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Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host April Business Breakfast on Recruiting and Hiring: Win the War on Talent

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Catharine MacLaren will speak at Thomas College on April 13.

WATERVILLE, March 2017 – Thomas College and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on “Recruiting and Hiring: Win the War on Talent”. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 13, from 7:15 to 9:00 a.m. in the Spann Student Commons Summit Room on Thomas College’s campus at 180 West River Road in Waterville.

As Maine has become a “fully employed” state and the number of active, qualified applicants has decreased, the need has increased for a renewed emphasis on and new ways of attracting and recruiting top talent.

Catharine MacLaren, Vice President of Talent & Diversity for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems, will focus on strategies that organizations of all sizes can implement to build and maintain an advantageous employee base.

MacLaren, Ph.D., LCSW, CEAP, is the Vice President of Talent & Diversity for Eastern Maine Healthcare Systems (EMHS), an adjunct online instructor for Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies, and has a small private counseling practice in Portland. MacLaren served as the Past President of the Board of Directors for the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine (HRASM).

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce holds monthly informative presentations on a variety of educational business topics at Thomas College’s Spann Student Commons. The cost of the Business Breakfast is $18 for members, $25 at the door & for non-members and the general public. Breakfast is included with the reservation. To register, e-mail or phone 873-3315.

The sponsors for the Business Breakfast are AT&T; People’s United Bank; Higgins & Bolduc Insurance; Nicholson, Michaud & Company; O’Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips, LLC; the Morning Sentinel, a division of Maine Today Media, Inc. radio sponsor MIX107.9; and, Choice Investments as our TV sponsor.

About Thomas College: Founded in 1894, Thomas College is at the forefront of affordability, access to college education, and providing students with a good return on investment. The private, career-oriented college is committed to preparing its undergraduates for careers in all forms of business, technology, criminal justice, psychology, and education. On average, 94 percent of Thomas graduates are employed within 90 days of graduation. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and awards a Master of Business Administration (with concentrations in Accounting, Health Care Management, Human Resources, and Project Management); a Master of Science in Education, Educational Leadership, and Literacy Education; a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Arts; an Associate in Science, and an Associate in Arts. For more information, visit

For additional information, contact MacKenzie Riley at or 207.859.1313.