On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, New Dimensions FCU had the honor of attending the Maine Credit Union League Ending Hunger campaign luncheon at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport. This special event recognizes the contributions of Maine’s credit unions made to combat hunger in the state.
We are proud and excited to announce that the 2018 Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger raised a record-setting $787,360.68 (that’s $47,333 more than last year’s total). The other exciting fact is that there was 100% participation from Maine’s credit unions again this year. Due to hard work and our fundraising efforts, NDFCU placed 22nd in total funds raised and 30th for per member contributions, which means we will receive a total of $9,202.11 to distribute to local organizations and food pantries. Yes, this means this money we raised goes back into the local community it came from. READ MORE HERE!
Need money for college? If you (or someone you know) are currently a high school senior and will be continuing your education at a college, university, vocational or technical school this fall, then this is for you!
As a Branch Manager, I want you to know that New Dimensions is looking out for its members and that our staff is devoted to you as a person as well! We want you to know that when you contact us, we will be here to help you do your financial business and we will make sure your information is safe. Did you know that our staff has been trained on how to detect potential fraud, violations of financial and human rights such as elder abuse, or warning signs of human trafficking? It all falls into our “people helping people” philosophy and we are proud to be serving you for your everyday needs. We take pride in the fact that we may be able to make more than a financial impact in someone’s life by standing for what is right and protecting our members.
Join us on December 7th & 8th at 7:30 PM at Hallowell City Hall for "A Magical Christmas" fundraiser for our Christmas Program! Peacox Productions is Maine's Premier Male & Female Impersonation Troupe with music, dance, and comedy, and this performance will have a special appearance by Maine Humorist, Gary Crocker! Please bring an unwrapped toy or warm mittens for children ages birth to 12 years old!
AAA Car Care Clinic
Join us November 1st, 2018 for our annual Car Care Clinic!
Free to Members & Non-Members
Come learn how to maintain your vehicle, plus take advantage of the following services:
Free 38-point Vehicle Maintenance
Inspection (a $45 value), including:
✓ Fluid levels
✓ Tire pressure
✓ Windshield wipers
AAA Battery Service:
✓ Battery test
✓ Charging system test
✓ Failed battery
Location: AAA Augusta
20 Whitten Rd
Augusta, ME 04330
We are excited to announce that Capitol Computers is changing its name to Unlimited Technology, effective September 1, 2018.
You will continue to receive the same great service and dedication to excellence you’ve come to rely on, now as Unlimited Technology. As part of our continued commitment to providing end to end security services to our clients, we will be adding to the services we already offer, including Cyber Security and Exero services.
Unlimited Technology was started in 1989 and has become a fully integrated solutions provider. Our owners and top managers have over 90 years of expertise in the security and technology industries. We have multiple offices throughout the country, and acquired Capitol Computers in 2015, which now serves as our Maine office.
We look forward to continuing to manage your technology needs so you can manage your business.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time where we shine a light on this very large but often hidden issue that greatly impacts our families, friends, and communities. We are asking you to join us by putting purple lights in your storefront window. Let's show our community that we support survivors and hold those who use violence accountable.
To show your support, contact the Family Violence Project at 620-9043. For $20.00, you will receive a string of purple lights to display in your window and a small poster that explains the meaning of the lights as well as our helpline information.
Together, we can end domestic violence.
Are you a good listener?
Are you comfortable talking on the phone?
Do you have a passion for helping others?
If you answered yes to these questions, I have an opportunity that may be perfect for you!
Family Violence Project has an ongoing need for volunteer advocates to help answer our 24-Hour Helpline for those affected by domestic violence. As a volunteer advocate on the helpline, you will make a difference in people’s lives by volunteering once a month from the comfort of your home. Do you worry that you won’t know what to say? Family Violence Project offers a free training that prepares you for this volunteer role; also, a staff person will always be available to assist you by phone while you are volunteering. Participants in the training will learn about the complex issue of domestic violence, the staff and services of Family Violence Project, and how to talk with callers and help them create safety plans. Although successful completion of our training is required for this volunteer role, no other experience is necessary.
Family Violence Project’s next volunteer training will be held in Waterville Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting September 18th. If you are interested in participating in this training and volunteer opportunity, you must be 18 years of age or older, complete a volunteer interview, and pass background / reference checks prior to being accepted into the training. Volunteer interviews must be completed by the end of the business day on Tuesday, September 11th. While the training itself is free of charge, we ask for a $25 donation from those who are financially able to provide it; this will help cover the cost of background checks. The inability to make a donation will not prevent a person from participating in this opportunity!
If you would like to learn more about this opportunity or schedule an interview, please contact Jaime Mooney (Advocacy Director) at 207-620-9044 or .>
Join the American Lung Association for the 35th annual Trek Across Maine on Father's Day Weekend - June 14 – 16th, 2019. Featuring a new route for our 35th Anniversary, cycle 180 miles across the state of Maine, with the starting and finishing line hosted at the Brunswick Landing and overnight stops at Bates College in Lewiston and Colby College in Waterville. This ride is fully supported by volunteers and trained medical staff, including support vehicles along the route and three rest stops daily.
-2 day option for those of you that can’t get away for a 3 day vacation! Join us Saturday and Sunday and enjoy the Trek experience!
-1 Day option for those that want to just experience a taste of the Trek Across Maine! Join us on Sunday for the last leg of the ride starting at Colby College!
VOLUNTEER WITH US! We are always looking for volunteers to help us support the Trek Across Maine. We have many volunteer opportunities available. Please contact Erica at 857-302-6646 or for more information.
The Regular Route:
Day 1: Brunswick Landing to Bates College in Lewiston (approx. 60 mi) - 3 rest stops located on route
Day 2: Brunswick to Colby College in Waterville (approx. 60 mi) - 3 rest stops located on route & 1 water stop
Day 3: Colby College to Brunswick Landing (approx. 60 mi) - 3 rest stops located on route & last mile staging stop
NOTE: Although we try to be consistent, mileage may vary from year to year depending on local and state construction projects.
2 Day Option
Date: June 15 – 16, 2019
Start Location: Colby College, Waterville, ME
Finish Location: Brunswick Landing, Brunswick ME
Mileage: Approx. 100 Miles
Fundraising Minimum: $400 ($300 ages 7-17)
Age Limit: 7 years and up
1 Day Option
Date: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Start Location: Colby College, Waterville, ME
Finish Location: Brunswick Landing, Brunswick ME
Mileage: Approx. 60 Miles
Fundraising Minimum: $250 ($200 ages 7-17)
Age Limit: 7 years and up
FEES & FUNDRAISING:
Registration is $65 registration fee. This is non-refundable & non-transferable. Registration fee does not count toward fundraising minimum.
3 Day Fundraising: $550 per person ($400 for ages 7 -17)**
2 Day Fundraising: $400 per person ($300 for ages 7 - 17)**
1 Day Fundraising: $250 per person ($200 for ages 7-17)**
** Fundraising must be submitted before the start of the ride or you will not be able aloud to ride**
For more information, visit: www.trekacrossmaine.org email call: 207-624-0312
***Note***Age Limit is 7 years and up. Children between the ages of 7 - 12 must ride a tandem or tag-a-long bike with adult guardian. All children under the age of 18 must have an adult guardian with them at all times on the route. Child and guardian are both required to meet the fundraising minimum.
On Thursday, September 20th, we will be 'Celebrating Resilience' at O'Brien's Event Center at the Best Western in Waterville. This year's celebration recognizes the hard work and dedication of some past and present pregnant or parenting teens to complete their high school education and become successful parents.
Past and present teen parents will share their stories of the Sharon Abrams' Teen Parent School Program and we will also have a number of silent auction items to bid on and support our fundraising! The event will start at approximately 6:00 PM with a social and silent auction bidding available at 5:30.
Tickets are $40 and are available online or by calling (207) 872-0261.
The MTUG 2018 Summit & Tradeshow is a great chance to learn of new trends in tech and security, network with IT professionals, and enjoy a tradeshow floor of innovative products and services. Please join us for Maine's largest business tech event!
WHEN: Thursday, May 31, 2018, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
WHERE: Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
WHAT: 14 Workshops, 50+ Exhibitors, 500 attendees, Continental Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, Dessert, Prizes!
SIGN UP: Visit https://www.mtug.org/summit
COST: $45 by Wednesday 5/23 (extended from previous postings); $50 standard advance; ($60 on the event day); $25 for pre-registered students with credential.
--> WORKSHOPS: Tracks include Cloud, IT Career Development, IT Infrastructure, Security, and "Tech Sandbox." Workshops selected by our nonprofit board. FMI: https://www.mtug.org/summit#Workshops
--> KEYNOTE: Dr. Rafael J. Grossmann, Trauma/General Surgeon & Health Technology Innovator, presents "Mixed Reality & Beyond: The Smart Use of Technology Without Limits!" Following the Keynote, MTUG will present the 7th Annual MTUG Co-Sponsored Scholarships with donor representatives and scholarship recipients. For keynote bio and presentation details: https://www.mtug.org/summit#Keynote
--> TRADESHOW: 50+ Exhibitors -- Check them out! -- https://www.mtug.org/summit#BoothMap
The Maine Technology Users Group (MTUG) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing IT professionals and business leaders together to network, educate, and share technology experiences.
The Maine Technology Users Group (MTUG) will hold its 31st Annual Information Technology Summit and Tradeshow on Thursday, May 31st 2018, 7:30am to 4pm, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland. An expected 500+ IT professionals will gather to share technology experiences and the latest in techniques, services and products.
The registration fee is $45 “Early Bird” rate by 5/16/18, $50 advanced purchase, and $60 on the event day. $25 rate available for Students who pre-register. Fee includes continental breakfast, buffet lunch, keynote, workshops, exhibit hall access and afternoon refreshments. To receive updates via Twitter, follow @MTUG_Maine and search for #MTUG2018. For complete details or to register, visit the Summit Page online at: https://www.mtug.org/summit.
This year's Keynote Speaker is Dr. Rafael Grossmann, Trauma/General Surgeon and Health Technology Innovator. In his address, "Mixed Reality & Beyond: The Smart Use of Technology Without Limits!" Dr. Grossmann will explore current trends and the future of the smart application of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality technologies in healthcare and education. Dr. Grossmann was the first surgeon to pioneer the use of Google Glass during live surgery, and is an ardent telemedicine, global health, and digital medicine advocate.
The event features 15 workshops and demonstrations across 5 tracks: Cloud, IT Career Development, IT Infrastructure, Security, and “Tech Sandbox” (hands on technology demonstrations) on topics such as redesigning a campus-wide network, using DevOps in chaotic situations, Microsoft Azure migrations and deployments, cost effective security techniques, Maine’s neutral internet exchange, security threat hunting, IT certification and education programs, and more. Most workshops will be led or co-led by “end-user” IT professionals at Maine-based organizations; sectors represented include retail, education, biotechnology, government services, and manufacturing.
The exhibit hall of 59 vendor booths will be open all day, with ample time to visit between sessions. Exhibitors include representatives from IT and telecom infrastructure, IT services, technology consulting, and tech education vendors from Maine and across the nation.
The expected 500+ attendees will include IT and telecom professionals and senior business and operations managers from Maine and Northern New England, representing all sectors and industries, including finance, education, government, retail, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, nonprofit organizations and more. With three food events around the sessions, there will be plenty of time to network, share ideas, and ask questions of presenters and vendors.
At the Summit Lunch, the 7th Annual MTUG Co-Sponsored Scholarships will be announced jointly with partnering business donors Connectivity Point, Consolidated Communications, Great Works Internet, Lincolnville Communications, Maine Fiber Company, Norway Savings Bank, Systems Engineering, and Tyler Technologies. The scholarships will be managed by the University of Maine Foundation, and will benefit nine students from Maine studying in IT fields at a University of Maine System campus.
MTUG’s 2018 IT Summit Sponsors include: Casco Bay Hall Sponsor Avaya; Lunch Sponsor Consolidated Communications; Gold Sponsors: Carousel Industries, Fortinet, Lincolnville Communications, and Skyterra / Workspot; Silver Sponsors: Enghouse Interactive, Extreme Networks, ITS Inc., New England Communications, Nutanix, PCM, Thrive, TPx Communications, U.S. Cellular, and WEI; Bronze Sponsors: Purdue University Global and Headlight Audio Visual.
The Maine Technology Users Group (MTUG) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing IT professionals and business leaders together to network, educate, and share technology experiences. MTUG holds monthly events -- online and in-person -- from late August to late May. Our Webinars, "Peers & Beers" and annual I.T. Summit cover a broad range of technology topics, including infrastructure / networking, I.T. security / cybersecurity, VoIP and telephony solutions, collaboration tools, devops, video conferencing tools, contact center solutions, technical training / technical education programs and strategies, career and professional development topics, and much more. For additional details, visit MTUG’s website at www.mtug.org.
On Friday, June 1, Spectrum Generations’ Cohen Community Center will host their annual Healthy Aging Expo, from 10:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
A free event, the Healthy Aging Expo offers attendees an opportunity to meet with exhibitors (including major sponsors, Senscio Systems and Bridges Home Care), learn about different ways food can affect health, sample products, get healthy cooking tips, qualify for door prizes and get resources to meet personal goals. Be sure to stop by the Beltone booth for your free hearing test.
Lunch will be catered by Cohen on the Meadows and available for a cost of $6.50 (sandwich wraps, salads, and vegetarian options).
For more information call 626-7777. Spectrum Generations’ Cohen Community Center is located at 22 Town Farm Road in Hallowell.
Hooray for PB&J! During the month of May, you can donate peanut butter and jelly at any of our branches. These donations will benefit local food pantries across Northern New England in an effort to end the fight against hunger. Learn more at www.bangor.com/pbj
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry (DACF), Maine Department of Labor (MDOL), and Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC), invite the public to celebrate the vitality of Maine's agricultural industry at the first Agricultural Labor Field Day on Thursday, May 3, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Alfond Recreational Center, KVCC Hinckley Campus, 16 Prescott Dr., Hinckley, ME. The event is open to the public and free to attend.
The Agricultural Labor Field Day connects those interested in professional and academic agricultural careers with local jobs and/or KVCC's undergraduate programming in a variety of agriculture fields, including Sustainable Agriculture, Culinary Arts, and Business Administration. Workforce training and professional development staff from KVCC and MDOL will be on-site to review resumes and offer job searching advice. Attendees can also take a tour of KVCC’s 120-acre farm which demonstrates organic crop production and sustainable livestock.
Schedule of Events:
There is no cost to exhibit at Agricultural Field Labor Day. Employers and agencies in agricultural and related fields are encouraged to attend and promote their summer jobs, internships, and career opportunities. Pre-registration is required by April 26th. Visit the Farm Labor Link Network for more information or to register.
Current Exhibitors Include:
Maine Department of Labor staff will be available to offer technical assistance to employers in developing job descriptions, recruiting skilled employees, posting job opportunities, find funding for training, increase employee engagement, and much more. In addition, join Eastern Maine Development Corporation to discuss opportunities with the National Farmworker Jobs Program and network with staff from KVCC’s undergraduate programs in Sustainable Agriculture, Culinary Arts, and Business Administration on hosting internship opportunities for KVCC students.