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ACE Monthly Meeting - October 20, 2017

  • October 20, 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Rd, Falmouth


  • Member Pricing when paid in advance
  • Pay now for the next consecutive 6 months and you do not have to remember to register again for 6 months!
  • 12 consecutive meetings for the price of 11! Plus the bonus of not having to register again for a year!
  • Maine Career Development Associates and Institute for Family Owned Business members can register at ACE member pre-registration pricing ($22). As a 'walk-in' the price for entry is $28.00
  • Non-member pricing

Registration is closed

Through Clients’ Eyes:  Learning from our Partners

This program will appeal to anyone who has ever utilized consultants and to all who are consultants or have been in that role and would like to hear first-hand from executives about their experiences with consultants.  A panel of key executives who have engaged consultants will share their experiences, addressing audience questions as well as topics such as:

  • For what occasions have they found consultants to be most useful?
  • When selecting a consultant, what are their primary criteria?
  • What are their best and worst experiences with consultants?
  • Describe an ideal relationship with a consultant.
  • In their experience with consultants what are the few things they wish would have been different?

Panelists include:

Meg Weston:  current President of Maine Media College & Workshops, former President/COO Konica US photofinishing operations, President Portland Press Herald & Maine Sunday Telegram, VP of Advancement for USM and President/CEO of USM Foundation.

Tom Collins:  recently retired VP and GM of North American specialties business for Sappi paper and former Procter & Gamble executive where he led segments of the paper products, foods, and chemicals divisions.  Under his leadership as Managing Director when Sappi acquired the Cloquet, MN facility it emerged as one of Sappi’s premier manufacturing sites.

Sam Fratoni:  Chair at Maine Angels, and former Corporate VP at IDEXX Labs and GM with Hewlett Packard's Chemical Instrumentation Business.  He has been both a global executive using consultants and a consultant in various settings and situations. Sam is particularly involved in entrepreneurial development and has been deeply connected with the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development and Envision Maine. 

Mary Allen Lindeman:  Owner and Founder of Coffee by Design, founding member of Women Standing Together, Portland Buy Local and the First Friday Art Walk.  Currently serves on The Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center and Portland Ovations Boards.  Numerous awards including the Women Making a Difference Award, the Tribute to Women in Industry Award and was named a Southern Region Champion by Women, Work and Community.


Optional:  9:30am – 10:30am   

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:
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.

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