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Each month, C What’s On focuses some attention on Maine entrepreneurial activity and this time we brought in Fiber Materials, Inc. This week, we spoke with Dan Godbout, the Director of World Wide Sales and Marketing, about this company making a huge difference in space exploration, aerospace, military defense, and even auto racing. Dan not only speaks about world wide projects, the work at FMI is literally out of this world. Find out more by checking out our interview with FMI.
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On September 14 at 8 PM, The Elm (formerly the Waterville Legion) at 21 College Avenue will open with their first concert: Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Tribute Band. This week on C What’s On, we caught up with Chris Legrand, founder of the band and performer who portrays Mick Jagger. We discussed the founding of the band and how they work to authentically portray the music and their impersonations of legendary performers like Mick and Keith Richards.
This week on C What’s On, we connected with Leo Deon, Veteran’s Representative out of the Lewiston CareerCenter, and Joe Tatum, the Program Support Specialist with the National Guard Employment Support Program to discuss the Hire-A-Vet Campaign Kick-off and Hiring Fair. Leo and Joe shared the results from last year’s campaign and discussed the upcoming career fair, which looks to have more than 270 businesses representing more than 10,000 jobs for anyone, not just veterans, who is looking for a job or a career upgrade.
Nine year old Michael Ahern is an inspiration to us all. While taking a boat ride to get at ice cream, he traveled by the Travis Mills Foundation retreat in Rome, Maine and this young entrepreneur got an idea about how nice it would be to provide ice cream for all the children of veterans staying at the retreat. So, last year he raised the money to do just that. Next, this young man decided it would be nice to help send eight veterans’ families to the retreat and began raising the money. You can help Scoops for Troops by attending the Hire-A-Vet Career Fair on August 29 at the Augusta Civic Center. Starting at 11 AM you can buy an ice cream from Michael through the Darling’s Auto Group Ice Cream Van and help him achieve his goal.
The Maine International Film Festival 22, affectionately know as MIFF 22, is scheduled from July 12-21, 2019. This 10-day event features more than 100 films and takes place within Railroad Square Cinema, The Waterville Opera House, and the Old Post Office in Waterville, Maine. This week we caught up with Director of Programming, Ken Eisen, and Shorts Programmer, Karen Young, to discuss the the many aspects of this highly entertaining film festival, which has significantly influenced film making and Maine’s position in the film world for more than 22 years.
The Whatever Family Festival is in full swing through July 4. Major highlights include Family Fun Day in Mill Park and Brewfest happening on June 29. This week we caught up with Chamber President and CEO, Katie Doherty, to discuss all the activities for this major event. So, get out there and enjoy the many great activities planned in the region thanks to the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors.
It’s not the dog days of August, but it is certainly time to feature a story about dogs on C What’s On. Merrill’s Detector Dog Services of Readfield is our featured story and you’ll be amazed at how this small—and growing—Maine company is training dogs to detect all sorts of nasty things. (Hint: they can even sniff out bed bugs!) Please enjoy our interview with Sarah Maffei of Merrill’s Detector Dogs.
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The fifth annual Maine Pride Festival is coming right up on June 2 at the Head of Falls park in Waterville and this week we sat down with Central Maine Pride co-chair Matthew Crane to discuss their mission and all their activities, which has expanded into three days starting with a film screening on Thursday night at Railroad Square Cinema. For all of the activities be sure to check out our Community Calendar.
The Kennebec River Brewfest is set to kickoff on June 29 at Mill Park in Augusta, and while that may seem like a long time off, it’s time to reserve your VIP tickets and ensure you get to taste more than 15 different craft brews that will be featured in this year’s event. This week on C What’s On we caught up with Kennebec Valley Chamber President and CEO, Katie Doherty, and Events and Membership Director, Chris Voynik, to discuss the event, including the four local musical acts you can enjoy.
The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers is one of the oldest non-profits in Maine. This week we caught up with Executive Director, Rick Dorian, to talk about the mission of this organization and its upcoming Wine and Beer Tasting fundraiser scheduled for May 2 at the Winslow VFW Hall. We not only talk about the craft beer and wines that will be on the menu, but great food, great music and this year’s emcee and Maine comedian extraordinaire, Gary Crocker. You can also find out how you could bid to win an African safari!
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