Deb’s Blog

Hot Stove Summary: Feb 16, 2018 ›

Thanks to everyone who attended the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce Hot Stove event, February 16th, 2018 at Eastern Maine Community College and sponsored by Quirk.  Special thanks to James Gerety with Simon Properties who joined us to provide insight and information regarding the future of retail and the Bangor Mall.   We also appreciate the…

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HOT STOVE summary: January 20, 2018 ›

Thanks to everyone who attended the Bangor Region Chamber “Hot Stove” event on Saturday January 20th at Eastern Maine Community College.  Sponsored by Quirk, Hot Stove provides a forum for engagement with Chamber member business leaders and local, state and national representatives.  Hot Stove convenes monthly during the legislative session, from December through April.  Chamber…

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Workforce challenges: Maine is not alone ›

Over the Holidays, I was in my car listening to a conversation on public radio about workforce challenges and the factors contributing to it including the opioid crisis and the aging population.   These are issues we discuss frequently with Chamber member businesses, in economic forums, with community leaders and those who represent us at the…

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…and the envelope please! ›

Welcome to 2018!   Chamber staff reconvened today and kicked off the new year opening envelopes!   Last year, at this time I asked every member of the team to write down one goal for 2017 that was personal and one goal that was professional.  We placed those goals in envelopes and I kept them hidden until today…

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