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Why Diversity and Inclusion Programs Fail – Replay

Saturday, November 28, 2020 @10am

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Our Guest:

Asker Saeed,
Principal
Saeed Consulting LLC

Why Diversity and Inclusion Programs Fail –

Asker A. Saeed is Principal of Saeed Consulting LLC, a full-service consulting firm for law firms, legal departments, and other organizations with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion process improvement, strategic plan development, assessments, and awareness training. Asker also serves as the Executive Director of the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) of North America. With over 8000 members and 29 chapters across the United States and Canada, SABA North America provides the South Asian legal community with a trusted forum for professional growth and development while at the same time promoting civil rights and access to justice for the South Asian community.

Previously, Asker headed up the diversity and inclusion initiative at international law firm Fried Frank and prior to that at northeast regional law firm Day Pitney. Prior to becoming a diversity and inclusion professional Asker held various roles at United Technologies Corporation (now known as Raytheon Technologies), including as Vice President, Customer Business, Commercial at International Aero Engines AG and Assistant Counsel at Pratt & Whitney. Asker started his legal career as an associate at Connecticut based law firms Murtha Cullina and Robinson & Cole. He has also held management level roles at Robert Half Legal Consulting Solutions and FutureShop.

Mr. Saeed is a long time speaker on diversity and inclusion and career development and has received numerous awards for his efforts, including the 2015 Edwin Archer Randolph Diversity Award from the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity. Originally from Canada, Asker is a founding member of the South Asian Bar Association of Connecticut.

Maine Election Results’ Impact on Business

Saturday, November 21, 2020 @ 10am

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The views expressed by today’s guests are the guest’s alone
and do not reflect the views of the hosts, the hosts’ employers,
sponsors, advertisers, the station or the network.

Guest:
Mike Saxl, Counsel
Verrill
Managing Principal
Maine Street Solutions

Mike became Managing Principal of Maine Street Solutions and Counsel to Verrill following his service as a member of the Maine House of Representatives (1995-2002) and as Speaker of the Maine House (2000-2002). Mike brings over 30 years of professional public policy experience, through his service as an elected official, a campaign operative, state and federal policy staff, and lobbying at all levels of government. Through those experiences, Mike and the MSS team provide a cutting-edge combination of services to clients.  Mike and the MSS team represent numerous fortune 50 companies as well as important non-profit agencies ranging  Maine’s Good Shepherd Food Bank to national consulting for the Pew Charitable Trust.

Robert Reynolds
Government Relations Specialist
Maine Street Solutions

Robert Reynolds worked for Senator Susan Collins for nearly eight years, including the 2008 and 2014 election cycles. Following the 2014 race, he left her office to join MSS. Since that time he has worked on numerous campaign efforts including consulting the 2018 Senator King effort and communications for Rep. Golden’s historic win that year; heading up the No on 1 People’s Veto last March. He most recently advised a Super PAC in a US Senate race and acted as a general consultant to the Golden for Congress campaign in 2020. Bobby has worked for both republicans and democratic campaigns giving him a unique perspective.

Why a Virtual PEO May Be The Better Option

Saturday, November 14, 2020 @ 10am

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Guest:
Matt Hollister
CEO
Business Benefits, Inc.

Matt Hollister is an employee benefits advisor and broker with offices in Andover and Concord, Massachusetts.
Matt is CEO of Business Benefits, Inc (BBI), which was originally founded in 1982 by Jim Edholm and today represents about500 client companies throughout the US, mostly in the northeast. Matt founded Hollister Insurance in 2000 which merged with BBI in 2018. Matt earned his B.A. from Northeastern University and an M.P.H. from Boston University where he concentrated in Health Care Policy.
In addition to holding life, accident and health producer licenses, Matt is a registered investment advisor, has his Insurance Adviser’s license in Massachusetts and has recently become a Health Rosetta certified health advisor bringing high performing health plan options to his clients.

Real Small Business Lessons From 2020

Saturday, November 7, 2020 @ 10am

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Guest:
Rob and Nadra Edgerley
Owners
Nadra Photography
Maine Life Real Estate
Dale Carnegie Training

Nadra Edgerley is an award winning photographer, owner of Nadra Photography, a business coach and speaker based in Scarborough Maine.  She is co-CEO and President of Dale Carnegie Maine.
Rob Edgerley is a sales professional and team leader of Maine Life Real Estate, a Dale Carnegie Trainer, and co-CEO of Dale Carnegie Maine.
Together they have been self -employed and running multiple business for over 20 years.