Dance with Orono Contraband and caller Sonja Birthisel! Beginner session at 7:30 PM, and full dance from 8-11:00 PM. $1 off beer at Woodman’s Bar & Grill next door with dance ticket. $8 admission for non-students; FREE for UMaine students! Sponsored by UMaine Student Government and the Traditional… Read More
    Dance with Orono Contraband and caller Sonja Birthisel! Beginner session at 7:30 PM, and full dance from 8-11:00 PM. $1 off beer at Woodman’s Bar & Grill next door with dance ticket. $8 admission for non-students; FREE for UMaine students! Sponsored by UMaine Student Government and the Traditional… Read More
    ORONO — Big Gig will hold its finale networking and pitch-off event of this 2015-2016 season 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at Foster Center for Student Innovation, University of Maine. Admission is free. Appetizers and a cash bar will be available. The media are encouraged to… Read More
    News: Big Gig (www.biggig.org) will hold its third networking and pitch-off event of this 2015-2016 season on February 10th at Husson University. (See “What,” “When,” and “Where” below.) We are excited about the pair of Big Rigs (invited, keynote presenters) who will briefly demonstrate and discuss how… Read More
    News: Big Gig (www.biggig.org) begins its fourth year in October and continues to evolve and grow. In 2013, we introduced the pitch-off, with innovators and entrepreneurs competing for cash prizes. This year, we are excited about adding an educational feature: “Keynote Pitchers” (who we cleverly refer to as… Read More
    Background: Big Gig (www.biggig.org) has been working since 2012 to acknowledge and support entrepreneurs and innovators and to encourage them to establish their enterprises in our local communities. Initiated by the Orono Economic Development Corporation, the Big Gig partnership has grown to include Old Town Development LLC,… Read More
    News: The Big Gig (www.biggig.org) partnership of two municipalities, two universities, and three sponsors (see below) is in the middle of its third, successful year of supporting entrepreneurs and innovators and encouraging them to establish their enterprises in our local communities. Next Tuesday, the growing network of… Read More
    Big Gig (www.biggig.org) is encouraging local innovators and entrepreneurs to attend its next networking event, on February 24th at Husson University (see “When” & “Where” below), and also to sign up to pitch their ideas and compete for the $250 prize awarded that evening to the audience favorite… Read More
    The BoomHouse Restaurant in Old Town was packed this past Tuesday evening with over 90 attendees who came to the Big Gig (www.biggig.org) to network with local entrepreneurs and innovators, nosh on free appetizers, enjoy the cash bar – and also to watch the pitch-off between Mike Preble… Read More
    News: The Big Gig (www.biggig.org) partnership of two municipalities, two universities, and three sponsors (see below) has worked for the past two years to acknowledge and support entrepreneurs and innovators and to encourage them to establish their enterprises in our local communities. An example of what… Read More
    News: Big Gig (www.biggig.org) is about to enter its third year! The next “Networking & Pitch-Off Event for Innovators and Entrepreneurs” in this successful series – promoting entrepreneurship in the Greater Bangor area – will be on September 23rd at the new University Credit Union headquarters in downtown… Read More
    Summary: After a pair of successful Big Gig events (in October & December), both of which got first-rate press coverage, the Big Gig Steering Committee is encouraging entrepreneurs and innovators to sign up to pitch their ideas at the upcoming third event. Each pitch-off applicant gets… Read More
    On 4/28/12, people of good will all over the country will be gathering to “Unite Against the War Against Women.” This concert provides another opportunity to stand up for women and to benefit the Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center, which provides access to reproductive health care and advocates… Read More