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Androscoggin Bank Auburn Business Development Corporation Bangor Savings Bank Central Maine Medical Center Community Credit Union Downeast Networks FairPoint Communications Finance Authority of Maine Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch Lewiston Development Corporation Mechanics Savings Bank

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Networking locally, connecting socially. President’s message Welcome back! For 17 years, we’ve grown the Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show to be the best and largest one-day business show in the state. Expected to attract more than 2,500 attendees and nearly 200 exhibitors, we are proud and humbled by the consistently positive feedback we receive each year by business leaders who consider the show one of their best networking opportunities of the year. This year’s Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show has a new, progressive feel to it. With a new website and new social media tools in place, more than ever we are reaching out to larger audiences. The theme of the show is “Networking Locally, Connecting Socially – Maximizing your Results.” Largely considered the great equalizer, how businesses utilize social media and modern technology to their advantage while still maintaining a

Chamber of Commerce, cities of Lewiston and Auburn, staff, and countless others.

But if done well, social media can be a cost-effective path that not only opens a business up to opportunities in the marketplace, but perhaps new successful pathways that have yet to be explored.

Lucien Gosselin, LAEGC president personal touch is essential to growing their business. Social media is a tricky avenue to approach. Make a mistake and within a few seconds you might find yourself answering a journalist’s question from halfway around the world. But at the same time, social media is the great equalizer. Few of us can afford to have an encompassing, 360-degree media presence in television, print, radio, digital and others.

It’s also no secret that in order to generate publicity, receive quality leads, and draw a high attendance, we rely on our promotion and advertising partners to advocate for us via their media channels.

However, even with the advent of new and advanced technology, the feature that makes the Business to Business Trade Show so valuable is the fact that we are able to bring so many business leaders, professionals, the public and industry leaders into one room to meet face to face and shake hands. No amount of email communication or social media interaction will ever replace meeting a new contact for the first time and introducing yourself. That much will forever remain true.

On behalf of the LAEGC and Lewiston-Auburn, a special thank you goes out to our media sponsors in print, television, radio, and digital as well as our partners who make the event happen, partners like our exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees like you.

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With a variety of mortgage products to choose from, we’ll help you find the loan rate and terms that best match your financial needs – both now and in the future. All backed by the strength and stability of a local bank that’s been helping Maine customers just like you, for over 135 years. Visit booth # 402 at the Androscoggin B2B Trade Show to explore your mortgage options and enter our drawing to win a $100 Gift Card to Fuel.


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An overview of the local business economy While many parts of America are still painstakingly battling t he ongoi ng econom ic cr isis, Lewiston and Auburn are against the odds, attracting new business, encouraging growth and creating a community of choice. In the past year alone, L e w i s ton-Aubu r n h a s w itnessed a resurgence of growth from small, medium and large companies including multiple grand-openings on both sides of the river. Business professionals and entrepreneurs from across t he state and the nation showed their faith in the local economy by launching and expanding their businesses here. L-A, the state’s second-largest population center in the state, has transitioned from a traditional manufacturing and textile-based economy to a modern industrial economy in just the past three decades. Nowadays, high-end industries such as health care, high-precision manufacturing and financial services thrive and fuel the economic development within the Twin Cities.

L-A accomplished this upgrade by effectively leveraging its access to nearly half of Maine’s workforce within a 50-mile radius and its proximity to the Androscoggin River, two turnpike exits, growing municipal airport, and two railroads with international connections to deep sea ports. There are ample reasons to believe that the strategic location enjoyed by the Twin Cities will continue to benefit the economy for years to come. Boasting a double-stack rail-totruck intermodal facility located at a U.S. Customs port of entry, excluding oil deliveries and if measured by the sheer volume of cargo containers, the Port of Auburn, an inland facility, is busier than the Port of Portland and is Maine’s busiest port.

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Making it easier for professionals to come and go as they please is critical to attracting them. The Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport has completed the expansion and renovation of the terminal building in order to provide additional interior space for future passenger air service and a passenger waiting area. Along with room for security screening, the project doubled the size of the facility to 7,000-square-feet, including updated office and meeting room space for airport staff and an expanding restaurant.

In fact, the airport celebrated t he g ra nd open i ng of t hei r renovated restaurant in April. Located at 80 Airport Drive in Auburn, The Landing Strip Cafe Some of the area’s major em- features home-cooked food and ployers in transportation and fresh-baked goods with some logistics include Poland Spring, of the best views and story tellLePage Bakeries, VIP Parts and ers around. Overlook ing the Service, Wal-Mart Distribution 5,000-plus-foot runway, The Center, Savage Safe Handling Landing Strip Cafe provides the (which handles nearly 4,000 opportunity for citizens, pasrailcars and 12,000 truckloads sengers and aviation enthusi-

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Situated on a 3.8-acre EPA Brownfields Program site, the nearly $4-million, three-story, 36,000-square-foot building houses Bedard Pharmacy, Bedard Medical Equipment & Supplies showroom and medical supply distribution warehouse, Bedard Senior Care pharmacy, and Bedard’s administrative offices. The state-of-the-art building was constructed with energy efficient and sustainable features throughout, including the building shell and mechanical and electrical systems that meet or exceed energy standards. asts to enjoy quality food for breakfast and lunch as well as providing services to handle the approximately 68,000 aircraft operations that occur at the airport every year. In 2010, Congressman Michael Michaud announced that federal funding had been approved to build a new Veterans Admin-



istration clinic in Lewiston. Located at 15 Challenger Drive off the Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, the $20-million, 29,000-squarefoot community-based outpatient clinic for military veterans is now open and offers a variety of health care services. Once at full staff, the clinic will employ 30 to 40 professionals and serve at least 5,000 veterans.

L-A’s health care industr y is the largest in the area, as more people in L-A are employed in health care-related work than any other profession. This January, Bedard injected new vitality

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2012 Business to Business Trade Show exhibitor profiles Action Computer Services, Inc. 313, Cat hy P ray, L ew i ston, 207-786-8740. We have been ser v ici ng L ew iston/Aubu r n clients w it h t heir computer needs for 25 yea rs a nd we support all facets of your home and business needs.

Advance Orthotic + Prosthetic Services 604, David Johnson, President, Auburn, 207-786-7022. Our accredited facilities in Auburn, Brunswick and Westbrook custom build on-site, most of our orthotic and prosthetic devices while offering our customers total service and total care.

Affordable Exhibit Displays 509, Dena W i ng, President, Greene, 207-782-6175. We are your local source for a wide variety of portable trade show exhibiting products and wide-format digital printing.

Albin, Randall & Bennett, CPA's 300, David Jean, Partner, Portland, 207-772-1981. We provide tax, accounting, and manage-

ment consulting ser v ices to 303, Maureen Aube, Lewiston, businesses located throughout 207-783-2249. We provide and New England. promote business advocacy, a nd econom ic, com mu n it y, and educational support and Amcomm Wireless 210, Marilyn Perry, President, development for Androscoggin Waterville, 207-660-6466. We County businesses. are a Verizon Wireless premium retailer that is family-owned Androscoggin Habitat a nd operated. We ba se ou r for Humanity business upon customer care 503, Kim Veilleux, Office Manthrough our entire wireless rela- ager, Auburn, 207-786-2598. We tionship. are a nonprofit organization that believes all people deserve decent, affordable homes. We Androscoggin Bank 601, Melissa Rock, Sr. Marketing partner w ith volunteers and Specialist, Lewiston, 207-376- low-income families to build 3545. We are an independent, those homes. mut ua l ly held, com mu n it y bank, headquartered in Lewis- Androscoggin Home ton. We actively seek and con- Care & Hospice sider business loan applications 525, Lisa Cailler, RN Clinical and deposit accounts from all L ia ison, L ew iston, 207-795over Maine. 9403. AHC&H is a nonprofit,

2302. We are a membershipsupported conservation organization dedicated to protecting the important natural areas, traditional landscape, and outdoor experience along the central Androscoggin River corridor.

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Auburn-Lewiston YMCA 603, Chris Shea, Membership & Marketing Director, Auburn, 207-795-4095. At the Y our cause is strengthening communit y with a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. We are here to support you!

hensive commercial, corporate, payroll administration, insurance, and small business banking services to Maine businesses. The Bank, founded in 1852, is in its 159th year of service to the people of Maine with 56 branches and on the web at

Better Homes and Auburn Savings Bank, Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group + FSB 209, Allen Sterling, President, Great East Title

109, Dina Jackson, Economic Development Specia list, Auburn, 207-783-9186. We are a Lewiston, 207-782-0400. Local nonprofit, quasi-governmental community bank. membership organization providing planning/development Austin Associates, P.A. services to communities and businesses in Androscoggin, CPA's 704, Hillary Dow, Dir. of MarketFranklin, and Oxford counties. ing & Business Development, Auburn, 207-783-9111 Our comAuburn Business mitment to service excellence Development Corp. benef its our clients. We a re Medicare-certified agency that 110, Denis Lemieux, President, dedicated to a policy of honest, Androscoggin Bank provides skilled home care, sup- Auburn, 207-784-0161. fair, and confidential treatment. portive care, and hospice care Colisee 502, Jim Mercier, Box Office for residents of Androscoggin, Auburn Exchange Club Manager, Lew iston, 207-783- Franklin, Oxford, and northern 538, John Reid, President, Au- Bangor Savings Bank 205, Christine Bosse, VP Retail 2009. We are a multi-purpose Cumberland counties. bu r n, 207-689-5997. We a re Manager, Lew iston, 207-782event and hockey facility. America’s premier service club, 2133. With more than $2.5 bilAndroscoggin Land working to make our communi- lion in assets, offering retail Androscoggin Trust ties a better place to live. (Na- banking and investment man207, Jonathan LaBonte, Execu- tional Exchange Mission State- agement ser v ices to Ma i ne County Chamber of tive Director, Auburn, 207-782- ment) Commerce consumers as well as compre-

325, Sharon Millett, Managing Broker, Auburn, 207-782-8311. Our dynamic and highly motivated realtors have the experience to provide you with expert seller representation to today’s real estate market.

BGA Financial 506, Kate Cornelio, Auburn, 207-689-3400. Insurance and Financial Services. We recently merged to form a new company. We were previously Anthoine Financial Group.

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There’s plenty happening at this year’s Business to Business Trade Show: • Chamber Kick-Off Breakfast at the Ramada Inn Conference Center, 7:15 a.m. • The Business Oasis and CyberCafe all day at the Show • Oxford Networks $1,000 cash prize • Bring plenty of business cards to enter for prizes at various exhibitor booths


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Bonney Staffing Center 427, Kelly Jaeger, Branch Manager, Lewiston, 207-783-7000. Voted Best of Staffing 2012 by our clients and talent! As a Maineow ned, commercia l staf f ing firm, with 8 offices providing superior services and state-wide coverage, Bonney truly is the Best of the Best!

Boo Dog Films 535, Michael R. Miclon, President, Buckfield, 207-514-6070. Boo Dog Films is an independent film company specializing in original productions ranging from short form, web-based video to feature-length films.

Relations Manager, Oxford, 207539-8787. A total turn-key plan/ design/build firm specializing in Commercial and Industrial Construction and Real Estate Development. From Concept to Creation, Building Solutions Prov ides you More!

force education and training programs that can be customized and delivered on campus or your worksite.

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321, 322, 323, Kathy Becvar, Director of Annual Funds, LewCamden National iston, 207-795-2947. We are a Bank tertiar y hospital specializing 420, Nancy Tracy, Regional Vice in cardiac, cancer, trauma and President, Lewiston, 207-344- women’s health. CMMC offers a 6847. Recently named “Finan- comprehensive range of medicial institution of the Year” by cal and surgical specialties. the Finance Authority of Maine, is a Maine bank servicing Maine Central Maine SCORE people for over 135 years.

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504, Bob Kennelly, Chairperson, Lewiston, 207-782-3708. We proPhoto courtesy of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council 400, Rosemarie Sheline, DDS, vide counseling to individuals Auburn, 207-784-2211. Dr. Rose for business start-up as well as EllieAnna Purse Company celebrated the grand opening of their new retail space located at 866 Main Street in and Dr. Dunn strive to provide ongoing support. Lewiston, in November 2011. Left to right: Former Androscoggin County Commissioner and Auburn Mayor-Elect the very best in cosmetic, imJonathan LaBonte; LAEGC Marketing Director Calvin Rinck; former City of Auburn Mayor Richard Gleason; former plant and family dentistry to the Champoux Insurance City of Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert; owner Sarah Legare; Office of Congressman Michael H. Michaud State Office Lewiston-Auburn community Agency Rep. Andrea Quaid; Office of Senator Susan M. Collins State Office Rep. Chiara Ferrante; Office of Senator Olympia J. Buffy Dumont and surrounding areas. 319, Dick Albert, Manager, Lew- Snowe State Office Rep. Karen Staples; Androscoggin Chamber Operations Manager Maureen Aube. 431, Bu f f y Du mont, Ow ner, iston, 207-783-2246. Three genLewiston, 207-576-1633. John C. Central Maine erations of quality insurance Maxwell Certified Leadership Community College coverage and personalized serTrainer, Executive Coach and a solid future for citizens and the Administrator, Lewiston, vice for your business, personal, City of Auburn Corporate & Keynote Speaker. businesses. Auburn has a popu- 207-513-3126. The Department and financial insurance needs. 310, Keith McBride, Economic Community Services Development Assista nt, Au- lation of over 24,000 people, a of Economic and Community 422, Diane Dostie, Dean, Au- Let us protect you – today! Building Solutions burn, 207-333-6601. Progressive land area of 66 square miles, Development offers site location burn, 207-755-5281. We provide 405, Tracey Steuber, Business municipality working to build and ranks 2nd lowest in crime of assistance, mezzanine comhigh-quality, affordable workMaine’s 10 largest communities. mercial financing, a streamlined development review and permitting process, and access City of Lewiston 311, Lincoln Jeffers, Assistant to to state and local business as-

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sista nce progra ms. The cit y has grant money available for facades and elevators in downtown buildings. The city is creative in developing public/private partnerships that support economic development.

Clear Drains of Maine, LLC 413, Chris Salatino, Operations Manager, Livermore, 207-7542453. We provide cured in-place pipe re-lining as an alternative to traditional excavation when repairing building drains.

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421, Jennifer Hogan, Executive Vice President, Lewiston, 207783-2096. We are a memberow ned orga n i z at ion w hose purpose is to serve the financial needs of individuals and businesses in Androscoggin County.

800, Michael Pratt, Owner/CEO, Auburn, 207-689-9900. IT business technology firm specializing in virtualization, storage and back-up solutions. We design and implement innovative solutions that yield measurable economic return on IT investments.

401, Candace Sanborn, Managing partner, Auburn, 207-7559445. We are a comprehensive services firm of talented professionals, integrating marketing, graphic design, public relations and social media under one umbrella to support the branding and financial goals of business and nonprofit organizations.

Consolidated Solutions LLC 610, Dan Daggett, President, Richmond, 207-319-2561. We are a credit union-owned loan broker working with 15 CUs and 100 dealerships statewide. We have financed over 41,000 loans in excess of $600MM.

211, Robert Becker, Consultant, Og unquit, 207-646-0306. A n advertising specialty company Decorators Network, that puts your name on products, properly printed and deliv- Inc. ered on time. We do the job and 801, Larry R. Morin, President, Lewiston, 207-784-1424. We are do it right! a full-service window treatment center offering estiCommunity Concepts decorating mating, consultation and selecFinance Corp. tion of top name-brand, custom 208, Dennis J. Lajoie, CEO, Lew- window coverings, service and iston, 207-333-6403. We are a installation for residential and nonprof it cor porat ion ser v- commercial clients. ing Androscoggin, Oxford and Frank lin counties prov iding Downeast Energy over 75 different social service 406, Troy Pattison, General Manprograms. Communit y Conager, Brunswick, 207-3191219. cepts Finance Corporation is a We sell heating oil and propane, community loan fund serving energy-efficient equipment, and the businesses and residential a full range of services to keep lending needs. homes and businesses comfortable all-year long.

Edward Jones Investments 522, Jessica Putnam, BOA, South Paris, 207-743-2041. We provide financial services to investors throughout the United States. Services include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IR As, business retirement plans, life insurance and annuities.

Efficiency Maine 307, Timothy Clark, Field Staff Di rector, Aug usta, 207-6226887. We promote the state-wide effort for more efficient use of electricity to help businesses reduce energy costs and improve Maine’s environment.

ERA Worden Realty 333, Timothy F. Worden, Broker/ Owner, Auburn, 207-784-0159. For 35 years our proven products and services have been created to help our award-winning professionals provide services that go above and beyond!

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Fontaine Family Team – The Real Estate Leader 206, Karen Gruver, Associate Broker, Auburn, 207-784-3800. We are a highly skilled team of effective negotiators dedicated to providing superior service, while helping buyers and sellers fulfill their dreams.

Great Falls Insurance Company 804, Gary Hall, President, Auburn, 207-333-3257. A Workers’ Compensation company working with Maine businesses to control losses and premium expenses through an on-site risk assessment.

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335, John Wallace, Marketing, Mechanic Falls, 207-998-3350. Farm Market and Farm House Pizza, Big Corn Maze AdvenGHM Insurance ture, Pumpkin Land, Gauntlet Agency 536, James Sanborn, Producer, Haunted House, Field of Dreams Auburn, 207-689-9171. We offer ex- Summer Fun Park and Winter ceptional service and competitive Wonderland. rates. We are conveniently located in Auburn, Augusta, and Water- Health Affiliates Maine ville, and are happy to provide 426, Andrea Krebs, Executive Director, Auburn, 207-333-3278. quotes for all types of insurance. We are a licensed, mental health agency providing comprehenGleason Media 600, Bonnie McHugh, W EZR sive ser v ices throughout the Station Manager, Auburn, 207- State of Maine including indi784-5868. We provide a combi- vidual and family counseling nation of Radio, Internet and and case management.

500, Connie Pacillo, Portland, 207-535-4211. Delivering stateof-the-art voice, data, networking, and Internet technologies. We provide intelligent solutions to various industries, institu- Eblast marketing which we call tions, and organizations. “Pro-Active Advertising.” We are also introducing “The Maine Electricity Maine Buy Local Card” ... One Card for 423, Danielle Beckwith, Market- Finance Authority of One Community ... keeping the ing Lead, Auburn, 207-333-3610. Maine We are a locally owned and oper- 404, Cindy Roy, Communications dollars in Maine. ated, electricity supply company Coordinator, Augusta, 207-620offering a lower rate per KWH on 3505. Our unique mission is to fothe supply portion of your bill. cus on financial solutions for both business and higher education – to strengthen Maine’s economy by

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Overview from page 3 to the health-care industry by expanding their operations into Auburn. The 60,000-square-foot, $4.3-million facility now houses the corporate offices, Bedard Senior Care, Bedard Medical, a new pharmacy and employs approximately 45 to 50 employees. A true, local success story, Bedard continues to be family owned and operated. Foreign-Trade Zone #263 continues to attract nation-wide attention. Currently encompassing 760 acres in Auburn, the FTZ benefits qualifying companies that conduct international trade by eliminating, reducing, or deferring the payment of tariffs or duties on products or raw materials. Administered by the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, Foreign-Trade Zone services are available to companies within a 60-mile radius or 90-minute drive of the site.

Home to numerous clients like Bisson Tra n spor t at ion a nd NEPW Logistics, a fully integrated warehousing and transportation service provider, the Auburn Industrial Park has strategically been located within this zone. Recently, the federal Economic Development Administration awarded a $1.7-million matching grant to the city of Auburn and the Auburn Business Development Corporation (ABDC) to help pay for the construction of the access road and associated utility work in order to develop the roughly 100-acre park. New investment continues to funnel into the downtowns on both sides of the river. Recently, both downtowns’ main arteries have seen a resurgence of new businesses taking advantage of store-front property and highvisibility zones. Lisbon Street in particular has seen a remarkable renaissance. In just the last year alone, over several new

#hat is this! A carnival! Dunk Tank Photo Booth Free Cotton Candy Take a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of the show and stop by Lewiston Auburn Magazines booth in the back of the auditorium for some fun. Well be raising money for the Peloton Project film in conjunction with the Dempsey Center by getting a few well known locals a little wet. Join us for the fun!

businesses have moved into the downtown area from the Southern Gateway to Main Street.

vated building is a welcomed addition right in the heart of Lewiston.

With revitalization occurring on Lisbon Street, new opportunities are presenting themselves in dif ferent fashions. Ra i nbow Bic ycle & Fit ness, which was originally located on Center Street in Auburn, could not resist the temptation of an untapped market offered by Photo courtesy of Molly McGill Lisbon Street and is currently in 84 Court Pizza and Restaurante celebrated the grand opening of their the process of renovating their restaurant in February. Left to right: Auburn City Councilor Joshua Shea; storefront at 95 Lisbon Street. The venue will feature a café, owner Genti Suli; owner Enka Suli; Chair of the LAEGC Board of Directors offer approximately 50 percent Dan Thayer; Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce President more space than the old build- Chip Morrison. A long w ith Lewiston Auburn ing, and the owner expects to Magazine, Captive Elements Art hire three additional staff for House moved in to their new the new location. Rural Development grant, the the Japanese restaurant fealocation within the renovated City of Lewiston’s Community tures a culinary mix of hibachi and historic Le Messager build- Community Concepts moved Development Block Grant pro- and sushi specialties. After a ing at 223 Lisbon Street. Con- into t heir new building late nearly six month renovation, gram, and private funding. tributing to the arts scene in last year. Located at 240 Bates the new restaurant has routinely Lewiston-Auburn and beyond, Street, Community Concepts But not all investment happens featured packed crowds. the new space contains an art began renovating the former St. i n t he dow ntow n or f r om gallery and meeting space that Dominic’s Regional High School within. Located at 802 Sabattus Additionally, smaller businesses has consistently been utilized as building in 2007. Today, t he St reet i n L ew i ston, L i sbon have sprouted up. EllieAnna a gathering place for downtown structure consists of a 30-unit Com mu n it y Federa l Cred it P u rse Compa ny opened up events including the Lewiston senior housing development as Union celebrated t he g ra nd their retail store and boutique Auburn Art Walk, Festival of well as an 18,000-square-foot of- open i ng of t hei r L e w i ston at 866 Main Street in Lewiston. fice building containing the or- bra nch i n December, t hei r Showcased at the 32nd Annual Arts and Lights, and more. ganization’s corporate offices. first w it hin t he Tw in Cities. News & Documentary Emmy’s Forage Market, a grocery store, Prov iding new jobs and new in New York, EllieAnna Purse cafe, and bakery featuring lo- Across from the Sarah Jeanne’s f ina ncia l opportunities, t he Company has been flooded with cal fresh produce and meals, Family Hair Care Tanning and branch will anchor the bank’s new orders and continues to sell opened on lower Lisbon Street Day Spa in Lewiston, S&J Tuxeinvestment into the community. her products worldwide. this April after over a year in the do and Limo Rentals celebrated making. After an extensive reno- their grand opening in Decem- Last year we reported that lo- Also on Main Street, Moody’s vation, the owners were able to ber. With four new jobs created cal entrepreneur and owner of Col l ision Center celebrated open up the space using salvaged to staff the tuxedo and limo Baxter Brewing Company, Luke their grand opening in early Dewood while preserving many of rental store, the Sarah Jeanne’s Livingston, was in the process cember. A Maine business since the architectural elements. Their family of businesses continues of doubling their previous pro- 1977, the company expects to bagels, breads, sandwiches, and to expand in Lewiston. duction. With the new equip- create 16 to 18 new jobs. soups are already winning a loyment, the brewery has increased Quiet and abandoned for nearly al following and the business is their monthly production from Located at 990 Lisbon Street, another positive step in the rede- 36 years, restoration of the his- about 300 ba r rels to nea rly a new gas station and convetoric Grand Trunk Depot began velopment of Lisbon Street. 6,000 barrels in the $1.4-mil- nience store called the South in early September and is awaitlion, 5,000-square-foot facility. Avenue & Lisbon Street Variety Healy Terrace, a new, affordable ing fit-up by a potential client. Recently, Baxter Brewing an- has broken ground. The project housing complex for Maine senior Built in 1874 and listed on the Nanounced their fourth beer to the consists of rehabbing the former citizens that once housed a boys’ tional Register of Historic BuildGetty Quick-Mart. lineup – Celsius Summer Ale. orphanage, experienced a nearly ings, the Depot is in the midst $8-million renovation in Febru- of a nearly $370,000 renovation With a staff of 15, Sea40 opened ary. Turning the 100-year-old funded in part by the Lewiston their doors in February at the Overview Healy Asylum into 32 affordable and Auburn Railroad Company, Lewiston Mall. Serving lunch units for Maine’s elderly, the reno- a U.S. Department of Agriculture and dinner seven days a week, page 10 ‰ Kimball Street Studios, a specialty frame and museum preparation facility, celebrated their g ra nd opening in Febr ua r y. With three full-time employees, the studio also provides another art galler y to the downtown. 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607, 608, 609, Jake Kavanagh, President, Auburn, 207-333-3003. We offer custom design and fabrication for the architectural, entertainment, event and trade show industries. Past clients include Wright Express, US Cellular, Maybelline, Intel, and TJ Maxx.

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Healthy Androscoggin 507, Shanna Rogers, Adult & Worksite Wellness Coordinator, Lewiston, 207-795-5990. We are a community coalition that has four main community goals: supporting tobacco-free lifestyles, increasing physical activity, promoting healthy eating, and preventing substance abuse.

Hebron Academy 434, Kurt Swanbeck, Associate Director of Admission, Hebron, 207-966-5225. We work to inspire and guide boys and girls in grades 6-PG to reach their highest potential in mind, body, and spirit.

Heutz Oil – Heutz Premium Pellet Systems 701, 702, Tim Heutz, President, L ew iston, 207-782-3171. We specialize in wood pellet central heating systems. We offer automated pellet boilers, pellet stoves and inserts and can even convert your current wood and some oil boilers to a pellet boiler.

Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch 428, Amanda Theberge, Director of Sales, Auburn, 207-7844433. Ever y t hing where you

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The Fire House Grille celebrated the grand opening of their restaurant and pub located at 47 Broad Street in Auburn, in November 2011. Left to right: Former City of Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert; former City of Auburn Councilor Raymond Berube; co-owner John Roy; co-owner Victor Mathieu; co-owner Celeste Mathieu; LAEGC Marketing Director Calvin Rinck; Office of Senator Olympia J. Snowe State Office Rep. Karen Staples; Androscoggin Chamber Operations Manager Maureen Aube; former Androscoggin County Commissioner Jonathan LaBonte. need it at Hilton Garden Inn Au- Insphere Insurance burn Riverwatch, the location Solutions for all of your room needs, meet314, A nt hony D'A nd rea, L iings, social events and more. censed Agent, Sabattus, 207577-3052. Focusing on real soluHome Energy Techs tions and unmet needs in life, 416, Rudy Langelier, Ow ner, health, retirement, long-term Leeds, 207-576-0847. Energy au- care, and Medicare insurance dits, infrared imaging, blower products, with a comprehensive door testing, HET offers com- product portfolio for the small plete weatherization services, business and middle income. blow n-i n cel lu lose, energ yefficient upgrades, Efficiency Isaacson & Raymond Maine Participating advisor. 429, Ronald L. Bissonnette, Attorney, Lewiston, 207-795-5000.

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328, Heidi Saw yer, Field Marketing Coordinator, Westbrook, 207-591-1220. Since 1999, we have been the advertising resource connecting real, local employers with qualified candidates who want to work in Maine. Real – Local – Quality.

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Key Bank 539, Dean Waterman, Vice President, Auburn, 207-240-8188. Key Bank, one of the nation’s largest, national bank-based financial services companies; employs over 500 people in Maine, and has a large, statewide network of 61 branches.

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305, Barr y Gates, Potentate, 505, Matthew Cote, Campus Di- Lewiston, 207-782-6831. We are rector, Lewiston, 207-513-3600. a fraternal organization origiWe strive to provide Maine em- nally formed for fun and fellowployers with qualified graduates ship. The Shrine is noted for its from our Associate’s and Bach- charity work, most notably the elor’s degree programs. Stop by Shriner’s Hospital for Children. our booth to learn how we can L/A Arts help your company succeed! 602, Odelle Bowman, Executive Director, Lew iston, 207-782Katahdin Studio 7228. We are the Twin Cities’ Furniture communit y-based loca l arts 436, 437, John Staas, President, agency, with a mission to “inteLewiston, 207-783-2969. We degrate the arts into the fabric of sign and build custom furniture our community.� for the home, business and institution. We service a world-wide and often celebrity clientele.

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Overview from page 8 In perhaps the largest job creation move, Carbonite moved their customer support division from India to Lewiston. Specializing in online data backup, representatives recently reported over 180 people had been hired full time with expectations to reach 250 by the end of 2012. With wages, including benefits, starting at $35,000, Carbonite has been a welcomed addition to L-A. The widely anticipated Lincoln Street Hotel is moving forward as civil design work is nearing completion for this four-story, 90-room, business-class hotel in the heart of downtown Lewiston. With meeting-room space for up to 70 people, total investment is expected to be approximately $9.9 million with construction anticipated to begin in late 2012. Museum L-A continues to move forward as well with the renovation and rehab of the former Camden Yarns Mill Building located at 1 Beech Street. Consisting of the rehabilitation of 50,000± square feet during Phase 1, remediation and demolition work is currently under way.

framing, installing and hanging drywall in this 48-unit, mixedincome, housing project at Bates Mill Building No. 2 at a cost of $9.8 million. Started this spring, the project should be completed by next fall with a grand opening scheduled for November of 2013. Meanwhile the Riverfront Island Master Plan continues to gain traction. Consultants from Goody Clancy are putting their finishing touches on the proposal. With considerable public feedback and participation, the Master Plan documents will be presented a nd incor porated as part of the city of Lewiston’s Comprehensive Plan before the end of the summer. Restaurants continue to open their doors in the Twin Cities. In fact, L-A has seen a growth of new establishments offering high-end culinary choices from around the world. Located at 84 Court Street in downtown Auburn, 84 Court Pi z za a nd Restau ra nte celebrated their grand opening in February. Featuring artisan pizzas, craft beers, appetizers and a wide selection of lunch and dinner options, the pizzeria and restaurant has already added seven new jobs to the community.

Speaking of mills, more than 80 Narals Experience Arabia opened workers a day are in the process of up their new restaurant on the

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corner of Main and Court Street in downtown Auburn by celebrating their grand opening in February as well. Having already hired 17 employees, the 4,800-squarefoot venue adds to the culinary diversity of L-A by serving a multitude of cuisines including Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian and American fares.

where Aspen Dental will occupy a portion of the building and a yet-to-be-announced national retailer will occupy the remainder of the available space.

In addition to restaurants, Auburn will also welcome a new hotel. The new project consists of an 85-room hotel with common space bearing The Best The Fire House Grille continues Western Plus Hotel name. With to impress and grow. Located at the potential of a restaurant or the former site of Andy’s Baked pub attached to the building, Beans, the grille serves lunch and the second phase could include dinner and can accommodate additional hotel rooms and a poup to 50 people with additional tential convention or meeting seating at the bar. Already at 20 space further down the line. employees, the Fire House Grille serves comfort foods and drink Auburn has also seen expansion from existing companies. specials at a reasonable price. After serving customers for 14 Located at the Auburn Mall, na- years at the 120 Center Street tional chain Panera Bread will plaza, Goldworks Fine Jewelry soon break ground on a roughly recently moved into their new 4,0 0 0 -squa re-foot bu i ld i ng location at 33 Center Street in with drive-thru access as well. Auburn. A family-owned busiNamed to BusinessWeek’s 2010 ness committed to serving the list of top 25 “Customer Service community, providing excellent Champs,” to FORTUNE maga- customer service and expertise zine’s 2010 list of 100 Fastest- in the selection of quality fine Grow ing Companies, Panera jewelr y and jewelr y repairs, Bread was also named Casual Goldworks showcases a friendly Dining Brand of the Year in the atmosphere and prides itself in 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend. The making every customer feel valproject is projected to open in ued and cared for. late fall of 2012. Centra l Maine Credit Union New faces at the Auburn Mall will soon break ground on their will also include Aspen Den- new 4,000±-square-foot facility tal. The project will consist of located at 836 Center Street in a 7,000-square-foot building Auburn. Organized in 1950 in

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toward native L-A residents under the age of 30 and living outside of the Twin Cities, but who wanted to move back to L-A and open up their businesses. With nearly $100,000 worth of inkind donations including cash, advertising and legal services, Auburn has also seen an influx approximately 2,000 votes were of businesses relocating in from cast and the winner was decidaway. Maine Source Homes and ed by less than one half of one Maine Source Rea lt y moved percent. Revelation Massage, into their new location at 314 located at 600 Turner Street, reCenter Street from the town of cently expanded their staff to Poland with the former 1860s 14 employees in order to handle farm house having been con- the workload. verted into their new base of operations. Serving as a one-stop- The prosperity and growth of shop providing new modular L-A are visible and real, and will homes, manufactured homes, a be sustained and accelerated by real estate office with listing and the continuous influx of investbuyer services, turn-key pack- ment in various amounts to difages, land development and ferent industries. more, their nine full-time and 25 sub-contractor employees The pillar industries will mainare a welcomed addition to the tain the high production and employment level of L-A, and community. the economic diversity of L-A In early November, Lumber Liq- will help cushion the Twin Cituidators opened their first loca- ies against the sharp blow of tion in the Twin Cities at the Au- the economic recession. With burn Plaza. With two employ- more than two centuries of hisees, the former space has been tory of various economic develrenovated into a showroom and opment under its belt, the Twin warehouse showcasing various Cities continues to go through an economic renaissance. The lumber specials. progress L-A made in 2011-2012 Last year we reported on the proved again: That in L-A, it is first-ever Launch L-A contest. happening here. Draw ing media interest and applications from across the country, the contest was geared Lewiston, Central Maine Credit Union prides itself on providing quality financial services to their members with their 5-star rating, signifying their credibility as one of the strongest credit unions in the nation.

The Interface Financial Group Challenged by the economy and competition, small businesses in Maine do not always fit a bank’s lending criteria. Interface provides Maine companies a fast, simle way to get immediate cash for their business. Please visit us in booth 521 to see how interface can help finance your company.

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Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Coalition The LA CA$H Coalition has facilitated the return of over $15 million in Federal & State tax refunds since the 2004 tax season to present. This has been accomplished through promotion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a Federal credit for lowto-moderate-income workers, and the provision of FREE tax preparation sites manned by IRS Certified volunteer preparers. Many individuals are not aware that they are eligible for the EITC and welcome the news that they may be eligible for a tax credit (was up to $5,751 for a 2011 return) that is in addition to any other credits they are eligible for. The Coalition is a multi-partner collaboration that also promotes financial literacy/asset-building opportunities for those with whom they come in contact. The ultimate goal of the coalition is to enhance financial stability for individuals/families within the Lewiston-Auburn area.

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Business-to-business trade show tips B2B trade show tips for exhibitors: • At the trade show, the employees manning your booth are the ambassadors for your company. They should be the ones who are personable, knowledgeable about the company and can think on their feet. • The image of your employees in your booth will be the image of your company projected to the crowd. A sharp and professional look will always help at a trade show. • Be sure to read the trade show materials ahead of time. Know the directions to the exhibition venue and the event schedule. • Make an effort to contact with your local clients, suppliers, or anyone you do business with in the geographic area. Use social media and email to let people know that you will be there before the trade show day.

• Drawing traffic is key to the success at a trade show. You have approximately four seconds to engage someone who is walking by. • Traditional ways of marketing are still effective. A price promotion, a show discount or free gifts at your booth can serve as a traffic magnet. • Think of the trade show as a networking event. Always wear a name tag and a smile. • Have a good conversation and engage your customer. This is more effective than business cards in a fishbowl. • Be ready to make 10 sales presentations in an hour at the trade show, more than what would normally be delivered in a full day of selling. Get well rested the night before and stay hydrated at the event. • The great thing about a trade show is that you have a chance to talk with people you'd never get to meet anywhere else. Anticipate who you are

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going to meet and what the conversation is going to be like. Having a 30-second, engaging “elevator speech” at the ready could prove useful. • People come and go in front of your booth. One effective way to bring people back to you after they leave is to have promotional materials such as brochures available. • Connect with other exhibitors and get an idea as to what other people in your industry are doing.

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exhibitors are also searching for the people they are most eager to reach out to from the crowd. A suit and tie always help you stand out. • Have plenty of business cards available. • Have a pen and notebook ready for notes and use business cards to jot down information on the back. • Exhibitors may provide bags, but come prepared by bringing a large comfortable carryall for the literature, freebies and product samples. • Though it may only be a one day event, do not hesitate to take a break after a few hours

to refresh, have a snack and get some fresh air. You don’t want to walk around with tired eyes. • Never dismiss smaller booths. Many major companies use smaller booths as a testing ground. • Make sure your professional look does not compromise your comfort, especially when it comes to footwear. Poor footwear on top of a concrete floor can lead to fatigue and discomfort. • Other than making connections and transactions, you can also keep yourself up-to-date with changing industry trends at the trade

show. Don’t be afraid to talk to people in your industry and exchange information. • Some booths you are interested in might be crowded for a moment. If you decide to come back later, take note of the name of the company. Put the business factors aside, attending a trade show can be a great educational experience. The best minds from the best companies are here to talk to you. Take advantage of the opportunity and make yourself more open minded.

• Know what you want to accomplish from the event in advance. Maximize your time by researching the exhibitors before attending. More information about exhibitors can be found on http://www. • While you are choosing from hundreds of booths and deciding how you want to spend your time at the show,

Branding initiative Has “L/A, It’s Happening Here!” lost its luster?

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From the north Take Lewiston Exit 80. Bear right. Take the Lewiston off-ramp (196 W) which will loop around to Lisbon Street. At the fourth set of lights, take a right onto East Avenue. At second traffic light, take a left onto Bartlett Street, then take a right at stop sign onto Birch Street. The Longley School and Multi-Purpose Center will soon be on your right, and the Colisee will be on your left. Follow signs for parking.

From the south Take Lewiston Exit 80. Take a left at the stop sign onto Alfred Plourde Parkway. Take the Lewiston off-ramp (196 W) which will loop around to Lisbon Street. At the fourth set of lights, take a right onto East Avenue. At second traffic light, take a left onto Bartlett Street, then take a right at stop sign onto Birch Street. The Longley School and Multi-Purpose Center will soon be on your right, and the Colisee will be on your left. Follow signs for parking.

If you’ve got five minutes, please help us by participating in a survey titled, “Lewiston-Auburn Branding Initiative 2012.” You can help the Regional Image Committee of the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce and the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council develop a branding strategy for L-A. The time is now to have your voice heard. w w w.sur vey s/992KVK8

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L/A CA$H Coalition 408, Dottie Perham-W hittier, Coalition Co-Chair, Lewiston, 207-513-3000. We annually promote the Earned Income Tax Credit for low-to-modest income workers as well as provide the tax prep sites and financial education opportunities.

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Labor Ready, Inc. 312, Jason-Michael Thompson, Branch Manager, Lewiston, 207782-4500. We are a leading multinational source of dependable labor for companies in a variety of industries. We put people to work – and in the process, enable our customers to achieve greater business success.

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Goldworks celebrated the grand opening of their new retail space located at 33 Center Street in Auburn in December 2011. Left to right: Pastor Allen Austin; former City of Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert; former City of Auburn Mayor Richard Gleason; LAEGC Marketing Director Calvin Rinck; Kelsey Cunliffe; Judi Cunliffe; owner Tom Cunliffe; Office of Senator Susan M. Collins State Office Rep. Carlene Tremblay; Androscoggin Chamber President Chip Morrison.

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617, 618, 619, Joshua Shea, Publisher, Lewiston, 207-689-5981. We have been publishing “the Maga110, Lucien Gosselin, President, zine of Androscoggin County” Lewiston, 207-784-0161. L-A’s since April 2010. Now distributed primary economic development in nine counties, it provides a posiagency offers site searches, tech- tive look at the life and people in nical assistance, gap financing, Androscoggin County. and marketing services.

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705, Jenna Grant, Events Manager, Portland, 207-761-8379. We are Maine’s premier, statewide of employ ment and training July 10th vote on whether or Liberty Mutual business news media deliverservices to help Maine works not to authorize the proposed Insurance Group ing news, analysis and inforand businesses succeed in a $9.2-million construction proj441, Lew iston, 207-782-7013. mation about Maine’s business changing economy. ect for Lewiston Middle School. Personal Insurance for your Aucommunity via its website at to, Home and Life.; through e-news; Lewiston The Lewiston Root and w it h its award-w inning Development Corp. Cellar Lighting Concepts/ flagship publication. 110, Chris Logan, President, 315, Chris Pope, Director, LewDeBlois Electric Lewiston, 207-784-0161. iston, 207-782-3659. We are a 327, Peg DeBlois, Ma rketing Magical DJ 501c(3) Interdenominational Manager, Lew iston, 207-753Productions Christian Mission with a goal of Lewiston Public 0000. Lighting Concepts is a 107, Steven Cornish, Ow ner, uniting churches and the comSchools full-service lighting retailer and Lew iston, 207-576-4289. The munity in the common cause of 316, Bill Webster, SuperintenDeBlois Electric is one of Northaddressing the various needs to dent, Lewiston, 207-795-4100. ern New England’s leading elecinner-city families in Lewiston. L ew iston P ubl ic Schools is trical contractors; both are fampresenting information on the ily owned in Lewiston.


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Before heading to the Colisee, start your day with the largest Chamber breakfast of the year at the Ramada Inn Conference Center in Lewiston. Attracting 350-400 people, this event sells out every year and will feature a local "Business Success Panel" with keynote speakers including Eric Agren from Fuel Restaurant, Kat h ie Leona rd f rom Aubu r n Ma nu f ac t u r i ng , Pet er R i nc k f rom R i nck Adver t isi ng , a nd Sc ot t R icc io f rom Nor t hea st Charter and Tours. Listen and participate with these industry leaders a s t hey focus on t he keys to entrepreneurial success in t he moder n era. Brea k fast begins at 7:15 a.m. and runs to 9 a.m. For more information or to reserve a seat, please visit the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce website at http://www. or call 207-783-2249.

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2012 has been a tough year. Working or walking the trade show f loor is hard work too and you deserve a break. Make your way to the top floor of the Colisee to the newly named Baxter Brewing Lounge and treat yourself to some peace and quiet.

Celebrating our 31st year, the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council is proud to bring you the 17th annual Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show. We’ve served the business community of Lewiston and Auburn with business attraction, site locat ion a ssista nce, gap f i na nci ng, a nd technical support for well over a quarter century and it’s a mission we are committed to continue. But it wouldn’t be possible without those who exhibit, attend, network and make connections. For more information about the LAEGC, please visithttp:// or call 207-784-0161.

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Interested in opening a business in Lewiston- Auburn? Did you know the Growth Council partners with the cities to provide custom, one-on-one attention for every business? To learn more, visit the City of Auburn at booth 310, the City of Lewiston at booth 311 or visit the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council at booth 110.

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About the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council: • Did you know: The LAEGC manages an asset base of $14.2 million. • Did you know: The Auburn Business Development Corporation is managed by LAEGC staff. • Did you know: The Lewiston Development Corporation is managed by LAEGC staff. • Did you know: The Lewiston and Auburn Railroad Company is managed by LAEGC staff. • Did you know: Companies assisted by the LAEGC paid approximately $18.5 million in taxes during 2011 alone. • Did you know: The LAEGC has nearly $2.9 million in outstanding loans to area businesses. • Did you know: The LAEGC has assisted more than 600 businesses within the last ten years. • Did you know: The LAEGC has loans available for qualified businesses up to $250,000. • Did you know: Over the past 30 years, the LAEGC has assisted 123 companies/businesses with a total of just under $13 million in loans which have generated nearly $89.5 million in total investment for both Lewiston and Auburn. • Did you know: Companies assisted by the LAEGC employed nearly 14,689 workers during 2011 alone. • Did you know: The LAEGC provides site search assistance, technical assistance, and marketing services free of charge. • Did you know: The LAEGC is an equal opportunity lender.

Accountants Albin, Randall & Bennett, CPA’s 300 Austin Associates, P.A. CPA’s 704 Ouellette & Associates, P.A. 508

Advertising Encompass Marketing & Design 401 LocalEdge 417, 418 Target Marketing 510

Automotive Moody’s Collision Centers 440 Sullivan Tire & Auto Service 411

Banks/Credit Unions Androscoggin Bank 601 Auburn Savings Bank, FSB 209 Bangor Savings Bank 205 Camden National Bank 420 Community Credit Union 421 Key Bank 539 Mechanics Savings Bank 700 Northeast Bank 402, 403 People’s United Bank 213 TD Bank 302

Bookkeeping/Payroll Services Payroll Management, Inc. 108

MAJOR SPONSORS Affordable Exhibit Displays Albin, Randall & Bennett, CPAs Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Sunday, June 10, 2012

Androscoggin Bank Auburn Business Development Corporation Bangor Savings Bank Central Maine Medical Center Community Credit Union Downeast Networks

Business Services Next Level Business Coaching 802, 803 Northeast Coffee Co. 616 S&J Tuxedos 612 Thermal Solutions of Maine 528

Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch Lewiston Development Corporation

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Systems Engineering Inc. 329

Efficiency Maine 307 Home Energy Techs 416

Construction Building Solutions 405 St. Laurent & Son, Inc. 435 Thayer Corporation 203, 204

Consultants Buffy Dumont 431 Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultants 217 The Entrepreneur’s Source/ Advicoach 605

Dental Center Street Dental 400 Mount Auburn Dental 337

Economic Development Organizations

Ti me Warner Cable Business Class 320

Educational Institutions

Amcomm Wireless 210 Verizon Wireless 100, 101 Wi reless Warehouse/U.S. Cellular 530

Childcare Services Sa ndcastle Clinical and Educational Services 324

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Bonney Staffing Center 427 Central Maine Community College – Corporate & Community Services 422 328 Kelly Services 805 Labor Ready, Inc. 312 Ma ine Department of Labor Lewiston Career Center 518

Cable Service

Cellular Telephones/Pagers


Action Computer Services, Inc. 313 Carbonite, Inc. 615 Downeast Networks/SymQuest 800 Maine Hosting Solutions 430 Maine IT: in Baxter Lounge Oxford Networks 537 T.H. Creations 202 Unified Technologies Inc. 519

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments 109 Auburn Business Development Corporation 110 Finance Authority of Maine 404 LAEGC 110 Lewiston Development Corp. 110

FairPoint Communications Finance Authority of Maine

Computers/Networks/ Internet

Academy of Medical Professions 532 Hebron Academy 434 Kaplan University 505 Lewiston Public Schools 316 Thomas College 529 Un iversity of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College 524

Electrician JAPELCO Electrical 425

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Entertainment/Recreation Androscoggin Bank Colisee 502 Magical DJ Productions 107 Maine Basketball LLC 703 The Public Theatre 410

Farms Harvest Hill Farms 335

Financial Services Consolidated Solutions LLC 610 Edward Jones Investments 522 Merrill Lynch 432, 433 The Bonetti Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, 517 The Interface Financial Group 521

Fuel Heutz Oil – Heutz Premium Pellet Systems 701, 702

Health & Fitness MyItWorks 611 Revelation Massage 526 The Gym 330 United Ambulance Service 214

Health Care Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice 525 Central Maine Medical Center 321, 322, 323 Maine Veterans’ Home 318 Odd Fellows’ and Rebekahs’ Home of Maine 424 Schooner Estates 415

Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, June 10, 2012

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Health Care/Services Advance Orthotic + Prosthetic Services 604 Health Affiliates Maine 426 St. Mary's WorkMed 520 Tri-County Mental Health Services 308

Home Repair/Decorating Clear Drains of Maine, LLC 413 Decorators Network, Inc. 801 Morningstar Stone and Tile 212 The Pampered Chef 334

Hotels & Conference Centers Hi lton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch 428 Ocean Properties 317 Poland Spring Resort 336 Ramada Inn Conference Center 533, 534 Sugarloaf Resort and Conference Center 512

Industrial Services, Equipment & Supplies Airgas East 514 Nadeau's Refrigeration 216 Waterman Farm Machinery Co., Inc. 419


GHM Insurance Agency 536 Great Falls Insurance Company 804 Insphere Insurance Solutions 314 Liberty Mutual Insurance Group 441 United Insurance 527

Insurance & Financial Services BGA Financial 506

Law Firms Isaacson & Raymond 429 Skelton, Taintor & Abbott 439

Lighting Lighting Concepts/DeBlois Electric 327


Nonprofit Organizations

Radio Stations


Androscoggin Cty. Chamber of Commerce 303 Androscoggin Habitat for Humanity 503 Androscoggin Land Trust 207 Auburn Exchange Club 538 Auburn-Lewiston YMCA 603 Central Maine SCORE Chapter #325, 504 Community Concepts Finance Corp. 208 Healthy Androscoggin 507 Lewiston Root Cellar 315 Kora Shrine 305 L/A Arts 602 Museum L-A 501 National Multiple Sclerosis Society 531 Pathway Vineyard Church 338

Gleason Media 600 Nassau Broadcasting – Maine 301

Surveillance Specialties 215

Katahdin Studio Furniture 436, 437

Office Equipment, Furniture & Supplies


McIntire Business Products 306 Oce North America 606

City of Auburn 310 City of Lewiston 311

Newspapers Mainebiz 705 NewsSimply, LLC 407 Sun Journal 200, 201 Uncle Andy's Digest 218, 219

Champoux Insurance Agency 319

Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, June 10, 2012

Promotional Items Clients First Inc. 211 Maine Awards Rogue Wear, 513 Shads Advertising Co. 409


Tax Services

Real Estate

L/A CA$H Coalition 408

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group + Great East Title 325 ERA Worden Realty 333 Fontaine Family Team – The Real Estate Leader 206 Maine Source Homes 102

Telephone Equipment & Services FairPoint Communications 500

Television Stations


WGME- 13, 304

Sam’s Italian Foods 332 The Library Cafe/Auburn Public Library 438


Robotics Robotic Turnkey Solutions 326

Signage/displays Affordable Exhibit Displays 509 JK Designs, Inc. 607, 608, 609 Marquis Signs 339

Spa Cassiel’s Salon & Spa 515, 516 Tiny's Castle Day Spa LLC 523

Northeast Charter & Tour 511

Utilities Downeast Energy 406 Electricity Maine 423

Vending Services The Java Gourmet LLC 309

Video Services Boo Dog Films 535 Nomad Productions 414 Trade-mark R Productions 412

Lewiston Auburn Magazine 617, 618, 619 Turner Publishing Inc. 331

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Exhibitor profiles: Addendum as of 06/01/2012 Academy of Medical Professions

parel and manufactures gear bags and tote bags. We have been manufacturing in Lewiston since 1969.

532, Amy Alexander, President, Brunswick, 207-721-0714. Medical Career School offering nationally certified programs in MyItWorks Medical Billing/Coding, Tran- 611, Ron Kyllonen, Owner, Lewscription, Pharmacy Technician iston, 207-577-5523. An exclusive, botanically-based body and Medical Office Specialist. contouring treatment that detox ifies, tightens, tones, and Airgas East firms where applied to skin. 514, Brian Whiteside, Account See dramatic, lasting results in Manager, Portland, 207-797-4521. as little as 45 minutes with the Airgas is the United States’ largest completely customizable body distributor of industrial, medical, contouring system. and specialty gases and related equipment, safety supplies and MRO products to industrial and Northeast Coffee Co. 616, Samantha Carey, Skowcommercial markets. hegan, 207-474-3321. Major distributors of gourmet coffee and Carbonite, Inc. bottled water. 615, Kevin LaPointe, Technical Recruiter, Lewiston, 617-9273521. Carbonite is a recognized Ocean Properties Ltd. innovator in the online backup 317, Brooks Johnson, General industry. We back up more than Manager, Auburn, 207-777-3400. 200 million new files every day We are an extended-stay hotel and it takes a lot of advanced whether traveling for business technology to make sure those or pleasure, our friendly staff backups happen quickly, safely takes pride in anticipating and satisfying your needs. and without incident.

Cassiel’s Salon & Spa 515, 516, Diane Dubois, Owner, Lewiston, 207-783-3321.

S&J Tuxedo and Limo Rentals

612, Ron Kyllonen, Owner, Lewiston, 207-333-3737. Part of the Maine Awards Rogue Sarah Jeanne’s Family Hair & Spa family, S&J Tuxedos and Limo Wear Rentals is the latest addition to 513, Mark Rodrigue, President, the one-stop-shop operation proLewiston, 207-786-2931. Maine vided by local business owners Awards is a trophies & awards Jane and Ron Kyllonen. S&J Tuxcompany. Rogue Wear is a comedos and Limo Rentals is located pany that does screen printing, at 76 Sabattus Street in Lewiston. embroidery and lettering on ap-

The Bonetti Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney 517, Salvatore Bonetti, ChCF, CRPS, Financial Advisor, Portland, 800-326-5763. The Bonetti Group serves as a client-focused gateway to many high-quality financial services as well as some of the best intellectual capital and planning services available.

Thermal Solutions of Maine 528, Parker Adams, Owner, Auburn, 207-795-1100. The Bed Bug Specialists! Offering K-9 scent detection and heat remediation of bed bugs. Specializing in custom bed bug prevention plans for all types of buildings.

Thomas College 529, Rich Grant, Director of Career Services, Waterville, 207-8591106. Thomas College’s Internship Program can help you find a qualified student intern studying business, psychology, communications, information technology, political science or education.

United Insurance 527, Ron Guerin, Managing Partner, Lewiston, 877-892-5181. The Parent Agency is a local Independent Insurance Agency with insurance coverage available for a large array of risks. Business, Home, Auto, Life etc.

Special thanks to our sponsors

Additional thanks


The Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council thanks the following individuals and organizations for their support:

• WGME-13 • Sun Journal

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PRIME SPONSORS • Androscoggin Bank Colisee • Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce • Encompass Marketing • St. Mary’s Health System/ WorkMed • Time Warner Cable • Center Street Dental • Uncle Andy’s • L/A It’s Happening Here! • Lewiston-Auburn Economic

Growth Council • Verizon Wireless • T.H. Creations • Camden National Bank

MAJOR SPONSORS • Affordable Exhibit Displays • Albin, Randall & Bennett, CPAs • Androscoggin Bank • Auburn Business Development Corporation • Bangor Savings Bank • Central Maine Medical Center • Community Credit Union • Downeast Networks • FairPoint Communications • Finance Authority of Maine • Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch • Lewiston Development Corporation • Mechanics Savings Bank • Northeast Bank • TD Bank

• Androscoggin Bank Colisee • Lewiston Fire Department

• Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments • The City of Lewiston • The City of Auburn • Sue Berube, WGME-13 • Scott Hill, T.H. Creations • Amanda Theberge, The Great American Grill at Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch • Sheri Verville, Sun Journal • Denise Scammon, Sun Journal • David Iannotti, Advanced Wiring

Food Sponsors:

• Ann Nadeau, Oxford Networks • Jeff Soifer, Encompass Marketing & Design • Maureen Aube, Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce • Brenda Pelletier, Bates College • Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors • Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Staff • Lucien Gosselin, President • Stephanie Lewis, Staff Accountant • Paul Lacombe, Loan Portfolio Manager • George Dycio, Economic Development Specialist • Calvin Rinck, Marketing Director

• The Great American Grill • Moose’s Mobile Kitchen

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After Hours is a great opportunity to network A specia l Lew iston-Aubu r n Econom ic Grow t h Cou nci l a nd A nd roscog g i n Cou nt y Chamber of Commerce After Hours will take place at the Business to Business Trade Show at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee from 4:30-6 p.m. As always, the After Hours will include a cash bar hosted by the Colisee, a Chamber 50/50 Raff le, announcements of our grand-prize winners and the culinary delights of LewistonAuburn eateries featuring a sampling of signature dishes.

the culinary highlights from The Great American Grill at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch and others. It’s the perfect finish to a successful day at Trade Show 2012! The Great American Grill at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn R iver watch of fers reg iona l cuisine and house specialties, ranging from steak and chicken to salads and seafood. The Great American Grill offers three meals a day, convenient parking and location at 14 Great Falls Plaza in Auburn.

This year’s After Hours celebration at the Colisee will feature

Lewiston-Auburn economic achievement awards The Cit y of Auburn, Cit y of Lewiston and Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council are pleased to recognize this year’s Economic Achievement Award recipients.

City of Auburn Award Recipients include: • Gritty McDuff’s

• Lamey-Wellehan • Center Street Dental

City of Lewiston Award Recipients include: • Art Walk Lewiston Auburn • Carbonite • The Vault

The Joint Cities Award Winner: • Lewiston CareerCenter


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Trade Show has new direction, new website, new social media, new opportunity for you The Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show has a new direction, new website, new social media and a new opportunity for you. Networking Locally, Connecting Socially – Maximizing Your Results, the theme for the 2012 Busi ness to Busi ness Trade Show, offers you, the business owner, exhibitor, attendee and networking professional, a new opportunity to make the most of the event.

such as a full-service website that takes advantage of Twitter, Facebook and RSS feeds while still providing the same great event you’ve come to expect over the last 16 years.

The 2012 Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show is your answer to creating new networking connections, convenient contacts, well-targeted exposure, and opportunities to interact with the state’s brightest and most innovative companies. So be sure to clear your calA trade show serves many pur- endar, because June 14 will be a poses. It is the quintessential great day to network locally and marketing opportunity – a way then connect socially with your to shake hands, promote your audience. goods, services, or highlight the mission of a company or orga- This year’s Show will also feanization. For some attendees, it ture an attendee Business Oaserves as an excellent venue for sis/CyberCafe on the top floor of promoting a new location, prod- the Colisee in the Baxter Brewing Lounge. Need a private area uct launch, or venture. to discuss business, network For others, it is an opportunity in a secluded area or simply get to scope out the competition. It off your feet for a few minutes? is also a great way to reinforce a Then the Business Oasis is your company’s brand or image, or destination. show off a new look or logo. In addition to the seclusion, loAs we turn the corner into an- cal business owner and comother year, we understand that puter guru Marvin Langley of every business has had its ups Maine IT will be in the Business and downs. Some businesses Oasis to help answer your queshave thrived, others stumbled. tions about the latest software It’s a tough economy out there programs or assist you by trouand you have a business to run. No matter the variables that Please visit us at you have had to adapt to, in this ever-changing world, one thing booth #804 remains constant – you need while visiting the show. awareness. You need your product to be seen. You need brand familiarity. You need visibility. With nearly 200 exhibitors and nearly 2,500 attendees anticipated to be on hand, Thursday June 14 expects to be an exciting day because we’ve rolled out new features and amenities

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bleshooting your electronic devices. So take a break and check your email or voicemail in seclusion off the Trade Show floor at this year’s CyberCafe. One thing remains constant, even i n t h is ever-cha ng i ng business climate, the Business to Business Trade Show is all about connections. The best and largest one-day show in the state of Maine, the Trade Show rema ins t he major business event of the year. With nearly 200 exhibitors and a lmost 2,500 attendees, t he Lew iston-Aubu r n Econom ic Growth Council will continue to promote local businesses and services, showcase new products, launch new initiatives, and advertise to the world why the community of LewistonAubu r n is deter m i ned to succeed, thrive and innovate into a new decade.

Social media options. Which work for you? Follow us on Twitter: @mainetradeshow hash tag for Trade Show: #b2b Like us on Facebook: Connect with us on LinkedIn: Post images and videos from the Show on Flickr and YouTube. Skype from your booth. Blogging about the Show? Let us know.

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How local businesses use social media With the advent of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, both the style and efficiency of everyday communication tools have radically changed. Social media has leveled the playing field and allowed businesses, large and small, to find their voice a nd engage users like never before. Bra nds a re interactive and companies can engage their clients in real time. But , i n add it ion, much of t his success rides on actua l personality and daily dealings. For a post to have credibility, users like to know who’s on the other end. Not only can friends be bound together in this virtual community even though they are physically apart, but at a local level, how area businesses and agencies use social media to t heir adva ntage is key to continued growth.

Affordable Exhibit Displays, Inc. A f fordable Ex hibit Displays, Inc., a portable trade show display a nd pr i nt i ng busi ness based in Greene, also has a success stor y which involves effective business promotion on social media. Owner Dena Wing says they started using Face-

book in early 2009, but it was not until last year that they realized Facebook is a serious marketing tool. “We've discovered Facebook is a useful tool to interact with our customers around the country, in real time, to show off the exhibit displays we produce on a day-to-day basis.”

display projects. “Our customers may not visit our company’s website regularly, but most people do check their Facebook every day,” added Wing. “By continuously updating our Facebook page with the latest and greatest trade show products and easy to use trade show tips, we stay fresh in the minds of those looking to make their next display purchase.”

Already with an effective website in hand, Wing reviewed the analytics of their webpage and came to the conclusion that they could be more strategic and engaged with their customers. “Social media is unique in many ways. T he quest ion we had to answer was how to use our social media connections as a tool to keep them coming back.”

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Today, Affordable Exhibit Displays consistently updates their Facebook page by showcasing their recently completed exhibit

For example, Friday afternoon is the time when you are likely to see a lot of Facebook updates from t he Colisee. “Friday is

For a business that promotes events occurring within their building, the benefits of spreading concert acts and bringing in additional audience members Thinking outside the box, Wing utilizing social media has been offered free shipping to clients instrumental in maintaining who “l i ked” t he compa ny ’s high attendance and revenue for page on Facebook, resulting in the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. a considerable increase in sales as a direct result of the promo- “It’s like the snowball effect,” tion. “We proved that having a said Jim Mercier of the Colisee. presence on Facebook did have “People are looking for things to a tangible effect on the perfor- do. If we can get them to like our mance of our business,” said page, then the Facebook newsWing. feed takes care of the rest.”


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Jane Clavet is the primary administrator for t he Electricwhen people are look ing for it y Ma i ne Fac eb o ok pa ge. things to do. We k now what Wit h a n astonishingly la rge people want and we want to 11,000-member fan base, Eleckeep our audience informed,” tricity Maine recently reached sa id Mercier. “A lt houg h it’s a company milestone in acquircounter-intuit ive to post so ing their 140,000th customer. late in the week, we’ve actually What does it take to engage and f ou nd t h at m id-a f t er no on effectively interact with over generates the most traffic with 11,000 people on a daily basis? the best results.” The answer is education and The Androscoggin Bank Coliprofessionalism. Understandsee also hosts online contests to ing the importance of reaching garner attention such as actively out to t heir customers as a reaching out to their fans and public relations tool, Clavet encouraging them to particicompleted a course on Facepate by having them guess the book page management at a next act to perform. “It’s little local community college. activities like this that generate buzz and enthusiasm as well as “True, managing a Facebook anticipation for what’s next,” page requires a lot of common added Mercier. “You get one per- sense, but it’s not just all about son to like your Facebook page, that,” said Clavet. “Successful then another, and then all their Facebook ma nagement is a friends start to follow.” science. The course required us to research numerous case In addition to using Facebook, studies and the fundamental the Androscoggin Bank Colisee denominator was that staying also uses email marketing for open and remaining engaged is event promotion to maximize the key to building successful the audience reached. “We’ve relationships.” found that our email marketing approach had a better response Electricity Maine occasionally rate than our traditional print uses t heir Facebook page to mailing which was surprising," release exclusive information said Mercier. "But, then again, such as giving away free Sea this is show business. Nothing’s Dogs tickets, thus offering users surprising anymore.” an incentive to follow the page.

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“When you have 11,000 likes on Facebook, everything you do on Facebook will have a significant impact,” said Clavet. “Ever y t i me someone l i kes your post, that post will also be seen by that person’s friends who might not be a fan of your Fa c e b o ok p a g e . I nc l ud i n g second-deg ree connect ions, we might be connected to one million people on Facebook now which naturally has serious business implications. It's hard to know just how many people you are reaching at any given time, but fortunately facebook does have great measurement tools in place to help the user understand their reach.” However, with the good sometimes comes the bad. “Staying open a lways ma ke you v u lnerable and the power of Facebook can sometimes backfire,” added Clavet. “It’s a ll about opportunities. On a good day we may receive 20 posit ive c om ment s one r ig ht a f t er another. But out of the blue, a negative or an ambig uous comment might show up that could conf use customers. If this happens, it’s our policy to address the issue.” Clavet never deletes any comments, positive or negative. She handles negative feedback by educ at i ng t he aud ience

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and clarifying any confusion. “That’s the advantage of social media. Everybody has a say on it and you can wield your power to respond to anything that might work against you,” said Clavet. Electricity Maine’s Twitter page continues to gain traction, but lags behind its counterpart with 200 followers. According to Clavet, Facebook is still Electricity Maine’s priority in online marketing, but by no means are they giving up on Twitter. “We will definitely pay more attention to our Twitter page in the near future,” said Clavet. “We’ve noticed that the youth are gravitating toward this tool. As they age and start to pay electricity bills, we’ll have a plan in place to take advantage of this trend.”

Museum L-A Interacting with audiences of different age demographics is important when it comes to a targeted, strategic approach for br ing ing in non-reg u la r museum attendees. For Museum L-A, utilizing social media diversifies and widens the population it can reach out to and enables the Museum to interact with those who do not frequent their website. “Although we already have a web-

site, we see Facebook and Twitter as supplements to our online presence,” said Susan Beane, archivist and public relations coordinator for Museum L-A. A great number of traditional websites have the deficiency of not allowing visitors to give feedback. Studies show that audiences tend to get more frustrated for every click made having to search for information on a website. Beane appreciated social media’s capacity to allow information to be readily available as well as its capability to allow information to flow both ways. While Facebook has the versatility of allowing users to post everything from text to video, Twitter is much less flexible as it only allows 140 characters to make a point. However, the st reng t h of Tw itter is brevity and convenience. Recently launched, the Museum’s Twitter account (@MuseumL A) is continuing to grow, but has yet to catch up to the Facebook account, which does not come as a surprise to Beane. “These things take time to develop and our social media applications are a work in progress.” Asked about future endeavors, Beane added, “The great thing about Facebook and Twitter is we can also easily get an idea of what others think about what

we’re doing by reading their comments. This will allow us to evolve into a better, stronger museum.” Reaching out to a wider audience through social media helps to promote and increase awareness of the Museum’s programs, events and mission.

tions. With a great schedule of upcoming special events, social media is a great marketing tool,” Beane added.

Museum L-A's innovative formulas for creating community connections have been recognized and awarded by such national The Museum’s fundraiser, Bands and prestigious organizations on the Run, is an excellent exam- as The American Association for ple of reaching a wider audience. State and Local History and the In its inaugural year, the Mu- New England Museum Associaseum worked with local promot- tion. Museum L-A’s vision is to ers to develop separate website, chronicle the history of work, Facebook, Constant Contact and industry and community in the Twitter accounts solely dedicat- Lewiston and Auburn area as it ed to the promotion of this June serves as a community gathering 24 event. With little less than one place; creates engaging learning month away, almost 500 runners experiences; and contributes to have registered, coming from as the civic pride, cultural understanding, and economic revitalfar away as California. ization for the area. “Social media gives us a reach that would not be possible only a WGME-13 few short years ago,” stated Gina Catterson, Museum L-A market- Companies with a larger buding and development coordina- get and additional resources tor. “As a cultural institution, so- have developed a different apcial media offers us the opportu- proach to using social media. nity to bring Lewiston-Auburn’s WGME-13, a major television history to a global audience, and channel based out of Portland, a chance to promote the accom- created both a Facebook and a plishments of our combined Twitter account about two-andcommunities with the pride and a-half years ago. respect they deserve.” Today, the telev ision station “We’ve seen an increase in at- continuously updates their digitenda nce for ou r educat ion tal presence by utilizing their programs as we’ve been getting broadcast news segments. If a the word out with e-blasts, Face- customer misses the evening book and Twitter communica- news on television, they can

simply access the information by viewing WGME-13’s Facebook page. Wit h more t ha n 44,000 likes on Facebook and 5,400 followers on Twitter, WGME-13’s media power extends far beyond the television screen. However, according to Jim Linsk y, news operation director at WGME-13, achieving such a dedicated online fan base involves some cost and effort.

voice heard. We simply provide the avenue and channel to participate and as a result, it’s allowed us to get a better idea of what’s important to families at home. Because at the end of the day, it’s our viewer who tells us the real story.”

Revelation Massage

For smaller businesses with a limited budget, social media “Our reporters continue to do serves as a great equalizer. While live updates f rom t heir cel l it might cost thousands of dollars phones while in the field, but to run an advertisement in tradito provide the amount of real- tional media platforms such as time content and back-room television or newspaper, it costs logistics we were looking for, nearly nothing to maintain a our parent company, Sinclair Facebook page. Kim Jacques, Broadcast Group, pa r t nered president of Revelation Massage w it h New York-based Buddy in Auburn, embraced social meMedia in order to give us some dia from the start and utilizes it great, additional tools to reach to make her business accessible our audience, and provide them not only to existing customers, with content they couldn’t get but to potential clients. anywhere else,” said Linsky. “It’s the cost of doing business on a Jacques is in charge of updating the Facebook page for the maslarge scale.” sage center. Launched about With stiff competition from oth- four months before the business er news outlets, WGME-13 gen- opened, Jacques researched eferates a considerable amount of fective, non-traditional platFacebook participation by encouraging their viewers to send in news stories, tips or share a photograph. “Our viewer is an Social media active viewer. They want to be page 20 ‰ involved and they want their

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Fostering a business environment that enhances job opportunities and new investments

The United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development has a Rural Microentrepreneur Revolving Fund that provides loans up to $50,000 to businesses located in Lewiston or in Auburn. The United States Department of Agriculture has a Rural Development Intermediary Relending Program that provides loans up to $150,000 to Auburn businesses.


Designed by Mainers, Sold by Mainers, Printed in Maine on Paper made in Maine, and delivered by Maine Postal People to 500,000+ Mainers each month.

in turn generated a total investment of $89,776,974 in Lewiston and Auburn. Financing is available for as little as $5,000 or as much as $250,000.

Our partnering agencies include: A rea f i na ncia l i nst it ut ions (banks); Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments; Coastal Enterprises, Inc.; Community Concepts; Finance Authority of Maine; the United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development; and the United States Small Business Administration. The Growth Council will often work with more than one partner per project in order to put a financing package together.

The Growth Council strives to foster a business environment that enhances job opportunities and new investments. For more information or for an apOver t he yea rs, t he Grow t h plication, contact Paul G. LaCouncil has assisted 123 com- combe, loan portfolio manager panies/businesses with a total at 207-784-0161 or by email: plaof $12,825,282 in loans which


Potential funding programs available at the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council include:

FAME’s State Small Business Credit Initiative has financing up to $250,000 available to businesses located in Lewiston or in Auburn.

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Photo courtesy of the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council

Tagli officially celebrated the grand opening of their hair and nail salon located at 984 Sabattus Street in February 2012. Left to right: Chair of the LAEGC Board of Directors Dan Thayer; Auburn City Councilor Joshua Shea; City of Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald; owner Ashley Edwards; Manager Allison Whalen; employee Jenny Poland; employee Riley Dumont; Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce Board member Patti Gagne.

Rather than utilize the page solely as an avenue for forwarding promotional materials in from page 19 order to increase sa les, t he massage center uses Facebook forms that could spread infor- as a means to personalize inmation not only about the busi- teraction with the customers. ness, but about the benefits of By posting educational articles massage therapy. “We under- promot i ng t he t herapeut ic stood the power of social me- benefits of professional masdia and we wanted to tap into it sage therapy such as increased early,” said Jacques. “By post- relaxation, and more effective ing about schedule openings productivity, Jacques came to or the benefits of professional the realization that “for promotherapy, we were able to get a tional materials to leave a posilarge segment of our clientele tive impression, it’s difficult to to share the information for us. use television considering our Their testimonials provided ad- budget,” said Jacques. “We’ve ditional reassurance for their found social media to be more friends, and pretty soon our cli- positive and easier for our busient base started to grow.”

Social media

ness to get t he impressions needed to the right clientele.” In less than a year, Revelation Massage has attracted nearly 1,100 fans, many of whom are still active followers. “Our fans participate, share stories and are engaged,” said Jacques. “We couldn’t ask for a more dedicated fan base.” Furthermore, Revelation Massage recently added a reser vation feature which, according to Jacques, accounts for 10 percent of all reservations made online. “We see ourselves as more than just a business, we are part of the L-A community and love how Facebook is a fun way to strengthen our relationships within the community.”

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T he L ew iston-Aubu r n Economic Growth Council explores traditional and nontraditional resources to meet companies' various financing needs. The Growth Council has a proven record of utilizing lending and packaging sk ills to leverage financing for businesses that were initially unable to access conventional credit.

The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) Regional Economic Development Revolving Loan Program loans of up to $200,000 are available to businesses located in Lewiston or in Auburn.


T he L ew iston-Aubu r n Econom ic Grow t h Cou nci l has been providing financial assistance to Lewiston and Auburn businesses through its various loan programs for over 30 years. Loans are available for site purchase and development, construction and rehabilitation, machinery and equipment, working capital, export and trade, research and development, the expansion of current or attraction of new businesses, along with job creation or retention.

t ot B o t Learn more at or 207-225-2076

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See us at Booth #520

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Way more than a slogan By Rich Livingston Feature Writer

century to the more diversified economic base of the 21st; that enabled L-A to be “the engine of job creation” through the first It’s way more than a decade of the new century, for a slogan. time creating more jobs than in the rest of the state combined; It really is happening here, in that has provided a basis for the language of the regional inter-city collaboration that is marketing program promoting unmatched anywhere in Maine. Lewiston-Auburn championed Much of t hat prog ress was by the Lewiston-Auburn Ecoachieved by projects undertaken nomic Growth Council, in ways or assisted by the Growth Counwhich are the env y of nearly cil, including new and rehabilievery other hyphenated comtated buildings, business and inmunity and metropolitan area dustrial parks in both Lewiston in the state. And many of those and Auburn, gap financing, and communities are in constant confidential consultation recompetition with each other, garding site selection, expansion and with countless other similar and infrastructure. communities all over the country, to attract jobs, business, investment, entrepreneurs; to ex- Visionary leaders pand the tax base and improve LAEGC was created by visionary the quality of life for their citibusiness and civic leaders from zens, employers and employees. both cities, in 1981, and had, as a predecessor, the LewistonSecret weapon Auburn Railroad Company – founded in 1872 as an essential For the past 30 years, L-A has part of the critical infrastruchad a secret weapon that helped ture that helped L-A become this community recover from among the countr y’s leading the conversion from the millproducers of textiles and footbased economy of t he 19t h wear for more than a century,

1775 N. Lisbon Road Lewiston, ME 04240 207-782-7013 1-800-586-9035 Fax: 207-783-8011

Personal Insurance for Auto • Home • Life Responsibility. What’s your policy?

Visit us at booth 800!

The leader in technology solutions has just acquired Downeast Networks, Inc.

and still under the management of L AEGC – and the AuburnLewiston Airpark, developed 100 years later, a model of collaboration, innovative revenue sharing, and a foundation of the logistics and transportation hub that is driving the new economy.

Public-private partnership

Photo courtesy of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council

S&J Tuxedo and Limo Rentals celebrated the grand opening of their new showroom and retail space located at 76 Sabattus Street in Lewiston in December 2011. Left to right: Androscoggin Chamber President Chip Morrison; former City of Auburn Mayor Richard Gleason; co-owner Ron Kyllonen; co-owner Jane Kyllonen; Sarah Jeanne; Bob Cedre; former City of Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert; LAEGC Economic Development Specialist George Dycio.

The Growth Council is a distinctive model of a public-private partnership that is a unique catalyst enabling municipalities to stimulate private sector activity in ways which are otherwise betion and model of collaboration yond the scope of government. helps minimize any potential A recent opinion column in the barriers between business and Sun Journal by economic devel- the public sector, and provides a opment specialist, Phil Blamp- degree of privacy that facilitates ied, entitled, “Local Govern- business establishment a nd ment & Economic Development: growth in ways not available diWhy local programs fail,” sug- rectly to municipalities. gested that when “government steps into the private economy [it] inevitably makes mistakes.” L A EGC is a solution to t hat problem, and one which other Maine communities have been trying to emulate for years. The distinctive mission, configura-

of 15,000 people have worked in Growth Council assisted jobs in the past 10 years, with over 600 clients served during that time. Over the past 30 years, the LAEGC has assisted 123 companies/ businesses with a total of just under $13 million in loans which have generated nearly $89.5 million in total investment for both Lewiston and Auburn.

Businesses assisted by LAEGC have contributed more than $216 million to the tax base of Lewiston and Auburn in just the past Local investments decade, helping minimize the tax burden for existing business- Beyond just direct lending, the es and homeowners. An average Growth Council has, since its in-

ception in 1981, leveraged nearly $45 million in new local investments through comprehensive financing programs. The specialized staff creatively explores traditional and nontraditional resources to meet financing needs for equipment purchases, real estate acquisitions, other fixed assets, and working capital.

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Maine Basketball LLC


703, Sarah Cook, Director of from page 12 Operations, Portland, 207-5230689. The Maine Red Claws are a basketball team of the NBA Development League and a proud only DJ offering two entertainaffiliate of the Boston Celtics, ments for the price of one! A simCharlotte Bobcats, and Philaple way to afford the most extravdelphia 76ers. agant wedding entertainment in town. Wedding/Event DJ.

Maine Veterans' Home

318, Ellie Newell, Admissions Coordinator, South Paris, 207-743Maine Source Homes 6300. We are a 9-bed facility of102, Mark Turner, President, Au- fering rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, long-term care, dementia care, and assisted living. Exceptional care offered to Maine veterans, their spouses/ widows, and gold-star parents.




LOCAL CAREERS Contact us to attract local talent. 207.786.4200

burn, 207-333-6001. Since 1972 we have been a reliable, fullservice provider of affordable homes including new modular and manufactured homes as well as land packages.

See Lewiston’s Plans for RIVERFRONT ISLAND

Booth 311

Marquis Signs

Photo Courtesy of Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council

The Lewiston and Auburn Railroad Company broke ground on a $370,000 historic renovation project on the Grand Trunk Depot in September 2011. Left to right: Lewiston and Auburn Railroad Company President Gerry Berube; former City of Auburn Mayor Richard Gleason; former City of Lewiston Mayor Larry Gilbert; USDA Rural Development State Director Virginia Manuel; Office of Senator Susan M. Collins State Office Rep. Chiara Ferrante; Office of Senator Olympia J. Snowe State Office Rep. Diane Jackson; Office of Rep. Michael Michaud State Office Rep. Andrea Quaid; LAEGC President Lucien Gosselin.

339, Sandy Marquis, Vice President, Lewiston, 207-782-4666. Experience, skill and knowledge to handle all your sign needs from start to finish; from logo design all the way through to fiCommunications Officer, Aunal installation. burn, 207-333-4543. We are a mutual savings bank founded in McIntire Business 1875. We proudly serve AndroProducts scoggin County and the Lakes 306, Liz Brennan, Marketing, Region with branch offices in Concord, NH, (800) 847-2463. Auburn, Lewiston, and WindWe are New England’s premier ham. Stop by our booth to learn supplier of binding, laminating, how we can add value and convepaper shredding and paper han- nience to your business banking. dling equipment and supplies. Let us help you look your best!

Mechanics Savings Bank 700, Lisa Hallee, Marketing &

Merrill Lynch

Moody's Collision Centers

sign, sales, and installation of all types of tile. Stone and quartz countertop design, fabrication 440, Sherr y Lavoie, Location and installation. Manager, Lewiston, 207-3442500. We are an employee stockow ned collision repair com- Mount Auburn Dental pany. We are proud to have over 337, Debbie, Office Manager, Au100 co-workers in seven conve- burn, 207-782-3971. Your dental care experts. We combine technient Maine locations. nology and expertise to help reduce your dental visits. Now with Morningstar Stone Waterlase laser technology.

and Tile

432, 433, Marc Pellerin, Vice Pres- 212, Nick W hatley, President, Museum L-A Topsham, 207-725-7309. Fullident, Lewiston, 207-784-5491 501, Susan Beane, A rchives/ service tile store offering de-

Paramedics Who Care’

Business: See Us At Booths #321 & 322 & 323

777-6606 Emergencies: 783-2219 or 911 Medical Transfers: 777-6000 Wheel Chair Transfers: 782-8400

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Public Relations Coordinator, Lewiston, 207-333-3881. We tell the story of work and community in Lewiston-Auburn through engaging exhibits and special programs encouraging family, fun, and learning.

Nadeau's Refrigeration 216, Tina Rioux, Office Manager, Auburn, 207-786-3246. Over 34 years of experience in the heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and plumbing business. We are committed to providing quality sales and service on all your needs.

Manager, Portland, 207-4004141. We are the online destination for readers who want statewide news and information quickly and easily all in one easy-to-read format.

Next Level Business Coaching 802, 803, Kurk Lalemand, President, Auburn, 207-376-3239. LA’s only business coaching firm. We help build your business and balance your life. Ready to go to the NEXT LEVEL?

Nomad Productions

414, Bill Moulton, President/ Owner, Portland, 207-828-8660. Nassau Broadcasting We are a full-service film and video production company spePartners- Maine 301, Dave Dean, Marketing Rep., cializing in commercial, web Por t la nd, 207-838-1462. Ra- and corporate-identity videos. dio and Internet Advertising – Broadcasting on 10 Commercial Northeast Bank Radio Frequencies. 402, 403, Jillian Doherty, Marketing, Lewiston, 207-786-3245. With over 130 years in the state, National Multiple Northeast Bank is an instituSclerosis Society 531, Sean MacWilliam, Devel- tion headquartered in Lewiston, opment Coordinator, 207-781- Maine, and provides compre7960. The Nationa l Multiple hensive, needs-based financial Sclerosis Society mobilizes peo- services for both consumer and ple and resources to drive re- business customers. search for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.

Northeast Charter & Tour

NewsSimply, LLC

Outdoor and 511, Brian Rioux, Account & Sales Manager, Lewiston, 207-784-3159. We provide

407, Debbie Pearce, Operations

charter, shuttle and school bus Ouellette & services for private and public Associates, P.A. groups, including door-to-door 508, Roby n Plourde, Adminairport transportation with an istrative Assistant, Lewiston, emphasis on environmentally 207-786-0328. We are Certified friendly transportation. Public Accountants, offering full-service accounting, auditOce North America ing, tax and financial services 606, Kevin St. Pierre, Account to individuals and businesses Manager, Portland, 207-754-3936. throughout New England. We are copying and printing specialists. We have the expertise to Oxford Networks help professionals do better busi537, Ann Nadeau, Marketing ness with a full range of hardware Coordinator, Lewiston, 207-333and software products. 3411. Maine-based telecommunications company providing Odd Fellows' and phone, internet and data servicRebekahs' Home of es to businesses and residents across the state. For more inforMaine 424, John Bolduc, Executive Di- mation visit w w w.ox fordnetrector, Auburn, 207-786-4616. We provide nursing and residential care to elderly residents in a Pathway Vineyard small, home-like environment. Church 338, Pauline Powell, Staff Pastor,

• Accounting • Bookkeeping Services • Auditing

• Financial Planning • Tax Services • Business Valuation

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Lewiston, 207-784-9500. We are Poland Spring Resort committed to serving the needs of the communities in Central 336, Cy ndi Robbins, Poland Spring, 207-998-4351. We are Maine. quite possibly the best resort valanywhere. Donald Ross golf Payroll Management, ue course, delicious food, nightly Inc. entertainment, pool, tennis, 108, Elaine R. Hemenway, Own- boating, and much more! er/Sales, Auburn, 207-783-6880. Provider of payroll and payroll Ramada Inn tax services for small and midsized companies. Your local out- Conference Center source choice for all your payroll 533, 534, Richard Nelson, Rooms needs. In business for over 23 Manager, Lewiston, 207-3303766. We have been providing years. outstanding hospita lit y and to our area for over 38 People's United Bank services years. We are a 100-percent non213, Ryan Smith, Portland, 207smoking facility featuring 117 su828-3160. A subsidiary of Peoperb guest rooms and suites. Our ple’s United Financial, Inc., is 15,000-square-foot conference a diversified financial services company providing consumer, commercial and wealth management services throughout Profiles New England and New York.

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Hebron Academy Where Humanity and Achievement Ring True Inspiring and guiding students to reach their highest potential in mind, body and spirit.

Save Energy • Save Money Commercial HVAC, Plumbing Lighting and Maintenance Design • Build • Maintain Home Energy Audits

339 Paris Road, Hebron, Maine 04238

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Take your meeting to new heights at Sugarloaf Email or call 207-237-6819 and let our professional staff work with you to create an unforgettable event. | 800 THE LOAF

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Sam’s Italian Foods


332, Richard Michaud, President, from page 23 Lewiston, 207-782-2550. Offering the highest-quality food and providing excellent service at center is the largest in the area very affordable prices! Courtesy, featuring 10 meeting rooms – all Quality and Service ... a winning with wireless, high-speed access. combination since 1939.

Revelation Massage 526, Kim Jacques, President, Auburn, 207-376-3233. Revelation Massage is Central Maine’s premier massage center. Conveniently open 7-days-a-week with online booking, membership programs and a highly trained staff. www.

Robotic Turnkey Solutions 326, Mario Krebs, President, Turner, 207-513-0912. General automation, industrial automation, Robotics.

St. Laurent & Son, Inc. 435, Christina Gamache, Office Manager, Lew iston, 207-7847944. Excavation and concrete site contractor, underground utilities; water, sewer and septic

Delivery & Set-up to L/A

Fast service and more parking

“Quiet place for a business meeting.”

“Quite the place for a business lunch.”

The Library Café The Library Café 784-2300

tion consultancy. Our extensive injury experience delivers time, money, security and knowledge for our customers.

St. Mary's WorkMed

Schooner Estates

520, Cynthia Cronkhite, Director, Auburn, 207-753-3080. A leader in occupational health care. WorkMed provides a range Sandcastle Clinical of preventive and occupational and Educational medical ser vices to over 400 Services employers and their employees 324, Stephanie Gelinas, Execu- in Androscoggin County with tive Director, Lewiston, 207-782- state-of-the-art occupational 2150. Our mission is to provide a medicine, physical and occupafull range of clinical and educa- tional therapy, X-ray and lab sertional services to individuals of vices all in one location. all ages and abilities.


49 Spring Street, Auburn

installation; demolition, roadway construction, snow plowing and stone; gravel, loam aggregate processing/supplier.

49 Spring Street, Auburn


Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultants 217, Ted Kern, Strategic Partner, Cumberland Center, 207-8072727. We are North America’s largest, independently owned and operated telecommunica-

415, Christine Lebel, Marketing Assistant, Auburn, 207-7842900. We are a multi-level retirement community with independent living apartments, assisted living studio apartments and a residential care living center. Comfort in Community – Confidence in Care.

Shads Advertising Co. 409, Peter Bunker, President, Auburn, 207-782-0106. We have been supplying companies throughout America with promotional products since 1961. At Shads we understand that promotional products are an important part of your overall marketing strategy.

Comprehensive hearing health care in a nurturing environment.

L/A Hearing Center 72 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 782-2150 Currently accepting patients of all ages.

Photo courtesy of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council

Kimball Street Studios celebrated the grand opening of their new retail space located at 191 Lisbon Street in Lewiston on Wednesday, February 22. Left to right: Chair of the LAEGC Board of Directors Dan Thayer; owner Fred Hatch; owner Kevin Callahan; owner Mary Callahan; City of Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald; Auburn City Councilor Joshua Shea; Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce President Chip Morrison.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott

best in the east skiing in winter, and endless outdoor adventures in the summer. Sugarloaf is a great location for your next meeting or company retreat.

439, Lynda Cook, Administrative Assistant, Auburn, 207-7843200. For over 150 years, we have been Androscoggin County's local, full-service, law firm. We Sullivan Tire & Auto provide superior client services Service to businesses, individuals, and 411, Rich Jennings, Business to Business Group, West Bridgegovernment entities. water, M A, 781-733-4178. A Sugarloaf Resort and family-owned automotive business specializing in tires for Conference Center passenger, truck, commercial, 512, Andrea Brackett, Sales Manand off-road applications. Plus ager, 207-807-3149. Sugarloaf routine maintenance for cars Resort and Conference Center and light trucks. is a year-round facility featuring

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Let Sam’s take the worry and cost out of having your next event catered! We are the affordable alternative for Banquets or ANY get-together. Great food and very reasonable prices! Call 782-2550 See Sam’s at Booth #332

See Sam’s at Booth #332


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Sun Journal

Target Marketing

200, 201, Sheri Verville, Marketing Coordinator, Lewiston, 207689-2903. Central and Western Maineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award-winning newspaper, published daily in four editions: Cit y, Ox ford Hills, Franklin and River Valley. Four distinct, local editions allow us to better connect our advertisers and subscribers.

510, Sherr y Stone, Marketing Manager, Rockland, 207-5966203. We a re a f u l l-ser v ice, direct marketing company offering a range of services including direct mail, email marketing, and a popular discount deal program.

TD Bank

302, Robert Westhovan, Small Business Manager, Auburn, 207753-5062. We provide financial 215, Jeff LaChance, Westbrook, solutions that make sense. Our 207-449-0571. We specialize in Sma l l Busi ness Fou ndat ion designing, installing and servic- team is committed to knowing ing commercial security solu- you and your business. tions. Our core business revolves around integrating access con- T.H. Creations trol, CCTV video, IP video, alarm, 202, Scott Hill, Project Manemergency intercom, infant pro- ager, Lewiston, 207-782-5498. tection and intrusion detection We have been building quality technologies with doors, frames websites since 1999 in a variety and finish hardware into one of business industries. solution that can be managed by one vendor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SURV. Thayer Corporation

Surveillance Specialties, LTD

Systems Engineering Inc. 329, Ryan McMann, Portland, 207-772-3199. We are a Northern New England-based information and communications technolog y consu lt ing compa ny with nearly 100 business technolog y professionals on staff serving businesses throughout Northern New England for over 20 years.

The Entrepreneurâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Source/Advicoach

The Library Cafe/ Auburn Public Library

Tinyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Castle Day Spa LLC

605, Danta M. Vespignani, President, Windham, 412-916-9919. We help indiv idua ls explore the options of business ownership. Adviotech helps current business owners improve their profitability/sales/marketing through our proven techniques.

438, Daphne Berta, Owner, Auburn, 207-784-2300. We mean busi ness ! Establ ished business by budding entrepreneur. Auburn Public Library has the business information you need. And the cafĂŠ has the food and catering services you want.

The Gym

The Pampered Chef

330, Michael Blais, Managing Pa r t ner, Lew iston, 207-6893145. The Gym is a full-service fitness facility located behind Mardenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Lewiston, Maine. We offer over 30 fitness classes as well as daycare, nutritional service and personal training.

334, Jennifer Howe, Senior Consultant, Minot, 207-346-3010. We provide innovative tools for your kitchen to make preparing your family meals faster and easier. We offer fun, home cooking parties, gift certificates, wedding registries, and house warming parties!

523, Jonnie Clark, Owner, Auburn, 207-713-0995. For all ages. Treat yourself, friends and loved ones to a spa day or maybe an afternoon with tea and cookies. Fun for all! Dressing up as your Turner Publishing Inc. favorite princess or noble knight 331, Dan Smiley, General Manager, Turner, 207-225-2076. We is a blast! are Maineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest direct-mail newspaper company reaching Trade-mark R over 500,000 Maine people each Productions month. Our good news format 412, Ramsey Tripp, Owner, Lewis- continues to grow. ton, 207-756-4515. We partner with creative people to create effective Uncle Andyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Digest marketing videos, web videos, and 218, 219, Jim Marston, Owner, television commercials. Auburn, 207-783-7039. We are Ma i neâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s f u n n iest maga z i ne Tri-County Mental since 1996. The digest is full of

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521, Tim Roach, Principal, Morrill, 207-342-2631. We have an innovative financing process that helps companies grow by 203, 204, A lina Burke, Sa les turning their commercial inMa nager, Aubu r n, 800-649- voices into immediate cash. A 4197. For over 30 years, Thayer Maine company bringing fast, has been providing a complete professional local service. range of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and The Java Gourmet LLC refrigeration solutions. We also 309, Gregg Levey, Owner, Falprovide alternative fuel systems mouth, 207-317-0168. We offer for both commercial and resi- state-of-the-art expresso venddential applications, as well as ing for businesses. We give highlighting and A/V systems. end, coffee-shop quality at ap-

410, K at hy Glea son, Boa rd Member, Auburn, 207-784-3560. A professional equity theatre dedicated to producing highqua lit y enterta inment at a n affordable price.

Health Services

308, Kelly David, PR Specialist, Lewiston, 207-783-9141. We are committed to providing the people of Maine with excellence

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Time Warner Cable Business Class 320, Todd Gilbert, Field Marketing Manager, Latham, MA 518-640-8405. We offer a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes.

proximately 1/3 the cost.

at booth 334!


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Unified Technologies Inc.

Profiles from page 25 affordable advertising interspersed with interesting facts, humorous quips, stories and pictures of local people.

United Ambulance Service 214, Daphne Russell, Prevention & Wellness Coordinator, Lewiston, 207-777-6006. We are one of Maine’s largest and most respected providers of medical transportation services. We have been serving the citizens of Androscoggin County since 1981 and we are Maine’s first and only nationally accredited ground ambulance service.

Verizon Wireless 100, 101, Gina LaScola, Marketing Manager, Wilmington, MA, 781-932-1571. We operate the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest and most reliable 3G network.

519, Tricia Richardson, V P of Marketing & Education, Portla nd, 207-772-4249. Unif ied Technologies has the expertise to manage your IT, Voice and Data Systems. Our services will reduce your operating costs, Waterman Farm while ensuring your mission Machinery Co., Inc. critical systems are up and run- 419, Bob Waterman, Jr, VP, Sabning and available at all times. attus, 207-375-6561. We opened in 1956 and sell lawn, garden, University of Southern and farm equipment as well as all tractor sizes and light conMaine Lewistonstruction equipment. We serAuburn College 524, Dan Philbrick, Director of vice everything we sell. Marketing, Lewiston, 207-7536500. We offer a variety of bachelors and graduate degrees. Our growing list of certificate programs are perfect for professionals looking to further their careers. Our campus offers a variety of affordable options, as well.

WGME-13 304, Jason Saaf, Account Executive, Portland, 207-228-7720. We have been part of the L-A community for more than a decade and most recently with the relocation of the Lewiston news

bureau to its new location on Main Street. WGME-13 is proud to be partnering with the L-A Growth Council, Chamber and the cities of Lewiston and Auburn to launch the next phase of the “L-A: It’s Happening Here!” campaign.

Wireless Warehouse/ U.S. Cellular 530, John Nason, Wireless Business Consu lta nt, Wint hrop, 207-615-3333. I am an Authorized Agent for U.S. Cellular. We sell and service plans, phones, wireless devices and accessories to consumers and businesses to aid them with their wireless solutions.

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• Mike Cain, Androscoggin Bank Colisee • Sue Berube, WGME-13 • Ann Nadeau, Oxford Networks • Sheri Verville, Sun Journal • Bonnie McHugh, Gleason Radio Group • Tracey Steuber, Building Solutions, LLC

• Freddie Collins, Next Level Business Coaching • Stephanie Lewis, LewistonAuburn Economic Growth Council • Calvin Rinck, LewistonAuburn Economic Growth Council

Serving the Community since 1990...

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• Brenda Pelletier, Bates College

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Charter & Tour Co., Inc.

Delivering The Right Message, To The Right People, At The Right Time.

• Danika LaMontagne, Androscoggin Bank Colisee

• Amanda Theberge, Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch

Zen Harbor Living

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• Chip Morrison, Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce

Katahdin Studio Furniture Presents:

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Much time and commitment are spent in planning and organizing a quality trade show. For 17 years, the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council has benefited from a cadre of local business representatives who help advise the Growth Council staff regarding planning for the show. The LAEGC expresses its sincere gratitude to the following committee members for their assistance with the show:

• Deborah Conway , Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce

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More than slogan from page 21 The Growth Council has a proven record of utilizing lending and packaging skills to facilitate bank financing for businesses that were initially unable to access conventional credit. The Council is also the staffing authority for both the Lewiston Development Corporation and Auburn Business Development Corp., providing both financial acumen and management along with administrative services.

al Foreign-Trade Zone. To take advantage of the FTZ designation and continue tackling the perennial issue of limited development space, ABDC and LAEGC worked on a plan to create a new Auburn Industrial Park.

Business development

The 140-plus-acre industrial park abuts the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport, and d rew t he i nterest of Bisson Transportation, which created a 100,000-square-foot heated and secure warehouse, with a complete array of inventory logistics services. Savage Safe Handling also created a massive warehouse and distribution facility called the Port of Auburn, LLC.

The Growth Council helps businesses take full advantage of the area Pine Tree Zone tax benefits, and was the driving force behind creation of the internation-

Among the most visible of LAEGC’s continuing projects is the annual Business-to-Business trade show, Maine’s largest oneday business show, which has,

since 1995, annually attracted about 2,500 attendees and nearly 200 ex hibitors. This year’s show is slated for the Androscoggin Bank Colisee on Thursday, June 14.

project to encourage former area residents to come home and establish businesses (and jobs) in this community. Together with the Chamber, the Growth Cou nci l leveraged $100,000 worth of business services and The Growth Council was among incentives which were awarded the founding partners, along as a grand prize to the entreprewith the Androscoggin County neur judged to have the most atChamber of Commerce and the tractive business plan. cities of Lewiston and Auburn, in the establishment of the “It’s Business Service Happening Here” marketing effort, which has achieved recog- Center nition throughout Maine, and In addition to ongoing projects beyond, for the twin cities and including FTZ marketing, staffthe resurgence of economic viing the L-A Railroad Company, tality the campaign celebrates. and providing support for its sister corporations with spec Launch L-A building and industrial park projects, the organization also Among the most innovative new maintains the Business Service projects undertaken by LAEGC Center in Lew iston’s Sout hin the past year was the introern Gateway on Lisbon Street. duction of the “Launch L-A” The one-stop shop for business

ser v ices includes the offices of L AEGC, the Androscoggin County Chamber, Coastal Enterprises, Argo Marketing, Merrill Lynch, and others.

be competitive and to optimize whatever opportunities the economic climate offers.

Perhaps, most importantly, the Growth Council has, in its 30 years, helped shorten the disTwo vibrant cities tance across the Androscoggin, In times of prosperity and in creating a cooperative, integrattimes of austerit y, economic ed business community on the development experts from all base of two vibrant cities. corners of Maine acknowledge that L AEGC has provided the L-A area with unique capacity to

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Maine Business to Business Trade Show  

Business to business trade show where people connect and network.

Maine Business to Business Trade Show  

Business to business trade show where people connect and network.