Deb’s Blog

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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What happened at “HOT STOVE” Saturday ›

On Saturday, December 16, the Bangor Region Chamber held the first “Hot Stove” event of the season.   Nearly 50 people filled the room in Rangeley Hall on the campus of Eastern Maine Community College.  The group gathered from 8 – 10 am fueled by coffee and the desire to discuss key issues facing our region…

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