Let’s explore unemployment in Maine, which as of December was 7.3 percent or 50,800 people. That means the total number of nonfarm jobs eligible for calculation is 592,700. We have 1.3 million people in Maine, so that leaves a lot to consider when determining what this… Read More
    This year, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will capture the attention of millions of workers during office hours like no other sporting event. From the time the pairings of teams in the tournament were released this past “Selection Sunday” until the nets are cut down on… Read More
    Let’s all take a time-out on politics and focus on the financial future of our country. Like it or not we face historic financial challenges as a country. As a result we are debating what appear to be tremendously complex financial programs possessing the ability to dramatically impact… Read More
    We will host our annual Business Expo 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Samoset Resort in Rockport. The expo showcases many of our member businesses, letting people know that the midcoast is truly “open for business.” As a chamber of commerce, we’re very proud of the… Read More
    Upon taking the job of executive director of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce just over two years ago, I was tasked by the board with the job of making the Chamber one of the “go-to” entities in the region. Thanks to the hard work of the staff, board… Read More
    There’s a new online database from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) designed to list consumer complaints and manufacturers’ responses. You may want to check it out . It could be gone before anyone gets to use it. A little background is… Read More
    At the risk of stimulating cynical jokes … what do dogs and universities have in common? Like dogs, universities come in different breeds. While most Mainers understand that the state’s universities differ from each other, I don’t hear distinguishing labels applied to the different “breeds.” To… Read More
    Consumer Forum
    The news last week of another data breach made everyone in Maine who uses credit or debit cards think twice. Surely the several thousand people who made purchases at Day’s Jewelers stores in Maine last November and December were concerned. They were assured that they had done… Read More
    Consumer Forum
    If you want to know what’s “out there” on the Internet about you, just Google your name, your child’s name or your phone number. You may be amazed at the amount of information that’s there for the taking. You may also be prompted to keep a… Read More
    Editor’s Note: This guest column was written at the request of Northeast CONTACT by Teri Caouette, a school librarian working with the Maine Learning Technology Initiative. MLTI is partnering with Common Sense Media to help schools develop a digital citizenship curriculum in Maine. Next week: an adult’s guide… Read More