May 27, 2018
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Workshop offered in strategic planning for nonprofits


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Food-service training

PROSPECT— Maine Food Smarts has opened a new location on Clark Road in Prospect. The company has more than 40 years experience assisting food-service operators in training employees, inventory control, developing products and processes, merchandising techniques, and food safety.

In January, the state ruled that every restaurant that serves potentially hazardous foods must employ at least one certified food protection manager. Maine Food Smarts offers ServSafe food certification manager training that fulfills this requirement.

For information, call Kathleen Williamson at 567-6077 or visit

New website

The Maine Lobstermen’s Association announced the launch of a new Web site,, aimed at the lobstering community. It provides information about the people and businesses that make up the Maine lobstering world. The site was  made possible by a two-year, $25,000 grant from the New Voices program of the Institute for Interactive Journalism. The website is designed to facilitate understanding and dialogue among members of the Maine lobstering community and the general public.

Nonprofit expo

ROCKPORT — The Midcoast Chapter of the Maine Women’s Network will host a Nonprofit Night Expo at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Haven Event Center, Route 90. Members and guests can learn about local nonprofit organizations while networking and enjoying hors d’oeurvres. Featured speaker will be Jim Christie of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Participating groups at the Expo will include the Knox County Humane Society, Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Pen Bay Healthcare, Good Shepard Food Pantry, Georges River Land Trust, Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Habitat for Humanity, New Hope for Women, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine and Coastal Opportunities’ Cash for Clothes.

Admission is $20 members, $25 guests of members and $28 others and includes hors d’oeurvres, time for networking and learning about the nonprofits, and the presentation. Online preregistration for members, guests and nonmembers is required at by clicking on the “Event Registration” link.

Strategic planning for nonprofits workshop

BELFAST — The University of Maine Hutchinson Center Nonprofit Certificate Management program will offer the workshop “Strategic Planning and Management in the Nonprofit Organization” 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, June 10. The focus will be on understanding the planning, design, implementation, evaluation and maintenance process of a nonprofit organization. Participants will learn the steps required to put together a workable strategic plan for their organizations.

The workshop will be presented by Carole Martin, who has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the for-profit and nonprofit arenas.

For more information, call Nancy Boyington at the Hutchinson Center at 338-8002, call toll free at 800-753-9044 or email

Board member

The Tapping Mature Talent national advisory board, which oversees a $1 million grant to Maine and nine other states, met in Washington, D.C., recently. Local businesswoman Joanne Miller, a member of the board and owner of ASK…For Home Care and Homeshare Inc., located in South Thomaston, attended the meeting.

Miller also has served on the Coastal Counties Workforce Development board, which was awarded one of the Tapping Mature Talent grants. Miller has participated in many of the Seasoned Worker Forums facilitated by local businessman Dave Tomm.

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