40th Anniversary Celebration

Cheers to 40 Years!

Our sincere thanks to everyone who participated in and contributed to our 40th Anniversary celebration at UNE on November 14th!  In addition to a lovely venue, good food, and music by VIVA & the Reinforcements, we were pleased to share a timeline of our 4 decades, showcase story banners of our graduates, premier our new video Changing Lives: New Ventures Maine at 40, and present the 2019 Merle Nelson Women Making a Difference Award to Barbara Trafton.  The evening ended with a giving challenge for our Funds for the Future campaign introduced by Mary Allen Lindemann of Coffee By Design and several lucky recipients of gift baskets of products and services contributed by NVME entrepreneurs from around the state.  Thank you for celebrating 40 years of empowering Maine people with us!

Below is a sampling of photographs from the event; other photos can be accessed here.

Photos by Mouse Island Creatives

Video by Pica and Rachel Epperly Film & Photo

Thank you to our sponsors:

Investor Level Sponsors:

Coffee By Design Logo
Coffee By Design

Partner Level Sponsor:

Norway Savings Bank Logo
Norway Savings Bank

Supporter Level Sponsor:

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Hardypond Construction