May 23, 2018
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Businesses turn out for social media talks

By Roxanne Moore Saucier, BDN Columnist

Dear Readers,

Some 400 marketers, business owners and other professionals turned out for the third annual Social Media For The Win conference last Thursday in Portland.

What they wanted to learn was how best to leverage social media phenomena such as Facebook and Twitter to their companies’ advantage, wrote Bangor Daily News reporter Matt Wickenheiser.

Mike Volpe, chief marketing officer for software company HubSpot, got everyone’s attention when he talked about a blog post that recently generated 70 new sales leads for his company — even though it has been four years since he posted it.

Whether you’re deep into social media or would rather be on the other side of the door from it, Wickenheiser’s story is food for thought. Read “How should a small business use social media to succeed?” on the BDN website at

• Was last weekend’s Common Ground Country Fair in Unity really the 35th edition? Hundreds of people turned out on Saturday to learn more about the Earth, the climate and what we can do as individuals to make a difference. Read Heather Steeves’ story in the BDN online at

• Surely you’ve driven by that beautiful stone chapel on Route 1 between Rockland and Rockport. Rockville was settled shortly after the Revolutionary War by brothers Peter and Binah Barrows, writes Walter Griffin in this week’s Midcoast Beacon, along the shores of Chickawaukie Lake and the surrounding hills. The brothers’ discharge papers from the Revolutionary War were signed by George Washington himself. Read Walter’s story online at

And thanks for reading The Weekly.

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