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2015 Fall Schedule
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 - ARRIVAL DAY

2:00-3:00 pm Executive Board MeetingSara Ome Jewett
3:00-5:00 pm Board of Director's MeetingSara Ome Jewett
3:00-4:30 pm  ​Registration Desk Open in Lobby
5:00-6:00 pm  Registration Desk Open at Welcome Reception
5:00-6:30 pm Welcome Reception & Suppliers' Tell-n-SellWinslow Homer
  Attendees enjoy a hosted bar with appetizers while meeting with supplier members and visiting suppliers' table top displays. (Supplier Members: To reserve your table top display, register for the event and email events@retailconfectioners.org to reserve your table.)
  Dinner on Own


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 - EDUCATION DAY

7:30-8:45 am BreakfastGrand Ballroom Prefunction
7:30-9:30 am ​Registration Desk Open
9:00-10:00 am Education Session: Offering Exceptional Customer ServiceWinslow Homer
  Presenters: Liza Gerry and Valerie Marshall, L.L. Bean
10:00-11:00 am Education Session: Online Brand ProtectionWinslow Homer
  Presenters: Jon Huntington and Fred Frawley, Eaton Peabody, P.A.
11:00 am-12:00 pm Education Session: Building and Selling a Successful BusinessWinslow Homer

Presenters: Andy Charles, Former Owner of Haven's Candies
                  Erin Collins, Haven's Candies
12:00-1:15 pm  Candy Clinic Set-Up, Winslow Homer
Lunch on Own
1:30-2:45 pm  Education Session: Why Lean Manufacturing?Winslow Homer
  Presenter: Bill Whittier, Maine Manufacturing Extension Partnership 
3:00-4:00 pm Candy Clinic (RCI Members Only), Winslow Homer
4:00-5:00 pm  Kettle Talk (RCI Members Only), Winslow Homer
  Dinner on Own
9:00 pm Sweet MeetPresidential Suite
  Stop by RCI's networking reception for a hosted bar after you return from dinner. 


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015 - TOUR DAY

7:00-8:00 am BreakfastTop of the East
7:00-7:30 am Registration Desk Open
8:00 am Buses Leave for Off-Site Tours
  Lunch provided on tour 
5:00 pm*
Buses Return to Hotel
  Dinner on Own 


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 - TOUR DAY

7:00-8:15 am ​BreakfastTop of the East
7:15-7:45 am  Registration Desk Open
8:15 am
Buses Leave for Off-Site Tours
  Lunch provided on tour 
5:00 pm* Buses Return to Hotel
  Dinner on Own

*Note: All travel times are approximate and dependent on local traffic, construction and other factors that are beyond the control of RCI.