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Rural Maine's Next Economy

Envision Maine

Friday, February 10, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

Rural Maine's Next Economy

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Share Rural Maine's Next Economy

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Join us for a day of celebrating rural Maine and exploring its future.

Share your experiences and ideas with over 50 presenters who are working every day to build a new economy in rural Maine.

We'll be honoring 'Rural Sparkplugs' for the work they are doing and the example they are setting.

We'll also have ten terrific workshops covering farming, forestry, tourism, energy, education, broadband and why we need more 'people from away'.

 

SPONSORS

    

             

   

MoodysEaton Peabody


PARTNERS

BANGOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • NORTHERN FOREST CENTER • MAINE FOREST PRODUCTS COUNCIL • MAINE BROADBAND COALITION GROWSMART MAINE • E2TECH  • NEW VENTURES MAINE • SLOW MONEY MAINE • UNITY COLLEGE • MAINE FEDERATION OF FARMERS MARKETS • MAINE PROFESSIONAL GUIDES ASSOCIATION • CENTER FOR AN ECOLOGY-BASED ECONOMY

 

THE DAY’S AGENDA

8:00 a.m.        Registration and coffee             

8:45 a.m.        Welcome from hosts and sponsors

Senator Susan Collins (video)

Senator Angus KIng (video)

 

9:00 a.m.        What We Can Do Together

                            Alan Caron, President, Envision Maine, columnist  

9:20 a.m.         Keynote: Building Unity to Unlock Maine’s Rural Potential

                             Paul Costello, Executive Director

Vermont Council on Rural Development, former President of Partners for Rural America

 

9:45 a.m.         Honoring Maine’s Rural Sparkplugs

Susan Corbett, Axiom Technologies

Amanda Beal, Maine Farmland Trust

Lucas St. Clair, Elliotsville Plantation

Leah Cook, Crown of Maine

Bonnie Rukin, Slow Money Maine

Vaughan Woodruff, Insource Renewables

Nancy Smith, GrowSmart Maine

George Smith, author, hunting/fishing Bonnie Rukin, Slow Money Maine

 

10:30 a.m. MORNING WORKSHOPS

What will it take to become New England’s breadbasket?

Moderator: Dave Colson, MOFGA

Simon Frost, Thirty Acre Farm, Whitefield

Carly DelSignore or Aaron Bell, Tide Mill Farm, Edmonds

Kevin Leavitt, Farmer Kev’s, West Gardiner

Building a Year-Round Tourism Industry

Moderator: Mike Wilson, Northern Forest Center

Russell Walters, Northern Outdoors

Jess Libby, Libby’s Camps

Lindsay Downing, Mt. Chase Lodge

Jen Brophy, Red River Camps

Can Maine become an energy exporter?

Moderator, Jeff Marks, E2Tech

Arthur House, Maine Woods Biomass Exports

Aaron Svedlow, Ranger Solar

Kellen Ingalls, Development Project Manager, EDP Renewables  

                  

12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch  What’s the big idea? 

One minute at the microphone for your big idea for rural Maine. (no sales pitches, pleas for funding or politics)

     

 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. FIRST AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

Funding and growing Your rural business

Moderator: Robin Zinchuck, Bethel Chamber of Commerce

Cheryl Pelletier, USDA Rural Development

Karin Greggory, Blue Highway Capital

John Egan, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Scott Budde, Maine Harvest Credit Project

Tomorrow’s Forestry: challenges and opportunities

Moderator: Patrick Strauch, Maine Forest Products Council

Jim Robbins, Robbins Lumber Company

Donna Cassese, Sappi North America

Bob Dorsey, The Aroostook Partnership

Alec Giffen, New England Forestry Foundation

Michael Bilodeau, University of Maine at Orono

Connecting Rural Maine to the World

Moderator: Peggy Schaffer, Maine Broadband Coalition

Page Clason, Islesboro Municipal Network

Christopher Winstead, Piscataquis Economic Dev. Council

Stephenie MacLagan – Island Institute

Heather Johnson, Somerset Economic Development

The importance of ‘people from away

Moderator: Carla Dickstein

Matt Polstein, New England Outdoor Center

Nadir Yildrim, Revolution Research

Sheryl DeWalt, Beal College, Bangor

Matt McConnell, On the Road Trailers       

          

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. SECOND AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS

Reshaping education at the local level

Moderator: Angela Oechslie, Educate Maine

Todd West, Deer Isle High School

John D’Anieri, Harpswell Coastal Academy

Rick Colpitts, MSAD 17 (invited)

Tim Doak, RSU 39

Regional partnerships strengthening rural Maine

Moderator: Nancy Smith, GrowSmart Maine

Tanya Swain, Maine Food Strategy

Anne Hayden, Downeast Fisheries Partnership

Anne Ball, Maine Downtown Center

Gray Harris, CEI

Making energy efficiency work for you

Moderator: Suzanne McDonald, Island Institute

Brooks Winner, Island Institute

Larry Pritchett, City of Rockland

Liz Rogers, CEI 

 

4:30 5:30        UNWIND, NETWORK, RELAX          



Have questions about Rural Maine's Next Economy? Contact Envision Maine

When & Where


Cross Insurance Center
515 Main Street
Bangor, ME 04401

Friday, February 10, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)


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Envision Maine

Envision Maine is a 501c3 non-profit organization that works to promote a more sustainable economy driven by small businesses, innovators and doers. 

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