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BANGOR The Maine Community Capacity Coalition's (MC3) Fourth Annual Grant Summit will be held on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business on the Husson University campus in Bangor. The registration fee of $10 includes a breakfast buffet opening at 7:30 a.m. The program starts at 8:15 a.m. and wraps ups at noon. Registration is available online at www.emdc.org/events or by calling 942-6389.

This year's summit will include a keynote presentation by Todd Gabe, Ph.D., from the School of Economics at the University of Maine. His presentation will focus on the 'Economic Impact of Non-Profits.' The second half of the program will be a panel discussion of program evaluation models including an overview of project evaluation, collective impact, logic models, turning failures into successes and participatory action research. 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013 23:04

Biz Briefs - November 13th, 2013

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Down East Maine manufacturer giving away 25 wreaths in 25 days 

WHITNEYVILLE - Whitney Wreath, the nation's largest producer of fresh Christmas holiday wreaths and home balsam decorations, is celebrating its 25th year in business by giving away 25 wreaths in 25 days.

BANGOR Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway is hosting a Veterans Day brunch at the Epic Buffet beginning at 9 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11. The brunch will be free for all veterans and active military.

'Our veterans have dedicated their lives to keep us safe here at home,' said Hollywood Casino General Manager John Osborne. 'Veterans Day is such an important day to honor these fine men and women and to pay respects to those we have lost. We're happy and honored to be able to show our appreciation in this way. We'd like to draw special attention that this is a longer, brunch meal period rather than lunch as initially planned. We received a call from a veteran that let us know that our free lunch did not allow much time for everyone to eat and then enjoy the parade and a special ceremony at the Cole Land Museum. We were happy to start earlier to allow everyone an opportunity to enjoy the day's activities and a wonderful meal.'

BANGOR Husson University will be holding two information sessions about advanced degrees and certificates available through the educational institution's School of Nursing. The first session will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6, on the university's Bangor, Maine campus at the Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business at 6 p.m. The second session will occur on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. on the campus of Northern Maine Community College (NMCC) in Presque Isle in the Allied Health Department Room CHR 203. 

'This is a great opportunity for those interested in advancing their careers to learn more about Husson University's educational programs for nurses and nurse practitioners,' said Mary Jude, FNP-C, PA, MSN, MPH, assistant professor, Graduate Nursing Program.

BANGOR - Last year, FUSION:Bangor recognized business and community leaders with a retro-style celebration on the Bangor waterfront in the middle of November. This year, the FUSION Extravaganza returns and is going back in time even further all the way to the 1920s.

On Saturday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Union Street Brick Church, FUSION:Bangor invites the community to journey back to the age of jazz and speakeasies at its annual Extravaganza. The event, sponsored by Bangor Federal Credit Union, will include music by the Aurora Jazz Project and DJ KTF for entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and a gin station featuring Maine's own Back River Gin from Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery in Union. Attendees are encouraged to wear period costumes.

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 22:45

Beal College announces new Gerontology Certificate program

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BANGOR Beal College in Bangor has proudly announced the launch of its new nationally accredited Gerontology Certificate program. 

'The Gerontology Certificate program is scheduled to start Jan. 6, 2014 and we are now taking applications,' said Erin Leighton, director of Admissions at Beal.  

BANGOR Beal College has proudly announced the launch of its new nationally accredited associate degree in human resource management. 

'The Human Resource Management degree program is scheduled to start Jan. 6, 2014 and we are taking applications now,' said Erin Leighton, director of Admissions at Beal. 

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA), recently announced that starting on Veterans day, Monday, November 11th, the Amtrak Downeaster will begin offering $11 one-way fares to active duty military personnel and veterans on the 11th day of each month.  

'We are dedicated to making a difference for our active duty military and veterans and hope that this discount will make a well-deserved trip on the Downeaster a reality,' said Natalie Bogart, marketing director of NNEPRA.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013 14:58

Kids in costume eat for free on Halloween at The Oriental Jade

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BANGOR - Join The Oriental Jade for the annual Halloween Party Thursday, Oct. 31 before or after trick or treating at the Bangor Mall. Bring those little monsters and your camera.

The Buffet is free for kids 10 or under in costume when they are accompanied by an adult purchasing a meal.

BUCKSPORT A Maine credit union has become the first financial institution in Maine to introduce a new private education loan for Maine students and families. Seaboard Federal Credit Union has begun offering this new private education loan effective immediately.   

'This new student loan will offer Maine students and families competitive rates from a trusted local lending partner,' said Kyle Casburn, president/CEO at Seaboard FCU. 'More families are looking for ways to bridge the gap between savings and financial aid and the total cost of college. We are pleased to offer this new solution to them.'

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