Monday September 22, 2014
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Monday September 22, 2014

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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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    The Startup Line - Friday Sep 19, 2014 | 6:00 am

    InnovationME prints final issue, owner mum on mag’s downfall

    InnovationME, the locally published magazine aimed at Maine’s entrepreneurial community, is ceasing publication. The monthly magazine was launched in November 2013 and survived an 11-issue run. The September issue recently hit the streets, but there will not be an October issue. David Flood, the magazine’s Biddeford-based publisher, confirmed that he’s pushed the pause button on the project, but said it’s not necessarily the end of the effort. “We’re looking into a couple things, […]

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    On the Job - Thursday Sep 18, 2014 | 4:12 pm

    Celebrating 50 Years of Civil Rights and Maine’s Leading Role

    Fiftieth birthdays are a big deal. When you turn 50, you’re well into middle age. You’ve been around for a while. And you probably are starting to forget things that happened in your youth. Which is why 2014 is such an important year for civil rights in America. 2014 is the 50th birthday of a lot of significant moments in the civil rights movement—events that many of us old enough […]

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  • People on the Move - Thursday Sep 18, 2014 | 3:00 pm

    Burgess Advertising & Marketing honored with Communicator Awards for TV work

    Burgess Advertising & Marketing was recently honored with two Communicator Awards for its work on the enroll207.com and Save Your Pipes television campaigns. Burgess was recognized for its work with the Maine Health Access Foundation to build awareness of enroll207.com, and position it as “Your Maine Connection to the Health Insurance Marketplace.” The campaign won an award of excellence for three television spots “Birthday,” “Soccer” and “Covered.” As a result […]

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    On the Job - Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 | 3:49 pm

    Social Media in the Job Hunt

    Apple just introduced its new iPhone 6. I saw on the news that people were camped in line for up to a week before the doors opened at their Apple store so they could be among the first to own the phone. People who didn’t have a place in line were willing to pay up to $1,400 to take someone else’s place. Sound crazy? My family consists of iPhone and […]

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    Heart at Work - Monday Sep 15, 2014 | 10:00 am

    Transitions call for trust

    A fear of the unknown that’s inherent in any transition can take its toll on the most courageous of us.  There’s just something about a blank slate of possibilities that prompts creative minds to conjure up lists of “what if” scenarios—most of which instill fear in our hearts and minds. Not a week goes by that I don’t hear clients expressing trepidation about their career change that’s based entirely on […]

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    The Startup Line - Monday Sep 15, 2014 | 7:18 am

    Maine Startup and Create Week’s 2015 dates announced

    The organizers of Maine Startup & Create Week have announced the dates for the 2015 edition. The event will take place the week of June 22, 2015, according to Jess Knox, the event’s lead organizer. It will likely run through the following Sunday, which is June 28, but nothing is set in stone, he said. Additional details about the venues the event will use and more specifics about the schedule are yet to […]

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