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Bangor-Area Breakfast Seminar: "Relationship Building with Canada: Converting Economic Development Efforts into Economic Investments in Maine"

September 16, 2009 - 7:30AM
to 9:00AM

Sea Dog Banquet & Conference Center
26 Front Street
Bangor, ME

About the Event:

Online registration for this event is now closed. Please contact MEREDA at 874-0801 for more details.

The economic development community in Eastern Maine has and continues to build development relationships with business and industry in Eastern Canada.  Recently, awards were presented celebrating the Atlantica Champions of Excellence.  This breakfast seminar will provide a review of the efforts to date, and include a dynamic dialogue to build upon the successes and continue to convert economic development to economic investments.  After a panel presentation by the leading organizers of these efforts, the audience will be asked to engage in “idea generation” to connect real estate investment with the economic development efforts.

Following the panel discussions, John Holden from Eaton Peabody Consulting Group and Dan McKay of Eaton Peabody will ask the audience for ideas, comments, input and dialogue about how to participate and capitalize on these and other economic development efforts with targets in Canada. The audience will be challenged to ask “how can I benefit from these efforts” and “how can I advise and assist to encourage investments in Maine.” Sponsor WBRC will also be asked to comment on their efforts to do business in Canada and bring business to Maine.

Join us on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 from 7:30 - 9:00 AM at the Sea Dog Banquet & Conference Center, 26 Front Street, Bangor, ME. Please RSVP before Sept. 11, 2009.

Meet the Panelists:
Steve Condon, Board Member, Bangor Regional Development Alliance; Economic Development Director, Town of Holden.  Steve founding Board Member of BRDA and has lead their outreach into Eastern Canada since its inception.  Steve will share his experiences and what has been the most salient points for Canadian firms to consider Maine for investments.

Miles Theeman, President Affiliated Healthcare Systems; Co-Chair, Access Atlantica.  AHS has built one of the largest integrated healthcare support system networks in New England.  Miles was the founding Co-Chair of Access Atlantica, the Bangor—Saint John Trade Corridor and has been a stalwart supporter of the Bangor—Saint John Sister City relationship.  Miles has recently been named a member of the Atlantica Council of the APCC as well.  Miles is keenly aware of the challenges facing Canadian business investments in Maine.  Miles will comment on the efforts behind Access Atlantica and the opportunities for business to capitalize on those efforts

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