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Bangor Daily Brews: Can environmental action be good for business?

Event organizer: Kimberly Sholes
Event Date & Time: June 27, 2019 5:30 pm until June 27, 2019 7:00 pm
Bangor Daily News | Contributed
Bangor Daily News | Contributed

BANGOR — Bangor Daily News will hold its next Bangor Daily Brews event, “Can environmental action be good for business?” 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at West Market Square Artisan Coffeehouse, 24 Broad St.

Representatives from Maine’s lobster, craft brewing and outdoor recreation industries will join the Bangor Daily News and the Natural Resources Council of Maine to discuss economic incentives and imperatives for environmental action.

Kristan Porter is a Cutler fisherman and the new president of the Maine Lobstermen’s Association, having previously served as a MLA vice president.

Abe Furth is co-owner of several businesses in Orono and Bangor, including Orono Brewing Company. OBC is a founding member of the Brewshed Alliance, a collaboration between NRCM and Maine brewers focusing on the protection of clean water across the state.

Brad Ryder has owned Epic Sports, a Outdoor Retail Specialty store in downtown Bangor for more than 20 years. He has spent roughly 40 years in the retail industry.

This is the third Bangor Daily Brews event, a new series from the Bangor Daily News featuring informal policy and issue-based discussions held at local businesses over coffee or beer.

The Natural Resources Council of Maine is a nonprofit membership organization protecting, restoring and conserving Maine’s environment, now and for future generations.