Calendar of Events
Mark your calendars for another year of interesting and informative USM Corporate Partners "Business Before Hours" Breakfasts!
All USM Corporate Partners Breakfasts are held in the University Events Room, 7th Floor, Glickman Family Library, Portland campus, unless otherwise specified.
Free parking is available in the parking garage next to the Abromson Community Education Center. The entrance is located on Bedford Street.
2013-2014 USM Corporate Partners Breakfast Schedule:
Thursday, March 13th
Steve Hewins, Executive Director, Portland Downtown District
Lynn Tillotson, President & CEO, Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau
Jennifer Hutchins, Executive Director, Creative Portland
You do not have to look too far to see the burgeoning value of growth of tourism and how investors and developers are embracing a commitment to a year round tourism industry for Portland. The future on the waterfront, hotel renovation and new construction, the Thompson's Point Project, growth of sports venues, renovation of the Civic Center and the robust restaurant culture are elements of an emergence of Portland as a city looking to be more savvy and sophisticated in drawing visitors, residents, and businesses here. Come and hear what some of these developments mean for our future, the vision for growing Portland economically, creatively and culturally.
Wednesday, April 23rd
Presenter: Donna Cassese, Westbrook Mill Managing Director, Sappi Fine Paper NA
Sappi Fine Paper North America is a preeminent producer of coated fine and release papers, as well as dissolving wood pulp and market kraft pulp in the United States. Sappi’s focus on research and development is responsible for many industry firsts, such as the first paper coated and calendered on two sides, first dull coated paper, and the first mill branded LOE paper. Innovation has been the key to their success as is evident in how they have reconfigured the 1854 Westbrook mill into a 21st century plant producing unique release papers that are used in the automotive, fashion and engineering industries around the world. As one of the leading manufacturers, Sappi is committed to sustainability and invests in initiatives to reduce solid waste, wastewater and air emissions, as well as improve water and energy utilization. Each of their mills implements internationally-recognized environmental management systems to ensure that current and planned operations meet or exceed all requirements. USM is proud to have received tremendous support from Sappi over the years and are delighted to feature Westbrook Mill, Managing Director, Donna Cassese in sharing a story of innovation and how Sappi is much more than just a "paper" company.
Thursday, May 22nd
Return on Integrity - Lessons in Ethical Leadership
Presenter: Bill Burke, Chairman, Portland Sea Dogs
An experienced media executive and current chairman of the Portland Sea Dogs baseball team, Bill Burke will draw from his personal experiences working with Ted Turner, his own leadership experiences and research of other business leaders who have succeeded because of, not in spite of, their high standards of ethical conduct. We encourage you to bring young professionals, high school and college students to join us for an energetic and insightful presentation.
See the list of previous breakfasts we held in 2013-2014