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WATERVILLE — Amber Lambke, founder and CEO of Maine Grains Inc. is to speak during a leadership luncheon Thursday, June 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Amici’s Cucina, 137 Main St.

The leadership luncheon is co-hosted by Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and KV Connect.

Lambke will share her vision for the future of growth in the organic grains community, her notable entrepreneurial path and lifelong experiences that propelled her to her current position.

Maine Grains products are carried by specialty food stores and used by bakeries, breweries, and chefs throughout the Northeast.

She also is the founding director of the nonprofit Maine Grain Alliance whose flagship event, the Kneading Conference, draws hundreds of attendees from around the world each year and has spawned countless similar conferences.

A driving force behind Maine’s sustainable foods movement, Lambke has worked with local business leaders and community members to successfully bring the cultivation and processing of grains back to the northeast. Her efforts have generated a broader understanding and appreciation of the flavor, nutrition, economic and environmental value of freshly-milled, organic grains.

The luncheon will cost $20 per person for members, and $25 at the door and for nonmembers. Lunch is included with the reservation.

To register for this event, email [email protected], visit or call 207-873-3315.

Leadership luncheon sponsors are Kennebec Savings Bank and Central Maine Growth Council.

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