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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 three full-time Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers for August 2021 – July 2022. Positions are available in three UMA locations: the Augusta campus, 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 …

Spotlight on UMA Student and CA$H Volunteer – Leah Kovitch

In preparation for this tax season, New Ventures Maine collaborated with the University of Maine at Augusta’s Accounting Program, Colby College’s Center for Civic Engagement, and other Maine colleges to recruit students as volunteer tax preparers for CA$H Maine’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites. Leah Kovitch was not new to tax preparation when she joined CA$H Maine’s volunteer team. Alongside her volunteer work, Leah works as a professional tax preparer, …

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Totally Trades! Remains Virtual This Spring

Totally Trades! Conferences are an opportunity for 8th grade and high school girls to explore high demand, high wage careers in trades and technology and to connect them to education opportunities through Maine’s Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs, Community College (MCCS), and University of Maine System (UMS) campuses throughout the state. This spring, because of space restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hands-on conferences will again be offered …

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

Five Session Career Class Offered

Five Session Career Class Offered

Are you interested in learning more about what career best fits you? Maybe you’re transitioning out of a job that no longer works for your lifestyle, family, or goals. Whether you’re just starting out or ready to change career fields, New Ventures Maine can give you the tools you need to take the next step. Our upcoming class, My Next Career Move, will prompt you to think about what kind …

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 …

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