“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.
New Ventures Maine has hired Alicia LaFosse of Bath as a microenterprise specialist who will advise existing and new small business owners in planning, developing management tools, and practicing entrepreneurial skills. She will be based at the UMA Lewiston-Auburn Center.
An executive leadership transition—the first for New Ventures Maine since its inception—was an historic and significant moment this year. As we continued to provide services for participants through the shifting circumstances of the pandemic, we renewed focus on NVME systems and staffing to make a bigger impact for underserved populations and those most affected by the pandemic.
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.
New Ventures Maine has an immediate opening for two full-time Small Business Advisors to join the microenterprise team.