Business

U.S. CELLULAR CELEBRATES INTERACTIVE STORE IN AUBURN THAT OFFERS UNIQUE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Auburn community is first in New England to receive high-concept store
                                                                  
AUBURN, Me. (February 11, 2011) ? U.S. Cellular today celebrated its recently opened high-concept store in Auburn designed to enhance the wireless shopping experience for its customers through innovative design and interactive technology. The store, located at 730 Center Street, is only the second prototype store of its kind that the Chicago-based wireless company has opened across the country.
Auburn Mayor Richard Gleason and officials from the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce joined U.S.

CUDDLEDOWN’S “MADE IN MAINE” ETHOS EXTENDS TO ITS HIRING OF DINGLEY PRESS IN LISBON

CUDDLEDOWN’S “MADE IN MAINE” ETHOS EXTENDS TO ITS HIRING OF DINGLEY PRESS IN LISBON

PORTLAND, ME – Cuddledown Inc., a Maine company known for their high-end quality bedding, sleepwear and more, recently chose The Dingley Press of Lisbon, Maine to print their catalogs.
A family-owned Maine company since 1973, Cuddledown makes their core products: pillows, comforters and featherbeds, in Portland. Cuddledown employs more than 95 staff, in jobs including everything from pillow filling machine operators and customer service reps to product developers, inventory managers, graphic and web designers and marketing analysts. With their primary offices and manufacturing facility located in Portland, Cuddledown also operates a flagship retail store and outlet in Freeport.
Cuddledown’s business continues to grow, with last year’s gross sales increasing 11% from 2009. In 2010 they printed approximately 15 million catalogs, mailed to customers nationwide.

MAINE MCDONALD’S® SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR SPIRIT OF THE GAME AWARD

MAINE MCDONALD’S® SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR SPIRIT OF THE GAME AWARD

Nomination deadline is February 16, 2011.

AUBURN, Maine (Feb. 3, 2011) – Organizers of the Maine McDonald's® High School Senior All-Star Basketball Games are seeking nominations for the 2011 Maine McDonald’s® Spirit of the Game Award. Two high school seniors – one from the East division, one from the West –will be honored during Maine McDonald’s High School Senior All-Star Weekend at Husson University in Bangor on March 11 and 12. The nomination deadline is February 16, 2011.

The Maine McDonald’s® Spirit of the Game Award was created in 2009 to honor two high school seniors who embody the spirit of the sport, exemplify sportsmanship, support and inspire their teammates and coaching staff, and show an ability to overcome obstacles and boundaries.  In 2010, the awards were renamed to honor inaugural recipients Joshua Titus of Auburn and Patrick Thibodeau of Cumberland.

Maine Women’s Network luncheon featuring Stacy Cobb

Maine Women’s Network luncheon featuring Stacy Cobb

The Androscoggin Chapter of the Maine Women’s Network will be holding their monthly luncheon at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch on Wednesday, February 9th, from 11:30 – 1:00.  Register online at www.mainewomensnetwork.com to network, have lunch, and listen to our speaker of the month, Stacey Cobb.
Stacy Cobb is a financial representative with the Northern New England Financial Group of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. Stacy's practice revolves around providing financial security to her clients through the use of insurance and investment strategies. Financial security means different things to different people but generally covers the strategies for living too long, dying too soon, or becoming disabled.

Dempsey Center offers cancer education for kids

LEWISTON – The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center is offering a free workshop for kids ages 5-12 and their caregivers who have a family member or loved one affected by cancer. “Cancer Education for Kids” will take place Monday, Feb. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Dempsey Center, 10 High Street, Lewiston, Suite 303.
 
The educational workshop will discuss what cancer is, what it looks like and address common questions. The session will culminate with a field trip to the hospital to explore the inner workings of radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
 
Registration is available by phone or online. Please call 795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or visit www.dempseycenter.org.

Librarian named to commission

Librarian named to commission

Katherine J. Brunjes of Bethel, director of library services at Central Maine Medical Center, has been appointed to the Maine State Library Commission.
The commission is a 17-member board appointed by the governor to represent the state's library community.  The commission oversees the Maine State Library’s policies, procedures and operations, advises the state librarian, makes recommendations regarding the use of state and federal to support library services, and establishes guidelines and policies for statewide library programs.
Outgoing Gov. John Baldacci named Brunjes to the commission in December. Her appointment filled an open at-large seat representing institutional libraries and collections, including hospital/medical libraries.
Brunjes was named medical library manager at CMMC in 1999 and was appointed director of library services in 2009.

Junior Achievement of Maine’s 5th Annual Titan™ Challenge

Junior Achievement of Maine’s 5th Annual Titan™ Challenge

Junior Achievement of Maine gears up for the TITAN™ CHALLENGE

Junior Achievement of Maine’s 5th Annual Titan™ Challenge will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2011. This year we have 61 teams from 21 high schools throughout Maine participating.
The JA Titan™ Challenge is a unique online business competition that puts high school students in the leadership seat to run a virtual company. Each three student team takes on the role of CEO, CFO, and Marketing R&D as they directly compete with the other teams to successfully sustain their business. Each team is matched with a business mentor from the community to guide them through decision making and to inject business knowledge. With three locations, USM-Portland campus, USM-Lewiston/Auburn campus, and the Foster Center for Student Innovation at UMaine-Orono, students have the option to visit a college campus, or compete from their own schools.