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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 …

2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Below is a visual flipbook of New Ventures Maine 2019 Annual Report. For a text-only accessible version, click here: Accessible Version 2019 Annual Report

Work For Yourself@50+

New Ventures Maine has launched an initiative, Work for Yourself@50+ Taking the Next Step to support low and moderate-income adults, age 50 and up, as they explore self-employment and develop businesses. Taking the Next Step builds upon the exploration of self-employment through AARP Foundation’s Work for Yourself@50+ curriculum and provides individualized assessment, advising, and business training to entrepreneurs ready to implement their business ideas. NVME provides ongoing support, referrals and resources for “encore entrepreneurs” as they move forward …

Five Session Career Class Offered

Five Session Career Class Offered

Are you interested in learning more about what career best fits you? Maybe you’re transitioning out of a job that no longer works for your lifestyle, family, or goals. Whether you’re just starting out or ready to change career fields, New Ventures Maine can give you the tools you need to take the next step. Our upcoming class, My Next Career Move, will prompt you to think about what kind …

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 …

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