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Mainely Matters

Highly qualified hosts cover a variety of topics regarding the state of Maine; Business, Veterans Affairs, Sports, Non-Profits, Politics, Travel & Tourism, Law & Justice, Maine Made, Maine Lobster Industry, Outdoors & Recreation, Real Estate, Music, Odds & Ends, and more. Maine's people, Maine's past, Maine's present, Maine's future.


United Insurance VP Patrick Gaetani with host Rob Carmichael
Host Rob Carmichael discusses a career in the insurance business with United Insurance Executive Vice President and Partner, Patrick Gaetani.
57:35 3/14/24
Maine’s Adjutant General, Major General Doug Farnham with host Rob Carmichael
Maine’s Adjutant General, Major General Doug Farnham joins host Rob Carmichael to discuss his distinguished career as a military and business leader.
58:35 12/11/23
Portland Police Lies , Brutality and Perjury In Mid 90's; The Cage, 50 Wharf Street, Portland, Maine
In the mid-90's a non-alcoholic dance club called The Cage opened in Portland, Maine at 50 Wharf Street in the Old Port. What happened next resulted in a law suit against the Chief of Police Michael Chitwood by the business owners.
35:04 10/19/23
RSU 25 School Superintendent Jim Boothby with host Rob Carmichael
Leading in the field of educational administration: Host Rob Carmichael talks with one of Maine’s top school leaders RSU 25's Superintendent Jim Boothby.
55:40 10/5/23
Leading in law-enforcement; Sean Geagan, Bucksport Public Safety Director w host Rob Carmichael.
Leading in law-enforcement, and the community; Host Rob Carmichael talks with Bucksport, Public Safety Director, Sean Geagan.
51:30 8/10/23
Running a Firearms Business in Maine
Running a Firearms Business in Maine—Host Rob Carmichael talks with John Reid from J.T. Reid Gun & Cigars of Auburn, Maine.
37:40 6/8/23
Transforming Bucksport: A discussion with Bucksport’s Economic Development Director Rich Rotella.
Transforming Bucksport: A discussion with Bucksport’s Economic Development Director Rich Rotella and host Rob Carmichael.
54:24 4/5/23
Leading at the local level: Rob Carmichael talks with Bucksport Town Manager Susan Lessard
Leading at the local level: Rob Carmichael talks with Bucksport Town Manager Susan Lessard, one of Maine’s most experienced leaders, about her long career as a Town Manager.
57:24 2/10/23
Mike Archer, Orono High School Athletic Director with host Rob Carmichael
Exploring the challenges and rewards of athletic administration at the high school level; Host Rob Carmichael talks with long time Orono High School Athletic Director and Little Ten Conference Football Commissioner , Mike Archer.
51:35 11/29/22
Chris Rudolph, the Head of Corporate Sponsorships for Waterfront Concerts with host Rob Carmichael
Waterfront Concerts and Collaboration--Host Rob Carmichael talks with Chris Rudolph, the Head of Corporate Sponsorships for Waterfront Concerts, about his journey in the service industry to the fast paced business of live entertainment.
46:44 9/12/22
Andy Silvernail, Founder, Chair & CEO of 5 Nails, LLC On Overcoming Adversity
From humble beginnings to one of the top CEOs in America---Host Rob Carmichael talks leadership and overcoming adversity with former Bucksport resident, Andy Silvernail, Founder, Chair & CEO of 5 Nails, LLC
45:47 6/15/22
Breaking Barriers - Brigadier General Diane Dunn
Breaking barriers—Maine’s first female Maine Army National Guard General discusses her career and shared her thoughts on leadership with Mainely Matters podcast host RobCarmichael
70:46 4/26/22
When is a Duck Not a Duck? When its Maine Duck Tours!
Host Brian Bickford interviews Maine Duck Tour Owner Khaled Habash, the famous amphibious bus that guides visitors around Portland sites, teaching and entertaining guests. Khaled is a small business visionary who understands the tourism consumer business and contributes greatly to Portland’s tourist land scape.
25:05 4/10/22
Maine Craft Maker's Impact Experiential Tourism
Host Brian Bickford interviews CEO Kristan Vermeulen of Makers of The USA. Kristan is a visionary helping Maine based small businesses and hospitality resorts embed Maine crafters into their experiential options. Kristan will soon be seen in her own reality series.
33:36 4/8/22
Schooner Cruises - Camden Maine 2022
Host Brian Bickford interviews Capt. Sam Sikkema of the Victory Chimes (est. 1900), as they explore the many Maine based schooler options available to adventure seekers. You have not lived until you have been on these historic ships.
29:27 4/5/22
From West Point & Special Operations To Chick-fil-A
From the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and distinguished army career, to owner/operator of Chick-fil-A in Bangor, host Rob Carmichael talks with LTC (Ret) Todd Schultz about leadership and building a successful team at one of the most successful franchises in America.
64:43 3/14/22
Ocean Impacts on Tourism In Maine
Host Brian Bickford discusses the condition of the Gulf of Maine & its impact on tourism with Blaine Grimes of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute. Discover how you can make a difference and learn about the Blue Economy.
27:43 2/11/22
Maine Professional Hockey
Host Brian Bickford discusses Portland's Maine Mariners hockey teams contribution to Maine Tourism and economy in a candid conversation with its VP of Business Operations Adam Goldberg.
19:47 2/8/22
Maine Snowmobiling 2022
Brian Bickford interviews Owner Russell Walters of Northern Outdoors in the Forks, the epicenter for access to the best snowmobiling trail systems in Maine. Lodging, brew pub and even rent top of the line sleds.
25:44 2/5/22
Why Veterans Die By Suicide
Colonel (R) J.R. Mosher applies The Interpersonal Theory of Suicidal Behavior (Dr. Thomas Joiner, PhD) and a preventive model to our nation's veterans.
52:00 2/3/22
From the University of Maine to CEO in the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry—Leading During Turbulent Times
Host Rob Carmichael discusses leadership with University of Maine Alum Dan Martin, the CEO of Xpress Global Systems, a leader in the shipping and distribution of flooring products industry.
61:30 1/27/22
One Year Anniversary Of Mainely Matters Podcast!
Host John Brier talks about the first year of the Mainely Matters podcast platform, which is now listened to in 22 countries with close to 20,000 episode downloads.
17:00 12/31/21
Building the Maine Strong Balance Center with Dr. Jason Adour
From vision to reality, Physical Therapist and founder Jason Adour discusses the concept and growth of the Maine Strong Balance Center with host Rob Carmichael.
50:39 12/14/21
Maine Forest Yurtz! Glamping Extreme
Host Brian Bickford invites Survivor winner Bob Cowley to talk about his 100 acre Yurtz hideaway in Durham Maine.
27:12 11/23/21
SUGARLOAF - Ski Season 2021-22 Kicks Off
Host Brian Bickford discusses Sugarloaf Mountain’s upcoming season with Ethan Austin. Learn what loyal and new skiers & boarders can expect this year. Time to get your ski and boards ready for an awesome winter!
27:36 11/16/21
Leadership & Banking with John Reed, CEO of Maine Savings Federal Credit Union
Leadership and Banking with John Reed, CEO of Maine Savings Federal Credit Union and host Rob Carmichael.
60:36 11/5/21
Maine Author Randy Spencer Talks About His New Book "Written On Water".
Written On Water takes us to a place where very old ways of life have persisted and, against all odds, the velocity of modern life has not yet invaded its shores and lakes, pines and canoes, and most importantly, its citizens.
22:38 11/5/21
Vinny Cormier, Maine Rock and Roll Legend
You've seen Vinny and his band Dakota on stages all over Canada and New England for decades. Now get to know the artist behind the loud rock and roll and leather jacket!
49:50 10/30/21
Wreaths Across America Executive Director Karen Worcester. Remember, Honor, Teach.
Remember, Honor & Teach. Karen Worcester, Executive Director of Wreaths Across America, talks about the 30-year history of one of America's most amazing non-profits. With over 12,000,000 wreaths placed to date this is a fascinating episode.
52:36 10/29/21
Kaleb Robinson from Maine based nonprofit Trekkers with host Jared McCannell
Host Jared McCannell with another episode of the Mainely Matters - Nonprofit Report. In this episode we are joined by Kaleb Robinson from Maine based nonprofit Trekkers. Join us to learn about the great youth programming they are currently offering and a glimpse into the future for the organization!
28:43 10/28/21

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