Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce to Host Business Breakfast About Engaging Your Team on November 8 in Waterville Web Director | October 19, 2018

WATERVILLE, Maine, November 2018 –Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host its November Business Breakfast about Keys to Building and Engaging a Passionate Team that Gets Results. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, November 8, 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. 

David Pease, senior vice president of human resources at Bangor Savings Bank, will talk about what engages your staff and how to make them passionate about working as a team while attaining positive outcomes. 

Pease is Senior Vice President – Director of Human Resources at Bangor Savings Bank. His HR career spans 30 years in business, nonprofit, healthcare, academia and corporate America. Pease views human resources as a transformational driver in an organization’s strategy, culture and performance. He has a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Lesley University. Pease also has the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and the Senior Certified Professional (SCP-SHRM) national designations. Pease is the former State Director of Maine SHRM and received the distinguished Maine HR Leader of the Year award. He is a frequent speaker at state and national conferences. Pease serves as mentor and coach to numerous professionals in all stages of their career.  

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. To register, e-mail 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.  

 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 or contact MacKenzie Riley at [email protected] 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