Deb’s Blog

Can we help you find your perfect match? ›

Matchmaker, matchmaker… chamber make me a match When you think of the chamber, you may not think of us as a “matchmaker”, but we in fact are!   Not a day goes by that our team is not working behind the scenes to “match” someone together.  We match member businesses to other member businesses who…

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What happened when BRLI Clifton Eames Award winners lunched with Clif ›

What happens when you gather together a room of people who all have strong connections to Bangor, Maine and have all been awarded the Bangor Region Leadership Institute (BRLI) G. Clifton Eames Leadership Award?    MAGIC!   That’s what happens. That magic occurred recently on a beautiful August afternoon,  four floors above the Penobscot River in…

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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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