Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host September Business Breakfast About Domestic Abuse in the Workplace

Published: Thursday, September 5, 2019

WATERVILLE, Maine, September 2019–Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on Domestic Abuse in the Workplace – Considerations for Employers. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, September 12, from 7:15 to 9:00 a.m. in the Spann Student Commons Summit Room on Thomas College’s campus at 180 West River Road in Waterville.

Michelle LeClair, community awareness and prevention educator at the Family Violence Project, will explore the ways domestic violence abusers impact the workplace, and offer opportunities for employers to manage the risks they present. LeClair will co-present with Kate Faragher Houghton an independent violence prevention consultant with over 25 years of education, training, and experience in the field of domestic and sexual violence prevention and intervention. In her consulting work she provides expert witness services, policy development consultation, project coordination, specialized training and education, and curricula development services.

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. FMI e-mail programs@midmainechamber.com or call 873-3315.

Event Sponsors: 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 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.

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