Vacationland!

          Take a break: It’s Vacationland By Eloise Vitelli, Special to the BDN Welcome to Vacationland. Last year, 38 million visitors came to Maine for the day or to spend one or more nights at a B&B, inn or favorite seaside or lakeside camp. The Maine Office of Tourism puts the economic impact of the tourism industry at $7.7 billion. Though some may breathe a sigh …

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Sarah Morehead Keynotes at Conference-Bangor September 22

Second Annual Fall Into Financial Fitness Conference Do You Worry About Money? Do You Wonder How You Can Save for Retirement? Does Your Credit Need Repair? PLEASE JOIN US to explore a wide variety of money topics! Keynote Speaker: Sarah Morehead, author of I HATE Money: Understanding Your Financial Attitude. Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012 Time: 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Place: UMA – Bangor Campus, Eastport Hall, 128 Texas …

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Build Your Career: Try a college class!

A new school year is just around the corner.  Why not try a college class?  It’s a great way to see what’s new in college learning, find out if college is a good fit for you now, and invest in yourself by learning something new. In today’s world of work we all need to keep learning and increasing our skills. One class can be the beginning of your journey to …

Financial Feature: Bill Yourself for Savings

How can you fit savings into your monthly budget? Long-range priorities can be hard to stick to when times are tight, whether you’re saving for a reliable car, retirement, or any goal that will take more than a few paychecks. One technique for savings success is to pay yourself just as you pay your bills. With direct deposit from your paycheck or automated funds transfers to a savings account, you …

2011 Award Winners of Credit Yourself Drawing

KeyBank and WWC partnered to provide Credit Yourself classes to community participants who wanted to learn wise use of credit and to set financial goals. KeyBank of Maine and KeyBank Foundation generously provided the funding while WWC staff facilitated the training. Participants who completed the training were eligible to apply for a $250 award to assist in achieving their goals.  Award recipient Amy Schnoor said, “Taking the class helped me …

Girls Explore Careers in Trades & Technology

WWC organized three successful Totally Trades Conferences this spring. Over 200 female students in grades 8 through 11 participated in the one-day conferences which include hands-on workshops and large group activities. Bangor Totally Trades celebrated its tenth anniversary on April 6th at United Technologies Center. Long-time partners and presenters were honored with certificates of appreciation. Check out  Bangor Daily News and WABI TV5 videos from Totally Trades 10. Presque Isle …

Area businesses energizing My Mom’s Coffee campaign in Farmington

In Farmington, Wicked Gelato is selling bags of My Moms Coffee from Coffee by Design, along with a scrumptious gelato featuring the special blend. Other  businesses helping out the campaign with incentives have included Bass Hill Gardens and Gifts, Law Mountain Wreaths ‘N’ Bakery, Memories by Melissa, and The Chocolate Shoppe, Etc. Also part of the local effort: a  Mother’s-Day raffle where prizes included a woman’s haircut at Snippers, two …

Coming Right Up: Totally Trades in Bangor, Presque Isle, and Rockland

Coming Right Up: Totally Trades in Bangor, Presque Isle, and Rockland

Totally Trades is an opportunity for high school girls to explore trade, technical, and other nontraditional  careers such as welding, automotive repair,  firefighting, heavy equipment operation and more (workshops available depend on location of conference). In Bangor: Friday, April 6, 8:20 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at United Technologies Center in Bangor. Ask your guidance counselor for registration information or call 262-7842. In Presque Isle: Wednesday, April 25, 8:30 a.m. – …

Free Tax Preparation Available Statewide

Looking for a way to make the most of your money? Stop paying to get your taxes prepared, and find out if you qualify for tax credits. If you, or your household, made $50,000 or less in 2011, get your income taxes prepared for free by IRS-certified volunteer tax preparers! Call 211 or visit   www.211maine.org to find a tax prep site near you.   Call one of the following CA$H …

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