The Southern Maine region mini-grant winner is The Whole Almond of South Portland, owned by Myranda McGowan. The Whole Almond produces plant-based dairy products, nut butters, and baked goods using sustainable and zero-waste practices and using local ingredients whenever available.
NVME Honors Senator Eloise Vitelli with 2023 Merle Nelson Women Making A Difference Award at 45th Anniversary Celebration
“This is an honor and a privilege. And I’m just so humbled to be here tonight to receive this award…I am so proud of every single one of the entrepreneurs that have been touched by the New Ventures training program over the years.”
New Ventures Maine is pleased to welcome three new staff members to the microenterprise team: Oyebanjo Ogunlela, Dion Olmstead, and Destin DeCambre. These three small business advisors join a strong team of experienced instructors, coaches, and business owners that is ready to serve existing and would-be entrepreneurs across the state.
NVME is hiring two full-time microenterprise specialists–one in Bangor and one in Presque Isle–to join our team!
New Ventures Maine has hired Elaine Thomas as Microenterprise Development Program Manager. In addition to guiding the statewide program team, Elaine will teach and work directly with entrepreneurs in Southern Maine as a small business advisor.
New Ventures Maine workforce specialists offer guidance on four areas of self-care to help class participants take care of themselves during the process of changing jobs, making it a positive process.
NVME is hiring a microenterprise development program manager to guide our small business development work statewide.
New Ventures Maine recently hired Rebecca Lux Soc as administrative specialist, based in the Augusta office. Rebecca supports staff across the organization, responds to participant inquiries, and assists with data collection, reporting, bookkeeping and many other tasks that help the office run smoothly.
Now in its 20th year, CA$H Maine is comprised of 50 non- and for-profit partners working together to help empower Maine individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability.
Executive Director of 43 Years, Gilda Nardone, to Retire; Janet Smith, Longtime Staff Member, is Hired for Leadership Role
New Ventures Maine (NVME) Western Region Manager and Statewide Asset Manager Janet Smith was chosen through an extensive search to succeed Gilda Nardone as she retires after 43 years of service as NVME’s executive director.