Join us on the deck (or inside if weather doesn't cooperate) at Hero's Sports Grill at Bangor Municipal Golf Course as we kick off the FUSION volleyball season! Appetizers will be served.
Volleyball team captains should arrive at 4:45 to go over the rules. All others welcome at 5. You don't need to be a member of a volleyball team to join us!
Thank you to our Champion Sponsor, Bangor Federal, and our All-Star Sponsor, Darling's!
Join us on the deck (or inside if weather doesn't cooperate) at Hero's Sports Grill at Bangor Municipal Golf Course as we kick off the FUSION volleyball season! Appetizers will be served.
Join FUSION:Bangor for our second annual Dodge for a Cause charity dodgeball tournament on Saturday, April 28th at Fields4Kids in Bangor! This one-day dodgeball tournament will give fine-tuned athletes and armchair quarterbacks alike an opportunity to come together to have fun and raise money for some worthy organizations committed to helping kids.
This year, our community partners for this event are the Good Samaritan Agency along with Families and Children Together. Teams have been asked to donate diapers and wipes with an opportunity to win a great prize. But, you don’t have to be a part of the team to donate! We will be accepting cash donations, diapers, wipes, and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win amazing prizes throughout the day. You must be present to win, and raffles will be drawn between 6pm and 7pm.
Raffle Items include:
“A Night on the Town”
2 Tickets to show of your choice (Cross Center)
One night Stay (Hilton Garden Inn)
$25.00 Gift Certificate (Geaghan’s)
2 Red Sox Tickets (WKIT)
July 13th vs Toronto Blue Jays
2 Football Season Passes (UMaine)
2 UMaine Football Jerseys
2 UMaine Hats
$50.00 Gift Certificate Ground Round
“My Day Off”
Gift certificate to Bangor Municipal Golf Course
$25.00 Gift Certificate (Hero’s)
Small Golf Cooler, Bangor Muni Hat, golf balls
“Ready for Summer”
Parachute Hammock and Pocket Blanket (OpenWorld Outfitters)
Tabletop Grill (Walmart)
Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker (Dunnett’s)
$50.00 Gift Certificate (Fairmount Market)
“It’s All about Me”
Mini Spa Day (Anthony Johns)
Strand of Pearls (Quality Jewelers)
$25.00 Gift Card (Pepinos)
Not playing in the tournament? It's ok! Come as a spectator, enjoy the cash bar and other games, and enter for a chance to win one of these incredible raffle items. Lunch will be provided by Angelo's and cash bar by Happy Endings. Thank you to Sam's Club for donating gatorade and water, and Governor's for donating delicious whoopie pies!
Thank you to our sponsors!
FUSION:Bangor is excited to co-host the season finale of the Big Gig! Network, drink, and nosh on appetizers while you watch three regular-season Big Gig winners pitch their innovative business ideas to the audience and a panel of seasoned business people! Winner receives $5000 CASH PRIZE and bragging rights for the rest of the year! Free admission, appetizers, and cash bar available.
Invite Your Friends >
For more information on the Big Gig, visit www.biggig.org.
Massive bleeding from any cause or event where a response is delayed, can result in death. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, it's important to also learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use your hands, dressings, and tourniquets.
Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes. However, anyone at the scene can act as an immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do.
At this special Feed Your Brain Professional Development Series event, you'll be trained on how to stop severe bleeding in victims who have been injured.
This event is FREE but registration is required.
Please register here:
Thank you to our Feed Your Brain sponsor, Beal College!
For more information on this initiative, visit www.bleedingcontrol.org
Join FUSION:Bangor and the Bangor Region Leadership Institute (BRLI) as we mix and mingle at the beautiful Four Points by Sheraton for this special happy hour! All are welcome, whether you are a member of the FUSION community, a BRLI graduate, or if you're interested in hearing more about what both programs can offer.
As part of FUSION's give-back initiative, our charitable partner for this event is Camp CaPella. Camp CaPella offers children and adults with disabilities and their families a unique camp experience designed to foster personal growth and exploration.
Please consider bringing a donation for this wonderful organization. Their wish list items include: Gift cards to WalMart, Hannaford, Home Depot, and Lowe's, gas cards for boat and van fuel, multi-packs of spray sunscreen SPF 50, Clorox wipes, and paper products like paper towels, plates, and bowls.
Free yummy food and cash bar available. We hope to see you there!
Due to the storm, the Wellness Expo has been postponed to next week, Wednesday March 21st. We hope you will join us then from 5-7pm at Beal College!
The second annual FUSION Gets Fit Wellness Expo will give you the opportunity to engage with wellness professionals in the area in a relaxed, informative environment. This event is FREE for participants and attendees, and is meant to be a networking event for FUSION community members, or for those who are interested in engaging more with the FUSION:Bangor community. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Tiller & Rye will be offering samples of some of the healthful and delicious items they offer and Beal College will have staff on hand to answer questions about their programs as well.
Don't miss this opportunity to make connections with our local wellness providers!
At this Feed Your Brain, our panel of experts will cover the ins and outs of buying your first home.
Shawn Johnson | Associate, NextHome Experience
Shannon Odom | Vice President & Mortgage Sales Manager, Northeast Bank
Reese Perkins | President, Perkins Home Services
Ready For Some Invigorating Winter Fun? Experience The Extreme while networking with FUSION:Bangor! See The Transformation Of 50,000 Pounds Of Crystal Clear Ice Into The “Hottest Coolest Bar And Lounge” In The Northeast.
Cash bar and complimentary appetizers being served at the Glacier Ice Bar. Drop your business card in a raffle for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Timber!
This Beautiful Ice Lounge Is Created By Talented Teams Of Ice Sculptors And Designers Who Spend Weeks Carving And Assembling 300-Pound Blocks Of Ice Using Chisels And Chainsaws To Create Bars, Seats, Tables, Ice Luges, Couches, Sculptures And More. Everything In This Cold Sensory Environments, With The Exception Of The Toasty Fire Lamps And Faux-Fur Cushions, Is Crafted Out Of Ice.
Our charitable partner for this event is the Good Samaritan Agency. Please consider bringing a donation to benefit this amazing organization. Here is a wish list of items: glue sticks, washable markers, baby wash cloths, window markers, glitter, cotton balls, felt, shaving cream, chalk, glitter glue, outdoor bubbles, foam shapes like animals, black sharpies, sand/water toys, food coloring, water beads, play-doh, smaller crib sheets.
The BRCC Annual Awards Dinner is the Chamber's premier event, uniting the business community for a lavish ceremony that includes dinner, guest speakers, and presentations. Recognition is given to area leaders who have made a significant impact on the Bangor region, the most prestigious of which is the Norbert X. Dowd Award.
We are pleased to announce that Andrew Geaghan, Owner & Head Brewer, Geaghan Bros. Brewing Co. will be our keynote speaker for this event.
Andrew Geaghan, is the third generation owner of Bangor’s iconic Geaghan’s Pub. Andrew, rejoined the family business in early 2010, after careers in both teaching high school science locally, and finishing his Masters Degree in Theology and Ministry Studies from Bangor Theological Seminary. Along with his father and uncles, the idea to build a brewery in connection to the pub was born. In December 2011, Geaghan Bros. Brewing Co. sold its first pints and in January of 2016 the company started distributing state wide. When he is not working, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife Lindsay and their two young children, he is still a part-time pastor at Milford Congregational Church.
We will also be honoring our Volunteer of the Year, Kathleen Shane. Kathleen is the rental manager at Downeast Toyota in Brewer.
Kathleen Shane is the rental manager at Downeast Toyota. She started the rental department in July of 2004. She has been recognized by Toyota in both the regional level and the national level for the past 12 years.
Kathleen really enjoys her time volunteering at the Chamber; she is on the membership committee and loves to volunteer at the Chamber golf tournament. She is a 2016 graduate of BRLI and is now serving on the curriculum committee. Kathleen has found success in the rental business by networking at the different events the chamber has to offer such as the business afterhours that is held every month. Kathleen is married to Craig Shane and they live in Dedham with her 2 sons Keith and Sean Adams.
Sponsorships are available! Contact Brian Cotlar for more information - 947-0307
Newcomers Night is a gathering in an intimate setting that offers a warm welcome to newcomers of FUSION:Bangor and/or the Bangor area. Attendees learn more about FUSION, how to get involved in the community, and are able to network with other FUSION members. You'll meet others who are new to FUSION or the area as well as Steering Committee and Sub-Committee members who will help connect you with people who have similar interests.
Cash bar + refreshments will be available!
Please bring donations to support FUSION's 2017 mission of combatting homelessness in our region. This event will benefit Saint Andre Home and Hope Rising. As it is the holiday season, the staff and volunteers at Saint Andre Home and Hope Rising are putting together holiday stockings for the survivors and are asking for our help! Below is a list of items they are looking for OR you can bring cash or a gift card to Walmart, Target, Hannaford, or TJ Maxx and they will go get the items. If you don't see something here you are able to bring they are so appreciative of anything you can bring! Some of these items you could pick up right at Willie Wags, just sayin'!
- Fuzzy socks/warm socks
- Nail polish
- Make up: eye shadow in various colors, mascara, eye liner, lipstick in various colors
- Mini packs of tissues
- Crossword puzzle books
- Word search books
- Things with uplifting quotes or sayings
- Body spray
- Snack packs (cookies, crackers, etc.)
- Fun pens/markers, notebooks
- $5 Dunkin Donuts gift cards
Have you been thinking about getting more involved with FUSION? We'd love to have you join us for FUSION 101! Join us and meet others with similar interests in joining subcommittees or the steering committee!
You will learn what the different committees have to offer as well as meeting times, the commitment level, and other details.
FUSION:Bangor has the following subcommittees:
and we're currently looking for members of all subcommittees, and also our Steering Committee!
M-A-I-N-E….Go Blue! FUSION:Bangor, University of Maine Athletics, and Maine Football Alfond Ambassadors invite you to tailgate with us on Saturday, October 28th as our University of Maine Black Bears take on William and Mary in a tough Colonial Athletic Association football matchup! Tailgating starts at 10:00am with kickoff at 12:00pm.
There will be a ton of food and drinks (by donation - thanks!), games, and more at this family friendly tailgate featuring performances by the UMaine Marching Band and Dance Team, and your chance to take a selfie with Bananas the Bear.
Look for the Maine Football Ambassadors tailgate tent located in LOT B (Leadbetter’s Lot) in front of the UMaine Fieldhouse and to the right of the Alfond Stadium scoreboard.
Thanks to our friends at the University of Maine Athletics, your game tickets are free with your RSVP - to RSVP follow this link: http://bit.ly/2kK47nG
**Remember, you MUST have a game ticket to enter the tailgate area. The last day to RSVP is October 26th
For questions, please contact Sarah Dubay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Not just for kickball teams! Come enjoy food and drinks, meet and mingle with other FUSION members and learn more about the organization. There will be pizza, an appetizer buffet, and cash bar.
As part of our community giveback initiative this year, this event will support the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter is a dry shelter whose mission is to support and strengthen the community by providing emergency shelter and supportive services to people who are homeless or at risk and to advocate for collaborative, locally driven solutions to end homelessness.
Please consider bringing a donation to the event! Below is a list of their current needs:
- new blankets
- new long underwear
- sleeping bags
- warm hats
- gloves, socks etc.
- food items for the pantry, non perishables specifically proteins like tuna and other canned meats
Feed Your Brain is a professional development series leveraging topics important to professionals in the Bangor region. Our speakers for this event will be discussing why Bangor is poised to be Maine’s preferred place to live, work and play and what we can do to continue to move Bangor forward.
Kerrie Tripp, Greater Bangor Convention and Visitors Bureau
Deb Neuman, Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce
Chris Rudolph, Waterfront Concerts
FUSION Kickball is here! To get everyone ready for the season we will be hosting our Kickoff party at Heros for anyone and everyone to come! We will have the first floor sectioned off with a sign displaying our location. As always we will be providing Finger Food (Pizza, Chicken Fingers, Fried Pickles etc) to those that attend. Cash Bar at Heros as always.
The event is scheduled from 5-7pm. We are asking the Captains to arrive 15 minutes early to receive the rules and ask any questions that they may have regarding those details. We look forward to seeing you all come out!
Join us for the Sweetest Happy Hour at the Specialty Sweets downtown location! Appetizers will be provided by Specialty Sweets and cash bar provided by Happy Endings. Enter for a chance to win a tasty door prize!
As part of our community giveback initiative this year, this event will support The Shaw House of Bangor. The Shaw House Mission is to engage youth who are homeless, or at-risk of becoming homeless, in achieving stability and a viable plan for the future by providing a safe, stable environment, access to essential services, supportive adult connections, and to advocate for changes that address the needs of homeless youth.
Please bring a donation to the event if at all possible! Currently their biggest need is non-perishable food items including cooking spray and boxed/powdered milk.
Join FUSION:Bangor on the Brewer Waterfront for a Happy Hour with Mason’s Brewing Company. Don’t miss out on all the fun! Mason’s is the place where all the cool kids hang! Bring the dog as Mason's is a dog friendly bar.
Cash bar with assorted pizzas and apps provided.
Specialty drink of the evening will be the “FUSION BOMB.”
Enter to win a $25 gift card or some sweet Mason's swag.
As part of our community giveback initiative this year, this event will support Partners for Peace, formerly known as Spruce Run-Womancare. Please bring a donation to the event if at all possible!
Helpful items are:
Diapers (all sizes)
To celebrate the end of the regular Volleyball Season, we will be having a get together at Seasons in their large event room off of the main dining room. There will be food available as well as a cash bar. This event is not limited to just players - anyone is welcome to attend, so bring your friends and family to celebrate! We encourage all team members to wear their team shirts if possible! THANK YOU to our sponsors - FUSION Sports Champoin Sponsor - Bangor Federal and our Volleyball All-Star Sponsor Darling's Auto Group
Mix, mingle and explore the University of Maine Museum of Art (UMMA), one of Bangor's hidden gems! Join FUSION:Bangor and the Bangor Region Leadership Institute for a social event - if you've ever been a member of FUSION, a graduate of BRLI, or if you're interested in hearing more about what either program can offer!
Food and Cash Bar provided by Fork and Spoon. Join us for a few drinks and some great Art!
Let's get ready for the season! Join us at the Tarratine on May 25th for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and fun!
There will be a cash bar available. Guests will enjoy rooftop access, delightful appetizers, and games -pool, foosball, and shuffleboard, to name a few!
You do not have to be playing to attend. Spouses, Friends, Co-workers, all are welcome. So bring a friend + hear all about what to expect this season!
FUSION:Bangor is participating in The Big Dig! Memebers of our Steering Committee will be beautifying our garden and we invite members of the FUSION:Bangor Community to come out and join us!
In order to participate, all you need to do is show up to city hall around 8 am - and bring gardening gloves.
The FUSION Wellness Fair is an opportunity to see what options are available to the community when it comes to wellness. Impromptu and informal, you can come and go at whatever time is convenient for you, stopping at the tables that are of interest. Enjoy a selection of healthy food and smoothies from Fork & Spoon as well.
You'll meet -
Lyme Specialist - QNRT Specialist - Wilcox Wellness - 207 Chiropractic - PCHC - Jackie's Therapeutic Massage - Gold's Gym -GirlZone - Zumba with Sunshine - The Green Gem
EMMC Sports Medicine - American Heart Association
Performance Physical Therapy - Healy Chiropractic, LLC - Titan Athletics - Bangor Prenatal Yoga - Back in Balance Wellness Center - LA Training - Performance Physical Therapy - In The Village Farm and Garden - dōTERRA wellness consultant - Bangor YMCA - Relentless Strength Training - UBE Physical Therapy and Performance - Tiller & Rye - Central Maine Derby - Sam's Club
Come check out Bangor’s newest coworking space in the heart of downtown Bangor. The perfect spot to work for the day, week or month.
Food and Drink: Orono Brewing Company is also Co-sponsoring this event, and will be sampling beer. Wine & Cheese & Fruit Provided by CoVort Bangor
Enter a drawing to win a 1 day pass to CoVort!
We've all seen the statistics: Maine is one of the oldest states in the U.S., and we're only growing older. The Magnetize Maine Summit hopes to change that.
Join FUSION:Bangor as we host the first ever Magnetize Maine Summit to be held at the Bangor Hilton Garden Inn on March 31st, and generate new ways to attract and retain a younger population in Maine.
Attendees will engage with multiple panels of talented and influential movers and shakers from across the business, academic, and nonprofit sectors in Maine. With the support of our partners, the Maine Development Foundation, the Realize Maine Network, Live and Work in Maine, and Maine Accelerates Growth, the ideas generated from the Summit will be summarized in a comprehensive report and made available to the public.
Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased online. For more information, visit liveandworkinmaine.com/magnetizemaine.