Veterans, Markets and MFG Day

Saturday, September 27, 2014 @ 9am

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Our Guests:

John Ripley

John Ripley
Director, Military & Veterans Services

Easter Seals Maine

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Introducing ESME Military and Veteran Services Director, John RipleyEaster Seals Maine is proud to announce the hire of our new Director of Military and Veterans Services, John Ripley.John Ripley is the Director of Military and Veterans Services for Easter Seals of Maine, which provides care coordination and emergency financial assistance for service members, post-9/11 veterans and their families. Prior to joining Easter Seals, John was mobilized to serve as a Public Affairs Officer for the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. A Navy Reserve Lt. Commander, John now serves as the Training Officer for Navy Public Affairs Support Element Headquarters. Previously, he worked as the Director of Public Affairs for Naval Air Station Brunswick, as a senior aide to then-Congressman John Baldacci and Gov. Angus King, and as a journalist for The Bangor Daily News.

As a journalism major in college and later as a newspaper reporter, Clough gained his ability to research and write informatively about a wide variety of issues. From 1973-1976 he was a special assistant on Capitol Hill to Hon. William S. Cohen. He was also a delegate to the White House Conferences in 1986 and 1995 and has served on numerous state commissions and councils including the Business Advisory Councils of three governors.

“Over the years NFIB/Maine has organized formal and informal coalitions, helped draft important new laws benefiting small business and orchestrated the defeat of expensive payroll tax and other costly legislation,” Clough said.

A native of Bangor, Maine, Clough has two daughters and lives in Yarmouth, Maine. He is also a member of the Portland Rotary Club.

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Alan Cardinal
Owner

Legion Square Market
101 Ocean Street
South Portland, ME
207-799-3374

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Marion Sprague, Manufacturers Association of Maine

Maine Manufacturing Day -

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Invitation to Mfg Day at Volk Packaging - 10-3-14

National Federation of Independent Business

Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 9am

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Our Guest:

David Clough
State Director Maine
NFIB

david.clough@nfib.org

Where Maine Stands –

How Congress Voted

With the exception of a two-year break in the mid-1990s, David R. Clough has been the NFIB/Maine state director since 1982. In this role he has helped write numerous legislative proposals and amendments, write speeches and position papers for legislators, counseled legislators and candidates on key issues affecting small business owners, testified at hundreds of public hearings and performed a variety of other tasks.

As a journalism major in college and later as a newspaper reporter, Clough gained his ability to research and write informatively about a wide variety of issues. From 1973-1976 he was a special assistant on Capitol Hill to Hon. William S. Cohen. He was also a delegate to the White House Conferences in 1986 and 1995 and has served on numerous state commissions and councils including the Business Advisory Councils of three governors.

“Over the years NFIB/Maine has organized formal and informal coalitions, helped draft important new laws benefiting small business and orchestrated the defeat of expensive payroll tax and other costly legislation,” Clough said.

A native of Bangor, Maine, Clough has two daughters and lives in Yarmouth, Maine. He is also a member of the Portland Rotary Club.