Wednesday August 20, 2014
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Wednesday August 20, 2014

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    Heart at Work - Wednesday Aug 20, 2014 | 10:30 am

    What’s your post retirement plan?

    I overheard a conversation at a restaurant recently that went like this: “Jenny is retiring from her teaching career next year, but she doesn’t have a clue about what she’ll do next, because she doesn’t want to stop working altogether.” Does this sound like you or someone you know? Chances are the answer is “yes”. Boomers, born between 1946 and 1964, comprise 30% of the population in Maine—a significant slice […]

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    People on the Move - Wednesday Aug 20, 2014 | 8:00 am

    Law, accounting news

    Laura Shortill joined Eaton Peabody’s trusts and estates practice group. Shortill previously worked at the Law Offices of P. Todd Travis in Brunswick. She is a 2014 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, where she interned for the United States Attorney’s Office and Federal Defender’s Office. She was also a student attorney for the Penobscot and Piscataquis County District Attorney’s Office and Intellectual Property Clinic, Center for […]

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    On the Job - Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    Should “Clopening” Be Illegal in Maine?

    Last week my wife Susan and I hosted over 50 family members for a reunion in Maine. Eight of my ten siblings travelled up from Maryland to Acadia National Park and it was great to spend time with all of them. But, the best part for me was hanging out with the young folks, the future of our family. Each full of potential and promise. It melted my heart when […]

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  • The Startup Line - Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 | 10:45 am

    Maine slips in national cleantech ranking

    Maine has dropped three spots on the U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, a national report that ranks states and metropolitan areas on their support of the “cleantech” sector. Cleantech is a loose term, but is generally understood to encompass any type of technology related to renewable energy generation, increasing energy efficiency or resource management. Maine ranked 29th in the 2014 Clean Tech Leadership Index, a drop from its 26th place […]

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    People on the Move - Monday Aug 18, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    Businesses across the Portland area announce new hires

    Portland Integritas Advisors, LLC has hired Carly Messer as a financial planner trainee. Messer is a student at the University of Southern Maine, pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration Management. She spent her spring semester studying in Chiang Mai, Thailand and plans to graduate in December. She is also pursuing certification as a financial planner through the professional education program with the College of Financial Planning. She has seven […]

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  • People on the Move - Monday Aug 18, 2014 | 8:00 am

    BerryDunn makes 24 hires for growing client base

    BerryDunn has hired 24 people to support its continued growth in accounting and consulting services to clients throughout New England. Joshua Minnich and Gavin Penny joined as tax specialists. Amanda Eskow, Benjamin Halloran, Carlos Newsome, Thomas Robinson and Kolby Youland were hired as staff accountants. Tucker Cutter, a consultant, joined BerryDunn’s Management and Information Technology Group. The firm’s government consulting group has hired Peter Alfrey, Mitch Darrow, Dane Fletcher and Jim Strasenburgh as senior […]

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    On the Job - Friday Aug 15, 2014 | 12:25 pm

    Lawsuits Triple For Violations Of Family Medical Leave Laws

    When I had my two children, in 1987 and 1990, my husband and I were lucky to be working for Maine employers that provided generous parental leave to their employees. (I worked at the time for a labor union and my husband for a non-profit environmental advocacy organization.) Having meaningful time off while our kids were infants was necessary for me and precious for all of us, and we could […]

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    On the Job - Thursday Aug 14, 2014 | 11:28 am

    Fair Point Workers Deserve A Fair Contract!

    When I moved to Maine some 25 years ago (yes, I’m from away), the business landscape was a lot different. I bought my groceries at Shop N Save, filled my prescriptions at Laverdiere’s or Wellby’s, paid my electric bill to Central Maine Power and my phone bill to Verizon. My son Brendan was born at Bath Memorial Hospital. The big paper companies were International Paper, Boise Cascade, and Great Northern […]

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    Heart at Work - Tuesday Aug 12, 2014 | 10:30 am

    How is your personality impacting your career?

    Once very happy with her company and career progression, Jane was now rethinking her career direction because of how she related to her new manager. “I just can’t seem to get my point across to him”. “He is very different from me and I feel intimidated and as though I can’t meet his expectations.” That was how Jane recently reported her frustration and concern about her relationship with her new […]

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