Press Release

Mainebiz Momentum Convention to Feature Keynote David Shaw: Register Now and Prepare to “Think Big.”

AUGUSTA, Maine — Mainebiz publisher Donna Brassard announced a powerhouse lineup of industry visionaries who will challenge participants to “Think Big” at the day-long Momentum Convention 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta.

Highlights include a keynote address given by David Shaw, formerly of IDEXX Laboratories, and Mainebiz U, a panel of nine business leaders, including Shaw, speaking to the convention’s theme. Attendees will also sample “tastes of Maine” from 14 Maine vendors, get up to speed with the latest products and services from more than 120 exhibitors, and power-network with nearly 1,500 of Maine’s business movers and shakers. Attendees will have the chance to win airline tickets from Portland Jetport and a $2,000 travel voucher from Hurley Travel Experts.

Bernstein Shur is sponsoring the keynote speaker.

Morning speakers will include Art Batson of Lucas Tree, Biovation’s Karem Durdag, Corky Ellis of Kepware, Laurie Lachance of Thomas College, Luke Livingston of Baxter Brewing, Brad Miller and Raye Wentworth of New Balance, and Nicholas Yardi of Sappi Paper. Shaw will give the keynote speech during the afternoon session.

Convention passes for admittance to the speaker panels and keynote are $59 and include a boxed lunch. Admission to the Exhibition Hall is free. Go to to make a reservation. For information, go to



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