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GIFFORD’S ICE CREAM STANDS OPEN FOR 2012 SEASON WITH FULL SLATE OF ACTIVITIES

Gifford's Ice Cream's five family-owned ice cream stands are open for the 2012 season. The stands, in Skowhegan, Waterville, Farmington, Bangor and Auburn, will be open through October 14 and will welcome customers this year with special promotions and new flavors.

Gifford's will use its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GiffordsIceCreamMaine, to share information about specials and promotions. "We have a lot of fun things in store this season," said Lindsay Gifford-Skilling, Vice President of Sales at Gifford's. "Facebook is a great way for people to see what we are doing, and for us to learn from our customers."

Social Media Monday - Business Page Timelines

Social Media Monday - Business Page Timelines

 

 

Have you seen the new Timeline for business pages?

Facebook is converting their business pages to the Timeline that we utilize on the personal profiles on March 30.  Of course for those that can't wait they have released an early version.

Things to know.......

Oakhurst Dairy Recognized for its Best in Class Sustainable Business Practices by Innovation Center

Oakhurst Dairy Recognized for its Best in Class Sustainable Business Practices by Innovation Center


Oakhurst Dairy Recognized for its Best in Class Sustainable Business Practices by Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy

Company Receives Honorable Mention in Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability Award Category

 

GREATER BANGOR CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU ANNOUNCES THE 2012 TOURISM AWARD WINNERS

GREATER BANGOR CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU ANNOUNCES THE 2012 TOURISM AWARD WINNERS

Bangor, ME—The Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau in partnership with Presenting Sponsor, Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway, is pleased to announce the honorees for the 17th Annual Tourism and Hospitality Eagle Awards. Each year the Greater Bangor CVB honors the region’s best in the tourism and hospitality industry with Eagle and Eaglet Awards. These awards honor their dedication to the promotion of the Greater Bangor region to visitors and residents.

The 2012 Tourism Awards will be held on Tuesday, May 1st, at Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon, ME. This year the Greater Bangor CVB Impact Award, sponsored by Bangor International Airport, will be presented to the Friends of the Maine Center (represented by Michael Aube, Miles Theeman and Mark Woodward).

Mild Winter Triggers Early Maple Sugar Season

Lighter than normal snow accumulation, warmer than normal temperatures earlier in the season and an earlier than normal start of the maple syrup season are making some weather watches wonder if there is a new "normal."

The light winter and smaller snow pack could defuse the threat of spring flooding, and syrup producers are early in tapping maples, say University of Maine Cooperative Extension scientists.

Extension educator and maple syrup expert Kathy Hopkins in the Somerset County office in Skowhegan says most sap harvesters began tapping last weekend, and some are already boiling sap into syrup. She predicts a healthy maple syrup season, barring sudden and extreme warm weather, which could force an early end to the season without the usual snow cover that helps keep the environment cool and constant in the woods.

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is  Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

Mid Coast Hospital’s Clinical Laboratory is

Nationally Recognized and Certified for Excellence

The clinical laboratory at Mid Coast Hospital has been recognized nationally and recertified for excellence in services by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The notification of certification followed an on-site inspection of Mid Coast’s facilities and equipment.

“The CAP review examines all of the records, processes, and quality control procedures of the laboratory during the proceeding two years and evaluates the competency and education of the staff and its overall management,” explained Sue Ross, MT(HEW), Laboratory Director.

“The high level of knowledge, skill, and commitment of all the laboratory professionals here at Mid Coast is the reason we are able to meet the stringent standards of the College,” she said.

Cianbro Looking to Hire Construction Workers Across Maine

Despite the challenges of the global economy in recent years, Cianbro continues to have an optimistic outlook and the desire and ability to put skilled Mainers to work in good paying jobs.  Cianbro currently has about 150 openings available for a wide range of skilled construction workers; jobs which the company is intent on filling immediately.  The hiring effort comes as the company prepares to tackle the largest backlog of projects in Cianbro's 63 year history, and follows on the heels of an earlier hiring campaign that brought an additional 250 team members into the firm last fall.

Cianbro is seeking Maine state licensed electricians and helpers who would be assigned to jobs in the Greater Bangor area, Brewer, Auburn, and various substations across the southern part of the state.  Structural iron workers and riggers are needed in Greater Bangor and Brewer.  Cianbro is hiring journey level millwrights, pipewelders and pipefitters for Greater Ban