MDF Events

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Upcoming Events


Maine Downtown Center Workshop – Fundraising and Finance with Kathy La Plante from the National Main Street Center

Location: Virtual workshop

Maine Downtown Center members are invited to join us and Kathy La Plante from the National Main Street Center for a ZOOM session to discuss their fundraising and finance plans and policies.

Leadership Alumni Networking Gathering

Location: Bug Light lawn, Greenbelt Pathway, South Portland

Come connect, network and laugh with your ICL & LM classmates and other alums. Friends and family welcome!

Leadership Alumni Networking Gathering

Location: Waterfront Park, 81 Railroad St., Bangor


2020 Vision: Leading for Change in Maine’s Third Century

Location: Virtual

Join us for a virtual celebration of all the innovative leaders, businesses and communities who are driving economic improvement amidst the COVID-19 health and economic crisis, and who are leading the necessary systemic change to bring about racial equity.

Leadership in Action Symposium: Engaging in the Economic Recovery Plan

Location: Zoom

Panel discussion with key members of the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee on the Committee’s recommendations, implementation and ways MDF leadership alumni and members can engage in meaningful ways. The discussion will be followed by action-oriented breakout room sessions on how to engage in key sectors including Hospitality, Education & Workforce, Infrastructure, Innovation, Healthcare/Nonprofits/Childcare & Support Services, and Manufacturing & Natural Resource-Based Industries.

Maine Downtown Institute

Topic: Understanding the benefits of TIF's. More information coming soon.

Leadership in Action Symposium: OK Boomer/Back Off Zoomer and Everyone in Between – Best Practices for Leading Across Generations

Location: Zoom

Join us for a panel discussion on grappling with a workforce that spans four generations: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y (Millennials), and Gen Z. What are the best practices for understanding differing mindsets, work styles, and communication styles of workers born in different eras so your team functions well as a unit? We will hear from leaders doing this work every day, and offer workshop-style training during breakout sessions that you can apply in your organization.

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