Three Legislators Attend Graduation of Saco New Ventures Class

The state legislators, Sen. Justin Alfond (D-Portland), Rep. Mary Nelson (D-Falmouth), and Rep. Alan Casavant (D-Biddeford), listened to many of the business plan presentation and offered words of encouragement to the class of fourteen. The event marked the finish of a 60-hour entrepreneurship training course that helps budding entrepreneurs develop a complete business plan. The course was facilitated by Gigi Guyton, Microenterprise Coordinator for WWC’s Southern Region.

In the photo, left to right: Melissa Rivera of lalo Boutique, Sally Lehtinen of The Essential Touch, Sen. Justin Alfond, Karen Wyman of Soft Landings, Emily Eschner of The Sage Organizer, Mary Stockmeyer of A Helping Hand LLC, Willow Femmechild of Create A Life You Love, Courtney Bird of Sky Parlor Clothing, and Gigi Guyton of Women, Work and Community.

ClassDateProgram AreaLocationRegion
Exploring Self-Employment2023-12-13 December 13, 2023Start a BusinessONLINE DaytimeStatewide
Grow Your Business Online2023-08-01 August 01, 2023
(ends December 31, 2023)
Start a BusinessOnline AnytimeStatewide