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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 two full-time Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers for August 2021 – July 2022. Positions are available in two UMA locations: 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 college and career …

Supporting Encore Entrepreneurs

Our Microenterprise Specialists have supported over 200 encore entrepreneurs exploring self-employment opportunities through the AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ program. The AARP Foundation has provided support for NVME to deliver the program in Maine since 2016. Older adults joining the program assess their skills, gain knowledge, and connect with resources to make an informed decision about starting a business. In addition to attending the workshop, participants receive a self-paced workbook 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, …

Growing the Next Generation of Women in Trades

New Ventures Maine has been partnering with the Maine Department of Transportation, Maine’s Department of Education‘s Career and Technical Education programs, and the Maine Community College system for many years to provide Totally Trades! Conferences for 8th-12th grade girls, pursuing or interested in exploring, nontraditional trade and technology careers.  In the fall of 2021, the conference transitioned to a virtual career week and this spring, virtual sessions will be offered …

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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 …

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