Sponsored by the Gray – New Gloucester Development Corporation
in cooperation with the Towns of Gray and New Gloucester
Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 5:00 PM
Spring Meadows Banquet Center
Lewiston Road (Route 100)
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM – Networking / Social Hour
5:45 – Business Summit
- GNGDC Welcome
- Kirk Hill, Top Gun Applied Entrepreneurship
- John Moore, www.bizzieme.com
- Eric Klein, GNGHS – mentor program w/ local businesses
- Kurk Lalemand – Next Level Business Coaching
- Regional branding and Cooperative Economic Development
- Charles Lawton, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Planning Decisions, Inc.
- John Butera, Chief Economic Advisor to Governor LePage
All Speakers’ Panel Discussion – Q & A
The Gray – New Gloucester Development Corporation (GNGDC) has taken the reins of the annual Gray business forum and is working with the support of both Gray and New Gloucester to host the event on November 12th at the Spring Meadow Banquet Facility.
Historically, the event has provided a platform for information exchange between local business and municipal leadership. This year’s summit will do that and provide some valuable information and insight about doing – and growing — business in Maine and particularly in the Gray – New Gloucester Region.
Charles Lawton Ph.D. and John Butera will be the keynote speakers at the summit. Lawton is the Chief Economist with Planning Decisions, Inc. and a regular columnist with the Maine Sunday Telegram. Butera is Governor LePage’s Chief Economic Advisor; jointly they will provide information about methods and resources to help grow economic development in the region. Following the presentations, a panel discussion and information exchange is planned.
“We are so excited to host this event and to welcome such renowned experts as speakers,” commented GNGDC President, Leo Credit, “I hope all Gray and New Gloucester business owners will mark their calendars and join us.” According to Credit, invitations will be emailed to businesses in Gray and New Gloucester based on the information available on both municipal websites’ business directories. Credit also noted that businesses can send an email with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org to insure that they receive an e-vite when they are sent out.
The summit is free to Gray and New Gloucester businesses and will feature light snacks and a cash bar.