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The Chamber Beat
What a great way to help a local business. Another “Cash Mob” is coming your way on Saturday, August 25, sponsored by WJ Wheeler Insurance and the After Party is being sponsored by Oxford Federal Credit Union.
The singular purpose of the “Cash Mob” is to help inject a local business with needed revenue. So, come to WJ Wheeler Saturday morning at 10 a.m., and help support the community by bringing $20 of spending money with you.
After the “Mob” has visited the local business of choice there will be an After Party with exciting giveaways and free refreshments. For all the information about the latest “Cash Mob," go to www.westernmainecashmob.com
SCORE and the Chamber of Commerce are kicking the fall schedule of Business Roundtables off with a critical event, on Wednesday, September 19, at the town office in Norway.
A presentation and discussion about the new Health Care system and alternatives for businesses to consider. Be looking for a press release with all of the information about this critical roundtable, which will be held from approximately 8 to 9 a.m.
Both the Chamber and SCORE are interested in making sure that all businesses have choices in how they want to move forward with Health Insurance Benefits, no matter how large or small your business is.
Another reminder that Jim Trundy and his staff at WMCA Career Center Services, will be bringing their local office to the Chamber of Commerce at 4 Western Avenue starting in September.
I can tell you that we feel honored to have this organization join us here at the Chamber and look forward to working on their behalf and working with them to help create an even better work and business environment for the people of the greater Oxford Hills and beyond. A perfect union of two organizations that want jobs to come first.
Our next Business After Hours is a special one, hosted by Robert’s Farm Preserve, on Thursday, September 6, on Roberts Road in Norway and the Executive Director Lee Dassler has indicated that she’s planning some fun activities for the event to go along with refreshments, door prizes and networking.
It sounds like a perfect opportunity to enjoy some early fall outdoor fun, so we hope you can make it. As usual, the BAH starts at 5:30 and continues until 7 p.m. Here’s a hint: bring your walking shoes or sneakers.
I was talking with one of our members, Scott Mondor of Affordable Events, and Scott was saying that this has been an absolutely fantastic summer for his business. He and his wife Nicole, along with their staff, have provided support for 120 events this summer alone – wow.
If you need help putting on an event, whether it’s a wedding, a certain golf tournament, family reunion or virtually anything else, don’t hesitate to call Scott and Nicole. They have a prescription for success that other businesses can learn from and it’s called, “Paying Attention to Detail.”
Customer Service is still the key to success in any business and they have that and more. Go to www.maineweddingevents.com
Finally, the LePage administration is embarking on am ambitious program that will directly interact with local Chamber of Commerce’s by having the DECD (Department of Economic Development) account executive and the local career center manager provide Chamber executives with technical assistance and support in an effort to monitor and improve the economic environment and production of the workforce in the different regions of the state of Maine. More information will be forthcoming.
As always, the Chamber is on top of business throughout the Oxford Hills – are you a Chamber Member yet? It’s easy, just call us at the office and speak with Jennifer or me and we’ll sign you up. I'll see you next week.