On Friday, Sept. 7, publisher Lisa DeSisto sat down with Cummings, who began his academic career in Gorham as a high school history teacher and department head. He served as a faculty member at the Southern Maine Community College and was a long-serving member of the USM faculty. Prior to becoming president of USM, Cummings served as interim president of the University of Maine at Augusta.
In 2010, he served former Pres. Barack Obama as deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of...
On Monday, July 23, Maine-born actor Patrick Dempsey joined Portland Press Herald staff writer Mary Pols on stage at Aura for a wide-ranging discussion about his work in Hollywood, his life in Maine, his love of fast cars and his work with the Dempsey Challenge, a bike ride that raises money for cancer care at the Dempsey Center at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine.
see video of this event here:...
Bill Nemitz sits down with candidates for governor to take a break from politics and gets to know the personal stories of Maine’s public figures.
In this episode, state Sen. Garrett Mason talks about his deep bond with his mother, who used to give him a hug every day they worked together in the State House.
This is a recording of the Maine Cannabis Report Live event held May 23rd at the Port City Music Hall.
The topic today is "Ready for Recreational"
The guests are:
Scott Durst, the founder, Durst Security Group specializes in cannabis business security in Maine.
Thomas Mourmouras, managing partner, Fiscal Therapy Financial, a marijuana-focused business consulting firm
Erik Peters, chief operating officer, GHM Insurance in Waterville
And Jacques Santucci, Principal, Nucleus One, a...
A company’s physical work environment has a tremendous impact on productivity, profits and employee recruitment and retention. As more firms are drawn to the “agile office” when they move locations or redesign, finding the balance between flexible space, sound level management and a sense of routine can be a challenge. Join a panel of experts for free discussion of the benefits and detriments to breaking out of the office space box
On the panel
HOST: Carol Coultas, business...
Staff reporter Penelope Overton and an experienced panel discusses one of Maine’s newest growth industries: medical marijuana. The panel explores what business opportunities exist in this market, how the caregiver network has evolved, proposed state legislation and rules that could transform the industry, and how the launch of Maine’s recreational market could impact patient access, demand and business opportunities.
On the panel:
Catherine Lewis, chair of the board, Medical Marijuana...
Detective Lt. Tim Cotton runs the Bangor, Maine Police Department’s Facebook page.
In the span of three years, with a little help from the Duck of Justice, Tim Cotton has grown the department’s following from 10,000 to (almost) 275,000—more than eight times the population of Bangor. He's now the Criminal Investigations Commander within the department, but he still makes plenty of time for social media.
Tim Cotton was interviewed by Portland...
President Donald Trump signed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22. How will this affect Maine businesses? Hear from a panel of Southern Maine’s business community about the changes that they have seen thus far in 2018 and what they expect in the coming months. Are businesses changing their incorporation status? Will Maine lawmakers seek conformity between Maine’s corporate taxes and the new federal rates? Press Herald business reporter J. Craig Anderson...
All businesses need to protect their networked assets, and securing customer data from the start is a top priority for best practices. Small businesses need to consider what services are worth the investment… and what schemes are worth anticipating. Hear from experts about the best strategies to retain and grow your business during a time of rapid technology development. Moderated by business editor Carol Coultas.
The panel today is:
Durward Ferland. He helps lead information assurance...
Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling pushes back against criticism of his leadership style with his own critique of the media's focus on personality and what he sees as a failure to engage in issues that matter to the city, in a conversation with Editorial Page Editor Greg Kesich.