It’s no joke: You could find your new job today.

The 13th annual Community Job Fair runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday at Central Maine Community College.

Among those looking to hire: Globe Footwear, the Lewiston Police Department, Bates College and Pine State Pest Solutions.

Jennifer Ziebart, marketing director at the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, said 63 employers are attending in all.

Job seekers can hit the “How to Work a Job Fair” workshop for resume reviews and advice before hitting the job fair itself. Those workshops begin at 8:45 a.m. and run every 15 minutes in the Kirk Hall auditorium, Ziebart said.

Cheers to 10 years

Fuel has an updated menu, website and look coinciding with its nearly 10 years on Lisbon Street.

When it first opened, Fuel helped usher in a wave of new development downtown.

“The tone of the old logo, it was pretty personal — I took a picture of a rusted building in Chicago, and then did the lettering,” said owner Eric Agren.

The new logo, designed by the just-moved-to-Lisbon-Street marketing company Anchour, “looks more like a classic French bistro sign.”

“I didn’t know if I’d be doing this for 10 years; that was definitely a surprise, which is really good,” Agren said. “We’ve been pleased; it’s been a great run.”

For the next decade, he said he’d like to keep up with the tastes, times and trends, staying on top of what’s hot. What’s hot now at Fuel: Bear Bones Beer.

“They’re my No. 1 selling beer at the restaurant right now,” Agren said. “I think part of it is because it’s new, but also it’s a great story. They’re literally 100 feet away. Keeping up with those kinds of things is exciting.”

Cheers to the new

They took down a ceiling, knocked down a few walls, launched a new clothing and accessories line — it’s been a busy few months for Maine Awards/Rogue Wear.

Owner Mark Rodrigue said it felt right to mark the remodel and launch of the Lewiston company last week with what they called a grand reopening. 

“We’ve been in business since 1969 — my father started the business — and we’ve never had an opening, grand opening, open house or anything, and I feel like we’re sometimes a kept secret in town,” Rodrigue said. “People think that, ‘Oh, I can only go in there if I need to buy 48 T-shirts or if I need trophies.’ That relaunch was to show people that you could actually come in and just shop.”

The bags for its new “Work Hard Play Harder” line are manufactured at its Westminster Street headquarters, with the smallest backpack style named after his 9-month-old grandson, Benny.

“He’s a smaller version of everyone else so (it fit),” Rodrigue said.

The line also includes printed and embroidered sweatshirts, T-shirts and active wear. The most popular T-shirt design: the Work Hard Play Harder logo next to a wine glass.

“Everyone seems to know somebody who likes to drink wine,” he said.

Quick hits about business comings, goings and happenings. Have a Buzzable tip? Contact staff writer Kathryn Skelton at 689-2844 or [email protected]


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