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ACE Monthly Meeting - Nov 20, 2015

  • November 20, 2015
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth


  • Member Pricing when paid in advance
  • Non-member pricing
  • Pay now for the next 6 months and you do not have to remember to register again for 6 months!
  • 12 meetings for the price of 11! Plus the bonus of not having to register again for a year!

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My View of Maine:
From the Editor’s Dais!

Peter Van Allen, joined Mainebiz as the editor in April 2014.  Peter has the opportunity to visit businesses from York County to The County, as well as regions of Downeast and western Maine. He speaks with leaders of businesses large and small, and elected officials. His remarks, coming after a career of working on the eastern seaboard in Philadelphia and New York City, as well as Gary, Ind., will no doubt ring a bell with many in Maine. But a few of his observations may surprise you!


Join Peter Van Allen, Mainebiz Editor, and ACE for his view of Maine!  Snapshots from the Editor’s desk.

About Our Speaker:

Peter Van Allen spent 25-plus years as a business reporter and editor, working for the Gannett-owned Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, N.J. and the Post-Tribune in Gary, Ind., when it was owned by Knight Ridder; Thomson's American Banker in NYC; and American City Business Journals' Philadelphia Business Journal, where he spent 15 years covering hospitality/tourism, media/marketing, conventions, casinos and a whole lot of other fun stuff. 


At Mainebiz, he oversees a small but dedicated staff. He encourages them to get on the road and visit companies-- putting the "Maine" in Mainebiz. Peter lives in Yarmouth with his wife, Jen, a freelance writer, and their son Noah. They have two daughters in college. 



Roundtable Details

Takes place from 9:45-10:30 following the regular meeting and is optional

What Happens When Your Contract Takes a Left Turn…and What To Do about It


Left TurnHave you ever had your client surprise you with an unexpected decision?  Many of us have!  As consultants we are called on to “look around the corner” in our client organizations to anticipate possible outcomes of our (and their) actions.  Even so, our clients can still do the unexpected.  Then we must be oh-so-nimble to adjust our well thought out plans.

Come participate in this engaging Roundtable discussion.  Some of our ACE colleagues will share stories of having clients throw their plans off course.  Then participants will discuss options for how to respond.  Finally, the presenters will describe the actions they took and the outcomes that resulted.

You will leave this discussion with:

  • Recognition that you are not the only one this can happen to
  • New lenses for viewing difficult situations
  • A range of options should your client surprise you


Laurie Davis, MSOD, of CultureWorx

Laurie Davis leads organizations to create healthy cultures and navigate change.


Laurie DavisAs a consultant, Laurie partners with clients to create cultures where people thrive, ramp up skills, plan and implement company-wide changes, and address intractable team dynamics issues.  She has special expertise in process improvement and in change management in the IT space.  During her career as an internal consultant, she delivered countless leadership development and team-building workshops, led a long-range culture change effort at the state’s largest teaching hospital, and served as Director of Organization Development for a complex healthcare system.  Laurie earned a BA from St. Lawrence University and the MS in Organization Development from American University/NTL.        




The Facts...


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

Registrations are required by November 17, 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.

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