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Big Gig to host finale event of season

By Paul Riechmann on March 30, 2016, at 1:34 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Foster Center for Student Innovation, 123 Long Road, UMaine Campus, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-991-2947; biggig.org 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 …
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Big Gig Networking & Pitch-Off Event at Husson

By Paul Riechmann on Jan. 26, 2016, at 8:24 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business, Husson University Campus, Bangor, Maine For more information: 2078660068; biggig.org 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 …
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“Big Rig” Guest Pitcher Announced for Dec. 9th Big Gig in Old Town!

By Paul Riechmann on Nov. 29, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Yamas Bar & Grill, Corner of Main & N. Water Streets, Old Town, Maine For more information: 2078660068; biggig.org/ Heidi Neal, the Big Rig at our upcoming Big Gig, purchased the one surviving, Rockland location of Loyal Biscuit Co. in …
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Big Gig Begins 4th Year with Orono Networking & Pitch-Off Event

By Paul Riechmann on Sept. 11, 2015, at 12:27 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: University Credit Union, 15 Main Street, Orono, Maine For more information: 2078660068; biggig.org 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 …
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Stellar Line-Up of Pitches and Big Wigs at Next Big Gig

By Paul Riechmann on March 12, 2015, at 6:03 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Foster Center for Student Innovation, Long Road, UMaine Campus, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-866-0068; biggig.org 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 …

Big Gig Networking and Pitch-Off Event at Husson

By Paul Riechmann on Feb. 17, 2015, at 11:45 a.m.
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 entrepreneurs, innovators, funders, and …
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Big Gig Networking & Pitch-Off Event at Husson

By Paul Riechmann on Feb. 16, 2015, at 5:57 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Dyke Center for Family Business, Husson University, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-866-0068; biggig.org 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 …
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Big Gig Encourages Innovators & Entrepreneurs to Sign Up

By Paul Riechmann on Jan. 21, 2015, at 3:59 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business, Kagan Drive, Husson University Campus, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-866-0068; biggig.org/ Big Gig (www.biggig.org) is encouraging local innovators and entrepreneurs to attend its next networking event, on February 24th at Husson University …

Big Gig Packed in Old Town

By Paul Riechmann on Nov. 24, 2014, at 9:28 a.m.
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 (The Maine …
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Mike Preble delivers winning pitch to panel of Big Wigs

Big Gig Packed in Old Town

By Paul Riechmann on Nov. 21, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
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 (The Maine …
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Big Wigs & Audience Listen to Pitch at 9/23/2014 Big Gig in UCU Lobby, Orono

Big Gig Networking & Pitch-Off Event in Old Town

By Paul Riechmann on Oct. 24, 2014, at 3:56 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: The BoomHouse Restaurant, 170 Main Street, Old Town, ME For more information: 207-866-7892; biggig.org 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 …
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Big Gig Begins Third Year with Bigger Prizes, Additional Sponsor!

By Paul Riechmann on Sept. 09, 2014, at 5:04 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: University Credit Union, 15 Main Street, Orono, Maine For more information: 207-866-7892; BigGig.org 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 …
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Big Gig Finalists All Married Couples Pitching Food-Related Businesses!

By Paul Riechmann on March 19, 2014, at 6:09 p.m.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Foster Center for Student Innovation, UMaine Campus, Orono, ME For more information: 207-581-1427; biggig.org News: The next Big Gig, on April 8th at UMaine, is the Finale of four networking events for innovators and entrepreneurs held since October in Orono, …
Poster for 2/11/2014 Big Gig

Husson to Host Next Big Gig Networking & Pitch-Off Event

By Paul Riechmann on Jan. 16, 2014, at 10:12 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 5:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business, Husson University, 1 College Circle, Bangor, ME For more information: Paul Riechmann; (207) 866-0068; biggig.org Summary: After a pair of successful Big Gig events (in October & December), both of which got first-rate …
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Poster for December 10th Big Gig

Big Gig Networking & Pitch-Off Event for Innovators & Entrepreneurs

By Paul Riechmann on Dec. 04, 2013, at 3:54 p.m.
Summary: An exciting new partnership between Orono, Old Town, UMaine, Husson, and Blackstone Accelerates Growth is staging a series of “Big Gig” events to help foster a network of entrepreneurs and innovators and to encourage them to develop and implement their ideas – with the hope of creating positive change …
(l to r) Tobin Slaven, Sarah Newcomb, Jennifer Hooper

Sarah Newcomb Wins First Big Gig Pitch-Off in Orono

By Paul Riechmann on Oct. 24, 2013, at 2:45 p.m.
Summary: First of four “Big Gigs” was a well-attended success yesterday in Orono, with attendees awarding the $100 pitch-off prize to Sarah Newcomb’s “Who’s Your Daddy?” phone app. Sarah also gets to compete at the Big Gig Finale in April for the $1,000 grand prize. What: Big Gig Networking & …

Benefit concert for Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center

By Paul Riechmann on April 18, 2012, at 10:38 a.m.
BREWER, Maine – A benefit concert by Velma, an Orono based band,  will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Next Generation Theatre, 29 Center Street. The five-member group features Margo Lukens on rhythm guitar and mandolin, Steve McKay on lead guitar and accordion, Sue …

Concert Benefitting the Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center

By Paul Riechmann on April 18, 2012, at 9:17 a.m.
Saturday, April 28, 2012 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Next Generation Theatre, 39 Center Street, Brewer, ME For more information: Tracy or Ryan; (207) 989-7100; nextgenerationtheatre.com 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 …