Business Breakfast Series

Mid-Maine Chamber’s Business Breakfast Series is a monthly series of presentations on a variety of educational business topics. The breakfasts are held from 7:15-9:00 AM on Thursday mornings at the Best Western Plus, Waterville. Cost is $20 for members with advanced registration and $27 at the door and for general admission. Registration required; includes hot breakfast buffet.

To register, call (207) 873-3315, e-mail

PLEASE NOTE: To cancel, please call the Chamber two business days prior to the event to avoid being charged.

January 14: 10 Tips for How Your Small Business Can Beat COVID-19: Nancy Marshall of Marshall Communications will offer tips to address how businesses and business leaders can embrace adaptability, exercise empathy in the workplace, and take action to assure success during and after the pandemic.    Click here to view the recorded presentation.

February 11: Human Resources Law and Best Practices in Challenging Times: Peter Lowe of Brann & Isaacson
Attorneys will cover new workplace laws, best practices for workplace safety and compliance, legal issues surrounding remote telework and key policies and practices for employers.

March 11: Leveraging Community Marketing Opportunities: Founder & CEO of MXH Marketing, Mary Haley will discuss what community marketing opportunities really are and how to leverage them to engage current customers, attract new ones, and get the best return on your investment.

April 8: Engaging the Generational Divide: Career Management Associates CEO David Ciullo will address the
effectiveness of organizations in valuing and creating a culture where all generations thrive and engagement soars, capitalizing on the strengths of different workstyles to communicate better, lessen conflict, and achieve results.

May 13: Cannabis Panel: Local business leaders Dawson Julia (East Coast CBD), Ryan Poulin (New Dimensions FCU), Bill Rafuse (GHM Agency) and Erik Gundersen (State Office of Marijuana Policy) will address changes and updates in the cannabis market with regard to retail/growing, insurance, finance and regulations.

Sept. 9: Business Panel: The Pivots to Success During COVID-19 and Beyond: Business owners Chris Gaunce (Central Maine Motors Auto Group), Mike Fortin (Fortin’s Home Furnishings), Robin Samalus-Getchell (The Robin’s Nest) speak to their challenges/successes and offer helpful tips to continue to flourish during and after the pandemic.

Oct. 7: By the Numbers: A discussion of Maine’s fiscal position and services of the Office of the Maine State Treasurer, presented by Treasurer Henry Beck.

Nov. 4:Help for Small Businesses: Join Donna Cassese from SCORE as she discusses how SCORE can help you whether you are starting a business, operating an existing business or are ready to retire and sell your business. Entrepreneur Spotlight: Crooked Face Creamery

Dec. 2:In the Arena: A Discussion About Leadership: Sen. Matt Pouliot and Amanda Olson (of Maine Mushroom Co.) will explore the varying challenges that leaders face in their respective roles.

Each Business Breakfast is recorded and aired on Crossroads TV Channel 1301
Thursdays at 6:00 PM
Fridays at 7:00 PM
Saturdays at 9:00 AM
Sundays at 10:00 AM
Mondays at 6:00 AM