Here's what to expect for Juice 4.0 in 2014! Click on the panel name to see biographies of the panelists.

Panels and workshops are offered:

Friday, November 14th,  2:15 pm - 3:45 pm 

Saturday Experiential Tours will begin at 9:00 am at the Strand Theatre

Friday Panels and Workshops:

A) Clean Energy and Maine's Future Economy 

Maine's clean energy entrepreneurs are looking to advance our state's energy and economic future. Their work from tidal and wind to energy efficiency is a sector of our economy to be watched. What have been their challenges and accomplishments? What are the lessons to be learned for other sectors of the economy? With implications for businesses in many sectors, this interactive discussion will be an exploration of the energy future of Maine.


B) If you can't trust the voice inside your head, who can you trust?

Think outside the box! In this workshop there is not box. Fly without a net and have fun doing it. Using improv acting techniques you will begin to identify what is holding you back in business and in life, in a fun and safe environment. This workshop can help with many important aspects of business including: management, communications, negotiation, sales, customer service, public speaking and presentations. Workshop led by Rachel Flehinger, Founder of InnerAction in Portland, Maine. 




Moderator: Rachel Flehinger



C) Community Trust


The cornerstone to economic vibrancy and well-being is community trust. The Maine Development Foundation's widely recognized programs, including the Maine Downtown Center, are built on trusting collaborations that enable networks to connect, learn and create to grow the economy. Come learn how these programs offer tools and technical assistance, leadership capacity building, educational opportunities, and trusted research. With collaborations, success stories and connections we will spark and ignite your ideas for growth.



Harold Clossey, President & CEO

Lorain Francis, Sr. Program Director, Maine Downtown Center 

Ryan Neal, Program Director, Measures of Growth

Amertah Perman, Program Director, Next Step Maine

Carol Taylor, Program Director, Leadership Maine

Anne Ball, Program Coordinator, Healthy Maine Streets


D) Failing Forward Conversations  

This workshop will bring together exceptional speakers who will share their honest observations about the failures they have experienced and the redemptive lessons learned.  The workshop will be facilitated by Jess Knox from Blackstone Accelerates Growth (BxG).

Moderator:  Jess Knox, Blackstone Accelerates Growth


E) Cultural Commerce in Vacationland

Cultural tourism is an important tool for celebrating, preserving and developing Maine’s authentic heritage. It is also an effective way to stimulate the state economy, increases opportunities for artists, encourage public participation in community activities and enhance the creative sector. 

Cultural tourism is a travel industry term that describes travel and visitation activities directed at arts, heritage, recreational, and natural resources of a region. Cultural tourism is one of the fastest growing sector of the travel industry, cultural tourists spend more than other travelers, stay longer at each destination, and have more income to use during their trip. These kinds of travelers are not new, but the ways of connecting these visitors to cultural offerings, and the way in which these cultural assets are developed, is evolving.



F) Discover Your Communication Style: Gateway to building successful working relationships

Communication is the lifeblood of relationships—we connect, we share, we achieve understanding, we collaborate creatively.

In this experiential workshop, you’ll discover the strengths and challenges that drive your unique communication style.  You’ll learn to better account for those strengths and challenges by developing specific communication tools.  Learning to work skillfully with your communication style gives you the confidence to have the important conversations that deepen trust, ignite creativity and innovation.

Robert V. Keteyian is a communication consultant, counselor and the author of Do You Know What I Mean?—Discovering Your Personal Communication Style.  Bob teaches in Leadership Hancock County, specializes in relational counseling, and consults with businesses and organizations.  In his consulting work, he focuses on team development, helping leaders align leadership and communication styles, company culture and helping people have important/difficult conversations.  Learn more about Bob at

Robert Keteyian; Interpersonal Communication Consulting

G) Mind-Body Method with Dylan Newcomb


Description to be posted shortly.







H) Shared Space: Creating and Promoting Co-working Spaces


How do we share something as precious as our work space?  Work space is where we go for inspiration, for solidarity with our aims and ambitions yet where we recognize our need to produce results.   How does negotiating that in to shared space work for us?  Our panelists have been instrumental in both promoting shared space and creating in shared space.  Come hear how they have done it, their thoughts on what kind of community will embrace the true vision of co-working spaces in the future and how others can be a part of it.



Parick Roche, Director, Think Tank Coworking

Nate Rudy, Director of Economic and Community Development, City of Gardiner

Jamie Ritter, MSL's Director of Reader and Information Services

I) Collaboration as a Tool to Success


Description to be posted shortly.





J) Trust and Politics


Description to be posted shortly.


K) Ownership of Ideas: Intellectual Property Tools for the Innovation Economy


Description to be posted shortly.



Saturday Experiential Tours

Meet at the Strand Theatre at 9:00 am. Tours will begin from there.







Option 1: Rockland Harbor Trail & Downtown Tour

Preservation and Innovation, Healthy and Accessible Downtowns

Take a morning walk along the Harbor Trail and Main Street to learn how Rockland is using its Working Waterfront to its advantage, being innovative in the arts, embracing its historic districts and downtown all while being walkable, healthy and authentic. We will be stopping along way for discussion points, ending at a local business for a final wrap up.  This tour is being led by Lorain Francis from the Maine Development Foundation and Gordon Page from Rockland Main Street.


Tour Leaders:

Lorain Francis; Maine Development Foundation

Gordon Page, Rockland Maine Street

Option 2: Rockland Multi Stop Hop 

From Maine to Main Street:  Agriculture, Aquaculture, Fisheries, and Food Production

Come immerse yourself in downtown Rockland’s vibrant food scene during a leisurely-paced walking tour of less than two miles. Witness how Community, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, and the Arts are all being utilized to successfully produce, distribute, and sell Maine’s food.   While we sample some delectable treats, we will hear about the significance of the Agriculture, Aquaculture, Fisheries, and Food Production cluster in Maine along with the assistance that some of these venues are able to utilize to help them succeed. The stops include, but are not limited to, Fiore, Bixby Chocolates, Café Miranda, Terra Optima, Jess’ Seafood Market and more. This tour is being led by Catherine Marin from Maine Technology Institute. 

Tour Leader: Catherine Marin, Maine Technology Institute

Option 3: Innovation Engineering Workshop

Using Innovation Engineering to Think About Sustainability

What does sustainability mean to your organization? Staying in business for the long run?  Using resources in an environmentally responsible way? Energy efficiency? Diversity and inclusion as a workforce strategy?

During this workshop, we will use Innovation Engineering (TM) tools to help you think about sustainability for your situation. This will be a highly interactive session. You will get to think about your own goals, but also help others clarify theirs. You will leverage the diversity of the other participants to come up with ideas to tackle your opportunities and challenges, and learn ways to systematically make progress towards these goals. Expect to re-connect with your creative side and have fun as well. 

Innovation Engineering is a system for creating a system of innovation in your organization by everyone, everywhere, every day that results in increased speed and decreased risk. It is based in the principles of Deming, and includes education in what, why and how to innovate, creates alignment of strategy and operations, enables the courage to fail and continually learn, builds capacity through collaboration, and most importantly, creates value and profit! This workshop is being led by Catherine Renault, a Certified Innovation Engineering Black Belt, and owner of Innovation Policyworks, located in Brunswick, ME. 


Workshop Leader:

Catherine Renault, Certified Innovation Engineering Black Belt, and Owner; Innovation Policyworks































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