2017 Annual Meeting Featuring a Performance by the Capitol Steps
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine
November 7, 2017

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About the Event

the Capitol StepsMore than 30 years ago, the Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored the conventional wisdom (“Don’t quit your day job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of 18 Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded more than 35 albums, including their latest, Orange Is the New Barack. They’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard twice a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

In fact, the Capitol Steps have performed for the past five Presidents. The only complaints the Steps seem to get are from politicians and personalities who are not included in the program! No matter who or what is in the headlines, you can bet the Capitol Steps will tackle both sides of the political spectrum and all things equally foolish. What more would you expect from the group that puts the “MOCK” in Democracy?!

If you’ve never heard of them - or even if you have - watch as they summarize three decades of headlines in a single musical number: http://www.capsteps.com/special/satire-30years.html.

In addition to this nationally-acclaimed performance, we have planned our Taste of Maine reception to highlight the unique, quality products and flavors made throughout our state. Our annual Awards ceremony will celebrate the contributions of individuals, employers, and communities to Maine’s economy.


4:30 p.m. Taste of Maine Reception
5:30 p.m. Awards Dinner
7:00 p.m. The Capitol Steps

RESERVE YOUR SEAT | $75 Individual | $575 Table of Eight

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities for this extraordinary event, please contact Melody Rousseau by calling (207) 623-4568, ext. 102, or by emailing melodyr@mainechamber.org.

Event Sponsors

Premier Sponsor: Central Maine Power Company
Programming Sponsor: American Chemistry Council
Chairman’s Reception Sponsor: Charter Communications
Cornerstone Sponsor: Unum
Taste of Maine Welcome Reception Sponsor: MEMIC
Awards Sponsor: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Poland Spring Water Company
Senior Sponsor: Bangor Savings Bank
Maine Department of Economic & Community Development
Spectrum Healthcare Partners
Corporate Sponsor: Brookfield Renewable Energy
Emera Maine
Hannaford Supermarkets
Husson University
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
The Jackson Laboratory
Unitil Corp.
University of New England
Contributing Sponsor: AT&T
Eaton Peabody
FairPoint Communications
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Macpage, LLC
Supporting Sponsor: Comfort Inn
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Maine Chamber Group Trust
McCain Foods USA, Inc.
Procter & Gamble-Tambrands
Southern New Hampshire University
Student Sponsor: Cross Insurance
EDP Renewables
Hancock Lumber, Co.
Harriman Associates
Kennebec Technologies
Machias Savings Bank