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Slanket Inventor, UMaine Alum at Innovation Center Nov. 10

Contact: Aimee Dolloff, (207) 581-3777 or Jesse Moriarity, Innovation Center coordinator, (207)581-1427.

Who: Gary Clegg, University of Maine alumni and inventor of the Slanket – the original blanket with sleeves.

What: He’s coming to UMaine for an Innovation Center Snack & Yack.  Clegg invented the Slanket while a student at UMaine living in Kennebec Hall. Since then, he’s turned his invention into a million dollar business that’s available in more than 30 countries, including stores, catalogues and online stores. In the United States, it can be found on home shopping network QVC, 15 catalogs, numerous stores and at www.theslanket.com.

The event is open tostudents, faculty staff and community members. There is no charge for the sesessions, although pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. To pre-register call (207) 581-1454 or e-mail student.innovation.center@umit.maine.edu.

They’ll also have Slankets to give away.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 4-6 p.m.

Where: University of Maine’s Bion & Dorain Foster Student Innovation Center.

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