NVME has announced the winners of the statewide Fall 2023 Marketing Mini-Grant Competition. Six winners, in six regions across Maine, will receive cash grants of $1,000 awarded through a competitive application process.
Martin Woods Farm in Starks is the NVME Marketing Mini-Grant awardee from Central Maine. The family-friendly farm is open every day for visitors and features horseback riding, farm-raised and value-added foods, agritourism, mobile vending, and musical events.
New Ventures Maine recently announced winners of their Fall 2023 Marketing Mini-Grant competition. The Midcoast Maine region winner is Tandem Glass in Dresden, owned by Terrill Waldman and Charlie Jenkins.
Each artist designs and creates unique, contemporary hand-blown glassware and lighting. Their mission is to create durable, useful work that brings joy and ease to everyday living.
The Northern Maine region winner is The Shamrock Café in Houlton, owned by Susan Richards. The restaurant offers breakfast and lunch, party platters, and take-and-bake meals, such as casseroles and calzones.
Axe Women Loggers of Maine (Alissa Wetherbee, owner) is the NVME Marketing Mini-Grant awardee in the Northern Maine/Downeast region for Fall 2023. Axe Women Loggers of Maine is a team of professional timber sports athletes.
The Western Maine region winner is LiteracyTech app, ReMo, of Lewiston, founded by Michelle DeBlois (CEO), Peter Janett (CTO), and Kathryn Lariviere. ReMo is a web-based application that empowers educators and students in grades 4-12 around reading.
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.
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.