Maine’s Best Grocery Bagger Wins Trip to San Diego and Chance at $10,000

Congratulations to Amy Taylor of Shaw’s in Rockland! We hosted Maine’s Fifth Annual Best Bagger Championship to honor our state’s “best” grocery checkout bagger. Bagging is a critically important step for many grocery stores as it is the last impression of the store’s attention to detail, emphasizes the employee and store’s dedication to exceptional customer service and helps ensure customers’ food gets home in perfect condition.

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Maine Now Conforms To Most Federal Tax Law Changes Enacted on or Before March 23, 2018

Effective September 12, 2018, Public Law 2017, chapter 474 (“PL 2017, c. 474”) was enacted to generally conform Maine’s income and estate tax laws to the federal Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) as amended through March 23, 2018. This means that, unless otherwise excepted, Maine now conforms to federal tax law changes enacted on or before March 23, 2018, including the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (December 22, 2017), the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (February 9, 2018), and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (March 23, 2018).

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Tariffs 101 and What They Mean for the Industry

Making Sense of the Headlines:
Courtesy of the Food Marketing Institute
It is hard to turn on today’s news without hearing about the Trump administration’s decision to impose tariffs on a host of imports.  These tariffs are often presented as black and white – either a necessary adjustment or taxes that will sink the economy.
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Say YES to that First Job: Labor Dept. Offers Information on Youth Employment While In-School

AUGUSTA — Maine Departments of Labor (MDOL) and Education (DOE) launched the Youth Employment and the Steps to Success Initiative (YES) earlier this year to create awareness around the reciprocal benefits of youth employment and to help address the state’s workforce needs in this era of historically-low unemployment rate and tight labor market. The Department of Labor is offering youth-employment reminders for minors in the workplace, students, parents, and employers.

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Sept. 19th – Recipe to Market (One Day Intensive) Event

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018, 9am-3:30pm
UMaine Regional Learning Center, Falmouth, ME
$50.00 (lunch included)

Thinking about starting a food business in Maine?
Learn all the ins and outs to go from concept to success in this full day deep dive into starting a food business.

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