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The annual Time Warner Business Class - PubHub Cruise of Casco Bay is set for August 3

PubHub #52 – Time Warner Cruise of Casco Bay

By Alison Harris on July 19, 2016, at 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Casco Bay Ferry Lines, 56 Commercial St., Portland, Maine For more information: pubhubmaine.com Registration is now open for the fourth annual Time Warner PubHub Cruise of Casco Bay. This is a fantastic time to enjoy our beautiful Bay while networking …
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Jody Marra, HR Manager, SaviLinx

Jody Marra, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Joins SaviLinx as HR Manager

By Alison Harris on June 16, 2016, at 4:25 p.m.
SaviLinx, LLC, a Brunswick, ME-based contact center specializing in business process outsourcing and technical support services, announces that it has hired Jody Marra, SPHR, SHRM-SCP as HR Manager. The company is experiencing rapid growth, and is currently adding 200 new customer service and quality assurance positions to support a new …
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PubHub is a monthly event for Maine's start-up community.

PubHub #50 – Steve and Kate Shaffer of Black Dinah Chocolatiers on Scaling Up

By Alison Harris on May 17, 2016, at 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, Maine For more information: eventbrite.com/e/pubhub-50-steve-and-kate-shaffer-of-black-dinah-chocolatiers-on-scaling-up-tickets-25520989968 Kate and Steve Shaffer started making a living from chocolate in 2007 when they launched Black Dinah Chocolatiers in 2007. From their Isle au Haut haven, they were featured …
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Skylar Kelly of BlackPoint Mercantile will speak at the Makers at the Hall event on April 27.

Skylar Kelly to Speak at Makers at the Hall on April 27

By Alison Harris on April 17, 2016, at 11:50 a.m.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, Maine For more information: eventbrite.com/e/mcmas-makers-at-the-hall-skylar-kelly-of-black-point-mercantile-tickets-24717333209 Makers at the Hall is a monthly series sponsored by Maine Charitable Mechanics’ Association featuring Maine’s entrepreneurs. On April 27, Skylar Kelly of Blackpoint Mercantile will be our featured …
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Join Maine's startups and entrepreneurs at the monthly PubHub networking events.

Vet’s First Choice CFO Tim Ludlow to Speak at May 4 PubHub

By Alison Harris on April 17, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, Maine For more information: pubhubmaine.com PORTLAND, ME – April 17, 2016 – Vet’s First Choice rocketed onto the Portland business scene in 2010, and now boasts revenues in the eight-figures, a spot on Inc. …
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MCMA has launched a Makers' Series at Mechanics' Hall in Portland.

MCMA Makers’ Series – Paul Farrell of Union Bagel Co.

By Alison Harris on March 18, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, ME For more information: eventbrite.com/e/mcmas-maker-series-paul-farrell-of-union-bagel-co-tickets-23472689446 MCMA’s Maker Series of talks features local entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated the challenges of starting their own businesses. The series will launch this month with a presentation by …
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IT services firm WGTECH has been recognized for its  cutting-edge approach for delivering managed services by CRN.

WGTECH recognized for excellence in managed IT services

By Alison Harris on Feb. 24, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
WESTBROOK — WGTECH, Northern New England’s resource for advanced technology, announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named WGTECH to its 2016 Managed Service Provider 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. The annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed …
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Startups and entrepreneurs gather each month at PubHub to learn business strategies and network. First Wednesday of each month at Mechanics' Hall.

Steve Johnson to Share Growth Tactics for Startups at March 2 PubHub

By Alison Harris on Feb. 20, 2016, at 11:08 a.m.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, Maine For more information: pubhubmaine.com Coming up with a business idea is only the first step – at the March 2 PubHub, Steve Johnson will talk about how to grow your business – fast! …
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Swing Dance with The Soggy Po'Boys on Feb. 19 at Mechanics' Hall in Portland, ME

Maine Charitable Mechanic Association and Acorn Productions to Celebrate Ballroom Renovations with Mid-Winter Celebration and Dance at Mechanics’ Hall

By Alison Harris on Feb. 10, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association (MCMA) and Acorn Productions are excited to announce that they will host a Mid-Winter Celebration and Dance on Friday February 19 at the historic Mechanics’ Hall Ballroom. The public is invited to view recent renovations made to the Ballroom and to thank the generous donors …
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Quantrix Updates Business Modeling Solution to Improve Business Planning for Data and Finance Professionals

By Alison Harris on Jan. 28, 2016, at 2:13 p.m.
Quantrix has released a significant upgrade to its Quantrix Modeler multidimensional business planning software solution. New integrations with Tableau and Salesforce, a redesigned Dependency Inspector for debugging formulas, and self-service modeling plus support for iPads with the cloud-based version are joined by a more modern and elegant user interface in …
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The crowd listens intently at PubHub, always the first Wednesday of the month at Mechanics' Hall.

Zootility’s Nate Barr and Pakpod’s Steve Underwood Talk Kickstarter for Startups at Feb. 3 PubHub

By Alison Harris on Jan. 22, 2016, at 3:06 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, Maine For more information: eventbrite.com/e/pubhub-46-crowdfunding-zootility-and-pakpod-talk-kickstarter-tickets-20899904176 Have you ever wondered how crowdfunding works, and whether or not it would be a good choice for your startup? At the February 3 PubHub, two Maine entrepreneurs will …
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PubHub is a networking event for Maine's entrepreneurs and startups.

Entrepreneur Nicole Bradick Shares Her Startup Success Story at January 6 PubHub

By Alison Harris on Dec. 29, 2015, at 5:37 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, Maine For more information: pubhubmaine.com PubHub is starting 2016 off in its new space in Mechanics’ Hall in Portland with an exceptional speaker. Nicole Bradick launched Custom Counsel in 2011 to match idle legal …
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PubHub attendees listen to the speaker at the annual cruise of Casco Bay.

PubHub Relaunches December 2 with Kerry Gallivan of Chimani

By Alison Harris on Nov. 19, 2015, at 10:29 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., Portland, Maine For more information: 2078312427; pubhubmaine.com Maine’s entrepreneurial networking event PubHub has a new location at Mechanics’ Hall on Congress Street and a new date on the first Wednesday of each monthStory continues below …
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Vedanta Partners Chooses Quantrix for Business Modeling Solution in Australia and New Zealand

By Alison Harris on Oct. 29, 2015, at 11:28 a.m.
Business consulting firm will use Quantrix to develop financial simulations for its customers in markets including mining, oil and gas, energy, and utilities Quantrix has announced that Australia-based business consulting firm Vedanta Partners has joined the Quantrix Partner Network, and will sell and support its financial and data modeling solution …
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Portland-based greenestbeans.com is a finalist for the Women Owned Business Challenge

Greenestbeans.com a Finalist for the CWE Women-Owned Business Challenge

By Alison Harris on Sept. 30, 2015, at 6:40 a.m.
The one-stop resource for healthy and sustainable choices, greenestbeans.com, is one of 10 finalists for The Center for Women & Enterprise’s (CWE) Women Owned Business Challenge. This annual competition offers prize packages worth more than $12,500 at its CWE Women Business Leaders Conference. Five finalists, including greenestbeans.com, are competing in …
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Casco Bay cruise with PubHub on August 8. Open to all at no cost.

PubHub Cruise of Casco Bay Set for August 4 with Time Warner Cable as Sponsor

By Alison Harris on July 27, 2015, at 4:51 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Casco Bay Ferry Lines, Commercial Street, Portland, Maine For more information: bit.ly/1Ms5VXm Annual PubHub cruise for Maine’s entrepreneurial community is open to all at no cost; attendees must pre-register Story continues below advertisement. PORTLAND, ME – July 28, 2015 – …
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MTI’s Brian Whitney to speak at July PubHub

By Alison Harris on June 26, 2015, at 2:09 p.m.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: O’Maine Studios, 54 Danforth St., Portland, Maine For more information: bit.ly/1d9KxaM Maine’s entrepreneurial business community welcomes Brian Whitney, the new president of Maine Technology Institute, as the speaker for the July PubHub. He will discuss innovation and Maine entrepreneurship and …
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PubHub will be Tuesday, June 2 at 54 Danforth St.

Kepware’s Corky Ellis to speak at June PubHub

By Alison Harris on May 20, 2015, at 4:42 p.m.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: O’Maine Studios, 54 Danforth St., Portland, Maine For more information: bit.ly/1F2gyJG PubHub is the same date – first Tuesday of the month – but in a new location. Join us at the O’Maine Studios on 54 Danforth St. in Portland …
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New Location for May PubHub: O’Maine Studios on 54 Danforth St., Portland

By Alison Harris on April 27, 2015, at 2:38 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: O’Maine Studios, 54 Danforth St., Portland, Maine For more information: cascobaytechhub.com/pubhub/ Founder Rory Strunk will host the event and will share insights of starting up this innovative, crowd-sourced media kitchen on Tuesday, May 5Story continues below advertisement. PORTLAND, ME – …
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Axiom Technologies’ Susan Corbett Discusses Super Rural Last-Mile Internet Connection at April PubHub

By Alison Harris on April 01, 2015, at 5:13 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Casco Bay Tech Hub, 30 Danforth St., 2nd Floor, Portland, Maine For more information: cascobaytechhub.com/pubhub/ Telecom firm CEO shares insight on delivering high speed Internet to Washington County at Casco Bay Tech Hub on Tuesday, April 7Story continues below advertisement. …