Air date: Saturday, June 14
Guest: Mike Duguay
Host: Steve Woods (Stevoe)
Studio Contributor Debi Davis
Executive Producer: Shannon Maguire
Director of Business Development at Summit Natural Gas of Maine Michael “Mike” Duguay grew up in Fairfield, Maine. Duguay is a University of New Hampshire graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Community Development. Stevoe and Duguay discussed what the average room temperature setting should be for maximum comfort, as well as the benefits of natural gas for residential or business locations.
Prior to Summit Natural Gas, Duguay served as the director of economic development for the City of Augusta. In his role, he provided direct services to businesses ranging from government liaison assistance to incentive packages. Responsible for creating and implementing economic growth strategies for the City of Augusta.
Duguay has also served as the executive director of the Mid-Coast Council for Business Development (MCBD) in Brunswick, Maine. At MCBD, he managed a 501c (4) private development corporation that served Brunswick, Bath and Topsham and that was tasked with business attraction, business expansion, business retention and business lending. Duguay also served as a business development specialist with the State of Maine’s Department of Economic and Community Development.
Started in 1997 by Mike Minkos and Tim Johnston, Summit Natural Gas of Maine is a subsidiary of Summit Utilities, Inc. Headquartered in Augusta, Summit Natural Gas of Maine has already installed more than 130 miles of pipeline in central Maine which will create more than 400 jobs by building a natural gas pipeline to serve 15,000 homes and businesses in the Kennebec Valley within five years. Additionally, they plan to install nearly 250 miles of pipeline in Cumberland, Falmouth, and Yarmouth creating an estimated 200 jobs, which will serve about 8,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the three towns over the next five years.