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Norway Savings Bank Awards Grants to Maine Businesses

Congratulations to New Ventures Maine (NVME) small business grantees from the Western, Midcoast, and Southern regions. Each of the featured businesses below have received Jobs for New England Recovery Grants of $5,000 each from Norway Savings Bank. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston recently awarded grants to banks through their Jobs for New England Initiative. The grants are for small businesses who were impacted negatively by the COVID-19 pandemic …

NVME Welcomes Communications and Development Manager, Jennifer DeJoy

New Ventures Maine (NVME) is pleased to welcome Jen DeJoy as Communications and Development Manager. Jen will help develop communications, marketing, fund development, and alumni engagement initiatives. She joins NVME after serving as college relations director at Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), where she guided a growing department and managed media relations, internal communications, and institutional publications.

Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Positions Available

Are you ready for an educational service experience in Maine? New Ventures Maine at the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) is recruiting for two full-time Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers for August 2021 – July 2022. Positions are available in two UMA locations: the Bangor campus, and the Saco Center (in the greater Portland area). We are seeking individuals to support current and prospective students on their way to college and career …

2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Below is a visual flipbook of New Ventures Maine 2019 Annual Report. For a text-only accessible version, click here: Accessible Version 2019 Annual Report

Work For Yourself@50+

New Ventures Maine has launched an initiative, Work for Yourself@50+ Taking the Next Step to support low and moderate-income adults, age 50 and up, as they explore self-employment and develop businesses. Taking the Next Step builds upon the exploration of self-employment through AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ curriculum and provides individualized assessment, advising, and business training to entrepreneurs ready to implement their business ideas. NVME provides ongoing support, referrals and resources for “encore entrepreneurs” as they move forward …

New Ventures Maine Midcoast Center Awards Mini Grant

The Midcoast Center for New Ventures Maine awarded a marketing mini grant in the amount of $1,000.00 to Apple Creek Farm in Bowdoinham.  The farm is a MOFGA certified, second generation organic farm operated by Abby Sadauckas and Jake Galle. Apple Creek Farm’s mission is to care for the land and the community through thoughtful stewardship. The farm produces certified organic, grass-fed beef, lamb and goat, as well as pasture-raised, …

New Ventures Maine Awards Two Aroostook County Marketing Mini Grants

New Ventures Maine, announced the winner of its Marketing Mini-grant competition for small businesses in Aroostook County. Two awardees were selected from a strong group of applicants throughout Aroostook County. A Sole in Knead, located at 99 North Street in Houlton received an award of $500. A Sole in Knead provides precise, knowledgeable, and therapeutic reflexology and massage services addressing the needs of our clients to a greater depth of …

Marketing Mini-grant Awarded in Western Region

Little Ridge Farm of Lisbon Falls Maine has been selected as New Ventures Maine’s fall 2020 Western Maine Marketing Mini-grant recipient. This business was the unanimous winner selected from a strong group of applicants from Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties. Little Ridge Farm was founded in 2007 by Keena Tracy. It is a certified organic farm with the mission of providing fresh healthful food for the community while maintaining healthy soils, …

Maine Voter Information & Upcoming Deadlines

The presidential election is now less than 2 weeks away! There are several ways that you can vote – early voting, absentee ballot, and in person at the polls. Here are some important deadlines and resources for Maine residents. Absentee Ballot: Absentee Ballot requests need to be received by October 29th. You can request or track the status of your Maine Absentee Ballot online at this link: Maine Absentee Ballot …

Totally Trades is going virtual!

With limits on group size and uncertainties of school schedules due to COVID-19, Totally Trades! workshops for 8th grade and high school girls to explore trade and technical careers are going virtual this fall. Beginning the week of October 19th, an interactive workshop featuring different industry sectors will be offered twice each day of the week—once in the morning and once in the evening: ·         Monday, 10/19           Bridge and Highway Building ·         Tuesday, 10/20          …