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Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce to host ‘Leading with Culture’ business breakfast

Community Author: MacKenzie Riley Young
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WATERVILLE –  Androscoggin Bank president Neil Kiely will speak about leading with culture at Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s January Business Breakfast, 7:15-9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Spann Student Commons Summit Room, 180 West River Rd.

Kiely will discuss building a sustainable advantage through engaged and empowered employees.

Before joining the Bank, Kiely served as a director on the Androscoggin Bank Board. Kiely’s background includes law, real estate development and other entrepreneurial ventures. Most recently, Kiely served five years as the director of Development, New England for First Wind, LLC in Portland, Maine where he led internal and external teams in all aspects of the development of grid scale wind and solar energy projects from site identification through permitting and community relations to construction. He received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Boston College.

Kiely currently serves on the University of Southern Maine Advisory Board, the Maine Advisory Board for the Trust for Public Land.  Kiely lives in Falmouth, Maine with his wife Elise and their two children.

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce holds monthly informative presentations on a variety of educational business topics at Thomas College’s Spann Student Commons. The cost of the Business Breakfast is $18 for members, $25 at the door & for non-members. Breakfast is included with the reservation. To register, email or call 873-3315.

The sponsors for the Business Breakfast are: AT&T; People’s United Bank; Cross Employee Benefits; Nicholson, Michaud & Company; O’Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips, LLC; print media sponsor Morning Sentinel, a division of MaineToday Media, Inc. and radio sponsor MIX107.9.

About Thomas College: Celebrating its 125th anniversary, Thomas College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs ranging from business, entrepreneurship, and technology, to education, criminal justice, and psychology. Its Guaranteed Job Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is built on students’ academic, career, and leadership preparation. Thomas is also home to the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation and the Center for Innovation in Education. In 2017, Money Magazine ranked Thomas 23rd of all colleges and universities in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 15 percent of all higher education institutions in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit or MacKenzie Riley Young at or 207-859-1313.

About Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce: is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advocating for business prosperity and regional economic improvement.  Its region includes the towns of Albion, Belgrade, Benton, Branch Mills, Burnham, China, Clinton, Fairfield, Hinckley, Oakland, Rome, Shawmut, Sidney, South China, Thorndike, Unity, Vassalboro, Waterville, Weeks Mills and Winslow.  For more information on the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, including how to become a member, call (207) 873-3315 or visit