Thankful on a budget
We all know how the costs can add up around each special event and holiday. How can we be thankful on a budget? We can, and if we are careful we can lift a lot of stress off our shoulders and make the day more about gratitude for all of our blessings and way less about us.
Food – Reward cards, loyalty programs, coupons and cash-back may all be ways to get the turkey and side dishes more cheaply. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, September turkey prices have historically been less expensive than the price of turkey in November. Though it is already November, you can still save money now by stocking up in the weeks prior, when there are deals on canned or frozen veggies. Try not to buy things the day before you need them. In a frantic, last-minute search of the store, we tend to overspend.
Toll-free numbers and click-to-call, not just for big businesses anymore
When you think of toll-free numbers, what do you think of? Late night infomercials on television? Your cable company’s customer service line complete with hold music? Or do you think of a way to help your business thrive in a nationwide market?
If you sell anything online, a toll-free number is an asset to your business. Even in the age of cell phones, an 800 number gives your business credibility if you are selling items across the country or world. However, if you only serve your community, a local number will give you more recognition in your hometown. With either kind of number, you can have a vanity number that reflects your brand.
Pratt & Whitney gives $100,000 to College of Engineering
ORONO - The University of Maine College of Engineering has received a boost to its Mechanical Engineering Technology program with a gift of $100,000 from Pratt & Whitney’s North Berwick facility.
The contribution will go to the School of Engineering Technology program with a focus on training the next generation of mechanical engineers in Maine for careers in the manufacturing industry.
Maine Eater Awards name EMCC graduate Chef of the Year
BANGOR and CASTINE, ME— Kara van Emmerik, chef de cuisine of Dudley’s Refresher in Castine, has been named Maine’s Chef of the Year in the 2015 Eater Awards.
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