The Top 12 Reasons to attend Summit 2012 – #7!

Summit 2012 - Augusta Civic Center, October 23, 2012

Summit Sponsors

Bangor Savings Bank Environmental Funders Network The Developers Collaborative The Lerner Foundation Drummond Woodsum MaineBiz Project Canopy Mattson Development Wright-Ryan PDT Architects Avesta Housing CEI Curtis Thaxter LLC Lachman Architects Maine Audubon MEREDA PelotonLabs LLC reVision Energy reVision Heat Wright Pierce MDIBL

Come join us at the Common Ground Country Fair this Friday, Saturday and Sunday and enjoy all that rural living in Maine has to offer!  And now, the 7th reason you should join us in Augusta on October 23!



How do Maine businesses factor into the intersection of economy, environment and community? Summit 2012 asserts that Maine businesses succeed with access to private and public capital and that when we target these investments we establish sustainable prosperity. In the morning breakout session hear from Jim Nimon, Economic Development Director of Sanford; Jeff Hewett, Director of Economic and Community Development at the Town of Skowhegan and D’Arcy Boyington, the Director of Economic Development at City of Brewer and learn how Maine communities are leveraging private-sector investments with public funds in a discussion moderated by moderated by Judy East of Washington County Council of Governments. In an afternoon session, Charlie Spies of CEI Capital Management, LLC; Greg Paxton of Maine Preservation and Josh Benthien of Northland Enterprises, LLC will discuss how everyone wins with the use of private funds to promote public benefits in a session led by John Moore of Bangor Savings Bank.

Summit 2012 Breakout Sessions allow you to explore in-depth the topics and issues that are important to you. At each session a moderator will introduce the topic at hand with panelists providing a brief overview of their work in the relevant area. Plenty of time will be devoted to Q&A and discussion with the audience.

Registration is now open for the Summit 2012.  If you have already registered – thank you! Please forward these emails to a friend so they can come too!  If you haven't yet registered, why wait?  Members and students receive reduced rates, so register today and become a member at the same time. 


We envision a day filled with engaging discussions, new ideas, exciting success stories and inspiring actions. But we can't do it without you. Your insights will expand the discussions, building the collective impact of the Summit and providing the direction and energy needed to move Maine toward sustainable prosperity. Register today and stay actively involved in growing Maine's economy and protecting the reasons we choose to live here.


See you at the Summit!