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Tobacco-Cessation Group Class Begins September 12 in Ellsworth

What: Eight-week FREE course to help people quit tobacco and stay tobacco-free; registration required Where: Healthy Acadia, 140 State Street, Suite 1, Ellsworth Dates and Time: Mondays, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, from September 12 through October 31, 2016 Healthy Acadia is thrilled to be partnering with Cancer Support Center of Maine to offer an...

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Maine Savings Announces 2016 Scholarship Awards

Continuing its tradition of support for local students, Maine Savings proudly awarded $4,500 in scholarships to nine college-bound Maine seniors. Maine credit unions are committed to helping Maine students achieve their higher education goals. Last year, Maine credit unions collectively awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships to traditional and non-traditional students...

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LUNCH AND LEARN: Salary Vs. Hourly?

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce and Rudman Winchell Attorneys will present a “Lunch and Learn” on the new Department of Labor changes to salaried exempt and non-exempt employees that will go into effect December 1, 2016. The “Lunch and Learn” will take place at the Moore Center Auditorium on Thursday September 29, from 11:30- 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. Rudman Winchell attorney Anne- Marie...

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Increased Fines for OSHA Violations

Have you replaced your old OSHA poster yet? The deadline for displaying the new posters was August 1, 2016. New posters can be printed from OSHA’s website. Also, new OSHA penalty adjustments went into effect on August 2, 2016, raising maximum penalties for violations by 78% from values last adjusted in 1990. The new penalties...

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Ellsworth Chamber Hosts Business Conference

The Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that a date has been set to host the 2016 business conference . This year’s conference will take place on November 2, 2016 at the Faith Community Fellowship church in Trenton. The focus of this year’s conference will be workforce development and how it relates to growing businesses here...

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September 2016 Letter from the Director’s Office

Hello from High Street! How did it get to be September already? I remember as a kid, thinking summer was endless, and there are definitely days in February that I wish that were so. I truly am however, happy to see September, and a return to a calmer pace, cooler evenings and the beautiful sapphire hue...

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Autumn Gold is almost here!

The Chamber’s largest event of the year, Autumn Gold, brings hundreds of visitors to the Ellsworth Area. Each year, the signature events include the Autumn Gold Car Show and Chowderfest, but there is so much more to see, do and taste this year. The annual Car Show now in its 33rd year will return to the Home Depot parking...

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EMDC and SCORE to Host Business Website Design Workshop

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) and SCORE Maine will co-host a workshop entitled “Creating a Website to Help Your Business Grow” on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM at EMDC, 40 Harlow Street, Bangor. Speakers Mike Jandreau and Cintia Miranda from Pulse Marketing Agency will discuss...

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