Temporary Containment

Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:

Bruce Bickford
Co Founder, COO
Starc Systems LLC

Commercial Boat Builders –

Bruce Bickford is a degreed Mechanical Engineer with 34 years’ experience creating and building a wide variety of products, machinery and equipment for consumers and industrial clients.  His background highlights includes aerospace R&D, high volume manufacturing automation, innovative design and manufacturing of large composite structures for the automotive market and the development of a new product incubator company able to convert crazy inventions into profitable, manufacturable products.

His resume includes the following work experiences:

  • 5 years as a design engineer at United Technologies Research Center, building test cells, R&D on new products, and managing build projects;
  • 3 Years selling CAD engineering software
  • 8 years running my own business designing and building custom automation machinery for assembly and in process testing;
  • 5 years designing large scale composite structures and building a factory in SW Pennsylvania to manufacture them;
  • 8 years managing small precision sheet metal businesses

Bruce and his family live in Cushing, enjoying all that Maine has to offer.

Commercial Boat Builders

Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:


Justin Clark
Director of Production
Washburn & Doughty Assoc Inc.

Commercial Boat Builders –

Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine specializes in the construction of steel and aluminum commercial vessels.

Founded by Bruce Doughty, Bruce Washburn and Carl Pianka, the yard began building fishing boats in 1977. Since then, the yard has continued to prosper by diversifying its capabilities, developing innovative designs and building techniques, and reaching out to new markets. Washburn & Doughty has delivered of a diverse mix of tugboats, commercial passenger vessels, fishing boats, barges, ferries and research vessels.

Washburn & Doughty can build to a customer’s plans, or its experienced in-house architects can custom design a boat. Yard personnel are experienced designing and building to ABS Rules for Vessels Under 90 Meters, US Coast Guard requirements including subchapters H, K and T, Lloyds classification, IEEE-45 Electrical standards, US Public Health Service regulations and Canadian Coast Guard requirements.

Located on the beautiful Damariscotta River in mid-coast Maine, Washburn & Doughty invites potential customers to visit the yard. Our hours of operation are Monday – Thursday 7:00AM -5:30PM and Friday 7:00AM – 2:00PM.

2017 Maine Manufacturing Summit – Replay

Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:

Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin
Executive Director
Manufacturers Association of Maine

2017 Manufacturing Summit
June 6 at Franco American Center, Lewiston, ME
8am-Noon with Silent Auction –

Lisa G. Martin is executive director of the Manufacturers’ Association of Maine and has over 20 years in economic, workforce and business development. Since 1989, Lisa has had extensive experience with businesses, state and federal agencies, education institutes and Maine’s workforce.

She leads the effort to build the Manufacturers’ Association as an economically strong industry through partnerships and collaborations with other industries, with state and federal agencies and organizations and within the precision manufacturing industry.
Lisa directs the association with emphasis on economic development, membership growth and liaisons with associations, government, business leaders, legislature and state and national agencies.

Lisa chairs the Maine Technology Institute Precision Manufacturing Board and is an Alumni of the Maine Development Foundation’s Leadership Maine Mu Class.

Lisa holds a BA from University of Southern Maine, a Master of Science degree in Community Economic Development (CED) from New Hampshire College and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Lisa lives in her home town of Portland.

Dahlicious

Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:

J.D. Sethi, Founder
Dahlicious

Every drop of our whole milk comes from grass-fed cows grazing on family farms in New England, all certified organic. Those cows don’t homogenize their milk, so neither do we.

Why we believe in grass-fed milk.  Organic, grass-fed milk has three times the Conjugated Linoleic Acids (CLAs) as conventional milk. That matters because studies show CLAs promote muscle growth, burn fat more efficiently, help prevent cancer, support your immune system and lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes. We only use whole milk, because our bodies need fat to digest protein and better absorb vitamins and calcium.  Best of all, grass-fed milk contains 63% more Omega-3s than conventional milk. Omega-3s reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis.

The Indian tradition of slowly (and patiently) culturing milk for 12 hours creates a creamy taste always smooth and never tart.Traditional Indian yogurt is special. The slow culturing is three times longer than other yogurts. In addition to a creamier flavor, this also results in a less acidic drink. That means those probiotics live longer, guaranteeing at least 15 billion living probiotics in every serving when you get it home.

Finally, because Indian style yogurt is not tart, when we do add just a touch of organic cane sugar, we can always keep it to five grams or less.

Every serving is alive with 15 billion probiotics.

2017 Manufacturing Summit – Replay

Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:

Lisa Martin
Lisa Martin
Executive Director
Manufacturers Association of Maine

2017 Manufacturing Summit
June 6 at Franco American Center, Lewiston, ME
8am-Noon with Silent Auction –

Lisa G. Martin is executive director of the Manufacturers’ Association of Maine and has over 20 years in economic, workforce and business development. Since 1989, Lisa has had extensive experience with businesses, state and federal agencies, education institutes and Maine’s workforce.

She leads the effort to build the Manufacturers’ Association as an economically strong industry through partnerships and collaborations with other industries, with state and federal agencies and organizations and within the precision manufacturing industry.
Lisa directs the association with emphasis on economic development, membership growth and liaisons with associations, government, business leaders, legislature and state and national agencies.

Lisa chairs the Maine Technology Institute Precision Manufacturing Board and is an Alumni of the Maine Development Foundation’s Leadership Maine Mu Class.

Lisa holds a BA from University of Southern Maine, a Master of Science degree in Community Economic Development (CED) from New Hampshire College and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Lisa lives in her home town of Portland.

The Lead Machine Part 2

Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 9am

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Guest:

Rich Brooks, Author
The Lead Machine
‘The Small Business Guide
to Digital Marketing’

rich@takeflyte.com
http://www.takeflyte.com
207.523.5141

Agents of Change Marketing Conference

Rich Brooks is founder and president of flyte new media, a digital agency in Portland, Maine. He is a nationally recognized speaker on entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and social media.
He founded The Agents of Change, an annual conference and weekly podcast that focuses on search, social & mobile marketing.
Rich is the author of The Lead Machine: The Small Business Guide to Digital Marketing, a popular and well-received book that helps entrepreneurs and marketers reach more of their ideal customers online.
He has appeared in Inc. Magazine, The Huffington Post, FastCompany.com, CNN.com, the Social Media Examiner, and many other news sources for stories on digital marketing.
He is the “tech guru” on the evening news show, 207, which airs on the NBC affiliates in Maine, and teaches web marketing and social media courses for entrepreneurs at the University of Southern Maine’s Center for Continuing Education.

— Rich Brooks