Press Release

BDN Maine’s Economic Solutions Seminar Comes to Portland

PORTLAND, October 16, 2013

BDN Maine Events will present a MaineFocus: Solutions for Maine’s Economy conference at the University of Southern Maine on Wednesday, October 30 from 7:30am to noon.

This free event will be held at Hannaford Hall on the USM campus, and is designed for anyone who has an interest in career development, Maine’s long-term economic outlook, and best HR practices.

Participants in the conference include

  • John Baldacci, Former Maine Governor & Senior Advisor for Economic Development & Government Relations at Pierce Atwood LLP

  • Charles Colgan, Associate Director at the USM Center for Business & Economic Research

  • Tanya Emery, Director of Community & Economic Development for the city of Bangor.

  • Cliff Ginn, Opportunity Maine

  • Don Goodin, Executive Director of Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development

  • Felicia Knight, CEO of Knight Vision International

  • Jess Knox, Founder of Olympico Strategies

  • Luke Livingston, Founder of Baxter Brewing Company

  • Sue Mackey Andrews, Co-Facilitator for Maine Resilience Building Network

  • Greg Mitchell, Economic Development Director for the City of Portland

  • Whit Richardson, Business Editor for the Bangor Daily News

  • Anthony Ronzio, Director of News & Audience for the Bangor Daily News

  • Matthew Stone, Opinion Page Editor for the Bangor Daily News

  • Zeynup Turk,  Senior Trade Specialist & Director of Development for Maine International Trade Center

“This MaineFocus conference of business leaders from across the state will be a unique opportunity to share economic insights and solutions with the public, the business community, and students,” said BDN Maine Events Producer Pat Lemieux.

The Bangor Daily News’s MaineFocus initiative homes in on major challenges facing Maine, and fosters meaningful conversation on those issues. During the past year, the BDN has highlighted the growth of Maine’s economy as one of those topics, and has grown MaineFocus into a project that engages Maine residents in solutions-focused journalism and online discussion groups.

For a full MaineFocus: Solutions for Maine’s Economy schedule, and to register, please visit:


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