The Women’s Business Center at CEI: Rural Maine

The Rural Maine Program serves entrepreneurs starting or growing a business in the following counties: Androscoggin, Aroostook, Franklin,Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Oxford,  Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, Washington, Somerset; and the island communities of Knox County.

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Staff

Betty Gensel: Rural Maine Program Director, Certified Business Advisor
165 Front Street, Farmington, ME 04938
Telephone: (207) 778-6529
Email: betty.gensel@ceimaine.org

Ruth Cash-Smith, Downeast/Virtual Certified Business Advisor
7 Ames Way Machias, Maine 04654
Telephone: (207) 255-0983
Fax: (207) 255-4987
Email: ruth.Cash-Smith@ceimaine.org

Click here for an interview with Ruth Cash-Smith, Certified Business Advisor

In addition to the physical office locations below, an important component of our services is working with clients at a distance.  Virtual advising is offered by phone and computer.

LOCATIONS

Farmington
Telephone: (207) 778-6529
Counselor: Betty Gensel
Counselor Email: betty.gensel@ceimaine.org
Office Location: 165 Front St., Farmington, ME 04938

Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 to 5:00 or by appointment.   Please call for an appointment prior to coming in.

Machias
Telephone: (207) 255-0983
Counselor: Ruth Cash-Smith
Counselor Email: Ruth.Cash-Smith@ceimaine.org
Office Location: 7 Ames Way Machias, Maine 04654

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 5:00 or by appointment.  Please call for an appointment prior to coming in.

Augusta
Telephone: (207) 778-6529
Counselor: Betty Gensel
Counselor Email: betty.gensel@ceimaine.org

Hours: By appointment

Lewiston
Telephone: (207) 778-6529
Counselor: Betty Gensel
Counselor Email: betty.gensel@ceimaine.org
Office Location: 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston, ME 04240

Hours: By appointment


Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.

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