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President’s message Greetings! For 18 years, you have helped us grow the Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show to be the best and largest one-day business event in the state. We recognize that as a business owner, you need an opportunity to display your products to the right customers. In this increasingly brand-heavy world, you need an opportunity for market penetration before you can obtain market domination. This year, you can expect to see more than 2,500 business professionals and nearly 165 exhibitors spread across 200 booths taking advantage of this incredible opportunity. If you need diversity in your customer engagement, 57 market and industry segments will be in attendance and we will even have a new outdoor venue for exhibitors. As the event organizer, we are proud and humbled by the consistently positive feedback we receive each year from business leaders who consider the show one of the best networking opportunities the state has to offer. Thanks to your feedback, you have allowed us to improve the scope and scale of this event unlike any other in the state.

As we enter into our 18th year, we invite you to experience why this show has been sold out the last seven years. We are proud that the event remains successful enough that we are able to bring so many business leaders and professionals into one room to meet face to face and shake hands.

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Of course, events like this don’t just happen. It takes months of planning and countless hours to bring to you a major event like this. The Business to Business Trade Show remains a premier event throughout the state thanks to the many organizations involved.

As you know, ever y year the Business to Business Trade Show embraces a new theme. Our theme this year is “Building Connections for Business Success,” in which we asked exhibitors months ago to tell us how they have built powerful relationships in order to grow their business throughout the years. We invite you to listen to their story and then visit these willing participants at the show. As we turn the corner into another year, we understand that every business has had its ups and downs. No matter the variables your business has had to adapt to in this tough economy, what remains constant is:

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An overview of the local business economy By Lincoln Jeffers, Alan Manoin, Roland Miller, George Dycio and Calvin Rinck As we look back and reflect upon the previous year, the cities of Lewiston and Auburn have seen an increasing number of investments and projects that are augmenting and redefining our community identity and skyscape. Bordered around our existing groundwork, the community has seen increased growth in downtown expansion while essential infrastructure projects, essential for a growing community, continue to materialize. While many parts of America are still battling the ongoing economic crisis, Lewiston and Auburn, by many measures, continue to project a sign of resiliency, opportunity and growth. Whether it’s the amount of private capital invested, the number of affordable housing units built, the degree of federal commitment into our infrastructure, or the number of small businesses that have opened, the cities of Lewiston and Auburn continue to reinvent the definition of creating a community of choice. In the past year alone, we have witnessed a resurgence of growth from small, medium and large businesses expanding their operations in the greater Lewiston and Auburn area. Attracting business professionals and entrepreneurs from across the nation, the local economy continues to grow with each new investment. L-A, t he state’s second-largest population center, has transitioned from a traditional manufacturing and textilebased 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


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Logistically, L-A accomplished this by effectively leveraging access to nearly half of Maine’s workforce within a 50-mile radius. With grow ing momentum centered around the Androscoggin River, two turnpike exits, a 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 local economy for years to come.

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Making it easier for professionals to come and go as they please is critical to growing our population center. In December, the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport officially completed the expansion and renovation of a new terminal building in order to provide additional interior space for future passenger air service. The 7,000-square-foot modern terminal now supports the nearly 64,500 aircraft operations that occur at the airport every year, ranking the airport the third busiest publicly funded airport in the state within the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems.

Developers expect the value of the eight industrial lots to be further enhanced by additional economic incentives including the Pine Tree Development Zone designation, proximity to the Maine Turnpike, the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport, and adjacency to the intermodal facility serviced by existing rail opportunities provided by the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad.

Serving as a premier aviation gateway to the cities of Auburn and Lewiston, airport officials view the airport as a gateway to communities throughout the state. Located just five miles southwest of the central business district of the cities of Auburn and Lewiston, the airport is surrounded by logistical resources including highway and rail modes of transportation, an intermodal transportation facility, a federally designated Foreign-Trade Zone, and the recently permitted second-phase expansion of the Auburn Industrial Park. Phase II of the Auburn Industrial Park received final approval from the Army Corps of Engineers for the development of a new eight-lot subdivision on approximately 100 acres of industrial land adjacent to the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport. Once completed, the project, a joint venture between the cit y of Auburn and Auburn Business Development Corporation, is anticipated to capture up to $80 million in private investment, in excess of 200 jobs over the next 10 to 15 years, and could produce nearly $1 million per year in new property taxes for the city of Auburn. Located w it h i n Foreig n-Trade Zone # 263, a Foreig nTrade Zone facilitates trade a nd increases t he globa l competitiveness of United States-based companies. Created by the federal government in the 1930s, they are designed to level the global playing field as the Foreign-Trade Zone is an

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Boasting a double-stack rail-to-truck intermodal facility located at a U.S. Customs port of entry, the Port of Auburn and Maine Intermodal Transportation Facility, an inland facility, is the second busiest port in the state of Maine. In April of this year, the re-establishment of the Rangeley Branch Rail Line was approved and construction is already underway to open new economic development opportunities in the city of Auburn and town of Poland. With the objective of providing an alternative rail line for the movement and delivery of freight to area businesses while alleviating congestion on the existing main rail line servicing the Maine Intermodal Transportation Facility, moving rail cars full of merchandise through the Auburn facility will become more efficient. Providing direct rail access to approximately 400 acres of land in the city of Auburn and town of Poland while opening new economic development opportunities for business growth, the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, the city of Auburn, representatives of the Lewiston and Auburn Railroad Company, and the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad Company, worked closely with members of the LewistonAuburn area delegation to secure $3.0 million in general obligation bond funds for the reconstruction of the former Rangeley Branch rail line running from Auburn to Poland.

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The project consists of restoring approximately 6,600 linear feet of the former line between the Lewiston-Auburn Railroad at West Hardscrabble Road and the existing siding of the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad near Lewiston Junction Road; the construction of approximately 400 linear feet of new track for a spur line leading from the midpoint of the mainline to an abutting commercial property owned and operated by MB Bark, LLC; and the addition of 1,500 linear feet of doubleended siding ultimately adding capacity and reducing delays on the route caused by heavy usage of the Maine Intermodal Transportation Facility.

Auburn Manufacturing, a leader in fire- and heat-resistant materials, broke ground on their new $1.4-million, 22,500-sq.-ft. expansion at their facility in the Kittyhawk Industrial Park in Auburn on May 6. From left: Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council President Lucien Gosselin; Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce President Chip Morrison; City of Auburn Mayor Jonathan LaBonte; Auburn Manufacturing President/CEO Kathie Leonard; Steve Janosco of Hebert Construction; City of Auburn Economic Development Director Roland Miller.

The project is expected to create new growth opportunities as much of the land surrounding the line is zoned for commercial and industrial development. Companies looking for vacant industrial land with rail access will have the ability to locate their facilities in this area and take advantage of railto-truck cross-loading opportunities, further enhancing the city of Auburn’s role as a major transportation hub in the state of Maine. Businesses located around the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport continue to grow as well. Auburn Manufacturing, a leader in fire- and heat-resistant materials located in the Kittyhawk Industrial Park, recently broke ground on their 22,500-square-foot, $1.4-million expansion that will nearly double the size of their existing location. Eastern Fire Protection, a 2013 city of Auburn Economic Achievement Award recipient, is expanding their facility by approximately 3,000 square feet. Tambrands, employing between 400-450 workers, is in the midst of a $6.7-million, 74,000- square-foot expansion. Since purchasing the facility in 1997, Procter and Gamble has invested more than $350 million into the facility which has over 530,000 square feet of space. Dedicated to leadership and quality as a source of medium and heavy truck, trailer and transportation services, CB Kenworth opened a truck center at 499 Poland Road.

Bernard Art Gallery celebrated their grand opening at 2784 Turner Road in late July.

Central Maine Slot Car opened inside the mall in late April with a four-lane track.

Not but a short drive from the airport, the Auburn Mall has seen an influx of new businesses and development.

Construction is underway for the two-rink, $8.5-million Auburn Ice Arena situated adjacent to the mall and behind Shaw’s Plaza. The facility will feature eight locker rooms, two lockers for referees, a pro shop and a second-floor warm spectator area with a concessions stand. With seating for 811 spectators in the first rink, 200 in the second rink, and between 80 to 100 seats in a shared mezzanine, the ice arenas will provide an exciting boost to the area.

Panara Bread recently opened a 4,000-square-foot building outside the Auburn Mall. Named to BusinessWeek's 2010 list of top 25 "Customer Service Champs" and FORTUNE magazine's 2010 list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, Panera Bread has been named Casual Dining Brand of the Year in the 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend. New faces at the Auburn Mall also include Aspen Dental in a recently completed 7,000-square-foot building where Aspen Dental will occupy a portion of the building and a yet-to-beannounced national retailer will occupy the remainder of the available space.

Shaw’s Plaza has seen two new investments over the last year. Locally owned and operated, the new 5,000-square-foot store


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The importance of personal connections in the business world By Rich Livingston Feature Writer

put a face to a name, to meet our customers in person,” at opportunities such as the B2B.

One of the most productive and fun dimensions of the B2B is the fabulous range of diversity represented by exhibitors. Some sell their products or services directly to consumers, others sell primarily to other businesses; still others help other businesses market, merchandise and sell to their respective clients and customers. The common element among all participants in the show is the importance of personal connections with the markets they serve and with one another as well. In the nearly two decades since the inception of the show, social media has come of age. The Internet had barely begun to have an impact on local business 18 years ago, but now Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others of their kind have become so commonplace that they are no longer considered anything special, supplementar y or alternative by most businesses. Rather, they now are part of the core of most comprehensive marketing and communications strategies. Despite the expansion of electronic connections, social media has not replaced conventional, face-to-face contact. If a ny t hing, socia l media relationships have enriched personal connections and help make experiences such as the B2B more rewarding. is purely a product of the Internet age. It was established in 1999 with “one simple goal,” according to Field Marketing Coordinator Heidi Sawyer: “To use the power of the Internet to help local employers and jobseekers connect.” Predicated on the notion that “businesses will need employees and people will need jobs,” was conceived to be a Maine-based alternative to impersonal nation-wide job banks, designed to facilitate connections between Maine employers and the local workforce. Its mission is described as “Real, Local, Quality.” “We’ve been a n Internet-based ser v ice from t he ver y beginning,” Saw yer said, “so social media are natural for us. We’re everywhere, all the time, 24/7.” She believes that LinkedIn is probably the most productive social media platform for business, generating in their case “probably 90 percent or more of the social media contacts we have.” But, Sawyer added quickly, “nothing is better than being able to

“We [do all the available] chambers, business expos, job fairs, HR conferences [and] jobseeker workshops because we can make a personal connection to the people we serve,” she explained. On a monthly basis, typically posts more than 9,500 job openings, representing more than 2,300 companies, 36,000 resumes and nearly 780,000 site visits.

Target Marketing Maine Like many enterprises whose mission is to help t heir clients market themselves, Target Marketing sometimes subordinated its own marketing opportunities to the needs of their clients. “We didn’t do enough for ourselves,” explained Sherry Stone, newly charged with improving the Rockland-based company’s outreach to its own customers and prospects, “so we’re really just starting to take advantage of the kinds of personal connections we can make at trade shows.” Target Marketing, a division of Dominion Enterprises, was founded in 1992 by a Maine entrepreneur who was responding to a growing demand for professional direct mail marketing services within the state. Today, the Company works with hundreds of advertisers to send out mailings that reach every household in Maine every week. The company has a production facility with 45 people who prepare over 3 million flyers that reach over 600,000 homes every week, along with a staff of more than 20 people with broad experience in every aspect of direct mail marketing. Target Marketing’s client base is as diverse as the Maine economy itself, including every conceivable type of product and service from supermarkets to sandwich shops and from pizza to perennials, with special capabilities for political and issue-oriented and grass-root campaigns (the only mailer in Maine with complete mapped Senate and House district profiles), the company mailed over 250 million direct mail pieces to every household in the state of Maine. “We have a presence with all the social media, and we use those connections, and opportunities like this article, to invite people to our exhibits, too,” Stone said. “This year we expect to be part of six to nine trade shows; most, affiliated with chambers of commerce, but we are also exhibiting at the restaurant and lodging show.” Whether as a supplement

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Shads Advertising Co., Inc. Shads Advertising Co., based in Auburn since 1961, is a leading supplier of promotional products and corporate apparel in the North American marketplace. Its mission is to help its clients enhance their own marketing strategies. “Our entire business is about solidif ying relationships between businesses and their clients and customers,” said Peter Bunker, sales manager, “and we do it all, ourselves. Social Come see us in booth #408

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networking is important, especially LinkedIn, probably the most productive connection for business.” The firm and its sales consultants also belong to a wide array of civic associations and business networks, but among the most productive outreach techniques Shads uses is the deployment of customer satisfaction surveys following delivery of orders. “We sometimes uncover issues that customers consider too small to even bring to our attention otherwise,” Bunker explained, “but this gives us the chance to fix them before they get too big.” "Participation in the B2B," Bunker said, “replaces the role that used to be filled by cold-calling. We will connect with between 100-150 clients in just one day. It’s a relaxed interaction that’s not in the customer's space, or ours, but in shared space where we are all interested in intensifying [clients’] brand awareness among their customers and prospects.”

Grant’s Bakery Grant’s is a unique full-service bakery, family-owned and operated for nearly 60 years in central Lewiston, and even though the vast majority of its business is direct-to-consumer, traditional retail from the shop on Sabattus Street, the family recognizes the opportunities presented both by social media and by presence at the B2B. The bakery has always been active in the communities it serves and supportive of countless community organizations and initiatives. And like most other exhibitors, Grant’s is equally interested in both those attending the show as well as other exhibitors. Having begun as a catering business operated out of the Grant’s family home, the family has never lost its connections to the larger community. Known for its meat and fish pies, homemade baked beans, and a wide range of specialty decorated cakes, scrumptious pastries and all sorts of delectable baked goods, the B2B provides the family with a chance to reconnect with old friends and stimulate ideas among show-goers. A tray of Grant’s pastries is a perfect addition to any business gathering, for example. Kari Grant-Gagnon, who serves as sales and marketing director for the business, said, “Though the family history is a strong contributor to the success of their store, it’s their dedication to providing consistent quality products, and friendly and competent service that allows them to explore new depths of success.” And an active presence on the web, on Facebook, and at the B2B helps them make new connections in an expanding circle of friends and customers.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as among the “Best Law Firms” in the country, Skelton, Taintor & Abbott has been serving Maine for 160 years. Several of its attorneys are listed individually among the “The Best Lawyers in America,” as well. The firm is well networked in the community, with all of its professional staff serving on numerous boards and committees; and social, civic and youth sports organizations. Still, said staffer Lynda Cook, “Nothing takes the place of the kind of face-to-name connections we make at the show,” a fact corroborated by the day-long presence of the firm's attorneys at their booth. “It’s a unique opportunity to reconnect with clients we might not have seen for awhile,” Cook added, “as well as with other service providers in the community.” The firm provides legal counsel and representation to a diverse group of individuals, businesses and governmental organizations. Its litigators practice in both state and federal trial courts in such matters as personal injury, divorce, bankruptcy, employment and commercial issues. The firm also offers a full range of non-litigation services including real estate, business law, financial planning, wills and trusts, media, tax planning, education, labor, public utility and health care, and like so many at the B2B, the firm is equally interested in visiting other exhibitors and attendees. It’s good for their business, Cook believes, as well as part of their continuing commitment to the community.

Maine Community Health Options Probably the newest exhibitor at the 2013 show is Maine Community Health Options, which is not even exactly serving clients quite yet. MCHO is Maine’s first nonprofit, consumeroperated and -oriented health insurance plan. They are the only member-directed health insurance plan partnering with people, healthcare providers, and small businesses. MCHO will offer new and affordable health insurance options for Maine people and businesses beginning in January 2014. Open enrollment starts in October 2013. In the meantime, the organization is forming alliances with healthcare providers including both Central Maine Health System and St. Mary’s Regional Hospital as well as brokers, employers and individuals. “We’re spending the next several months developing community awareness and elevating understanding of this unique new model of healthcare,” explained Michael Gendreau, director of outreach, education and communication for the new firm. “The timing of the B2B is perfect for us,” Gendreau said. “We’re starting from scratch, so we plan to use every possible

combination of both traditional outreach and social media to help as many people as possible understand what we can offer, starting in October. We really do expect to help make quality health insurance accessible to individuals and small businesses who maybe couldn’t afford comprehensive coverage in the past,” He admitted that while it is a compelling message, it’s also challenging to convey. Timing of the show, coming so soon after the firm has just established its offices in Bates Mill, is a great “opportunity to connect in person with the business community, to help put a personality to the concept we’re developing,” Gendreau added.

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments Ow ned and operated by member tow ns and counties, Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments is a not-forprofit agency that was established in 1962 as a regional pla n n i ng or ga n i z at ion ser v i ng t he We ster n Ma i ne communities of Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford counties. The organization provides business counseling services to businesses in the tri-county area. AVCOG’s Small Business Development Center counselors met with 314 clients, assisted with 30 business start-ups, created 78 new jobs, and retained 45 jobs in the region. AVCOG's Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership staff reached out to and/or assisted 45 companies. With a focus on small- to mid-size manufacturing companies, MEP staff also helps to identify opportunities within the Department of Defense supply chain. The goal is to bring to these companies the technology, resources and training to help them grow and create a positive economic impact in their community. In addition to vigorous networking through its member towns, numerous business and civic association connections, and through the clients it serves, AVCOG maintains a robust presence on Facebook, Twitter, RSS feeds and the Internet. An annual presence at the B2B since its inception has been a prominent element in the organization’s outreach to the business community, to reconnect with clients it has served in the past and to provide a focal point for anyone interested in the economic and civic well being of the tri-county area. Executive Director Bob Thompson summarized the AVCOG mission. “Municipal and regional cooperation is alive and well at AVCOG, as it has been for 50 years. Finding solutions for complex challenges, the integration of resources, and sharing of information is what we do best. The success of AVCOG can be measured by the success of its member municipalities and that says a lot.”

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The sunrise of enterprise, innovation and the economics of place By Alan S. Manoian City of Auburn Economic Development Specialist

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the long dark night of the Great Recession seems to be passing, the warm morning sun of economic confidence and new growth is dawning upon the great city of Auburn, Maine. The promise of the new morning of prosperity results not simply from good luck or chance, but rather from Auburn’s ability to foster public-private partnerships attracting a concentration of highly accomplished, successful and innovative professionals, entrepreneurs and investors. Combined with an incomparably favorable location as a regional transportation/distribution/logistics hub, and a community-based ethic of education, life-long learning, and civic advancement, the city of Auburn is well positioned for the brightest days just upon the horizon.

•T  he k ick-of f of t he com mu n it y-ba sed New Aubu r n Neighborhood Transportation Plan process; •T  he development of the new Riverfront Park upon the Little Androscoggin River in the New Auburn Neighborhood;

•T  he coming construction of the new $3.4-million 8-lot Auburn Industrial Park; •T  he coming constr uction of t he $ 3-million 6,600-f t. extension of the Rangeley Branch railroad line in partnership with the St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad; •T  he $1-million improvement project to the Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport;

The following are some of the bright rays of morning light that have made Auburn shine during this past year:

•T  he $3-million construction of the 22-unit River Shore Place residential development;

•T  he coming construction of the $8.5-million Auburn Ice Arena;

•T  he $7.5-million redevelopment of the 28-unit historic Webster School Apartments;

•T  he coming constructions of a new $500,000 Downtown Transportation Center;

•T  he $1-m i l lion const r uct ion of t he Academy St reet Townhouses;

• T he 74,000-sq.-ft. $6.7-million Tambrands expansion;

•T  he $500,000 construction of the new Panera Bread at the Auburn Mall;

• T he 3,000-sq.-ft. $250,000 Eastern Fire Protection expansion; •T  he 20,000-sq.-ft. $1.1-million Auburn Manufacturing Co. expansion;

•T  he $500,000 construction of the new Aspen Dental facility at the Auburn Mall; •T  he $900,000 expansion to the Gendron and Gendron, Inc. property at 33 Omni Circle; •T  he $600,000 renovation for a new assisted housing property by Shaw’s Realty;

Engaging Educating Inspiring

Through The Arts

•A  nd the $200,000-plus renovation of the 31 Court Street building for the new Norway Savings Bank downtown location, just to name a few. Auburn is a lso on t he leading edge of adva ncing t he “Economics of Placeâ€? by designing and delivering a highquality, vibrant, walkable and socially engaging “public realmâ€? combined with distinctive destination places. By designing and developing more “great streetsâ€? that offer meaningful and memorable experiences, cultural and artistic enrichment, heritage and historic tourism, a hip evening scene, and the pleasure of spontaneous social encounter, Auburn is increasingly recognized as a hotbed for young and creative professionals, innovative start-up companies, and an appealing New Urban lifestyle in Maine. Today, the city of Auburn serves as a regional and national model of economic success through energetic and highlycollaborative efforts which deliver enhanced professional opportunities, educational advancement, outstanding quality of life, and broad prosperity for our distinctive community upon the great Androscoggin River in beautiful Maine. As Maine poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote in his legendary poem “Sunrise on the Hillsâ€?:

“I stood upon the hills, when heaven’s wide arch,

Was glorious with the sun’s returning march,

And woods were brightened, and soft gales

Went forth to kiss the sun-clad vales ...�

Join us in the fine city of Auburn for the coming economic sunrise and for prosperity’s “returning march.�

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lewiston, Maine

Money for downtown development By Lincoln Jeffers City of Lewiston Director of Economic and Community Development The city of Lewiston has Façade, Life Safety, and Elevator Loan/Grant programs designed to assist downtown Lisbon Street property owners redevelop their buildings.

The Elevator Grant Program is limited to privately owned, mixed use and taxable buildings that are at least three stories high and have a minimum of 25,000 sq ft. of leasable square footage. Adjacent multi-story buildings that can be served by one elevator, and that when combined, meet the minimum square threshold requirement, are also eligible.

The Façade Grant/Loan program is for up to $25,000 per principal façade visible from a primary means of travel, with a cap of $50,000 per building. The city’s investment must be matched with a like level of investment from the building owner, which can either be from equity or other financing.

The city investment is provided as a grant, and must be matched by three dollars of private investment in other renovations to the building for every dollar of city investment. The private investment must be for making the upper floors of the building habitable and ready for commercial, office and residential uses. City participation is capped at $150,000.

The program can be used for exterior building renovations/ improvements including construction of new entry ways as may be required by the Maine or Lew iston historic preservation review committees; exterior lighting, signage; windows; masonry repointing; and awnings. Half of the city money invested in the project will be provided as a grant, the other 50 percent will be provided as a 0-percent interest loan for a term up to 10 years.

These programs are only available in a limited geographic area, centered on Lisbon Street between Adams Avenue and Main Street. Detailed maps of the eligible area for the Façade and Life Safety Programs can be seen at www.lewistonmaine. gov/DocumentCenter/View/159 , and for the Elevator Grant Program at w w w.lew View/3104 .

Downtown Lewiston has many beautiful historic buildings in which the upper floors are underutilized because of lack of sprinklers. The Life Safety Program provides money to help install sprinklers, or to address other NFPA 101 issues that will allow the upper floors of buildings to be redeveloped. The program is structured like the Façade Program, with up to $50,000 per building available, to be matched by the building owner, with half of the money provided as a grant, the other half as a loan.

The city has a low-interest Commercial Loan Program for rehabilitation of building exteriors, interiors, mechanical systems, and structural repairs. Loans are available for up to $50,000, and can be made on commercial properties anywhere in the city. They require a 1:1 match. The interest rate is 3 percent with a term of up to 10 years. For each $25,000 or portion thereof loaned, one job must be created.

Photo courtesy of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council

City officials from Lewiston and Auburn officially received certification as a Business-Friendly Community by representatives from the State of Maine Department of Economic and Community Development in Augusta on Monday, December 17. From left: City of Auburn Director of Economic Development Roland Miller; City of Auburn Assistant Manager Howard Kroll; Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce President Chip Morrison; For more information, please contact Lincoln Jef fers, City of Lewiston Director of Economic and Community Development Lincoln economic and community development director at 207-513- Jeffers; City of Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald. For more information 3014, or send an email to about the Business-Friendly Certification, visit index.shtml.

We invite you to discover everything that Androscoggin County has to offer! For more information about The Chamber and Androscoggin County, stop by and visit or give us a call. 415 Lisbon Street • PO Box 59 • Lewiston, ME 04243-0059

(207) 783-2249 • F - (207) 783-4481 E-mail: visit us on the web at



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2013 Business to Business Trade Show exhibitor profiles 2nd Wind Oxygen Bar

319, Tanya Lippke, Owner, Lewiston, 207-783-0055. An oxygen bar rental is an exciting, unique and healthy addition to any event! Let us BREATHE life into your next party or event. w w w. 2ndw i ndox ygenba r. com/

AAA Northern New England

316, Ray Labbe, District Office Manager, Auburn, 207-7860664. AAA is more than just Roadside Assistant. Insurance/Financial, Travel, Automotive, Member Ser v ices. Through all life’s travels, we’re always with you.

Action Computer Services, Inc.

610, James Fish, President,

Lewiston, 207-786-8740. Computer Sales, Service, networks and web sites.

Advance Orthotic + Prosthetic Services

607, David Johnson, President, Auburn, 207-786-7022. Our accredited facilities in Auburn, Brunswick and Westbrook custom build, onsite, most of our orthotic and prosthetic devices while offering customers total service, total care.

Advocates for Children

107, Pam A llen, Executive Di rec tor, L e w i ston, 207783-3990. We are the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Agency for Androscoggin County. We are dedicated to fostering programs to both prevent child maltreatment and empower children and families to lead healthy and productive lives.

Building Partnerships to Serve Western Maine Businesses

Small Business Counseling

Loans at Favorable Rates

Micro-enterprise Assistance/Lending

Site Location Services Access to Government Contracts


Weight Loss Coffee


536, 537, Dena Wing, President, Greene, 207-782-6175. We have been specializing in producing and printing portable trade show displays, ranging from table top displays to 20 ft. displays since 1994.

Amcomm Wireless

327, Meg ha n Beaurega rd, L e w i s t on , 2 0 7-713 - 4911. A m c om m W i r e l e s s i s a Premium Retailer for Verizon Wireless. We will give world class customer service — providing our trusted knowledge to help our customers.

Androscoggin Bank

Androscoggin Habitat for Humanity

Androscoggin Bank Colisee

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice

434, Danika Lamontagne,


305, Maureen Aube, Operat ions Ma nager, Lew iston, 207-783-2249. We prov ide and promote business advocacy, and economic, commu n it y, a nd educ at iona l suppor t a nd development for A nd roscogg i n Cou nt y businesses.

503, Kim Veilleux, Administrator, Auburn, 207-7862598. We a re a non-prof it organization who believes all people deser ve decent, a f f or d a ble home s . We partner with volunteers and low-income families to build those homes.

125 Manley Road Auburn, ME 04210 207.783.9186

AVCOG is an equal opportunity lender

Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce

522, Christina Drinkwater, Marketing Assistant, Lewiston, 207-376-3565. We are an independent, mutually-held Community Bank, headquartered in Lewiston. We actively seek and consider business loan applications and deposit accounts from all over Maine.

Special Programs for Manufacturers



Affordable Exhibit Displays, Inc.

Office Manager, Lewiston, 207783-2009. We are a multi-purpose event and hockey facility.

Visit Our Booth

524, Lisa Cailler, RN Clinical Liaison, Lew iston, 207795 -9 4 03. We a re a nonprof it, Medica re-cer t if ied agency that provides skilled home ca re, suppor t ive ca re, a nd hospice ca re for r e s ide nt s of A nd r o s c o ggin, Frank lin, Ox ford, and nor t hern Cumberla nd Counties.

Androscoggin Land Trust

2 0 3 , Jon a t h a n L a B ont e , Executive Director, Auburn, 2 0 7-78 2-2 3 0 2 . We a r e a membersh ip-suppor ted conser vation organization dedicated to protecting the i mpor ta nt nat u ra l a rea s, traditional landscape, and outdoor ex perience a long t he cent ra l A ndroscogg in River corridor.

Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments

109, Dina Jackson, Economic D e v elopment Sp e c i a l i st , Auburn, 207-783-9186. We are a non-profit, quasi-governmental membership organization providing planning/ development ser v ic es to communities and businesses in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford counties.

Arts and Culture Lewiston Auburn

440, Odelle Bowman, Facilitator, Lewiston, 207-782-7228. Our mission is to strengthen a nd support t he a rts a nd cu lt u re i n t he L ew iston/ Aubur n a rea as a cent ra l component of furthering economic and cultural development in the region.

Association for Consulting Expertise

529, Judi Jones, Director, Portland, 800-464-5043. The Association for Consulting Expertise (ACE) is a nonprofit association of independent consultants. http://

Assured Solar Energy

208, 209, Peter Rubins, Sales, North Yarmouth, 207-4507217. We sell and install photovoltaic solar collectors (PV) that convert sunlight to electricity, and heat pumps that use the electricity to heat and cool your home or business.


509, Janice Kalaghan, 617513-8960. AT&T is a global communications prov ider and one of the most honored companies in the world. It proudly boasts the largest 4G network in the United States.

Auburn Business Development Corp.

415, Darcie Beaudin, President, Auburn, 207-784-0161. Econom ic development agency partnering closely

with the LAEGC and City of Auburn.

Auburn Savings Bank, FSB

424, Allen T. Sterling, President, Lewiston, 207-782-0400. For more t ha n 125 yea rs Auburn Sav ings Bank has helped to build the Lewiston/ Auburn community by offering local banking, for local people; delivering those services many people only expect from much larger banks.

Austin Associates

508, Hillary Dow, Director of Marketing & Business Development, Auburn, 207-7839111. Our commitment to service excellence benefits our clients. We are dedicated to a policy of honest, fair, and confidential treatment.

Bangor Savings Bank

202, Christine Bosse, V PRetail Manager, Lew iston, 207-782-2133. For over 160 years, Bangor Savings has been l iv i ng a nd work i ng a long side t he pe ople of Maine. We’re proud to invest our time and resources into our communities.

Binnie Media

301, Tim Gatz, V P/Station Manager, Portland, 207-7970780. Radio Stations.

Busy Bee Computers

701, T heodore S. Record, Owner, Brunswick, 207-5226041. We provide computer suppor t a nd compet it ive web hosting plans. We offer a variety of customized solutions and services to residential clients, businesses and other organizations.

Camden National Bank

339, Na nc y Rober t son, Branch Manager, Lewiston, 207-753-6389. We are an independent Maine-based community bank that has been a nchor i ng c om mu n it ie s, enriching the lives of Maine

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people, and helping businesses succeed since 1875.

quality products. Cassiel’s services help you look and feel your best!

Career Center

Center Street Dental

539, Ma r y L a Font a i ne, C a r e e r C e n t e r M a n a g e r, L e w i s t on , 2 0 7-75 3 -9 0 9 4 . T h e C a r e e r C e nt e r h e l p s e m plo y e r s w it h r e c r u itment ef for ts using a webba sed Job Ba n k, specia lized recruitment, job fairs, a nd i nter v iew a nd t ra i ning space. The Center a lso a s s i s t s job s e e k er s w it h job s e a r c h a nd t r a i n i n g resources and information.

Casella Recycling

500, Ka ren McNaug hton, Municipa l Sa les, Scarborough, 888-857-0800. We give resources new life. We believe nothing is garbage, ever ything has value. We’re conserving, renewing and sustaining the planet’s limited, must precious resources.

Cassiel’s Salon & Spa

336, 337, Dia ne D uboi s, Owner, Lewiston, 207-7833321. Cassiel’s offer sa lon and spa service in a elegant & relaxing environment. We have the most knowledgeable wellness professionals and

300, Ca rl Shel i ne, Of f ice Manager, Auburn, 207-7842211. Dr. Rose and Dr. Dunn strive to provide the very best in cosmet ic, impla nt a nd family dentistry to the Lewiston-Auburn community and surrounding areas. http://

Central Maine Community College

422, Diane Dostie, Dean of Corp. & Community Services, Auburn, 207-755-5281. We provide high quality, affordable workforce education and training programs that can be customized to meet your organization’s needs.

Central Maine Medical Center

601, 602, Kathy Becvar, Director of Annual Funds, Lewiston, 207-795-2947. We are a tertiary hospital specializing in cardiac, cancer, trauma and women’s health. CMMC offers a comprehensive range of med ic a l a nd su r g ic a l specialties.

Champoux Insurance Agency

a Community Development Block Gr a nt E nt it lement Community and the department administers CDBG and ot her Federa l g ra nts t hat capita li ze loa n a nd g ra nt prog ra ms for facade a nd l i fe sa fet y i mprovement s in downtown buildings, as well as Brownfield cleanup and affordable housing programs. The City is creative in development public/private partnerships t hat support economic and communit y development.

420, Dick Albert, Manager, L e w i s t on , 2 0 7-78 3 -2 2 4 6 . Three generations of quality insurance coverage and personalized ser vice for your bu si ne s s, p er s on a l, a nd financial insurance needs. Let us protect you – today!

City of Auburn

416, Alan S. Manoian, Economic Development Specialist, Auburn, 207-333-6601. Prog ressive mu n icipa l it y working to build a solid future for citizens and businesses. Auburn has a population of over 24,000 people, a land area of 66 square miles, and ranks 2nd lowest in crime of Maine’s 10 largest communities.

Citylink & Alternate Transit Advertising

425, Marsha Bennett, Transit Coordinator, Auburn, 20778 3 -918 6 . C it y l i n k , L A’s public transit system, and Alternate Transit Advertising, a New England based transit advertising company, work toget her to prov ide businesses with outdoor advertising opportunities.

City of Lewiston

412, Lincoln Jeffers, Dir. of Economic & Comm. Development, Lewiston, 207-5133126. T he Depa r t ment of Economic and Community D e v elopment of fer s sit e locat ion assista nce, mezzanine commercial financing, a streamlined development review and permitting process, and access to state a nd loca l busi ness assistance programs. The City is

CMC Technology Group

4 3 3, M a r c Sm it h , S a le s Manager, Farmingdale, 207582-8244. Telecommunications/IT Systems/Ser v ices Sales/Installation/Integration provider.

Community Credit Union

421, Betsy Sibley, Ma rketi n g D i r e c t o r, L e w i s t o n , 207-783-2096. Communit y C re d it Un ion i s a memb e r- ow ne d or g a n i z a t ion whose purpose is to ser ve the financial needs of indiv idua ls a nd businesses in A ndroscoggin Count y. We a re a f u l l ser v ic e C re d it Union offering all the conveniences you desire such as online bank ing, mobile ba n k i ng , sha red bra nchi ng, su rcha rge f ree ATMs and a wide array of lending solutions.

102, Mike Laliberte, Marketing Representative, Auburn, 207-576-0722. Super regional mutual insurance company repre sente d by over 14 0 Independent Insu ra nce Agents in Maine. We insure autos, homes and small business. We have a full service facility in Auburn, including claims and marketing.

Cornerstone Counseling, LLC

436, Jill Willer, 207-376-4981. Cornerstone Counseling is a n i ndependent cou nseling facility in Auburn Maine. We offer a variety of services including, individual, family, couples and group counseling, and Accelerated Resolution Therapy.


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Clark Insurance

518, Tony Payne, Business Development Director, Portland, 207-774-6257. We are an employee-owned agency offering business, employer benefits and personal insurance solutions to Maine employers.

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?



Hebron Academy Where Humanity and Achievement Ring True


Inspiring and guiding

Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show

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CPTG Essential Oils. The oils are so pure and potent we use them for medicinal purposes.

Corporate Intelligence

Downeast Energy

Dempsey Challenge

East Bay Marketing Group

from page 11

106, Jessica Dumond, Operations Manager, Lewiston, 207783-0000. Pre-employment screening, investigative services, forensic specialties.

528, Aimee Arsenault, Event Manager, Lewiston, 207-3307719. The Dempsey Cha llenge is an annual run, walk and cycling event held in Lewiston-Auburn to benefit the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing.

Dojo Digital

33 4, S c ot t H i l l, G ener a l Manager, 207-330-5439. Dojo Digital delivers cutting edge website features, functionality and responsive design with the integrity your business deserves.


435, Misty Camire, Independent Product Consu lta nt, Cumberland, 207-749-3334. We are Independent Product Consu lta nts for doTERR A

402, Troy Pattison, Marketing, Brunswick, 207-319-1219. We sell heating oil and propane, energy-efficient equipment, and a full range of services to keep homes and businesses comfortable all year long.

406, Just i n Sta rbi rd, CoFounder, Mecha nic Fa l ls, 207-939-2065. We are a fullservice marketing, consulting firm that creates systematized marketing programs t hat tel l your stor y more effectively and efficiently to reach your target customers.

Efficiency Maine

502, Tim Clark, Field Staff Director, Augusta, 207-3330474. We promote the statewide effort for more efficient use of electricity to help businesses reduce energy costs and improve Maine’s environment.

Electrical Systems of Maine, Inc.

Photo courtesy of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council

KP’s Place celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant located at the 245 Center Street Plaza in Auburn on Wednesday, September 26. From left: Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments Executive Director Bob Thompson; Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce Board Member Patti Gagne; City of Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald; Owner Keith Genest; City of Auburn Mayor Jonathan LaBonte; former City of Auburn Economic Development Assistant Keith McBride. Outside Vendor, Pat Thibod e a u , P r oj e c t M a n a g e r, Auburn, 207-783-7126. Since 1985, we have been providing quality, cost effective electrical contracting services to central and southern Maine.

Electricity Maine

618, 619, Candace Sanborn, V P of Marketing, Auburn, 207-4 40 -5021. E lec t r ic it y supply provider.

FairPoint Communications

702, Carol Connors, Marketing Event/Sponsorships, Manchester, 603-256-1628. FairPoint Communications is a leading communications provider of

broadband Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television, and other highcapacity services to customers across 17 states, including Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

A community‐based organization dedicated to empowering children and families to lead healthy, productive lives.

• Accounting • Bookkeeping Services • Auditing

57 Birch St., Suite 204 • Lewiston, ME • 04240 • 207‐783‐3990

For your business communication needs, visit AT&T at booth #509 at the Androscoggin B2B Trade Show.

• Financial Planning • Tax Services • Business Valuation

1111 Lisbon Street Lewiston, Maine 04240 (207) 786-0328 • Fax (207) 783-9377

The Best Senior Living in Mid Coast Maine ~ The Highlands 30 Governor’s Way, Topsham, ME • 1-888-760-1042

Visit Us At Booth #316

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777-6006 Emergencies: 783-2219 or 911 Medical Transfers: 777-6000 Wheel Chair Transfers: 782-8400

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192 Russell Street, Lewiston

215 Rodman Road, Auburn

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Finance Authority of Maine

520, Ci ndy Roy, Com mun i c a t i o n s C o o r d i n a t o r, Augusta, 207-620-3505. We prov ide access to innovative f inancia l solutions to help Maine citizens pursue business and higher education opportunities. We help businesses access capital to grow, expand and succeed; creating new employ ment oppor t u n it ie s to benef it Maine people.

Fontaine Family Team — The Real Estate Leader

311, Karen Gruver, Marketing Director, Auburn, 207-7843800. We are a highly skilled team of professionals who go above and beyond for our clients whenever possible.


330, Rebecca Purring ton, Promotional Product Consultant, Auburn, 207-320-0235. Promotional Product Sales.

GHM Insurance Agency

t iona l ser v ice a nd competitive rates. We are conveniently located in Auburn, Augusta, and Waterville, and are happy to provide quotes for all types of insurance.

Gleason Media

600, Bonnie McHugh, WEZR Station Manager, Auburn, 207-784-5868. We provide a combination of Radio, Internet, Eblast Marketing and Website Upgrades.

Golden Mountain, LLC

214, 215, Shel ly Everet t, Owner, South Paris, 207-4614249. Un i for ms, appa rel, sig ns, let ter i ng. Nu rsi ng, EMS, Police, Fire, Business Marketing Packages.

Grant's Bakery

704, Ka r i Gra nt-Gag non, Sales & Marketing Director, Lewiston, 207-783-2226. We offer sandwich or pastry platters for your meeting needs, custom cake/cookies/cupcakes (i.e. company’s logo and colors), and gift certificates. Delivery is available for a nominal fee.

535, James Sanborn, Auburn, 207-689-9171. We offer excep-

Great Falls Balloon Festival

313, Christina Noonan, Marketing Director, Minot, 207333-9974. Our mission is to provide fundraising opportunities to local non-profits, celebrate our communit y and promote the L/A area as a visitor destination. This year, the festival celebrates its 21st year, August 16 to 18, 2013.

Great Falls Insurance Company

609, Keit h Sma ldon, Ma rket i ng Di re c tor, Aubu r n, 207-3 3 3-32 57. We a re a n i n su r a nc e c ompa ny spec i a l i z i n g i n w o r k m e n’s compensation insurance.

Health Affiliates Maine, LLC

526, A ndrea K rebs, Executive Director, Auburn, 207333-3278. We a re a statew ide behav iora l hea lt h agenc y prov id i ng ment a l

East Bay Marketing Group works with you to rapidly grow your business. Our focus is YOUR ROI & as the “Official Nominations Partner of the Edison Awards,� we create & implement systems that are tailored to the size of your company. Visit us at booth #406 or go to our website to pick up your FREE REPORT “The 5-Part Formula to Rapidly Grow Your Business.�

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health and substance abuse counseling and case management services to adults, children and families.

Healthy Androscoggin

533, Mar y Lou Hofmann, Administ rat ive Assista nt, L e w i s ton, 2 07-795 -59 9 0. Healthy Androscoggin, a communit y coa lition, focuses on supporting tobacco-free lifestyles; promoting healthy eating and physical activity; preventing substance abuse and childhood lead poisoning.

Healthy Smiles for ME, Inc.

205, Cindy Leavitt, Found-er/ President, Auburn, 207-7541176. We are a public 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps Maine Children receive needed dental treatment.

Hebron Academy

419 , A d m i s s i o n O f f i c e ,

Isaacson & Raymond

429, Lisa Dumont, Of f ice Manager, Lewiston, 207-7955000. We are a law firm with more than 185 years of combined experience in serving individuals and businesses i n t he L e w i ston-Aubu r n community.

Javita Coffee Company

103, Ca rol Bla keney, Distributor, Portland, 207-2339522. We a re a compa ny com m it ted to en ha ncing the lives of millions of people by bringing together two great industries – coffee and direct selling.

325, Heid i Saw yer, Field M a r k e t i n g C o or d i n a t or, Westbrook, 207-591-1206. Since 1999, we have been the preferred resource for employers and job seekers alike. W hether you are an employer or job seeker, you are sure to find what you are looking for.


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Auburn Business Development Corp.

1-888-304-HOPE (4673) Statewide Crisis Services

Auburn Industrial Subdivision

1-888-568-1112 TDD – 1-888-568-1112

Visit our booth!

427, 428, Amanda Theberge, Director of Sales, Auburn, 207-784-4433. Come experience what’s new at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch! Visit as at our booth to get a taste of our new Garden Grille & Bar.

703, John A. Pape, Ow ner, Turner, 207-224-8299. A fullservice electrical contractor owned by master electrician, John A. Pape, in Turner. Specializing in generators and video surveillance systems.



Visit our booth for $5 off your ticket to Inspired Voices on June 26th at the Franco American Heritage Center.

Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch

JAPELCO Electrical Contractors, Inc.


Hebron, 207-966-5225. We prov ide a f r iend l y, supportive, family atmosphere where students are inspired to reach their highest potential in mind, body and spirit through a balance of college p r e p a r a t o r y o p p o r t u n ities in academics, arts, and athletics.

Gleason Media Services provides a combination of Radio, Internet and Eblast Marketing which we call “ProActive Advertising�. We also design websites that are mobile-ready. Our costs to advertise on our radio stations and LA Alerts are affordable and effective.

For more information call Bonnie McHugh at 207-784-5868 or send an email to

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8 lots available from 3 acres to 32 acres Located in a Foreign-Trade Zone Contact ABDC at 784-0161 or


Economic Achievement award recipients The City of Auburn, City of Lewiston, and LewistonAuburn Economic Grow th Council are pleased to recognize this year’s Economic Achievement Award recipients.

City of Auburn award recipients:

Interested in growing your 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 416, the City of Lewiston at booth 412, Auburn Business Development Corporation at 415, the LewistonAuburn Economic Growth Council at 414, Lewiston Development Corporation at 413, or AVCOG at 109.About the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council: Did you know: The LAEGC provides site search assistance, technical assistance, business consultation, marketing and more, free of charge. Did you know: The LAEGC manages an asset base of $13.9 million.

• Eastern Fire Protection

Did you know: The Auburn Business Development Corporation is managed by LAEGC staff.

• Falcon Performance Footwear

Did you know: The Lewiston Development Corporation is managed by LAEGC staff.

• The Bread Shack

Did you know: The Lewiston and Auburn Railroad Company is managed by LAEGC staff.

• Rolly’s Diner (Community Development Award)

Did you know: Companies assisted by the LAEGC paid approximately $18.5 million in taxes during 2012 alone.

City of Lewiston award recipients: • Forage Market • The Lofts at Bates Mill • Rainbow Bicycle


Did you know: The LAEGC has nearly $3.2 million in outstanding loans to area businesses. Did you know: The LAEGC has loans available for qualified businesses from $5,000 up to $250,000. Did you know: Over the past 32 years, the LAEGC has assisted more than 130 companies/businesses with more than $13 million in loans which have generated more than $90 million in total investment for both Lewiston and Auburn. Did you know: Companies assisted by the LAEGC employed nearly 14,689 workers during 2012 alone. Did you know: The LAEGC is an equal opportunity lender. For more information, please visit or call 207-784-0161.




is pleased to present the

Thomas College. Beyond Education.

415 Lisbon St. • Suite 400 • P.O. Box 1188 • Lewiston, ME 04243-1188 • 784-0161

Lewiston Development Corporation Partners in Lewiston’s Economic Development for more than 50 years. LDC is excited to start work on a new spec building on Forrestal Street in Lewiston. To find out how LDC can help with your expansion plans, call 784-0161 or email

Air Conditioning Heating Plumbing Service VISIT US AT BOOTH #204 207-786-3246 Auburn, ME


Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, June 9, 2013

What’s happening on the day of the show Chamber kick-off breakfast from 7:15-9 a.m. at Ramada Inn and Conference Center Before the event, it's an annual tradition to attend the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce Kick-Off Breakfast at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center in Lewiston.

Salon and Spa; Paul Landry, owner of Fish Bones American Grill; and John Stass, founder of Katahdin Studio Furniture and Zen Harbor Living.

Attracting 350-400 business leaders, this 7:15-9 a.m. event sells out every year and will feature a local "Business Success Panel" with speakers including Luke Livingston, president of Baxter Brewing Company; Diane Dubois, owner of Cassiel's

Listen and participate with these industry leaders as they focus on the keys to entrepreneurial success in the modern era. Breakfast registration is required. To register online, please visit or call 207-783-2249.

To see who’s exhibiting at the show, visit Come see ... What’s New! What’s Now! What’s Next! And What to Expect!

Join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook #MaineTradeShow @MaineTradeShow

John Stass, Katahdin Studio Furniture and Zen Harbor Living

Diane Dubois, owner of Cassiel's Salon and Spa

Paul Landry, owner of Fish Bones American Grill

Luke Livingston, president of Baxter Brewing Company


See you at the B2B! Heather Caston-Talbot

Kelly Services, Inc is a world leader in workforce management services and human resource solutions. Offering temporary staffing services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement to clients on a global basis.

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Office services - Accounting - Engineering - IT - Law - Science - Marketing Creative Services - Light Industrial - Education - Health Care & more. Contact Kelly Services today for your staffing needs: 207-784-0400 or email us at

Advance Orthotic & Prosthetic Services, Inc. 207 North River Road, Auburn, ME 04210 207-786-7200

Our accredited facilities in Auburn, Brunswick and Westbrook custom build, on-site, most of our orthotic and prosthetic devices while offering customers total service, total care. See us at booth #607

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Workforce Training Solutions (207) 755-5280

See us at Booth # 422

See Us At Booths #601 & 602


Look for these businesses at the BUSINESS TO BUSINESS TRADE SHOW

Flex Space

Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 2nd Wind Oxygen Bar Health & Fitness 319

Dojo Digital Computers/Networks/Internet 334

AAA Northern New England Automotive 316

doTERRA Health 435

Action Computer Services, Inc. Computers/Networks/Internet 610

Downeast Energy Utilities 402

Advance Orthotic + Prosthetic Services Health Care/Services 607

East Bay Marketing Group Marketing 406

Advocates for Children Non-profit Organizations 107

Efficiency Maine Energy 502

Affordable Exhibit Displays, Inc. Signage/Displays 536, 537

Electrical Systems of Maine, Inc. Electrician Outside Vendor

Amcomm Wireless Cellular Telephones 327

Electricity Maine Utilities 618, 619

Andros. County Chamber of Commerce Business Services 305

FairPoint Communications Telephone Equipment & Services 702

Androscoggin Bank Banks/Credit Unions 522

Finance Authority of Maine Financial Services 520

Androscoggin Bank Colisee Entertainment 434

Fontaine Family Team – The Real Estate Leader Real Estate 311

Androscoggin Habitat for Humanity Non-profit Organizations 503

Geiger Promotional Items 330

Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice Health Care 524

GHM Insurance Agency Insurance 535

Androscoggin Land Trust Non-profit Organizations 203

Gleason Media Radio Stations 600

Arts and Culture Lewiston Auburn Arts & Culture 440

Golden Mountain, LLC Promotional/Printing 214, 215

Association for Consulting Expertise Business Services 529

Grant's Bakery Bakery 704

Assured Solar Energy Energy 208, 209

Great Falls Balloon Festival Entertainment/Recreation 313

AT&T Cellular Telephones 509

Great Falls Insurance Company Insurance 609

Auburn Business Development Corp. Economic Development Organization 415

Health Affiliates Maine, LLC Health Care/Services 526

Maine Awards Rogue Wear Promotional 530

Oxford Networks Computers/Networks/Internet 805

The Great Outdoors Banquets/Catering 800

Auburn Savings Bank, FSB Banks/Credit Unions 424

Healthy Androscoggin Non-profit Organizations 533

Maine Community Health Options Insurance 324

Pathway Vineyard Church Non-profit Organizations 338

The Highlands Senior Services/Living 605

Austin Associates Accountants 508

Healthy Smiles for ME, Inc. Dental 205

Maine Department of Labor State Agencies 538

Payroll Management, Inc. Bookkeeping/Payroll Services 108

The Inn at Brunswick Station Hotels & Conference Centers 617

AVCOG Economic Development Organizations 109

Hebron Academy Educational Institutions 419

Maine IT Computers 409

Phenix Title Services Real Estate Services 206

The Interface Financial Group Financial Services 521

Bangor Savings Bank Banks/Credit Unions 202

Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch Hotels & Conference Centers 427, 428

Maine Source Homes Real Estate 604, Outside Vendor

Praxis Production Studios Video Services 527

The Java Gourmet LLC Vending Services 312

Binnie Media Radio Stations 301

Isaacson & Raymond Law Firms 429

Maine State Chamber of Commerce Non-profit Organizations 407

Project Unite/Healthy Androscoggin Non-profit Organizations 534

The Public Theatre Entertainment/Recreation 507

Busy Bee Computers Computers/Networks/Internet 701

JAPELCO Electrical Contractors, Inc. Electrician 703

Maine Veterans' Home Health Care 217

Promising Futures Employment/Training 603

Thomas College Educational Institutions 315

Camden National Bank Banks/Credit Unions 339

Javita Coffee Company Business Services 103

Maine Women's Network Non-profit Organizations 314

PRP Insurance Insurance 531

Time Warner Cable Business Class Cable Service 320

CareerCenter Employment/Training 539 Employment/Training 325

Mechanics Savings Bank Banks/Credit Unions 700

Rainbow Bike Athletic 333

Trade-mark R Productions Video Services 431

Casella Recycling Recycling Services 500

Kaplan University Educational Institutions 207, 430

Meru Networks Computers/Networks/Internet 614

Residence Inn Marriott Hotels & Conference Centers 606

Tri-County Mental Health Services Health Care/Services 506

Cassiel’s Salon & Spa Health and Fitness 336, 337

Katahdin Studio Furniture Manufacturing 335

Moody's Collision Centers Automotive 441

Royal Oak Room at Ironhorse Court Events 516

Turner Publishing Inc. Newspapers 410

Center Street Dental Dental 300

Kelly Services Employment/Training 804

Mortgage Network Financial Services 510

Salvatore Bonetti, ChFC, CRPS at Morgan Stanley Financial Services 511

Twin City Financial Group Financial Services 426

Central Maine Community College Employment/Training 422

L/A Hearing Center Health Care/Services 321

Mr. Drew and His Animals Too! Entertainment 331

Sam's Italian Foods Restaurants 332

Uncle Andy's Digest Publishers 218, 219

Central Maine Medical Center Health Care 601, 602

Labor Ready, Inc. Employment/Training 329

Museum L-A Non-profit Organizations 408

Schooner Estates Senior Services/Living 403

United Ambulance Service Health Care/Services 309

Champoux Insurance Agency Insurance 420

L.A.W. Calibration Industrial Services 328

Nadeau's Refrigeration Industrial Services 204

SCORE Business Services 505

United Insurance Insurance 302

City of Auburn Municipalities 416

National Protective Agency Security 432

Selco Plumbing & Heating Supplies Plumbing & Heating 318

University of Southern Maine/LAC Educational Institutions 525

City of Lewiston Municipalities 412

Lew iston-Auburn Economic Growth Council Economic Development Organization 414 Lewiston Auburn Magazine Publishing 611, 612, 613

New England College of Business, Boston Educational Institutions 608

Shads Advertising Co. Promotional Items 405

Vemma Nutritional 801

Citylink & Alternate Transit Advertising Transportation 425

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott Law Firms 303

Verizon Wireless Cellular Telephones 100, 101

Clark Insurance Insurance 518

Lewiston Development Corporation Economic Development Organization 413

Next Level Business Coaching Business Services 802, 803

Lewiston Public Schools Educational Institutions 504

Noah's Ark Animal Workshop Entertainment 515

Sullivan Tire & Auto Service Automotive 308

Waltham Services Exterminators 517

CMC Technology Group Telecommunications 433

Sun Journal Newspapers 200, 201

Waterman Farm Machinery Co., Inc. Industrial Services 615

Community Credit Union Banks/Credit Unions 421

Liberty Mutual Insurance Insurance 411

Nomad Pictures – Film & Video Video Services 322

Life Ideals Health Care/Services 212

Northeast Bank Banks/Credit Unions 404

Superior Energy Solutions HVAC 616

WGME- 13 Television Stations 304

Concord Group Insurance Company Insurance 102

T.H. Creations, Inc. Computers/Networks/Internet 310

Young Entreprenuers Academy Non-profit Organizations 306, 307

Cornerstone Counseling, LLC. Health Care/Services 436

Macaroni Kid Publishing 213

Northeast Charter & Tour Transportation 523 Outside Vendor

M.E. Massage Therapy & Renew You Massage and Reiki Health & Fitness 326

Norway Savings Bank Banks/Credit Unions 400, 401

Target Marketing Maine Advertising 210

YWCA of Central Maine Non-profit Organizations 211

Corporate Intelligence Business Services 106

TD Bank Banks/Credit Unions 519

Dempsey Challenge Non-profit Organizations 528

Mainebiz Publishing 705

Odd Fellows' and Rebekahs' Home of Maine Health Care 423 Ouellette & Associates, P.A. Accountants 323

Thayer Corporation HVAC 501


18th annual

Flex Space

Androscoggin Bank Colisee

Flex Space

190 Birch St., Lewiston Outdoor exhibitors

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Directions to the Colisee

LAEGC: Proud to serve you On behalf of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, we are proud to bring you the 18th annual Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show, the state’s largest business networking event. For over 32 years, we have served as the central economic development agency on behalf of the cities of Lewiston and Auburn, Maine. Providing business attraction, site location assistance, marketing, gap financing and technical support, think of us as your customized, one-stopshop for business assistance in the Twin Cities.

Address: 190 Birch Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240 Phone: 207-783-2009 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 (formerly known as 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 (formerly known as 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.

For more information about our services, please visit www.economicgrowth. org, email, or call 207-784-0161.

Planning committee a valuable resource Much time and commitment are spent in planning and organizing a quality trade show. For 18 years, the LewistonAuburn 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 Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council expresses its sincere gratitude to the following committee members for their assistance with the show:

• Mike Cain, Androscoggin Bank Colisee • Bonnie McHugh, Gleason Radio Group • Tracey Steuber, Captive Elements •A  manda Theberge, Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch • Freddie Collins

•C  hip Morrison, Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce

• Sheri Verville, Sun Journal

•D  eborah Carroll, Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce

•S  tephanie Lewis, Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council

• Danika LaMontagne, Androscoggin Bank Colisee

•C  alvin Rinck, Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council

Grant’s Bakery

525 Sabattus Street Lewiston, ME 04240 783-2226 Check out our “Show Us Your Cake Face” contest at booth #704.

Full-Service Direct & Digital Marketing


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Profiles from page 13

Kaplan University

207, 430, Anne Ryan, Campus Director, Lewiston, 207-5133600. We deliver an exceptional educational experience w it h a n u n matched commitment to your success.

Katahdin Studio Furniture

335, John Stass, President, L e w i s t on , 2 0 7-78 3 -2 9 6 9. Designers and builders of specialty and custom furniture. Serving a world-wide, of ten celebr it y cl ientele. Katahdin’s work is found in the finest of homes, businesses and institutions.

Kelly Services

804, Ash ley Ada ms, Sta f fi n g Sup er v i s or, Au bu r n, 207-78 4- 0 40 0. We of fer a c om pr e he n s i v e a r r a y of outsourcing and consulting ser v ices as well as worldclass staffing on temporary, t e m p o r a r y-t o - h i r e , a n d direct-hire basis.

L/A Hearing Center

321, Stephanie Gelinas, Exec-

ut ive Di rector, Lew iston, 207-782-2150. We offer comprehensive hearing health care for people of all ages – 6 months to adults.

Labor Ready, Inc.

329, Jason-Michael Thompson, Branch Manager, Lewiston, 207-782-4500. We are a le ad i ng mu lt i n at ion a l source of dependable labor for companies in a variety of industries.

L.A.W. Calibration

328, Jane Lombard, Senior Partner, Biddeford, 207-2296554. We are a full-service c a l ibr at ion compa ny for the aerospace, automotive, elect r ica l, elect ronic a nd manufacturing industries. Compet it ive pr ici ng a nd superior turnaround times guaranteed.

Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council

414, Lucien B. Gosselin, President, Lewiston, 207-784-0161. L -A’s pr i m a r y e c onom ic development agency offering site searches, technical assistance, gap financing, and marketing services.

Photo courtesy of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council

A $3.0-million groundbreaking to re-establish the Rangeley Branch rail line occurred April 17, 2013 providing direct rail access to approximately 400 acres of land in the city of Auburn and town of Poland. From left: City of Auburn Mayor Jonathan LaBonte; Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt; Lewiston and Auburn Railroad Company President Gerald Berube; St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad General Manager Blake Jones; Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments Executive Director Robert Thompson; City of Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald.

Lewiston Auburn Magazine

611, 612, 613, Joshua Shea, Publisher, Lewiston, 207-689-

5981. We are a high-quality active lifestyle publication cover i ng A nd roscog g i n County and is also the pro-


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Lewiston CareerCenter

5 Mollison Way Lewiston, ME 04240-5805 Phone: 207.753.9001, TTY: 877.796.9833

Providing services to Maine employers at NO CHARGE

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.

“Your Local Option”

• Web-based payroll Online Entry -Anytime, Anywhere • Pay as you Go Workers Compensation

Local Banking for Local People

• Time and Attendance Solutions • Instant Affordable Employee Screening • Human Resources 3 Levels of employee management Options (800) 734-6880 •

Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, June 9, 2013

670 Turner St. • Auburn • 777-3400

www. 256 Court Street, Auburn 207-782-6871 325 Sabattus Street, Lewiston 207-782-0400


Overview from page 5

Sears Hometown Store opened in March. The new store carries tools, lawn and garden equipment, appliances, mattresses and electronics. With over 2,100 locations across the country, Supercuts, which never requires an appointment, moved into the former Hair by Gregory’s location at Shaw’s Plaza. Center Street has continued to see an influx of new businesses as well. Hair by Gregory’s moved from their Shaw’s Plaza location and expanded into their new location at 392 Center Street. Central Maine Credit Union has opened their new 4,000± square foot facility at 836 Center Street in Auburn. Organized in 1950 in 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. Situated among the retail stores along the busy Center Street commercial business corridor, KP’s Place, a family-friendly and casual dining restaurant located at the 245 Center Street Plaza, opened their 1,600-square-foot location, further adding to the growing Auburn and Lewiston restaurant scene. Capable of seating over 30 patrons, the restaurant specializes in fried fresh chicken and seafood. Adjacent to KP’s Place, the Grow Depot, an indoor and outdoor garden supply retailer, also opened at the 245 Center Street Plaza location. Specializing in outdoor products with an emphasis on indoor gardening due to the shortened Maine growing season, the business focuses on the benefits of utilizing hydroponic gardens inside the home or greenhouse. Book ke epi ng Plu s, a n ac c ou nt i ng a nd book ke epi ng service, relocated to Auburn above Uncle Andy’s Digest at 9 Grove Street.

NEXT LEVEL BUSINESS COACHING Go Home On Time... Sleep Well At Night

376-3239 Odd Fellows' & Rebekahs' Home of Maine Warm and Caring Staff • Home-Cooked Meals • 17 Acres of Beautifully Landscaped Grounds • Shopping and Field Trips • Beauty Parlor • Our Own Red Hat Chapter • Games (cards, bingo, etc.) • Picnics

For more about the Home (and our upcoming golf tournament) go to (and don't forget to "like" us on Facebook!)

85 Caron Lane Auburn, ME 04210 786-4616


Tarbell and Brodich, P.A., located at 86 Main Street in downtown Auburn, celebrated their official grand opening in December having recently relocated their Maine office from Augusta to Auburn in order to better serve their clients throughout the state. Essential to growing the creative economy, representatives f rom t he Aubu r n Publ ic L ibra r y of f icia l ly welcomed cardholders and the public to experience the new, state-of-theart digital media center, the first digital media lab to be located within a public library in New England, in early January. Providing a hands-on learning experience utilizing the latest technological tools available, the aptly named Create! Media Lab is available for Auburn Public Library and Lewiston Public Library cardholders, and is equipped with three Apple Mac computers that feature the latest software programs. Across the street, Dojo Digital moved into 158 Court Street. A website development and design business, Dojo Digital delivers cutting-edge website features and functionality. Vision LLC opened their doors in early February. Providing solutions and strategies for a company's or agency’s brand, print, promotional and Internet marketing needs, Vision LLC offers products and services including business forms, checks, labels, commercial printing, logo/graphics/branding, Web design and development, and Internet marketing services. Located at 31 Court Street in Auburn's downtown, Norway Savings Bank is in the midst of renovating the ground floor and opening their 22nd branch. Offering a drive-through feature, the full-service branch will have at least six employees. Individual town houses have been built at 261 Main Street in Auburn's downtown. Facing Academy Street and the Community Little Theatre, the medium-income development project continues to grow t he appea l of urban liv ing. Additionally, work is underway at the intersection to create a single apartment building containing a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units.

The downtowns continue to be the focus of new businesses and entrepreneurs. Representing the face of the community, downtown Auburn and Lewiston have both seen increased investment. Great Fa l ls P roper t y Ma nagement, a cl ient-foc u sed organization serving the needs of single-family, multi-family and commercial property owners and tenants in the greater Lewiston-Auburn area, opened at 134 Main Street next to Pedro O’Hara’s Restaurant. Rainbow Bicycle and Fitness, an independent bicycle shop, officially celebrated the grand opening of their new store. A 2013 cit y of Lew iston Economic Achievement Award recipient, the 97 Lisbon Street location encompasses nearly 5,600 square-feet, enough to accommodate an extensive inventory of bicycle-related products, while another 5,600 square feet remains unused on the bottom floor on the back side of the building. Also located within the same building at 97 Lisbon Street, the Local Grind Café features Maine-roasted coffee from Wicked Joe’s based out of Brunswick. In addition to coffee, espresso and lattes, the café sells bagels, scones, muffins wraps, soups and sandwiches. After a year of renovations to a historic downtown building, Forage Market opened in spring 2012 at 180 Lisbon Street. Offering gourmet foodstuffs, fine meats, cheeses, rustic breads and bagels baked on premises in a custom, wood-fired brick oven, farm fresh produce and dairy offerings, fine coffees and espressos, wine, beer, a creative breakfast and lunch menu, and even grab-n-go dinners, Forage is a breath of fresh air, bringing new people and energy to Lisbon Street, and expanding new retail southward toward Pine Street, earning them a 2013 Economic Achievement Award from the city of Lewiston. In addition to housing Forage Market, 180 Lisbon Street has become quite the gathering spot and incubator for other businesses. Chill Yoga, and Life Ideals Counseling are long-

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Weddings • Corporate Outings • Family Reunions Rte 26 • 125 Pigeon Hill Rd., Mechanic Falls, ME

Visit us online:

Charter & Tour Co., Inc. Kevin Sullivan Director, Sales and Marketing 235 Goddard Road Lewiston, ME 04240 207-784-3159 1-888-593-6328

Sit Back & Enjoy the Ride!

Doing more for Maine Business.

MERCHANTS: Turn your mobile device into a credit card terminal and accept credit cards anywhere.

Live demos at 11am and 1pm. Booth #700 207.786.5700 MEMBER FDIC

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term tenants, but galleries and photographers have also gotten their starts on the upper f loors. The most recent addition is Downtown Handmade and Vintage, a shop that offers antiques, vintage collectables, and custom-made, locally designed arts and crafts. Contributing to the arts scene in Lewiston-Auburn and beyond, the renovated space at 223 Lisbon Street, occupied by Lewiston Auburn Magazine, contains a new art gallery called Prose Gallery. In one of the splashier highlights of the year, Argo Marketing Group announced the $2.4-million renovation of the former McCrory’s department store at 64 Lisbon Street, which will result in 150 new positions at the 25,000-square-foot location, as well as a café, office and retail space for lease. Located at 140 Canal Street Plaza in downtown Lewiston, Blush Beaut y Boutique celebrated t heir off icia l grand opening in September. The fully renovated boutique features an inviting 2,000-square-foot space that includes modern interior design elements that complement the customdesigned amenities located throughout the studio. New additions include the exposed Color Bar which provides guests an interesting new view on their total salon experience by showcasing a space where guests can view their personalized color being formulated. Another modern feature called the Tool Bar allows guests to experiment and handle the tools that professional stylists use to create their customized style. Those searching for a medical care provider now have a convenient health care facility situated just off Kennedy Park in downtown Lewiston provided by Dr. Alice Haines. Located on the ground floor at 60 Pine Street, the 180-squarefoot micro-practice provides comprehensive and affordable medical care services to patients and may be particularly attractive to those who have no insurance or who maintain a high deductible. Those in need of dental care but unable to visit a dentist’s office will now have convenient access to a mobile dental

Photo courtesy of the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council

Rainbow Bicycle & Fitness and the Local Grind Café celebrated the grand opening of their new retail space at 97 Lisbon Street in downtown Lewiston on Wednesday, December 19. From left: City of Lewiston Director of Economic & Community Development Lincoln Jeffers; Auburn City Councilor Joshua Shea; City of Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald; Lewiston City Councilor Craig Saddlemire; Owner John Grenier; Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce President Chip Morrison. hygiene service courtesy of Healthy Maine Smiles. Providing professiona l denta l care for seniors, t he disabled, and those with limited access to traditional dental options, the business will improve access to oral health opportunities for area residents by conveniently offering preventative oral health services in a familiar and safe environment of the customers' choosing. Hea ly Terrace, a new, af fordable housing complex for Maine senior citizens that once housed a boy’s orphanage, experienced a nearly $8-million renovation. Turning the 100-year-old Healy Asylum into 32 affordable units for Maine’s elderly, the renovated building is a welcome addition right in the heart of Lewiston.

The Lofts at Bates Mill is a 48-unit, mixed-income housing project located in Bates Mill. The $9.8-million renovation is the first residential mill conversion in Lewiston, bringing urban, loft-style apartments to the city. They were well received, with the first tenants welcomed in November. The Lofts was fully leased out by February, several months ahead of schedule. Demand for market-rate, downtown living options continues to grow and be met. Eric Agren created three condominiums on t he top t wo f loors of 49 Lisbon Street, above Fuel


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Visit us at booth #303

95 Main Street, Auburn, Maine 04210 • 207.784.3200 Sharing a Journey to Wellness Providing: Mental health and substance abuse service for adults, children and families. Programs:  Outpatient Counseling  Case Management  Employee Assistance Program


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66 Milliken St. • Portland, ME 04103 • Ph. 207-797-7997

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Riverfront Island: Where is it and what projects are planned? By Lincoln Jeffers City of Lewiston Director of Economic and Community Development

“Riverfront Island” is the land bounded by the upper canal and Canal Street to the east, Cedar Street on the south, and the Androscoggin River to the west and the north. Entirely bound by water, it truly is an island. In the heart of Maine’s second largest city, it is a unique resource that has the potential to be the centerpiece for downtown redevelopment. The Androscoggin River, Great Falls of the Androscoggin, 1.5 miles of canals, and historic architecture combine to form a unique asset. T he a rea encompa sses 77 acres, i nclud i ng a m i x of commercial, residential, hospitality and green spaces. There are four public parks offering a variety of passive and active recreational opportunities. There are three former textile mills encompassing a total of 1.8-million-square-feet. There are 1,256 public parking spaces. With water frontage, high visibility, and 26,000 cars per day passing through on Main Street, the existing concentration

Retail/civic use on redeveloped Bates Mill #5 site

of public and private services within the downtown makes Riverfront Island one of the most desirable redevelopment areas in the city.

2. A ttract a vital mix of uses, including housing, through continued reuse of historic buildings and thoughtful new development that bring new life and activity to the area.

In 2012, Lew iston hired t he award-w inning planning, architectural and preservation consulting firm Goody Clancy to lead a multi-disciplinary, market-based master planning effort. Stakeholders and citizens were engaged, with more than 100 people participating in each of the public sessions.

3. Make the district more walkable to ensure that Riverfront Island functions as a cohesive urban destination where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

The project was guided by a singular vision -- that a great river, once harnessed to produce the power that drew industry to the twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn, can now again be the spark that defines the communities. The plan outlines how the riverfront can become the region’s great urban destination, a place for recreation, cultural activities, work and urban living.

Four closely related goals guide this master plan: 1. Tap the power of the river through development of a riverwalk and improved water access to enhance quality of life and to support economic development.

New Canal Park with performance area Possible bridge over Upper Canal

Expansion of Lincoln Street garage

New Simard-Payne Park connection to Lincoln Street

4. Insist on quality in both public and private investment -- to attract desired businesses, residents and visitors, so that the riverfront grows as a place of community pride. The Riverfront Island Master Plan was awarded the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association’s “2012 Plan of the Year.” Progress is already being made on projects referenced in the plan. Creation of The Lofts at Bates Mill, a 48-unit loft-style mill conversion was completed in November 2012 and was fully leased several months ahead of schedule. Construction of a 90-room Hampton Inn is scheduled to begin this summer, as are improvements to Simard Payne Park.

Create Canal Walk and plant trees along walkways

New Canal Walk connection links River to Lisbon Street

Expansion of Chestnut Street garage

Continued use of Hill Mill for craft businesses/light industry

Allow two-way traffic on Cedar between Canal and Lisbon Streets; explore allowing left turns from Cedar to Lisbon

New restaurant at Depot building

Narrow Cedar Street and add bike lanes

Incorporate new retail/commercial infill on Lincoln Street

Franco-American Heritage Center

Main Street streetscape improvements

Reuse of Dominican Block for office/ mixed-use

New office/institutional development at Island Point

Add bike lane to bridge; reduce vehicular traffic to two lanes

Great Falls Expand use of the River Overlook

Existing Auburn Riverwalk


Riverwalk overlook at Falls

New Riverwalk link below Main Street Bridge

Existing boat launch

New Lincoln Street hotel

Streetscape improvements along Oxford Street and Lower Canal; new bridges

Infill housing along Oxford Street

Possible kayak launch/ rental facility

Destination playground within park

New amphitheatre, water steps and boat launch in Simard-Payne Park; kayak rental; bank fishing

Enhance SimardPayne Park; maintain flexibility of use for programs/events

Event / food venues

Future home of Museum L-A

Continental Mill reuse as housing

New Riverwalk along Continental Mill/ Museum L-A

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Maine Community Health Options

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ducer of the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival.

Lewiston Development Corporation

413, Chris Logan, President, L e w i s t o n , 2 0 7-78 4 - 0161. Econom ic development agency pa r t nering closely with the LAEGC and City of Lewiston.

Lewiston Public Schools

504, Bill Webster, Superintendent, Lewiston, 207-795-4100. Ensuring student academic and civic success for Grade Pre-K through Adult.

Liberty Mutual Insurance

411, Lewiston, 207-782-7013. We provide personal insurance for your Auto, Home, Life and Annuities.

Life Ideals

3507. Life Ideals is a Center for Self-Care. We are a health and wellness center in downt ow n L e w i s t on of f e r i n g health coaching, acupunct u re, ma ssage, yoga a nd gigong classes and counseling services.

324, M ic h a el G end r e au, Director, Outreach, Educat ion & Com mu n icat ions, Lewiston, 207-402-3330. We are a new type of non-profit he a lt h i n s u r a nc e i s s uer created under the auspices of the Affordable Care Act as a Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan.

Macaroni Kid


213, Kayt DeMerchant, Publisher, Turner, 207-740-4244. Macaroni Kid is a free, weekly newsletter and accompanying website featuring all of the family-friendly events in the area.

Maine Awards Rogue Wear

530, Mark Rodrigue, President, Lewiston, 207-786-2931. Your one stop shop for trophies, awards, gifts, corporate apparel & bags. We offer eng rav i ng, embroider y & screen printing along with bei ng a custom gea r bag manufacturer. We have been manufacturing in Lewiston since 1969.

212 , K a r en Bu r ke L a ne, Owner, Lewiston, 207-333-

705, Jen na Gra nt, Events Manager, Portland, 207-7618379. We are Maine’s premier statew ide busi ness new s media delivering news, analysis and information about Maine’s business community via its website at Mainebiz. biz; through e-news; and with its award-winning f lagship publ icat ion. ht t p ://w w w.

Maine Department of Labor

538, Ma r y L a Font a i ne, CareerCenter Manager, Lewiston, 207-753-9094

Maine IT

4 0 9 , M a r v i n L a n g l e y, Ow ner, Lew iston, 207-3446140. Information technol-

Lewiston Campus 475 Lisbon Street Lewiston, ME 04240

og y consulta nts, net working data management, back up a nd d isa ster recover y specialists, anti-virus, and anti-spam solutions.

Maine Source Homes

604, Outside Vendor, Mark Turner, President, Auburn, 207-333-6001. We prov ide new modular and manufactured homes with or without la nd, ut i l i z i ng t he latest green construction. Visit our model home at 314 Center Street, Auburn.

Maine State Chamber of Commerce

407, Amy Downing, Member Ser vices & Program M a n a g e r, A u g u s t a , 2 0 7623-4568. A s t he voice of Maine Business, we represent a network of 5,000 businesses of all sectors, sizes, a nd regions. We advocate on their beha lf before the Leg islat ure, state depa r tments, and various levels of state government. We also of fer ma ny prog ra ms a nd partnerships to help you do what you do best ... run your business.

South Portland Campus 265 Western Avenue South Portland, ME 04106

Augusta Campus 14 Marketplace Drive Augusta, ME 04330

Maine Veterans' Home

217, El lie Newel l, Ad m issions Coord i nator, Sout h Paris, 207-743-6300. We are a 90-bed facility offering rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, long-term care, dementia care, and assisted living. E xcept iona l ca re of fered to Ma i ne Vetera ns, t hei r spouses/widows, and gold star parents.

Maine Women's Network

314, A pr i l C a ron, Boa rd Member, Lewiston, 207-7950132. We are a state-w ide non-profit organization with multiple chapters, including Androscoggin, Midcoast, and Portland. Membership is open to all, regardless of gender. Through mont hly chapter meetings, the annual “Celebrat ion of A ma z i ng Women,” a nd ot her programming, Maine Women’s Network represents and supports hundreds of women in business across the state.

M.E. Massage Therapy/Renew You Massage and Reiki

326, Misty Edgecomb, Owner, Auburn, 207-240-6415. Sara G ood r ich i s a L ew i stonbased massage therapist who also sells cloth menstrual pads. Mist y Edgecomb is an Auburn-based massage therapist specializing in pain relief.

Mechanics Savings Bank

700, L isa Ha l lee, Ma rketi ng & Com mu n icat ions Of f icer, Aubur n, 207-3334543. A Maine-based mutual sav i ngs fou nded i n 1875, offering a complete line of commercial and consumer ba n k i ng products. T he bank remains committed to ser ving Androscoggin and Cumberland Counties, with branch off ices in Auburn, Brunsw ick, Lew iston, and W i n d h a m . V i s i t w w w. Equal hou si ng lender. Member FDIC.


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Visit us at booth #533

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National Protective Agency

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Meru Networks

614, Denise Goldstein, Sales Operat ions Specia list, Sunnyvale, 614-570-3614. We design, develop and distribute virtualized wireless LAN solutions that provide enterprises with the performance, rel iabi l it y, pred ic t abi l it y and operational simplicity of a wired network with the advantages of mobility.

Mr. Drew and His Animals Too!

331, A nd rew Desja rd i n s, Owner, Lewiston, 207-5761034. M r. Drew a nd H i s Animals Too! Is a unique, e duc at ion a l s how u si ng rehabilitated and rescued animals. Mr. Drew brings a “hands on” experience and family fun.

Museum L-A

Moody's Collision Centers

441, Sherr y Lavoie, Locat ion Ma nager, L ew i ston, 207-344-2500. An employee stock-owned collision repair company. We are proud to have over 100 co-workers in convenient Maine locations.

Mortgage Network

510, Ju lie Pou lin, Bra nch Manager, Auburn, 207-3764483. Mortgage Network is a private mortgage banking compa ny t hat prov ides a complete ra nge of mor tgage lending. Our goal is to provide the BEST customer service possible!

408, Susan Beane, Archives/ Public Relations Coordinator, Lewiston, 207-333-3881. We tell the story of work and com mu n it y i n L ew istonAuburn through engaging ex hibits a nd specia l programs encouraging family fun and learning.

Nadeau's Refrigeration

20 4, T i n a R iou x , O f f ic e Manager, Auburn, 207-7863246. We have been providing quality HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing services in Central Maine for over 35 years.

784-3159. The 2013 American bus Association Green Operator of the Year, provides motorcoach, mini-bus, school bus and van service for groups of all sizes.

432, Don Gagnon, President/ CEO, Auburn, 800- 292-4965. Security Contractors.

New England College of Business, Boston

gatherings, camps, etc.

608, Joanne La k in, Director Corporate Partnerships, Atkinson, 617-388-9203. We offer affordable online degree prog ra ms backed by 100 years of educating successful business professionals.

Next Level Business Coaching

802, 803, Kurk La lema nd, President, Auburn, 207-3763239. L-A’s on ly business coaching firm. We help build your business and balance your life. Ready to go to the NEXT LEVEL?

Noah's Ark Animal Workshop

Norway Savings Bank

515, Elizabeth Hoover, Bryant Pond, 207-739-9306. NA AW serves as a children's entertainment leader. Make your ow n stuffed animal workshops for individual birthday parties, day care, corporate

Nomad Pictures — Film & Video

322, Bill Moulton, President, Portland, 207-828-8660. We are a full-service film and video production company specializing in commercial, web and corporate identify videos.

Northeast Bank

Booth #421

Because we’ve never stopped believing in them.

Odd Fellows' and Rebekahs' Home of Maine

404, Jillian Doherty, Marketing, Lewiston, 207-786-3245. With over 130 years in the state, Northeast Bank is an institution headquartered in Lewiston, Maine, and provides comprehensive, needs-based financial services for both consumer and business customers.

423, John Bolduc, Executive Director, Auburn, 207-7864616. We provide nursing and residential care to elderly residents in a small, home-like environment.

Northeast Charter & Tour

323, Robyn Plourde, Administrative Assistant, Lewiston, 207-786-0328. We are Certified Public Accountants, offering full-service accounting, auditing, tax and finan-

523, Outdoor Vendor, Kevin Sullivan, Director, Sales & Marketing, Lew iston, 207-

We’ve never stopped lending to Maine businesses.


400, 401, Rox a n ne A mes, Marketing Administrative Asstistant, Norway, 207-7437986. We offer the financial solutions to your personal and business banking needs so that you can live a more colorful life.

Ouellette & Associates, P.A.

15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 777-7740 •

Member FDIC

882 Lisbon Street, Lewiston | 207.782.2133

cial services to individuals and businesses throughout New England.

Oxford Networks

805, Ann Nadeau, Marketing Coordinator, Lewiston, 207333-3411. Maine based telecommunications company prov iding phone, Internet and data ser vices to businesses and residents across the state. For more information v isit w w w.ox

Pathway Vineyard Church

338, Lori McRae, Director of Recover y & Community Relations, Lewiston, 207-7849500. We are committed to serving the needs of the communities in Central Maine.

Payroll Management, Inc.

108, Elaine R. Hemenway, Sales & Marketing, Auburn, 2 0 7-78 3 - 6 8 8 0. We a r e a pay roll prov ider for sma ll to midsize businesses since 1988. We offer online entryemployee portal-employee background checks, 3 levels of HR ser v ices, t ime a nd attendance, plus pay as you

Mission Statement Caring for the health, independence, and quality of life of Maine residents and their famlies in the comfort of their home and community. M.O.D.E.L. Care is patient centered care that is Meaningful, Organized, Developed, Effective/Efficient and has Lasting Quality.

Stop by 144 Pine St, Lewiston or 40 Stanley St, Auburn Or apply online at! Skilled Home Care • Hospice Care • Hospice House • Supportive Care

Member eligibility required. Subject to credit approval. Some restrictions may apply.

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


See us at Booth#321

Please visit us at Booth #441

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go workers comp insurance. E-filings for State and Federal ta xes. Assig ned customer service representative.

Phenix Title Services

206, DeeDee W hittemore, Marketing Director, Auburn, 207-621-1885. We are a residential real estate closing service with offices throughout Ma i ne, Ne w Ha mp shire a nd Massachusetts. We spe c ia l i z e i n exc eptional customer service and communication.

Praxis Production Studios

within Androscoggin County.

Promising Futures

603, Bill Stone, President, Winthrop, 207-377-7829. We bring precision to the hiring and retention of top performers by utilizing interviews and assessments as well as providing executive coaching and outplacement.

PRP Insurance

531, Melinda Small, President, 207-786-9670. We offer a full range of insurance products for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pre-Retirees. We are your partner for Life, Health and Annuities.

527, Colby Michaud, VP, Lewiston, 207-576-2296. We are a marketing and creative services company specializing in video, photography and music.

Rainbow Bike

Project Unite/ Healthy Androscoggin

Residence Inn Marriott

534, Ma r y Lou Hofma nn, Administ rat ive Assista nt, 207-795-5990. Project Unite is a coalition of community partners focused on preventing the harmful effects of substance abuse among all ages

333, John Grenier, Ow ner, 207-78 4 -7576 . S a le s a nd Repair of Bicycles.

606, Chris Bubbico, General M a n a g e r, A u b u r n , 2 0 7777-3400. We offer 100 well equipped suites, indoor pool, outdoor patio with firepit and barbeque grill. Complementary breakfast and pm socials are included.

Royal Oak Room at Ironhorse Court

516, L au ra K ibor t, Event Director, 207-333-3242. Formerly a bustling train station, this historic propert y has been restored and now serves as a f u l l ser v ice, elega nt special event venue ideal for corporate events, fundraisers, weddings and more. The property also includes office & warehouse space currently available for lease.

Salvatore Bonetti, ChFC, CRPS at Morgan Stanley

511, Salvatore Bonetti, Assoc. VP, Financial Advisor, Portland, 800-442-6722. I serve as a client-focused gateway to many high-quality financial services as well as some of the best intellectual capital and planning services available.

Sam's Italian Foods

332, Rick Michaud, President, Lewiston, 207-782-2550. Restaurants and Catering. We offer the highest qualify food a nd professiona l catering services at ver y affordable prices! Courtesy, Quality and Service. A winning combination since 1939!

Schooner Estates

403, Christine Lebel, Marketing, Auburn, 207-513-5050. We are a multi-level retirement community with independent living apartments, assisted l iv i ng st ud io apa r t ments and a residential care living center. Comfort in Community – Confidence in Care.


505, Bob Kennelly, Chairperson, Lewiston, 207-782-3708. Business counseling.

Selco Plumbing & Heating Supplies

318, Jef f A l len, President, Lewiston, 207-783-6927.

Shads Advertising Co.

405, Peter Bunker, President, Auburn, 207-782-0106. We have been supplying companies throughout America w it h pr omot ion a l pr o ducts since 1961. At Shads we understand that promotional products are an important part of your overall marketing strategy.

Skelton, Taintor & Abbott

trative Assistant, Auburn, 207-784-3200. For over 150 years, we have been Androscoggin County’s local, fullservice law firm. We provide superior client ser v ice to business, indiv idua ls and governmental entities.

Sullivan Tire & Auto Service

308, Rich Jennings, Business to Business Group, Norwell, 781-733-4178. We are a family owned automotive business, specializing in tires for passenger, truck, commercial, and off-road applications, plus routine maintenance for cars and light trucks.

Sun Journal

200, 201, Sheri Verville, Marketing Coordinator, Lewiston, 207-689-2903. Central and Western Maine’s awardw inning newspaper, published daily in four editions: City, Oxford Hills, Franklin and River Valley. Four distinct local editions allow us to better connect our advertisers and subscribers. http://

Superior Energy Solutions

616, Steve Brochu, Ow ner, Lewiston, 207-576-0576. We specia lize in heating a nd cool i ng problem solv i ng. Solutions include oil and gas heating, air conditioning and heat pumps. Your comfort is our first responsibility.

Target Marketing Maine

210, Sherr y Stone, Digita l Sales & Marketing, Rockland, 207-596-6203. We are dedicated to assisting customers through the entire process from concept to delivery in such areas as direct mail, dig ita l, a nd socia l media campaigns.

TD Bank

519, Robert Westhoven, Small Business Manager, Auburn, 207-753-5062. America’s Most Convenient Bank. TD offers products tailored for your business needs. Take advantage of our specialized Small Business offerings. Put the Power of TD Bank to work for


303, Lynda Cook, Adminis-

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52 handsomely appointed Guestrooms & Suites

Contemporary Tavern for cocktails and cuisine

Stop by and meet your local advisors. The Employer Services Division of the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation will answer your questions about the unemployment system.


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The Inn at Brunswick Station

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you. Call Robert Westhoven our Small Business Relationship Manager or stop in to any of our local stores and ask to speak with a Small Business Banking Specialist.

T.H. Creations, Inc.

310, Brenda Tarmey, Business Ma nager, L ew iston, 207-782-5 49 8. A w eb site desig n, development a nd host i ng c ompa ny foc u sing on modern responsive design, content management systems, customized programming applications and specializing in WordPress.

Thayer Corporation

5 01, A l i n a Bu r k e, S a le s Manager, Auburn, 207-7824197. For over thirty years, Thayer has been providing a complete range of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing and refrigeration solutions. We also provide alternative fuel systems for both commercial and residential applications, as well as lighting and A/V systems.

The Great Outdoors

800, Mary Seaman, Owner/ Proprietor, Turner, 207-2247061. Offering this area’s best kept lakeside secret for all types of gatherings. Traditional and off-grid overnight accommodations make this a MUST SEE for all!

The Highlands

605, Cathy Padham, Sales/ Marketing, Topsham, 207725-2650. We are a continuing care retirement community nestled within 75 acres of woods, nature and landscaped gardens. Our campus of fers bot h purchase a nd rental options to compliment your lifestyle.

The Interface Financial Group

521, Tim Roach, Principal, Morrill, 207-342-2631. We have an innovative financing process that helps companies grow by turning their commercial invoices into immediate cash. We are a Maine company bringing fast, professional local service.

617, Brandon Hussey, Director of Sa les & Ma rket ing, Br u nsw ick, 207-837-6565. Adjacent to Bowdoin College, the new Inn at Brunsw ick Station offers comfortable accommodations, delicious Tavern fare, onsite catering and over 1,900 s.f. of meeting space.

The Java Gourmet LLC

312, Gregg Levey, President, Falmouth, 207-317-0168. We are the office coffee solution. We place and maintain the highest quality coffee system ava ilable. Fresh ly g round beans for each cup! There’s nothing better!

The Public Theatre

507, Kathy Gleason, Board Member, Auburn, 207-7843560. A professional equity theatre dedicated to producing high-quality entertainment at an affordable price.

Thomas College

315, Diane Anderson, Assistant Director of Career Services, Water ville, 207-8591464. We are here to connect

w it h a lu m n i, com mu n it y friends, and organizations seek ing qua lif ied student interns studying accounting, business, psychology, communications, computers, and many others.

Time Warner Cable Business Class

320, Todd Gilbert, Marketing Manager, Latham, 518640-8405. We offer a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes.

Trade-mark R Productions

431, Josh Cousineau, Associate Producer, Lewiston, 207212-1523. We partner with creat ive people to create effective marketing videos, web videos, and television commercials.

Tri-County Mental Health Services

506, Kayla Hopkins, PR Specialist, Lew iston, 207-7834663. We deliver state-of-theart mental health, substance a bu se, ha bi l it at ion, a nd life skills services that are trauma-informed, recoverybased and integrated.


34 Center Street - Auburn, ME 04210 207-689-9171 or toll free 1-800-244-9046

Committed to your community.

Turner Publishing Inc.

410, Da n Smi ley, Genera l Manager, Turner, 207-2252076. We are Maine’s largest d i r e c t- m a i l n e w s p a p e r company. We have nearly 200 zip codes and nearly 600,000 Mainers w ith hy per-loca l, community news at no cost.

Twin City Financial Group

426, Austin A lbert, Lew iston, 207-777-6266. Financial services – Investments and Insurance.

Uncle Andy's Digest

218, 219, Jimbo Ma rston, Owner/President, Auburn, 207-783-7039. We are Maine’s f u n n iest maga z i ne si nce 1996. Our publication is full of affordable advertising interspersed with interesting facts, humorous quips, stories and pictures of local people.

United Ambulance Service

30 9, Br ad Gi lber t, Compl ia nce Ma nager, L ew iston, 207-440-2723. 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.

United Insurance

302, Sea n Doyle, Account Executive, Lewiston, 877-7845181. We are one of the largest independent insurance agencies in the state with a focus in commercial and personal lines insurance.

University of Southern Maine/LAC

525, Da n Philbrick, Direct or of C om mu n ic a t ion s , L e w i s t on , 2 0 7-75 3 - 6 5 0 0. We offer a variet y of bachelors and graduate degrees. Our grow ing list of certificate prog ra ms a re per fect for professionals looking to f ur t her t heir ca reers. Our ca mpus of fers a va riet y of affordable options, as well.


8 01, R y a n Ma s se, Br a nd Partner, Augusta, 207-2994997. Vemma is a nutrition compa ny who dist ributes a liquid vitamin, a healthy energy drink (Verve) and a

Mutual Company, Owned by Policyholders 572 Kittyhawk Ave Auburn, Maine

800-482-7443 Call Today For An Agent Near You!

Local Company, Supporting Maine Business See us at Booth #300

Stop by our booth to meet the local staff from our Auburn branch opening soon 888.725.2207 • Equal Housing Lender • Member FDIC


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weight management system (Bod-e) through its brand partners around the world.

Verizon Wireless

100, 101, Gina LaScola, Marketing Manager, Wilmington, 781-932-1571. We own and operate the nation’s largest 4G LTE network, available to more than 273 million people – nearly 89% population – in 476 markets across the country.

Waltham Services

517, E m i l y A t h a s , S a le s a nd Ma rket ing A ssista nt, Waltham, 781-916-0204. For over 120 yea rs, Wa lt ha m Services has provided commercial pest control across New England with the most innovative and effective pest management service in the marketplace.

Waterman Farm Machinery Co., Inc.

615, B ob Wa t e r m a n , Jr, Ow ner, Sabattus, 207-3756561. Started business in 1956 and family owned. We sell and service lawn & garden, farm & light industrial equipment. Brands include Cub Cadet, Yanmar, Massey Ferguson, Etc.

WGME- 13

304, Ben Schulz, Account Executive, Portland, 207-2287720. Television Station. CBS Affiliate.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy

306, 307, Ch ip Mor r ison, President, Lew iston, 20778 3 -2 249. Sp on s or e d b y Mechanics Savings Bank and co-sponsored by Maine Education Service and Procter & Gamble, has resulted in six businesses started by high school students: • Babylou Cosmetics: Highly pig mented m i nera l eye shadows in a rainbow of colors. Dazzling eye color for t he you ng at hea r t. Gabrielle Mason, Owner, 946-2068 or cell 713-8680. • Z O Z O ’ s G l u t e n F r e e Goodies: Delicious gluten free brownies baked from home then distributed to local bakeries and deli’s to be sold to the public. Zoe Oswald, Owner, 786-4432 or cell 212-2216.

no one looks like they’re having a good time? With Sam Delaware Photography, you can rest assured that those candid moments will be captured and have you look ing your best – using only natural light! Sam Delaware, Owner, 5229355 or cell 330-9876. • Wonderful Wedding Planning: Does planning your ow n wedding seem a bit d au nt i n g ? Wonde r f u l Wedding Planning’s webinars will help you have all the answers to your questions and worries. Colleen Clarke, Owner, 946-7381 or cell 344-5115. • Fashionuji: A traditionally spiced forma l and occasional dress designer for muslin girls. Come and see how fashion diversity has inspired an individual to create something amazing, yet stylish. Sahro Hassan, 782-5318 or cell 312-7019. • Sambussa Stop: Two young ent repreneu r s w ho a re trying to share their culture through food. We sell traditional Somali Sambussa

Social media options. Which work for you? Follow us on Twitter: @MaineTradeShow hash tag for Trade Show: #MaineTradeShow Like us on Facebook: Let us know if you are posting images and video from the Show or blogging about us on the Internet.

from a mobile cart. Sambussa is a pastry filled with delicately spiced meat or vegetable fried to a golden brown. Isn’t it time to try somet h i ng new? Ay ma n M o h a m e d , 4 0 2 -7 3 0 2 , Mohamed Sheikh, 786-0862 or cell 344-4813.

YWCA of Central Maine

recreation, childcare, aquatics and health organization.

211, Kathy Durgin-Leighton, Executive Director, Lewiston, 207-795-4050. A non-profit

• S am Delaware Photography: Tired of those posed, b or i n g pic t u r e s w her e


Visit booth # 404 at the Androscoggin B2B Trade Show to enter our drawing to win a $100 Gift Card to Fish Bones. Member FDIC

Visit us at booth #339


Be sure to visit our booth at the Business to Business Tradeshow on Thursday, June 13th. Come say hello to your favorite agent, pick up one of our give-aways, and try your luck in a game of chance and qualify to win bigger prizes! 416 Sabattus St., Lewiston, ME 04243 Phone: 207-783-2246 Visit Fax: 207-783-2195 At Bo Us o Toll Free 1-888-783-2246 #420th

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After Hours offers great opportunity to network A special Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council and Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce After Hours will take place at the Business to Business Trade Show from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. As always, the After Hours will include a cash bar hosted by the Colisee, a Chamber 50/50 raffle, announcements of the grandprize winners, and food from local eateries. A perfect finish to a successful day, this year’s After Hours celebration will feature plenty of food courtesy of:

Featuring large, sumptuous portions expertly prepared by our talented chefs, when you step into Naral’s, you experience the quintessence of Arabic fantasies. An authentic Middle Eastern menu featuring a variety of dishes with something for everyone, our restaurant provides an elegant atmosphere that surrounds you with the taste, smell, sights and sounds of the diverse aspects of Arabic life and culture. Come enjoy belly dancing performances every Friday and Saturday evening in the large dining area that also includes a separate room with a dance hall and second bar. For more information, call 207-344-3201.

• Grant’s Bakery in Lewiston

Grant’s Bakery

Family owned and operated, Grant’s Bakery has been serving the LewistonAuburn area since 1956. Located at 525 Sabattus Street, Grant’s Bakery offers hot meals, sandwich and pastry platters for meetings, custom cakes, cookies, and cupcakes (including company logo and colors), and has a long-standing reputation for offering up the finest decorated cakes in the area. Grant's Baker y offers affordable ways to recognize any audience, including gift certificates, pie days, lunch or an afternoon snack. Delivery is available for a nominal fee, call 207-783-2226.

• T he Garden Grille and Bar (coming soon) to the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch in downtown Auburn • 84 Court Pizza and Restaurante in downtown Auburn • Naral’s Retaurant and Bar in downtown Auburn • Jasmine Café in Auburn

84 Court Pizza and Restaurante

Naral’s Restaurant & Bar Experience Arabia at Naral's Restaurant and Bar. Indulge in the art of entertaining conversation while enjoying the company of good friends at our downtown Auburn location at 34 Court Street.

Visit us at Booths # 200 & 201

Owned by husband and wife team Enka and Genti Suli, 84 Court Pizza and Restaurante specializes in Greek and Italian food in the heart of Auburn. Offering fresh food and dining at a reasonable price, 84 Court Pizza and Restaurante seats up to 42 people, contains a bar, an outdoor patio for summer, and can be reserved for special events. Located at 84 Court Street in downtown Auburn. For more information, call 207-376-4940.

TRIVIA Visit our booth, answer a trivia question and if you’re correct you will be entered to win a Kindle Fire!


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The Garden Grille and Bar The newest addition to the recently renovated Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, The Garden Grille and Bar features regional cuisine and live entertainment Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and serves on the patio in the summer. Offering $2.50 well drinks on Tuesdays, $3.50 Baxter Beer on Thursdays and half-off appetizers on Fridays, The Garden Grille and Bar adds to the growing downtown Auburn restaurant scene. For more information, call 207-514-2222.

Jasmine Café Located at 730 Center Street in Auburn, Jasmine Cafe offers Asian fusion-style cuisine featuring authentic and traditional Thai food with a mix of Korean, Japanese and other Southeast Asian dishes. Since 2006, the Saengwong family has been serving fragrant, colorful and delicious dishes for dine-in or take-out in the local area. Their menus offer the best in appetizers, soups, salads and entrees. Customers can choose vegetarian and spice level options with lunch specials offered from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 207-376-4855.

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care services. Once at full staff, the clinic will employ 30 to 40 professionals and serve at least 5,000 veterans.

Casella will open a 15,000-square-foot, automated recycling center, providing 25 new jobs to the community.

With considerable public feedback and participation, the Master Plan documents won the 2012 American Planning Association Northern New England Chapter “Plan of the Yea r” awa rd. The documents have subsequent ly been incorporated as part of the city of Lewiston’s Comprehensive Plan, and the plan has generated interest in the development and real estate community.

In the building called The Newberry at 43 Lisbon Street, three market-rate apartments were developed and rented before they were completed.

Located at 990 Lisbon St reet, a new gas stat ion a nd convenience store called the South Avenue and Lisbon Street Variety has opened.

Restaurants continue to open their doors in the Twin Cities. In fact, the future home of Orchid Restaurant is currently under renovation at 29 Lisbon Street.

A fter extensive exterior work cleaning and repointing brick and replacing windows, eight apartments are under construction in the historic McGillicuddy building, located at the corner of Lisbon and Ash streets, with tenancy expected by winter 2014.

J and S Oil opened their new Xpress Stop at 1103 Lisbon Street. The facility also includes an Amato’s express and automatic car wash.

The prosperity and growth of L-A is visible and real, and will be sustained and accelerated by the continuous inf lux of investment in various amounts to different industries.

The Ark, located at 791 Lisbon Street, seeks to serve the Lew iston communit y t hrough programs t hat educate, motivate, appreciate and empower others to live life at its best. Owners expect to have a vegan restaurant up and running soon as well.

The pillar industries will maintain the high production and employment level of L-A, and the economic diversity of L-A will help cushion the Twin Cities against the continued turbulence of a national economy. With more than two centuries of history of various economic development initiatives under its belt, the Twin Cities continue to go through an economic renaissance.

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Restaurant, with the top f loor developed into a gracious 5,000-square-foot home. Two condos will be developed on the floor below.

At the Bates Mill, Baxter Brewing Company is gearing up to meet demand. They are engaged in a $2-million expansion designed to quadruple production. The expansion will allow them to produce during three shifts and grow their staff to 15. Having just shipped their first beer in 2011, with this expansion, Baxter Brewing Company will become the thirdlargest brewer in Maine. TD Bank extended their lease in the Bates Mill complex to the year 2025, keeping 1,000 people working in the downtown. Willis Insurance leased 10,000 square feet on the top f loor of Bates Mill #2 Wing and Storehouse, transforming it into spectacular first-class office space. One floor below, Maine Community Health Options, a new insurance company founded in response to the Affordable Care Act, is a nonprofit, consumer-operated-and-oriented plan, providing affordable health insurance for Maine people and businesses. They are gearing up with access to new forms of coverage and meaningful health insurance benefits. Open enrollment begins in October 2013 for a benefit program that starts in January 2014.

Carbonite continues to grow, leasing more square footage at the Raceway Business Park and employing more than 200 people.

Looking to the future, Lewiston will host the NCAA Division III Men’s Ice Hockey National Championship Tournament in March 2014. Expected to generate over $1 million for the community, plans are underway to maximize the experience. The long-anticipated Hampton Inn to be built at the corner of Lincoln and Main streets will break ground this summer. This four-story, 90-room business class hotel in the heart of downtown Lewiston will have meeting room space for up to 70 people and a total investment expected around $9.9 million. Meanwhile, the Riverfront Island Master Plan continues to gain traction. Consultants from Goody Clancy have put their finishing touches on the proposal.

Hav ing been in Lew iston for 110 years, Lepage Bakers renovated their Country Kitchen outlet on Cedar Street. But not all investment happens in the downtown. Offering free, in-home assessment to better understand the needs of clients, MAS Home Care of Maine has opened a branch at 1180 Lisbon Street. Busytown Bikes opened at 996 Sabattus Street in mid March. Carrying a full range of bicycles and offering a full range of bicycle repairs, the location brings additional retail opportunities to the area.

Come see what’s new in downtown Lewiston/Auburn at booth #427 & 428! And be sure to join us for the Business After Hours following the B2B Trade Show!

Sports Trader expanded their sporting goods store at 707 Main Street to accommodate additional room dedicated to bicycles as well. Central Maine Power Company has invested more than $70 million at the Larrabee Substation, which serves as one of the key components of the $1.4-billion Maine Power Reliability Program upgrade to Maine’s electrica l infrastructure. Larrabee increases the capacity, safety and redundancy of the system in Lewiston, Auburn and broader region. In 2010, Congressman Michael Michaud announced that federal funding had been approved to build a new Veterans Administration clinic in Lewiston. Located at 15 Challenger Drive off the Alfred A. Plourde Parkway, the $20-million, 29,000-square-foot, community-based outpatient clinic for military veterans is now open and offers a variety of health

Certified from the Maine State Department of Economic and Community Development agency as Business-Friendly communities, there is certainly much to be optimistic about in the cities of Lewiston and Auburn. The progress L-A made over the last year has proved again that in L-A, it is happening here!

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Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council business loans The Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council 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 h e L e w i s t o n-A u b u r n E c o n o m i c G r o w t h C o u n c i l ex plores t rad it iona l a nd nont rad it iona l resou rces to meet companies' various financing needs with a proven record of utilizing lending and packaging skills to leverage financing for businesses that were initially unable to access conventional credit.


Potential funding programs available at the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council include: •T  he Fina nce Aut horit y of Ma ine Regiona l Economic Development Revolving Loan Program — loans up to $200,000 are available to businesses located in Lewiston or in Auburn. •F  AME’s State Small Business Credit Initiative — financing is available to businesses located in Lewiston or in Auburn up to $250,000. •T  he United States Depa r t ment of Ag r icu lture-Rura l Development — Rura l Microent repreneur Revolv ing Fund provides loans up to $50,000 to businesses located in Lewiston or in Auburn. •T  he United States Depa r t ment of Ag r icu lture-Rura l Development Intermediary Relending Program provides loans up to $150,000 to Auburn businesses. Over t he yea rs, t he Grow t h Counci l has assisted 130 companies/businesses with a total of $13,036,282 in loans which in turn generated a total investment of $90,000,000 in Lewiston and Auburn. Financing is available for as little as $5,000 or as much as $250,000.

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Area financial institutions (banks), Androscoggin Valley Cou nci l of G over n ment s, Coa st a l Enter pr ises, I nc., Community Concepts, Finance Authority of Maine, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Growth Council will often work with more than one partner in order to put a financing package together. The Growth Council strives to foster a business env i ron ment t hat en ha nces job oppor t u n it ies and new investments. For more information or for an application, contact John Belisle, loan portfolio manager, at 207-784-0161 or by email at jbelisle @

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A trade show serves many purposes. It is the quintessential marketing opportunity — a way to shake hands, promote your goods, introduce a product, and highlight the overall mission of your company. For others, the trade show serves as an opportunity to promote a new product launch or venture.

For less than the price of many ads, this is your opportunity to personally interact with over 2,500 attendees and hundreds of businesses from throughout LewistonAuburn, Androscoggin County, Maine, and even New England.

T he Busi ness to Busi ness Trade Show g ives you t he opportunity to market your product to over 2,500 professionals and 165 businesses spread across 57 market and industry segments during the state’s largest business networking event.

The Androscoggin Business to Business Trade Show is your answer for targeted client exposure, new networking connections, and an opportunit y to engage w it h New England’s brightest and most innovative companies. So clear your calendar because Thursday June 13, 2013 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine is your chance to showcase your brand efficiently and effectively.

Use the event to scope out your competition, to reinforce your company’s image, as a job fair, or even try a new sales pitch before you go global. In t his increasingly bra nd-heav y world, you need t he opportunity for market penetration for market domination.

And remember, even if you aren’t able to exhibit, attendance is free with a business card.

Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tips for exhibitors •A  t 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.

Franco-American War Veterans Color Guard of Post 31

•T  he 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. •B  e sure to read the trade show materials ahead of time. Know the directions to the exhibition venue and the event schedule. •M  ake an effort to contact 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. •T  raditional ways of marketing are still ef fect ive. A pr ice promot ion, a show discount or free gifts at your booth never fail to serve as a traffic magnet. •T  hink of the trade show as a networking event. Always wear a name tag and a smile. •H  ave a good conversation a nd engage your customer. This is more effective than business cards in a fishbowl. •B  e 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. •T  he 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 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. •P  eople 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.

Attendee tips •K  now what you want to accomplish from the event in advance and have questions for exhibitors prepared. •M  aximize your time by researching the ex hibitors before attending. For more information about exhibitors, visit w w w.

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Paul Emond, right, and Willie Danforth of the Franco-American War Veterans Post 31 carry the United States and POW/MIA flags during the Lewiston Elks Lodge No. 371 Flag Day celebration at the Lewiston Armory last year. The ceremony commemorated the adoption of the American flag, which was signed into law by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. State Rep. Michel Lajoie, D-Lewiston, in the background, salutes as the flag goes by.

These veterans are offering their color guard services The Franco-American War Veterans Color Guard of Post 31 support veterans and their families in the greater Lewiston and Auburn community. Their color guard services are vailable for Flag Day, Memorial Day parades, Business to Business Trade Show, 4th of July, September 11, November 11, and other parades and ceremonies upon request. For more information, call Commander Willie Danforth at 207-777-4759. • Have plenty of business cards available. •W  hile you are choosing from hundreds of booths and deciding how you want to spend your time at the show, exhibitors are also searching for the people they are most eager to reach out to from the crowd. A professional appearance will always help you stand out. •M  ake 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.

Advertising Supplement to the Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine, Sunday, June 9, 2013

•E  x h ibitors may prov ide bags, but you may want to consider bringing a large comfortable carr ya ll for t he literature, freebies and product samples. •H  ave a pen and notebook ready for notes and use business cards to jot down information on the back.

exchange information. • N  ever d i sm i s s sma l ler boot h s. Ma ny major companies use smaller booths as a testing ground. • Crowded booths are crowded for a reason.

• 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.

•A  ttending 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.

•K  eep yourself up-to-date with changing industry trends at the trade show. Don’t be afraid to talk to people in your industry and

•C  onnect with other exhibitors and get an idea as to what other people in your industry are doing.



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Maine Trade Show  

Business to Business Trade Show hosted by the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council with 200+ exhibitors and thousands of visitors.

Maine Trade Show  

Business to Business Trade Show hosted by the Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council with 200+ exhibitors and thousands of visitors.