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ACE meets on the 3rd Friday of every month except August from 7:30-9:30am. Roundtable skill sessions follow and meet until about 10:30. We meet at the Portland Country Club in Falmouth. ACE meetings include networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are always welcome!

ACE monthly programs provide members and guests the opportunity to establish relationships through networking and to build working relationships with other professionals. Monthly program topics are selected as a means of strengthening the skills of members and increasing their awareness and knowledge of markets, business and social trends and professional disciplines that will enhance their particular fields. Speakers are sought that are both accomplished and offer a fresh perspective on a subject.

Workshops and seminars on business building skills and personal development are offered to members and to the business community. ACE also offers programs for the broader business community that brings together ACE professionals and experts from around the country.

Please review our Event Registration & Cancellation Policy.


Upcoming events

    • 21 Jul 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth

    Growing, Protecting, and Celebrating Maine’s Family-Owned Businesses

    Presented by Catherine Wygant Fossett, Executive Director of the Institute for Family-Owned Business and Jennifer Nemi, Business Development Manager of Franklin Printing

    Founded in 1994, the Institute for Family-Owned Business (IFOB) is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting, strengthening and empowering family-owned businesses throughout Maine.  We strive to be a comprehensive resource for family business owners, executives, and employees. With the support and input of our members, associate partners, and sponsors, we continue to grow and welcome new participants who are availing themselves of our over 40 programs, educational opportunities, and events—more than 1,000 people in the past year alone!

    We define a family business wherein one owner either shares ownership or works in the business with at least one other family member (contemporaneously or over time) and has a commitment to the continuation of the enterprise.  With the often quoted statics of 30 / 13 /  3 percent chance that a business will be passed down to the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation, we know we have our work cut out for us and we’re ready!

    Catherine Wygant Fossett joined the IFOB in 2014 as its executive director.  Prior to joining, she was the executive director of the Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce where she oversaw the 50th Anniversary of Windjammer Days, developed the Claw Down Lobster Bite Competition, and annually produced the region’s definitive travel guide.  She is a graduate of the Maine Association of Nonprofits’ Executive Leadership Institute.

    A graduate of Bates College, she has served on dozens of boards including the Advertising Club of Maine, the World Affairs Council of Maine, MidCoast Chamber Council, Mobilize MidCoast Maine Leadership Committee, Maine Sports Commission, and Rotary.  She currently serves on the board of the Amputee Association of Maine, the committee for Boothbay Treasures #Giving Tuesday, the Advisory Board for the MWM Maine Women Magazine, and the Boothbay Sea and Science Center Advisory Board.  She lives with her husband in Boothbay, and is an avid boater and outdoor enthusiast with a love of great food and local crafts.

    Jennifer Nemi is a member of the third generation of a family-owned printing business, Franklin Printing in Farmington, Maine.  Her grandfather Joseph Nemi started the company in the late 1960’s by purchasing the Livermore Falls Advertiser and Franklin Journal.  In the late 70’s, early 80’s Joe’s two sons came on board, Greg and Dick. The business expanded throughout the 70’s and 80’s by continually increasing its commercial printing sales. In 1986, at the urging requests of his sons, Joe decided to sell the newspaper business and focus solely on commercial printing. Over the years Franklin Printing has continued to grow and reinvest its profits into the most advanced equipment in technology. In 2008 it moved into the digital printing business adding another market segment to the mix. Today their services range from offset printing to wide format.

    Prior to joining the family business, Jennifer attended Endicott College and graduated with a BS in Marketing.  After college she stayed in Massachusetts and worked in the marketing/business development field for a large commercial contractor.  After tiring of the city life she relocated to Vermont and continued in the same field of construction, doing marketing and business development as well.  While in Vermont she ran 2 half marathons and completed the Chicago Marathon.  With a strong urge to get back closer to family and the ocean, Jennifer and her boyfriend moved to Maine in the spring of 2015. 

    In the fall of 2015 she transitioned into her role as Business Development Manager for Franklin Printing.  She works out of her home office in Portland which is a nice central location to customers.  She’s a member of the Next Generation Peer Advisory group and Membership committee at the IFOB and belongs to the Falmouth Connects networking group in Falmouth.  In her free time you can catch her skiing at Sugarloaf in the winter and boating or spending time on the beach in the summer.  She’s also competing in her first triathlon this July. 

    For more information on the IFOB - Visit www.fambusiness.org


    Roundtable:

    Help your Clients make Decisions. 

    Smart decisions accelerate success. Tough decisions in life & business become easier with tools and strategies. 

    In this Round Table, Angela will share a simple and effective tool that she uses with her clients that clarifies the decision making process. 

    Competent + Confident = Extraordinary. Her mantra, “Smart decisions deliver great results!”


    The Facilitator: Angela Chute CLBC, Results Strategist with Authentic Compass Inc.  

    Angela works with motivated people, equipping them as Bold Leaders, Smart Decision Makers and Impactful Change Agents, starting with their most belligerent, inconsistent, and challenging follower…the one in the mirror. 

    Angela brings a unique combination of real world perspectives from the fields of Human Resource Management & Risk Management from both public and private sector to benefit her clients.

    Angela is a Speaker, writer and Mastermind Facilitator and workshop leader with over 20 years of helping people develop Results based action plans. Authentic Compass’s message is …..There is POWER in a Single Decision.

    People hire Angela when they are READY to gain clarity, take control, and work LESS with better RESULTS.

    Authentic Compass Inc offers 3 Development Tracks.

    1.       Leadership

    2.       Decision Making

    3.       Change Agent

    Background

    HR - Human Resource Management -  USM

    Licensed Property and Casualty Producer Maine  2000

    CIC - Certified Insurance Counselor National Designation 2005

    CLBC - Certified Coach 2014

     www.AuthenticCompassInc.com


    The Facts...

     

    The ACE regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.

    Registrations (and registration cancellations) are required by July 18th, 2017. If you want to be included on the registration list at the meeting then you need to register by the due date.

     

    You can pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) or mail a check to:
    ACE
    110 Marginal Way #142
    Portland ME 04101

    If you are mailing a check, please register here so the system can track the registrants for us. Thanks!

    If you find you can't attend, please notify us by July 18th. After that date, we cannot refund or push forward.

    Members: the $22 fee only works if you pay in advance. At the door, it is $28.


    Cancellation - the meeting will be cancelled if Portland Schools are cancelled.

    • 15 Sep 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth
    Details coming soon...





    Roundtable:


    The Facts...

     

    The ACE regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.

    Registrations (and registration cancellations) are required by September 12th, 2017. If you want to be included on the registration list at the meeting then you need to register by the due date.

     

    You can pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) or mail a check to:
    ACE
    110 Marginal Way #142
    Portland ME 04101

    If you are mailing a check, please register here so the system can track the registrants for us. Thanks!

    If you find you can't attend, please notify us by September 12th. After that date, we cannot refund or push forward.

    Members: the $22 fee only works if you pay in advance. At the door, it is $28.


    Cancellation - the meeting will be cancelled if Portland Schools are cancelled.

    • 20 Oct 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth
    Featured Speaker details coming soon...

    Roundtable:

    The Perils and Profits (?) of Writing, Publishing, and Marketing a Book

    Facilitated by Dana Morris-Jones, The Delphi Group, Inc.

    Dana will share the thinking (compulsion) that led her to write a book (The Power of Difference; From Conflict to Collaboration in Five Steps) and what its been like to get it published and (actually) get people to buy it! Those who attend will get an honest account of this entire process and engage in an assessment of the net value of the exercise. Especially useful for anyone who is thinking about writing a book or has already embarked on the journey.

    The Delphi Group, Inc. is an Organizational Development Consulting company that helps organizations strengthen performance by getting aligned around strategic direction, building the right culture and strengthening management and leadership systems and practices.


    The Facts...

     

    The ACE regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.

    Registrations (and registration cancellations) are required by October 17th, 2017. If you want to be included on the registration list at the meeting then you need to register by the due date.

     

    You can pay online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover) or mail a check to:
    ACE
    110 Marginal Way #142
    Portland ME 04101

    If you are mailing a check, please register here so the system can track the registrants for us. Thanks!

    If you find you can't attend, please notify us by October 17th. After that date, we cannot refund or push forward.

    Members: the $22 fee only works if you pay in advance. At the door, it is $28.


    Cancellation - the meeting will be cancelled if Portland Schools are cancelled.

Past events

16 Jun 2017 ACE Monthly Meeting - June 16, 2017
19 May 2017 Growing Innovation in Maine - May 19, 2017
16 May 2017 Re-Careering After Mid-Life at USM
25 Apr 2017 LinkedIn: Making Connections for Business Success at USM
21 Apr 2017 ACE Monthly Meeting - April 21, 2017
17 Mar 2017 ACE Monthly Meeting - March 17, 2017
15 Mar 2017 Decoding Communication Styles: Key to Collaboration
17 Feb 2017 Innovation Opportunities for Your Consulting Practice 2/17/17
20 Jan 2017 Tapping Into Maine's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem-1/20/17
16 Dec 2016 ACE Monthly Meeting - December 16, 2016
18 Nov 2016 ACE Monthly Meeting - November 18, 2016
15 Nov 2016 Mind Your Business: Negotiations, the Big Deals and the Everyday
21 Oct 2016 ACE Monthly Meeting - October 21, 2016
16 Sep 2016 ACE Monthly Meeting - September 16, 2016
15 Sep 2016 Mind Your Business: Linkedin - Making Connections for Business Success
15 Jul 2016 ACE Monthly Meeting - July 15, 2016
17 Jun 2016 ACE Monthly Meeting - June 17, 2016
07 Jun 2016 LinkedIn: CANCELLED!
20 May 2016 ACE Monthly Meeting - May 20, 2016
28 Apr 2016 Re-Careering After Mid-Life at USM
15 Apr 2016 ACE Monthly Meeting - April 15, 2016
18 Mar 2016 ACE Monthly Meeting - Mar 18, 2016
19 Feb 2016 ACE Monthly Meeting - Feb 19, 2016
15 Jan 2016 ACE Monthly Meeting - Jan 15, 2016
18 Dec 2015 ACE Monthly Meeting - Dec 18, 2015
20 Nov 2015 ACE Monthly Meeting - Nov 20, 2015
10 Nov 2015 Re-Careering After Mid-Life at USM
16 Oct 2015 ACE Monthly Meeting - Oct 16, 2015
07 Oct 2015 LinkedIn: Making Connections for Business Success at USM
18 Sep 2015 ACE Monthly Meeting - Sept. 18, 2015
17 Jul 2015 ACE Monthly Meeting - July 17, 2015
19 Jun 2015 ACE Monthly Meeting - June 19, 2015
15 May 2015 ACE Monthly Meeting - May 15, 2015
17 Apr 2015 ACE Monthly Meeting - April 17, 2015
20 Mar 2015 ACE Monthly Meeting - March 20, 2015
20 Feb 2015 ACE Monthly Meeting - February 20, 2015
16 Jan 2015 ACE Monthly Meeting - January 16, 2015
19 Dec 2014 ACE Monthly Meeting - December 19, 2014
21 Nov 2014 ACE Monthly Meeting - November 21, 2014
17 Oct 2014 ACE Monthly Meeting - October 17, 2014
10 Oct 2014 Finance for Nonfinancial Managers and Professionals
19 Sep 2014 ACE Monthly Meeting - September 19, 2014
15 Aug 2014 ACE Monthly Meeting - CANCELLED!
18 Jul 2014 July ACE Meeting CANCELLED!
20 Jun 2014 ACE Monthly Meeting - June 20, 2014
16 May 2014 ACE Monthly Meeting - May 16, 2014
18 Apr 2014 ACE Monthly Meeting - April 18, 2014
21 Mar 2014 ACE Monthly Meeting - March 21, 2014
21 Feb 2014 ACE Monthly Meeting - February 21, 2014
17 Jan 2014 ACE Monthly Meeting - January 17, 2014
20 Dec 2013 ACE Monthly Meeting - December 20, 2013
15 Nov 2013 ACE Monthly Meeting - November 15, 2013
18 Oct 2013 ACE Monthly Meeting - October 18, 2013
10 Oct 2013 Consultants Academy-Building & Polishing Your Business
20 Sep 2013 ACE Monthly Meeting - September 20, 2013
16 Aug 2013 ACE Monthly Meeting - August 16, 2013
19 Jul 2013 ACE Monthly Meeting - July 19, 2013
21 Jun 2013 ACE Monthly Meeting - June 21, 2013
17 May 2013 ACE Monthly Meeting - May 17, 2013
19 Apr 2013 ACE Monthly Meeting - April 19, 2013
15 Mar 2013 ACE Monthly Meeting - March 15, 2013
15 Feb 2013 ACE Monthly Meeting - February 15, 2013
18 Jan 2013 ACE Monthly Meeting - January 18, 2013
21 Dec 2012 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -December 21, 2012
16 Nov 2012 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -November 16, 2012
19 Oct 2012 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -October 19, 2012
21 Sep 2012 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -September 21, 2012
17 Aug 2012 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -August 17, 2012
20 Jul 2012 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -July 20, 2012
15 Jun 2012 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -June 15, 2012
08 Jun 2012 The Future of ACE! Special Meeting - Members Only
18 May 2012 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -May 18, 2012
20 Apr 2012 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -April 20, 2012
16 Mar 2012 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -March 16, 2012
17 Feb 2012 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -February 17, 2012
20 Jan 2012 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -January 20, 2012
16 Dec 2011 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -December 16, 2011
18 Nov 2011 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -November 2011
04 Nov 2011 Maine Businesses for Sustainability Conference
21 Oct 2011 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -October 2011
20 Oct 2011 Mainebiz Momentum Convention - Consultants Corner!
26 Sep 2011 SPC: Consulting as a Career - What You Need to be Successful
16 Sep 2011 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting -September
19 Aug 2011 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - August
15 Jul 2011 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - July "Tales of a Serial Entrepreneur, and how consultants can help businesses like his."
23 Jun 2011 2011 New England Regional SBIR/STTR Summer Session
17 Jun 2011 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - June
20 May 2011 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - May
15 Apr 2011 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - April '11
18 Mar 2011 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - March '11
18 Feb 2011 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - February '11
21 Jan 2011 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - January '11
17 Dec 2010 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - December '10
14 Dec 2010 Peer Camp
01 Dec 2010 MTI's 10th Anniversary!
19 Nov 2010 John Tantillo - The Marketing Doctor! Go Brand Yourself
19 Nov 2010 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - November '10
04 Nov 2010 Managing Workplace Safety & Risk with Medical Marijuana and Other Drugs
02 Nov 2010 Managing Workplace Safety & Risk with Medical Marijuana and Other Drugs
26 Oct 2010 The Mentoring Advantage: A Sustainable Solution for an Anxious Workforce
26 Oct 2010 Managing Workplace Safety & Risk with Medical Marijuana and Other Drugs
15 Oct 2010 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - October '10
17 Sep 2010 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - September '10
20 Aug 2010 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - August '10
16 Jul 2010 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - July '10
18 Jun 2010 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - June '10
21 May 2010 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - May '10
04 May 2010 Maine Innovation Economy Summit 2010
16 Apr 2010 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - April '10
26 Mar 2010 The Teleseminar Teleseminar
19 Mar 2010 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - March '10
23 Feb 2010 Consulting 101/201
19 Feb 2010 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - February '10
29 Jan 2010 Freeport Forum
15 Jan 2010 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - January '10
18 Dec 2009 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - December '09
08 Dec 2009 Freeport Chamber Holiday Party
20 Nov 2009 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - November '09
17 Nov 2009 Is Your Business Ready for Tax Season?
16 Oct 2009 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - October '09
22 Sep 2009 Personnel Files: The Index for your People Management
18 Sep 2009 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - September '09
21 Aug 2009 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - August '09
17 Jul 2009 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - July '09
19 Jun 2009 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - June '09
17 Apr 2009 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - April '09
20 Feb 2009 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - Feb '09
19 Dec 2008 A.C.E. Monthly Meeting - Dec '08


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