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Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce to host gubernatorial debate Oct. 4 in Waterville

Community Author: MacKenzie Riley Young
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WATERVILLE — Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a gubernatorial debate Forum for its October Business Breakfast, 7:15-9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Ayotte Auditorium on Thomas College’s campus at 180 West River Road. 

Join all four gubernatorial candidates as they discuss issues affecting business, education and workforce development

Independent candidate Alan Caron of Freeport is an economic development consultant.  

Buckfield-native and Maine State Treasurer Terry Hayes is running as an independent.  

The Democratic candidate is Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, who is from Farmington.  

The Republican candidate is Shawn Moody of Gorham, who is the founder of Moody’s Collision Centers.  

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce holds monthly informative presentations on a variety of educational business topics at Thomas. 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. 

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 Maine Today Media, Inc. and radio sponsor MIX107.9. With additional sponsor Annruel Home Inspections. 

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 Young 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.