BOARD OF DIRECTORS MESSAGE: Are you looking for a job? Are you a veteran or service member or part of their family? Are you part of the general public looking for a job?

There is a great opportunity for you to meet with more than 40 employers who have jobs ready to fill. The third annual Hiring Maine’s Heroes Job Fair is Nov. 12 at the Brunswick Knights of Columbus Hall, Columbus Drive, Brunswick.

The job fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with veterans only from 10 to 11 a.m. Then it will be open to the general public. All attendees should bring copies of their resume and be prepared to interview.

Brig. Gen. Gerard Bolduc, Maine Air National Guard commander, will open the job fair with an ESGR (Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve) Statement of Support Signing. Then all are invited to meet with 42 employers.

At noon, a mini-Transition Assistance Program workshop for recently separated veterans is facilitated by Wendy Moody, a transition assistance adviser for the state of Maine with Skyline Unlimited. She’ll cover a wide range of topics to help with the reintegration process for the returning veteran.

Here’s the list of employers with immediate job openings: Bonney Staffing, Cianbro, Primerica Financial, Reed & Reed Construction, SUPSHIP Bath, BIW, Granite Bay Care, Lowe’s, Bank of America, Home Care for Maine, Providence Human Services, Maine Revenue Service, Goodwill of NNE, Panera, Merrymeeting Behavioral Health, U.S. Cellular, Catholic Charities of Maine, Oxford Casino, Direct Community Care, Maine Staffing Group, Mid Coast Hospital, CDI Corporation, Stericycle Inc., Family Respite Program/ NAMI Maine, Sears, NS Giles Foundations, Great Falls Marketing, Atwork Personnel Services, Manpower, Maine Tradesmen International, Maine Marine Patrol, Lewiston Police Department, Industrial Roofing Companies, Target, Living Innovations Support Services, Arcadia New England, Adecco, VA Maine Healthcare, Community Concepts Transportation, TD Bank, and Crisis & Counseling Centers.

Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is partnering with the Southern Midcoast CareerCenter, Coastal Counties Workforce, ESGR Hero 2 Hired and Maine Department of Labor to host this event.

We also appreciate chamber member Knights of Columbus in Brunswick. They have made their facility available to ensure that Maine’s heroes, their families, employers and the public all have a great location to come together and search for a job that supports them and their families.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

— Attend the Small Business Success Seminar, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Topsham Public Library. Come to learn about the college admissions process presented by Rebecca Kosakowski, of Midcoast College Counseling. Learn how to begin your student’s college application process. This seminar is free and open to the public as well as chamber members and their employees.

— Donate blood in honor of Arthur Bourget, a local resident of Richmond, who received life saving blood transfusions. The date is Wednesday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bill Dodge Auto Group, 262 Bath Road, Brunswick. Call the Red Cross to make your appointment: 1-800 RED CROSS. All donors receive personal satisfaction in that for every pint donated, three lives can be saved.

— Get energized at the best regional networking event on Nov. 19. Chamber After Hours is hosted by The Highlands from 5 to 7 p.m. at the historic Holden Frost House, 7 Academy Lane, Topsham. There will be door prizes. Chamber After Hours is always free to attend. Staff and employees of chamber member businesses and guests are always welcome.

Watch our scrolling calendar at www.midcoastmaine.com for more information and to register for all events. For some, the seating is limited. Don’t miss out.

Thank you to our annual sponsors: Mid Coast Health Services, Mechanics Savings Bank, Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, Burgess Computer, RE/MAX Riverside, The Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, Electricity Maine, Coastal Ortho Performance Training Center, FairPoint Communications, Southern New Hampshire University, Parkview Adventist Medical Center, Atlantic Regional FCU, TownSquare Media, The Cryer, WCME Radio 9 and The Times Record.

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The chamber proudly serves 750 businesses and organizations in the following communities: Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Brunswick, Dresden, Edgecomb, Georgetown, Harpswell, Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham, West Bath, Westport Island, Wiscasset and Woolwich.


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