Thomas College and Central Maine Growth Council Promote Local Entrepreneurs Web Director | August 18, 2017

WATERVILLE, MAINE, August 2017 — Thomas College’s Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation, working with the Central Maine Growth Council, is sponsoring a new effort to showcase budding entrepreneurs in the mid-Maine region at the Business Breakfast Series. The Entrepreneur Spotlight will begin this month at the Sept.  14th 7:15 a.m. series entitled “Surviving in Today’s Online Retail Environment” featuring Brent Burger of Campbell’s True Value, Bull Moose’s Brett Wickard, and Warren Roberts of Warren’s Office Supplies.  Panelists will discuss what a small business can do to remain competitive against global competition.  The business breakfast series is a monthly speaker series partnership between the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College.

Entrepreneur Spotlighters will receive a complimentary table at the networking area in the business breakfast room, the Summit Room in Spann Commons, at Thomas College, 180 W River Road, Waterville. Fifteen minutes prior to the start of the breakfast speakers, the featured Entrepreneurial Spotlight speaker will be asked to highlight his or her product or service. When applicable each audience attendee will be given a complimentary sample of the featured entrepreneur’s product.

“Our goal is to celebrate the exceptional entrepreneurs and sense of creativity in the mid-Maine region,” said Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kim Lindlof. “Our first featured entrepreneurial startup will be Christopher Hastings Confections of Waterville, ME.”

For more information on how your business can become more involved in this effort, please contact Kim Lindlof at the Central Maine Growth Council at 207-680-7300 or [email protected] .

About CMGC:  Central Maine Growth Council (CMGC), located in Waterville, Maine, is public-private collaborative regional economic development partnership funded by municipalities and businesses who share a common vision of economic prosperity for our region.  CMGC is committed to fostering a robust regional economy. Our belief is that the standard of living and quality of life of our citizens is best served by a vibrant, healthy economy. This is accomplished with a strong successful business community.

About Thomas College: Founded in 1894, 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 student’s 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.