For those of you wishing to apply your cancelled January meeting payment to this meeting, please either register online (don't pay, just 'confirm' and exit) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If Portland Schools are cancelled; the ACE meeting is cancelled.
Unfortunately Carol Coultas is ill and cannot speak.
We are very fortunate to get Chris Hall to be ACE's February 17 speaker. He has a very unique perspective on business and government in Maine, spending part of his time listening to business people's issues, and the other part representing those issues to the State Legislature.
Chris is the Portland Regional Chamber's Senior Vice President for Government Relations. Hall will be speaking about regional business trends, along with the policies and politics of the 2012 legislative session, and how the decisions made in Augusta this winter will impact our communities for years to come. After his presentation there'll be time for your questions, so bring your best ones!
Hall is a 20 year veteran business lobbyist and a lawyer; he has been an active participant in key public policy debates ranging from spending and taxes to education and economic development, and much more, for all of that time. A graduate of Bowdoin College and Boston University School of Law, Hall and his wife Ruth DeGraphenried have lived in Buxton for 25 years where they've raised two children who are now in college.
ACE Roundtable - 9:45-10:30
Networking: The exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions. Specifically, the cultivation of productive relationships for business.
Collaboration: The action of working with someone to produce or create something.
Join us to discuss the differences between networking and collaboration, as well as the top 10 ways you can blow it, or be effective.
We look forward to seeing you, and more importantly, hearing from you and your experiences.
Facilitated by Liz Incze, Pathways for Impact.
The Roundtable is optional and a more informal educational meeting. Everyone is welcome to stay.
The A.C.E. regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.
Registrations are required by February 14, 2012. 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.