We are excited to announce the winner of our fall 2017 Marketing Mini-Grant competition for small businesses in Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford counties.
Congratulations Lincey Viel and Arthlin Jewelry!
The fall 2017 Marketing Mini-Grant was awarded to Arthlin Jewelry LLC of Auburn, Maine. Arthlin Jewelry was selected from a strong group of applicants throughout the western Maine region. Criteria for the contest included gross revenue criteria and having five or fewer employees. We are thankful for a partnership with Norway Savings Bank to provide funding support for this mini-grant.
Arthlin Jewelry is owned and operated by Lincey Viel. Founded in 2011, Arthlin Jewelry produces handcrafted chokers and jewelry made from leather, lace, velvet, rhinestones and other materials. They source 95% of their product materials and packaging in the United States and manufacture all of their products in a small studio in Auburn. They sell their products on their own website, arthlin.com as well as Etsy and Amazon. In June 2017, Arthlin Jewelry was also awarded the SCORE Success Award for woman-owned business in the State of Maine.
How Will the Funds be Used?
The funds from the New Ventures Maine Marketing Mini-Grant will be used towards elements of their marketing plan, including social media advertising and production of other promotional materials.
How do I Apply for a Marketing Mini-Grant?
The application for the next round of Marketing Mini-Grant awards will be in the May of 2018. Stay tuned for more info.