Show Notes

Air Date: 12/10/2019

About the guest:

Julene Gervais, Producer and Host of Greenlight Maine
Julene Gervais, Producer and Host of Greenlight Maine

Julene Gervais began her career after completing her master’s degree from Emerson College and undergrad at Boston College.

Her first job was at WECT-TV, an NBC affiliate in Wilmington, North Carolina. In 1996, Gervais moved to Maine and became an anchor/reporter at WAGM-TV in Presque Isle before moving on to WLBZ-TV NEWSCENTER MAINE in Bangor and WGME-TV Channel 13 in Portland.

Gervais owned and operated three restaurants with husband George Gervais until she was recruited by the pharmaceutical industry where she went on to become a senior business sales executive for several Fortune 500 companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca and now Johnson & Johnson.

Gervais is also the producer and host of Greenlight Maine—taking all transitional skills and putting them together to help the great state of Maine build its economy.

In the episode:

3:36 – Julene shares how she thought she was going to be a teacher but had always had a public-speaking passion that lead to her career.

6:54 – If she had it to do over, Julene says she would have moved to Maine sooner.

9:30 – Julene talks about how vital social media is to businesses in this day and age.

11:34 – Julene explains how she has handled the obstacles she has faced in her career.

17:03 – Nancy asks Julene about going through The Marshall Plan® process for Greenlight Maine.

18:28 – Julene shares how much people can learn about Maine and its entrepreneurial ecosystem from watching Greenlight Maine.

23:20 – Julene talks about the Greenlight Maine community, including their audience, businesses and partners.

26:51 – Julene shares that building Greenlight Maine’s network is her way of giving back to the state of Maine.

31:15 – Julene gives a few examples of resources she has found helpful.

34:23 – Nancy and Julene talk about Nancy’s Marketing Minutes airing throughout season five of Greenlight Maine.

35:14 – Julene tells listeners to follow your passion, do what you love and don’t listen to people who tell you you can’t.

37:01 – Julene tells the story of how she and Nancy met.


“A rising tide lifts all boats. We are in this all together.” —  Julene Gervais, Producer and Host of Greenlight Maine



Twitter: @GreenlightMaine

Instagram: @greenlightmaine



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Finance Authority of Maine

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Department of Economic and Community Development

Maine International Trade Center

Maine Technology Institute


Thomas College

Harold Alfond® Institute for Business Innovation

Husson University

New England School of Communications

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