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Upcoming Shows

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MAR 21 -
Julie Rabinowitz -
Maine Dept of Labor
Current Legislation
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MAR 28 -
Rick Dacri -
Dacri & Associates
Recruiting Trends
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APR 4 -
Joy Rothschild -
Omni Hotels
Culture: Growing Your Garden
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APR 11 -
John Hamer -
Rudman & Winchell
Employment Related Mistakes
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APR 18 -
Kym Dakin -
Voice Into Learning
Shift POV Game
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Archives

Recruiting Trends

Saturday, March 28, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Rick DacriX

Rick Dacri
President
Dacri & Associates

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Rick Dacri offers senior executives and managers the human-relations expertise and hands-on skill they need to improve employee productivity and engagement, mitigate risk and position their organization for success. Dacri is the author of the book Uncomplicating Management: Focus on Your Stars & Your Company Will Soar. Dacri brings more than 25 years of experience in senior management, organizational development, and human resources, all in one package. He has consulted to a wide variety of industries, large and small, always brings to the table a practical approach, sound advice, and a sense of humor.

Dacri’s consulting firm, Dacri & Associates, LLC provides organizations with powerful, sustainable workforce strategies that are tailored to help them accomplish their goals and better use their greatest resource—employees.

Dacri is also a recognized national speaker and has authored over 100 articles for a number of business publications. He has been an adjunct professor at Clark University, Assumption College and Fitchburg State College, where he has taught courses in management, human resource management and organizational behavior. Rick’s opinion has been frequently sought by the media and has been interviewed by, among others, Bloomberg Business Week, MSN, Fox Business News, NPR, CBS, ABC, and SHRM.

Legislative Update

Saturday, March 21, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Julie RabinowitzX

Julie Rabinowitz
Director of Communications
Maine Dept. of Labor

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Julie holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied public policy argument, and undergraduate degrees in Communication Arts and History from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

A published author and instructor of college-level communication courses, Ms. Rabinowitz has served as both executive staff and on the boards of numerous non-profits in Maine and beyond. She’s handled internal and external communication as well as managed finances and developed and implemented strategic plans. Ms. Rabinowitz has worked at the FDR and JFK presidential libraries and currently serves as the director of communication for the Maine Department of Labor.

 

Franchise as Alternative Employment

Saturday, March 14, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Chris Cynkar

Chris Cynkar
Franchise Consultant
FranChoice

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Chris Cynkar knows the challenges of finding the perfect business opportunity. For the past 15 years, Chris has walked in the shoes of a business owner. With business ownership experience in multiple industries, Chris possesses the skills necessary to help candidates find the perfect franchise opportunity to achieve their specific goals. After beginning his career with a Big 6 accounting firm and earning his CPA license, Chris spent 3 years working in financial management with 2 rapidly growing companies in the healthcare and manufacturing industries. In 1999, Chris made a career shift from employee to owner. Since he chose business ownership, Chris has owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries including commercial printing, medical equipment, professional services, real estate and healthcare staffing services. In all of these businesses, Chris served as both the lead investor and, more importantly, the leading executive of the company.

Since 2006, Chris has been an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University. He has worked with hundreds of students to evaluate, plan and start businesses in countless industry segments. In 2011, Chris joined a leading retail franchise as a master franchisee.

Chris has joined FranChoice in order to help candidates benefit from his deep and diverse business ownership experience. Because of the variety of industries in which Chris has direct experience, he is able to assist candidates in evaluating multiple business opportunities with an experienced guide on their side. Chris’ goal is to help every candidate find the franchise opportunity that will help them reach all of their personal and professional goals.

Maine Dept. of Labor Update

Saturday, March 7, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

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Jeanne Paquette
Commissioner
Maine Dept. of Labor

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Jeanne Shorey Paquette of North Yarmouth was sworn in as Commissioner of Labor by Governor Paul R. LePage on September 7, 2012. Paquette served as Deputy Commissioner from July 2011 until her confirmation as Commissioner.

Commissioner Paquette has focused her career on “finding good people good jobs.” She brings her previous experiences as a business owner and a human resources professional to her role in the Department of Labor, with particular concern for how the department interacts with both employees and employers.

Under Commissioner Paquette’s leadership, the Department has implemented several reforms aimed at improving customer service, educating citizens and employers about the resources available through the Department, and improving efficiency of operations. A major focus has been on improving the effectiveness of the workforce development system through interagency collaboration. She has led the department in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services and Education on implementing welfare-to-work initiatives. She has also implemented the unemployment system reforms generated from the reports of the Unemployment System Blue Ribbon Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor. She also works closely with the Department of Economic and Community Development to meet the needs of Maine’s employers.

With more than 20 years’ experience in human resources management, Commissioner Paquette specialized in both training and management development. She first began her career in HR while living in San Diego. After returning to Maine, she held the position of vice president, human resources at Androscoggin Bank based in Lewiston, Maine, and served as the director of human resources at Creative Work Systems, a non-profit serving people with disabilities. Her background in human resources led her to found an industry-related media business in 1999, which published the Employment Times, HR Times and MyJobWave.com and later merged with Sun Media Group.

Commissioner Paquette is a past member of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Maine Jobs Council and several non-profit boards.

In June 2012, she was inducted into the Society for Human Resource Management Maine State Council’s HR Hall of Fame, which honors individuals who helped set the stage or evolve the human resources profession in Maine. She holds an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Dean College, in Franklin, Mass., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Kean University in Union, New Jersey.