Storm Center Closings

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Social Media Crisis Management

We have seen them on blogs and in the news – some form of a social media crisis, tarnishing (or worse) a company’s reputation. The thought of that happening to your organization can actually be paralyzing.

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Halloween Freebies

Trick or Treat? Many local and national businesses and restaurants are giving away Halloween Freebies this year. Matthew Cheng, creator of and said, "Trick or Treat your way to free donuts and meals with Halloween Freebies at your local restaurant. Dress yourself or come with your Costumed Kids and Eat Free."

Halloween Freebies for October 31, 2012

1. Bob Evans: Kids Eat Free when they wear their costumes.

2. Chipotle: Come into any Chipotle dressed in costume, from 4pm to close and you'll get a burrito, bowl, salad or an order of tacos for just $2.

3. Dickey's Barbecue Pit: Kids Eat Free in Costume on Halloween.

4. Krispy Kreme: Wear your favorite costume to Krispy Kreme to receive your FREE Halloween or Pumpkin Spice Doughnut.

5. Houlihan's: Kids eat for free on Halloween at Houlihan's with the purchase of an adult entree.


MWPA Hosts November Writing Workshops

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance (MWPA) has launched a new series of Saturday writing workshops in November.

Social Media Advertising – Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

Social Media Advertising – Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

There is no denying that your customers and potential customers are using social media sites. As social media sites rose in popularity though, it became harder to stand out from the crowd. As social media sites grow up (and try to generate money), many have launched advertising options for businesses.

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Sanford Area Small Business Owners Talk Health Care

Local members of the Maine Small Business Coalition gathered at a table at the Fusion Bistro (formerly the French Connection coffee shop and cafe) in Springvale today to discuss the effect of rising health care costs on Sanford-area businesses and what the upcoming election means for affordable care.

According to the business owners, rising health care costs are one of the biggest threats to the bottom lines of small businesses and one of the main drags on the economy.

Sharon Peralta, who owns Custom Computer Services & More in Sanford, can't afford health care coverage at all and she faults the new insurance industry deregulation law passed during the last legislative session for hiking rates and making coverage even less affordable.

"Anthem's M.O. is to make money," said Peralta.

The Seventh Annual "Best Places to Work in Maine" Announces The #1 Companies In The State

The Seventh Annual "Best Places to Work in Maine" Announces The #1 Companies In The State
The Seventh Annual “Best Places to Work in Maine” Announces The #1 Companies In The State

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Lewiston, ME—October 12, 2012— Westbrook-based Cintas Corporation is ranked #1 “Best Places to Work in Maine” in the large company category.  PeoplesChoice Credit Union, located in Saco, took the same honor in the small/medium category at The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Maine State Council’s awards and recognition dinner held last night at the Ramada Conference Center in Lewiston.


The assessment process, administered by the Best Companies Group, evaluated each company’s employee policies and procedures, as well as responses from the company’s employees to a survey.  In August, the Best Companies Group released a list of the 42 companies who made the cut as the overall Best Places to Work.  The program marks the most recent step in a long-