • Waterville, ME www.watervillemainehotel.com/Dining.html

207-873-0111 Old Mill Pub Casual cuisine served overlooking the Kennebec River 39 Water St. • Skowhegan, ME www.oldmillpub.net

207-474-6627 Pagoda Express Chinese Cuisine– Eat In or Take out—Delivery Available

80 West Concourse • Waterville, ME • Exit 130

207-873-3300 Sam’s Italian Sandwich Shoppe “Courtesy, Quality and Service… A winning combination since 1993”

270 Kennedy Memorial Drive • Waterville, ME www.samsitalian.com

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Silver Street Tavern A Tradition of Great Food & Superb Libations 2 Silver Street • Waterville, ME www.silverstreettavern.com

207-680-2163 T&B’s Celebration Center Banquets & Events/Functions 6 Jefferson Street, Waterville

414 Madison Ave, Skowhegan

207-877-7332

207-474-0011

T&B’s Outback Tavern Great Food, Great Smiles and Great Service! 6 Jefferson Street, Waterville

414 Madison Ave, Skowhegan

207-877-7338

207-474-0011

The China Dine-Ah Seafood, Steaks & Home Cooked Meals Like Grandma’s 281 Lakeview Drive, Rte #202 • China, ME www.chinadine-ah.com

207-445-5700 The Last Unicorn We use Local & Fresh Ingredients to make your dining experience a great one! 8 Silver St • Waterville, ME • Exit 130 off I-95

207-873-6378 Waterville Elks Banquet & Conference Center Full Service Customized Weddings, Daily Events & Catering

76 Industrial Street• Waterville, ME www.watervilleelksbanquetcenter.com

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MaineGeneral Medical Center The Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care offers patients throughout the Kennebec Valley world-class cancer Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care treatment with state-of-the-art equipment. This innovative outpatient facility combines comprehensive cancer care under one roof. Designed to bring nature inside, the environmentally friendly building incorporates natural sunlight, peaceful gardens and both indoor and outdoor options for patients to receive chemotherapy treatment.

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Sheridan

Building on a Tradition of Excellence

Kennebec Saving Bank, Waterville, Maine

Design-Build General Contracting Construction Management Engineering

The Sheridan Corporation 33 Sheridan Drive, Fairfield, Maine 04937 (207)453-9311 739 Warren Avenue, Portland, Maine 04101 (207) 774-6138 www.sheridancorp.com

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THE BUSINESS

WOWF! Factor

Maine’s Commercial/Industrial Hub CMGC: growing businesses, expanding workforce, connecting private/public sectors with resources, promoting entrepreneurship, integrated marketing, fostering innovation, outstanding work/life balance. Providing CFO “Cash~Flow~Oxygen”

Waterville Oakland Winslow Fairfield

Learn More! 50 Elm Street • Waterville, ME 04901 • Office: 680-7300 ~ Fax: 877-0087 www.centralmaine.org • Contact Darryl Sterling, Executive Director ~ email: dsterling@centralmaine.org


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Let us help you grow your Business! Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce can help your business needs. Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce is dedicated and committed to promoting, educating and advocating for business prosperity and regional economic improvement.

As a Chamber member... i Receive a listing in the Living Better in Mid-Maine guidebook. i Receive a web page on the Chamber Web site and link to your Web

site. i Display brochures and business cards at our Visitor Center pictured i i i i

above. Increase business traffic through our e-mail and phone referrals. Participate in our Chamber Alliance Benefits. Networking and Sponsorship Opportunities. Participate in our Gift Certificate and Chamber Advantage Discount Card program. Contact Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce today and let us personalize your membership. Phone: (207) 873-3315 Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. info@midmainechamber.com www.midmainechamber.com


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ACCOUNTANTS BOOKKEEPERS Accounting Solutions (207) 872-6059 Bouchard and Associates (207) 453-7030 Debra Achramowicz CPA, PA (207) 873-7100 L.P. Wilson, Bookkeeping Suppo (207) 861-430 Macdonald Page & Co, LLC (207) 622-4766 Nicholson & Associates, PA (207) 872-7077 PFBF, Certified Public Accountants (207) 873-1603 Runyon Kersteen Ouellette, P.A. (207) 877-9397 Sandy River CFO Services (207) 242-4020 Thomas M. Grant, CPA (207) 872-2860 ANIMAL CARE A Doggy Doo Pet Care Center (207) 877-9010 Animal Hospital of Waterville (207) 873-2759 Humane Society-Waterville Area (207) 873-2430 Kennebec Veterinary Service (207) 465-8300 ANTIQUES James D. Julia Inc. (207) 453-7125 Odds & Sodds (207) 873-1772 APPRAISERS | HOME INSPECTIONS Elm City Home Inspections (207) 465-8268 Nardi Appraisal Service (207) 873-1972 Stinneford Appraisal Service (207) 872-0148 ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERING Harriman (207) 784-5100 ATTORNEYS

Law Office of Daniel J. Bernier, LLC (207) 877-8969 Law Office of Daniel J. Dubord (207) 872-2743 Law Office of Tobi L. Schnieder (207) 873-7755 Law Offices of Geller & Geller (207) 873-2722 Marden Dubord Bernier Stevens (207) 873-0186 Nale & Nale, Attorneys (207) 873-5171 Nale Law Offices, LLC (207) 873-4304 O'Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips, LLC (207) 872-0112 Weeks & Hutchins, LLC (207) 872-2783 Wright & Mills, PA (207) 474-3324 AUTOMOTIVE & RV SALES/ SERVICES Advanced Auto Parts (207) 877-9612 Arbo’s Towing & Auto Repair (207) 872-9551 Central Maine Motors (207) 872-5591 Central Maine Motors Auto Group (207)-872-9211 Central Maine Toyota & Import Center (207) 872-5444 Corvettes North (207) 873-5613 David Mathieu Company Inc., Auto Body Shop (207) 872-5518 Hamlin's Marine (207) 872-5660 Harry J Smith Company (207) 873-4232 J & S Oil Co., Car Wash & Xpress Lube (207) 680-2542 Mid-Maine Marine (207) 465-2146 Motor Supply (207) 474-7075 Thompson Volkswagen Audi Mazda (207) 873-0777 BEAUTY & HAIR Agora Hair Gallery & Day Spa (207) 877-7017 Apollo Day Spa & Salon

(207) 872-2242 Remedy Salon & Spa (207) 859-8886 South Beach Tanning (207) 873-2500 CAMPS/CAMP RENTALS/ CAMPGROUNDS Alden Camps (207) 465-7703 Belgrade Lakes Four Season Cottages (207) 495-9217 Belgrade Lakes Resources, LLC (207) 873-1772 Belgrade Reservation Center (207) 495-2104 Camp Manitou (207) 465-2271 Maine Golf & Tennis Academy (207) 465-3226 New England Music Camp Assoc. (207) 465-3025 Rowe's Log Cabins (207) 465-0925 CITY/TOWN OFFICES City of Waterville (207) 680-4200 Town of Fairfield (207) 453-9711 Town of Oakland (207) 465-7357 Town of Winslow (207) 872-2776 CLEANING SERVICES Advance 1 Cleaning Services, Inc. (207) 873-1241 Servpro of Augusta/Waterville (207) 877-7166 COLLEGES, SCHOOLS EDUCATION Colby College (207) 872-3000 Educare Central Maine (207) 859-1613 Good Will-Hinckley School (207) 238-4000 Helping Hands Trade School (207) 873-0011 Kennebec Montessori School (207) 453-6055 Kennebec Valley Community


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Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce 2012-2013 College (207) 453-5000 Kennebec Valley Toastmasters (207) 660-5964 Mount Merici School (207) 873-3773 St. John Catholic School (207) 872-7115 Thomas College (207) 859-1111 Unity College (207) 948-3131

(207) 626-3465 PechaKucha Night Waterville (207) 680-2611 Pine Tree Society (207) 443-3341 REM (207) 873-4444 Salvation Army (207) 872-2172 Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center (207) 377-1010 Skills, Inc. (207) 938-4615 COMMUNITY SERVICES Spectrum Generations-Muskie Ctr. American Cancer Society (207) 873-4745 (207) 373-3700 Sustain Mid-Maine American Lung Association (207) 680-4200 (207) 624-0307 United Way of Mid-Maine Belgrade Regional Conservation (207) 873-0686 Alliance (207) 495-6039 Unity Barn Raisers Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kennebec Valley (800) 564-4376 (207) 948-9005 Bourque-Lanigan Post 5 American Unity Foundation (207) 948-6489 Legion (207) 872-8824 Waterville BPW c/o REM Clinton Lions Club (207) 873-4444 (207) 426-8013 Waterville Historical Society Crisis & Counseling Centers (207) 872-9439 (207) 626-3448 Waterville Public Library Family Violence Project (207) 872-5433 (207) 877-2288 Waterville Sunrise Rotary Club Hardy Girls Healthy Women (207) 873-0684 (207) 861-8131 Woodfords Family Services High Hopes Clubhouse (207) 859-8778 (207) 877-0038 Hospice Volunteers of WTVL COMPUTERS, CONSULTING, (207) 873-3615 WEB DESIGN, INTERNET Jobs for Maine's Graduates PROVIDERS (207) 620-7180 A Partner in Technology Kennebec Messalonskee Trails (207) 582-0888 (207) 873-6443 A Snapshot of Maine.com Kennebec Valley Community (207) 453-4777 Action Program (207) 859-1500 A2Z Computing Services KV Connect (207) 465-8312 (207) 680-2055 Beneficial Technologies LIVE HEALTHY (207) 215-9743 (207) 873-0686 Central Maine Web LNClark Inspiration Network (207) 872-2368 (207) 453-2553 Hanover Computer Maine & Company (207) 872-5355 (207) 871-0234 Maine Children's Home for Little N. R. PC Repair (207) 649-5105 Wanderers (207) 872-0261 PHD Consulting, Inc. Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter (207) 368-4653 (207) 872-6550 Phoenix Computers, Inc. Motivational Services

(207) 877-7605 Pinnacle IT (207) 873-7540 Snow Pond Technology Group, Inc. (207) 692-2415 Virtual Dimensions (207) 453-2990 DRY CLEANING & LAUNDRY SERVICES Grondin's Certified Cleaners (207) 872-8132 EARTHWORK | SURVEYING Gerald MacKenzie, Contractors (207) 547-4787 NITRAM Excavation & General Cont., Inc. (207) 453-2362 Rossignol Excavating, Inc. (207) 465-3494 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Central Maine Growth Council (207) 680-7300 Central/Western Maine Workforce Investment Board (207) 753-9026 Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (207) 621-0245 Kennebec Regional Development Authority/FirstPark (207) 859-9716 Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (207) 453-4258 Maine Development Foundation (207) 622-6345 Maine Small Business Development Center at Coastal Enterprises (207) 453-4258 Maine State Chamber of Commerce (207) 623-4568 Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce (207) 873-3315 SCORE (207) 622-8509 Somerset Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) (207) 474-0166 The Maine Heritage Policy Center (207) 321-2550 Waterville Development Corporation (207) 680-4204 Waterville Main Street (207) 680-2055


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(207) 465-4423 LaPlante & Associates (207) 872-2266 EMPLOYMENT Maine Savings Federal Credit CAREER SERVICES Allies, Inc. Union (207) 873-0886 (207) 622-1469 Maine State Credit Union BONNEY Staffing Center (207) 873-5159 (207) 621-1100 New Dimensions Federal Credit Capital Area Staffing Solutions, Union (207) 872-2771 Inc. (207) 620-7823 People's United Bank-Main St. CareerCenter (207) 877-9900 (207) 624-5120 People’s United Bank-KMD Employment Times, Inc. (207) 872-5156 (207) 786-4200 Prime Financial, Inc. Kelly Services (207) 877-9450 (207) 623-1118 Skowhegan Savings, Belgrade Kennebec Valley Human Branch (207) 495-7787 Resources Association Skowhegan Savings, Fairfield (207) 873-3989 Branch (207) 474-9511 Manpower Sullivan Wealth Management (207) 622-1535 (207) 660-6637 Taconnet Federal Credit Union (207) 872-7909 FINANCIAL SERVICES Bangor Savings Bank-Waterville TD Bank - Fairfield 207-861-8931 (207) 453-9353 Bangor Savings Bank-Winslow TD Bank - Oakland (207) 872-8011 (207) 465-7321 Bank of America TD Bank - Waterville (207) 873-9120 (207) 873-3301 Barton Financial Associates The Bank of Maine-Oakland (207) 872-6925 (207) 465-3070 Central Payment Corp. The Bank of Maine-Main St (207) 649-6975 (207) 861-5525 Choice Investments The Bank of Maine-KMD (207) 873-0996 (207) 872-5636 CitiFinancial The Interface Financial Group (207) 873-3276 (207) 342-2631 Golden Pond Wealth Management Tonge Investment Services (207) 873-2200 (207) 877-7762 Kennebec Savings Bank Uhl-Melanson Investor Services, (207) 872-5563 LLC. (207) 859-8877 Kennebec Wealth Management Winslow Community Federal (207) 660-4100 Credit Union (207) 872-2636 Key Bank-KMD (207) 873-6821 FITNESS FACILITIES Key Bank-Main St. Anytime Fitness (207) 873-0742 (207) 453-6390 KFS-Main St. Champions Fitness Club (207) 873-5151 (207) 873-0571 KFS-Washington St. Decal Gymnastics (207) 873-3539 (207) 474-3222 KSW Federal Credit Union Leaps N Bounds (207) 872-5602 (207) 453-5327 KV Federal Credit Union The Dance Connection

(207) 453-9094 Weight Room Fitness Center (207) 453-7025 FLORISTS KMD Florist (207) 873-0443 Sunset Greenhouse & Flowerland (207) 453-6036 Visions Flowers (207) 465-8200 Waterville Florist & Event Planning (207) 872-7422 FUNERAL SERVICES, MONUMENTS Lawry Brothers Funeral Home (207) 453-6049 Redington Funeral Home (207) 873-3611 Veilleux Funeral Home (207) 872-7676 GAS STATIONS College Quik Stop (207) 859-9994 J & S Oil Co., Inc. (207) 622-1609 Waterville Irving Mainway (207) 877-7347 GRAPHICS, PRINTERS, PUBLISHERS & SIGNS Atkins Printing Service (207) 872-5565 Black Dog Graphics (207) 426-9041 Carrie Schenck Haberstock (207) 399-0935 ColorGraphics LLC (207) 547-309 EZ To Use.Com (207) 314-4089 Minuteman Signs (207) 660-6670 No Limit Custom Ink, LLC. (207) 659-3751 Saturn Business Services (SBS Carbon Copy) (207) 873-7947 Skowhegan Press (207) 474-3784 Susan Strasburg, Graphic Artist (207)465-5895 York Signs


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Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce 2012-2013 (207) 474-9331 GROCERY & ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Barrels Community Market (207) 660-4844 Caswell's Liquidation Center (207) 873-5181 Jokas' Discount Beverages (207) 873-6228 Joseph's Market (207) 873-3364 Pleau's Market (207) 873-4612 HEALTHCARE PHARMACIES Anne Pratt Giroux Audiology (207) 872-0320 Assistance Plus (207) 453-4708 Bangor Area Visiting Nurses & Hospice of Eastern Maine (207) 973-6550 Brian J. Morin, DMD, MMSc, PA (207) 872-2094 Care & Comfort (207) 872-5300 Central Maine Heart Associates (800) 760-6622 Central Maine Orthotics & Prosthetics (207) 873-1131 Central Maine Pharmacy (207) 437-7777 Charles J Ruff, DMD (207) 873-7425 Coastal Med Tech, Inc. (207) 872-7321 Community Dental Center Oral Health Dentistry (207) 872-8891 Delta Ambulance (207) 872-4028 Dudley Chiropractic (207) 873-0088 Elm City Surgical (207) 873-4055 Esthetic & Reconstructive Dentistry (207) 873-2073 ExpressCare (207) 873-3961 Eye Center of Central Maine (207) 873-6048 Fairfield Pharmacy (207) 453-4411

George Manter, DMD (207) 873-5511 Health Reach Community Health Centers (207) 872-5610 HealthReach Network (207) 861-3400 Inland Hospital (207) 861-3000 Juice Plus + Whole Food Nutrition (207) 877-4075 Kennebec Behavioral Health (207) 873-2136 Kennebec Eye Care (207) 872-2797 Kennebec Medical Consultants (207) 877-9562 Maine Center for Integrated Rehab (207) 453-1330 Maine Eye Care Associates, PA (207) 873-2731 Maine Homecare Partners (207) 877-7151 Maine Laser Skin Care (207) 873-2158 Maine-ly Elder Care (207) 465-3249 MaineGeneral Medical Center (207) 872-1000 Mathes Chiropractic (207) 873-6038 Melaleuca- Wellness Company (207) 465-6223 Merrymeeting Behavioral Health 721-0214 Mid-Maine Chiropractic Center (207) 861-8221 Mid-Maine Internal Medicine (207) 873-6173 Mid-Maine Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery PA (207) 873-0117 MK Orthodontics (207) 873-5333 Oakland Pharmacy (207) 465-4440 Oakland Primary Care (207) 873-9325 Orthopedic Physical Therapy (207) 873-5503 Poulin & Associates Eye Care (207) 873-3500 Ruth Sholl, LCSW (207) 872-0620 Saulter Dental Hygiene Center (207) 861-8080

Twin Pines Family Medicine (207) 861-9355 Unity Pharmacy (207) 948-3950 Waterville Home Oxygen (207) 872-0500 Winslow Pharmacy (207) 872-7979 Woodlands Assisted Living (207) 872-8992 HEATING & OIL Dead River Company (207) 873-5115 Downeast Energy (207) 873-3050 Fabian Oil (207) 465-2000 Irving Energy (888) 310-1924 J & S Oil Co. Fuel Oil (207) 872-2714 Maingas (207) 453-4991 Spring Brook Ice & Fuel Co. (207) 872-5526 Webber Energy Fuels (207) 623-4747 HOME FURNISHINGS & APPLIANCE STORES Fortin's Home Furnishings (207) 872-5941 Hamelin Furniture Company (207) 872-8433 Oakland Furniture (207) 465-3433 Priceless Northern Mattress & Furniture (207) 877-7383 Steve's Appliance Service & Sales (207) 547-3294 HOME IMPROVEMENT/ CONSTRUCTION & PLUMBING American Glass Company (207) 873-2141 Bard Paving Construction Corp. (207) 453-4446 Bath Fitter (207) 878-2552 Bug Busterzzz (207) 649-1596 C. B. Davis Co., Inc.


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(207) 872-8671 CO Beck & Sons (207) 872-5861 DH Pinnette & Sons - Roofing (207) 873-6353 Fairfield Drafting & Construction Inc. (207) 453-2852 George Roderigue & Sons (207) 873-3143 Hammond Lumber Company (207) 495-3303 Home Depot (207) 873-9299 Houle's Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning (207) 872-6762 Insulation Solutions (207) 453-9399 Interiors (207) 873-6261 Joseph’s Flooring Inc. (207) 873-1080 Kennebec Electric Inc. (207) 861-7028 Kennebec Sanitary Treatment (207) 873-0611 Len Poulin, Inc. (207) 453-2169 Main Security Surveillance, Inc. (800) 992-8090 Mainely Molding & Restoration (207) 634-2821 Maroon Flooring (207) 873-4854 McCormack Building Supply, Inc. (207) 873-6467 McLaughlin Builders Inc. (207) 872-5212 Meierdirk Roofing (207) 323-2142 Peachey Builders (207) 622-7531 Pine View Homes, Inc. (207) 872-6259 Portland Glass (207) 873-1115 Reynolds Custom Woodworks (207) 649-3764 RMS Millworks (207) 807-9663 RSP Construction (207) 242-2059 Samson Construction (207) 861-2081 Sheridan Corporation

(207) 453-9311 Sherwin Williams (207) 873-0552 Stevens Siding & Window Co. (207) 453-8346 Strictly Roofing (207) 465-5768 Ware-Butler, Inc. (207) 873-3371 Windows Plus (207) 872-8776 Winslow Aluminum, Inc. (207) 873-0412 Zimba Company, Inc. (207) 453-7991

LANDSCAPING, LAWN CARE, LAWN & GARDEN EQUIPMENT Hammond Tractor Company (207) 453-7131 Lakeside Landscape (207) 465-3039 LaVoie's Landscape Mgmt. Inc. (207) 872-2368 MacKenzie Landscaping, Inc. (207) 873-1621 Somerset Stone Center & Excavation (207) 453-2616 Stripe-A-Lot Safety Lines (207) 873-7290

INSURANCE Cosgrove Agency (207) 873-0181 Cross Insurance (207) 622-4787 Galloway-Vanlierop Insurance Agency (207) 680-4636 GHM Agency (207) 873-5101 Higgins & Bolduc Agency Inc. (207) 465-2531 Liberty Mutual Insurance (207) 622-0518 MetLife (207) 877-0215 New York Life Insurance Company (207) 465-3594 NWBG National Worksite Benefits Group (207) 623-1110 Richard P. Martineau Insurance (207) 873-7175 State Farm Insurance - Darrell Tudela (207) 873-2744 State Farm Insurance - John Fortier (207) 873-1101 State Farm Insurance - Michael Lee (207) 872-0999 TD Insurance, Inc. (207) 872-5571 United Insurance (207) 487-5167

LODGING Best Western Plus - Waterville (207) 873-0111 Comfort Inn & Suites (207) 873-2777 Fireside Inn & Suites (207) 873-3335 Hampton Inn (207) 873-0400 The Pleasant Street Inn (207) 680-2515 Village Inn (207) 495-3553

LABORATORIES Lohmann Animal Health International (207) 873-3989 Northeast Laboratory Services (207) 873-7711

MANUFACTURERS & PROCESSORS Dufour Welding & Machine Services Inc. (207) 626-3371 Huhtamaki Food Service | Chinet (207) 873-3351 Industrial Pump Services (207) 872-8422 Mid-State Machine Products, Inc. (207) 873-6136 Oakhurst Dairy (207) 772-7468 OneSteel Maine (207) 465-2211 SAPPI Fine Paper North America (207) 453-9301 MARKETING & CONSULTING ACTGO 360 (207) 418-0874 BNI & Elm City Referral Source Chapter 207-478-0139 Chandler Bay Resources


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Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce 2012-2013 (207) 872-7558 Eaton Peabody Consulting Group, LLC (207) 622-3747 Everborne Consulting Group (207) 701-1134 Fletcher Consulting (207) 872-6760 Green Sky Development (207) 409-7200 GPS Management Associates, LLC (207) 671-6923 Jennifer Kierstead Consulting (207) 873-1733 Kreider Research & Consulting (207) 866-5912 LEO Marketing Partners, LLC (207) 873-7198 Local5 Marketing (207) 314-8662 REL Development & Planning (207) 314-7002 The Advertising Specialist of Maine (888) 615-2424 TOCmedia (207) 512-0532 Vassalboro Business Association (207) 873-3911 Welcome Wagon (603) 703-5011 MEDIA Activity Maine (207) 649-5657 Bangor Metro (207) 941-1300 Blueberry Broadcasting (207) 623-9000 Coffee News (207) 745-8101 Cumulus (B98.5 | 92 Moose) (207) 623-4735 Discover Maine Magazine (207) 874-7720 Maine Ahead (207) 941-1300 Maine Eagle Magazine (207) 948-2901 Maine VOD (207) 649-5979 MediaLab Maine (207) 859-8714 Morning Sentinel (207) 873-3341

Mountain Wireless (207) 474-5171 Real Maine Weddings (207) 941-1300 Summertime in the Belgrades (207) 495-3777 Time Warner Cable (207) 253-2551 Town Line (207) 445-2234 Turner Publishing (207) 225-2076 Uncle Henry's (207) 623-1411 WABI TV - Channel 5 (207) 947-8321 WMHB 89.7 FM (207) 859-5454 WMTW-TV, ABC Affiliate (207) 775-1800 OFFICE SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT A-Copi Imaging Systems (207) 623-2674 Staples, Inc. (207) 873-4092 Transco Business Technologies (207) 622-6251 Warren's Office Supplies/The Paper Klip (800) 924-9006 PHOTOGRAPHERS & FILM PROCESSING Bowdoin Photography (207) 873-7672 Eli Fitzgerald Photography (207) 313-4073 Elm City Photo, Inc. (207) 873-4780 Fox Photography Services (207) 622-3686 Jeff Pouland Photography (207) 660-7202 Little Pictures of Maine (207) 592-1769 PROPERTY RENTALS & MANAGEMENT Bourque Apartments (207) 453-0940 Central Maine Apartment Owners Association (207) 861-8383

Hathaway Creative Center Apartment Leasing (207) 861-5638 Keystone Management/Orchard Park (207) 873-2800 Poirier Properties of Maine (207) 314-5841 Punky Meadows (207) 872-9512 Southern Angel Properties, (207) 873-9321 The Brown House Company (207) 873-6483 REAL ESTATE Affiliated Realty (207) 873-0751 Century 21 Land & Lakes Realty (207) 465-3340 Century 21 Nason Realty (207) 873-2119 Century 21 Surette Real Estate (207) 873-5634 Century 21 Venture LTD (207) 622-6221 Coldwell Banker Plourde Real Estate (207) 872-7650 Fastzak (207) 877-2484 Mainely Real Estate (207) 453-8000 Plum Creek Timber Company (207) 453-2527 Trafton Properties (207) 872-6070 RECREATION, ENTERTAINMENT Alfond Youth Center (207) 873-0684 Benton Family Fun Park (207) 453-2001 Central Maine Family Fun Bowling Center (207) 474-1223 Fox Firearms Sales & Training (207) 622-3686 Gifford's Famous Ice Cream (207) 872-0850 Kennebec Drifters Guide Service (207) 314-7087 Magic Falls Rafting (800) 207-7238 Maine International Film Festival (207) 861-8138


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Natanis Golf Course (207) 622-3561 North Country Rivers, Inc. (207) 672-4814 Redington Museum (207) 872-9439 Silverton Sporting Ranch (207) 399-3647 Sparetime Recreation (207) 873-3739 Spell Bound - A Gamer's Paradise (207) 872-8200 Sukee Arena (207) 872-5994 Tonde Guide Service, Inc. (207) 397-4972 Waterville Country Club (207) 465-9861 Waterville Opera House (207) 873-5381 RELIGIOUS SERVICES Corpus Christi Parish (207) 872-2281 Element 3 Church (850) 766-2424 Holy Trinity Anglican Church (207) 989-2117 See Pages 46-47 RENTAL COMPANIES ColorTyme (207) 861-8039 Eagle Rental (207) 873-0500 RESTAURANTS, PUBS BAKERIES & CATERERS 18 Below Raw Bar & Grill (207) 861-4454 Amici’s Cucina (207) 861-4440 Apollo Bistro (207) 872-8736 Applebee's International, Inc. (207) 872-6702 Asian Café (207) 877-6688 Buen Apetito (207) 861-4649 Burger King - KMD (207) 877-0772 Burger King - College Ave. (207) 872-6848

Cacciatores (207) 872-9700 Can Cun Mexican Restaurant (207) 872-7400 Cappza's Pizza (207) 873-7770 Dairy Queen - College Ave. (207) 873-1677 Dairy Queen - KMD (207) 872-2220 Dress Me Bridal & Catering (207) 872-0900 Eric's (207) 859-8761 Governor's Restaurant (207) 872-0677 Heritage House (207) 474-5100 Hillman’s Bakery (207) 453-6300 Jin Yuan (207) 861-4433 Jorgensen's Cafe (207) 872-8711 Joseph's Fireside Restaurant (207) 877-8325 Kentucky Fried Chicken (207) 872-6261 Laurie’s Lunch (207) 649-3141 Lobster Trap & Steak House (207) 872-0529 Mainely Brews Restaurant & Brewhouse (207) 873-2457 McDonald's Restaurants (207) 872-6260 Mei Dream (207) 238-9588 Ming Lee (207) 873-2828 O’Brien's Irish Restaurant & Pub (207) 873-0111 Pagoda Express (207) 873-3300 Papa John’s Pizza (207) 877-7272 Pete's Pig Southern BBQ 1-877-860-1503 Sam's Italian Foods (207) 861-9090 Selah Tea Cafe (207) 660-9181 Silver Street Tavern (207) 680-2163

Sodexo (207) 859-1444 Starbucks Coffee (207) 861-5430 T & B's Celebration Center (207) 877-7338 Thai Bistro (207) 872-2200 The China Dine-ah (207) 445-5700 The Last Unicorn (207) 873-6378 The Old Mill Pub (207) 474-6627 The Pointe Afta (207) 872-0521 The Pub (207) 873-5255 The Purple Cow House of Pancakes (207) 453-1371 The Red Barn (207) 873-9005 The Roost (207) 861-4435 The Turf Club (207) 873-5676 Tim Horton's (207) 877-7757 Waterville Elks Banquet & Conference Center (207) 873-4235 Waterville House of Pizza (207) 873-4300 RETAILERS Adams and Worth Home Furnishings (207) 872-5424 Are You Ready To Party?? (207) 873-4944 Berry's Stationers (207) 873-5111 Beverly's Card & Gift - Concourse (207) 872-5383 Beverly's Card & Gift - Elm Plaza (207) 872-5456 Blinds By Design (207) 445-8001 Children's Book Cellar (207) 872-4543 Day's Jewelers (207) 872-9025 Earth Bound (207) 873-4810 Framemakers (207) 872-8927


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Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce 2012-2013 Goodwill Industries (207) 877-0673 Johnny's Selected Seeds (207) 861-3900 Joseph's Clothing & Sporting (207) 453-9756 JR's Trading (207) 877-7105 L. Tardif Jeweler (207) 872-7542 Larsen's Jewelry (207) 872-6301 Maine Made & More (207) 872-7378 Marden's Inc. (207) 873-6112 Paragon Shop (207) 873-7760 Pool Tech (207) 872-6085 Radio Communications (207) 872-5714 RE-BOOKS Used and Rare Books (207) 877-2484 Salvation Army Family Store (207) 680-2531 Sam’s Club (207) 623-2757 Stained Glass Express (207) 872-9305 The UPS Store (207) 877-7867 Treasure Chest II (207) 873-7411 Wal-Mart Supercenter (207) 877-8774 Yardgoods Center (207) 872-2118

TELECOMMUNICATIONS Amcomm Wireless (207) 660-6466 AT&T (207) 771-8511 Fairpoint Communications (866) 984-2001 Jacobs Telecommunications, Inc. (207) 873-1300 Oxford Networks (207) 333-6900 Pine Tree Cellular (207) 859-8800 T-Mobile (207) 859-8000 US Cellular (207) 873-5761 Verizon Wireless (207) 872-9270 Yankee Communications (207) 453-2000

TRANSPORTATION & RELOCATION Air Link LLC (207) 859-0109 Bangor International Airport (207) 992-4600 BO-MAR Transportation, Inc. (207) 725-7189 Cape Air (800) 352-0714 Cyr Bus Line/Cyr Northstar Tours (207) 827-2335 Northeast Limousine Service (207) 660-3362 Peter A. Drapeau Trucking (207) 872-5506 PRO Moving Service RETIREMENT LIVING & (207) 462-8971 NURSING HOMES Lakewood Continuing Care Center The Boulet Group (207) 873-5125 (207) 453-4558 Oak Grove Center (207) 873-0721 TRASH DISPOSAL, Sunset Home of Waterville SEPTIC/TOILETS (207) 872-8414 AAA Portable Toilets (207) 437-9345 Central Maine Disposal STORAGE FACILITIES Pondwood Self Storage (207) 453-8390 (207) 872-8100 Central Maine Septic & Portable Thompson & Hachey (Arbo's) Toilets (207) 474-7216 Self Storage (207) 872-9551 Ewaste Recycling Solutions

(207) 312-5700 Pine Tree Waste, Inc. (207) 873-1219 Waste Management Disposal Services (207) 634-2714 TRAVEL AGENCIES AAA / Hewins Travel (207) 873-0692 Days Travel Bureau (207) 873-0755 TROPHIES & ENGRAVING Yankee Trophy (207) 453-2001 UTILITIES Central Maine Power (207) 453-5611 Efficiency Maine Trust (207) 620-6643 Integrys Energy Services, Inc. (603) 263-6908 Kennebec Water District (207) 872-2763 Maine Energy Pros (207) 680-9999 Next Era Energy Sources (781) 643-0607 TSSD Services Inc. (877) 965-8773 WHOLESALERS & DISTRIBUTORS Coca Cola of Northern New Eng. (207) 773-5505 Fred's Coffee Company (207) 872-5824 Pepsi Co. (207) 623-1313 Sweet Mama Produce (352) 598-7984 Timber Trading Group (207) 712-6434 Valley Distributors (207) 465-2121


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OFFICERS Nikki Desjardins, Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hampton Inn Brad Fisher, First Vice Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . People’s United Bank Matthew Clark, Second Vice Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Weeks & Hutchins, LLC Gary Zemrak, Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnny’s Selected Seeds Bart Stevens, Past Chair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Century 21 Nason Realty Shawn Michaud, Director-at-large . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valley Distributors DIRECTORS Dan Bickford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eagle Rental Jeff Corey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Day’s Jewelers Sara Dyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inland Hospital Michael Fortin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fortin’s Home Furnishings Bruce Harrington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Bank of Maine Rene Hawthorne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Skowhegan Savings Bank Joe Karter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jokas’ Discount Beverage Gary Levesque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York Life Insurance Company Travis Lopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cacciatores Italian Steakhouse Darlene Ratte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Best Western Plus—Waterville Dave Roy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kennebec Savings Bank Wayne Saucier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Downeast Energy Darryl Sterling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Maine Growth Council Cindy Sturtevant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eye Center of Central Maine STAFF Kimberly N. Lindlof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . President & CEO Christian Savage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program Assistant Glenn Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Communications Representative Robyn Loubier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Business Development Assistant


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18 Below Raw Bar & Grill Advance 1 Amcomm Wireless Amici's Atkins Printing Bangor International Airport Best Western Plus Buen Apetito C21 Nason Realty C21 Surette Cacciatores Cancun Restaurant Cappza's Pizza Central Maine Disposal Central Maine Growth Council Central Maine Motors CMCA Colby College Corpus Christi Crisis & Counseling Day's Travel Bureau Delta Ambulance Eric’s Esthetic & Reconst. Dentistry Eye Center of Central Maine FirstPark Fox Photography GHM Agency Hammond Lumber Co. Hampton Inn Heritage House Inland Hospital James Julia Joseph’s Fireside Steakhouse Kennebec Behavioral Health Kennebec Electric Kennebec Medical Consultants Kennebec Montessori School Kennebec Savings Bank KV Community College Keystone Management KFS KSW FCU Lobster Trap & Steakhouse

49 41 53 49 38 BC 53 49 34 IC 49 50 50 41 58 IC 39 14 15 39 14 39 50 15 58 61 60 13 34 40 50 56 29 50 34 41 61 11 27 15 26 40 41 50

Maine Eye Care Associates 27 Maine State Credit Union 29 MaineGeneral 54 & 55 Mainely Brews Rest. & Brewhouse 51 Marden, Dubord, Bernier & Stevens Law IC Mid-State Machine 53 Ming Lee 51 Morning Sentinel 41 Nale Law Offices 34 Northeast Labs 53 O'Brien’s Irish Pub & Rest. 51 O'Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips Law IC Old Mill Pub 51 Pagoda Express 51 Pine View Homes 57 Sam's Italian Foods 51 SAPPI 39 Selah Tea Café 15 Sheridan Corp 57 Silver Street Tavern 52 T&B's Celebration Center 52 T&B's Outback Tavern 52 The China Dine-ah 52 The Last Unicorn 52 Thomas College 13 Turner Publishing 12 Waterville Elks Banquet Center 52 Waterville Opera House 30 Windows Plus 55 Winslow Community Federal Credit Union 70


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