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A Snapshot of Modern Manufacturing

Saturday, August 24, 2019 @10am

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Guest Host:

Tawny Alvarez
Partner
Verrill

Tawny is a partner in Verrill Dana’s labor and employment practice group.  She believes that a company’s culture defines its business and prides herself on assisting clients comply with the law, while simultaneously creating an amazing place to work.

Tawny centers her practice on the understanding that the employment landscape is ever-changing and that many organizations do not have the time or resources to keep abreast of all of these changes—from medical (and recreational) marijuana’s effect on drug testing, to the effect of social networking in the workplace and mobile devices’ effect on wage and hour issues. In this evolving landscape, she recognizes that for companies to remain profitable and successful they must be proactive, as opposed to reactive, to these employment issues.

Guest:

Lisa Martin
Executive Director
Manufacturers Association of Maine

Lisa G. Martin is executive director of the Manufacturers Association of Maine and has 20+ years in economic, workforce and business development. Since 1989, Lisa has had extensive experience with businesses, state and federal agencies, education institutes and Maine’s workforce.

She leads the effort to build the Manufacturers’ Association as an economically strong industry through partnerships and collaborations with other industries, with state and federal agencies and organizations and within the manufacturing industry.

Lisa sits on the Maine Technology Institute (MTI) Precision Manufacturing Board, a member of the University of Maine, Advanced Manufacturing Center Board of Advisors, Robotics Institute of Maine Executive Board, CEI Capital Management (CCML) Board of Directors and is an Alumni of the Maine Development Foundation’s Leadership Maine Mu Class.

Lisa holds a BA from University of Southern Maine, a Master of Science degree in Community Economic Development (CED) from New Hampshire College and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Lisa lives in her home town of Portland.

Reach Lisa at lisa@mainemfg.com