Leading with Culture Business Breakfast Hosted by Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce on February 14 in Waterville Web Director | January 23, 2019

WATERVILLE, Maine, January 2019 –  Androscoggin Bank President Neil Kiely will speak about leading with culture at Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s January Business Breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, February 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.

Kiely will discuss building a sustainable advantage through engaged and empowered employees.

Neil J. Kiely is the President of Androscoggin Bank, a nearly 150 year old community bank with headquarters in Lewiston, Maine. Before joining the Bank, Kiely served as a Director on the Androscoggin Bank Board. Kiely’s background includes law, real estate development and other entrepreneurial ventures. Most recently, Kiely served five years as the Director of Development, New England for First Wind, LLC in Portland, Maine where he led internal and external teams in all aspects of the development of grid scale wind and solar energy projects from site identification through permitting and community relations to construction. He received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Boston College.  

Kiely currently serves on the University of Southern Maine Advisory Board, the Maine Advisory Board for the Trust for Public Land.  Kiely lives in Falmouth, Maine with his wife Elise and their two children. 

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 mailto:[email protected] 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 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 wwwold.thomas.edu or MacKenzie Riley Young 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 www.midmainechamber.com.