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How 2020 Has Changed Our Economy

Saturday, March 13, 2021 @ 10am

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Chris Cynkar 

Show Topic:

This week on HR Power Hour, we look at how 2020 has changed our economy including the business trends of remote work, customer expectations, and the disruption of “norms.”

In addition, we uncover the growth opportunities for business owners and cost reductions in 2021.

Join CMA host David Ciullo as he speaks with Chris Cynkar, Business Owner, Franchise Consultant, and Expense Reduction Expert, as we look at what business owners are planning this year.

About The Guest:

For the past ten years, Chris has guided MBA students to explore business ownership through a series of Entrepreneurship courses that he teaches at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Today, Chris spends most of his time consulting, one on one with individuals who want to explore the many benefits of franchise ownership. Chris helps individuals invest in businesses that perfectly match their goals, skills, and interests..  (Read More)

Top 10 PRO-Act Changes To Watch

Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 10am

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Guest:

Rob Brooks Verrill 

Rob provides advice and representation to management on all aspects of the employment relationship. He works with clients engaged in construction, health care, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and other industries throughout the country. Rob has successfully handled matters related to union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice charges, strikes, and arbitration.

Rob routinely handles claims for wrongful discharge, discrimination, unpaid wages, breach of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and other disputes before judges, juries, and administrative agencies, and has successfully represented clients at all levels of the state and federal court systems. Rob also regularly provides advice and assistance to clients on proper termination procedures, Family Medical Leave Act issues, labor relations, disability issues, stock option and employee benefit disputes, and other matters.

Rob has a particular focus on negotiating project labor agreements for large-scale construction projects. Rob has also advised public and private entities concerning the lawful use of project labor agreements in the context of a state’s competitive bidding laws.

Retail Pride

Saturday, February 27, 2021 @10am

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Guest:

Ron Thurston
Author
Retail Pride

Jim practices in the areas of management side labor and employment law with an emphasis on assisting employers in effectively avoiding, or defending against, employment disputes. He represents organizations ranging from multi-national corporations, to closely-held, family-owned businesses, to not-for- profit entities and public sector employers. Since joining the firm in 1989, Jim has expanded an already well-established employment law practice group. This group is now recognized as one of the best labor and employment practices in Northern New England.

Jim has extensive experience handling matters before the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor as well as other state and federal agencies.

He regularly writes articles and presents seminars on a wide range of employment law topics. He is frequently asked by the media, business groups and human resources

Learning From Your Failures – Replay

Saturday, February 20, 202 @ 10am

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Guest:

Robert Baldacci, MPA
Baldacci Consulting 

Bob brings a successful 30 year career in real estate, development and corporate finance. He has held leadership positions at the state level as well as involvement in several national organizations.

Bob served as Chairman of the Finance Authority of Maine, Vice Chairman of the Maine Guarantee Authority, President of the Bangor Region Development Alliance, Board member of the University of Maine Board of Visitors, President of the Economic Development Council of Maine, and Board member of the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations. Robert has also served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine.

Bob has developed over $30 million in various residential and commercial real estate projects, served as Managing Partner of Pierce Atwood Consulting (an affiliate of the law firm Pierce Atwood), represented two major universities in negotiating memoranda of understanding with Queens University and the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland facilitating student and faculty exchanges and joint research opportunities. Bob also served as Vice President of Development for Ocean Properties, Ltd., one of North America’s largest owner operators of hotels and resorts. Most recently, Bob assisted with the acquisition of the Blethen Maine Newspaper Group which include three daily newspapers in Maine; the Portland Press Herald, Kennebec Journal, and Waterville Sentinel as well as Maine Sunday Telegram and MaineToday.com.

Bob received his BA and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Maine.