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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; 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; 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; 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 …
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