Off the Cuff, but on the Record:Some perspective on Maine’s changing business landscape and what opportunities it holds for consultants. Presented by Carol Coultas, editor of Mainebiz.
Carol will give us her look forward on the state of Maine's business, based on her unique viewpoint.
Carol and ACE President Geoff Lamdin had a most interesting discussion over coffee. Apart from sharing stories of arrival in Maine, Geoff asked her if she could take a look at the business landscape in Maine as if she were standing atop Mt. Katahdin. Could she survey and look into the coming year? Would she share with us HER observations and prognostications? Yes!
They agreed that looking at the past was just that, looking backward. They agreed it would be far more interesting and valuable to look at and talk about Maine's business landscape going forward. What are the opportunities that we have in Maine? Where have we established beachheads for some of these opportunities? What are the hidden gems that are already here? And , how can we all participate in building a more solid, long-term economy?
Carol Coultas assumed the editor’s chair at Mainebiz in October 2008, just in time to have a front-row seat to the greatest recession in 70 years. As editor, she is responsible for the publication of the bi-weekly business journal, Mainebiz; the weekly electronic Portland business community newsletter, Portlandbiz; and the noontime email digest of statewide business briefs, The Daily.
Carol comes to Mainebiz after 22 years with the Sun Journal in Lewiston, where she held positions ranging from investigative reporter to managing editor. Her favorite assignment involved a 10-day trip through Brazil, where she reported on that country’s emerging paper industry and what Maine’s declining industry could learn from it. The ensuing stories won a national writing award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in 2007.
Prior to moving to Maine, she and her husband were reporters with newspapers in Massachusetts. They have two children, one of whom is a practicing journalist in Manhattan and the other a semi-practicing student at Northeastern University. When she’s not working, Carol enjoys reading, Project Runway and baking pies.
Takes place from 9:45 to 10:30 after the regular meeting and is optional
Faciltator: Jeff Pike
Business: Business Writing Services
Business Overview: Writing and editing services that help businesses communicate their value proposition and expertise through customer success stories, ghost-written articles/blogs, white papers, press releases, Web content, e-mail, product sales sheets and other marketing collateral.
Topic: Generating Expert Articles on an Ongoing Basis.
This discussion will present the basic framework for creating expert articles that communicate your expertise, and ways to sustain an on-going program of published articles. The discussion will also include input from attendees on their experiences in generating and publishing articles.
The A.C.E. regular meeting has networking, a buffet breakfast and a speaker. Guests are welcome.
Registrations are required by August 15, 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
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Members: the $22 fee only works if you pay in advance. At the door, it is $28.