Free Classes to Begin December 3rd in Brunswick
By Betsy Biemann and Keith Bisson — published in the Opinion section of the Bangor Daily News, November 4, 2018
2018 Marks the 30th Anniversary of H.R. 5050
The following article appeared in Nonprofit Quarterly on October 16, 2018.
October 15, 2018 – Bangor, Maine – Mobile Price Card, Inc (MPC) is revolutionizing the way cellular retailers price and merchandize their products. CEO Chad O’Leary announced today that it closed its Series A round of financing led by Maine Venture Fund (MVF) with participation by CEI Ventures, Inc. (CVI).
CEI is joining a diverse array of partners that believe that there is an opportunity for Maine to lead in the clean energy economy. Because we are so close to our environment, Mainers see the impacts of a changing climate in their everyday lives. Committing to a clean energy future not only gives us something we can do in our communities to benefit the environment, it also opens the door to new jobs and investment at a time when many rural communities are undergoing tough economic transitions.
Brunswick, Maine, August 14, 2018—Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) announced today that it has received strong ratings for its fund management from Aeris, the independent rating and information service for community investment funds. CEI received a four-star impact management rating with Policy Plus and AA- financial strength and performance rating. Aeris provides comprehensive assessments of a community investment fund’s financial strength, performance and impact management.
Financing supports timberland purchase; introduction of new safe-logging technology
Anna Barnes, Bowdoin College (2020) “I am working with Keith Bisson, President of CEI, on an assessment of CEI’s internal environmental impact. I’m researching best practices and creating a baseline of CEI’s environmental footprint, looking at metrics such as greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste production. I will also be developing a tracking tool that allows CEI to visualize its environmental impact, set goals for improvement and benchmark its future performance against the base year. This work will help CEI reaffirm its commitment to promoting a green economy and set an example by documenting its status as an environmentally responsible organization.”
June 25, 2018 – Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), which helps to grow good jobs, environmentally sustainable enterprises, and shared prosperity in Maine and rural regions across the country, announced that Catherine Godschalk, Beth Mattingly, Justin Maxson, and Stewart Smith have been named to its board of directors. In addition, Christa Velasquez has been elected to serve as chair, and Susan Hammond has been elected to serve as vice chair of the board of directors. Erin Cooperrider, who has served as Chair for the past year, is stepping down from the Board. Erin joined CEI’s board in 2010.