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Business Networking Extravaganza

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MSC’s major business event of the year, our Business Networking Extravaganza, will be held on January 24, 2024 at the DoubleTree Hilton-Portland, 363 Maine Mall Rd. in South Portland. This mini-trade show & expo includes lunch and follows MSC’s major educational event of the year, the Winter Workshop for camp professionals. Routinely attended by 100+ camp decisionmakers, the MSC Winter Workshop offers a three-hour deep dive into a critically important topic, to help camps prepare for summer. Attendees emerge from the morning energized and ready for summer, hungry for lunch, and excited for quality conversations with exhibitors whose goods and services are integral to running a successful camp. Only MSC Business Members may exhibit. [Snow Date: 1/25/24] Business Members can...

Thursday, December 7: MSC Book Club – In person at the MSC Office & via Zoom, 9am

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Register to attend virtually or in person. MSC Book Club Co-Chairs, Jessica Decke of U Maine 4-H Camp at Tanglewood and Laura Jo Cunningham of Kingsley Pines Camp will be leading the discussion of Generations: The Real Differences between Gen Z, Millenials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents and What They Mean for America’s Future by Jean Twenge, PhD. Migis Meetup debriefs revealed that members are interested in learning more about connecting with staff members from other generations.   If you would like to attend virtually, sign up HERE. If you plan to attend in person, please email Laura Jo.

Monday, December 11: Access Funding to Train YOUR Camp Staff, 12-1pm via Zoom

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Charlie Galemmo and Maureen O’Brien from Maine’s Community College System will share details about funding for staff training available from the Harold Alfond Center for the Development of Maine’s Workforce and the Maine Workforce Development Compact (MWC). As an employer in Maine, your camp can join the Compact at no cost. Take advantage now and learn how your camp can get reimbursed for 50% of the training expenses for each employee up to $1,200 per employee per year. This is a statewide Compact and the process to recover employee training costs is simple and straightforward. Please note: employees must be 18, HS grads (or equivalent), and Maine residents. Seasonal employees who reside at your camp during the summer may access...

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