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To make it easier for small business owners and their workers to get affordable health coverage, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) marketplace in every state. SHOP offers small businesses a simple way to find and buy health insurance coverage that meets the needs of employees and a company’s budget.
MLA May Directors Meeting
The MLA Board took a moment to honor Pat White, who passed away suddenly in mid-April. The family organized a beautiful service in York which was extremely well attended by Pat’s family, friends and colleagues from the lobster industry. MLA will honor Pat’s memory with a donation to the Alzheimer Foundation. Further, MLA will rename its annual Golden V-notch Award the Pat White Award.
Maine’s coastal waters are warmer than last year but not as warm as in 2012, according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, which has been tracking Gulf temperatures in an effort to predict when this year’s lobster season will begin. The temperature at 50-meter depths at four coastal buoys was approximately one degree C. warmer than normal in mid-April. Yet the month of May proved unusually cool.
Eat some tasty Pizza at Rudy’s of the Cape, sit down or take-out, and raise money for the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance. Funds raised go directly towards the MLCA’s Leadership Program for young leaders in the lobster industry. Find out more at www.rudysme.com or www.mlcalliance.org
These meetings quick look at the draft Ocean Plan and start to analyze what it might mean for communities.There will also be upcoming opportunities for public discussion of the draft, including public meetings in each New England state during the month of June.
Eat some tasty Pizza at Ottos! Sit down or take-out, or buy a gift card or t-shirt if you are not hungry! A portion of all sales goes towards the Maine Lobstermen’s Community Alliance. Funds raised go directly towards the MLCA’s Leadership Program for young leaders in the lobster industry. Find out more at www.ottoportland.com.