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IMPACT, April 6, 2017 Edition


You will find the April 6, 2017, edition of the Maine State Chamber’s newsletter, IMPACT, posted online as a PDF file at our improved and enhanced website,


  • Once again, minimum wage takes center stage in Augusta
  • Taxation committee finalizes all recommendations on Governor’s Budget
  • President’s Message: “Determining the will of the people is a daunting task.”
  • Tax committee issues divided report on tax bill aimed at Poland Spring* Chamber testifies in favor of employer tax credit for apprenticeships* Keep Maine Competitive: Maine businesses seek repeal of three percent tax surcharge on businesses and families
  • Washington, D.C. Fly-In 2017: May 2-4, 2017 |
  • Public Hearings of Interest:
  • Legislative posters now available
  • New Legislation of Interest:
  • Your company could be one of the “Best Places to Work” in Maine
  • Student Spotlight: Have you hired your summer interns yet?
  • Maine BLN: WE-DO Summer Work Experience Program needs employers willing to provide experiences
  • Another successful Legislative Strictly Social!
  • Workplace Wellness: Screenings are one way to protect your health, but you also can take steps today (and every day) to fight off cancer
  • E2Tech News: Proposals for the 2017 Cleantech Open Accelerator and Competition due May 1
  • 2017 Regional Business Breakfast Meetings* Business Day at the Statehouse: Thursday, May 11 | 8:00 a.m. to Noon | Statehouse Hall of Flags (