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, …

CA$H Maine, a Partner of New Ventures Maine, Will Be Offering Free Virtual Tax Services

CA$H Maine, a Partner of New Ventures Maine, Will Be Offering Free Virtual Tax Services

To ensure the safety of tax filers, volunteers, and staff CA$H Maine will be limiting in person contact by offering taxes at a distance. We will be partnering with GetYourRefund to provide a fully online service. Depending on the location, tax filers may also have the option to have their materials scanned and their taxes will be prepared by our IRS tax law certified volunteer tax preparers off-site. CA$H Maine …

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 …

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New Ventures Maine Announces New AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers

New Ventures Maine (NVME) is pleased to announce two new AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers joining us this year as Campus Compact College Access and Success Coordinators.  Kate Ruehle will be based on the Augusta Campus of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA), and Molly Cassidy will be based on the Bangor Campus of UMA.  Both will working with NVME and UMA staff and faculty and community partners to coordinate financial …

Mid-Coast Marketing Mini-Grant Winner Announced

Mid-Coast Marketing Mini-Grant Winner Announced

New Ventures Maine Midcoast Center awards Minigrant- June 2020 The Midcoast Center for New Ventures Maine awarded a marketing minigrant in the amount of $1,000.00 to CeCe Camacho.  Her business, prune is an organizing and lifestyle company helping people make space for what matters most in their lives. Services include coaching sessions/packages to help clients cultivate a mindful pruning practice in order to pare down and (re)organize and (re)design their …

Building Resilience in Maine’s Small Businesses

Many of our small business participants were impacted by COVID-19. Our Microenterprise Specialists provided resources through individual and small group advising sessions. We moved quickly to offer more business classes online and were proactive in connecting entrepreneurs to available SBA assistance programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), as appropriate. NVME continues to provide tools and support for business …

Supporting the Economic Security of Low-Income Families during COVID-19

For the safety of tax filers, staff, volunteers, and communities, the 10 CA$H Maine Coalitions (cashmaine.org) closed in-person tax sites mid-March and quickly moved to develop new options for people still needing to have their taxes prepared. Our priorities included providing quality service, maintaining physical safety, and protecting tax filers’ information shared virtually while continuing to comply with IRS guidelines. Tax filers able to do their taxes online on their …

Southern Region Marketing Mini-Grant Recipients Announced

New Ventures Maine’s (NVME) marketing mini-grant program continues to help small businesses put their best foot forward through the funding of professional, effective marketing materials and projects. This year, NVME made mini-grants of up to $1000 across the state to help entrepreneurs promote their businesses through targeted marketing projects.  In our last funding cycle in the Southern Region (Cumberland and York Counties) Rachel Knight, owner of Destination Occupation and Molly …

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