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Gartner Evaluation Criteria – Replay

Saturday, March 16, 2019 @10am

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Guest:

Ricky Graf
Senior HCM Account Executive
Paylocity

Headquartered just outside Chicago, Paylocity has revolutionized the marketplace for payroll and human resources professionals.

In 1997, our founder, Steve Sarowitz, noticed that the payroll and human resources landscape offered only two distinct choices: service or technology. Determined to change this, Sarowitz set out to create a true hybrid—Paylocity.

Paylocity has delivered industry-leading software and unmatched customer service since our inception. Our mission of elevating payroll and human resources across the backroom and into the boardroom speaks to just that.

Today, Paylocity continues to develop innovative solutions that simplify the lives of payroll and HR professionals across the country. Through powerful analytics, robust reporting, intuitive usability, and modern functionality—our clients increase efficiency and manage workforces more effectively.

Maine Retirees Filling Labor Demands

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 10am

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Guest:
Diane Bailey, Operations Manager
Tim Leets, President
Maine Association of Retirees

The Maine Association of Retirees (MAR) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the retirement benefits of retirees who are members of the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MePERS).  MAR has been providing many avenues of assistance to public sector retirees (state, educators, and municipal) for over 48 years.  MAR has approximately 14,000 members who reside in and out of state. 

MAR advocates for members rights before the Maine Legislature on a variety of issues such as annual cost-of-living increases, property tax fairness, medical and drug insurance costs, etc.  MAR also offers many other benefits including group dental insurance, free technology assistance for computers, tablets, smart phones and discounts from select Maine retailers and service providers. 

MAR is always working to ensure financial security for retirees.  If you are a Maine public retiree, MAR is there to support you.

HealthPurchaser Alliance of Maine

Saturday, March 2, 2019 @10am

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Guest:

Peter Hayes
President and CEO
HealthPurchaser Alliance of Maine

HealthPurchaser Alliance of Maine –

Peter Hayes currently the President & CEO of the Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine and formerly a principal of Healthcare Solutions and Director of Associate Health and Wellness at Hannaford Supermarkets. He has been recognized as a thought leader in innovative, strategic benefit design for the past 25+ years. He has received numerous national awards in recognition of his commitment to working collaboratively with healthcare providers and vendors in delivering health benefits that are focused on value (high quality efficient care). He has been successful in this arena by focusing on innovative solutions for patient advocacy, chronic disease management, and health promotion programs.

Peter has also been involved in health care reform leadership roles on both the national and regional levels with organizations like Center for Health Innovation, Care Focused Purchasing, Leapfrog, co-founder of the Maine Health Management Coalition, and been appointed by two different Maine Governors to serve on Health Care Reform Commissions to recommend public policies to improve the access and affordability of health care for Maine citizens.

Branding with Powerful Stories

Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 10am

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Guest:

Greg Stone
President

Stone Communications

Branding with Powerful Stories –

Greg Stone carries “street credentials” from the years he spent as a journalist. He began his career as a writer at Time Inc. in New York and later worked as a TV reporter in Minneapolis, Boston, and on PBS.  Greg estimates he has conducted at least 15,000 interviews.

Turning down an offer to anchor at CNN in New York, he founded Stone Communications in 1989.  Since then he has consulted for a wide range of global leaders. Representative clients include Ancestry.com, Arbor Networks, Capital One, Citizens Bank, Dunkin’ Donuts, Fidelity Investments, Harvard Medical School, IBM, Lego, Massachusetts General Hospital, McKesson, MIT, 3M, Timberland, and many politicians. He is also a frequent guest-lecturer at Harvard Business School where he has an ongoing assignment to media-train the faculty.

Greg has written and directed hundreds of productions, ranging from 30-second commercials to corporate videos to feature films. His professional honors include three Emmy Nominations.

Greg is the author of the acclaimed book Artful Business: 50 Lessons from Creative Geniuses, designed to stimulate the imaginations of thinking managers. His new book Branding with Powerful Stories: The Villains, Victims and Heroes Model appears in December is an outgrowth of his seminal Harvard Business Review article about the irresistible lure of villains in communication. Greg is a sought-after speaker in the United States and abroad.

Ever curious about other cultures, he studied French, Italian and German as an undergraduate, earning an AB degree with honors from Harvard College, followed by two master’s degrees from Columbia University in journalism and business.

Greg resides just outside Boston with his wife. Their daughter is in medical school and their son in college. The family also includes a rescue dog.