Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce to Host Gubernatorial Debate on October 4 in Waterville Web Director | September 19, 2018

WATERVILLE, Maine, October 2018 –Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Gubernatorial Debate Forum for its October Business Breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, October 4, from 7:15 to 9:00 a.m. in the Ayotte Auditorium on Thomas College’s campus at 180 West River Road in Waterville.  

Alan Caron

Join all four gubernatorial candidates as they discuss issues affecting business, education and workforce development.

Independent candidate Alan Caron, of Freeport, is an economic development consultant.

Terry Hayes


Buckfield-native and Maine State Treasurer Terry Hayes is running as anindependent.   

The Democratic candidate is Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, who isfrom Farmington.  

The Republican candidate is Shawn Moody, of Gorham, who is the founder of Moody’s Collision Centers.  

Janet Mills

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce holds monthly informative presentations on a variety of educational business topics at Thomas. 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;shawn moody 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. With additional sponsor Annruel Home Inspections. 

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 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, We


eks 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