Deb’s Blog

So many resources for your business! ›

I recently attended a roundtable session organized by the economic development team at the City of Brewer that brought together many of the people and organizations that work with businesses who are just starting up, expanding or relocating.   The room was at max capacity with organizations including the SBA, SBDC, EMDC, CEI, SCORE, UMaine,…

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We Want YOU… to volunteer! ›

As a member of the Bangor Region Chamber, you should consider taking advantage of the many ways to volunteer for the chamber and our programs.  Volunteering will provide you with opportunities to meet other chamber members, to apply your skills or learn new ones, to learn more about issues that are of interest to you…

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Lessons learned from a spider ›

This may seem a lot weird and creepy – but, for the last several months, I have been obsessed watching a spider in my kitchen window.   It is now part of my morning routine, to pour a cup of coffee and “check on spider”.    Over the course of my “spider watching” I have…

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When HR is not your job – but it is! ›

As a former small business owner and director of several organizations, I can totally “relate” when a member shares their HR challenges with me. Managing your human resources is critical to the success of your organization or business.  Without your “people” you can’t run your business.  Yet the process of hiring, retaining, disciplining, firing, managing…

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What is a “Chamber of Commerce”? ›

What is a “Chamber of Commerce”?   Ask “Wikipedia” and this is what you will learn… “A chamber of commerce (or board of trade) is a form of business network, for example, a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. Business owners in towns and cities form these local…

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