June News – Summer is Here and We’re Busy at MTI

The summer solstice, that arrived packing a powerful heat punch, leaves no question that summer is here. While we seemingly went from mild temperatures to intense 90 degree weather overnight, it’s exciting to start donning lighter clothes and sunglasses while visiting all the amazing Maine public gardens, beaches, and parks.   This month we feature Black… Read more »

Summer is a Time for Travel, Black Travel Maine Leverages MERC Funds for Growth

Founder Lisa Jones founded the proprietary booking engine Worldwide Group Travel & Events in 2006. Her mission has always been to provide a unique blend of travel and event-planning services for large and small travel groups. With over 20 years of corporate digital marketing experience marked by a unique ability to spot emerging trends, Jones established the Worldwide… Read more »

Long-time MTI Staffer Joe Migliaccio to Retire from MTI

After 24 years at MTI, we are sad to say goodbye to longtime MTI staffer, Joe Migliaccio. Joe was an original member of MTI’s startup team in early 2000.  He joined MTI on Valentine’s Day 2000, after spending 10 years on the startup team at Idexx.  During his tenure at MTI, he has served in… Read more »

May – National Pet Month

It seems someone has turned the weather switch and at long last we are into something close to spring.  It’s May, which happens to be National Pet Month.  Our pets – they are furry, cuddly and we love them!  But they also pack a serious economic punch: in 2023 the pet industry contributed $303 billion… Read more »