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Business Breakfast Forum: Innovative Retail.

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

Shopping, whether in store or online, has become a magnet for innovation. Pick a product off a shelf and see a video display of its uses. Overwhelmed by online choices? A personal shopping guide is at the ready. Concierge services are becoming the norm as retailers offer customized convenience in exchange for your purchase. Join our next free Business Breakfast Forum to hear from some Maine companies at the fore of these innovations, and where they are going next.

This event takes place before the library officially opens, so please enter on Elm Street.

Doors open at 7:15 a.m. Program starts at 7:45 a.m. Street parking is free until 9:00 a.m.

Hosted by Business editor Carol Coultas. Carol Coultas has been practicing journalism in Maine since the mid-‘80s and focusing on business journalism since 2003. She’s been the business editor at the Press Herald, overseeing an award-winning staff, since 2014.

Please register here 

FREE – Consumer Action Handbook

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

Do you want to get the best value when you shop to feel confident about your purchases regardless of what you are buying? The Consumer Action Handbook can help you achieve these goals.

The Consumer Action Handbook brings together consumer information from across the government. It includes practical questions to ask and factors to consider when you buy products and services. It features topics that affect everyone, such as banking, credit, education, employment, food and nutrition, health care, housing, insurance, and more.

This Handbook is by kind curtsey USAGOV; your guide to Government Information and Services.

Stop by any Portland Public Library Branch and pick a FREE Copy of the Consumer Action Handbook.

E-version is available here




Maine Citizen’s Guide to the Referendum Election, November 6, 2018

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

Please find the link attached to this information, the Maine Citizen’s Guide to the November 6, 2018 referendum Election.

The information is intended to help voters learn about the questions that will appear on the November 6, 2018, Referendum Election ballot.

Referendum elections are an important part of the heritage of public participation in Maine. Inside, you will find:

  • the referendum questions;
  • the legislation each question represents;
  • a summary of the intent and content of the legislation;
  • an explanation of the significance of a “yes” or “no” vote;
  • an analysis of the debt service on the bond issues;
  • an estimate of the fiscal impact of each referendum question on state revenues, appropriations and allocations; and
  • public comments filed in support of or in opposition to each ballot measure.

For details please visit.

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