Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host November Business Breakfast About Marketing Your Business

Published: Thursday, October 24, 2019

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WATERVILLE, Maine, October 2019–Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on marketing your business with guests from NEWS CENTER Maine. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, November 14, 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.

Martha Jones and Chris Bernazzani from NEWS CENTER Maine Media will share ideas on navigating the landscape of media choice.

Jones is a Regional Sales Manager for TEGNA Media’s two NBC affiliates, WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2, now known as NEWS CENTER Maine.

Jones joined the NEWS CENTER team over 18 years ago as a local sales representative.  She has been Account Executive of the Year over seven times, TEGNA’s Chairman’s Award Nominee, President’s Circle Award Winner, and an Ad Club Board Member.

Prior to joining NEWS CENTER Maine, Martha spent two years with WPXT in Portland, and two years with WTNZ Fox 43 in Knoxville, TN.

Jones lives in Portland with her husband, Mark, and daughter, Estelle.

Bernazzani is the Director of Digital Sales for TEGNA Media’s two NBC affiliates, WCSH 6 and  WLBZ 2, better known as NEWS CENTER Maine. He is the winner of the Gannett Chairman’s Award, TEGNA’S President’s Circle Award, and winner of Google’s National Super Bowl Sales Contest.

As a graduate of the TEGNA/Gannett Leadership Program, Bernazzani has led sales teams from the front, training and driving them to consistently hit and exceed sales revenue goals. Since 1997, Bernazzani has worked for Guy Gannett Communications, owner of WGME, Portland Press Herald and Mainetoday.com.

Bernazzani lives in Brownfield with his partner Tracy Liberty. He has a daughter in Boston and a son in the Air Force in New Mexico.

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. An additional November sponsor is Choice Wealth Advisors.

Chamber Business Spotlighters include Day’s Jewelers, Engine 5 Bakehouse, and Waterville Land Trust.

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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