As Gilda Nardone moves into retirement and Janet Smith begins guiding New Ventures Maine staff and programs day-to-day, they share perspectives on the new year, traits to keep handy in 2022, mentorship, and new year’s resolutions.
Gilda Nardone has been named the 2021 recipient of the Merle Nelson Women Making A Difference Award by New Ventures Maine (NVME).
unexpected challenges and transform their lives. To mark her retirement, family, friends and colleagues gathered on December 8 at the Senator Inn in Augusta to celebrate and to welcome in a new phase for Gilda and the organization she dedicated 43 years to building and growing in all its manifestations: Displaced Homemakers; Women, Work, and Community; and New Ventures Maine.
BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development Magazine Features Gilda Nardone.
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.
A joyous gathering to be held in Gilda Nardone’s honor will be held at the Senator Inn in Augusta on Wednesday, December 8, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. to celebrate Gilda’s 43 years as executive director.
Venturing Forth: Business Planning for Entrepreneurs is a twelve-week class for new entrepreneurs and existing business owners. This fall, NVME adapted the class for online delivery and attracted entrepreneurs from across the state.
Millions of American families are eligible for the Advance Child Tax Credit through the American Rescue Plan. It is not necessary to be a tax filer to claim the credit. NVME, CA$H Maine, Maine Equal Justice and other organizations are reaching out to communities across Maine to help families claim the credit.
New Ventures Maine’s new class, Next Steps: Work & Life Beyond the Pandemic, is now open for registration. The class will be offered online at no cost beginning in mid-September.
Madalyn Shircliff, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, is joining the New Ventures Maine team.