Corporate Partners

List of Breakfasts hosted from 2011 to 2012 by Corporate Partners

Breakfasts held in 2011-2012


Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 - State of the University: President Selma Botman

USM President Selma Botman will share her vision and goals for USM as she embarks on her fourth year as the University’s 10th President.

Thanks to our sponsors: 

Macdonald Page & Co, LLC

University Credit Union



Tuesday, October 18th, 2011 - The Maine Experience: Evolution of an Industry

Maine is “Vacationland” and tourism continues to Maine's largest industry - $13 billion supporting more than 140,000 jobs.  A panel of professionals will discuss the evolution of the Tourism industry nationally, in Maine and locally, highlighting trends in the industry, its evolution, economic impact and the future of tourism in Maine.

Panel Participants:
Ron Brann - Maine Tourism Association
Greg Dugal - Maine Innkeeper's Association
Steve Lyons - Maine Office of Tourism

Thanks to our sponsor:

AAA Northern New England



Tuesday, November 15th - Maine Made Business event featuring
Founder and President Corky Ellis of Kepware Technologies

Corky will discuss the growth of his company, the challenges he faced, how a technology company can succeed and grow in Maine and beyond, and the need for business to be a part of creating the workforce of today and tomorrow.

Kepware Technologies creates software to coordinate communication and systems between different types of hardware in order for companies to be as efficient and productive as possible.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Gilchrist Scott

USM Alumni Association



Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 - Breakfast with Charlie: 2012 Maine's Economic Forecast

USM Professor in the Muskie School of Public Service Charlie Colgan serves up the 2012 economic forecast. Dr. Colgan will review 2011 and prepare us for 2012 with trends for Maine, the region and the nation.

Note Location: Hannaford Hall, Abromson Community Education Center
Join us a little earlier today for a continental breakfast and conversation--the coffee will be ready at 7:00 a.m.

You will also have an opportunity to win an Apple IPAD.  You must be present to win.  University employees are not eligible.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Fluid Imaging Technologies

Norway Savings Bank

Pro Search, Inc.

Systems Engineering

Wright Express



Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 -  Innovation at Work

Innovation is critical to business development and growth for any company. At USM we continue to look for ways to help train our students how to apply innovative and creative thinking. Join us as we take a look at innovation, how we are preparing Maine's future workforce and hear some stories from USM students about their experiential learning opportunities -- innovation at work!



Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 - "Green" is the color of the Month!

 We continue our annual "Green Theme" breakfast by featuring a company known across New England and traded on the NYSE, a company who in a world of consumption is leading the way to transform traditional waste streams into new resources. Join us as we hear from the leadership of Casella.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Bank of America


Wright-Ryan Construction



Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 - "Bath Built Is Best Built"

Since the 1890s, Bath Iron Works has been building naval and commercial ships. From its earliest days, it established a reputation for quality and as an industry leader in innovative maritime engineering and construction. Part of General Dynamics Marine Systems, Bath Iron Works is a full service shipyard specializing in the design, building and support of complex surface combatants for the U.S. Navy.

Jeffrey Geiger, President, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works will share with us the story of BIW and the future of shipbuilding here in Maine.

Thanks to our sponsors:

Bath Savings Institution

General Dynamics Bath Iron Works