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Who are the Mainebiz U Panelists?

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Registration and purchase of Convention Pass required

Mainebiz U offers the opportunity to learn from Maine business owners, professionals and CEOs via an interactive panel discussion format.

When you purchase a Convention Pass, it includes three Mainebiz U sessions (you choose which workshop you want to attend at 9:3am, 10:50am and 1:00pm), access to the exhibition floor all day, including a seat at the Keynote at 2:15, free food and beverage sampling in the Pavilion area, plus a box lunch at noon.

Mainebiz U Session 1

9:30am – 10:40am

WORKSHOP 1: The new Maine workplace, Part One: new employment laws, telework policies and best practices that impact the workplace of the future. Click here to learn more.

  • David Bell, Idexx
  • Allan Brown, MEMIC
  • Laurence Gross, Southern Maine Agency on Aging
  • Anne Marie Storey, Rudman Winchell
  • Deb Whitworth, HR Studio Group
  • Moderated by Kelly Dorsey, Androscoggin Bank

WORKSHOP 2: Naming the new CEO: Key steps to smart succession planning. Click here to learn more.

  • Scott Balfour, Magnusson Balfour Commercial & Business Brokers
  • Bill Enck, BerryDunn
  • Dan Wildes, Sheridan Construction
  • Moderated by Steven Tenney, Family Wealth Management Partners at UBS

WORKSHOP 3: Expanding your reach: how to compete and export Maine brands in a global economy. Click here to learn more about workshop 3.

  • Tom Adams, Maine Coast Company
  • Patrick Arnold, Maine Port Authority and Soli DG
  • Wade Merritt, Maine International Trade Center
  • Jay Violette, TD Bank
  • Moderated by Dan Bookham, Allen Agency

Mainebiz U Session 2

10:50am – 12:00pm

WORKSHOP 1: The new Maine workplace, Part Two: best practices for managing a multigenerational workplace, how to recruit and retain your future workforce. Click here to learn more!

  • Ed McKersie, ProSearch and Live, Work Maine
  • Sarah Olsen, BerryDunn
  • Jeanne Paquette, Maine Department of Labor
  • Rob Souza, OTT Communications
  • Moderated by Sarah Newell, Eaton Peabody

WORKSHOP 2: The new Maine economy: the impact of startups, entrepreneurs and new ventures. Click here to learn more.

  • Devin McNeill, Flowfold
  • Whit Richardson, Maine Startup Insider
  • Justin Starbird, The Aebli Group
  • Julie Landry Viola, Gorham Savings Bank
  • Moderated by Jeff Spaulding, Eaton Peabody

Mainebiz U Session 3

1:00pm - 2:10pm

WORKSHOP 1: The new marketing landscape: how to build your brand with new media opportunities. Click here to learn more.

  • Suzi Pond, Redbird Media Group
  • Hannah Richards, Ethos
  • Cary Weston, Sutherland Weston
  • Moderated by Nancy Marshall, Nancy Marshall Communications

WORKSHOP 2: The new nightmare: how to prevent and cope with your data security needs. Click here to learn more.

  • Mark Benton, Systems Engineering
  • Jane Carpenter, Maine Identity Services
  • Dan Mitchell, Bernstein Shur
  • Moderated by Bernard Kubetz, Eaton Peabody

WORKSHOP 3: Finding capital: where's the new money to fund your business growth? Click here to learn more.

  • Sam Adams, Corporate Finance Associates
  • Eric Marshall, Eaton Peabody
  • Sandra Stone, Maine Angels
  • Jay Violette, TD Bank
  • Moderated by Greg Fryer, Verrill Dana

Registration Information

Both ticket types include all day access to the exhibition hall & Keynote address

Convention Pass: $59 Includes entry to the exhibition hall all day, including the networking breakfast and reception, access to the Keynote and Pavilion area, plus boxed lunch as well as registration to attend three Mainebiz U Sessions.

Exhibition Hall Pass: $30 Includes entry to the exhibition hall all day, including the networking breakfast and reception, access to the Keynote and Pavilion area, plus boxed lunch. Does NOT include Mainebiz U sessions.

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Convention Pass: For $59.00 you will receive entry to the exhibition hall all day, including the networking breakfast and reception, access to the keynote and pavilion area, a box lunch and registration to attend three Mainebiz U sessions.

Exhibition Hall Pass: For $30.00 you will receive entry to the exhibition hall all day, including the networking breakfast and reception, access to the keynote and pavilion area and a box lunch.

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