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    Heart at Work - Monday Aug 31, 2015 | 6:05 am

    Boomers and the Future of Work: SoLoMo

    “Come gather round people wherever you roam and admit that the waters around you have grown…If your time to you is worth savin’ then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone; for the times they are a-changin’.” ~ Bob Dylan To many of us of a certain age, Dylan’s 1960s-era anthem of change was a warning to the established leadership that the “old road is rapidly agin’…the order […]

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    The Startup Line - Friday Aug 28, 2015 | 3:32 pm

    Last chance to apply for new Maine startup accelerator

    A new startup accelerator in Orono is looking for a few good startups to shepherd through the process of launching a successful business… but time is running out. The deadline is today! The Scratchpad Accelerator is an initiative of the University of Maine in partnership with the Maine Technology Institute. Three companies will be accepted into the 12-week program. The goal is to lead company founders through a process to “validate, […]

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    People on the Move - Thursday Aug 27, 2015 | 12:02 pm

    Thursday’s On the Move

    NEW HIRES Dr. Edward A. McGillicuddy, a vascular surgeon, was appointed to the Central Maine Medical Center Medical staff. He is practicing with Central Maine Vascular Associates in Lewiston. He was previously a vascular surgery fellow at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He completed a surgical residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Rob FitzGerald was appointed president of U.S. operations for We Are Social, a […]

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    People on the Move - Wednesday Aug 26, 2015 | 11:00 am

    Human Resources Veteran Starts Consulting Business

    Mike Miles recently started his own consulting business, Your Human Resource. Miles, of Portland, has nearly four decades of experience in human resources, including leadership posts at the City of Portland, Youth Alternatives Ingraham, the University of New England and Fiber Materials, Inc.

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    The Startup Line - Tuesday Aug 25, 2015 | 1:58 pm

    Maine reporter departs to cover Mass. tech startups for BostInno

    I usually use this space to write about what Maine’s startups are up to, but its real purpose is to be a vehicle to cover the wider innovation and startup community, which includes all sorts of stakeholders … including the media. Today’s news is about a fellow business reporter in Portland who is moving up in the startup world. Dylan Martin is leaving his job as online editor at Mainebiz (a position […]

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    People on the Move - Wednesday Aug 19, 2015 | 6:00 pm

    Camden National Bank Honors Seven Employees

    Camden National Bank recently recognized seven employees for exemplary service. Trenna Bragg, a senior customer assistance center specialist at its Rockport branch, received this year’s Commitment to Core Values Award. Bragg joined the company in 2012. Samantha Helander, a branch manager in its Belfast Plaza office, received the Commitment to the Customer Award. She was recognized for her “can-do” attitude and for going above and beyond to provide exceptional customer […]

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    Heart at Work - Wednesday Aug 19, 2015 | 8:30 am

    Thinking about a career change? Slow down.

    It may seem counter productive to slow down when you are gearing up for a change, but that’s what might add the most to your success. Think about it: If you’re navigating a sharp turn in the road, isn’t it less risky and more prudent to slow down and put your attention on the curve? The same could be said for navigating a major career shift. You may not be […]

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    People on the Move - Tuesday Aug 18, 2015 | 11:44 am

    Tuesday’s On the Move

    NEW HIRES The YMCA of Southern Maine has added chief financial officer James Dowd to its senior leadership team. Dowd previously held the same role for a public relations and strategic communications company in Washington, D.C. In 2013, he was a finalist for CFO of the year by Washington Business Journal.   Amy Montefusco joined Norton Financial Services as a group benefits account specialist. Montefusco, of Portland, previously worked as […]

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    On the Job - Monday Aug 17, 2015 | 12:53 pm

    Can we talk? NLRBM finds T-Mobile violated labor laws by preventing workers from talking about sexual harassment

    Long before she became famous as the potty-mouthed host of Fashion Police, Joan Rivers hosted her own talk show and was a leading guest host on the Tonight Show filling in for Johnny Carson. She had a catch phrase, “Can we talk?” which famously invited both her guest and her television audience into her confidence. She and the guest would then talk about anything and everything. Joan Rivers’ motto became […]

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