PARTNERS & PROJECTS

         
CBO  
Chamber BlueOptions Health Insurance

The Maine State Chamber Purchasing Alliance, Inc. offers small businesses with 2-50 employees, who are members of a local or regional chamber of commerce, a suite of 10 health plans called Chamber BlueOptions.

For more on Chamber BlueOptions Health Insurance, click here: Chamber BlueOptions Health Insurance
 
 
   
   
       
         
Maine Comp Summit   Maine Business Leadership Network    
 
   
  The Maine Business Leadership Network (BLN) is a statewide, employer-driven program designed for business leaders to promote hiring practices that enable qualified people with disabilities to enter and succeed in the workplace. The Maine Business Leadership Network offers employers:

  • Access to pertinent disability hiring information;
  • A network of employers who share information on common disability employment issues;
  • Exposure to qualified job applicants and disabilities;
  • Opportunities to provide training and work experience for job seekers with disabilities; and,
  • Improved access to customers with disabilities.
Many Business Leadership Networks were established as part of a national imitative started by the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) is now the national organization providing guidance and support.

LEARN MORE! For more information about how to become a BLN member, contact Joyce LaRoche, program administrator, by calling (207) 623-4568, ext. 113, by emailing director@mainebln.org, or contacting Amy Downing at (207) 623-4568 ext. 104 or at adowning@mainechamber.org.

Visit Maine BLN by clicking here: Maine BLN
   
         
         
Maine Comp Summit   Maine Comp Summit    
 
   
  Hosted annually late summer or early fall

Everyone's talking about Comp Summit — the meeting place for Maine's entire workers' comp system. Each year the event draws over 350 participants from across the workers' compensation spectrum: employers, employees, the Board, insurers, attorneys, and the medical and rehabilitation communities. Join us for three great days of education, networking, and fun.
   
         
         
Maine HR Convention   Maine HR Convention    
 
   
  Held at the Samoset Resort, Rockport each year in May

We are proud to be a partner and sponsor of the best in HR from Maine and around the country. HR professionals from Kittery to Fort Kent, representing a vast array of industry sectors attend this conference each year. Each year the program agenda with amazing speakers and presenters evolves to bring HR professionals the best of the best in professional development and access to programs. We look forward to seeing you at the convention.
   
         
         
Maine Human Resource Manual   Maine Human Resource Manual    
 
 
  The Maine State Chamber has found a way to help Maine employers easily understand their responsibilities and run their businesses more efficiently and effectively with the Maine Human Resources Manual. Written by John Lambert and Robyn March of Lambert Coffin specifically for Maine employers, this guide is easy to understand and offers information on the most up-to-date state and federal employment law and regulation topics employers deal with on a day-to-day basis. You will find information on recruiting and hiring, wages and hours, independent contractors, discrimination, disabilities, leave, employee benefits, health care reform, recordkeeping requirement, and much more!

For more information, click here: Maine Human Resource Manual
   
         
         
TNEC  
New England Council

The New England Council is an alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions and public and private organizations throughout New England formed to promote economic growth and a high quality of life in the New England region. The Council is dedicated to identifying and supporting federal public policies and articulating the voice of its membership regionally and nationally on important issues facing New England.

For more on The New England Council, click here: The New England Council