UMaine professor, student write community guide on how to start a wood bank
ORONO — With the snow beginning to melt, firewood may be the last thing Maine residents want to think about, but according to University of Maine professor Jessica Leahy, spring and summer are the best times to start a wood bank, and her new guide shows communities how.
Leahy, an associate professor of human dimensions of natural resources at the University of Maine School of Forest Resources, wrote the guide with Sabrina Vivian, a senior in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program.
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Sea Dog Brewing Company in Bangor Names New Head Brewer
Bangor, ME - (March 19, 2015) Sea Dog Brewing Co. has named Bob Crockett its head brewer. Bob comes with over 10 years of brewing experience, most recently at the Shipyard Brewing Co. in Portland
Ellsworth Chamber announces Business Award nominees
ELLSWORTH - The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2015 Business Awards to be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Awards night, May 21, 2015 at Big Cat’s Catering and Event Center. Four nominees were chosen in three categories, to go on the chamber webpage for on line community voting. “We started this new tradition with last year’s event,” said Susan Farley, Chamber executive director. “The fun part is the community gets to take part in the voting and no one knows the outcome until that evening.”
Three Business Awards will be given out at the annual event: New Chamber Business, Revitalization Award and Customer Service. Ballots go out to all chamber members early in the year asking for nominations in each category. A committee goes through all the nominations selecting the top four in each category. In late April the chamber webpage will have live voting for each of the awards. Businesses are encouraged to have their employees, customers and friends go on line and vote. Winners are announced at the Annual Meeting Event.
Five Marketing Musts for a Successful Trade Show Season
Spring is coming and with it comes trade show season! Exhibiting at trade shows can be a very effective marketing activity. It also can be a black hole where your dump your money, time, and energy for little or no return. Savvy marketers know that trade shows can be very successful if strategically planned in advance. There’s a lot more work involved in trade show marketing than setting up a booth and giving away branded chachkies in return for a business card in a fishbowl. Follow these five steps to marketing your next trade show and you’ll see a much better return on your investment – I promise!
- 1) Research. Take your time to research and select trade shows where your target market will be. It’s OK to exhibit at a trade show where the industry focus is different than yours, as long as your potential customers will be attending the show. Take a close look at the cost to exhibit and expected foot traffic, then set up a goal for conversion – after all, this is a marketing investment. If the numbers are not working right, attend the event first before committing to it. You can still network and do business as an attendee.
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