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University of Maine American Marketing Association to Host Annual Business Conference

Contact: Heather Conary at (207) 659-3383

ORONO — The University of Maine chapter of the American Marketing Association will host “You Can Get There From Here!: The Second Annual Collegiate Business Conference” on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007.

The statewide business conference is open to all Maine students. It will feature inspirational speakers, informational seminars, opportunities for networking and a mini-career fair. It will include continental breakfast and catered lunch. Students of all majors are welcome, as well as professionals from the local business community who are interested in networking with career-minded students.

The day will begin with a keynote speaker, Robin Sawyer, Fairchild Semiconductor’s corporate controller. The afternoon block will begin with a talk by Dick Gleason, president of Gleason Media. Other seminars will feature Meredith Burgess of Burgess Advertising, Kevin Coffin of Prime Financial, and University of Maine business professors, Paul Myer, Omar Khan and Harold Daniel.

Doors open at 8 a.m. for continental breakfast and networking. An optional dinner with participating speakers is also available but seats are limited. Tickets are $10 for the conference, including a continental breakfast and catered lunch. Tickets are $30 for the conference with the speaker dinner. Those interested in sponsorships or tickets should visit or contact Heather Conary, president of the University of Maine AMA.

About the American Marketing Association:

The American Marketing Association is “one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has 38,000 members worldwide in every area of marketing. For over six decades the AMA has been~the leading source for information, knowledge sharing and development in the marketing profession.” The University of Maine Chapter of the American Marketing Association is involved in a National Case Study which takes the group to Louisiana in the Spring to compete, conducting a real life business struggle and promotion for Southwest Harbor, putting together this business conference and numerous other events. The American Marketing Association offers the ability to connect with like-minded peers, as well as access to conferences and other developmental tools, networking with business professional and volunteer with peers. For more information visit:

About the University of Maine Business School:

Maine Business School serves as the primary source of management education, research and service in the state of Maine. Through the integration of research, teaching and extensive interactions with the business community, the MBS develops and communicates knowledge, prepares students for successful careers in a global economy, and contributes to the economic development of the region. The University of Maine Business School prides themselves in being one of New England’s finest business schools. Maine Business School faculty come from all over the country and all over to world to provide a dynamic, experienced and educated group of professional for our students. For more information about the University of Maine Business School please visit:

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