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Wednesday, 18 September 2013 21:05

Calling new businesses, creative ideas

Written by PA

Fifth annual Stonington Pecha Kucha for entrepreneurs and artists seeks participants

STONINGTON Do you Pecha Kucha? Want to try it?

Opera House Arts at the Stonington Opera House is seeking participants for its third evening of this popular format for idea exchange on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. The Down East version of the event that has taken Midcoast Maine and other parts of the country by storm includes free snacks, as well as beer, wine and other beverages for purchase.

Pecha Kucha (p-cha ka-cha) is a fast-paced, friendly social evening at which a small group of our area's many innovators including entrepreneurs, farmers, designers, artists, fishermen, architects, photographers, musicians and other great idea people each present their work in 20 slides, for 20 seconds each. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat," the fun and spark of a Pecha Kucha is that it rests on a presentation format that is concise, rapid, and invigorating, inspiring 'chit chat' among all attending and firing up new ideas and excitement. PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in Feb. 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creativity worldwide.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 21:02

Learn how SBA can help your business

Written by PA

BANGOR Eastern Maine Development Corporation hosts 'Show Me the Money,' a free business workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 40 Harlow Street, Bangor

Bill Card from the SBA, Glen Carter from EMDC and Jim Gove from Bangor Savings Bank will share the financing options available for large and small businesses. The workshop provides a chance to learn what financial opportunities the Small Business Association (SBA) can offer Maine businesses.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 23:12

2013 Playmate of the Year to Visit Hollywood Casino

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BANGOR Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway will welcome the 2013 Playmate of the Year, Raquel Pomplun to Bangor this Saturday, Sept. 14. The 25-year-old Pomplun is 'Playboy Magazine's' first Mexican-American Playmate of the Year.  

'We've welcomed Playboy Playmates in the past, and it is always enjoyable for them to meet our customers and enjoy the charm of Maine people,' said John Osborne, general manager of Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, Bangor. 'But this is the first time we have welcomed a Playmate of the Year to Hollywood Casino. Being named the Playmate of the Year is a tremendous honor for Ms. Pomplun to have received, and we look forward to bringing her to Bangor.'

BANGOR - Bangor-based MustTryIt! Media announced recently the expansion of its mobile website MustTryIt.com to promote the small business community in over a dozen cities. Bangor, Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine as featured cities were announced in early June when the site first launched.

In addition to the updates that facilitated the expansion, the mobile platform now also includes several new features to help small business owners connect with other buy-local minded consumers.

BANGOR Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, Bangor, has issued a check for $2,452 to the Maine Dept. of Agriculture's Animal Welfare Program to be used in the newly-established Standardbred Welfare Support Fund. Hollywood Casino earlier this year announced plans to contribute $1 per starter each racing season, starting this year. The $2,452 check represents $1 for each horse starting at Hollywood Casino's Bangor Raceway between May 4 and July 20, 2013.

"It feels good to be able to contribute to this fund," said Mike Hopkins, manager of Raceway Operations at Hollywood Casino, Bangor. "Standardbred horses are beautiful animals, and they are such an important part of this operation. It's a sad reality that these animals will sometimes need help finding a home that is safe and healthy. This fund will bring the animal to that home, and it's an awfully good cause."

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 23:08

WBRC Architects Engineers announces new president

Written by Tori Britton PA

BANGOR - WBRC Architects Engineers announces the selection of Douglas W. Whitney, AIA, CSI, NCARB, LEED AP, as its new president. 

Doug Whitney is an award-winning architect who has been a principal at WBRC since 1989 after joining the firm in 1980. He led the creation of the company's Florida branch in Lakewood Ranch in 2002. Under his watch, it has grown significantly, with projects across 17 states and earning the trust of regional and national clients, including Universal Health Services (UHS), Bealls Outlets and Verizon Wireless.

UNITY   The senior administrator, attorney, poet and instructor who helped Unity College to become the first institution in the United States to have sustainability science as its focus will soon see her first book-length manuscript in print.

Moon Pie Press and Maine Poetry Central have announced Michele Leavitt the winner of the 2013 Michael Macklin First Book Award competition. Her chapbook, 'The Glass Transition,' was published by Finishing Line Press in 2010.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 22:58

Husson University names new dean of College of Business

Written by PA

BANGOR - Husson University announced recently that Marie E. Hansen, JD, PhD, has been named dean of the College of Business at Husson University. Hansen had been serving as the interim dean since January 2013 and was recently selected to fulfill this role on a permanent basis after an exhaustive national search.

As dean, Hansen will be responsible for determining the educational curricula priorities; supervising the full and part-time business faculty on all four of Husson University's campuses; creating and implementing all personnel, non-personnel and capital budgets; as well as developing and articulating all strategic planning associated with the College of Business.

Tuesday, 03 September 2013 22:51

Buffalo Wild Wings Flies into Bangor, Maine

Written by PA

BANGOR Buffalo Wild Wings recently opened its doors in Bangor.

'We are very excited to be bringing the Buffalo Wild Wings experience to Bangorand we look forward to becoming a part of this dynamic community,' said Kathy Benning, executive vice president, Global Brand and Business Development for Buffalo Wild Wings.

B. 'Nick' Mills of Cumberland, a professor of journalism at Boston University's College of Communication and an award-winning broadcast journalist, was elected president of the board of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting at the organization's recent annual meeting.

Founded in 2009, the Center is Maine's is Maine's only non-profit, non-partisan investigative news source producing stories about state government and elections. The Center publishes its stories on its website, pinetreewatchdog.org, and also provides them free of charge to 24 media partners across the state.

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