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New Dental Care for Military TRICARE Members by December 31

November 2, 2018

TRICARE Ends Dental Healthcare for Military Retirees on 31 December

The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) is ending on December 31, 2018. In place of TRDP for 2019, the… Read more...

University Nursing Workforce Plan Aims to Double Enrollment

September 14, 2018

University Nursing Workforce Plan Aims to Double Enrollment

University of Maine System Responds to… Read more...

Call For Business Owners- Your Support Needed For New Bridge

March 22, 2018

Plea for Business Owners to Be Heard on Frank J. Wood Bridge Replacement
Submitted By John Shattuck, Town of Topsham

Please save the date for what is… Read more...

No on Question 4: Official SMMC Stance

November 3, 2016

SMMC Official Stance
Vote No on 4:
If Question 4 passes it would hurt all businesses,
restaurants in particular, and our fixed-income seniors

After surveying the membership, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is urging Maine citizens
to vote NO on Question 4: An Act to Raise the Minimum Wage.

To be crystal clear, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is not opposed to a minimum wage increase.  However, Question 4 does much more than just add a simple raise to the minimum wage.  If passed it would be the steepest increase to minimum wage in US History, it adds inflation after 2020 so
minimum wage will continually rise, and most importantly, this rule will fundamentally change one of the
biggest industries in our tourism-driven state, the restaurant industry, by eliminating the tip credit. 

 

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No on Question 2: Official SMMC Stance

November 3, 2016

SMMC Official Stance 
Vote No on 2:
It’s Bad for Maine’s Business Recruitment & Growth

After surveying the membership, the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is
urging Maine citizens to vote NO on Question 2: The 3% Surcharge on Incomes Over $200,000

The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber works with business owners daily and understands the importance of a quality education.  Our students of today are our workforce of tomorrow, and we believe that we always need to provide the best education for our students in Maine.  Yet, we do not feel that the solution presented by Question 2 is fair or equitable.  In the long run, it drastically hurts the business community in Maine.

 

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Wood Bridge Design Adv. Comm.- Purpose & Schedule

October 3, 2016

Mission of DAC & Meeting Schedule

DAC PURPOSE – per 2016-06-02 BOS resolution

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: To ensure that the final design of the new bridge best… Read more...

MDOT Rule Changes for Political Signs

October 3, 2016

This comes to us from a letter that was sent to political candidates this season.  Thanks to linda Smith for passing it along to… Read more...

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