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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.

Employment Law and Elections

Saturday, October 31, 2020 @10am

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Guest:

Elizabeth Johnston, Associate
Verrill

Employment Law and Elections – 

Liz applies her passion for problem-solving and her strong background in legal research to assist clients in navigating the ever-changing employment law landscape.

A regular contributor to Verrill’s Taking Care of HR Business blog, Liz handles a variety of employment matters including working with businesses of all sizes to ensure that their policies are in compliance with the latest legal updates and are working effectively for the organization in practice. Liz also advocates for clients facing claims before state and federal courts, the Maine Human Rights Commission, and the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board.

During law school, Liz served as a Bernstein Fellow at the Maine District Court and a judicial extern to the Honorable Kermit Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. After law school, Liz clerked for the Honorable Andrew M. Mead of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, where she gained invaluable insight into the litigation process from a judicial perspective.

Liz lives in South Portland with her husband. When she’s not at the office, Liz enjoys experimenting with new recipes, running, and exploring Maine’s hiking trails and beaches.

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Education

  • University of Maine School of Law  (J.D.summa cum laude)
    • Technical Editor, Maine Law Review
    • Teaching Assistant, Legal Writing Department
    • Faculty Significant Achievement Award
    • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • University of Maine  (B.A.summa cum laude)
    • With Highest Honors

Public Service

  • Board of the Maine State Bar Association New Lawyers’ Section, Officer

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Memberships

  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Clerkships

  • Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine