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MaineToday Media CEO Lisa DeSisto to speak at Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast

Community Author: MacKenzie Riley Young
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WATERVILLE  – MaineToday Media’s CEO Lisa DeSisto will speak about “Media Relations – Local Media Platforms to Grow Your Business” at Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s November Business Breakfast from 7:15-9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 at  the Spann Student Commons Summit Room at Thomas College, 180 West River Road. 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, e-mail programs@midmainechamber.com or call 873-3315.

DeSisto will discuss how to engage with customers and businesses using traditional and new platforms that are available in local media to grow your business.

Maine Today Media publishes the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel, and The Coastal Journal.In Aug. 2017, Lisa assumed the same role for the Sun Media Group which publishes the Lewiston Sun Journal, The Forecaster/Current Newspapers, Franklin Journal, Livermore Falls Advertiser, Penobscot Times, Advertiser-Democrat Norway, Bethel Citizen, Rumford Falls Times, Rangeley Highlander, Maine Women Magazine, My Generation and 95 North.  In April 2018, Lisa also took on leadership of the Biddeford Journal Tribune, Brunswick Times Record, and the Mainely Media weekly newspapers.

Lisa sits on the board of the Maine Press Association, Associated Press, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine.  She also serves as an advisor for the Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institute working directly with a group of high school students to develop their values, voice and vision.   Lisa hosts a bi-monthly live event; “Like A Boss” where she interviews other Maine CEOs on their leadership principles.

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce holds monthly informative presentations on a variety of educational business topics at Thomas College’s Spann Student Commons.

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. Money Magazine recently ranked Thomas 23rd 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 college and universities in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit www.thomas.edu or contact MacKenzie Riley at rileym@thomas.edu 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 www.midmainechamber.com.