Wednesday October 1, 2014
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Wednesday October 1, 2014

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    Heart at Work - Monday Sep 29, 2014 | 6:05 am

    Are You an Agent of Change?

    Last Friday, I attended the annual Agents of Change Digital Marketing conference, organized by Rich Brooks of Flyte Media. This was my second time attending the conference, and like last year, was struck how digital marketing strategies closely resemble success in one’s career. Key takeaways for me as a career coach…the importance of creating value for your audience; the importance of “raving fans” — people who will advocate on your […]

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    People on the Move - Friday Sep 26, 2014 | 8:00 am

    New leadership at MMA’s Executive Committee

    The Maine Municipal Association recently announced new leadership of its executive committee. Michelle Beal, city manager of Ellsworth, was named president. Beal has been a member of the executive committee since 2011. She began her municipal career as Ellsworth’s treasurer in 1995, and has leadership experience with the Maine Town, City and County Management Association. She also serves on the board of the Maine Coastal Memorial Hospital and the Frenchman […]

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    People on the Move - Thursday Sep 25, 2014 | 2:00 pm

    Clark Insurance hires two

    Clark Insurance in Portland expands its staff by two. Pamela Cyr joined the agency as an account manager in its business services department. Cyr, of Portland, brings more than 10 years of experience in the insurance industry. She has earned designations as a Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and coverage specialist. Molly McVetty, of Windham, joined the company’s reception team. She also supports other departments in the company.

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    On the Job - Thursday Sep 25, 2014 | 11:08 am

    The War on Workers Continues: Senator Collins’s Vote Against the Paycheck Fairness Act Makes No Sense

    Last week a friend of mine who works for the National Employment Lawyers Association sent me an email advising that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was speaking at Tulane University in New Orleans on the Paycheck Fairness Act. My friend thought my daughter, Celeste, who is a freshman at Tulane, might be interested. I immediately emailed Celeste to let her know about the event this past Sunday, which had limited […]

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    On the Job - Wednesday Sep 24, 2014 | 9:19 am

    Can You Afford to Be Sick?

    Can you afford to stay home when you are sick or when you need to care for a sick child, parent or spouse? Millions of Americans would answer: “no.” No federal law requires employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees, and currently only two states, Connecticut and California, require it.  Many workers cannot afford to miss a single day of pay if they can help it. This November, […]

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    People on the Move - Monday Sep 22, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    Law firms add to staff

    Brendan O’Rourke joined the law firm Thompson & Bowie, LLP as an associate. O’Rourke will practice primarily in the areas of civil rights and municipal liability and insurance counseling services.  A 2013 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, O’Rourke joins the firm after spending the last year completing a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Joseph M. Jabar, associate justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Wayne Keown […]

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    Making Cents - Sunday Sep 21, 2014 | 8:53 pm

    Auto insurance – the sequel

    Something weird happened after last week’s post. It seems that I am now hearing even more ads for car insurance than I did before.  I’m assuming that it’s because after writing that entry it’s just on my mind and I’ve simply noticed them more. But I’m not certain of that. I feel like I am hearing or seeing 50 ads/day now. I even heard one of my 6thgraders cry out, […]

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    The Startup Line - Friday Sep 19, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    Bangor’s Startup Weekend postponed until February

    — Bangor’s inaugural Startup Weekend was scheduled to begin this evening, but will not go forward because of a dearth of participants. Weak anticipated attendance was the reason for postponing the event, according to Jesse Moriarty, who works at the University of Maine’s Foster Center for Innovation and is one of the event’s organizers. The goal was to attract between 50 and 75 people who would gather Friday night and spend […]

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    People on the Move - Friday Sep 19, 2014 | 8:00 am

    Marketing and advertising firms announce new hires/promotions

    Kemp Goldberg Partners hires one, promotes one Quincy Hentzel was hired as a director at Kemp Goldberg Partners. Most recently, Hentzel spent 11 years as director of government affairs for the Maine Credit Union League. As an attorney and incoming president of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, she brings a multitude of strong business relationships to the agency. She serves on several boards including the Center for Grieving Children […]

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