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From the ED's Desk: Helping Businesses During Covid-19

March 25, 2020

A best-practice primer with a touch of kindness from Executive Director Cory King

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Covid-19: USDA Announces New Food Program For Rural School Children

March 20, 2020

 

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New Flexibility with Unemployment Insurance from MDOL

March 20, 2020

These temporary measures will help relieve the financial burden of temporary layoffs, isolation, and medically-necessary quarantine by making unemployment benefits available to individuals whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19.

“If workers do not have access to employer-provided paid time off or leave, this legislation can provide an important partial wage replacement,” Labor Commissioner Laura Fortman said. “This helps not only the individual but allows employers to retain their workforce and stabilize local economies.”

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Covid-19: FAME & SBA Loans To Help Businesses and Individuals

March 20, 2020
A huge thank you to Tony Cameron and the Maine Tourism Association and Tony Cameron for this concise… Read more...

Mid Coast¬–Parkview Health, MaineHealth Merger Gets Final Go Ahead

February 14, 2020

Brunswick and Portland, Maine – Representatives from Mid Coast–Parkview Health and MaineHealth received final clearance yesterday to move forward with the planned merger of the two healthcare organizations. Mid Coast–Parkview Health will join MaineHealth as a member on March 1, 2020 and will work toward full integration over the next several months as operations become unified.

 

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Maine State Chamber: HR changes your business should know about…

December 20, 2019

2020 Wage & Overtime Laws you need to know form both a federal and state perspective

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Last Call for Top Gun 2020; Closes Dec. 1- Beverage & Aquaculture

November 26, 2019

Top Gun companies are partnered with mentor teams made up of carefully selected business specialists tailored to their needs. The program is centered around 13 learning sessions over a period from… Read more...

Legislative Updates You Need To Know

September 20, 2019

There are several legislative updates that may affect your business.  Many bills that were passed in this most recent session of the Maine Legislature will go into effect  Thursday, September 19.  As we all know, not being aware of a law is not an excuse for non-compliance.  Therefore I wanted to highlight some of the bills that go into effect next week, and also highlight a few other bills that got passed but won’t go into effect until next year or 2021 due to a need for additional rule making.  Here we go, in no particular order:

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10 Healthy Walks You Can Do This Summer

June 19, 2019

Below is an article that ran in the Times Record on June 19, 2019.  It is written by Chamber Executive Director Cory King and highlights ten walking trails in the region for you to… Read more...

SMMC Member Video Program

August 3, 2018

Check out the SMMC Member Video program and see how to sumbit your videos today!

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