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Waterville reignited business breakfast hosted by Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce Feb. 6

Community Author: MacKenzie Young
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Contact: pr@thomas.edu
Courtesy photo | Contributed
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WATERVILLE — Colby College’s Director of Commercial Real Estate Paul Ureneck will speak about reigniting and renewing downtown Waterville’s economic vitality at Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s February Business Breakfast. The breakfast will be held from 7:15-9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6 in the Spann Student Commons Summit Room on Thomas College’s campus at 180 West River Road.

Ureneck’s background is in commercial real estate, having worked for The Boulos Co, northern New England’s largest commercial real estate development, brokerage and management firm, for 30 years as their senior vice president of project management. He has  a track record in managing and transforming +/- 4 million square feet of complex manufacturing, office, medical, retail and office real estate development projects.

Ureneck is a creative and collaborative leader with the ability to bring together diverse professional and community groups, often with conflicting goals, to build consensus and improve working relationships. He excels at solving construction problems by recognizing and acknowledging the importance of all team members, and is skilled in permitting, financing and design, making him the optimal choice for major project planning and implementation.

Ureneck’s work integrating Colby’s vision into the footprint established in downtown Waterville, as well as the additional projects, expansions and continuing growth in the city’s core, will be the focus of his enlightening presentation.

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 $20 for members, $27 at the door and for non-members. Breakfast is included with the reservation.

To register, e-mail Cindy@midmainechamber.com or call 207-873-3315.

The major sponsors for the Business Breakfast are: AT&T; Cross Employee Benefits; New Dimensions Federal Credit Union; Nicholson, Michaud & Company; O’Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips, LLC; Sheridan Corporation. The print media sponsor is Morning Sentinel, a division of MaineToday Media, Inc.; radio sponsor MIX107.9; video sponsor Kennebec Savings Bank.

Chamber Business Spotlighters include Educare Central Maine, Thompson VW and Waterville Audiology. The February additional sponsor is CGI Technologies & Solutions.

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 www.thomas.edu or MacKenzie Riley Young at pr@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.