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www.midmainechamber.com November/December 2013

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Benton

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Oakland

Fairpoint Invests in Maine’s Communications Future FairPoint Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRP) is a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services to customers in communities across 17 states. FairPoint employs more than 3,200 employees. In Maine, we have approximately 1,200 employees who live all across the state: from Fort Kent to Kittery and from Bethel to Calais. FairPoint delivers communications services through its resilient IP-based network in northern New England. This

state-of-the-art, fiber-based core network provides Ethernet connections and the dedicated bandwidth needed to support multiple users and bandwidth-intensive applications like video conferencing and elearning. The network is designed to meet the future demand for high-speed bandwidth in the region. Since April 2008, FairPoint has invested more than $200 million in communications infrastructure and technology to bring broadband to northern New England. With more than 15,000 miles of fiber and access to 95% of all businesses in the region, it is

by far the most robust ubiquitous network in northern New England. The network is one of the most important reasons why FairPoint succeeds in providing services to regional health care facilities, financial services institutions and government customers. By meeting the needs of its largest customers in the region, FairPoint knows the network meets the needs of all its customers. And because of its investment in the network, FairPoint is positioned to capture this growth. This aggressive and unprecedented push for high-speed Internet was financed solely by FairPoint and helped increase broadband availability in northern New England. FairPoint now offers high-speed Internet service: • To more than 85% of its customers in Maine, and • Since 2010, FairPoint has expanded broadband in Maine to more than 300 towns & cities and more than 55,000 homes and businesses.

contributing to events, sponsoring local programs and supporting organizations that enrich our communities. FairPoint and its employees have a long tradition of partnering and volunteering in communities where they live. FairPoint recognizes the value of technology as a powerful tool for creating real change in the way we communicate, conduct business, educate our children, serve customers and build economies. By employing technology, FairPoint is committed to improving the quality of life of our customers and communities. Join FairPoint Communications when it hosts Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s December 11th Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7PM at T&B’s Celebration Center, 6 Jefferson Street, Waterville.

FairPoint strengthens our communities by providing its customers with communications technology of the highest possible quality. It also means making investments in the growth of the communities where we do business -

2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Brad Fisher, Chair * Matthew Clark, 1st Vice Chair * Jeff Corey, 2nd Vice Chair * David Roy, Director at Large * Nicole Desjardins, Past Chair * Gary Zemrak, Treasurer * Kimberly Lindlof, President & CEO * Beth Gibbs Bruce Harrington Dan Bickford Darlene Ratte

Darryl Sterling Gary Levesque Joe Karter Kelly Winslow Ken Hoehlein Mary Carpinito Mike Fortin Renee Hawthorne Sara Dyer Scott Bullock Tonya Clark

*Indicates Executive Committee Member

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Janitorial Service Carpet Cleaning Mold, Fire, Water Restoration 24 Hr. Service - T.J. Bolduc 873-1241 • 1-800-564-1241 www.advance1clean.com

CASWELL’S GROCERY LIQUIDATION CENTER 873-5181 Waterville

COSGROVE INSURANCE AGENCY

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226 Main St., Suite 2

873-0181 HAMELIN FURNITURE CO. Quality and Value Since 1912

Your Sight is Our Vision Marc B. Daniels, M.D. • Peter C. Kohler, M.D. 40 Airport Rd. ~ Suite 1 • Waterville www.ecocm.com • 873-6048 • 1-800-568-0494

259 Main St., Waterville, ME 872-8132

Beer, Wine, Liquor, Soda, Bottle Redemption Center

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52 Front St., Waterville 873-6228 Discount Beverage

Corner of Western Ave. and South St. Waterville • 872-8433

Augusta • 622-5801 Waterville • 872-5563 Winthrop • 377-5801 Gardiner • 588-5801

LANDSCAPE SUPPLY CENTER Granite • Pavers • Wall Blocks Stone • Bark Mulch •Loam Compost • Trees • Shrubs • Gravel

Augusta Rd Winslow 873-1621

Route 3 Vassalboro 445-5552

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149 North St. and 30 Chase Ave. Waterville

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Day’s Jewelers a Downtown Favorite for Over 60 Years When Kathy, Jim and Jeff Corey purchased Day’s Jewelers in 1988, the company’s headquarters was located in Westbrook, Maine. At the time, the Coreys owned and operated Jeffrey’s Fine Jewelers in Waterville. After much deliberation, they decided to move Day’s headquarters to Waterville and change the name of their downtown store from Jeffrey’s Jewelers to Day’s. Today, 25 years later, Day’s has grown to a 6 store chain throughout Maine, in Manchester, NH and a full e-commerce website employing a total of nearly 150 people. Day’s headquarters has remained in Downtown Waterville located on the two floors above their Main Street jewelry store. Day’s Jewelers is highly regarded within the jewelry industry as being a leader in social, ethical and environmental responsibility. Day’s has been selected among the 30 of “America’s Best Jewelers”. Jeff Corey, Day’s owner, states: “We chose to grow our company based in Waterville primarily because of the high quality, hard working people in the area. Mid-Maine is an attractive area for those who wish to avoid life in a larger city. We employ, between the store and corporate functions, about 50 people in downtown Waterville. In retrospect, we made the right decision to select Waterville as home base.” Day’s is a full service jewelry store specializing in fine quality diamonds, jewelry, watches and gemstones. The store offers complete jewelry repair services, engraving and appraisals by a team of highly skilled professionals. Day’s offers a unique shopping experience, free from

high pressure sales associates and gimmicks. Day’s Jewelry Consultants take a personal interest in helping guests choose just the right piece or gift that is of exceptional quality at a great value. Day’s is proud to be part of downtown Waterville for more than 60 years. Join Day’s Jewelers on Wednesday, November 20, when it hosts Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours from 5:30 to 7pm.

NEW MEMBERS B&B Embroidery and Ink Robert Kittredge 82 Libby Hill Road, Oakland, ME 04963 465-2846 - info@bbembmaine.com www.bbembmaine.com Bridges Home Care Deb Silva 58 Elm Street, Waterville, ME 04901 623-0761 www.spectrumgenerations.com/bridgeshome-care Diane’s Travel Agency Diane Rodrique 197 Main Street, Waterville, ME 04901 873-9500 diane@dianestravelagency.com William Tuck Development Corporation Adam Lowell PO Box 403, Oakland, ME 04963 272-4982 adam@mainetechgroup.com www.williamtuck.com Gamache Plumbing & Heating Paul Gamache 2333 Riverside Drive, Vassalboro, ME 04989 873-6448 pga49@yahoo.com

Paul G. White Interior Solutions Andrew Nadeau 50 Allen Avenue, Portland, ME 04103 329-9985 andrewnadeau@paulgwhite.us www.paulgwhite.us Roki Repair Shop Maurice Rossignol PO Box 812, Waterville, ME 04903-0812 877-7058 School Street Yoga Susan Golden & Jeri Wilson 5 School Street, Waterville, ME 04901 330-1450 info@schoolstreetyoga.com www.schoolstreetyoga.com Sears Hometown Store Denise Cross 192 College Avenue, Waterville, ME 04901 872-0323 - mailto:ds3163@shos.com www.searshometownstores.com

Mechanical Services, Inc. Hope Green 40 Gabriel Drive, Augusta, ME 04330 774-1531 info@mechanicalservices.com www.mechanicalservices.com Mid-Maine Drafting Services Gary Libby 229 Cushman Road, Winslow, ME 04901 859-0384 gary@midmainedrafting.com www.midmainedrafting.com

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New Beginnings Church of God Alan Imes 392 Main Street, Waterville, ME 04901 873-1554 church@newbeginningscog.org www.newbeginningscog.org

Waterville Area Habitat for Humanity Holly Towle 440 Clinton Avenue, Winslow, ME 04901 441-6748 habitat@watervilleareahfh.org www.watervilleareahfh.org

St. John Regional Catholic School 15 So. Garand St. Winslow, ME

872-7115 www.stjohnschoolwinslow.org

14 North St. 145 Lakewood Rd. 33 Depot St. Waterville Madison Livermore Falls 873-3371 474-9771 897-3861

Let us help you with all your building and remodeling needs!

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Morning Sentinel 31 Front Street Waterville 873-3341

MARDEN’S Surplus and Salvage Serving Kennebec and Somerset Counties

61 Grove St., Waterville 72 Cony St., Augusta 1-800-326-6190

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