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Beacon business news Nov. 3

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New series

ROCKLAND — Jerry and Jeremiah Pasternak, who own an antique shop in Rockland, will be featured on the television series “Born Dealers,” premiering at 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, on Planet Green. The six-part series follows the father-son duo as they buy, sell and trade collector items and pieces of Americana from their shop and around New England.

Juice 3.0 Conference

CAMDEN — Midcoast Magnet, organizer of the Juice Conference, announced that the conference schedule for Juice 3.0, “Celebrating Risk,” Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, at the Camden Opera House is available at

According to Midcoast Magnet Board president Amber Heffner, risk is an important topic as the country struggles to emerge from recession. “This is not the time to play it safe,” said Heffner, owner of Little Harbor Technology in Rockland. “Risk is essential for success. Juice 3.0 will explore many kinds of risk — creative, financial, career, technological, organizational, political and environmental. We will celebrate successes and failures and look for opportunities to encourage smart economic development.”

Collaborating partners for the conference include the Maine Arts Commission, Maine Development Foundation and Maine Technology Institute. With Cornerstone Sponsorship from Bangor Savings Bank, Juice 3.0 will feature the $150,000 business plan pitch competition; keynote speakers former Maine governor Angus King, Gino Bona of FearLess Revolution, John Bielenberg of Project M/COMMON and Roxanne Quimby of Burt’s Bees; more than 30 breakout sessions and workshops featuring leaders from Maine, New England and the Canadian Maritimes; a PechaKucha presentation featuring Maine artists and entrepreneurs; a party at Smokestack Grill with the Jason Spooner Band; and an all-day networking venue.

Two-day conference tickets are $225; one-day tickets are $150. Special rates are available for volunteers, speakers and for groups with four or more attendees. For information, to register or to volunteer, visit or email

Funds raised

ROCKLAND — Trackside Station Restaurant and Loyal Biscuit Co. staff report that its Pints for Paws fundraiser netted $1,301.26 to benefit the Humane Society of Knox County. That amount was nearly $250 more than was raised at last year’s event. In addition, the event filled an entire trailer with items on the humane society’s wish list with items such as bleach, paper towels, cat food and dog food, toys and more. Organizers said more than 200 attended the event. Another Pints for Paws event will be held in April.

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