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Business Breakfast Forum: HR Right Now.

posted: , by Williams Bandoma
tags: Adults | Business | Government

Gun control, marijuana legalization, sexual harassment: Controversies that dominate the headlines also have an impact on the workplace. This forum will cover how Human Resource departments are responding to legal and cultural shifts that affect employees. Does a workplace need to develop rules around bringing guns to work? How could drug-testing impact employment when marijuana is now legal in the state? And how closely should employers take another look—or even a first—at their harassment policies and disciplinary procedures?

Join us and ask questions of your own, while sharing coffee and light breakfast with Greater Portland’s business community.

This event is free with registration.

DATE AND TIME

Wed, Apr. 11, 2018

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM EST

Doors open at 7:15 a.m.

The program begins at 7:45 a.m.

To register, follow


A Guide to Maine’s Resources for Entrepreneurs 3rd Edition

posted: , by Williams Bandoma
tags: Recommended Reads | Adults | Business

 

This guide provides a starting point for entrepreneurs seeking resources in the state of Maine. It is also designed to help individuals and organizations that support and guide entrepreneurs and startups and are looking for ways to match resources with those in need. The following categories of resources are included:

  • Training, Technical Assistance & Mentoring
  • Financing & Capital
  • Incubators & Workspaces
  • Libraries
  • Networking & Advocacy
  • State & Regional Economic Development

Recurring Conferences & Events are listed as well.

The Maine Small Business Guide published by the SBA (Small Business Administration) is another resource of value to entrepreneurs and startups. While there is a fair amount of overlap, it also includes success stories and how-tos along with additional industry-specific resources.

The Guide

 


Be Informed: Net Neutrality

posted: , by Williams Bandoma
tags: Recommended Reads | Adults | Business | Government

As a public library, one of our fundamental values is to help our patrons be informed and engaged in our dynamic society.

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) repealed “net neutrality” rules that regulated businesses that connect consumers to the internet, which was a highly controversial decision because of its potential to provide unequal access to internet content.

We hope you will find these resources useful to learn more about the issus. Our librarians are always ready to connect our patrons and our community with vetted sources for learning more.


Check your preferred news source for information on the Net Neutrality Vote

FCC News

New York Times

USA Today

Portland Press Herald

USA Today

LA Times


The Debate

King Statement on FCC Vote to Repeal Net Neutrality Protections

Why PPL Supports Net Neutrality

American Library Association Press Release

What public libraries will lose without net neutrality

Opposing Viewpoints is a robust library resource that can be accessed with your PPL card. This online tool covers today’s most important social issues, including Net Neutrality. These informed, differing views present various sides of the issue and help researchers and information seekers develop the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.


The Background

For background information on how the Net Neutrality issue arose:

FCC Adopts Strong, Sustainable Rules to Protect the Open Internet 2015

FCC votes to protect the internet with Title II regulation

History of Net Neutrality in the USA

Books on Net Neutrality in MaineCat, our statewide library catalog

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