**Breakfast is SOLD OUT!!
**Registration is now closed for this event. Sorry, there will be no walk ins allowed.
Join us for our December breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch!
This Month's Speaker:
Curtis Picard, CAE, President, & CEO
Retail Association of Maine
Curtis Picard joined the Retail Association of Maine (formerly the Maine Merchants Association) in November of 2007.
Prior to his current position, Curtis was Vice President of Business Development and International Trade for the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. He was responsible for the chamber?s International Trade Program with offices in Shanghai, China and Taipei, Taiwan. Additionally, he coordinated the annual VT Business and Industry EXPO, the largest Business to Business tradeshow in Northern New England and managed the Vermont Aerospace and Aviation Association (VAAA), a group formed to support the aviation industry in Vermont and an affiliate of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
Picard serves on the board of directors of the Maine Tourism Association, Topsham Development, Inc. and the Maine Society of Association Executives. He has previously served on the Council of State Retail Associations, National Retail Federation and InforME. He was appointed by DECD Commissioner George Gervais to the Maine Small Business and Entrepreneurship Commission.
He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1991 with a B.S. in Business Administration and he received a New York University Certificate in Sports and Event Management in 1993. He is a 2008 graduate of the U.S Chamber?s Institute for Organization Management and earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in January of 2012.
Picard is a runner who has completed four marathons and a former volunteer firefighter. He is married with one son and lives in Topsham.
The retail outlook for the holiday shopping season and into 2019.
This Month's Features:
The LA Metro Chamber "Mini Market Place" where you will have the opportunity to finish up that holiday shopping! **Please be aware that some vendors will not be able to accept credit cards, please plan accordingly.
Help us celebrate the holiday season by wearing your favorite holiday attire and you could possibly win a prize!
Music to shop by will be provided by Tim Clough and John Smedley of the Three Point Jazz Group.
Mini Market Place Participants:
Bert's Awesome Stuff
Caribbean Life Grocery Store
Center for Wisdoms Women - Herban Works
Fueled By Nutrition
Inner Light Yoga of Maine. LLC
Republic Jewelry & Collectibles
Reveal Salon & Day Spa
Please note: If you wish to cancel your registration for this event, please be advised that the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce requires notification of cancelation at least 2 business days (no less than 48 hours before the start time) in advance of the event. Otherwise, no refunds will be issued.