Norm Dickinson
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  • Lewiston/Auburn, Maine Area
Member Since: 2012/08/15
Industry: Computer & IT
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Professional Background
Member
Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce
2011 – Present
I have a dual membership. I belong to the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce as a part of Combined Management, and also maintain a separate membership for TQF.US Computer Services, aka The Maine Guru (http://www.maineguru.com).
Chief Operating Officer
Combined Management, Inc
September 2001 – Present
Combined Management offers a variety of HR-related outsourcing services to Maine-based employers ranging from payroll to HR, workers' compensation and employee benefits. Combined Management takes over the transactional side of these challenging areas for small and medium business clients and allows them to focus on what they do best - running and expanding their business - while outsourcing the details of having employees to dedicated professionals who specialize in these areas.
Owner
TQF.US Computer Services
January 1992 – Present
Statewide advanced computer services including hardware and software integration and troubleshooting, power protection, data and disaster recovery, installation and diagnostics. Partners with AMD, APC, Asus, Intel, Microsoft, Ontrack Kroll and others. A+ rating at Better Business Bureau and member of the Upper Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce. Not currently accepting new clients.
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Education
Kennebec Valley Community College
Computer Science
Electronic Health Record Consultant
2012 – 2012
Kennebec Valley Community College
Associate
Computer Science
2009 – 2011
Kennebec Valley Community College
Certificate
Computer Science
2009 – 2010
Kennebec Valley Community College
Associate
Industrial Electrical / Electronics Technology
1992 – 1994
Lawrence High School
High School Diploma
College Preparation
1979 – 1984
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Full Biography

Norm is the Chief Operating Officer of Combined Management, Inc. in Lewiston, Maine. Combined Management was created to help businesses solve challenges that come from having employees. We help by lowering costs and reducing liability on employment issues such as compliance, human resources, benefits, workers compensation, unemployment, payroll, risk management and employee retention. Find out more at http://www.combinedmanagement.com.

Also a veteran IT Guru, with over 30 years of experience, helping people make sense of their high tech environment. Norm has helped thousands of people with their computer problems. Norm currently supports the entire IT infrastructure of a few loyal clients,

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Current: Level 13
Norm needs 19,699 points to level up.
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