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Maine Downtown Institute: Engaging Communities in Difficult Conversations

Location: Johnson Hall, 280 Water Street, Gardiner, Maine

We will define public engagement, explore the need for engagement (particularly dialogue based interactions in local communities and downtowns), share principles of civility and provide opportunities to practice engaging in difficult conversations.

Leadership in Action Breakfast

Location: Mariner's Church Banquet Center, 368 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101

The World Health Organization defines a healthy workplace as one "where workers and managers actively contribute to the working environment by promoting and protecting the health, safety and well-being of all employees." This includes supports for managing stress, anxiety, depression and other factors that can impact an employees life, career and productivity. We will hear from a panel of experts on best practices.

Building Downtown Networks that Foster Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Location: Margaret Chase Smith Library, Skowhegan, Maine

The Maine Community Foundation and Maine Downtown Center have invited the National Main Street Center to present this workshop. Participants will leave the day with: an understanding of the process to develop entrepreneurial ecosystems, having identified assets and partners, and will look at their role in entrepreneurship as it relates to overall downtown and community economic development and transformation. There is no charge for this workshop and it is open to any community or downtown.

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