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Continue your education and become a better leader. BRLI offers amazing opportunities to interact with local businesses and organizations, as well as traditional leadership training. Learn from experienced teachers and successful leaders in our community.



Always keep learning and improving. BRLI will expand your leadership skills and help you grow as a person. Progress is a moving target, and you always need to keep adapting. Continue your personal evolution with BRLI.



Our community needs strong leaders like you. We are dedicated to developing future leaders to keep our area moving forward. Let BRLI help you become an even more effective leader, and help guide the Bangor region into the future!

What is BRLI?

A Unique Approach to Leadership

BRLI offers a unique extended course that focuses on local businesses. You will be exposed to successful local leaders, and learn valuable lessons that are specific to our region. BRLI combines classroom exercises with field trips to see how leadership principles are applied in the real world.

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The Nonprofit Partnership is a critical component to the BRLI experience. It helps participants grow and put their leadership skills to use while making an impact on nonprofits that are integral to the community.

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Laugh-In Comedy Night: Presented by BRLI

Mar 9th 7:00 pm - Mar 9th 10:00 pm

Laugh-In Comedy Night: Presented by BRLI

Hilton Garden Inn - Bangor Maine
250 Haskell Rd
Bangor, ME  04401

Who doesn’t need a good laugh in March in Maine?

We are very excited to bring you a fun-filled evening of hilarious stand-up comedy, with headliner: Johnny Ater. Life-long local and arguably Maine’s funniest, down-home comedian, Johnny Ater offers up hilarious and honest stories about life, family, relationships, work, and his colorful local friends, which he brings to life on stage for all to meet.

Ater is not a bitter, self-hating comic, he’s vulnerable and embraces his uncool persona, which makes you embrace your own at the same time, winning over every audience, through communal fear of our collective and eminent nerdiness. THAT will make you laugh, BUT it’s his rubber face that you’ll be talking about for days after seeing his performance. Johnny has the ability contort his face in ways that will make you hysterical. He’s your goofy brother, your dorky Dad, your silly Grandpa, but after a show with him, he’ll just feel like “Johnny, your funny best friend”.

Tuck Tucker will be our opening act. Tuck is by far one of the funniest Comics to come out of New England in the last decade. Combine his verbal wit and physical comedy and you have a recipe for falling off your chair funny.

Tuck loves to visit his growing up years in his brand of humor or shares all of his job experience previously working at a funeral home, but this guy’s no dead beat. You can most often find him at his home club working out new material in Portland, Maine; but Tuck travels the countryside from New England to Los Angeles making people laugh their butts off.

The LAUGH IN will be hosted by Jeremy White and MC’d by Bob Potts.

Tickets are $20 and includes hors d’oeuvre and appetizers. A cash bar will be available. Doors open at 6:30pm. There will be a live auction as well as raffle items! Click the link to reserve your tickets Call (207) 947-0307 for more details.

All proceeds will benefit Bangor Region Leadership Institute (BRLI), an intensive leadership program designed to enhance the creativity and vitality of communities throughout the Bangor Region.
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