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September 17, 2020 at 4:24 pm

MEREDA to Host Virtual Fall Conference on the Future of Maine’s Economy

The Chamberlain Model: Back to the Future

For Immediate Release: (September 17, 2020)  On October 15, 2020, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) will host a dynamic and forward-looking virtual conference on the future of Maine. As we all navigate the uncharted waters of our times, MEREDA and its members are looking to Maine’s success stories, both in the past and in current times, as a way to map our path forward. With much to be learned from the rich history of Maine, MEREDA’s Fall Conference brings together a line-up of exciting speakers and panelists to tie the history of this great state to the economy we face today.

“One of Maine’s favorite sons, Joshua Chamberlain, laid the groundwork for Maine’s future in his speech given in 1876 to celebrate America’s Centennial,” says MEREDA President Josh Fifield. “His vision still resonates in today’s pandemic economy and provides stepping stones for all of us as we work to create Maine’s future,” Fifield continues.

With Chamberlain’s words and vision as inspiration, MEREDA will host featured speakers Senator Angus King, University of Southern Maine (USM) President Dr. Glenn Cummings, and historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. They will discuss the risks and rewards of Chamberlain’s economic outline, outline USM’s plan for growth, and tell the story of Maine through its people.

Complementing these perspectives, Dr. Charles Colgan (Maine Center for Business and Economic Research, Former State Economist of Maine) will give a presentation on Maine’s current economy and provide an update on the key economic numbers that reflect the state of Maine’s real estate industry. He will be followed by Kim Hamilton, CEO of FocusMaine, who will speak about Maine’s great potential for growth in the global economy. The stage will then turn to a moderated discussion with four Maine companies experiencing growth during the COVID economy. Panelists will include Scott Wellman, CFO Puritan Medical Products; Amber Lambke, Founder & CEO Maine Grains; Seth Webber, Principal Berry Dunn; Briana Warner, CEO Atlantic Sea Farms. The panel will be moderated by Andrea Cianchette Maker, Esq. Pierce Atwood, LLP.

The conference will be safely presented in a virtual environment via LiveStream from 8 am to 12 pm on Thursday, October 15. 3 hours of Continuing Education Credits will be available for brokers and attorneys.

For more information, or to register for the conference please visit www.mereda.org.

This event is sponsored by AAA Energy Service Co., BCM Environmental & Land Law, CHA, Criterium Engineers, Maine Magazine, Mainebiz, People’s United Bank, Pierce Atwood, Sevee & Maher Engineers.

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