The SPCCC would like to welcome:
Corina Larsen of Gossamer Press, new owner of D&B Printing in Dover-Foxcroft.
Gene Sutton & Dennis Dorsey of All resource Divers of Sebec.
The Spccc would like to thank the following members for renewing their memberships:
The Piscataquis Region Golf Tour will give children an opportunity to play in a series of 9 hole golf tournaments in the Piscataquis region beginning on July 11th.
Area golf course's taking part in this tour are the Foxcroft Golf Club, Dexter Municipal Golf Club, Piscataquis Country Club and Whitetail Golf Course. For more information contact the YMCA at 564-7111.
The Building Bridges program is an effort to establish a dialog between local business people and educators.
During a six to ten week period in the fall, educators will be given an opportunity to visit local businesses to learn how the world of work has changed and what skills are necessary to be successful in the workforce today. For more information contact the chamber at 564-7533.
An analysis of the Dover-Foxcroft retail trade market is being prepared and will be presented at an open breakfast on 7 am. July 26th at Foxcroft Academy. Prepared and presented by Professor James McConnon, Business Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, this presentation is part of a larger project sponsored by the Eastern Maine Development Corporation. With the assistance of the Southern Piscataquis County Chamber of Commerce, the presentation will outline the trends and current conditions of the Dover-Foxcroft retail market.
The trade area analysis is a program developed by Professor McConnon and provides data on the activity of a variety of retail sectors in Dover-Foxcroft and its relation to other Maine Communities of a similar size. According to John Holden, Community Development Specialist with EMDC "Professor McConnon's presentation can be an enlightenment to the local merchants wishing to diversify their sales or increase market share".
The presentation will be followed by a number of confidential consultations with downtown merchants. Conducted by the staff of the Small Business Development Center, the consultation will provide individual shop owners with suggestions to improve business performance. EMDC is conducting similar presentations and consultations in other communities in Eastern Maine and plans to hold a "rural downtown conference" in the fall to offer speakers and suggestions to improve downtown economics.
For more information about the Dover-Foxcroft Trade Area Presentation contact John Holden at the Eastern Maine Development Corporation at 1-800-339-3548.
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