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Biz Briefs - 08/17/11

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New EmbroidMe franchise opens in Bangor

BANGOR - EmbroidMe, the world's largest embroidery franchise, announces a new store at 753 Stillwater Avenue under the ownership of local resident Daniel Horowitz.

Horowitz comes to EmbroidMe with several years of management experience within the retail industry. When the economy took a downturn, Horowitz found himself, like many others, unemployed. According to Horowitz, he decided he was looking for a real career shift and stumbled upon EmbroidMe.

"Knowing the high standards I would expect in my own business, I was glad to discover EmbroidMe shared those similar high standards," said Horowitz. "I knew it was just what I was looking for in a new career."

After over a year researching and planning this new venture, Horowitz is ready to serve the Bangor area and surrounding community with quality embroidery and promotional products and exceptional service.

"I'm extremely excited to offer Bangor and the rest of down east Maine the exceptional product offerings and service level of EmbroidMe," said Horowitz. "I am really looking forward to meeting and serving this community."

With nearly 400 retail locations, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen-printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to both the private and commercial segments of the business community.

For more information on EmbroidMe in Bangor, contact Horowitz at 207-947-1712 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For franchising information, please call (800)727-6720 or visit

Hanson elected chair of International Dog Training Association

BANGOR - Don Hanson, co-owner and director of behavior counseling and training at the Green Acres Kennel Shop in Bangor, has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Hanson previously served two terms on the APDT Board from 2002 through 2007, and was Board VP in 2005 and 2006 and Board president in 2007.

Headquartered in Greenville, SC, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers is the largest organization of dog training and behavior professionals in the world. Founded in 1993, the mission of the 6000+ member APDT is "To represent and advance the dog training profession through education and advocacy." More information on the APDT is available at

Hanson is a certified professional dog trainer, certified dog behavior consultant, Bach Foundation registered animal practitioner and therapy dog evaluator. He and his training staff first introduced clicker training and the concept of "dog-friendly" training to the Bangor area in 1997. An experienced speaker, Hanson has lectured on pets, behavior and the Bach Flower remedies in the USA, Canada, the Caribbean and Japan. He has been educating the public via "The Woof-Meow" show since 2005. Broadcast on WVOM, 103.9FM & WVQM 101.3FM, the show airs on Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. and Sunday nights at 8:30 p.m.

In business since 1965, Green Acres Kennel Shop at 1653 Union Street is a Pet Care Services Association (PCSA) accredited facility offering boarding, daycare and grooming for dogs and cats, as well as pet behavior consultations and training classes. Voted Best Kennel every year since 2002, Best Pet Store every year since 2007, and Best Dog Trainer in 2011, the Green Acres retail store offers a wide variety of wholesome pet foods, treats and quality supplies. For more information, please call 945-6841 or

Husson University business students rank first in international business competition

BANGOR - Students taking Husson University Professor Dr. Tom Hutchinson's summer business class have placed first among 50 competitors in all four categories of the international business simulation program Glo-Bus.

"The Glo-Bus business simulation program is a good measure of the business skills our students have developed during their undergraduate coursework at Husson," said Dr. Hutchinson. "It is a testimony to the fine work of our faculty that students such as Wayne Hurlbert can compete successfully against students from all other universities worldwide for first place."

The class is working as a team to run all aspects of an international digital camera company. They must outperform their competition in their ability to increase sales, maintain a healthy stock performance, manage costs and react nimbly to the global market.

Dr. Ronald Nykiel, dean of the College of Business, said, "We are very pleased to see our students rank at the top in measurable competitive global academics. We are extremely proud of our students, faculty and the quality of our business program."

The students placed ahead of CALPOLY, University of Maryland, Ryerson University and over 50 others and were ranked number one in all four competitive performance measurements.

For more information, please contact Amanda Kitchen at 207-992-4925 or via cell at 207-649-4647.

Grand opening for new small boat launch

BANGOR - The City of Bangor has announced that a new small boat and paddle craft launch dock is now available for use.

"This is a great opportunity for small boating enthusiasts to have a more convenient access to the river" said Tracy Willette, director of Parks and Recreation. The new access is located at the southern end of the bulkhead just downstream from the large vessel dock. "Because of the tireless effort of previous City Engineer Jim Ring and current City Engineer Art Morgan, this access is finally a reality," continued Willette.

The City has been exploring the concept of a small craft access for the past couple of years. At one time, there was discussion about locating a similar access farther downstream near the Pike Tank area. There have also been several discussions at various committees as well as during a public boating forum. Ultimately this location was chosen given its close proximity to parking and other amenities on the Waterfront.

For more information on the new small boat launch, call Bangor Parks and Recreation at 992-4490.

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