Women, Work, and Community Awards Downtown Dollars in Northern Maine

  Women, Work, and Community recently announced the winners of its Downtown Dollars marketing mini-grant competition for small businesses in Aroostook, Piscataquis, Washington, and Hancock counties.   The County Co-op and Farm Store on Main Street in Houlton received first prize of $400. The business is a consumer cooperative with more than 130 members operating a retail outlet open to the public. Their start-up in September 2014 included strong branding, …

Current opening: VISTA CA$H Maine Outreach and Research Assistant

Americorp/VISTA member wanted to assist CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings, and Hope) Maine and Women, Work, and Community in an initiative to improve the economic future and financial stability of low-income working families in Maine. The Americorp member will assist WWC and Coalition partners in this project to develop a sustained, connected and integrated set of strategies, tools, and services to support changes in behavior, raise new expectations about what is …

Women, Work, & Community helps small businesses begin (Bangor Daily News)

By David M. Fitzpatrick OF THE WEEKLY STAFF February is Entrepreneurship Month, so it’s a good time to consider that small business you’ve always wanted to start. There are many great resources for Maine people who aren’t sure where to start with their small-business dreams; one of those is Women, Work, & Community. Serving both men and women, this organization has helped people learn about getting into business for themselves …

Senate Candidates: Hear them at USM: on issues affecting Maine women and girls

A broad coalition of community organizations is hosting a forum to allow candidates for U.S. Senate an opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues that affect Maine women and girls, including economic security, freedom from violence, healthcare, and civil rights. Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012 Reception: 6:00pm to 7:00pm Candidates’ Forum: 7:00pm to 8:30pm Location: University of Southern Maine, Hannaford Hall, 88 Bedford St., Portland This event is free …

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Sarah Morehead Keynotes at Conference-Bangor September 22

Second Annual Fall Into Financial Fitness Conference Do You Worry About Money? Do You Wonder How You Can Save for Retirement? Does Your Credit Need Repair? PLEASE JOIN US to explore a wide variety of money topics! Keynote Speaker: Sarah Morehead, author of I HATE Money: Understanding Your Financial Attitude. Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012 Time: 8:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Place: UMA – Bangor Campus, Eastport Hall, 128 Texas …

Wendy Rose Retires

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – Yeats           The WWC Micro Team at Wendy’s Retirement Lunch. With over 25 years of dedicated service helping others find their path, Wendy Rose, WWC Senior Microenterprise Coordinator, will retire at the end of August. WWC staff gathered on Wednesday, August 22 for a fond farewell to Wendy. Thank you so …

WWC Welcomes New Advisory Council Members

WWC Welcomes New Advisory Council Members

Women, Work, and Community is pleased to announce four new members have joined their statewide Advisory Council:  Brenda Buck, Human Resource Manager for Time Warner Cable  New England; Gwendolyn DeCicco, Business Development Recruiter for Saint Joseph’s College; Stephanie Harp, Owner of HarpWorks Writing Services and a New Ventures graduate; Bonita Pothier, Key@Work Relationship Manager and Certified Financial Educator at KeyBank.  Muriel Mosher, Vice President for Government and Public Relations at …

Meet Peanut Saturday at the Heywood Kennel Open House – Augusta

“Peanut” was a shy little Alaskan husky when WWC graduates Lindy Howe and Kevin Quist first brought him home to Heywood Kennel Sled Dog Adventures. As the business of Heywood Kennel flourished, so did the little sled dog. He became the main leader for Heywood Kennel’s team in the Can Am 60 International Sled Dog Race in Fort Kent, Maine, leading the team over the finish line in front of …

Area businesses energizing My Mom’s Coffee campaign in Farmington

In Farmington, Wicked Gelato is selling bags of My Moms Coffee from Coffee by Design, along with a scrumptious gelato featuring the special blend. Other  businesses helping out the campaign with incentives have included Bass Hill Gardens and Gifts, Law Mountain Wreaths ‘N’ Bakery, Memories by Melissa, and The Chocolate Shoppe, Etc. Also part of the local effort: a  Mother’s-Day raffle where prizes included a woman’s haircut at Snippers, two …

All for Women 2nd Annual Conference

Yesterday, a bright, cloudless, eighty-degree Presque Isle day, WWC hosted its second annual All for Women leadership event. The energy at this packed-to-capacity, informative, day-long conference was great as participants got inspired, gained skills, and paid it forward in one synergistic celebration.  Another aspect was an impressive and satisfying balance between giving and receiving. Hurrah for Aroostook County women! In evidence was widespread and solid volunteer support of the conference …

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