From P3s to Tempus Jets: From Captains to CEOs
The story of the remarkable success of Naval Air Station Brunswick to Brunswick Landing Center for Innovation!
As consultants and related professional service providers, we are always looking for key nexus points of opportunity. There is such a rich environment in our own backyard - Brunswick Landing. Formally Naval Air Station Brunswick, there are now more than 40 actively operating and growing businesses at Brunswick Landing along with four colleges and universities, the Energy Center and the newly opened TechPlace, a state of the art manufacturing incubator and point of influence for like activities across our State. There are the likes of world class Mölnlycke Health Care, SaviLinx and world famous Frosty’s Donuts…. AND, they are looking for resources such as ACE and our members!
In a very special program, on Friday, May 15th, ACE will be hosted by the Mid-Coast Regional Redevelopment Authority and Brunswick Landing at TechPlace (directions below and attached).
Steve Levesque, MRRA’s Executive Director and Kristine Schumann, MRRA’s Business Development Coordinator and TechPlace Administrator will provide us with a ground level “tour” of all that is Brunswick Landing. They will give us their hands-on insights into what has made the turnaround of this military base so successful in such a short period of time even through the challenges of the recession.
Importantly, they will tell us a little about the many businesses on the Campus, what the future may bring and their efforts to develop a high quality list of top-notch resources including consultants, that can be provided as part of the benefits to TechPlace and other companies associated with the Brunswick landing campus and beyond. Stev and Kristine will include plenty of time for Q & A AND tours of TechPlace will be available!
Not to worry, we have this covered too! Truly anchoring the Campus, is one of Brunswick’s favorite culinary establishments - Wild Oats Bakery! We have arranged with Wild Oats for a really, really special breakfast selection from their famous, freshly baked coffee cake and pastry goods, to fresh fruit salad, and… wait for it…. Egg, Cheese and Bacon Breakfast Biscuits! (Yes, we remembered the bacon!). Excellent Maine roasted coffee too.
AND bring a business associate.
Take a short spring drive to Brunswick. What better way to engage with a Friday than to promote your business, support ACE, learn about business growth and opportunities and - eat well!
Speakers: Steve Levesque, Executive Director of MRRA (Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority) and Brunswick Landing
Mr. Levesque is the Executive Director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA), which is charged with the responsibility to implement the Reuse Master Plans for Naval Air Station Brunswick (NASB) and the Topsham Annex and manage the redevelopment of NASB that closed in 2011. He was previously the Executive Director of the Brunswick Local Redevelopment Authority, where he was charged with overseeing the successful completion of the reuse master plan for NASB.
Kristine Schuman, Business Development Director, MRRA and Director of TechPlace, Brunswick Landing’s Technology Accelerator
Ms. Schuman is the Business Development Coordinator and TechPlace Administrator for the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority. In this role, Kristine has created TechPlace, a manufacturing business incubator, where she works with start-up and early stage companies and supports them in their desire to grow. Ms. Schuman provides TechPlace businesses with access to in-house business resources by coordinating workshops, seminars, courses, and networking events on topics relevant to business growth and development.
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Map: TechPlace @ Brunswick Landing, Brunswick, Maine
Why is Conflict So Hard?
Navigating conflict can be quite a challenge. From squabbles between spouses to riots in the streets, we know the potentially devastating effects of mismanaged conflict. In this Round Table, we will look at what each of us bring to the table in terms of conflict and how to meet the needs of ourselves and others when in conflict. Participants should leave with a better understanding of what they and others contribute to conflict and helpful hints as to how to navigate conflict successfully.
Facilitator: Meredith Richardson, Esq., CPC, principal at Meredith Mediates
Providing mediation, conflict coaching, and training to help people and organizations to successfully navigate conflict.
The Roundtable takes place from 9:45-10:30 following the regular meeting and is optional
The ACE regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.
Registrations are required by May 11, 2015. 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 or Discover NOT AMERICAN EXPRESS!) or mail a check to:
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!
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.