Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Please join us in welcoming MCM Electric to the Chamber!
"MCM Electric, Inc has a proud tradition of electrical excellence specializing in residential, commercial and industrial electrical work and maintenance service. Our success as a leading electrical contractor in Maine has come from our ability to meet the needs and expectations of our customers; while helping them successfully complete their most challenging projects. We offer electrical design and construction services in a safe, dependable and efficient manner on Mount Desert Island and throughout Hancock County. MCM Electric, with owner Mike Musetti, has been in business since 1988 and each of the electrical crew has been with him an average of 15 years (and some for as long as 25 years)…you need a team with that kind of stability for your next electrical project.
"We build or install any type of electrical system, large or small. We are fully licensed by the State of Maine; and fully insured and bonded. You can be assured that your electrical project will be completed by qualified technicians to exact code and industry standards. We build to your precise design, or advise you with decisions along the way. At MCM we are committed to giving you the most reliable electrical system for your needs.
Rafael J. Grossmann, MD, FACS, the first surgeon to use Google Glass during surgery, will be the keynote speaker at Mount Desert Island Hospital’s 2015 Annual Meeting. Dr. Grossmann will address this year’s theme, “Expanding Education through Collaboration.”
The 2015 MDI Hospital Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, August 3rd from 5:00 to :30 pm at the Bar Harbor Club. It is open to the public and free to attend. No registration is required. This year’s annual meeting will be held in memory of Mr. Gerrish Milliken, a longtime supporter and friend of the MDI community and MDI Hospital. From 5:00 to 6:00, musical guest Joe Cough will provide live jazz.
Dr. Grossmann is a general, trauma, advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgeon. He is deeply interested in the intersection of innovation, technology and healthcare. As a FutureMed and Singularity University alumnus and faculty member, his applies his passion is for innovation and technology to his teaching.
In 2013, Dr. Grossmann became one of the first Google Glass Explorers in the world and was the first doctor to ever use Google Glass during live surgery. To see a video of the groundbreaking surgery, visit http://t.co/bMR64jVCTQ . He has been featured on TedTalks, in Forbes Magazine and in a variety of health and news publications worldwide. Dr. Grossmann is also an avid blogger and user of healthcare social media. His blog can be found at RafaelGrossmann.com and his Twitter handle is @ZGJR.
As a healthcare futurist and a telemedicine and mobile heath innovator, Dr. Grossmann is a strong believer in using the power of technology to better connect providers and patients. "I am convinced that innovation in healthcare technology, along with the current developments in mobile and wearable platforms, artificial intelligence and deep learning, will exponentially improve healthcare connectivity, communication, data flow and management, resulting in more efficient, intuitive, less expensive and ultimately better patient care."
CONTACT: Oka Hutchins, Public Affairs Officer, 288-5082 ext. 1423, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, July 13, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
What: Cooking Matters Shopping Event
When: July 20th, join us any time between 2:30pm-5:00pm
Where: Ellsworth Hannaford
Ellsworth -- Healthy Acadia is offering a fun and educational Cooking Matters Shopping Event at the Ellsworth Hannaford. The event will provide new tips and tools to shop, cook, and eat healthy on a limited budget.
Event participants will visit educational stations throughout the store to gain a variety of practical shopping skills, enjoy taste tests, and learn about new recipes. Everyone is welcome to join. Mark your calendars!
Shopping skill topics include buying fruits and vegetables on a budget, comparing unit prices to find bargains, reading and comparing food labels, identifying whole grains, and much more.
“This is such a fun and interactive way to learn about healthy eating and food shopping on a budget,” states Shoshona Smith, Healthy Acadia’s SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Coordinator. “I think anyone who joins us will learn a lot at this store event.”
After completing a tour of all the stations in the store, participants will receive a free $10 gift card to the grocery store to purchase ingredients for a healthy meal, a free reusable grocery bag, and a free workbook full of tasty recipes and simple tips on buying healthy, low-cost foods. These items will be available while supplies last.
For more information or to volunteer with Healthy Acadia’s Nutrition Education Initiative please contact Shoshona Smith at 667-7171 or email@example.com.
Healthy Acadia Nutrition Education Initiative classes are made possible through Maine SNAP-Ed. Maine SNAP-Ed is funded by the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which is administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and implemented through a contract with the University of New England (UNE).
Cooking Matters is a program of the Good Shepherd Food Bank, sponsored by Hannaford and offered locally in partnership with Healthy Acadia.
Contact: Shoshona Smith, Healthy Acadia, 667-7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Ann Judd is the 2015 recipient of our annual Citizen of the Year Award, which will be presented again this year at the Quietside Flamingo Festival's Polo and Yacht Club Cocktail Party to be held on Sunday, July 19th from 5-7:30pm.
Ann Judd lives with her husband Lee in Southwest Harbor and Spring Island, South Carolina during the winter months. Ann is a former volunteer teacher of music, French, and environmental education to Pemetic elementary students (1991-2007), and has served on the Southwest Harbor Conservation for over 20 years previously as Chair and presently Secretary, and chairs its Beautification Committee. During her time as Conservation Commission Chair she initiated the New Century Tree Planting Program, planting about 50 shade and ornamental trees in downtown Southwest Harbor and along its main streets. She also directed the renovation of the downtown Veterans Park, getting federal grants and many local contributions so that it could be ready in time for Southwest Harbor’s 100 year celebration in 2005 complete with a beautiful Veterans honor wall.
She is an Approved Horticulture Judge for the Garden Club of America and is active in clubs in Maine and Georgia. Ann is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Thuya Gardens and is a board member of the Land and Garden Preserve (which oversees the Thuya and Asticou Azalea Garden, Northeast Harbor).
She is a South Carolina Master Naturalist and a Maine Master Gardener. In 1998, with the help of Pemetic Students, Master Gardeners and local volunteers, Ann established the Butterfly Garden at the Charlotte Rhoades Park in Southwest Harbor. Each summer, she directs volunteers and instructs classes in organic habitat gardening at the Rhoades Park and from June to October supervises a Monarch Butterfly Waystation Project for the local community.
When you see Ann, please thank her for her years of service and join us on July 19th at the Causeway Club for the Polo and Yacht Club Cocktail Party to help us publicly honor her contributions.
For more information on joining the party at the Causeway Club on the 19th, contact Harbor House at: 244-3713 or Diana@harborhousemdi.org.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Say hello to our newest Chamber Member, Lynn & Carl Wehrfritz of Dragonflys Cottage, Southwest Harbor's newest Vintage & Antiques store. Located in the Westside Market Plaza at 101 Main Street, Dragonflys Cottage has plenty of parking available as you browse their wonderful selection of vintage wedding gowns, antique and vintage dinnerware, paintings, jewelry, furniture and much much more!
Dragonflys Cottage is currently open on the weekends but will be expanding their hours soon. To check on hours, call: 207-479-2500 or 207-244-0255. Lynn would love it if you stopped in to look around!