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Savouring Success

MBS alumna Kim Dagher ’86 (MBA) realized a long-held dream in May 2011 when she opened Savour Chocolatier. Five years later, Dagher has made a name for herself as the only handcrafted artisan chocolate maker in central Maine. Using the finest quality Belgian chocolate as well as naturally and locally sourced ingredients, she sells her […]

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Wheel Life Wisdom

MBS alumnus, business consultant, author and Maine native Tim Bishop ’79 and his wife Debbie have published a book about the life lessons they learned during 10,000 miles of bicycle touring across America. In “Wheels of Wisdom: Life Lessons for the Restless Spirit,” the Bishops chronicle the inspirational encounters they experienced during three tours across […]

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Cassidy: ‘Work harder than everybody else’

Last semester, the successful MBS alumnus who provided the gift that allowed the creation of the Gerard S. Cassidy ’80 Capital Markets Training Laboratory in the D.P. Corbett Business Building, met with SPIFFY, the school’s student investment club. “Equity research is a great career with many opportunities, but you have to be passionate, work harder […]

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Going with the Flowfold

University of Maine alumnus James Morin ’10 has been named COO and president of sales of Flowfold, a startup retail company founded by UMaine classmates, Charley Friedman ’10 and Devin McNeill ’10. Based out of Portland, Maine, Flowfold builds minimalist gear for everyday adventurers using some of the world’s strongest and lightest fabrics. “We are […]

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Career Matchmaker: Internship Coordinator Amanda Plourde

Internship coordinator helps students get a leg up on competition MBS students are getting a head start on their careers thanks to the business school’s internship coordinator Amanda Plourde. Plourde, who joined MBS in fall 2015, collaborates with businesses to establish internship programs and helps students find and prepare for the valuable experiential learning opportunities […]

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Student Jet-setter: Kristin Hall MBA ’17

MBA student Kristin Hall ’17 is a world traveler and certified tour director who looks forward to using her graduate business degree to capitalize on her international experiences. “An MBA will help me understand how to do business abroad and gain exposure to career options involving tourism and travel,” says the Longwood, Florida, native who […]

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A Study in Business Culture

Students in MBS lecturer Clint Relyea’s Introduction to International Business class spent the spring semester researching how commerce is conducted in other countries and showcased their knowledge at the second annual International Trade Show. Teams of students were assigned a country and tasked with researching the economy, imports and exports, tax structure, marketing practices and […]

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Worldwide Studies: MBS Students Go Abroad

Undergraduates travel to Russia Students learned firsthand about doing business in Russia when they visited the country in the spring as part of an MBS international entrepreneurship class. Led by John Mahon, an MBS management professor; and Andrei Strukov, an MBS cooperating faculty member, director of the UMaine Faculty Development Center, and a native of […]

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Sipping Success: Keane’s Logical Sip merges business and baked goods

Combining her MBS training with her love for baking, recent graduate Alison Keane has opened Logical Sip, a cafe and bakery featuring natural and healthy foods, in Brewer, Maine. Keane, who graduated with an MBA in May, says she always planned on opening her own business, but didn’t anticipate it happening this quickly. “I figured […]

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Prof. Agrrawal inducted into Phi Kappa Phi

MBS associate professor of finance Pank Agrrawal has been inducted into the UMaine chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society. The nation’s oldest, largest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines in higher education, Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 at UMaine by 10 seniors to recognize outstanding students, faculty and staff. […]

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