Free or low cost Community Events and college courses are intended to provide background on the yearly topic and to touch on areas related to the February Conference that may not be covered in its three-day format. The views of our presenters are their own and may not represent those of the Camden Conference.
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Emerging Markets and Workforce Depends on People from “Away”
November 15, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Join Tae Chong for a talk on Maine’s emerging markets and emerging workforce depends on people from “away”- Why being neighborly is more important now than ever on Tuesday, November 15, 7-8:30 pm, at the Camden Public Library. This event is free and open to all.
Tae Chong is a business advisor with CEI’s StartSmart Program. StartSmart is a nationally recognized economic development program that assists immigrants and refugees start and manage their businesses. Tae has over twenty years experience working with the immigrant and refugee populations in Maine. He has worked with this population as an educator, advocate, policy maker, social service provider and now as a business advisor. He has also held leadership positions as co-chair of the refugee advisory council for the state of Maine’s DHHS Department, as a board member of the NAACP, LULAC, and Asian American Heritage Foundation and as board member of University of Southern Maine’s Department of Social Work. Currently, Tae is serving on Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services advisory board and as a board member of the Friends of Portland Adult Ed. He holds a B.S. degree in Political Science and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine.