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MWPA Hosts November Writing Workshops

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

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

Nominate a Student for a Unique Experience: YEA!

YEA! focuses on a broad definition of entrepreneurship - the transformation of an idea into an enterprise that creates value. Nominate a student for this unique experience at yea@midcoastmaine.com
 
The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is excited and proud to bring this program to our region with support from the Kauffman Foundation*, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, Dept. of Economic and Community Development and Southern New Hampshire University.
 
Whether it is the newest version of the Baby-sitters Club in the neighborhood, or the Environmental Action campaign at their school, young people have the imagination, courage, and intelligence to develop and launch their own, unique entrepreneurial ideas.
 
At YEA! students brainstorm ideas for business creation or social change and develop a business plan.

The Power of the Political TV Ad Event 9/20/2012

The Power of the Political TV Ad Event 9/20/2012

David Schwartz, a curator at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, and the country's leading authority on Televised Political campaign commercials  will be in Portland next Thursday, September 20 at 12:00 noon.   He will give the history of the TV ad in Presidential elections from the 1950s right on through the Super Pac-fueled environment of the 2012 election.   David will share examples from his museum's historic collection as well as insights on how they worked  - or didn't.     What: The power of the political TV ad When: Thursday, September 20, 12 noon  Where: Rines Auditorium, Portland Public Library Cost: $25 ad club members/$30 non members RSVP: info@maineadclub

SMCC to Train Skilled Workers at Midcoast Campus with $100,000 Grant

SMCC to Train Skilled Workers at Midcoast Campus with $100,000 Grant

BRUNSWICK- With the signing of a $100,000 workforce training grant, Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) continues to ramp up its program offerings on the Midcoast Campus in Brunswick, and will now provide training for more than 125 Maine residents in the growing field of medical device manufacturing.    

Almost a year to the day after breaking ground on their Wound Care manufacturing plant at Brunswick Landing, representatives from Mölnlycke Health Care, US LLC joined Ron Cantor, President of Southern Maine Community College and Jim McGowan, Director of the Maine Quality Centers (MQC) program for the Maine Community College System, to sign a MQC workforce grant.

“Businesses are growing at the former Naval Air Station and SMCC is fueling the growth with skills that land jobs.  This is one of