Monday, October 12, 2009

Angus King to speak at chamber workshop

Published: Oct 09, 2009 9:31 am

LEWISTON — Former Gov. Angus King will be the featured speaker at a workshop titled Surviving the Energy Crisis: How to Save Money, sponsored by the Androscoggin Valley Chamber of Commerce. It will be held Oct. 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bates College Dining Commons, Central Avenue.

The workshop is listed as a practical, energy efficiency workshop for businesses and other organizations. Registration is $25 for members, $45 for nonmembers, and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and conference materials. All participants will also receive a free copy of the Natural Resources Council of Maine's 54-page manual, "A Guide to Energy Efficiency for Maine Businesses."

The workshop begins at 7:30 a.m. with check-in and continental breakfast. The keynote address by King follows at 8 a.m. The agenda continues at 8:45 a.m. with the panel, Businesses Share Energy Saving Ideas; 10 a.m. panel, Financing Energy Improvements, and 11 a.m. panel, Alternative Energy Sources.

Lunch will be at noon with discussion topics: How to involve employees, ventilation considerations, how to get started/prioritizing, free/low-cost things, energy use at home, alternative energy sources and financing improvements.

At 1:30 p.m. there will be a panel titled Saving Energy/$$$ at Home.

For more information or to register, call the Chamber at 783-2249 or online at:

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