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High Deductible Plans

Saturday, June 6, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Nancy MorrisNancy Morris
Communications and Member Relations Director
Maine Health Management Coalition

High Deductible Plans, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly –

The Maine Health Management Coalition (MHMC) is a non-profit organization whose over 60 members include public and private purchasers, hospitals, health plans, and doctors working together to measure and report healthcare value. MHMC helps employers and their employees use this information to make informed decisions.

Since 1993, MHMC has played a leading role in healthcare quality measurement and public reporting both in Maine and nationally, and has acted as a catalyst for quality improvement.  Quality rankings for hospitals and primary care clinicians are available at www.getbettermaine.org.

MHMC provides value to its members by fostering safer, higher quality, and more efficient healthcare delivered to employees and dependents.

MHMC brings the purchaser and provider communities together in a partnership to measure and report on the value of healthcare services.  This will inform employer and employee decisions and facilitate the use of performance information by employers and employees to make decisions.

Members consider their company’s active involvement a long-term investment strategy, by investing in not only their employees’ health, but also by considering healthcare as a strategic aspect of business management.

More than 200,000 member employees and dependents along with all Maine’s citizens benefit from the MHMC’s work by receiving quality care from Maine clinicians and hospitals, and learning how to be activated healthcare consumers and patients.

Canadian Talent Trends

Saturday, May 30, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

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Rob Notman
Chief Operating Officer
Ottawa and North-East Ontario

Optimum Talent

Canadian Talent Management Trends –

Rob is responsible for the leadership and overall direction of the Ottawa office. During his career, he has held numerous senior management positions in the areas of marketing, business development and human resources across numerous industry sectors.

Rob has counseled a wide range of individuals and executives through career transition choices. He has developed and implemented policies related to dismissal and has personally managed individual career transitions and group downsizing.

Prior to entering the field of career transition consulting, Rob was Director of Marketing Programs at one of Canada’s leading defense electronics firms. For more than 10 years, he directed the efforts of Human Resources Departments within both unionized and non-unionized environments in the high technology industry. During this time, Rob gained extensive practical experience in dealing with the needs of senior executives in fast-paced, rapidly changing organizations. In addition to his business management experience, Rob also has experience in the areas of strategic planning, recruitment, employee relations, training and development.

Rob holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from Carleton University, has his Certified Human Resources Professional designation, and has earned a Certificate in Strategic Marketing from Duke University.

Franchise as Alternative Employment – Replay

Saturday, May 23, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Chris Cynkar

Chris Cynkar
Franchise Consultant
FranChoice

Franchises as an Alternative Employment Option –

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.

Succession Planning

Saturday, May 16, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

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Phil Harriman
Partner,
Chartered Financial Consultant
Lebel & Harriman

Succession Planning –

In March of 1983, Mike and Phil formally organized Lebel & Harriman, LLP as a Maine-based partnership. They also made a profession leading decision to transition away from representing manufacturers of financial products, creating an independent investment and insurance firm representing the client.

Meanwhile, the financial industry began to see the merging of banks, insurance companies and stock brokerage firms. Recognizing the financial planning profession was rapidly becoming more complicated and because Lebel & Harriman’s growing clientele was becoming more sophisticated, Mike and Phil prepared for the future by organizing areas of specialty within the firm.

By the 1990s, many institutions began to realize they were not equipped to develop from scratch the expertise needed to serve clients with multiple needs and therefore began acquiring. Lebel & Harriman resisted attempts to be acquired by institutional suitors. Rather, Mike and Phil chose to develop into a boutique firm by attracting talented individuals from these ever-changing institutions who wanted to focus on meeting and exceeding individual client needs one-on-one. Laurie Reed and Rebecca Burchill joined the firm to fulfill their professional desires and Lebel & Harriman’s vision.

In 1999, Lebel & Harriman, LLP began a comprehensive search to find a top-notch broker dealer. This exhaustive due diligence process concluded in 2001 with Lebel & Harriman’s decision to become a member firm of ValMark Securities, Inc. Larry J. Rybka, Esq., CFP® is the second generation family member to operate ValMark Securities, Inc, which was founded by his father in the early 1960s.

In 2002, Michelle Romano joined Lebel & Harriman to focus exclusively on the individual investment needs of the firm’s clients, rounding out our vision of a multi-dimensional financial planning firm.

Today, Lebel & Harriman, LLP has three integrated disciplines led by: Laurie M. Reed, Partner and Managing Director of Retirement Plans, Rebecca A. Burchill, Managing Director of Insurance and Annuities, and Michelle M. Romano, Managing Director of Investments.

This unique combination of professional talent positions Lebel & Harriman, LLP as the premier financial planning firm throughout New England and beyond.

This depth of expertise and experience enables Mike to serve clients in all phases of retirement accumulation and distribution. He is nationally recognized as leading the Baby Boomer Generation into a financially dignified retirement. Phil is nationally recognized in the field of business succession planning, wealth management and estate planning. Both partners have served the financial planning profession on a national scale and are sought around America for their ability to meet the needs of clients seeking financial and legacy planning.