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This week we’re taking look at what is being done to help the hiring problem in Maine. This week we sat down with Rachel Knight, co-founder of Destination Occupation, to discuss their career exploration videos and newly developed job site aimed at helping businesses and organizations with workforce education and recruitment.
There is so much happening around Waterville Creates! right now that we thought it was time to sit down with Shannon Haines, the President and CEO of this fine arts organization.
More at www.watervillecreates.org
Find out how to win more than $6,000 in prizes and possibly score a job at the same time in this week’s interview featuring Chris Voynik, the Kennebec Valley Chamber’s Events and Membership Director, when he discusses the upcoming Business Expo. The Expo is scheduled at the Augusta Civic Center on October 10 from 2 – 6 PM.
This week on C What’s On, we caught up with producer/musician Ed Desjardins from Readfield to discuss the upcoming solo concert featuring David Sancious. Sancious is a Hall of Famer who started out his career as a member of Springsteen’s E Street Band. He went on to perform on albums with Sting, Gabriel, Clapton, Beck and Seal among others. Sancious will perform at Cumston Hall in Monmouth on September 28 at 8 PM and the following night at the Robinhood Free Meetinghouse in Georgetown along with Desjardins.
You can just imagine the ruckus when a young couple move into their first two-bedroom apartment only to find out that both sets of parents have arrived to “help” out. You won’t want to miss Things My Mother Taught Me at the Waterville Opera House opening on September 14 and this interview with cast members Juli Brooks and Zach Dickey.
The idea of a brew fest starts to make one think of Fall weather. In this interview we highlight the Skowhegan Craft Brew Festival, which happens on September 1 in downtown Skowhegan. Listen in as Mary Haley tells us about the 60 craft breweries and more that are on tap for this afternoon event.
In this interview we caught up with Auta Main, the Veterans Program Manager for the Department of Labor and Rachel Knight, owner of Destination Occupation, to discuss the August 30 Hire-A-Vet kickoff campaign event, which takes place August 30 at the Augusta Civic Center. More than 260 employers—a record attendance—are ready to represent more than 10,000 jobs to anyone seeking employment here in Maine. Organizers hope to help 100 employers hire 100 vets in 100 days!
Fair season is in full swing in Maine and right along with the fairs is harness racing. This week we caught up with Charlene Cushing who is a significant force in the industry as an owner/driver/trainer with more than 20 horses in the stable in Farmington she manages with her husband Mike. We also caught up with Aaron Hall of Gardiner, one of the newer members of the harness racing industry. He started driving in 2010 and just hit the 100 win milestone.
This edition of C What’s On features Kristinna Cannon, the Executive in charge of Main Street Skowhegan and our discussion of what’s in store for the 12th Annual River Fest. River Fest is Skowhegan’s annual multi-day celebration of recreation and life on the Kennebec and includes lots of food, fun activities (such as a bed race on land, river raft rides, and other water activities), live music, fireworks, and more. River Fest helps fund the Kennebec River Gorge project, which underscores recreational life on the Kennebec River.
The Historic Colonial Theater restoration fundraising effort continues full force with another concert on July 26 at the Augusta waterfront featuring Los Angeles band The Dustbowl Revival. This week on C What’s On, we talk with show organizers and a band member from The Dustbowl Revival.