Gilda Nardone NVME Executive Director & Mary Allen Linemann owner of Coffee by Design

Celebrate your Mom with “My Mom’s Coffee”

  In honor of Mother’s Day, New Ventures Maine and Coffee by Design have proclaimed May to be Mothers’ Month!   “My Mom’s Coffee,” a delicious limited edition blend created for New Ventures Maine, combines peak and dark roasted Central and South American coffees.  It has a rich and nutty flavor with sweet notes of caramel and just a hint of smoke…a tasty coffee that will compliment your Mother’s Day celebration! Give a …

Women Making a Difference Award 2015

Women Making a Difference Award given to Mary Allen Lindemann for Public Service   AUGUSTA, Maine Mary Allen Lindemann of Coffee By Design, a Portland based company, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Merle Nelson Women Making a Difference Award by the Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community (WWC).  The award was presented at a reception held for legislators and donors Thursday, February 12, 2015, at the …

From Cheering to Participating: Maine Eye Center

You  never know when a spectator might get bitten by the competitive bug. Just ask a few employees from Maine Eye Center (MEC) – which now has two teams competing in this year’s REV3 sheJAMs All Women’s Olympic Triathlon in OOB on Aug. 24th, 2014. While cheering on their co-workers Jennifer Lummis (swimmer), Maria Barton (biker), and Lisa McCann (runner) of Team Maine Eye Center last year, Robin Silva and …

Run, Baby Run: It’s your life, it’s your business

Run, Baby Run: It’s your life, it’s your business

          By Eloise Vitelli As printed in the Bangor Daily News Entrepreneurs are known for their optimism and can-do attitudes. They see the possibilities and focus their energies on how to get to the goal line. Sometimes though, even the most positive, creative person can be dealt a blow that shakes their confidence and sets them on a different course. Julie Marchese is a breast cancer …

Leadership Circle Luncheon

This annual fall affair, initiated four years ago to thank WWC’s generous supporters, has bloomed larger each year.  At each luncheon, graduate speakers share their thoughts on the part WWC has played in their lives.  This year’s focus was our Career Development program area. Pictured clockwise from top right are: President of UMA Allyson Handley with WWC graduate Karen Garland-Kidder; WWC Advisory Council member Deirdre Wadsworth; WWC staff Janet Smith …

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 …

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 …

Workforce Training & Wages

WWC is working with the Maine Department of Labor, Center for Workforce Research and Information (CWRI) on a longitudinal study of employment and education outcomes for our program graduates. Early results for graduates of our career classes show — Graduating from a career class (Creating your Future and Career Exploration) has a positive effect on wages and employment. WWC services are reaching individuals at critical moments in their career. Quarterly …