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Take Care of Yourself in Your Job Search Journey

Written by Melinda Wildes, Midcoast Workforce Specialist  Take a deep breath. Your job search is a process that requires tremendous focus, energy, and centering. So many times, we default to “panic mode” when it is most counter-productive! Life is a long journey on a winding road, not a short race on a straight course, and so is this part of your life journey. Prepare for the Journey As with any …

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Marketing Mini-Grant Awarded in Southern Maine

Congratulations to Pristine Cleaning Co. Tyler Pendleton, Owner of Pristine Cleaning Co., has been selected as our spring 2018 Marketing Mini-Grant recipient in Southern Maine! Mini-Grants Funds Tyler is planning to use the Marketing Mini-Grant to develop a targeted digital marketing campaign. His goals are to expand his customer base, which in turn will create more jobs within his company. About the Mini-Grant Program The goal of the program is to strengthen access …

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Talking to Kids About Money

Written by Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau, Northern Region Workforce Specialist and Regional Manager  When I was young, we did not talk about money in our house. Many parents do not want to burden their children with concern about money. A lot of people have learned from their own experiences that money, even within a family structure, is a forbidden topic. It is difficult for children to understand why they cannot have everything that they …

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Marketing Mini-Grant Awarded in Aroostook County

Congratulations to First Mile Brewing Co. in Fort Kent for being selected as our spring 2018 Marketing Mini-Grant Recipient in Aroostook County! A Nano-brewery, their mission is to provide fresh, locally produced, crushable craft beer to the St. John Valley. Patrons can enjoy one of their custom brews in the onsite taproom. Eight different tap lines serve up a beer style suited to a variety of palates. The $500 in …

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Celebrating Eloise Vitelli & Our New Enterprise Fund

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, we celebrated the retirement of our long-time staff member, Eloise Vitelli.  The event commemorated her 38 years of leadership and dedication to helping Maine people find economic security. In honor of her commitment and contributions, we also announced the establishment of the New Ventures Maine Enterprise Fund, with generous support from the Bill and Joan Alfond Foundation and The Cosmopolitan Club of Bath. As Sally Davis …

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Gender and Career Choice

Written by Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau, Northern Region Workforce Specialist and Regional Manager  Gender and My Career Path As a young woman or young man, or even as a child, do you remember what kinds of jobs interested you? Where did your ideas about jobs and work come from? I worked on a farm starting in the 6th grade until I finished high school. Yet, as I grew older, my thoughts about my …

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NVME Receives Two Grants

We are pleased to announce that we have received two new grants from the Maine Community Foundation (MCF) and Maine Women’s Fund (MWF)! These grants will support our financial education and asset building program.   Maine Community Foundation: Celia Lipton Farris and Victor W. Farris Foundation Home Community Grant   This grant will help us expand outreach and services to New Mainer immigrant communities in the following parts of Maine: Augusta/Waterville Lewiston/Auburn Greater Portland This …

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Be Resourceful with Your Money

Written by Sherrie Brann, Central Region Workforce Specialist Have you been looking for websites or apps to help you reach your money goals? The following websites are dedicated to doing just that! In this article, you will find trustworthy and free online tools that can help you set and reach savings goals.   Money Website for Everyone America Saves Set a savings goal and get tips to help you reach …

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How Can I Tap the Hidden Job Market?

Written by Chris Davis, Western Region Workforce Specialist Networking – Using Our Connections Roughly, seven out of ten people got their new job last year through networking. Oddly, many of these jobs weren’t posted. Defined as hidden, the only way to access these jobs is by connecting with people. Any guesses about what a forest has to do with it? Trees build network connections as little saplings through an underground …

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Celebrate your Mom in May 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. This tasty coffee is a wonderful addition to your Mother’s Day …

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